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December 02, 2017 - 11:20 pm
The weekend after Thanksgiving Bretz & Young Injury Law started offering an on-call service to provide free rides to those who may have had too much to drink. Bretz and Young have been working injury cases in Hutchinson for 20 years and the attorneys said they've seen far too many cases...
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December 02, 2017 - 10:32 pm
A ferret species once thought to be extinct is making a modest comeback on the prairie, thanks to the work of staff at a Kansas nature center and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Prairie Park Nature Center and volunteers from various...
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December 02, 2017 - 8:27 pm
Wichita Police say a shortage of officers isn't as bad as one of its captains claims. In an email, Patrol East Captain Kevin Mears stated his bureau is so short staffed that people are waiting up to two hours for an officer to show up to a call and some cops are pulling double duty. Wichita Deputy...
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December 02, 2017 - 6:33 pm
A man killed early Saturday morning at 1100 N Estelle has been identified as Family Semaj Chambers. Officers found Chambers in critical condition in the street. He was taken to Wesley for treatment but unfortunately he passed away from a gunshot wound to the chest. Two men were located and arrested...
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December 02, 2017 - 5:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting Monday to start work on a response to a state Supreme Court order to boost funding. The committee's daylong session at the Statehouse includes a briefing from the attorney general's...
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December 02, 2017 - 11:23 am
Washington, D.C. (KNSS) - Kansas Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts both voted in favor of the Senate’s tax reform bill, which passed the Senate 51-49. In a press release, Senator Moran said, “It’s been more than three decades since Congress has reformed our tax code and Americans can no longer...
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December 02, 2017 - 10:26 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting Monday to start work on a response to a state Supreme Court order to boost funding. The committee's daylong session at the Statehouse includes a briefing from the attorney general's...
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December 02, 2017 - 7:01 am
A man died early Saturday morning in a shooting in northeast Wichita. Wichita Police officers responded around 2 a.m. to the 1100 block of N. Estelle. When they arrived, they found a man in his mid-20's with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Wesley Hospital where he later died...
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December 02, 2017 - 1:12 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is reporting that it collected $8.5 million more in taxes than anticipated in November. It was the sixth consecutive month with higher-than-expected revenues. The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state collected $463.5 million in taxes last month. The...
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December 02, 2017 - 1:00 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The trial of three men accused of plotting to bomb a Kansas mosque and an apartment complex housing Somali refugees has been put off until March. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren partially granted on Friday an unopposed defense request for the delay, setting the trial to begin...
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