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December 30, 2017 - 10:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The ACLU of Kansas argues that local school boards are violating free speech rights with policies that restrict negative public comments. The group is pushing the Shawnee Mission district in the Kansas City area to change a policy the ACLU views as especially restrictive. It...
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December 30, 2017 - 9:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Both Republican senators in Kansas are expressing concerns that any major changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement could have a negative impact on the state's economy. Republican President Donald Trump has been a persistent critic of NAFTA. Sens. Pat Roberts and...
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December 30, 2017 - 8:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The interim police chief in Topeka says the names of the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Dominique White will be disclosed when an internal police investigation is complete. Interim Chief Bill Cochran said that he expects the investigation to conclude by the end...
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December 30, 2017 - 7:24 am
A duplex caught on fire overnight near Emporia and Pawnee. When Wichita Fire Department crews arrived, fire was visible from the one-story structure. One person was treated for smoke inhalation. Crews were able to quickly bring the fire under control. There's no word on a cause or damage estimate...
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December 30, 2017 - 5:08 am
The Kansas Supreme Court ordered the disbarment of Wichita attorney Rickey Edward Hodge, Jr. in an opinion filed this week. The panel concluded that VHodge violated the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct when he represented Complete Landscaping Systems. The court found that Hodge attempted to...
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December 30, 2017 - 3:03 am
This New Year’s Eve is going to be dangerously cold. Kansans can expect subzero temperatures over the weekend, and the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is warning people exactly how dangerous these conditions can be. Jonathan York, recovery branch director, says that, “These temperatures and...
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December 30, 2017 - 2:03 am
Kansas law makes some false calls to police a felony that can be punished up to 13 months in prison for a first-time offender. In light of the tragic shooting of an unarmed man due to "swatting," many people wonder what the laws in Kansas have to say about the consequences of making false calls. In...
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December 30, 2017 - 12:35 am
The Los Angeles Police Department confirms they have arrested a 25 year-old man in connection with Thursday’s "swatting" call in Wichita, which ultimately led to the deadly officer-involved shooting of 28-year-old Andrew Finch. Officer Mike Lopez with the LAPD tells our partners at KSN News that...
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December 29, 2017 - 11:23 pm
Wichita police and the FBI are investigating whether an argument over an online game prompted a hoax call, (known as Swatting), that led to a house where an officer shot and killed a Wichita man who apparently wasn't involved in the dispute. The shooting happened at around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at a...
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December 29, 2017 - 9:14 pm
Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle says training for lawmakers, employees and interns is the first step for the Legislature in addressing sexual harassment. Annual training for legislators, employees, interns and lobbyists was among the recommendations released Friday by the Women's Foundation...
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