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February 13, 2019 - 6:58 pm
Lawrence city commissioners appear open to a proposal to significantly reduce the fines for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city. During a work session Tuesday, the commission reviewed a draft ordinance that proposed reducing the minimum fine for possessing 32 grams or less of...
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February 13, 2019 - 6:16 pm
A top election official has told Kansas lawmakers that a database that checks if voters are registered in multiple states hasn't been used since 2017 and won't be used again this year. Kansas elections director Bryan Caskey said Tuesday his office under former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach...
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February 13, 2019 - 5:58 pm
The Lawrence school district is taking steps to respond to two students bringing guns to Lawrence High School in the last week. District spokeswoman Julie Boyle said Tuesday night that the district had activated its Crisis Support Team at Lawrence High. She said the district also will have more...
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February 13, 2019 - 2:18 pm
Officials gathered in downtown Wichita Wednesday morning for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new baseball stadium. The only thing currently on the empty space at Maple & McLean is a sewer line, running about where the old third-base line was located in the now-demolished Lawrence-Dumont...
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February 13, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Three militia members facing decades in prison for their roles in a foiled plot to massacre Somali Muslims in southwest Kansas have all now appealed their convictions and sentences. Attorneys representing Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen on Wednesday filed separate notices of appeal to the 10th...
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February 13, 2019 - 10:49 am
A Wichita girl has died just days after going home following a 457-day hospital stay. The Kansas City Star reports that Zei Uwadia's mother says her daughter died Tuesday, less than two weeks after returning to Wichita . She left Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, on Jan. 31st — a...
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February 13, 2019 - 4:58 am
Authorities in Colorado apprehended a man wanted on suspicion of sexual assault near the Fort Hays State University campus on Feb. 3. On Tuesday police in Colorado announced the arrest of 23-year-old Tre Miekale Carrasco in Aurora, Colorado. Carrasco has previous convictions in Ellis County for...
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February 12, 2019 - 10:19 pm
Two people were injured following a shooting in south Wichita. It happened just after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening in the 1500 block of east Fortuna, just west of Hydraulic. Police say the men were outside, when a car drove up. Shots were fired, stricking both men in thier legs. The injuries are not...
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February 12, 2019 - 7:26 pm
The Kansas state agency responsible for inspecting nursing homes did not correctly respond to problems uncovered in a federal government audit, but it has made some improvements in recent months, according to the agency's officials. The Office of Inspector General report estimated that the Kansas...
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February 12, 2019 - 7:18 pm
Lawrence school Superintendent Anthony Lewis is planning a community discussion after a student allegedly brought a gun to school for the fifth time this school year. The last incident occurred Tuesday at Lawrence High School, where a gun was found in a student's book bag after administrators...
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