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November 02, 2017 - 5:27 am
(GAS-1) - Gas prices across Kansas have remained steady, while improving when compared to the rest of the country. Jennifer Haugh with AAA Kansas says the state has the 11th lowest gasoline price average in the country. Kansas was 14th last week. The average price in Kansas is at $2.36 a gallon,...
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November 02, 2017 - 5:23 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - A medical marijuana advocacy group, Bleeding Kansas Advocates, has a compilation of data comparing opioid addiction in states with or without legalized marijuana available on its website. Lisa Sublett is the founder of the group. She says the idea is not to change everyone's...
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November 01, 2017 - 10:51 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The Wichita Board of Education and the United Teachers of Wichita have reached a tentative agreement for the 2017-2018 school year. KSN News reports that the agreement includes a salary increase, along with a return to the 190-day calendar and shorter school days...
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November 01, 2017 - 10:40 pm
GREAT BEND, Kan. (KNSS) – Following an investigation by the KBI, Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellinder has been issued a summons to appear in Barton County District Court. KSN News reports that according to a KBI spokesperson, Bellinder is alleged to have mistreated a confined person, a level A...
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November 01, 2017 - 10:05 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it collected nearly $32 million more in taxes than anticipated in October. It was the fifth consecutive month tax collections exceeded expectations. The Department of Revenue reported Wednesday that state took in nearly $501 million in taxes last month...
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November 01, 2017 - 9:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) — A review of prison unrest at the El Dorado prison facility has revealed problems leading up to an uprising. The internal review sites prison staffers who didn't secure doors that allowed for up to seventy inmates to leave their cell blocks. The review was released Wednesday by...
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November 01, 2017 - 8:50 pm
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Simmons Pet Food has broken ground on a planned expansion at its plant in Emporia. The company says the $38 million facility will create 100 new jobs by 2019. The plant currently employs about 500 people. Pet Food officials said in a news release that the expansion will allow...
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November 01, 2017 - 8:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is calling for the peace process in his county to serve as a beacon of hope while accepting an honorary degree from a university in the U.S. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Santos spoke Tuesday at the University of Kansas, where he...
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November 01, 2017 - 6:01 pm
GALENA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a woman involved in a fatal car accident in southeast Kansas. The Joplin Globe reports that Galena police issued an arrest warrant last week for Shelby Colon, 25. The Cherokee County district attorney has charged Colon with two counts of involuntary...
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November 01, 2017 - 5:52 pm
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A former teacher of the year for a northeast Kansas school district has been charged with sex crimes with a teenager. Two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy were filed Tuesday against Todd Burd, 45, of Gardner. Bond is set at $250,000. No attorney is listed for him in online...
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