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May 02, 2017 - 8:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) — A man accused in taking part in a fatal attack on another man, pleaded guilty to amended charges. Court records show that Jose Antonio Rojas, 30, pleaded guilty Monday before has was scheduled to be tried on more severe counts of first-degree premeditated murder and...
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May 02, 2017 - 6:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS Update) - Wichita police report that the missing woman was located shortly after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, safe in south Wichita. A person who viewed her photo on a media outlet, saw her and called authorities. She was found safe and has been reunited with her family. Original...
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May 02, 2017 - 2:59 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers who oppose concealed guns at state hospitals have yet to settle on a path forward, though they've likely ruled out spending $24 million to secure the facilities. Spending committees in the House and Senate have decided they won't fund GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's...
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May 02, 2017 - 2:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Tuesday morning dropped a negotiated proposal to fix the state budget with income tax increases because some lawmakers don't think it raises enough revenue. The Senate's Republican leaders said that the chamber wouldn't vote on the proposal from House and...
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May 02, 2017 - 2:10 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawmakers are expressing concerns that the state still has millions of dollars in unused information technology equipment that was bought before a cloud computing plan was scrapped. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2p2e1h5 ) reports that a bipartisan group of lawmakers...
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Ted Woodward
May 02, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Several local agencies have animal mascots, including: "Sparky" the dog, from the Wichita Fire Department ... "Deputy Dan", the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department dog ... the Sedgwick County EMS " Bear-a-Medic" ... and Barry the Bison from the City of Wichita Park &...
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May 02, 2017 - 10:24 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Police say an 81-year-old man has been arrested in the deadly shooting of another man in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2pARmKP ) reports that the suspect has been booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault and first-degree murder in the Monday night...
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May 02, 2017 - 10:01 am
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City-area chiropractor has agreed to pay more than $1 million to settle allegations that his offices submitted false claims to Medicare for treating certain patients. Federal prosecutors in Kansas City, Kansas, on Monday announced the deal involving Brian Schnitta...
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May 02, 2017 - 5:14 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators have drafted a new plan to fix the state budget by increasing personal income taxes that is similar to one Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed. Negotiators for the state House and Senate agreed on the details Monday evening. They believe their plan would...
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May 02, 2017 - 5:10 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Snow in western Kansas this weekend is causing damage to this year’s wheat crop. KSN Ag expert John Jenkinson says even if some of the wheat crop is gone for good, there is a chance to plant another crop in its place. "Some of those areas where the wheat will be destroyed...
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