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December 02, 2017 - 11:23 am
Washington, D.C. (KNSS) - Kansas Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts both voted in favor of the Senate’s tax reform bill, which passed the Senate 51-49. In a press release, Senator Moran said, “It’s been more than three decades since Congress has reformed our tax code and Americans can no longer...
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December 02, 2017 - 10:26 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting Monday to start work on a response to a state Supreme Court order to boost funding. The committee's daylong session at the Statehouse includes a briefing from the attorney general's...
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December 02, 2017 - 7:01 am
A man died early Saturday morning in a shooting in northeast Wichita. Wichita Police officers responded around 2 a.m. to the 1100 block of N. Estelle. When they arrived, they found a man in his mid-20's with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Wesley Hospital where he later died...
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December 02, 2017 - 1:12 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is reporting that it collected $8.5 million more in taxes than anticipated in November. It was the sixth consecutive month with higher-than-expected revenues. The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state collected $463.5 million in taxes last month. The...
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December 02, 2017 - 1:00 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The trial of three men accused of plotting to bomb a Kansas mosque and an apartment complex housing Somali refugees has been put off until March. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren partially granted on Friday an unopposed defense request for the delay, setting the trial to begin...
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December 01, 2017 - 2:26 pm
Economists say a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states dropped over the past month but also say it still suggests that regional economic conditions continue to improve. A report released Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index slipped to 57.2 in November from 58...
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December 01, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Court documents say a Kansas City man has been charged with killing his wife after the couple's 7-year-old daughter told a school counselor that she had found a body and "didn't want to be next." 45-year old Benjamin Byers was charged Thursday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action,...
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December 01, 2017 - 1:08 pm
Wichita police have identified the man that led them on a chase in the north part of the city Thursday morning. Larry D. Triplett, 18, was already wanted for the shooting death of Timothy Golden in July of 2017. Two other men have already been arrested in connection with that crime. Police received...
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December 01, 2017 - 8:21 am
A former Kansas bank executive was charged in an indictment filed this week for his participation in a bank fraud scheme to obtain a $15 million construction loan from 26 Kansas banks based on allegedly false information contained in the loan documents. Troy A. Gregory, 50, of Lawrence, Kansas, was...
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December 01, 2017 - 7:44 am
Economists say a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states dropped over the past month but also say it still suggests that regional economic conditions continue to improve. A report released Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index slipped to 57.2 in November from 58...
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