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Dreamstime
January 25, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Weather officials are issuing a red flag warning central and south-central Kansas, cautioning of extreme grassland fire danger. The Hutchinson News reports that the National Weather Service says the warning period is from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursday. A warning issued through Reno County Emergency...
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KNSS NEWS
January 25, 2018 - 10:29 am
Sam Brownback plans to step down as Kansas governor at 3 p.m. Wednesday following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate to an ambassador's post. Brownback sent a letter of resignation Thursday to the Kansas secretary of state, detailing his plan to step down next week. Fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff...
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Dreamstime
January 25, 2018 - 6:41 am
Police are investigating a fatal shooting on Wichita's west side. Around 3:45 a.m. Thursday first responders were called to the 700 block of north Edwards. Police say a 37-year-old female was found dead inside a home. Wichita Police Sgt. Edward Manchester says officers found shell casings at the...
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Dreamstime
January 25, 2018 - 4:14 am
In a post on their Facebook page USD 422, the Kiowa County School District, made the following announcement. "Due to the high amount of illness at Kiowa County Schools, there will be NO SCHOOL on Thursday, January 25 and Friday, January 26." The district says announcements about scheduled...
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Dreamstime
January 24, 2018 - 8:25 pm
Sedgwick County was informed this week that it received $393,914.17 for the loss of funds from a fraudulent activity that occurred in September 2016. A claim was filed with Lexington Insurance Company, a property insurance company, and it was accepted. “I’m thrilled that we were able to recover...
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Dreamstime
January 24, 2018 - 8:08 pm
Lyon County authorities say a person has died in a house fire near Emporia. County sheriff's deputy Jacob Welsh says the fire was reported Wednesday morning about 4 miles southwest of Emporia. When firefighters arrived, the home was completely engulfed in flames. The person's name has not been...
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Dreamstime
January 24, 2018 - 8:04 pm
A Horton has pleaded no contest to nine felonies connected to the burning of homes and cars last May. The St. Joseph News-Press reports Dustin McCulley, 27, was scheduled to go on trial next week for charges filed after three homes and several vehicles were set on fire in Horton on May 9. No one...
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Dreamstime
January 24, 2018 - 7:59 pm
Kansas is moving forward with a plan to have the nation's largest private-prison operator build a new state prison. Top Kansas legislators gave their final approval Wednesday to the project during a meeting with Gov. Sam Brownback. A state law authorizing the new prison in Lansing required a final...
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Dreamstime
January 24, 2018 - 7:55 pm
The former president of a nonprofit Lawrence arts organization has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor after stealing from the group. Amanda Monaghan, 36, was scheduled to go to trial Monday for felony theft after more than $1,000 was stolen from the Lawrence Art Guild in April 2014. The Lawrence...
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K N S S News
January 24, 2018 - 7:51 pm
The University of Kansas continues to lead the state's six public universities in the rate of students graduating in four years. The Lawrence Journal-World reports a report earlier this month to the Board of Regents found Kansas had a 41.1% four-year graduation rate in the reporting year of 2016...
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