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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 4:03 pm
The Supreme Court is leaving in place a Nebraska law that bars protests around funerals. Nebraska enacted the law in 2006. It prohibits protests near a cemetery, mortuary or church from one hour before the beginning of a funeral to two hours after. Members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist...
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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 3:59 pm
A federal court has dismissed two lawsuits filed by former rowers who alleged the University of Kansas didn't respond properly to their reports of being sexually assaulted on campus. The Lawrence Journal-World reports lawsuits filed in 2016 by Daisy Tackett and Sarah McClure were dismissed last...
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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 3:56 pm
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is facing a newly formed fundraising committee dedicated to stopping him from becoming governor. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that "StopKobach" is a political action committee formed in August. Michael Hoheisel says the PAC is working to establish its...
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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 3:52 pm
Police are investigating the weekend deaths of four people in three Wichita neighborhoods as homicides. Police said a woman returning home late Saturday found the bodies of her 62-year-old mother, Houng Pham, and her 23-year-old brother, Cody Ha. Police are asking the public for information in the...
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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 3:49 pm
A sheriff's office in eastern Kansas is considering modular units as a temporary solution to jail overcrowding. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Douglas County Undersheriff Gary Bunting is exploring a type of free-standing, temporary cell block to increase on-site capacity at the county jail...
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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 3:45 pm
A high school football team in northeastern Kansas is coping after a head-on collision killed three family members of teammates. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Sabetha High school football team won a state championship game on Saturday. But on the way home, players Tanner and Carson...
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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 3:41 pm
A Cuban national from Kansas City has admitted to voting illegally and to helping prepare false income tax returns. Federal prosecutors announced that 55-year-old Leonardo Lleras-Rodriguez, who previously lived in St. Joseph, entered the pleas Monday in separate federal indictments. Lleras-...
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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 11:35 am
Kansas gives up hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to a list of tax credits each year, but finding out which companies and individuals benefit has proven difficult. The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas is a rare state that forbids disclosure of tax credit recipients, arguing that it's...
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Steve & Ted mornings
November 27, 2017 - 9:04 am
Detective Wendy Hummel tells us all about a burglary from an east Wichita restaurant. A tip leading to an arrest can make someone $2,500 richer.
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Dreamstime
November 27, 2017 - 4:55 am
Kansas gives up hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to a list of tax credits each year, but finding out which companies and individuals benefit has proven difficult. The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas is a rare state that forbids disclosure of tax credit recipients, arguing that it's...
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