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December 12, 2016 - 3:54 pm
HUGOTON, Kan. — Bankruptcy proceedings have prompted a company to sell its operations in Hugoton, Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that Abengoa Bioenergy Biomas of Kansas, part of the Spanish alternative energy company Abenoga, sold the ethanol plant for $48.5 million. The company was the...
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December 12, 2016 - 8:57 am
WICHITA, Kan. - The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office has, once again, been notified of a scam involving someone identifying himself as an employee of the Sheriff’s Office. Victims received phone calls demanding immediate payment for unpaid fines or unsatisfied warrants. The Office says scammers...
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December 12, 2016 - 8:21 am
LENEXA, Kan. - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Region 7 has finalized standards for applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides that are not available for purchase by the general public, and require special handling. Region 7 includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, and nine...
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December 12, 2016 - 8:00 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - It's been nearly a decade since lawmakers passed a law requiring the formation of an entity to lead underground utility notifications and safe digging in Kansas, and it'll be another two years before that group is operational. The Kansas Corporation Commission approved an operating...
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December 12, 2016 - 7:12 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A suspect robbed the El Rancho restaurant in the north part of Wichita. It happened about 9:00 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of N. Broadway. The initial victims were a pair of teenage girls working at the restaurant. A 15-year-old female employee told police investigators a suspect...
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December 12, 2016 - 4:42 am
WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita City Council Tuesday will rubber-stamp the sale of firearms seized during investigations by the police department. WPD will offer 76 handguns and three long guns. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News in the past, the city has destroyed guns, no longer needed for...
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December 11, 2016 - 10:12 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - A suicide prevention center that serves all but one of Kansas' 105 counties will remain open after an influx of private donations and help from a state agency. Headquarters Counseling in Topeka said it needed to raise $90,000 by Dec. 5 to stay open after it lost several grants. The...
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December 11, 2016 - 10:10 pm
SALINA, Kan. - A development group is hoping to turn the former St. John's Hospital in Salina into 50 apartments for people ages 55 and older. The Salina Journal reports Sunflower Development Group met with the Salina Heritage Commission recently to approve a plan to demolish part of the former...
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December 11, 2016 - 10:09 pm
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University says a student has reported being sexually assaulted in a campus dorm room. The university said in a release Friday that a female student reported being sexually assaulted in a residence hall Dec. 4. The university said no one has been arrested in the case...
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December 11, 2016 - 3:56 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Kansas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit accusing an assistant football coach of sexually harassing her. The unidentified student and her mother filed the lawsuit Thursday in Kansas City, Kansas against the Smith Center School District and assistant high school...
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