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January 12, 2017 - 3:06 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita city council member intends to run for the 4th Congressional District seat when Rep. Mike Pompeo is approved as President-Elect Donald Trump’s CIA Director. The Wichita Eagle reports that Pete Meitzner intends to seek the Republican nomination. Meitzner heads up a...
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January 12, 2017 - 2:47 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – This Friday, Sedgwick County is expecting a major winter storm with rain, freezing rain, and ice that could last through Sunday. Below are helpful tips to use before and during the storm. Before the Storm: Download the Sedgwick County App - Make a plan - Build a kit - Follow the...
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January 12, 2017 - 2:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has approved a bill rewriting state laws on special congressional elections so that military personnel overseas have a greater chance of voting. The vote Thursday was 122-1. The measure went to the Senate. The bill arose from Republican congressman Mike Pompeo's...
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January 12, 2017 - 2:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A former bank teller has been convicted of embezzling about $700,000 from a Burlington bank. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a news release Thursday that Denise Christy, 48, was convicted of embezzlement and six counts each of making false bank entries, filing false tax returns and...
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January 12, 2017 - 1:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A state official says Kansas should no longer be considered a "low-debt" state. Kansas Development Finance Authority Senior Vice President Jim MacMurray made the comment Thursday in presenting a report on state debt to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. The report from the bond-...
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January 12, 2017 - 1:56 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Reno County family is suing their neighbors, contending that a March 2015 wildfire contributed to a family member's death. Cynthia Stohr and her children filed the wrongful death lawsuit against Peter and Shawnee Scharer and a caretaker on their property, David Farris. The...
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January 12, 2017 - 1:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new federal lawsuit says U.S. Bureau of Indian Education schools are chronically understaffed, lack systems to provide special education and have a deficient curriculum. Advocacy groups said Thursday the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Havasupai students at an Arizona school...
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January 12, 2017 - 1:45 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas is receiving a $100,000 estate gift from a Scandia family that will provide funds for a nursing scholarship, the Dole Institute of Politics and the Spencer Museum of Art. The Salina Journal reports that alumna Marynell Dyatt Reece made plans for the estate...
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January 12, 2017 - 10:44 am
OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties in advance of a winter storm that's forecast to bring crippling ice accumulations and heavy rain to the state. Fallin issued the declaration Thursday after the National Weather Service in Norman issued...
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January 12, 2017 - 8:54 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Since Monday, City of Wichita road crews have been applying brine to the streets, getting ready for ice in the forecast this weekend. KNSS News spoke with Alan King, Wichita's director for Public Works & Utilities; he says the brine accumulates, and will hopefully reduce the...
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