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January 03, 2017 - 4:42 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Svi Mykhailiuk went the length of the court and threw in a finger-tip layup as the buzzer sounded to give No. 3 Kansas a 90-88 victory over Kansas State on Tuesday night. Josh Jackson matched a career high with 22 points to go with nine rebounds and six assists, and Landen Lucas...
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January 03, 2017 - 4:14 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - One person was injured in a stabbing in south Wichita. It happened around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday night in the area of Mona and south Madison. Police were called to the report of an assault and discovered a person with multiple stab wounds. He was taken to an area hospital in critical...
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January 03, 2017 - 4:08 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — The new year, means a new home for The Wichita Eagle. Plans are underway to move operations to the Old Town area of downtown Wichita. President and publisher Roy Heatherly announced Tuesday that the Eagle has signed an agreement to move its business and about 100 employees to Old...
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January 03, 2017 - 2:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas revenue officials say the state slightly exceeded revenue estimates in December. The Kansas Department of Revenue said Tuesday tax collections in December were nearly $531 million, exceeding revenue estimates by about $6 million, or about 1%. Combined with higher than expected...
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January 03, 2017 - 2:01 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A man accused of killing a Kansas police detective has pleaded guilty to capital murder. Curtis Ayers, 28, pleaded guilty Tuesday to gunning down Kansas City, Kansas, Detective Brad Lancaster on May 9. He also pleaded guilty to nine other charges related to Lancaster's death...
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January 03, 2017 - 1:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court is heading into a year in which it could shape policy with major rulings on school funding and abortion. The court heard arguments in September on whether Kansas is spending enough money on public schools to provide a suitable education for every child. It...
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January 03, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WICHITA, Kan. — The government's January crops snapshot says most of Kansas has remained dry this past month, prompting some concerns about development of the state's winter wheat. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Tuesday that wheat condition is rated as 5% very poor and 14%...
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January 03, 2017 - 1:49 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — An attorney for a Las Vegas man who had $32,000 seized says the Kansas Highway Patrol is getting away with "highway robbery" through its asset forfeiture program. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the money was taken from Salvador Franco in March when he pulled into a central...
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January 03, 2017 - 1:46 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The University of Kansas Hospital and Hays Medical Center are officially partners. The partnership was announced in September but became official with the new year. The Kansas City Star reports the agreement more closely aligns the Hays hospital with the state's only academic/...
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January 03, 2017 - 1:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Legislature is planning to begin streaming live audio of committee hearings over the internet. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the three rooms that host the most high-profile committees will have live audio this month. The other 10 rooms used for hearings are expected...
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