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March 11, 2017 - 4:39 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed a measure that would let doctors and physicians prescribe and dole out what's described as "non-intoxicating" medicine derived from a marijuana chemical compound. The Wichita Eagle reports that senators initially were supposed to vote on a...
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March 11, 2017 - 1:48 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The estate of a longtime University of Kansas art history professor has donated another $1.1 million to the university. The gift announced Thursday brings the total donations from Marilyn Stokstad's estate to the university to more than $2.3 million. Stokstad was a professor of art...
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March 10, 2017 - 8:10 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – The restored B-29 Doc has completed phase one of its flight test operations. Doc has been approved an airworthiness certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration. This airworthiness certificate removes flight limitation restrictions on distance and flight pattern. Now that Doc...
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March 10, 2017 - 7:10 pm
ANDOVER, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Revenue civil tax enforcement and Andover police seized the business assets of Priority Motorsports Thursday. The business owed $633,723.49 in state sales taxes. Officers seized all known bank accounts, on-site cash, business inventory and personal property...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:45 pm
PARKVILLE, Mo. – The search for a missing Wichita woman in the Kansas City area has turned up the missing woman's car, and a body. Police say a car pulled from the Missouri River near Parkville, Missouri is Toni Anderson's car. A body found in the car is that of a woman, but it has not yet been...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:41 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – A Wichita police officer, who was run over by a man in a stolen vehicle on February 7, continues to improve. In a Facebook post on Friday Wichita police said that Officer Brian Arterburn will be going to rehab soon. They add that Brian, his family, and police appreciate the...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled in favor of two men who were charged with aggravated battery but said they were acting in self-defense in stabbing or shooting others. The high court's ruling Friday rejected a tougher rule for determining when someone can avoid prosecution under...
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March 10, 2017 - 3:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas appellate court says a man convicted of assault and weapons charges deserves a new trial because his trial judge fell asleep during testimony. The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas Court of Appeals on Friday threw out Daquantrius Johnson's 2014 convictions. According to...
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March 10, 2017 - 2:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has thrown out the life sentence of one of three men convicted in the 2009 killing of a woman initially left to die in a car's trunk. The court unanimously ordered Joseph Mattox's resentencing after ruling Friday the trial judge — not a jury as required —...
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March 10, 2017 - 2:54 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Officials say wildfires that have charred more than 1,100 square miles in Kansas are under control, prompting the state to withdraw response teams from the firefighting effort. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management said Friday that crews in Clark County have a blaze there 70%...
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