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November 15, 2017 - 8:50 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas can proceed with plans to build a $26 million indoor practice facility for its football team. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously authorized Kansas to change its current capital improvement program to include the practice facility. The...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:47 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a woman, 79, died when she was run over by a trash truck. Sgt. Kevin Tronsgard said the woman was walking on a road in east Wichita Wednesday afternoon when she was hit by the truck. Sgt. Tronsgard said the truck was backing up because of congestion on the...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:41 pm
HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Haysville contractor has agreed to pay more than $50,000 for deceptive practices against four consumers, three of whom were elderly. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's office said Wednesday that Bradley Rodgers, the owner of Rogers Contracting, will pay the money for...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three Kansas media organizations have dropped a lawsuit against Gov. Sam Brownback over his office's refusal to release records related to a state magistrate judge's appointment. The Associated Press, Hutchinson News and Kansas Press Association last week submitted an agreement...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:28 pm
LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Preliminary autopsy results confirm that dismembered human remains found inside a suburban Kansas City storage unit are those of a woman whose husband was living in the unit with his 4-day-old baby and child, 2. An arrest affidavit for Justin Rey, 35, was released Tuesday. He's...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:24 pm
HOLTON, Kan. (AP) — A man whose cases sharply divided his small Kansas town was given more jail time by a judge who departed from a plea deal. Jackson County District Judge Norbert Marek on Wednesday sentenced Jacob Ewing. 23, to a total of 7.5 years for attempted rape of a woman and child...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State agencies have asked for more than $274 million in new funding for next year just months after Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback called the current budget bloated. The agencies are collectively seeking a 4.1% increase in spending in next year's general fund budget. The preliminary...
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Ted Woodward
November 15, 2017 - 3:02 pm
A Wichita woman has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for robbing three local businesses, according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall. 26-year-old Christina Messerschmidt pleaded guilty to committing the following robberies: ·June 14, 2017: Kwik Shop at 2809 E. Douglas in Wichita. She...
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Ted Woodward
November 15, 2017 - 1:29 pm
A man was shot and killed in Wichita, near 31st South & Hydraulic. Police Lt. Todd Ojile says a 51-year-old man was visiting some friends at a house in the 1400 block of E. Gidley; officers were called to the scene after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officers found the victim in the street, suffering...
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November 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
One man dead after a drive-by shooting in south Wichita. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of Gidley St near 31st and Hydraulic. Police responding to the report of a drive-by shooting found a man on the curb with a gunshot wound. The man was taken to the hospital where he was...
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