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December 17, 2016 - 11:28 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Freezing rain is leading to treacherous road conditions throughout Kansas — and snow will follow. The Kansas Department of Transportation says Interstate 70 was slick Saturday morning. The state's road-conditions map showed some roads south of Kansas City, Kansas, and in the...
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December 17, 2016 - 11:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Police in Topeka are investigating after a man was found dead in a central-city home. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that officers were called to a home before 8 p.m. Friday for an unresponsive man. Police say he was dead when officers arrived. Detectives were investigating on...
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December 17, 2016 - 11:14 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - The six Republican members of the Electoral College in Kansas feel obligated to follow their state's popular vote for Donald Trump in the presidential race. They also defend the college as a much-needed institution for ensuring that most of the U.S. isn't ignored. All of them...
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December 16, 2016 - 8:26 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Jefferson County man has donated more than 1,300 acres of land to the University of Kansas and Kansas State University with the stipulation that income from the land's sale go toward engineering scholarships. The Lawrence Journal-World ( http://bit.ly/2hFKnMg ) reports 88-year-...
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December 16, 2016 - 7:56 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Attorneys in Lawrence are proposing a local ordinance that aims to combat human-trafficking operations disguised as massage parlors. The Lawrence Journal-World ( http://bit.ly/2hAqBlA ) reports the ordinance was drafted at the urging of the Lawrence Police Department. The city has...
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December 16, 2016 - 7:52 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The chief of police in Lawrence has announced plans to retire. The Lawrence Journal-World reports ( http://j.mp/2gT2zVS ) that Police Chief Tarik Khatib said Friday he's planning to retire in June. Khatib has led the department since 2011 and has been with the department for more...
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December 16, 2016 - 8:55 am
WICHITA, Kan. - On Wednesday afternoon, a 26-year-old man wanted on a murder charge in Jacksonville, Florida, shot at U.S. Marshals and federal agents in E. Wichita. That fleeing suspect was located by officers north of Kellogg & Hydraulic; as officers approached him, he put a gun to his head...
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December 16, 2016 - 8:33 am
WICHITA, Kan. - During the winter months and cold weather, attendance is on the increase at shelters throughout the city, including the Union Rescue Mission in the 2800 block of N. Hillside. Executive Director Denny Bender says on Thursday night, the mission housed 138 men at its emergency shelter...
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December 16, 2016 - 8:21 am
WICHITA, Kan. - City road crews are getting ready for winter weather forecast for Saturday. Crews have already been treating Wichita streets with their salt-water/brine trucks since Tuesday, focusing on elevated roads. If there's a break in the precipitation and it dries a little bit, crews can do...
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December 15, 2016 - 9:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas has renewed its existing contracts for three companies managing the state's Medicaid program for another year through 2018. Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer made the announcement Thursday in a tweet. He said, "Time will bring clarity from D.C" on health care policy. President-elect Donald...
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