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USA Today
Ted Woodward
April 05, 2017 - 2:39 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - After more than 70 years in the Missouri Valley Conference, is Wichita State going to join a different conference for athletics? According to multiple sources, the board of directors of the American Athletic Conference is going to vote Friday on the topic of adding WSU as a...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
April 05, 2017 - 2:15 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A pre-teen is dead, after a shooting in northwest Wichita near 21st & Maize. It happened early Tuesday evening in the 9700 block of W. Westlawn. A 36-year-old man says he walked into his bedroom closet, finding his 12-year-old son on the floor with a gunshot wound to his...
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KNSS
Ted Woodward
April 05, 2017 - 2:01 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A Wichita man has been recognized for his bravery by the Wichita Police Department. Two years ago, then-17-year-old Austin Schierkolk fought off an intruder in his home in northwest Wichita. Grabbing a pocket-knife, he protected his mother and his younger brother, stabbing...
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USA Today
Ted Woodward
April 05, 2017 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK, N.Y. (KNSS) - It was a big night in the National Basketball Association on Tuesday for New York Knicks guard Ron Baker, the rookie from Wichita State. Baker made his ninth career NBA start as the Knicks beat the visiting Chicago Bulls 100-91, snapping Chicago's four-game winning streak...
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Dreamstime
April 05, 2017 - 11:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City voters put their money where their mouths were in Tuesday's election. Voters easily passed three ballot questions that will allow the city to borrow and invest $800 million over 20 years for infrastructure. It is the largest general obligation bond authorization...
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Dreamstime
April 05, 2017 - 10:37 am
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) - An incoming Kansas high school principal has resigned after student reporters raised questions about her credentials. The Pittsburg Morning Sun ( http://bit.ly/2oBmgVE ) reports that school board members voted Tuesday to accept Amy Robertson's resignation as Pittsburg High...
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Dreamstime
April 05, 2017 - 7:26 am
Steve is enjoying a couple of documentaries and a couple of classic movies. His wife is hooked on Mad Men.
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Dreamstime
April 05, 2017 - 5:13 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Top Republican legislators are negotiating with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback over raising taxes as they consider proposals for a flat personal income tax. The Republican governor met Tuesday evening with GOP leaders. House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. said they didn't settle on any tax...
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Dreamstime
April 05, 2017 - 5:07 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - New traffic data from the Kansas Department of Transportation shows an increase in the number of work zone crashes in Kansas. In 2016 there were 2,049 crashes in Kansas work zones. That's 5.6 work zone crashes each day. In 2015, there were 1,717 crashes. Six people were...
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Dreamstime
April 04, 2017 - 8:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Shoe chain Payless ShoeSource is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest retailer to succumb to increasing competition from online rivals like Amazon. The Topeka, Kansas-based retailer said Tuesday that it will be closing nearly 400 stores as part of the...
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