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March 15, 2018 - 6:12 pm
Kansas legislators have narrowly rejected a bill designed to protect the free-speech rights of college students over concerns that it hamper efforts to fight harassment on campus. The Senate vote Thursday on the measure was 20-20. The bill would prevent state universities from having codes that...
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March 15, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Security guards at a Leavenworth middle school will be carrying firearms beginning next week. The Leavenworth Board of Education voted Wednesday to buy the firearms and other equipment such as handcuffs and Tasers. The Leavenworth Times reports two retired law enforcement officers who work at...
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March 15, 2018 - 5:59 pm
The Kansas Highway Patrol says one person was killed and five others were injured in a crash that happened after one driver went the wrong way on Interstate 35. The crash happened Wednesday night just east of Ottawa. The patrol says a Chevy Suburban driven by a Kansas City, Kansas, man, 18, was...
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March 15, 2018 - 5:38 pm
A Kansas judge has declined to end a man's prison sentence four months early so he could be deported to Mexico to be with his ailing mother. Shawnee County District Judge Nancy Parrish on Wednesday reaffirmed the full sentence of Victor Anzua-Torres, 40. He was returned to his cell. Anzua-Torres...
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March 15, 2018 - 5:30 pm
A monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is likely to continue improving slowly in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says crop prices have improved a bit, but remain relatively weak. That's hurting business. The overall Rural Mainstreet...
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March 15, 2018 - 10:04 am
More than 400 people are now U.S. citizens following a naturalization ceremony at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park. WDAF-TV says people from 66 different countries participated in the program Wednesday. Among them was 24-year-old Gabriel Garay, a native of Bolivia. He says he...
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March 15, 2018 - 4:59 am
Wichita Northwest High School and Wichita Police are investigating a threat that was posted to social media Wednesday night. In a post on Northwest's Facebook page USD 259 said, "NWHS has received a threat on social media. We have involved WPD and are investigating. Tomorrow we will have additional...
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March 15, 2018 - 4:25 am
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for causing recurring flooding that damaged farms and property in four Midwest states along the Missouri River. The ruling Tuesday in Washington says the government must compensate farmers, landowners and business owners...
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March 14, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Wichita police were called to the scene of a bank robbery in Wichita. It happened around 5:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Bank of the West in the 700 block of N. West Street, near Central and West. Police released a photo of the suspect in the hopes someone will know who it is and provide...
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March 14, 2018 - 7:48 pm
The Kansas Senate has advanced a bill aimed at furthering free-speech protections for college students. But some critics worry that the measure given first-round approval Wednesday could have unintended consequences. Another, final vote is set for Thursday to determine whether the bill passes and...
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