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February 02, 2017 - 2:52 am
New York, NY and Bala Cynwyd, PA — Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) and CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement by which Entercom will combine with CBS Radio in a tax-free merger. The transaction will create a preeminent radio...
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February 01, 2017 - 10:37 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - A new tax plan was introduced this week as a bill in the House Taxation Committee. The "Rise Up, Kansas" tax plan adds back in a 3rd tax bracket that was eliminated in 2012. WIBW News in Topeka spoke with Kansas Center for Economic Growth Executive Director Heidi Holliday says that...
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February 01, 2017 - 10:34 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - House Judiciary Committee members will wait for input from an advisory committee before making any new policy regarding a law that allows police officers to seize and forfeit citizens' property. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Blaine Finch referred five bills for review to the...
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February 01, 2017 - 10:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - A lieutenant colonel in Kansas' Civil Air Patrol has resigned his command after posting on Facebook that a state lawmaker should "swing from a tree" for introducing a bill that would undo a law allowing concealed weapons on college campuses starting in July. The Civil Air Patrol also...
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February 01, 2017 - 5:38 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — The woman accused of murdering a Wichita woman and kidnapping her newborn baby is now in a Kansas jail. Online jail records show Yesenia Sesmas, 34, was booked Wednesday afternoon into the Sedgwick County Detention Center in Wichita. KAKE-TV reports the Dallas County Sheriff's...
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February 01, 2017 - 5:32 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas is likely to use security measures such as metal detectors at Allen Fieldhouse and Memorial Stadium beginning in the fall. The change comes as a law that requires Kansas universities to allow concealed handguns on campuses begins July 1. Guns can be banned...
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February 01, 2017 - 5:26 pm
OMAHA, Neb. — Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest economic conditions continue to improve in nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index report released Wednesday says the overall economic index for the region rose to 54.7 in January from...
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February 01, 2017 - 4:41 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Josh Jackson had 23 points and 10 rebounds, then helped third-ranked Kansas prevent No. 2 Baylor from getting off a potential tying shot in the closing seconds of the Jayhawks' 73-68 victory Wednesday night. Frank Mason III added 19 points, including two free throws to seal the win...
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February 01, 2017 - 2:54 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Landry Shamet and Conner Frankamp combined to score 33 points and Wichita State earned a 20th win for the eighth straight season as the Shockers eased past Drake, 77-69 on Wednesday night. Wichita State (20-4, 10-1 Missouri Valley) pushed its win streak to five straight and has...
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February 01, 2017 - 1:56 pm
TULSA, Okla.- Oklahoma has been placed under a national fire advisory as much of the state struggles with persistent drought and tinder-dry vegetation capable of igniting and quickly spreading out of control. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, issued the rare advisory Wednesday...
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