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January 27, 2017 - 3:18 pm
WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita school board has been asking for the public's input on what they want to see in a new superintendent. Over 2,500 people responded to the school board's survey which was released on Friday. KSN News reports the Kansas Association of School Boards spearheaded the community...
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January 27, 2017 - 2:58 pm
GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Finney County officials are questioning how they ended up on a list of 'Sanctuary Communities.' The list, from the Center for Immigration Studies indicates the information is based on its own list as well is information from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE)...
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January 27, 2017 - 1:32 pm
OLATHE, Kan. — A Kansas man who attacked and injured several children at a suburban Kansas City playground has been found not guilty by reason of mental illness. A Johnson County judge on Friday found Javan Lockett, 22, not guilty but ordered that he be committed to Larned State Hospital for...
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January 27, 2017 - 1:29 pm
NEWTON, Kan. — A Kansas prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty against one of two people accused of killing three people before fleeing to Mexico. Harvey County Attorney David Yoder announced the plans to seek the death penalty against Jereme Nelson, 35, in a news release Friday. Yoder said he...
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January 27, 2017 - 1:23 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Western Kentucky University's Board of Regents has chosen Timothy C. Caboni, 47, from the University of Kansas to become Western's 10th president this summer. Caboni will start work July 1, succeeding Gary A. Ransdell, who is retiring. Caboni is vice chancellor of public...
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January 27, 2017 - 1:17 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals gathered together Friday to celebrate the life of pitcher Yordano Ventura, who died Sunday in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. Manager Ned Yost told Royals teammates, coaches, executives and support staff that he has struggled since Sunday's...
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January 27, 2017 - 1:13 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas forward Carlton Bragg has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules. Coach Bill Self said in announcing the suspension late Thursday that the violation isn't connected to an investigation into an alleged rape at his team's dorm in December. No charges have...
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January 27, 2017 - 8:54 am
TOPEKA, Kan. - Five outbreaks of influenza have been identified so far this season in Kansas. And Susan Mosier, MD, MBA, FACS,KDHE Secretary and Health officer says now would be a good time to get vaccinated. Mosier says this season's vaccine appears to be a good match for the current viruses...
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January 27, 2017 - 8:48 am
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Hutchinson museum is opening an exhibit Friday to honor the 50th anniversary of the fatal Apollo 1 test mission. The Hutchinson News ( http://bit.ly/2kbptZG ) reports The Cosmosphere's new exhibit, "Apollo 1: Valiant Pioneer," tells the story of the cabin fire that killed three...
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January 27, 2017 - 8:35 am
TOPEKA, Kan. — Payless ShoeSource announces plans to lay off 165 people, 110 of whom work at locations in Topeka. Spokeswoman Meghan Spreer tells The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2k09vyP ) that the positions are in corporate, distribution center and field leadership roles. She says the...
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