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December 04, 2017 - 8:27 pm
The Wichita city council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to approve a community improvement district, (CID), to allow the restaurant chain, "Chicken N Pickle" to build near 13th and Greenwich. The CID means customers will pay more sales tax in the district in order to help cover costs. The...
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Dreamstime
December 04, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Police say two people are being held in the death of a Wichita boy discovered earlier this year encased in concrete. The remains of Evan C. Brewer, 3, were discovered on Sept. 2 inside a Wichita house where his mother once lived. Wichita police released a statement Monday saying the boy's mother,...
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Dreamstime
December 04, 2017 - 7:21 pm
Kansas legislators are headed toward considering their second big tax increase within a year because of a state Supreme Court order to increase spending on public schools. Lawmakers formally kicked off their work Monday on a response to the court's order in October that the state's aid to public...
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Dreamstime
December 04, 2017 - 7:17 pm
An organizer of Lawrence's Old Fashioned Christmas Parade is apologizing after a Confederate flag was seen at the event. Photos of Saturday's parade show a horse blanket with a Confederate-flag design draped over a horse's saddle. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the young woman and older man...
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Dreamstime
December 04, 2017 - 7:02 pm
Payless ShoeSource is putting its corporate headquarters in Topeka up for sale. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the company is seeking $8.5 million for the headquarters, amid rumors that Payless might leave Topeka. Payless emerged from bankruptcy in August. In early November, company spokeswoman...
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Dreamstime
December 04, 2017 - 6:57 pm
Relatives say one of the three Americans abducted in Baghdad last year has died from complications stemming from his month in captivity. His daughter, Amanda Frost, says Russell Frost died Thursday at his home in Wichita. Frost was working as a contractor in January 2016 when he and two co-workers...
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Dreamstime
December 04, 2017 - 6:45 pm
Health care officials say Kansas nursing homes are hesitant to take patients who need hospice care and are waiting on Medicaid coverage because they may not get paid for the care they provide. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a backlog of Medicaid applications has been affecting Kansas...
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Dreamstime
December 04, 2017 - 6:35 pm
The new fire management officer at the U.S. Forest Service Office in Chadron, Nebraska is looking for hundreds of new firefighters. The Forest Service wants to hire more than 900 temporary firefighters in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, South Dakota and Wyoming. Scott Bovey, in Chadron, is in charge of...
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