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November 30, 2017 - 2:38 pm
Kansas nursing homes are facing a spike in fines and citations industry members consider heavy-handed enforcement of federal regulations. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Legislature's KanCare oversight committee heard concerns from nursing home industries on Wednesday. Industry members say...
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November 30, 2017 - 11:24 am
Wichita police were involved in a car chase Thursday morning that ended with the fleeing suspect hitting another car, then striking a utility pole. The chase began at about 8:45 in the area of 25th and Arkansas, and ended at 24th and Market. Police say the suspect had a female passenger, but she...
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Dreamstime
November 30, 2017 - 11:09 am
Kansas legislators in both parties have misgivings about a plan to have the nation's largest private prison operator build a new correctional facility for the state. The plan outlined Thursday by the state Department of Corrections would replace the state's oldest and largest prison in Lansing,...
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November 30, 2017 - 5:32 am
A man arrested in the murder of a woman over the weekend was charged Wednesday in Sedgwick County District Court. 33-year old Aaron Suiter has been charged on one count of first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Bryena McQuitty. Suiter was arrested after McQuitty was found dead at a home on...
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November 29, 2017 - 10:28 pm
The Sedgwick County Commission meeting on Wednesday became heated after Commissioner Richard Ranzau took issue with Commissioner Michael O'Donnell. During discussion of the county health department and what data should be used to make decision s Ranzau called O'Donnell a liar, accusing him of using...
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Dreamstime
November 29, 2017 - 8:53 pm
Construction is set to begin on a $90 million biodiesel plant in Wichita. Cargill said in a news release that a 42,000-square-foot plant will employ 35 full-time workers. It is expected to begin operating in January 2019. The company adds that the new plant will allow Wichita to become a...
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Dreamstime
November 29, 2017 - 8:42 pm
A Houston man playing video games in an online group says he and others heard the gunshots that hundreds of miles away killed a Kansas man and his mother this past weekend. Three to four players, including one from Canada, were playing online Saturday night when one of them and his mother were shot...
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November 29, 2017 - 8:37 pm
An attorney for a woman who sued Haskell Indian Nations University after she said she was raped has settled her lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by the former student, listed in court documents as Jane Doe, closed Tuesday after she and the federal government agreed to the dismissal. Her attorney, Dan...
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November 29, 2017 - 8:31 pm
A former University of Kansas student convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery for groping a female friend who was in bed with him has been convicted of misdemeanor sexual battery. Hanbit Chang, 20, of Shawnee was found guilty Tuesday. Although his sentencing was delayed, Chang's attorney, John...
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