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Dreamstime
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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Dreamstime
November 14, 2017 - 10:54 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – Members of the United Teachers of Wichita union have agreed to a tentative agreement from the Wichita Board of Education. The union posted a statement on their Facebook page, indicating that over 77% of the voting members approved the offer. KSN News reports that 2,227...
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Dreamstime
November 14, 2017 - 8:38 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Johnson County Community College says it plans to use a $10 million gift from the Sunderland Foundation on a major campus renovation plan. The college based in Overland Park said Tuesday the gift is a matching grant intended to spur other people and organizations to...
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K N S S News
November 14, 2017 - 8:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a suspect is in custody after a Wichita woman, 42, was found dead in her home. Police Lt. Todd Ojile says the woman's body was found early Tuesday. The suspect was arrested in Olathe. Officers had been sent to the woman's home Monday night after officers in Andover...
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Dreamstime
November 14, 2017 - 8:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An interim legislative committee in Kansas is struggling to agree on where funding should come from to extend the life of the state's water resources. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the joint Special Committee on Natural Resources decided Monday not to recommend raising...
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Dreamstime
November 14, 2017 - 3:22 pm
Kansas has seen a 42 percent increase over the past five years in the number of children removed from homes in which a parent is using drugs. The state Department for Children and Families reported Tuesday that the number of cases in which a child was removed and substance abuse was a contributing...
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Dreamstime
November 14, 2017 - 3:19 pm
Hundreds of Kansas State University staff and students, along with Manhattan residents, gathered on campus to urge each other to unite make everyone feel welcome on campus. The university took the unusual move of cancelling all classes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday so participants could walk...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
November 14, 2017 - 2:41 pm
Throughout the month of October, the Kansas Highway Patrol worked numerous special enforcements related to traffic safety issues, including speeding, seat belts, and DUI patrols. These enforcements were in addition to the work Patrol personnel respond to on a regular basis on Kansas roads. The...
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Ted Woodward
November 14, 2017 - 10:44 am
Police are investigating a murder case in the northwest part of Wichita, near 21st Street North & 119th West. Police Lt. Todd Ojile says late Monday night, some property belonging to a woman was found in Andover. Wichita police went to the woman's house in the 2200 block of N. Parkridge, but...
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Dreamstime
November 14, 2017 - 10:07 am
A suburban Kansas City council race was so close that it took a coin flip to pick a winner. The Kansas City Star reports that William Young won the toss Monday for an at-large seat on the council for Mission Woods, which has fewer than 200 residents. He called tails. Voters were supposed to pick...
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