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March 12, 2017 - 11:10 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The governors of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico are seeking temporary suspension of grazing restrictions for farmers and ranchers because of wildfires. The fires have burned more than 2,300 square miles in the four states, forcing farmers and ranchers to move their...
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March 12, 2017 - 6:05 am
Andover, Kan. - One person has died following a two vehicle crash on the Kansas Turnpike. It occurred east of Andover around 8:15 Saturday night. KSN News reports that Chase Ludewick, 21, was driving northbound when he rear-ended another vehicle. His truck then went into a ditch and rolled 7 times...
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March 12, 2017 - 4:46 am
Wichita, Kan. - Investigators are trying to determine what caused a house fire Saturday night. The call came in around 8:30 pm in the 2500 block of Minnesota. When firefighters arrived they found neighbors with hoses attempting to put out the fire. Fire crews did manage to quench the blaze...
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March 11, 2017 - 9:22 pm
BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. – One person is in the hospital with critical injuries following a two vehicle crash along I-135 near Andover late Saturday night. Butler County and Kansas Turnpike authorities report the crash occurred around 8:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes. Traffic was delayed due to crews...
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March 11, 2017 - 6:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Education Commissioner Randy Watson says the state needs to double the percentage of students who earn college degrees or training certificates in order to compete in the changing economy. Commissioner Randy Watson says a national report found that 72 percent of the jobs in...
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March 11, 2017 - 5:50 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — As Kansas legislators debate raising income taxes to fix the state's big budget problems, they're not tying any of their plans to whether Republican Gov. Sam Brownback will depart for President Donald Trump's administration. Bipartisan groups are aiming for an income tax increase...
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March 11, 2017 - 4:15 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State University has agreed to pay a $98,578 fine for mishandling hazardous wastes. The university said Friday in a news release that its agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stems from violations found during an inspection in 2014. The problems were...
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March 11, 2017 - 3:13 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Alex Deaton, the man who went on a multi state crime spree that included his shooting of a 19 year old convenience clerk in Pratt, made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in the Pratt County. Prosecutors charged Deaton with One count of Attempted first degree murder. One...
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March 11, 2017 - 12:59 pm
RUSSELL, Kan. - Law enforcement authorities say an inmate from the Russell County jail was free for about seven hours after escaping from the jail. The county sheriff's department says Jason Lesage escaped about 4 a.m. Saturday. He was recaptured about 11 a.m. Details of the arrest were not...
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March 11, 2017 - 12:48 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - A Hutchinson man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a collision that killed an 80-year-old man. Twenty-five-year-old Everette Hardy entered the plea Friday in the May 2016 death of John Johnson, also of Hutchinson. Johnson died in a Wichita hospital 23 days after the...
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