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March 15, 2017 - 11:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is trying to persuade legislators to increase salaries for judges and pay for judicial branch employees. Nuss devoted much of his annual State of the Judiciary address Wednesday to what he described as the serious need to increase pay...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Abortion opponents have enjoyed a long string of legislative victories in Kansas in recent years. But now they worry that a legal challenge to a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester procedure could doom other restrictions they've won. The Kansas Supreme Court will...
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March 15, 2017 - 1:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Some state legislators are floating the idea of having Kansas adopt a "flat" personal income tax as lawmakers consider raising taxes to fix the state's budget problems. Sen. Ty Masterson, (R-Andover), said Wednesday that his colleagues are increasingly interested in moving to a...
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March 15, 2017 - 1:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A lawsuit by the state of Kansas accuses the man at the center of a multi-state lottery number-fixing scam of working with two others to redeem two bogus lottery tickets for $44,000. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday he filed the Shawnee County lawsuit against...
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March 15, 2017 - 1:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas state agency says an action taken by a legislative committee would devastate in-home services for the disabled and their providers. Spokeswoman Angela de Rocha said Wednesday that the state Department for Aging and Disability Services would be forced to cut rates paid to...
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March 15, 2017 - 1:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Senate's top Republican says she'll propose cutting spending across the board to help the state get through June without a budget deficit. Senate President Susan Wagle, (R-Wichita), said Wednesday that lawmakers should approach the state's budget problems like families do...
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March 15, 2017 - 1:00 pm
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg residents have approved a $31 million bond issue that will be used to expand the district's six schools. Unofficial results show the bond issued passed Tuesday in a special election by a 1,542-641 margin. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports funds from the bond will be used...
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March 15, 2017 - 12:57 pm
EMPORIA, Kan. — A man is jailed on $500,000 bond after being accused in last week's shooting death of a woman in Emporia. The Emporia Gazette reports that Lyon County prosecutors charged Sony Uk, 30, on Tuesday with first-degree murder. During a brief court appearance Tuesday, a judge scheduled Uk...
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March 15, 2017 - 8:25 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are officially identifying the body found in a car in the Missouri River as that of a missing Wichita woman. Police said Wednesday the body of 20-year-old Toni Anderson was inside her car, which was pulled from the river near Parkville Friday. Her parents had...
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March 15, 2017 - 7:54 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Two men were shot in a four-hour period in Wichita. The first shooting occurred in the north part of Wichita; the investigation began after a 23-year-old man who had been shot in the stomach showed up at a hospital after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators were able to find a crime...
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