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April 17, 2019 - 4:50 am
The University of Kansas has taken steps to prevent a crippling internet outage similar to the one that occurred in 2016. University spokeswoman Mary Walsh says the school recently installed a third fiber cable to campus. That will allow the university to have access to the internet if one of the...
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April 17, 2019 - 2:40 am
Gas prices are trending upward in the U.S. Shawn Steward with AAA Kansas says gas prices increased 11 cents a gallon in the state over the past week. “Even though we’re still in April, we’re actually seeing summer-like demand for gas,” said Steward. “Gas stock is tightening up. The supply is...
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April 16, 2019 - 11:03 pm
A former Kruse Corporation employee has been sentenced to probation for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of copper from his employer and selling it to scrap yards. 42-year-old Matthew Belshe was accused of using company funds from his employer to order copper piping. After the...
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April 16, 2019 - 9:16 pm
The chances for severe weather chances will increase for parts of the area on Wednesday evening, with threats of large hail, gusty winds, and heavy rainfall for central and south central Kansas. Skies will be mostly cloudy with breezy south winds. Lows will drop back to the high 50s and low 60s,...
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April 16, 2019 - 8:11 pm
Student athletes at Eureka High School are disappointed that their local school bond issue failed last month. The Community Activity Center, which hosts many sporting events, was destroyed after an EF-3 tornado hit the building. The community voted in January and passed a $7.5-million bond issue to...
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April 16, 2019 - 7:49 pm
The death of 2-year old Zaiden Javonovich and charges of murder and child abuse against his parents in the case put the spotlight once again on the Kansas Department for Children and Families and a call for state lawmakers to address problems within the agency. Last year, Laura Kelly ran her...
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April 16, 2019 - 7:14 pm
On Tuesday, the parents of a toddler boy found dead in a south Wichita mobile home made their first appearance in court in connection with his death. 22-year old Brandi Marchant and 28-year old Patrick Javonovich have each been charged with five counts including first-degree murder, child abuse and...
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April 16, 2019 - 2:39 pm
Former Wichita police officer Michael Zajkowski pleaded guilty Tuesday to looking the other way for years while co-defendants made a business of operating illegal private poker games, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. 51 year old Zajkowski pleaded guilty to one count of concealing a felony. In...
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April 16, 2019 - 1:09 pm
During Tuesday’s Wichita City Council meeting, the group approved adjustments in user fees for water and sewer services. User fee revenue is supposed to cover services that benefit individual customers, such as trip charges associated with water shutoffs. A cost analysis found that under the...
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April 16, 2019 - 12:37 pm
Boeing has won a $14.3 billion contract to service and maintain all B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The Department of Defense said the contract includes hardware and software development and integration, ground and flight testing, configuration...
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