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May 03, 2017 - 12:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators plan to debate a $1 billion-plus income tax increase to boost funding for public schools while closing looming budget shortfalls. The state House was considering the tax plan Wednesday afternoon. The bill adds a third income tax bracket, raises income tax...
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May 03, 2017 - 10:05 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Participants in the Kansas winter wheat tour say it is too early to know the full extent of storm damage on the state's crop. The first day of the annual tour on Tuesday covered wheat fields from Manhattan to Colby. The 70 participating scouts made 222 stops that day. It...
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May 03, 2017 - 9:48 am
LENEXA, Kan. (AP) - The apparent accidental death of a 16-month-old boy at a home day care in suburban Kansas City is under investigation. The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/2qrC0LA ) reports that police say it appears that the child was strangled after his sweatshirt got caught on a piece of...
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Steve McIntosh
May 03, 2017 - 5:13 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - The United Way of the Plains released results of the 2017 Wichita/Sedgwick County Point-In-Time Homeless Count. It shows a slight increase in the number of literally homeless individuals since 2016. The survey, which represents only a snapshot of homelessness on one specific...
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May 03, 2017 - 5:07 am
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KNSS) - A weekend blizzard brought snow to western Kansas and heavy snow damaged the roof of St. Catherine Hospital's Women's Clinic. KSN News spoke with hospital CEO Scott Taylor who said they don't know the full extent of the damage to the structure or its contents. "Well,...
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Kyle Grantham/The News Journal via USA TODAY NETWORK
May 03, 2017 - 4:56 am
WASHINGTON D.C. (KNSS) - The House Republican Conference confirmed on Tuesday that newly elected Congressman Ron Estes has been placed on 2 standing committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Estes will serve on the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Small Business...
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May 03, 2017 - 4:27 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators have drafted a new and larger plan for raising income taxes to fix the state budget after top Republicans abruptly dropped one negotiated earlier. House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday evening on a plan to raise more than $1 billion over two years by...
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May 02, 2017 - 10:33 pm
Wichita, Kan. (KNSS) – Wichita city council members may soon vote to change the law in Wichita for first-time pot possession. Council members are considering moving forward with an amended ordinance to drop the maximum fine for first-time pot possession to $1,000, down from $2,500. Wichita Police...
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May 02, 2017 - 10:16 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jose Quintana gave up four singles over eight innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 6-0 on Tuesday night. Quintana (2-4) walked two, struck out seven and allowed only one runner to reach second base. The Royals lost for the 10th time in 11 games...
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May 02, 2017 - 8:51 pm
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A Salina woman was sentenced to nearly 31 years in prison for her role in the death of a Nebraska man. Amber Craig, 25, was sentenced Tuesday in the death of Adonis Loudermilk, 32, of Lincoln, Nebraska. He was killed in April 2016 in the parking lot of a Starlite Motel in Salina...
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