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February 02, 2017 - 3:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Topeka man charged with killing a passenger in another vehicle during a police chase will go on trial May 1. A Shawnee County District Court judge set the trial date on Wednesday for Marcos Adan Cruz Jr., 21, who faces four felony charges, including first-degree murder in the...
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February 02, 2017 - 3:22 pm
JACKSON, Miss. — Two suspects in a Mississippi pawn shop robbery that left three people dead are back in the state after being captured in Kansas. News outlets report Jamison Townsend, 35, and Joshua Garcia, 37, face three counts of capital murder in the Dec. 17 shooting deaths at Bill's Pawn...
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February 02, 2017 - 2:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Two bills before a Kansas Senate committee would make government meetings and records more accessible to the public. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the bills Tuesday. One bill, introduced by Lawrence Sen. Marci Francisco and Louisburg Rep. Molly Baumgartner,...
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February 02, 2017 - 8:32 am
WICHITA, Kan. - City of Wichita officials have announced the first phase for traffic signal optimization improvements designed to combat congestion, support clean air, and improve commute times. During Mayor Jeff Longwell’s weekly briefing, Public Works & Utilities Director Alan King provided...
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February 02, 2017 - 8:10 am
BRENHAM, Texas - Federal inspectors have confirmed that listeria found in a brand of Blue Bell ice cream, prompting another recall of its products, originated with a third-party supplier. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Iowa-based Aspen Hills detailing the company's...
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February 02, 2017 - 4:28 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Three top Kansas officials are asking the federal government not list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened or endangered species. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Department of Agriculture Secretary Jackie McClaskey made the request in a letter to...
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February 02, 2017 - 4:00 am
LANSING, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Corrections has announced it will explore options for constructing a new facility at the Lansing Correctional Facility site to use in place of the current structures, which were built in the 1860s. The facility has housed offenders since 1863. KDOC plans to...
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February 02, 2017 - 2:52 am
New York, NY and Bala Cynwyd, PA — Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) and CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement by which Entercom will combine with CBS Radio in a tax-free merger. The transaction will create a preeminent radio...
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February 01, 2017 - 10:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - A new tax plan was introduced this week as a bill in the House Taxation Committee. The "Rise Up, Kansas" tax plan adds back in a 3rd tax bracket that was eliminated in 2012. WIBW News in Topeka spoke with Kansas Center for Economic Growth Executive Director Heidi Holliday says that...
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February 01, 2017 - 10:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - House Judiciary Committee members will wait for input from an advisory committee before making any new policy regarding a law that allows police officers to seize and forfeit citizens' property. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Blaine Finch referred five bills for review to the...
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