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March 02, 2017 - 1:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is calling on legislators to enact school choice measures in response to a state Supreme Court ruling directing the state to increase its spending on public schools. The governor said in a statement Thursday that the Legislature has an opportunity to engage...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been released from the hospital. Ian Grillot was one of three men who were shot Feb. 22 at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe. One of the men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Mississippi investigators are in Kansas hoping to interview a suspect arrested in a multi-state crime spree that included two Mississippi deaths, a violent kidnapping in New Mexico and a shooting west of Wichita. Rankin County, Mississippi, Sheriff Bryan Bailey says investigators...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — An Army veteran has been indicted for pretending to be blind to collect $63,000 in benefits. A federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges Billy J. Alumbaugh, 61, and his ex-wife, Debra K. Alumbaugh, both of Turon, with conspiracy to defraud the government and theft of government...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:26 pm
HILL CITY, Kan. — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty midway through his trial to killing a man in a western Kansas park and shooting at pursuing law enforcement officers. The Salina Journal reports Bobby Tallent, 39, admitted Wednesday to reduced charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:04 am
WICHITA, Kan. – Heartspring’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Expanding Possibilities building project is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. on the Heartspring campus. Speakers and guests include Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell and Wichita Businessman and Long-Time Heartspring Supporter...
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March 02, 2017 - 8:27 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has split with Governor Sam Brownback on a measure that would increase business registration fees to help balance the state's budget. Kobach said in a news conference Thursday that he doesn't support a provision in Brownback's proposal that would...
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March 02, 2017 - 7:23 am
COLWICH, Kan. - Ethanol producer ICM says it is planning a $175 million bio-refinery in Colwich. The company said in a news release Thursday that the plant, ICM Element, will create 50 new permanent jobs, as well as construction jobs. At full production, the plant will buy more than 22 million...
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March 02, 2017 - 5:08 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Latest on a Kansas Supreme Court ruling on public school funding: 1:40 p.m. Several parents say they're pleased with a Kansas Supreme Court ruling that directs the state to increase spending on its public schools. Taunia Ross from the Kansas City suburb of Olathe said Thursday...
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March 02, 2017 - 4:49 am
WICHITA, Kan. — A federal judge wants to hear oral arguments on a newspaper's request to disclose the federal government's reasons for putting wiretaps on the phone communications of a former state legislator, a Wichita businessman and others. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren set a hearing for...
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