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Macaroni Penguins
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December 10, 2019 - 8:36 pm
The Kansas City Zoo says its staff is raising eight fluffy macaroni penguin chicks. It is the first time the zoo has had that species of penguin in its 110-year history. Their eggs were flown in from SeaWorld San Diego and hatched in incubators at their new home. Zoo officials said employees are...
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December 10, 2019 - 7:23 pm
A fire in an attic caused heavy damage to a west Wichita home. The fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday near Maple and Socora. The Wichita Fire Department arrived to find fire coming from the roof of the home. Fire crews pulled the ceilings inside the home to reach the fire. One person was...
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Dave Wilson
December 10, 2019 - 6:11 pm
A woman was seriously injured in a crash involving an SUV and a semi on Interstate 235. It happened around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on northbound I-235 between Zoo Boulevard and 25th Street North. Lesa Hale, 59, was driving her SUV in the right lane when she made a left turn, attempting to make a U-turn...
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Ted Woodward
December 10, 2019 - 1:20 pm
A 34-year-old man from Colorado, who had only been working here for about four days, was shot and killed in a car south of downtown Wichita. Late Sunday night, the man was found dead of a gunshot wound near the Countryside Inn, south of Broadway & Kellogg. Investigators believe this was not a...
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December 10, 2019 - 1:19 pm
Wichita police say a man died when someone walked up to the vehicle he was in, fired once and ran away. Police Capt. Wendell Nicholson says the man died late Monday at a Countryside Inn in Wichita. He says the shooting was captured on surveillance video. KAKE-TV reports the man was in his 30s but...
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Rodney Price
December 10, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The Wichita City Council approved several new contracts at their Tuesday meeting. That included a new 3-year deal with the firefighters union, which represents around 421 firefighters in the Wichita Fire Department. Eligible employees will receive merit based step increases of 2.5% and general pay...
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Rodney Price
December 10, 2019 - 12:15 pm
The Wichita City Council deferred a motion on expanding term limits for mayor and city council members. The council was set to discuss expanding term limits from 2 to 3 at Tuesday's meeting. However, Vice-Mayor Jeff Blubaugh said the message from Wichita citizens was very clear. "No decision should...
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Rodney Price
December 10, 2019 - 11:29 am
The Wichita City Council heard some of the results of a new study on the issue of racial profiling in Wichita. The committee headed by Dr. Walt Chappell and Sheila Officer looked at the data from traffic tickets issued by Wichita Police from 2016-2018. Chappell said that Black drivers are 50% more...
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Kansas GOP lawmaker facing probe changes voter registration
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KNSS News
December 10, 2019 - 5:40 am
A Kansas congressman being investigated for registering to vote at a UPS store has changed his registration to list a Topeka apartment complex as his residence. Republican Rep. Steve Watkins is still listing the UPS store in southwest Topeka as his mailing address after naming an apartment complex...
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University of Kansas researcher charged with theft
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December 10, 2019 - 5:37 am
A University of Kansas researcher is charged with receiving illegal discounts and not paying sales taxes. The Kansas Attorney General's office says 37-year-old Liuqi Gu, of Lawrence, was charged Thursday with four felonies and two misdemeanors. Prosecutors allege he claimed purchases he made from...
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