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February 22, 2017 - 12:48 pm
LA CYGNE, Kan. — Two Kansas school administrators are charged with failing to report suspected child abuse involving a former teacher who is accused of having sex with at least one student. Prairie View High School principal Tim Weis and former Prairie View School District superintendent Chris...
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February 22, 2017 - 12:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators are not sure what path they will take to balance the state budget after failing to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing income taxes. Brownback vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have raised more than $1 billion over two years. The House voted to...
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February 22, 2017 - 12:37 pm
MULVANE, Kan. — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a man was killed when a train hit his truck southeast of Mulvane. The man's name has not been released. Trooper Chad Crittenden says it's unclear if the man saw the train coming as he drove into the path of the train. The railway crossing on a gravel...
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February 22, 2017 - 8:31 am
WICHITA, Kan. - In recent days with warmer weather, police are noticing a spike in larcenies -- people entering unlocked cars and stealing items. Some of the items stolen in recent days include: purses and wallets containing personal information, credit cards, money; personal effects such as...
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February 22, 2017 - 7:31 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - The Latest on the debate in Kansas over raising income taxes to balance the state budget: 1 p.m. A majority of the Republicans in the Kansas House voted to override GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing income taxes to help balance the state budget. The vote Wednesday in...
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February 22, 2017 - 6:10 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — A bill limiting public access to records about police officers who have been disciplined or fired will move to the Senate after the House passed it by a wide margin Wednesday. The bill passed 107 to 18. It would exempt police records held at a central registry from the Kansas Open...
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February 22, 2017 - 6:04 am
HENRYETTA, Okla. — Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal in Henryetta. The Tulsa World ( http://bit.ly/2lprhhr ) reports city leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance that forbids dancing within 500 feet of a place of worship. The dance ban also prohibited dance halls...
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February 22, 2017 - 5:48 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has given final approval to a bill restoring guaranteed teacher tenure. The bill now goes to the Senate. The body passed the bill Wednesday with a 72 to 53 vote. It originally dealt with arbitration but was amended Tuesday to include the tenure measure so that a...
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February 22, 2017 - 5:14 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has voted to override Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing personal income taxes to help balance the state budget. The vote Wednesday was 85-40. That's one vote more than the two-thirds majority necessary in the 125-member House. The House's...
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February 22, 2017 - 4:28 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has fulfilled his promise to veto a bill that would have increase personal income taxes to help balance the budget. Brownback acted during a Statehouse news conference. He had pledged to veto the measure during a Tuesday night banquet of the supportive...
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