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John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
November 28, 2017 - 9:18 pm
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is traveling to Washington to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell's spokesman, David Popp, confirmed the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday. The Kansas City Star reports Popp would not discuss the reason for the meeting but it comes as Brownback's...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 9:13 pm
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Lyon County authorities are asking the public for help in solving the killing of a young man from Emporia. Lyon County deputies were called Sept. 6 to investigate a suspicious vehicle on a road about five miles east of Emporia. The deputies found the car on...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 9:08 pm
Kansas State University will use a $1 million gift to create at least 30 matching scholarships as part of the university's Family Scholarship Program. The university announced Tuesday that new gifts of $30,000 will be matched with $30,000 from Mary Vanier's gift. Another $10,000 will go make $2,000...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 9:03 pm
Lenexa police say a man who was shot to death by an off-duty officer at a Costco in Kansas didn't appear to have specific targets when he walked into the store screaming and waving a gun. Investigators say Ronald Hunt, 58, was living in his truck in the Costco parking lot in Lenexa before he...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 9:00 pm
State officials in Kansas are insisting that eliminated and delayed payments to a pension fund for teachers and other government workers won't affect retirees. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that officials with the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System assured retirees' financial safety to...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 2:34 pm
A federal appeals court has refused to hear the appeal of a Kansas man who tried to set off what he thought was a bomb at an Army post to support the Islamic State. A three-judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed on Tuesday the appeal filed by John T. Booker, Jr., of Topeka...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 1:23 pm
A fire has been reported at a gin in southern Kansas where as many as 300 bales of cotton are burning. The Hutchinson News reports the fire was discovered Monday at the Southern KansasCotton Growers Co-op Gin near Anthony. Manager Gary Feist says he received a call that one of the gin's pods of...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 10:29 am
Authorities have found a woman dead inside a vehicle after the driver was stopped for speeding in suburban Kansas City while attempting to rush the woman to a hospital. Kansas City, Kansas, police said in a news release that police in neighboring Mission, Kansas, stopped the vehicle early Tuesday...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 10:27 am
Authorities have found a woman dead inside a vehicle after the driver was stopped for speeding in suburban Kansas City while attempting to rush the woman to a hospital. Kansas City, Kansas, police said in a news release that police in neighboring Mission, Kansas, stopped the vehicle early Tuesday...
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Dreamstime
November 28, 2017 - 10:24 am
State officials in Kansas are insisting that eliminated and delayed payments to a pension fund for teachers and other government workers won't affect retirees. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that officials with the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System assured retirees' financial safety to...
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