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February 01, 2017 - 4:41 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Josh Jackson had 23 points and 10 rebounds, then helped third-ranked Kansas prevent No. 2 Baylor from getting off a potential tying shot in the closing seconds of the Jayhawks' 73-68 victory Wednesday night. Frank Mason III added 19 points, including two free throws to seal the win...
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February 01, 2017 - 2:54 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Landry Shamet and Conner Frankamp combined to score 33 points and Wichita State earned a 20th win for the eighth straight season as the Shockers eased past Drake, 77-69 on Wednesday night. Wichita State (20-4, 10-1 Missouri Valley) pushed its win streak to five straight and has...
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February 01, 2017 - 1:56 pm
TULSA, Okla.- Oklahoma has been placed under a national fire advisory as much of the state struggles with persistent drought and tinder-dry vegetation capable of igniting and quickly spreading out of control. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, issued the rare advisory Wednesday...
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February 01, 2017 - 8:10 am
WICHITA, Kan. - A federal judge has set date to hear arguments this month on whether to keep jailed pending trial a Kansas man accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren scheduled a Feb. 24 hearing for Patrick Stein, whom prosecutors say was the leader of a...
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February 01, 2017 - 7:37 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter addressed the County Commission at their Wednesday morning meeting to express his concerns on how best to deal with illegal aliens in the county. Armed with a packet of information that included current federal directives and President Trumps...
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February 01, 2017 - 7:33 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Republican legislators in Kansas are divided over what proposed fixes from GOP Gov. Sam Brownback they will jettison in closing a shortfall in the state's current budget. The Senate Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday began sorting through Brownback's proposals to close a gap of...
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February 01, 2017 - 5:35 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas total tax revenue receipts for the month of January were $544 million. This amount was $24 million more than was projected. The amount is $8.9 million more than January 2016 receipts. This is the third month in a row that revenue receipts have met projections. January 2017...
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February 01, 2017 - 5:08 am
WICHITA, Kan. - The woman accused of murdering a Wichita woman and kidnapping her newborn baby is being returned to Sedgwick County from Dallas. The Dallas County Sheriff's Office says Yesenia Sesmas was released from that county's jail Wednesday morning to be taken to Sedgwick County. Sesmas is...
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February 01, 2017 - 3:51 am
WICHITA, Kan. - Federal prosecutors have indicted a Kansas hunting guide, two of his employees and a customer from Georgia on charges of violating federal hunting laws. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced Tuesday that 34-year-old Josh Hedges of Grenola, who owns Eagle Head Outfitters, was indicted on...
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February 01, 2017 - 12:50 am
OMAHA, Neb. - Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest economic conditions continue to improve in nine Midwest and Plains states. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index report released Wednesday says the overall economic index for the region rose to 54.7 in January from...
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