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November 07, 2017 - 7:48 am
Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a burning northeast Kansas home as a homicide. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office identified the victim Monday as 34-year-old Joel Wales, of Eudora. He was found Friday after deputies arrived at the home south of Lawrence on...
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Phil Hildebrand
November 07, 2017 - 6:26 am
For the second time in as many months, a Wichita school board member has resigned. Longtime Wichita school board member Barbara Fuller resigned from the board effective immediately at Monday night's meeting. Fuller, who has also been a teacher in the district as well as a former teachers union...
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November 07, 2017 - 5:23 am
PRATT, Kan. (KNSS) – USD 382, the Pratt school district, is canceling classes Tuesday after an email threat was received by the district on Monday. In a statement on the district's website Superintendent Suzan Patton said after the threat was received the district initiated its emergency response...
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November 07, 2017 - 5:15 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting a fire that caused extensive damage to Petra Restaurant. On Nov. 1 a Wichita Police Officer saw a...
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November 06, 2017 - 11:38 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Many local voters have already cast their ballots. Tuesday is local Election Day across Kansas. Voters will be selecting city council and school board members. In Sedgwick County, polls hours are 6:00 a-m to 7:00 p-m. Anyone who lives in Wichita can vote for candidates in...
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November 06, 2017 - 9:30 pm
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Researchers at Pittsburg State University are trying to turn natural waste into green energy. The Joplin Globe reports that an assistant professor of chemistry and a team of students are looking to transform waste such as green tea leaves into batteries. The project aims to...
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November 06, 2017 - 9:23 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) — A worker at Spirit AeroSystems was injured in a workplace accident. It happend around 7:00 p.m. Friday night at the plant in south Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports the man suffered a chest injury, and was transported to the hospital in critical condition. In a statement,...
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November 06, 2017 - 4:37 pm
The Kansas Democratic Party has agreed to pay a $19,000 fine after an audit concluded it had filed incorrect campaign finance reports in 2011 and 2012. The Federal Election Commission's audit earlier this year found the party underreported contributions and other receipts by a total of $149,000 in...
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November 06, 2017 - 4:25 pm
A black Kansas man has admitted he put racist graffiti on his own car as a Halloween prank that got out of hand. The Riley County Police Department said in a news release Monday that no criminal charges would be filed against 21-year-old Dauntarius Williams for filing a false report. Authorities...
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November 06, 2017 - 3:34 pm
Douglas Avenue has been nominated for the "Great Places in America People's Choice Award" by the American Planning Association, one of five nominees from across the country. Vote now Voting closes tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7.
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