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Dreamstime
February 21, 2018 - 5:14 am
A bipartisan legislative proposal for strengthening Kansas lobbying laws also would allow state officials to take more expensive gifts from people seeking to influence them. The Kansas Senate gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill that would require people seeking to promote contracts or...
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Dreamstime
February 21, 2018 - 4:33 am
More than a half-dozen candidates in the crowded Kansas governor's race are teenagers, and legislators are divided over whether it's a problem worth trying to prevent in the future. The Kansas House advanced a bill Tuesday on a 73-43 vote to require candidates for governor to be 18 to run, starting...
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K N S S News
February 20, 2018 - 11:19 pm
A woman was killed in west Wichita after she stopped for an on-coming funeral procession. Police officer Charley Davidson says the funeral motorcade was south-bound on 119th Street West, and traffic on the north-bound side of the street had pulled over. Her vehicle was struck by a van that failed...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 7:12 pm
A Kansas doctor is facing a lawsuit that alleges he contributed to a woman's 2014 fentanyl overdose death. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 approved Subsys, an opioid-based fentanyl spray for cancer pain. The drug is produced by Insys Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company that was...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Derby police are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found inside a home. Police Chief Robert Lee says the bodies of the men, 30 and 39, were discovered Monday. They appeared to have died from gunshot wounds. Lee says investigators don't know the relationship between the two men...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 6:54 pm
The Kansas Highway Patrol says a woman died and two other people were injured in a collision on an icy highway. The crash happened late Monday on U.S. Highway 24 east of Wamego. The patrol says a pickup truck and another vehicle collided when both drivers lost control on a bridge. A woman in the...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 6:47 pm
Olathe police say a woman involved in a child custody dispute with her ex-husband is in jail after apparently giving her three children a substance meant to harm them. The woman, Therese Roever, 37, and the children were taken to hospitals after they were found by police Monday night. She was later...
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Dreamstime
February 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm
A Lawrence man who stabbed his grandmother to death has been sentenced to more than 48 years in prison. Jaered Long, 19, was sentenced Tuesday in the December 2015 death of Deborah Bretthauer, 67, at a Lawrence apartment where the two lived. Lawrence police say Bretthauer was stabbed dozens of...
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Sipa USA
February 20, 2018 - 4:50 pm
Hesston Police Chief Doug Schroeder was among 12 law enforcement officers from across the country who were honored with a Medal of Valor. President Donald Trump recognized Schroeder and others in a ceremony Tuesday at the White House. He was honored for his response to a report of an active shooter...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
February 20, 2018 - 3:02 pm
A man died in a traffic crash in the east part of Wichita. At about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, a 64-year-old woman contacted authorities, telling them her son was suicidal and speeding in a Tahoe near Central & Webb. Officers located the vehicle and tried to stop it, but the driver sped away to the...
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