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November 07, 2019 - 9:27 pm
A prosecutor says a commission that screens applicants for the Kansas Supreme Court did not violate the state's open meetings law in choosing three finalists for a vacancy. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Thursday that the nominating commission took a final vote during a public...
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November 07, 2019 - 9:22 pm
Time is running out to begin construction on a new coal-fired power plant in Kansas before its permit lapses. The battle over the plant has lasted more than a decade. By the time the Kansas Supreme Court cleared the way for construction in 2017, a company involved in it called the chances it would...
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November 07, 2019 - 7:59 pm
An employee of a Kansas City area restaurant chain alleges in a lawsuit that he was forced out after telling a manager that he had been diagnosed with HIV. Armando Gutierrez filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court. It says he had been working as a serving for a year at The Big Biscuit restaurant...
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November 07, 2019 - 7:49 pm
Four suburban Kansas City high school students have been charged with two Halloween night armed robberies, one of which was recorded and circulated on social media. Police in Overland Park, say the teens took clothing and electronics in the two robberies, which were committed around 4:30 p.m. and 6...
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Wichita Festivals
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November 07, 2019 - 8:38 am
Wichita Festivals/Riverfest announced today that Ty Tabing has been selected as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective Nov. 20. “We are excited to bring Ty on board to continue growing the organization and community events for which we are known,” said Kim Gattis, chair of WFI’s board...
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November 07, 2019 - 5:54 am
According to AAA gas prices are holding steady right now in Kansas. Shawn Steward with AAA Kansas says this week's average price is at $2.35 a gallon, unchanged from last week. "We are five cents less than we were a month ago and 20 cents less from where we were a year ago," said Steward. “Gasoline...
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November 07, 2019 - 5:44 am
The personal finance website WalletHub recently released its list of 2019’s Best Small Cities in America and a Kansas community came in at #1. “Leawood, Kansas, actually ranked best in the country,” said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez. “We did look at over 1200 cities.” Small-city life can be best...
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November 06, 2019 - 10:35 pm
A teenager was rushed to the hospital following a shooting in north Wichita. It happened around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening in the 1300 block of east 15th, at McAdams Park. Police say a group of teens were walking home after playing basketball, when the shots were fired. One of the boys was struck...
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November 06, 2019 - 8:12 pm
A Kansas legislator's complaint has launched an investigation into whether a commission that screens Kansas Supreme Court applicants violated the state's open meetings law. Senate President Susan Wagle is objecting to how the nominating commission used paper ballots in picking three finalists in...
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November 06, 2019 - 7:54 pm
The acting secretary of the Kansas Department of Corrections said during his confirmation hearing, that a mass commutation of offenders was worth considering. Jeff Zmuda commented on a mass commutation that took place earlier this week in Oklahoma. More than 450 inmates were released from prisons...
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