Kansas

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Ted Woodward
December 11, 2017 - 2:18 pm
The new weekly college men's basketball polls have been released this week, and Wichita State (8-1) is now ranked #3 in the nation. Villanova (10-0) now has the #1 spot in both the Associated Press and the USA Todayo Coaches polls, moving up three spots from last week. Michigan State (9-1) moves up...
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Dreamstime
December 10, 2017 - 10:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An $18,000 grant from the National Park Service has moved a nonprofit closer to refurbishing the facade of a building where slavery opponents met during the Bleeding Kansas era. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the president of the group Friends of the Free State Capitol says...
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Dreamstime
December 10, 2017 - 10:39 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some Kansas lawmakers are questioning how much benefit the state is getting for the millions of dollars it has spent over the past 16 years developing retail and tourism districts. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the state has spent more than $557 million in state sales...
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Dreamstime
December 09, 2017 - 7:41 pm
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas has called for a school district in the Kansas City area to eliminate a policy prohibiting public complaints about individuals at board meetings. The Kansas City Star reports that the ACLU sent a letter to the Shawnee Mission School...
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Dreamstime
December 08, 2017 - 11:05 pm
A small fire caused minor damage to a restaurant in North Wichita. It happened around 5:00 P.M. Friday afternoon at Felipe's Mexican Restaurant in the 2200 block of North Woodlawn, (near 21st and Woodlawn). Fire crews reported seeing smoke coming from the building as they arrived. But, the fire was...
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Dreamstime
December 08, 2017 - 9:12 pm
A Wichita man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his girlfriend and setting her house on fire. Dane Wright, 29, will serve at least twenty-nine years in prison for the death of Reyona Caldwell, 36. Her body was found June 2 in the basement of her burning home. Wright pleaded guilty...
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Dreamstime
December 08, 2017 - 9:06 pm
A man accused of killing a woman and her daughter, in August, will not face the death penalty. In a plea deal on Friday, Keith Hawkins, 20, admitted to killing Alyssa Runyon, 24, and her daughter, Zaylynn Paz, 4, in August at their duplex in Newton. He was later arrested in Texas. Hawkins, a...
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Dreamstime
December 08, 2017 - 9:01 pm
Three men accused of plotting to bomb an apartment complex housing Somali refugees have asked a federal judge to pull prospective jurors from rural Kansas because they are twice as likely to have voted for President Donald Trump. A defense motion filed Friday argues plans to issue summons only to...
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Dreamstime
December 08, 2017 - 8:56 pm
The Ellis County Attorney's Office says an officer involved in a fatal shooting in November 2016 will not face any charges. Police have not released the name of the man who was killed after a police chase that began early Nov. 8 when Hays police tried to stop a vehicle that was driving recklessly...
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Dreamstime
December 08, 2017 - 8:52 pm
Local officials say new limits on the ability to raise property tax revenues from one year to the next are hamstringing Kansas cities and counties as they attempt to cover rising health insurance costs for their employees. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that officials representing local...
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