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February 13, 2017 - 10:54 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - A registered sex offender pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District court in Wichita to charges of distributing child pornography. In a release U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said said 41-year-old Jeremy Michael Schmidt who has been living in Wichita pleaded guilty to one count of...
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February 13, 2017 - 10:47 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas lawmakers are considering repealing the death penalty but a committee chairman is not sure whether the bill will pass. The House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee heard testimony Monday. Rep. Russell Jennings, the committee chair, says he doesn’t know the vote count...
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February 13, 2017 - 10:35 pm
WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita Board of Education members got a first glimpse Monday night of the early workings of the 2017-2018 school budget. District CFO Susan Willis started off the presentation with "good news" about the current budget. "This tells me our plan is working," said Willis. "That the...
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February 13, 2017 - 5:11 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Frank Mason III had 24 points, including two free throws to cap a frantic comeback from 14 down in the final three minutes of regulation, and No. 3 Kansas stunned No. 9 West Virginia 84-80 in overtime Monday night to assume control of the Big 12 race. Devonte Graham added 18 points...
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February 13, 2017 - 3:52 pm
YODER, Kan. – Reno County authorities responded Monday afternoon to a possible carbon monoxide leak at SYT USA in the 1600 block of E. Wasp Rd. in Yoder. KSN News reports that sixteen people were transported to the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. They were all admitted and listed in stable...
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February 13, 2017 - 2:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. -€” Kansas legislators are pushing a plan to close a projected budget shortfall without cutting aid to public schools. The House Appropriations Committee endorsed a bill Monday that would liquidate a state investment portfolio. The move would raise $317 million in funds for a loan to...
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February 13, 2017 - 1:59 pm
OLATHE, Kan. -€” The parents of a boy, 10, who died on the world's tallest water slide at a Kansas water park say they're still grieving but are thankful for the condolences they've received from around the world. In an interview Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Kansas state Rep. Scott...
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February 13, 2017 - 1:55 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. -€” A proposed bill would compensate wrongfully convicted people in Kansas $80,000 for each year served in prison and give them an additional $1 million if they were on death row. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the bill, if signed into law, would make Kansas one of the most...
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February 13, 2017 - 1:51 pm
OMAHA, Neb. - ” A college student charged with assaulting a woman, 18, with a knife at Creighton University over the weekend says he was forced to take drugs beforehand while trying to join a fraternity. The Omaha World-Herald reports Christopher Wheeler's attorney Matthew Burns said in court that...
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February 13, 2017 - 1:47 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. -€” A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a former University of Kansas rower who alleged she was raped by a football player. The ruling Friday means that Daisy Tackett will no longer be able to argue that the university should have known there was a heightened...
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