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December 11, 2018 - 11:03 am
A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that police can rely exclusively on their sense of smell to provide probable cause to do preliminary search of a home for drugs. The ruling came in a case where Lawrence police entered a man's apartment to search after saying they detected a strong smell of...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:39 am
After tabling the issue last week, the Wichita City Council took up a vote on the design-build contract for the new downtown baseball stadium. The council used the extra week to make minor corrections to the contract. The city voted unanimously to select the team of JE Dunn-Eby. The city will use a...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:33 am
The remains of a 19-year-old Kansas man who was killed during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor have been identified. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Camillus O'Grady was killed on the battleship USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941. The Defense Department announced Monday that it had accounted...
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December 11, 2018 - 9:41 am
Police are investigating a shooting in south Wichita. A man reportedly suffered critical injuries. Around 9 a-m officers were called to I-135 and South Hydraulic. The victim was reportedly found on a bike trail near Chapin Park. Police had a description of a male suspect ... and were searching for...
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December 11, 2018 - 2:15 am
The Wichita Park Board voted unanimously to refuse a proposed offer for the purchase of MacDonald Golf Course. In a tweet The City of Wichita said MacDonald Golf Course will stay a part of the city golf system. The board voted to put the northeast golf course up for sale in October. Since then,...
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December 10, 2018 - 11:32 pm
Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to lead the Bison by current...
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December 10, 2018 - 7:07 pm
The city of Lawrence will consider a request to allow colonies of feral cats to live in the city if they have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. The Lawrence Humane Society is proposing the change, which would allow organization workers to trap the cats to be vaccinated and spayed or neutered...
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December 10, 2018 - 6:57 pm
A former Kansas bank teller has pleaded guilty to embezzling from the savings and loan where she worked. The U.S. attorney's office says Theresa Williams, 49, of Leavenworth, Kan., entered the plea Monday. She admitted through her plea to embezzling $13,000 from Mutual Savings Association in...
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December 10, 2018 - 6:44 pm
Officials in Topeka say the city's utility billing vendor may have been the victim of a cyber-attack. The city said in a news release Monday that up to 10,000 customers may have been affected, although a data breach hasn't been confirmed. The vendor, Central Square, notified the city of the...
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December 10, 2018 - 6:38 pm
Kansas Governor-elect Laura Kelly promised voters not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if politicians do nothing. One of the first big political fights Kelly...
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