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December 01, 2016 - 10:40 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - USD 259 released a statement to parents of Truesdell Middle School on Thursday informing them that they had received reports that a student brought a gun to school. In part that statement read,"We received a report that a student brought a weapon to school on Wednesday and showed it...
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December 01, 2016 - 10:38 pm
MULVANE, Kan. - On Thursday the Mulvane school district released a statement saying they have confirmed at least one case of pertussis, or whooping cough, at Mulvane High School. The statement says they have informed the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Sedgwick County Health...
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December 01, 2016 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), spoke on the Senate floor Thursday in support of the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation to accelerate the discovery and development of new cures and treatments for rare disorders, cancer, Alzheimer’s and many other diseases impacting...
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December 01, 2016 - 3:31 pm
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Bethany College plans to offer free tuition to first-time freshmen who graduate from McPherson or Saline county high schools. The school in Lindsborg announced Thursday that the offer will begin in the fall 2017 semester and last five years. The scholarships are valued at more...
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December 01, 2016 - 3:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A former engineer for the Wyandotte County government has been charged with taking more than $17,000 in bribes. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall says in a news release Thursday that Willie D. Jones, 58, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Kansas. Prosecutors allege Jones...
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December 01, 2016 - 3:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Topeka Zoo is celebrating the birth of a Hoffmann's two-toed sloth. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the sloth named Newt was born Wednesday morning. Zoo staff hasn't determined Newt's gender. Zoo director Brendan Wiley says it's difficult to know a newborn sloth's gender...
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December 01, 2016 - 3:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An employee at Osawatomie State Hospital is suing the state of Kansas after she allegedly was raped at the institution. The federal lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges female employees at the hospital were sexually and verbally abused by male patients, creating a "sexually hostile...
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December 01, 2016 - 3:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas physician's assistant has pleaded guilty to breaking federal law while treating patients with Botox and another drug used cosmetically to prevent wrinkles. The U.S. attorney's office says in a news release that Joel Erskin, 53, of Garden City, admitted Thursday to one count...
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December 01, 2016 - 3:13 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Sedgwick County appears to have been a victim of theft. A payment to a Wichita company of over a half-million dollars was never received by the company. Records indicate the county made a payment of $566,000 on October 7, to Wichita construction company Cornejo & Sons. The...
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December 01, 2016 - 9:43 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas hit its new revenue projections for November, with tax collections exceeding estimates by $1.4 million. The report Thursday from the state Department of Revenue did not alter the state's budget picture. It still faces a projected shortfall of more than $345 million for the...
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