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April 24, 2017 - 2:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The death of a colleague's son has spurred lawmakers in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said he plans to sign legislation on Monday that will strengthen amusement park regulations...
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April 24, 2017 - 2:40 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita Eagle publisher and president Roy Heatherly is leaving the company as part of a larger restructuring by the McClatchy Co. Tony Berg, regional publisher for McClatchy's Midwest Division, announced Monday that Heatherly's last day will be May 5. Heatherly joined The Eagle...
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Ted Woodward
April 24, 2017 - 2:35 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A man robbed a Kwik Shop in the northwest part of Wichita, but his getaway didn't last very long. It happened before 4:00 a.m. Sunday at 29th & Arkansas, when a man came into the store with a long gun, demanding cigarettes from the male employee then running away to the...
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Ted Woodward
April 24, 2017 - 2:17 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - A pair of teenagers tried to evade police in the southeast part of Wichita. After 3:00 a.m. Sunday, a police officer spotted a vehicle at Lincoln & Hillside; that car had been stolen from Haysville. Officers tried to pull over the car near Schweiter Park, but the driver...
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April 24, 2017 - 10:39 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican Ron Estes will take his seat in Congress Tuesday after Kansas officials certified his victory in the state's special election. Gov. Sam Brownback, state Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker on Monday certified the results in the...
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April 24, 2017 - 9:57 am
SPIRO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma say a 6-year-old boy has died and his parents are still missing after the family's boat capsized on the Arkansas River over the weekend. LeFlore County Undersheriff Kendall Morgan told reporters the boy died overnight at an Arkansas hospital...
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April 24, 2017 - 9:31 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Two Kansas legislative committees are resuming their work on budget issues this week before all lawmakers return to the Statehouse. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees are scheduled to have a joint meeting Thursday morning. They plan to review a new...
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Steve & Ted
April 24, 2017 - 8:57 am
On Monday's with the Mayor Steve, Ted, and Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell talk about Tuesday's workshop where the city leadership will discuss changes and improvements to Wichita's Police Department.
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April 24, 2017 - 4:11 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Forecasters say severe storms packing large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible throughout much of Oklahoma and the surrounding region by the end of the week. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman says the storm system could produce multiple rounds of severe weather...
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April 24, 2017 - 4:09 am
PRESTON, Kan. (AP) - Two southern Kansas farmers are rearing unusual sets of triplet calves. The Hutchinson News reports that Delbert Ross described the recent discovery of the triplets in a pasture on the line dividing Pratt and Kiowa counties as "pretty special." He says it's been at least 25...
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