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August 12, 2019 - 7:53 pm
Broken air conditioning and summer heat has forced officials in Derby to cancel some classes for Tuesday. The air conditioning system at Derby Middle School is being repaired, but the building is deemed too hot inside for students and staff. The first day for all students is now set for Wednesday.
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August 12, 2019 - 5:59 pm
Kanas authorities say police serving a search warrant fatally shot a man they encountered inside a Chetopa home in Labette County. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in news release that the Chetopa Police Department was serving a search warrant at about 12:15 a.m. Monday after receiving a tip...
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August 12, 2019 - 5:54 pm
A government report says Kansas farmers are expected to harvest 810 million bushels of corn this season. The National Agricultural Statistics Service also reported on Monday that this year's corn crop in Kansas is expected to be 26% larger than last year's production. The agency says about 1% of...
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August 12, 2019 - 5:49 pm
A trial for a Lawrence man charged with fatally shooting another man two years ago has been delayed again. Steven Drake III, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in the September 2017 death of Bryce Holladay, 26, at Drake's home. A judge agreed to the delay Monday, after Drake's attorney, Angela...
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August 12, 2019 - 5:31 pm
A bidder from Nebraska has paid $920,000 for a house designed and built by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that Heritage Auctions says new owner wanted to remain anonymous for now, but the bidder plans to honor the integrity of the Sondern-...
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City of Haysville
August 12, 2019 - 4:37 pm
Haysville’s iconic Vickers Station has been added to the Register of Kansas Historic Places and is being considered for listing on the National Historic Register. The City of Haysville expects findings from the National Register to be available within the next 60 days. Located at 140 N. Main Street...
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Steve McIntosh
August 12, 2019 - 9:32 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will approve the city's budget for 2020. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News spending will be up slightly over last year, including funding for 27 new police officers, at $100,000 each.The council will also approve a capitol improvement program. But...
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August 12, 2019 - 8:42 am
Lawrence police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child whose body was found inside a parked car. Police said in a news release the child was found Sunday evening after someone reported a child was left unattended in a car. The family was notified and police are investigating. No further...
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August 12, 2019 - 8:37 am
Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that has temporarily shut down the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb. Investigators say the fire Friday night started in the box shop near the area, causing part of the roof to collapse. It took firefighters more than 12 hours to get the...
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August 11, 2019 - 2:07 pm
A Kansas anti-vaccination group says its membership is growing dramatically since the state added two new vaccination requirements for children returning to school this fall. As of Aug. 2, Kansas is requiring a meningitis vaccine for students beginning seventh grade and students entering 11th grade...
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