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August 08, 2019 - 6:19 pm
The owner of a Kansas City day care center was sentenced to federal prison for fraudulently receiving more than $556,000 in benefits. Sharif Karie, 41, of Olathe, Kansas, was sentenced Thursday to four years and 10 months without parole. He was convicted in January of nearly 30 counts, including...
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August 08, 2019 - 11:53 am
KDOT, the Kansas Department of Transportation, has announced roadwork projects for Wichita, mostly in the North junction area. This Saturday, August 10, the North-bound lanes of North Broadway will be closed from 37th street to I-235 while crews pour concrete there. North-bound traffic will be...
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August 08, 2019 - 7:23 am
A Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy arrested twice in the same day has lost his license to be an officer. Raymond Paredes was arrested October 31, 2018 for a domestic battery call at his Bel Aire home. Paredes pushed his wife against a wall. The sheriff's department says Paredes was arrested later...
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August 07, 2019 - 6:46 pm
Kansas plans to impose what some tax experts said Wednesday would be the nation's most aggressive policy for collecting state and local taxes on online sales, possibly inviting a legal battle. The state Department of Revenue issued a notice last week saying any "remote seller" doing business with...
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August 07, 2019 - 6:33 pm
Utility crews are working to restore power in parts of Kansas and Missouri after strong storms swept through, bringing wind gusts that downed lines. A thunderstorm Wednesday morning initially left about 4,000 Westar Energy customers without power in eastern Kansas. By midday, all but a few hundred...
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August 07, 2019 - 2:01 pm
A government report shows farm real estate values went up 6% in Kansas from last year. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the value of all land and buildings on Kansas farms averaged $1,960 per acre for 2019. That is $110 per acre higher than last year. The report is a bright...
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August 07, 2019 - 11:29 am
The Sedgwick County Commission approved the county budget for 2020 at Wednesday's weekly meeting. This step finalized a process that started back in February. The county budget was set at $437.3 million. It includes a $149.1 million property tax levy, approximately equivalent to a property tax rate...
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August 07, 2019 - 7:58 am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will give a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University next month. Pompeo will speak Sept. 6 at McCain Auditorium. He has been secretary of state since March 2018. Before that, he served time as President Donald Trump's director of the CIA. His speech comes during...
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August 07, 2019 - 5:16 am
Wichita Police say a story being shared online about a thwarted mass shooting attempt at a local mall is not true. The story being circulated online says the Wichita Police Department arrested a man who was taking multiple weapons to Towne West Mall. In an email release WPD Officer Charley Davidson...
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August 06, 2019 - 11:55 pm
An additional $1,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of whoever is responsible for killing a Wichita business owner Chuck Giles, who owned Neighbors Restaurant was shot outside his home in July. Additional funding has been provided in an effort to help solve the case "Two...
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