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Dreamstime
April 03, 2017 - 11:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its tax collections in March fell nearly $12 million short of expectations. The Department of Revenue said Monday that the state collected almost $429 million in taxes last month when it had projected it would take in more than $440 million. The monthly...
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Dreamstime
April 03, 2017 - 11:03 pm
IOLA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas police officer was hurt when his patrol vehicle was stolen. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the theft happened Sunday morning in Allen County. The patrol says the Iola police officer was injured after letting go of the stolen vehicle and skidding down the...
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Dreamstime
April 03, 2017 - 10:52 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald, (R-Levenworth), is running for the congressional seat that incumbent Lynn Jenkins will vacate when her term expires. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Fitzgerald, filed a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. He also told...
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USA Today
April 03, 2017 - 10:47 pm
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Miguel Sano homered and drew the third bases-loaded walk for Minnesota during a dreadful seventh inning for Kansas City's bullpen as the Ervin Santana and the Twins beat the Royals 7-1 on Monday for their first opening victory in nine years. Santana (1-0) gave up just two...
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Steve McIntosh
April 03, 2017 - 10:33 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Something new is really something old for the Wichita police department. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the City will applay for a "safety grant" to finance eight officers and a return of the W.P.D. motorcycle unit. Longwell says the city council will consider applying...
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KNSS
April 03, 2017 - 8:51 am
On Mondays with the Mayor Steve, Ted, and Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell talked about the city reviving the WPD motorcycle unit.
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Dreamstime
April 03, 2017 - 8:33 am
Crimestoppers' Bobby Stout is asking for help catching someone who burglarized a west Wichita non-profit. Information leading to an arrest could net someone $2,500. Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers
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Dreamstime
April 03, 2017 - 6:57 am
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers show a slight slip in the economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index report released Monday says the overall economic index for the region dropped to 60.1 in March from...
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Dreamstime
April 03, 2017 - 4:59 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - President Donald Trump's administration has begun a rollback of the Clean Power Plan. The Kansas Information Network spoke with energy lawyer Terry Jarrett who says that even though this is good news for coal in the short term, this doesn't mean stopping innovation, either. "We need...
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Dreamstime
April 03, 2017 - 4:20 am
IOLA, Kan. (KNSS) - A police officer and a suspect were injured after a man attempted to steal a police car in Allen County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol the crash happened 3 miles south of Iola on Mississippi Road around 7:45 a.m. Sunday. 23-year-old Tanner Beauvais of Jenks, Oklahoma...
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