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Dreamstime
March 12, 2018 - 7:14 pm
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill aimed at attracting large chicken-processing plants to the state. The House's vote Monday was 84-37 and sent the bill to Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer. The Senate approved it last month. The House's vote came six months after Arkansas-based Tyson...
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Dreamstime
March 12, 2018 - 7:10 pm
Kansas legislators have advanced a bill to set in stone choices for the state's official rock, mineral and gem, plus a state fish. The House gave first-round approval Monday to a bill designating four new state symbols. A final vote is expected Tuesday. The bill would make limestone the state rock...
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Dreamstime
March 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Police say they arrested 47 people and issued 494 citations during this year's Fake Patty's Day celebration in Manhattan. The Riley County Police Department said in a news release Monday that law enforcement responded to 287 calls from citizens during a period spanning from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 6:00...
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Dreamstime
March 12, 2018 - 6:54 pm
Police say foul play is not suspected in a fire and explosion at a Salina home that killed a man. The explosion happened around 4:00 a.m. Sunday. By the time firefighters arrived, the home was fully engulfed in flames, but they were able to keep it from spreading. Salina police spokesman Capt. Paul...
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Dreamstime
March 12, 2018 - 6:50 pm
The Interfraternity Council at the University of Kansas is voluntarily imposing a temporary freeze on activities at the 24 fraternities it oversees. Monday's announcement comes after at least three Kansas fraternities were disciplined because of violations of university codes. Few details about the...
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Dreamstime
March 12, 2018 - 6:43 pm
Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating after a man was found dead with a gunshot wound inside a crashed SUV. The Kansas City Star reports that the body of a man in his 30's was discovered Sunday afternoon inside a Chevrolet Suburban that had crashed into a tree near an apartment complex...
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KNSS
Steve Boyer
March 12, 2018 - 2:33 pm
The Wichita Police Department has partnered with other agencies to help ensure safety during NCAA games at Intrust Bank Arena. Deputy Chief Troy Livingston says the Sedgwick County Sheriff, EMS, 911 and Emergency Management, as well as officials from the NCAA, Department of Justice, and the arena...
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Dreamstime
March 12, 2018 - 9:56 am
Wednesday, March 14 | Open Practice EVENT INFORMATION: Open Practice Day is free and open to the general public. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free commemorative rally towel. Fans are permitted and encouraged to come and go throughout the day, but will be required to go through...
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Dreamstime
Steve McIntosh
March 12, 2018 - 9:44 am
The Kansas Department of Labor reports the state seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for January was 3.5 percent ... unchanged from December ... and down from 3.9 one year ago. The state added 200 jobs over the month. The Wichita M-S-A jobless rate was 3.8 percent in January ... up from 3.5...
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Wichita/Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers
Steve & Ted mornings
March 12, 2018 - 8:47 am
Two individuals forced entry into Central Steel located in the 200 block of West 10th Street. They spray painted the interior and stole a fork lift.
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