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February 06, 2017 - 2:44 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — Challenges facing students scheules have parents and teachers in agreement that longer days have them tired and struggling to keep up. The Wichita Eagle reports the new extended school day was inacted after last year's $3 million dollar budget cut was announced. Wichita Public...
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February 06, 2017 - 2:41 pm
EMPORIA, Kan. — The BNSF Railway Company has announced plans to invest $125 million in Kansas this year to improve its railways in the state. The Emporia Gazette reports the investment is part of the company's $3.4 billion capital expenditure plan in 2017. Burlington Northern Santa Fe plans to...
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February 06, 2017 - 2:39 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas forward Carlton Bragg's drug charge will be dismissed in six months if he doesn't commit any other crimes. Bragg was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia last week. He was also suspended from the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks. Bragg was quickly granted and signed a...
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February 06, 2017 - 2:36 pm
TROY, Kan. — A Missouri man whose granddaughter, 8, died in a car wreck when he let her drive him home from church has been sentenced to one year of probation. Dennis Meers, of St. Joseph, was sentenced Monday after pleading no contest in December to child endangerment. Investigators say Meers'...
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February 06, 2017 - 8:55 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Two Kwik Shop locations were robbed in Wichita, just about an hour apart. The first case happened shortly after midnight Monday in the south part of Wichita, at Oliver & George Washington Boulevard; a man entered with a handgun, demanding money. He got away with cash, leaving...
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February 06, 2017 - 8:26 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A man was shot and killed in a car in the west part of Wichita, and police investigators believe the suspect is the victim's girlfriend. The couple had been arguing for several days. Late Sunday morning, they left their residence on W. Crawford; the girlfriend was driving north-...
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February 06, 2017 - 4:33 am
TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa police have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing someone during a Super Bowl watch party. Jail records show 41-year-old Fredrick Durrell Green was arrested Sunday on a complaint of first-degree murder and several outstanding traffic violations. Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave...
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February 06, 2017 - 4:09 am
WICHITA, Kan. - The City of Wichita is moving forward with a plan to help speed traffic flow across town ... by up-grading traffic signals. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News it will require improvements to the infrastructure, making changes in receivers at the signal lights. The City will spend a...
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February 05, 2017 - 10:52 pm
EDGERTON, Kan. - A Wisconsin-based hardware and home improvement company plans to consolidate two distribution plants into a single facility in Edgerton. The Kansas Commerce Department says the move by Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement will bring 315 jobs to Kansas. The department said...
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February 05, 2017 - 10:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - An attorney for a Kansas man accused of causing the death of an 8-year-old passenger on his motorized scooter is seeking another examination to determine his competency to stand trial. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 36-year-old Marvin Tibbs III of Topeka said during a court...
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