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December 05, 2016 - 2:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita woman who admittedly stole more than $570,000 from her former employer has been ordered to spend three years in prison. A Sedgwick County judge on Monday sentenced Jeannette Block, 46. She had pleaded guilty in October to one count of felony theft. Authorities say Block...
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December 05, 2016 - 2:07 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The American Civil Liberties Union and gay-rights groups are lobbying President Barack Obama to commute the prison sentence of a transgender soldier who leaked classified government and military documents. The ACLU said the letter Monday co-signed by more than a dozen civil...
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December 05, 2016 - 2:03 pm
PAWNEE, Okla. — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 3.9 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of injuries or property damage. The USGS says the epicenter of the earthquake Sunday night was about 9 miles east of Pawnee. The quake was as far north as...
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December 05, 2016 - 1:53 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A bronze plaque tells the story of a small stone stable that is the oldest building on the University of Kansas campus and the fiery abolitionist who built it. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the building was constructed in 1862 on property owned by James Lane, a prominent...
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December 05, 2016 - 9:08 am
WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran joined 22 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Obama requesting his administration stop issuing non-emergency rules and regulations in the final weeks of his presidency. Sen. Moran and his colleagues stressed to the president that, on...
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December 05, 2016 - 7:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback has named Kansas' top revenue official to an economic advisory post and replaced him with a retired executive of a marketing and advertising agency. Brownback announced former state lawmaker Nick Jordan's appointment Monday to the lead role with the Governor's...
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December 05, 2016 - 7:10 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Republicans in the Kansas House have picked conservative Rep. Ron Ryckman Jr. of Olathe as speaker for the next two years. Ryckman prevailed Monday over moderate Rep. Russ Jennings of Lakin in a 57-28 vote among GOP representatives and representatives-elect. Ryckman is chairman of...
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December 05, 2016 - 7:06 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Republicans in the Kansas House have elected one of the chamber's most visible GOP moderates as their new majority leader after naming a conservative as their new speaker. Rep. Don Hineman of Dighton prevailed over more conservative Rep. John Barker of Abilene in a 44-41 vote Monday...
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December 05, 2016 - 7:03 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Republicans are giving Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle a second four-year term in the leadership post. The Wichita Republican easily overcame a challenge Monday from Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson of Andover. The vote was 23-7 among GOP senators and senators-elect...
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December 05, 2016 - 6:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Democrats in the Kansas House have ousted their leader in a move signaling that they'll be more aggressive in criticizing Gov. Sam Brownback and his fellow Republicans. Democrats on Monday removed Rep. Tom Burroughs of Kansas City as House minority leader even though had a net gain...
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