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April 28, 2017 - 3:50 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Senate's majority leader is suggesting that the state impose an extra fee on utility bills to provide new dollars for public schools. Overland Park Republican Jim Denning said Thursday that he's drafting a proposal to charge residential customers $3 a month on each of...
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April 27, 2017 - 10:11 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The Airbus engineering center is now open on the Wichita State Innovation Campus. The center moved its Wichita location from downtown into the new on campus location, which has been designed specifically with engineers in mind. It features cubical spaces that are set up to...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:15 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing an additional $24 million in spending over two years on extra security measures to keep concealed guns out of state hospitals. The governor unveiled the proposal Thursday among other budget measures he recommended to the House and Senate...
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April 27, 2017 - 9:11 pm
BURDICK, Kan. (AP) — An application to inject wastewater from oil and natural gas operations into a well in an area that's near a fault zone and national park is garnering opposition. Some of the critics demonstrated this week at Emporia State University. The Kansas Corporation Commission is...
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April 27, 2017 - 6:11 pm
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Emporia State University's Center for Early Childhood Education is being investigated for alleged child abuse. Emporia State spokeswoman Gwen Larson, tells the Emporia Gazette the Kansas Department for Children and Families is investigating reported child abuse at the center...
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April 27, 2017 - 5:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Health System is interested in acquiring a financially troubled nonprofit hospital in Topeka. System President and CEO Bob Page told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter Thursday that it would submit a proposal for the 378-bed St. Francis Health...
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April 27, 2017 - 5:51 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Police in south-central Kansas' Hutchinson are investigating the death of a bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle at an intersection. Jerry W. Johnson, 29, of Hutchinson died at the scene of the accident about 5:40 a.m. Thursday. There was no immediate word about any arrests or...
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KNSS
April 27, 2017 - 4:50 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, police say two people found dead in a sport utility vehicle last weekend succumbed to fumes from the vehicle's faulty exhaust system. The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/2pn8G5X ) reports that police have ruled the deaths of 26-year-old Carolyn...
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April 27, 2017 - 2:32 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Grand opening events for Airbus and Dassault Systèmes sites at Wichita State University were held Thursday, commemorating the official residency of the global corporations on Wichita State's Innovation Campus development. "This is the beginning of a new era at Wichita State...
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Ted Woodward
April 27, 2017 - 2:04 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Police Chief Gordon Ramsay is concerned about a growing crime trend in the city during recent months: guns being stolen out of vehicles. In 2016, there were 193 cases of guns stolen from vehicles, up nearly 28% from the year before. The upward trend continues -- there have...
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