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March 02, 2017 - 4:37 pm
GREAT BEND, Kan. - Two Barton County Community College students have been arrested on marijuana charges. The pair were arrested late Wednesday in the 1100 block of Stone Street. A search warrant was served at the residence, but they had to force the door open when the pair refused to answer their...
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March 02, 2017 - 2:00 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State is giving Coach Gregg Marshall the $25,000 bonus he would have earned for winning the Missouri Valley coach of the year award, even though he finished second in voting. Illinois State's Dan Muller got 102 votes from the league's coach, media and sports information...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is calling on legislators to enact school choice measures in response to a state Supreme Court ruling directing the state to increase its spending on public schools. The governor said in a statement Thursday that the Legislature has an opportunity to engage...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas man who survived an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been released from the hospital. Ian Grillot was one of three men who were shot Feb. 22 at Austins Bar & Grill in Olathe. One of the men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, was killed...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:44 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Mississippi investigators are in Kansas hoping to interview a suspect arrested in a multi-state crime spree that included two Mississippi deaths, a violent kidnapping in New Mexico and a shooting west of Wichita. Rankin County, Mississippi, Sheriff Bryan Bailey says investigators...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — An Army veteran has been indicted for pretending to be blind to collect $63,000 in benefits. A federal indictment unsealed Thursday charges Billy J. Alumbaugh, 61, and his ex-wife, Debra K. Alumbaugh, both of Turon, with conspiracy to defraud the government and theft of government...
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March 02, 2017 - 1:26 pm
HILL CITY, Kan. — A Kansas man has pleaded guilty midway through his trial to killing a man in a western Kansas park and shooting at pursuing law enforcement officers. The Salina Journal reports Bobby Tallent, 39, admitted Wednesday to reduced charges of second-degree murder, attempted second-...
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March 02, 2017 - 10:04 am
WICHITA, Kan. – Heartspring’s groundbreaking ceremony for the Expanding Possibilities building project is scheduled for Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. on the Heartspring campus. Speakers and guests include Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell and Wichita Businessman and Long-Time Heartspring Supporter...
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March 02, 2017 - 8:27 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has split with Governor Sam Brownback on a measure that would increase business registration fees to help balance the state's budget. Kobach said in a news conference Thursday that he doesn't support a provision in Brownback's proposal that would...
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March 02, 2017 - 7:23 am
COLWICH, Kan. - Ethanol producer ICM says it is planning a $175 million bio-refinery in Colwich. The company said in a news release Thursday that the plant, ICM Element, will create 50 new permanent jobs, as well as construction jobs. At full production, the plant will buy more than 22 million...
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