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April 20, 2018 - 7:27 am
An online tool created and launched by Kansas labor and commerce officials aims to help Kansans get jobs in the highest paying and most in demand fields. The site has two entry points, one for high school students and a separate one for occupations and college programs. Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:48 am
According to data reported to Kansas’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, K-TRACS, there were at least 2.5 million opioid prescriptions and nearly 190 million opioid units (i.e., pills, patches, films or vials) dispensed to Kansas patients in 2017. That equals a rate of 88.5 prescriptions per...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:20 am
Jackson County authorities have announced they are looking for a Lawrence man accused of kidnapping, rape and robbery. In a news release Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says 41-year-old Michael Wayne Hooks of Lawrence may have fled to Topeka or Wichita. Most recently Hooks worked as a door-to-door...
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April 19, 2018 - 9:31 pm
Wyandotte County prosecutors say a Kansas City, Kansas, school resource officer is charged with fondling at least three teenagers. District Attorney Mark Dupree said Thursday that Michael Eugene English Sr., 57, was charged Thursday with three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child...
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April 19, 2018 - 7:29 pm
A Kansas teacher says he abandoned his job and home state following months of harassment for being gay. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that former Nemaha Valley High School teacher Michael Hill was the target of cyberbullying and received threats by mail after revealing his sexual orientation...
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April 19, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Kansas officials say they are investigating reports that babies were placed at risk while they slept at a day care. The Kansas Department for Children and Families said Thursday in a written statement that a report was made last month about a Leavenworth facility. The Kansas Department of Health...
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April 19, 2018 - 7:09 pm
The Kansas Republican Party's chairman has dropped out of the secretary of state's race. Kelly Arnold announced Thursday that he has ended his campaign for the GOP nomination so that he can "fully focus" on electing fellow Republicans to office this year. Arnold has been the party's state chairman...
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April 19, 2018 - 4:03 pm
Wichita’s Central Library will cease operation at the close of business on Sunday, May 6. Library officials announced the closing today as part of a series of transitions related to the relocation to the new Advanced Learning Library, 711 West 2nd Street. There will be some disruption of services...
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Ted Woodward
April 19, 2018 - 2:15 pm
On Tuesday morning in Wichita near 18th & Grove, the Violent Crimes Community Response Team used a search warrant. This occurred at the home of a teenage boy and a 19-year-old man, both gang-members, in the 1900 block of N. Ash. Upon executing the warrant, the 16-year-old was arrested and...
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April 18, 2018 - 7:24 pm
A former Pawnee County Sheriff's detective has admitted to stealing from the department, where his brother is sheriff. Jeffrey Allen King, 43, of Larned pleaded guilty Monday to three felonies for thefts that occurred between Jan. 9, 2015, and Oct. 13, 2017. A total of $20,318 was stolen from the...
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