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April 26, 2017 - 2:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Turnpike Authority has deemed water in a south Topeka creek safe again after it experienced a sewage spill last week. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2oLKtVW ) reports that samples collected Monday indicated sewage levels in Shunga Creek have now dropped to...
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April 26, 2017 - 2:21 pm
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A former psychologist for a Wichita high school has been sentenced to three years of probation after more than 14 pounds of marijuana were found in the trunk of her car as she and her husband returned from Colorado. The Salina Journal ( http://bit.ly/2pj2zQ5 ) reports that 46-...
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April 26, 2017 - 2:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republican lawmakers in Kansas are working on new proposals for raising income taxes to fix the state budget that include a plan similar to one GOP Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed. Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning said Wednesday that fellow GOP senators are drafting a plan to...
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Ted Woodward
April 26, 2017 - 1:40 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - An arrestee escaped from custody in downtown Wichita. Late Tuesday afternoon, officers arrested a 35-year-old Jose Cruz, but before he was booked into jail, he complained of having chest pains. He was taken to Via Christi-St. Francis hospital for treatment, and at some point...
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Steve McIntosh
April 26, 2017 - 10:47 am
ANDOVER, Kan. (KNSS) - On this date 26 years ago a huge tornado devastated parts of Wichita and Andover. April 26th, 1991, the deadliest of 55 tornadoes to occur that day, the F-5 twister took a track 46 miles long and reached one half mile wide. It killed 17, injured 225, and caused an estimated $...
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April 26, 2017 - 9:50 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say carbon monoxide poisoning killed two people who were found dead in a sport utility vehicle in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Kansas City, Kansas. Police Chief Terry Zeigler announced the cause of death Tuesday on Twitter. The names of the two people who died...
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April 26, 2017 - 5:24 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - The fourth district Congressional special election was a once-in-a-lifetime event in Kansas. The Kansas Information Network's Nick Gosnell talked to the state's director of elections about the turnout. Brian Caskey says the voter turnout was 30%. "In an abstract 30% by itself...
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Steve McIntosh
April 26, 2017 - 5:20 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Police are investigating a shooting in south Wichita. It happened early Wednesday morning. Just after 1:30 a.m. first-responders were called to the 27-hundred block of south Emporia. A 29-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition. Wichita Police were looking for a...
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April 26, 2017 - 5:07 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Voters in Goddard and Clearwater have approved additional bonds for their school districts. Goddard USD 265 was asking taxpayers to approve a $52 million bond. Clearwater USD 264's bond was for $15.8 million. The funds were for items including locks for classroom safety,...
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April 26, 2017 - 4:56 am
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KNSS) - A Wichita woman is dead after a traffic accident early Tuesday morning on K-14 in Reno County. According to the Reno County Sheriff's Office the accident happened around 1:45 a.m. on K-14 near South Hutchinson. A Jeep driven by a Colorado man left the highway and rolled...
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