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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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March 15, 2017 - 5:57 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - The father of a Kansas women's basketball player says no one at the university sought a Title IX investigation after a confrontation between his daughter and Jayhawks star Josh Jackson. Speaking by phone Tuesday, Tim Calvert told a Kansas Senate education committee that the...
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March 15, 2017 - 2:20 am
WICHITA, Kan. - One person is dead in a house fire Wednesday morning in far west Wichita. Around 5:20 a.m. firefighters were called to 12-thousand block of west Walker near Kellogg and 119th. Upon arrival crews found heavy fire in the basement of a house. Firefighters pulled a person from the...
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March 15, 2017 - 12:08 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - The average gasoline price in Kansas is 2.18 a gallon for the second week in a row. AAA of Kansas' Jennifer Haugh tells the Kansas Information Network the prices are steady. “Even though OPEC is holding on to their agreement, the U.S. is still at a pretty high production level,” said...
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March 15, 2017 - 12:02 am
Topeka, Kan. - A hazardous material spill at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka shut down its emergency room for several hours. The spill happened Monday night around 10:30 p.m. The Kansas Information Network spoke with Stormont Vail Communications Manager Niki Malone. “The spill was identified...
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