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April 16, 2019 - 4:52 am
A man has been found guilty of killing five people in September 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Kansas City Star reports that jurors on Monday convicted 38-year-old Brandon Howell of five counts of first-degree murder and seven other felonies. The jury deliberated for less than two hours...
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April 16, 2019 - 4:23 am
Kansas will be taking steps toward allowing farmers to grow hemp for industrial use under a measure Gov. Laura Kelly signed into law Monday. The new law taking effect later this month replaces a state program only for researching hemp and its potential uses with a program for commercial production...
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April 16, 2019 - 2:18 am
Soggy fields may be slowing the planting of corn this season in Kansas. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 6% of the corn seed has been put in so far in Kansas. That is somewhat in line with the 5% planted at this time last year, but it is well behind the 14%...
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April 15, 2019 - 11:21 pm
Authorities with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) discovered a loaded firearm at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport Monday. The gun, a 9mm Ruger loaded with five rounds, was detected by an agent during x-ray screening at the security screening checkpoint. The Wichita...
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Ted Woodward
April 15, 2019 - 2:16 pm
24-year-old Erik Luna died in a traffic accident in S. Wichita. It happened before 2:00 a.m. Sunday; first-responders found a Mitsubishi Eclipse overturned, with two victims trapped inside. The car was going south-bound when it went out-of-control, in the 3500 block of S. Broadway, hitting a bridge...
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April 15, 2019 - 10:38 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the City Council will discuss a new police substation for east Wichita. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the substation will be located near Kellogg and Edgemoor ... and will likely be combined with a fire substation. The Council will discuss plans for the Wichita River...
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April 14, 2019 - 7:32 am
An early morning crash in south Wichita has claimed the life of one person. It happened around 1:45, on Broadway between 31st Street South and MacArthur. Wichita Police Sargent Chris Marceau gave this account of the crash. "We believe that the vehicle was traveling southbound on Broadway at a high...
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April 14, 2019 - 5:54 am
Two Senators have introduced bi-partisan legislation to protect military bases from extreme weather events. Kansas Senator Jerry Moran and Democratic Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii brought a bill to the floor of the Senate to ensure military bases are ready for any potential disasters and changes...
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April 13, 2019 - 6:39 pm
Kansas finally abandoned a Prohibition-era rule that restricted certain stores to only sell beer with up to 3.2% alcohol content, but the stronger beer that's now allowed doesn't contain much more alcohol. Kansas this month ended its law dating back to the 1930s, allowing groceries and convenience...
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April 13, 2019 - 5:24 pm
A Kansas legislator is suggesting that the state treasurer should drop his bid for the U.S. Senate because he "needs to be at home, helping to raise his young children." State Treasurer Jake LaTurner responded Friday that state Sen. Gene Suellentrop's comments were "cowardly." LaTurner is a...
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