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April 25, 2017 - 4:51 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Students in USD 259 will continue to have a shortened school year but longer school days this fall after board members approved a calendar at Monday night's meeting. In a 6-1 vote, board members approved the calendar for the 2017-18 school year. While not popular,...
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April 24, 2017 - 10:35 pm
CHICAGO, IL. (AP) — Matt Davidson had two hits and three RBIs in an eight-run sixth, Chicago's highest-scoring inning in five years, and the White Sox routed the struggling Kansas City Royals 12-1 on Monday night. Miguel Gonzalez (3-0) lowered his ERA to 2.00, allowing an unearned run and two hits...
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April 24, 2017 - 10:07 pm
GODDARD, Kan. (KNSS) - The Goddard school district is asking residents to "Vote Yes" on Tuesday to a $52 million bond which would add a variety of security improvements, including intruder locks on every teacher's door. KAKE News reports that only the newer Eisenhower school campus is adequately...
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April 24, 2017 - 10:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The death of a colleague's son has spurred lawmakers in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks. Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation on Monday that strengthens amusement park regulations. The bill passed the House and...
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April 24, 2017 - 9:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas legislative committees are resuming their work on budget issues this week before all lawmakers return to the Statehouse. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees are scheduled to have a joint meeting Thursday morning. They plan to review a new...
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April 24, 2017 - 9:42 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) — A hunting accident was reported in southeast Kansas. It happened on April 12 after a hunter accidentally shot his brother and another man, mistaking them for turkeys. The Wichita Eagle reports that the shooting was ruled an accident by the Crawford County Sheriff's Department...
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April 24, 2017 - 9:38 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Representatives from the University of Kansas' most well-established fraternities are forming a business league to help protect the groups' houses. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Kansas Fraternity Landlords' League formally incorporated in fall 2015. Its executive...
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April 24, 2017 - 9:32 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) — County officials have been made aware of a problem that may prevent the sale of the former Judge Riddel Boys's Ranch at Lake Afton. The Wichita Eagle reports that due to a 1966 loan agreement from the Federal Government that helped build a bathroom at the park, several...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:18 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teenager who was shot by a Kansas City store clerk who thought the boy was shoplifting a package of cookies is suing the clerk and his employers. The lawsuit on behalf of Ryan Jones was filed earlier this month against 27-year-old Mohammed Abdi and Pic N Save LLC. Abdi was...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:10 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — GateHouse News Senior Group Publisher John Montgomery says he plans to leave the company, effective May 8. Montgomery was publisher and editor of The Hutchinson News for 10 years before Gatehouse Media purchased the Harris Group in November. When that purchase was complete,...
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