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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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March 02, 2017 - 4:46 am
SPEARVILLE, Kan. — Westar Energy says its new wind farm near Spearville will allow the utility to provide more than half its annual electricity needs without carbon emissions. The 280-megawatt Western Plains Wind Farm in Ford County began full operations Wednesday. The Hutchinson News reports (...
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March 01, 2017 - 11:15 pm
SALINA, Kan. - Investigators are looking into an anhydrous ammonia leak at the Schwan's Tony's Pizza plant in Salina. At 2:20 a.m. Wednesday the leak was discovered. It was contained about 3-hours later. Employees were evacuated from the facility. Salina Fire Marshal Roger Williams tells KSN News...
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March 01, 2017 - 11:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Many Kansans can file federal tax returns for free. The Kansas Information Network spoke with IRS spokesman Michael Devine who says there are web sites that will help you do your federal tax returns for free. "This is something that the IRS offers,” said Devine. “We partner with...
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March 01, 2017 - 11:06 pm
OMAHA, Neb. - Even though Kansas share of Creighton University's MidAmerica Business Conditions Index is well above growth neutral this month at 61.5, Creighton University economist Ernie Goss cautions that this is only part of the picture. “The rural areas aren’t doing as well,” Goss told the...
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March 01, 2017 - 1:47 pm
BRANDON, Miss. — A convenience store clerk in Kansas is in critical condition after police say he was shot by a fugitive charged with two murders in Mississippi. Maria Loving, a spokeswoman for Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, says the clerk is in critical condition Wednesday but she could not...
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March 01, 2017 - 11:03 am
PITTSBURG, Kan. — The new casino in southeast Kansas took another step toward opening when the first of more than 620 slots machines arrived. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports the machines were unloaded and checked Tuesday at the Kansas Crossing Casino. Casino marketing director Carter Blair says...
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March 01, 2017 - 10:58 am
OLATHE, Kan. — President Donald Trump opened his address to a joint session of Congress by condemning the recent threats against Jewish community centers and a fatal shooting in Kansas being investigated as a hate crime. Trump on Tuesday said that "while we may be a nation divided on policies, we...
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March 01, 2017 - 10:53 am
OMAHA, Neb. — A man accused of defrauding his mother and others out of more than $911,000 has been sent to prison and ordered to pay back the money. Prosecutors say James Kappler Jr., 61, of Topeka, Kansas, was sentenced Tuesday to 63 months for wire fraud. Prosecutors say Kappler had told his...
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March 01, 2017 - 10:50 am
CHICAGO, Ill. — NASA has returned a bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned moon mission to an Illinois woman who bought it at auction. The Chicago Tribune reports NASA officials turned over the Apollo 11 artifact Monday at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Nancy Lee Carlson of...
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