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March 24, 2017 - 9:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators who have resisted proposals to legalize marijuana for medical use are advancing a proposal aimed at making the state an industrial hemp powerhouse. The state House gave first-round approval Friday on a voice vote to a bill that would allow state universities...
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March 24, 2017 - 9:33 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are considering a proposal to increase pay for judges and other state court system workers by as much as 22%. The issue arose Friday as the House Appropriations Committee worked on budget legislation. Rep. Sean Tarwater, (R-Stilwell), proposed that the panel...
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March 24, 2017 - 9:28 pm
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) — A former middle school teacher in central Kansas has been convicted of misdemeanor battery in an incident involving a child,12. The Salina Journal reports former Chapman Middle School seventh-grade math teacher Dick Everley was found guilty March 9 in Dickinson County District...
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Ted Woodward
March 24, 2017 - 1:17 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Wichita police officers from the Patrol West bureau have been running daily traffic-enforcement patrols at the construction zones along W. Kellogg. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says since late January, officers have issued more than 180 citations along Kellogg between Meridian...
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Ted Woodward
March 24, 2017 - 1:06 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - For the second day in a row, a drive-by shooting in Wichita sprays a house with bullets, with children sleeping inside the home. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the most recent case happened at 5:00 a.m. Friday in the north part of Wichita, where somebody shot several bullets...
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March 24, 2017 - 10:50 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A father has been charged with fatally shooting his 17-year-old son during an argument in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle ( http://bit.ly/2odgHZf ) reports that 41-year-old Glen Farrow is jailed in Sedgwick County on $150,000 bond. He was charged Wednesday with second-degree...
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March 24, 2017 - 10:36 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A man imprisoned in Kansas since being convicted of a 1995 robbery slaying is getting paroled. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2oapRpl ) reports that the Kansas Prisoner Review Board has granted the release of 44-year-old Ramon Noriega Jr. Kansas Department of...
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March 24, 2017 - 5:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - According to numbers released last week from the Kansas Geological Survey, the oil and gas production in Kansas is down. According to a report from the Kansas Information Network the state of Kansas produced just under 38 million barrels of oil last year. That's the lowest...
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March 24, 2017 - 4:53 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - A Kansas company that electronically connects job seekers with employers announced that it was the victim of a hacking, putting at risk the personal information from job applicants in up to ten states, including Kansas. The Kansas Information Network says officials with...
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USA Today
March 23, 2017 - 10:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Player of the year front-runner Frank Mason III poured in 26 points, Kansas turned on the jets in the second half and the top-seeded Jayhawks soared to a 98-66 blowout of No. 4 seed Purdue on Thursday night in the Midwest Regional semifinals. Devonte Graham also had 26...
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