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February 20, 2017 - 2:56 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita City Council plans to examine ways to improve or close several city pools during this week's council meeting. Up to nine city pools could be affected as part of the Aquatics Master Plan is considered. KSN News reports that the city council has three different options...
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February 20, 2017 - 2:49 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State has entered the Associated Press top 25 for the first time this season. The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one...
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February 20, 2017 - 2:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas lawmakers are considering legalizing medical marijuana for certain medical conditions. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the bill Monday. If it passes, Kansas would join 28 other states that have some type of medical marijuana program. Supporters say medical...
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February 20, 2017 - 2:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators are skeptical of estimates for projected savings in spending on public schools included in Gov. Sam Brownback's budget proposals. The debate over the numbers came as legislative committees had hearings Monday on proposals for elements of a new education funding...
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February 20, 2017 - 2:37 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A group that takes Kansas war veterans on trips to Washington D.C. is celebrating a new donation. KAKE-TV reports Kansas Honor Flight was expecting a check for $5,000 from Allmetal Recycling. But a big response to fundraising efforts meant the organization received a $15,000...
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February 20, 2017 - 2:34 pm
GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Somali refugees who have settled in a Kansas meatpacking town are the cornerstone of an innovative recruiting effort to entice new doctors to rural hospitals. It's an effort that grew out of the realization that many millennials graduating from medical schools have a burning...
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February 20, 2017 - 2:31 pm
PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A truck driver from Springfield was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty in a crash that killed a Kansas City, Kansas, woman. Adam Shaw, 41, pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter in the October 2013 death of Catherine Nienaber, 49. The four-year...
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February 20, 2017 - 2:27 pm
BOSTON, Mass. — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward their coaches. An Associated Press look at dozens of public universities found that some spend...
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February 20, 2017 - 6:52 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police are investigating a shooting that occured Sunday evening. At around 10:00 PM, officers were called to a disturbance with weapons call in the 200 block of South Osie. When they arrived, they found a 32 year old woman who had suffered a gunshot that was apparently...
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February 20, 2017 - 4:27 am
WICHITA, Kan.- Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is entering the race to be the next governor of Kansas. Brewer, a Democrat, announced his candidacy Monday. He plans campaign stops in Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. The 59-year-old Brewer said in a news release that he has the experience and...
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