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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 7:17 pm
A Kansas lawmaker says she will introduce legislation that would end the Legislature's practice of proposing bills without identifying the sponsors. The Kansas City Star reports more than 94% of bills passed in last year's session had no named sponsor. Lawmakers keep their names off bills by...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 7:07 pm
A Kansas woman who embezzled more than $200,000 from her Sedgwick County employer was sentenced to five years of probation and must make restitution. The Sedgwick County district attorney said Misty Leiker, 36, of Maize, was sentenced Wednesday for embezzling from ERI Solutions in Colwich. She...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 4:36 pm
A man accused of making a hoax emergency call that led to the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man has been returned to Kansas. Sedgwick County jail records show 25-year-old Tyler Barriss was booked into the jail Thursday on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, giving false alarm and...
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Ted Woodward
January 11, 2018 - 3:04 pm
Wichita police have made two arrests after at least four gang-related drive-by shootings in the city since Tuesday. Those drive-bys took place near 14th & Piatt; 23rd & Minnesota; east of 23rd & Grove; and on S. Mission near Lincoln & Woodlawn. Investigators identied two suspects in...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 2:02 pm
Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer raised more money than any candidate in the 2018 elections for governor, including Kris Kobach, who is generally considered the front-runner in the GOP race. Campaign finance reports show Colyer, a Republican, raised $632,068 in 2017. In campaign finance reports filed Wednesday...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 1:50 pm
A Kansas lawmaker plans to introduce legislation that would end the Legislature's practice of bills being proposed that do not publicly name the sponsor, but some lawmakers say it is unlikely to pass. Lawmakers can keep their names off bills by introducing them through committees. During last year'...
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KNSS News
January 11, 2018 - 1:36 pm
Several dogs and cats died in a Wichita house fire but two residents managed to escape with minor injuries. The Wichita Eagle reports firefighter responded Wednesday afternoon to the fire, which caused several small explosions in a garage. Medics treated two residents for minor injuries, but...
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January 11, 2018 - 1:33 pm
A winter storm is moving across Kansas, causing icy roads and cancellations as state officials warn drivers to stay off most roads. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning until noon for parts of central Kansas, with a winter weather advisory for east central, north central and...
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Dreamstime
January 11, 2018 - 1:30 pm
A Kansas woman who embezzled more than $200,000 from her Sedgwick County employer was sentenced to five years of probation and must make restitution. The Sedgwick County district attorney said 36-year-old Misty Leiker, of Maize, was sentenced Wednesday for embezzling from ERI Solutions in Colwich...
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