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March 16, 2017 - 2:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas' highest court appeared receptive Thursday to declaring for the first time that the state constitution recognizes abortion rights, with a majority of the justices skeptical of the state's argument against the idea as it defended a ban on a common second-trimester procedure...
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Ted Woodward
March 16, 2017 - 1:09 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Gunfire in the southeast part of Wichita, east of Kellogg & Hillside. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says it happened after 2:30 a.m. Thursday; several residents in the 600 block of S. Yale reported hearing gunshots. Police officers found numerous shell casings in the street. There...
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March 16, 2017 - 9:25 am
EL DORADO, Kan. - A federal judge rules that a woman's lawsuit over an alleged rape while she was being held in the Butler County jail will move forward. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday rejected a former Butler County jailer's request to dismiss the lawsuit. Charles Chaney III argues...
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March 16, 2017 - 8:51 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. - A federal judge has dismissed part of a Title IX lawsuit filed against Kansas State by two women who allege they were raped at off-campus fraternity houses. The Manhattan Mercury reports the court dismissed the claims of one former Kansas State student because her alleged assault...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:43 pm
PAWNEE, Okla. - The U.S. Geological Survey reports two small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma. A 3.2 magnitude quake was recorded Wednesday near Pawnee, Ok. about 70 miles northeast of Oklahoma City and a 3.0 magnitude quake was recorded near Watonga, about 50 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is trying to persuade legislators to increase salaries for judges and pay for judicial branch employees. Nuss devoted much of his annual State of the Judiciary address Wednesday to what he described as the serious need to increase pay...
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March 15, 2017 - 11:36 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Abortion opponents have enjoyed a long string of legislative victories in Kansas in recent years. But now they worry that a legal challenge to a first-in-the-nation ban on a common second-trimester procedure could doom other restrictions they've won. The Kansas Supreme Court will...
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March 15, 2017 - 1:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Some state legislators are floating the idea of having Kansas adopt a "flat" personal income tax as lawmakers consider raising taxes to fix the state's budget problems. Sen. Ty Masterson, (R-Andover), said Wednesday that his colleagues are increasingly interested in moving to a...
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March 15, 2017 - 1:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A lawsuit by the state of Kansas accuses the man at the center of a multi-state lottery number-fixing scam of working with two others to redeem two bogus lottery tickets for $44,000. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Tuesday he filed the Shawnee County lawsuit against...
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March 15, 2017 - 1:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas state agency says an action taken by a legislative committee would devastate in-home services for the disabled and their providers. Spokeswoman Angela de Rocha said Wednesday that the state Department for Aging and Disability Services would be forced to cut rates paid to...
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