Kansas

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February 21, 2018 - 5:14 am
A bipartisan legislative proposal for strengthening Kansas lobbying laws also would allow state officials to take more expensive gifts from people seeking to influence them. The Kansas Senate gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill that would require people seeking to promote contracts or...
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K N S S News
February 20, 2018 - 11:19 pm
A woman was killed in west Wichita after she stopped for an on-coming funeral procession. Police officer Charley Davidson says the funeral motorcade was south-bound on 119th Street West, and traffic on the north-bound side of the street had pulled over. Her vehicle was struck by a van that failed...
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February 20, 2018 - 7:12 pm
A Kansas doctor is facing a lawsuit that alleges he contributed to a woman's 2014 fentanyl overdose death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 approved Subsys, an opioid-based fentanyl spray for cancer pain. The drug is produced by Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Derby police are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found inside a home. Police Chief Robert Lee says the bodies of the men, 30 and 39, were discovered Monday. They appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. Lee says investigators don't know the relationship between the two men...
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February 20, 2018 - 6:54 pm
The Kansas Highway Patrol says a woman died and two other people were injured in a collision on an icy highway. The crash happened late Monday on U.S. Highway 24 east of Wamego. The patrol says a pickup truck and another vehicle collided when both drivers lost control on a bridge. A woman in the...
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February 20, 2018 - 6:47 pm
Olathe police say a woman involved in a child custody dispute with her ex-husband is in jail after apparently giving her three children a substance meant to harm them. The woman, Therese Roever, 37, and the children were taken to hospitals after they were found by police Monday night. She was later...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm
A Lawrence man who stabbed his grandmother to death has been sentenced to more than 48 years in prison. Jaered Long, 19, was sentenced Tuesday in the December 2015 death of Deborah Bretthauer, 67, at a Lawrence apartment where the two lived. Lawrence police say Bretthauer was stabbed dozens of...
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February 18, 2018 - 4:06 am
The company that processes Medicaid applications in Kansas is facing mulitple fines of up to $250,000 a day and may lose its state contract because it is far out of compliance with the required performance standards. The Wichita Eagle reports that state sent Maximus a non-compliance letter on...
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February 17, 2018 - 7:51 pm
On Tuesday, Derby residents will get the chance to vote on a school bond issue with a $123-million dollar price tag. The school bond project will help to fund maintence updates, build a new elementary school and add several safety upgrades, such storm shelters and intruder lock hardware on the...
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February 17, 2018 - 9:30 am
A new government report shows the number of Kansas farms and the amount of agricultural land did not change last year in Kansas. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that Kansas had 59,600 farms in 2017, same as the year earlier. But the report also shows that the state had...
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