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November 11, 2016 - 6:54 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More than 100 protesters in Kansas City, Missouri, are decrying President-elect Donald Trump. As temperatures dipped into the 40s, the demonstrators gathered Friday night outside Kansas City's landmark Union Station and planned to march to City Hall in the latest protest over the...
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November 11, 2016 - 6:51 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Rauno Nurger scored 14 points to lead a 54-point bench performance, and Wichita State easily handled South Carolina State 85-39 in a season-opening win on Friday night. None of Wichita State's starting five scored in double figures. Instead, Nurger's 14 points led the Shockers in 16...
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November 11, 2016 - 12:51 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — A new science building at the University of Kansas is getting closer to completion. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the final beam has been hoisted into place for the new $117 million Integrated Science Building. Several hundred people gathered Thursday in the partially...
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November 11, 2016 - 12:48 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The top Republican in the Senate says he asked President-elect Donald Trump to move swiftly in approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told reporters on Friday that he made the request during his Capitol Hill meeting...
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November 11, 2016 - 12:43 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A gift of $1 million has been given to Wichita State University to create an outdoor sculpture fund. The Wichita eagle reports that Joan Beren presented the gift before her death in January. The goal is to create the Joan S. Beren Outdoor Sculpture Conservation Fund. Beren was part...
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November 11, 2016 - 6:28 am
WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita Business Journal reports Textron Aviation laid off more workers in Wichita this week in a move the company describes as a step in improving its efficiency. But the company is not talking about how many. A company representative did not provide any numbers related to the...
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November 11, 2016 - 5:39 am
AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas man accused of stalking singer Taylor Swift in Austin, Texas, has been charged with violating a lifetime restraining order. Travis County records show Frank Andrew Hoover is being held Friday on a charge of violating a protective order issued in Kansas that requires him to...
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November 11, 2016 - 5:11 am
RENO COUNTY, Kan. - Two men are dead after a pursuit and a car crash Friday morning in Reno County; the scene is on U.S. Highway 50 near Buhler/Haven Road, to the east-southeast of Hutchinson. It began when police officers in Newton were alerted to multiple shopliftings at Walmart. A stolen car...
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November 11, 2016 - 3:47 am
SALINA, Kan. — One central Kansas county had its vote counting slowed by a large increase in write-in votes. The Salina Journal ( http://bit.ly/2fI5Nbx ) reports that the nearly 1,300 write-in votes in Saline County were more than three times more than were cast in the 2014 general election. County...
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November 10, 2016 - 10:28 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Firefighters answered a call to a building fire in south Wichita this morning. Around two a.m. units were sent to Farmland Industries at 2323 South Sheridan. Firefighters found a machine burning on the roof of the structure. That fire pumped smoke into the building. Several...
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