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April 16, 2017 - 1:14 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A disagreement about who should take on the financial burden of replacing miles of dilapidated Kansas gas pipeline is dividing three commissioners on the state's utility regulatory agency. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2oyGwX6 ) reports that Shari Feist-Albrecht,...
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April 16, 2017 - 1:06 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man has pleaded no contest in the stabbing death of his grandmother. Jaered Long entered the plea Thursday to second-degree murder and two counts of battery of a law enforcement officer. Long was arrested in December 2015 after his 67-year-old grandmother, Deborah...
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April 16, 2017 - 12:55 am
MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — McPherson and state authorities are investigating a homicide in McPherson. McPherson police said officers were called to a home in McPherson Saturday afternoon by someone who said a friend was possibly dead. When officers went into the home, they found the person dead. No...
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April 16, 2017 - 12:51 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning Saturday night, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the Los Angeles Angels 3-2. Moustakas connected off Jose Alvarez (0-1) for his fifth home run this season. Los Angeles had tied the score in the seventh when...
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April 16, 2017 - 12:49 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House speaker's office says state Rep. David Brumbaugh has died. He was 56. Office spokesman Jason Sutton says in a statement that Brumbaugh's family confirmed he died Saturday evening. The cause of death was not immediately known. The Republican from Broken Arrow...
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April 15, 2017 - 6:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) —The board of regents at Washburn University have approved a campus concealed-carry policy. The board unanimously approved the gun policy without discussion on Thursday. The policy requires all campus housing residents to safely secure and conceal handguns from sight on...
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April 15, 2017 - 6:16 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Police are looking for two suspects who robbed a west Wichita convenience store. Just after 10:30 Friday night, officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Circle K gas station in the 44-hundred block of West Maple. Wichita Police Officer Paul Cruz says that when officers...
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April 15, 2017 - 3:34 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – More bicyclists may soon be popping up around the City of Wichita. City Council members on Tuesday spoke in favor a bike share program. Bike ICT is a bike share program that would allow people to check out a bicycle at a local station, ride it, and then return it to the same...
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April 15, 2017 - 3:16 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State has hired Iowa deputy athletic director Gene Taylor as its new athletic director, filling an opening left after John Currie left for Tennessee in February. Taylor was hired at Iowa in 2014 following a 13-year stint as the athletic director at North Dakota State,...
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April 15, 2017 - 1:49 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are moving to see that assets of a financially troubled nonprofit Catholic hospital in Topeka remain in the state if its out-of-state owner sells it. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced late Friday that he would examine the financial structure of St...
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