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November 06, 2019 - 7:42 pm
Kansas Republican Congress members are rejecting a request from the state's lone congressional Democrat that they join her in opposing a federal policy that will allow faith-based adoption agencies to get taxpayer funding even if they turn away same-sex couples. Rep. Sharice Davids sent a letter...
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November 06, 2019 - 6:06 pm
Prosecutors have filed federal identity theft charges against a Mexican immigrant whom a former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent tried to free from jail. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release Wednesday that they have charged Juan Tapia, 33, of Mexico with one count each of...
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November 06, 2019 - 5:58 pm
A Wichita man who intentionally ran over a dog has been sentenced to a year in jail. Cole Ford Carter, 20, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to cruelty to animals, criminal threat and a misdemeanor criminal carrying of a weapon. Carter killed a 13-year-old Bichon-Frise and Maltese mix,...
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November 06, 2019 - 4:05 pm
A top 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 mid-...
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Ted Woodward
November 06, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Wichita police arrested a 20-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy -- they allegedly ran a "catfishing" scam, luring a 19-year-old man as the victim of a highway robbery. The victim had been texting with someone, supposedly a female, whom he was going to meet up with in the 4200 block of S. Hydraulic...
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Rodney Price
November 06, 2019 - 11:45 am
The Sedgwick County Commission unanimously approved an expansion and modification of the Union Station TIF district in downtown Wichita.
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Rodney Price
November 06, 2019 - 11:39 am
At Wednesday's Sedgwick County Commission meeting, we learned the county is in sound financial shape.
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November 06, 2019 - 8:05 am
Kansas City voters on Tuesday approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results vote showed the proposal to remove King's name received...
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November 06, 2019 - 7:54 am
Kansas has ended an unusual practice for redrawing the lines of legislative districts that has cost university communities political clout. Voters on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Kansas Constitution eliminating a requirement for the state to adjust federal census figures when the...
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November 06, 2019 - 5:14 am
Police are searching for a minimum-custody inmate after he walked away from the Wichita Work Release Facility. 32-year-old Kyle Ingels left for work at 10:30 a.m. He was reported missing when he did not report back to the facility, he was placed on escape status shortly before 7 p.m. on Tuesday...
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