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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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December 10, 2018 - 7:07 pm
The city of Lawrence will consider a request to allow colonies of feral cats to live in the city if they have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. The Lawrence Humane Society is proposing the change, which would allow organization workers to trap the cats to be vaccinated and spayed or neutered...
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December 10, 2018 - 6:57 pm
A former Kansas bank teller has pleaded guilty to embezzling from the savings and loan where she worked. The U.S. attorney's office says Theresa Williams, 49, of Leavenworth, Kan., entered the plea Monday. She admitted through her plea to embezzling $13,000 from Mutual Savings Association in...
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December 10, 2018 - 6:44 pm
Officials in Topeka say the city's utility billing vendor may have been the victim of a cyber-attack. The city said in a news release Monday that up to 10,000 customers may have been affected, although a data breach hasn't been confirmed. The vendor, Central Square, notified the city of the...
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December 10, 2018 - 6:38 pm
Kansas Governor-elect Laura Kelly promised voters not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if politicians do nothing. One of the first big political fights Kelly...
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In this Oct. 4, 2018 photo, the U.S. Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court is avoiding a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood over the dissenting votes of three justices. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 10, 2018 - 11:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices. The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices...
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Steve Boyer
December 10, 2018 - 11:07 am
Three carnival workers have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a couple whose bodies were found in Arkansas days after they disappeared from a fair in Kansas. The Kansas Attorney General says 52-year-old Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida; 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr.,...
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December 10, 2018 - 10:49 am
Investigators are looking into a police shooting in northern Oklahoma that left a man wanted for robbery in Kansas dead following a chase. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it's looking into the shooting death early Monday of 39-year-old Shane Adair Wentling after a police pursuit...
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Steve McIntosh
December 10, 2018 - 10:24 am
The Wichita City Council meeting Tuesday will look at several issues. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the council will finalize the contract for the team to build a new downtown stadium. The council will also probably delay for a week any action on a new watger treatment facility. Longwell...
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December 10, 2018 - 8:08 am
Kansas' new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big political fights Gov.-...
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