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February 08, 2017 - 5:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Corporation Commission is expected to decide by April 24 whether it will approve Great Plains Energy's acquisition of Westar Energy. The commission heard six days of testimony on the proposed $12.2 billion acquisition before ending the hearings Tuesday. The Topeka Capital-...
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February 08, 2017 - 4:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Top Republicans in the Kansas Senate are defending their proposal to cut aid to public schools as part of a larger plan to balance the state budget through June 2019. Senate President Susan Wagle, (R-Wichita), Vice President Jeff Longbine, (R-Emporia), and Majority Leader Jim Denning...
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February 08, 2017 - 3:21 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri State University is withdrawing as host of this year's Missouri Valley Conference men and women's track and field championships. Wichita State will instead host this year's track championships. Wednesday's announcement comes a day after Missouri State said it had formed...
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February 08, 2017 - 8:29 am
WICHITA, Kan. - On Tuesday afternoon, Wichita police officer Brian Arterburn, a 25-year-veteran of the department, was run over by a suspect in a stolen vehicle. Deputy Chief Troy Livingston says Officer Arterburn was hospitalized with severe injuries to his chest, abdomen, and brain; he's listed...
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February 07, 2017 - 10:52 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities say a 68-year-old man was the person who was fatally shot during a weekend standoff with police in Kansas City, Mo. Police identified the man Monday night as Johnnie Harris Jr. Officers shot and killed him Saturday when he emerged from a home carrying a weapon. Kansas...
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February 07, 2017 - 10:50 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - The movie "A Dog's Purpose" was released in theaters back on Jan. 27th. But not here in Wichita. Warren Theaters President Bill Warren refused to show the movie because of an internet video showing a dog in distress during filming. However a recent independent investigation by...
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February 07, 2017 - 2:54 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Officials say a Wichita police officer, a twenty-five year veteren, remains in critical but stable condition following surgery Tuesday afternoon. The officer was hit by a car driven by a fleeing suspect. The Wichita Police Department is not releasing the name of the injured officer...
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February 07, 2017 - 2:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A lawyer representing four Kansas school districts suing the state has criticized a legislative proposal to cut education funding by this summer. Attorney John Robb said Tuesday that the measure endorsed by the Senate Ways and Means Committee is "tremendously ill-advised." It would...
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February 07, 2017 - 2:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The topic of Medicaid expansion continues to be a source of controversy as hearings on the topic begin. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the House health committee is holding hearings this week in relation to a KanCare expansion bill, which Gov. Sam Brownback and conservative...
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February 07, 2017 - 1:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Former presidential contender Bernie Sanders is scheduled to speak at the Kansas Democrat Party's Washington Days convention later this month. The party announced Tuesday that the Vermont senator will speak at the convention Feb. 24-25 in Topeka but details of his appearance were not...
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