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John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
January 09, 2018 - 6:01 pm
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback proposed Tuesday that the state phase in a $600 million increase in spending on public schools over five years in hopes of meeting a court mandate, without telling legislators how he would pay for it. The term-limited governor outlined the proposal in his eighth and final...
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Dreamstime
January 09, 2018 - 2:18 pm
A Wichita woman convicted of two dozen counts of forgery and one count of possession of methamphetamine has been sentenced in District Court to more than four year in prison. 47-year-old Stacey Hill was sentenced by Judge Terry Pullman on six separate cases. Most of the forgeries stemmed from...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
January 09, 2018 - 2:07 pm
Wichita police are looking for two men after a highway robbery early Monday evening in the west part of Wichita. It happened in the east parking lot outside JCPenney at Towne West Square shopping center on W. Kellogg. A 52-year-old woman was opening up her car door, when a vehicle pulled up beside...
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Dreamstime
January 09, 2018 - 1:44 pm
A Kansas lawmaker who suggested at a public forum that blacks were predisposed to abusing drugs resigned from two committee leadership jobs on Tuesday, three days after making the remarks. Republican Rep. Steve Alford of the western Kansas town of Ulysses stepped down as chairman of the House...
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Dreamstime
January 09, 2018 - 1:39 pm
The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to hold Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach in contempt of court, alleging that he refused to comply with multiple orders. A court notice on Tuesday shows U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson will handle the ACLU request. The latest legal...
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Dreamstime
January 09, 2018 - 1:36 pm
A fiddle believed to be once owned by the late country music star Roy Acuff is back with its owners after it was accidentally donated to a Goodwill store in Missouri. The instrument was anonymously donated. Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas put it up for auction on Dec. 27. The Kansas...
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Dreamstime
January 08, 2018 - 8:35 pm
A Wichita man has been charged with multiple counts of child sex crimes. In a news release, the Wichita Police Department announced the charges against Damian Hallacy, 38. According to police, the Exploited and Missing Child Unit, (EMCU), is leading the four-month long investigation, which...
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Dreamstime
January 08, 2018 - 7:48 pm
A white Kansas state lawmaker has apologized for suggesting that blacks have a genetic predisposition to abusing drugs. State Rep. Steve Alford, (R-Ulysses), said in a statement that he was wrong and regrets the remarks he made Saturday during public meeting at a hospital. He said: "I sincerely...
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John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
January 08, 2018 - 7:41 pm
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post will be resubmitted to the U.S. Senate. The Kansas City Star reports the White House said Monday that Brownback is one of dozens of officials who will be renominated Monday by President Donald Trump. Brownback was first nominated last...
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Dreamstime
January 08, 2018 - 7:37 pm
An attorney says Kansas man who was killed in an Arizona shooting that involved a U.S. Forest Service officer had been traveling to a spiritual retreat. Attorney Matt Bretz said in a Sunday release that Tyler Miller, 51, of Hutchinson, apparently lost control of his pickup truck while driving on a...
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