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Steve McIntosh
February 20, 2019 - 4:10 am
Heavy snowfall reported in parts of central Kansas Tuesday afternoon and evening. The National Weather Service reports 2.1 inches in Wichita. Heavier snow was reported west of Wichita; 9 to 10 inches at Kingman, 6 inches at Mt. Hope, 5.5 at Cheney, and 6.5 at Hutchinson. To the east of Wichita...
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February 20, 2019 - 2:36 am
Gas prices are going up in Kansas. Shawn Steward with AAA Kansas says on Monday the Kansas average price was $2.09 a gallon, up nine cents over the past week. Steward says this change is more about policy and less about driving demand. “I think we’re seeing some impact of geopolitical issues, U.S...
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February 19, 2019 - 8:40 pm
A Washburn professor says in a lawsuit that the university retaliated against her after she filed a sex discrimination complaint. Leslie Reynard, who teaches in the communication department, said in her lawsuit the retaliation began after she told her department chair in April 2018 that she...
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February 19, 2019 - 7:15 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has named a Topeka attorney who has specialized in tax cases as her new acting secretary of revenue. Kelly announced Tuesday that Mark Burghart would lead the Department of Revenue. He replaces interim Secretary Mark Beshears, who took over the agency temporarily when the...
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February 19, 2019 - 7:07 pm
The city of Topeka will hire an independent police auditor who will help investigate reports of police misconduct. City manager Brent Trout announced Tuesday he had authorized creating the new position in his office. He said the person will be a civilian and report to him. The person will work with...
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February 19, 2019 - 6:57 pm
A man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death and stuffed her body into a trash can was ordered to stand trial for intentional second-degree murder. Ronald Lee Kidwell, 48, is charged in the July 2018 death of MeShon Cooper, 43, whose body was found at Kidwell's home. According to testimony, Kidwell...
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February 19, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Payless ShoeSource has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is shuttering its remaining stores in North America. The filing on Monday came a day after the shoe chain began holding going-out-of-business sales at its North American stores. The company, based in Topeka, Kansas, updated the...
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Ted Woodward
February 19, 2019 - 2:12 pm
Wichita's most sizable snowstorm in nearly three years is in the forecast for Tuesday & Wednesday, with about four inches of snow predicted. Wichita has five dozen trucks with plows ready to activate once about an inch-and-a-half of snow is on the ground; those 60 trucks will service the main...
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Ted Woodward
February 19, 2019 - 1:59 pm
A stolen, burning car led police investigators to the arrest of a murder suspect in W. Wichita. The homicide occurred early Sunday evening outside the CitiHost Motel in the 4400 block of S. Broadway. Investigators believe three people in a stolen car were involved in an argument concerning...
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February 19, 2019 - 1:50 pm
Advocates for low-income families joined small-town grocers and others encouraging Kansas lawmakers to reduce the state's sales tax on groceries, while lobbyists for some organizations warned doing so might lead to efforts to reduce other types of taxes. A hearing Monday before the House Taxation...
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