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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 6:58 pm
A former Kansas Highway Patrol superintendent is asking the state Supreme Court to force Gov. Laura Kelly to reinstate him. Mark Bruce resigned under pressure in April after questions arose about an alleged domestic violence incident involving another official in the patrol. Bruce filed a petition...
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 6:52 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is proposing that Kansas burn through more than half of its cash reserves to pay off some debt early. The proposed budget she released Thursday would do that while taking longer to close a long-term funding gap for the state pension system for teachers and government workers...
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January 16, 2020 - 6:46 pm
A Kansas teen who said he didn't know a gun was loaded when he fatally shot a friend has been acquitted of second-degree murder. The jury delivered its verdict Wednesday in the case against the Roeland Park teen, who was 13 years old in August when he shot and killed Zavier Mendoza, 14, in a home...
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January 16, 2020 - 6:38 pm
New York Times report says prosecutors are scrutinizing at least two news articles about the FBI and Comey that mentioned a secret Russian intelligence document. Watch the latest video at
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 5:57 pm
A man wounded by a rookie Kansas police officer who mistakenly drew her gun instead of her Taser has been unable to find her to serve her with an excessive force lawsuit. Akira Lewis's attorney said in a court filing that she has sought assistance from law enforcement, a process service company and...
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 5:51 pm
A new survey of bankers suggests the economy is growing in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states. The survey released Thursday showed that the overall index for rural parts of the region improved to 55.9 in January from December's 50.2. Any score above 50 suggests a growing economy. Creighton...
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 5:47 pm
Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia said Thursday that the state is better prepared to respond to layoffs stemming from the grounding of the troubled Boeing 737 Max than it was during the Great Recession, when it had to borrow money to prop up its unemployment insurance trust fund. That fund now...
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 5:42 pm
The fate of a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution could depend more on when it would appear on the ballot than the language being considered by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Supporters of the proposal for overturning last year's Kansas Supreme Court decision...
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January 16, 2020 - 1:16 pm
The Wichita area is under a Winter Weather Advisory from Thursday evening through early Friday afternoon, with freezing rain, rain, sleet, and snow in the forecast. City of Wichita road crews have been pre-treating streets with de-icer, a salt/water mix. All five dozen trucks are now on duty...
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January 16, 2020 - 10:52 am
The state's top prosecutor wants to crack down on indoor vaping. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday in a news release that he wants the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act to also cover vaping and has crafted legislation to make the change. The law prohibits smoking in most public places...
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