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John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
January 24, 2018 - 5:17 pm
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly approved Sam Brownback's bid to be U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom, setting the stage for him to resign the governorship in Kansas after seven contentious years in office. With two Republican senators absent, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to...
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MCT/SIPA USA
January 24, 2018 - 1:56 pm
Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett is making a guest appearance on the hit TV show "Modern Family." Actor Eric Stonestreet, a Kansas City, Kansas, native who plays the character Cameron Tucker, said writers asked him to reach out to Brett about the part. He described shooting a scene...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
January 24, 2018 - 1:35 pm
A young boy was bitten by a dog Tuesday morning in the College Hill neighborhood in E. Wichita near 1st & Oliver. The one-year-old boy was at his grandparents' house in the 200 block of N. Dellrose; the child crawled into a kennel where a boxer was kept. The dog bit the child multiple times...
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Wichita State University
January 24, 2018 - 11:00 am
Wichita State has been ranked the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical engineering research and development. The new rankings released by the National Science Foundation's Higher Education Research and Development survey, compiled by its National Center for Science and...
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Dreamstime
January 24, 2018 - 10:11 am
A Kansas City-area businessman who previously gained national attention as an independent U.S. Senate candidate has kicked off a campaign for Kansas governor. Greg Orman posted an ad online Wednesday after formally announcing his independent bid for governor in an interview Tuesday with The Topeka...
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Dreamstime
January 24, 2018 - 7:34 am
Gov. Brownback has proclaimed this week to be School Choice Week in Kansas. The governor joins dozens of other governors and hundreds of city and county leaders nationwide in issuing official proclamations for National School Choice Week. Throughout the Sunflower state, 281 independently planned...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 7:44 pm
A Derby Middle School teacher has been arrested in a child sex crime investigation. The man, 37, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail for two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The Wichita Police Department and Sedgwick County Sheriff joint Internet Crimes against Children Task Force...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 7:26 pm
Newly released court documents show an agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is facing federal charges after a Wichita television news anchor told local police that he was sending her sensitive law enforcement material and texting messages that were sexual in nature. A probable...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Investigators say it is too dangerous and would be too expensive to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed a Lawrence hotel. The city announced the cause of the Jan. 15 fire at the Americas Best Value Inn was officially undetermined. No one was injured. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Marshal...
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