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November 18, 2016 - 3:41 am
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump has offered the CIA director job to Mike Pompeo, a conservative Republican congressman from Kansas who has heavily criticized the Iran deal and was a member of the congressional committee that blasted Hillary Clinton over the attack in Benghazi, Libya...
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November 18, 2016 - 2:22 am
WICHITA, Kan. - President-elect Donald Trump has picked Mike Pompeo — a Kansas congressman — to be CIA director. That's according to a Trump transition official. Pompeo is a conservative Republican and a fierce critic of President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran. Trump is beginning to fill...
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November 17, 2016 - 10:22 pm
WICHITA - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Kris Kobach are appearing on lists of possible Cabinet picks for the new Trump administration. Brownback and three others are on the shortlist for Secretary of Agriculture. A list appearing on the website Politico also had Brownback in the...
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November 17, 2016 - 3:23 pm
MAYETTA, Kan. — Authorities say a man has drowned while fishing in an eastern Kansas farm pond. Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse says the victim has been identified as John Johnson, 91, of Berryton. He was among three men in a small boat that capsized Wednesday in the pond near Mayetta. Johnson...
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November 17, 2016 - 3:20 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The City of Lawrence has filed a lawsuit to terminate an incentive agreement with a hotel, citing personal purchases and falsified retail sales. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the lawsuit claims the developers of The Oread hotel fraudulently collected tax rebates for...
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November 17, 2016 - 3:17 pm
EMPORIA, Kan. — Kansas' state universities are proposing raising housing and dining rates starting next year. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the board received the proposed rates from the six state universities Wednesday. The largest rate increase would be at the University of Kansas, with...
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November 17, 2016 - 12:50 pm
GREAT BEND, Kan. — Authorities are investigating after an employee died at a Kansas industrial plant. Great Bend Police Chief Cliff Couch told The Hays Post that the male employee died Thursday at the Fuller Industries plant in Great Bend. He says the death appears to have been caused by an...
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November 17, 2016 - 10:56 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Authorities in Wichita are investigating after a woman was found shot to death and her infant daughter was reported missing. Police said the woman, 27, was found shot to death at her Wichita apartment Thursday, and her 6-day-old infant daughter is missing. The woman's name hasn't...
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November 17, 2016 - 4:13 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A triplex was destroyed by fire this morning in east Wichita. Around 4:20, fire crews were called to the 7000 block of east Lincoln. First responders found smoke and flame coming from a one-story structure. Damage is heavy. No injuries reported. No cause mentioned. Two families are...
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November 16, 2016 - 8:08 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – Open concealed carry will be allowed on college campuses across Kansas as of July 2017. Wichita State University officials met with the Board of Regents Governance Committee Wednesday to review a proposal for the campus. The proposal is an upgrade in security that would cost the...
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