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December 11, 2018 - 2:40 pm
A 37-year-old former pharmacy technician at the University of Kansas Hospital was placed on probation for stealing drugs from the hospital. Federal prosecutors say Heydon White, of Stilwell, admitted that he stole the painkiller fentanyl from cabinets at the hospital. He was responsible for...
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December 11, 2018 - 2:35 pm
A 36-year-old Garden City man is facing serious charges after police say he fled in a vehicle with his three young children inside. Officers who were called Monday night to a domestic dispute saw a vehicle driven by Billy Mondragon speeding away from the scene. Police say during the chase,...
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December 11, 2018 - 1:53 pm
Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly is selling premium tables 0f 10 people each at her inaugural ball in January for $10,000, five times what the law says is the contribution limit. The new Democratic governor's swearing-in Jan. 14 at the Statehouse and her inaugural committee said Tuesday that it is...
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December 11, 2018 - 11:45 am
New bridges will be built near Brookside, at 2nd Street and also Douglas in east Wichita. The bridges are nearly 70 years old. Construction on the Second and Street Bridge will start in the summer of 2019 and will finish by the end of the year. The city will then move to the Douglas Street Bridge,...
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December 11, 2018 - 11:03 am
A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that police can rely exclusively on their sense of smell to provide probable cause to do preliminary search of a home for drugs. The ruling came in a case where Lawrence police entered a man's apartment to search after saying they detected a strong smell of...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:39 am
After tabling the issue last week, the Wichita City Council took up a vote on the design-build contract for the new downtown baseball stadium. The council used the extra week to make minor corrections to the contract. The city voted unanimously to select the team of JE Dunn-Eby. The city will use a...
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December 11, 2018 - 10:33 am
The remains of a 19-year-old Kansas man who was killed during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor have been identified. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Camillus O'Grady was killed on the battleship USS Oklahoma on Dec. 7, 1941. The Defense Department announced Monday that it had accounted...
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December 11, 2018 - 9:41 am
Police are investigating a shooting in south Wichita. A man reportedly suffered critical injuries. Around 9 a-m officers were called to I-135 and South Hydraulic. The victim was reportedly found on a bike trail near Chapin Park. Police had a description of a male suspect ... and were searching for...
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December 11, 2018 - 2:15 am
The Wichita Park Board voted unanimously to refuse a proposed offer for the purchase of MacDonald Golf Course. In a tweet The City of Wichita said MacDonald Golf Course will stay a part of the city golf system. The board voted to put the northeast golf course up for sale in October. Since then,...
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December 10, 2018 - 11:32 pm
Kansas State hired Chris Klieman of North Dakota State to lead its football program Monday night, passing the reins from retired Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder to someone with three Football Championship Subdivision titles but little Big 12 experience. Klieman was hired to lead the Bison by current...
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