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March 23, 2017 - 4:40 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas residents are getting a sales tax break to rebuild fences on agricultural land after wildfires burned more than 1,000 square miles. Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Wednesday that would allow people to buy supplies to rebuild their fences without paying sales tax. It goes...
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March 22, 2017 - 10:52 pm
NEWTON, Kan. (KNSS) - A 'Promposal' from a Newton senior to his best friend’s younger sister has become a viral video on the web. Shaedon Wedel, 18, a senior at a Newton High School is featured in the video asking his prom date out with the aid of a bag of Doritos and a custom t-shirt that reads...
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March 22, 2017 - 10:40 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A man suffered serious burns as he attempted to put out a fire at his home in southwest Wichita, with a garden hose. It happened just after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on west Jewell, near Maize Rd. Dean Nestor, 27, says he was at home when the fire began on his back deck and...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:55 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are trying to avoid the kind funding moves with public employee pensions that previously clouded the retirement system's long-term financial health. But lawmakers are wrestling with the state's serious budget problems and were not sure Wednesday whether the...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a welder accidentally started a fire that spread from a suburban Kansas City apartment complex that was under construction to nearly two dozen homes. The Kansas City Star reports that Overland Park Fire Marshal Mark Sweany said Tuesday evening that the fire...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:42 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the University of Kansas by parents of two former rowers who alleged they were sexually assaulted by a former football player in a dorm. The Kansas City Star reports Douglas County District Judge B. Kay Hoff dismissed the lawsuit on...
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March 22, 2017 - 6:00 pm
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former worker at a youth center on Kansas' Fort Leavenworth has been sentenced to seven years and seven months in prison for the sexual abuse of a girl, 13. The Kansas City Star reports that Nicholas Clark, 24, was sentenced in Leavenworth County District Court for...
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March 22, 2017 - 5:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man has been acquitted in a fatal home invasion shooting near Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Angel Gabriel Olavarria-Velez, 26, was cleared Friday of premeditated first-degree murder in the 2014 death of Dustin McKinney, 29, and several other felonies. Defense...
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March 22, 2017 - 5:34 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a fire in a residential group home in suburban Kansas City has sent one person to the hospital in critical condition and another in serious condition. The Overland Park Fire Department said in a news release that crews were called early Wednesday to the...
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March 22, 2017 - 5:23 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Activists who want to derail the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are again mobilizing to try to make their case to a small state commission that will decide the project's fate. Opponents on Wednesday will ask the Nebraska Public Service Commission to let them intervene in the...
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