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January 30, 2017 - 2:16 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita home was damaged by fire in the Riverside neighborhood. It happened just after 2:00 p.m. Monday afternoon in the 1700 block of N. Burns. Fire crews arrived to find smoke and flames coming from the home. The fire was quickly brought under control. No one was in the home at...
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January 30, 2017 - 2:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback issued the following statement Monday on President Trump's executive order on refugee resettlement. “It has always been my desire for America to be a haven for those facing religious persecution and a refuge for those seeking freedom. But, we are also a...
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January 30, 2017 - 2:06 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank and to brandishing a firearm during a confrontation with a jewelry store owner. The U.S. attorney's office says Terence Thomas, 25, entered the pleas Monday. Prosecutors say Thomas admitted he had a knife when he approached the...
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January 30, 2017 - 2:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — An attorney for a Missouri-based utility is telling Kansas regulators that its proposal to buy their state's largest electric company will result in significant savings that will keep rates in check for customers. But the Kansas Corporation Commission also heard arguments Monday from...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:42 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The city of Lawrence says in a court filing that a female police officer told investigators that another officer beat her, chained her inside a dog kennel and choked her until she blacked out. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the city released the information in responding...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:41 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas' new sexual assault prevention office says it has trained nearly 15,000 people since it was established last year. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the university is marking the one-year anniversary of its Sexual Assault Prevention and Education...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:36 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A judge has set a joint hearing on the fate of two federal lawsuits in Kansas challenging the state's proof-of-citizenship requirement for voter registration. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Monday granted the unopposed request to consolidate oral arguments on motions...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:33 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — Leavenworth police are investigating the shooting death of a man. Police Chief Pat Kitchens says Gary Frantz, 54, died after being shot several times on Friday night. Investigators determined a woman, 50, was a potential suspect. Kitchens says the woman was later arrested in...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:20 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — The latest government snapshot gives the Kansas winter wheat crop a mixed review. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 20% of the wheat is in poor to very poor condition. The agency rated 36% of the wheat in fair condition, with 42% in good and 2% in...
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January 30, 2017 - 1:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Lawmakers and staff members will have a chance to see a made-for-television film to celebrate Kansas' official song, "Home on the Range." The film will be shown three times at the Capitol's auditorium Monday. The film shows how "Home on the Range" became a well-known Western anthem...
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