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Dreamstime
October 28, 2017 - 5:03 am
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation advises parents to perform a check for registered offenders in the areas their children plan to trick-or-treat, prior to Halloween festivities. Parents can perform online searches through kbi's website to determine where registered offenders live. The Kansas...
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October 28, 2017 - 4:21 am
The Wichita Police Department is asking for help in locating a suspect that attempted to rob the Intrust Bank branch inside the Dillons grocery store at East Harry and Edgemoor. Officers responded to a robbery in progress at the store at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. A bank employee stated an unknown...
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Dreamstime
October 28, 2017 - 2:39 am
A woman who called in bomb threats to 911 regarding the Textron Aviation building has been given a five year prison sentence. 43-year old Vanalenea Fanning, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal threatening. She was found guilty of making two calls to 911 in September of 2016. She...
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dreasmstime
October 28, 2017 - 12:46 am
Wichita State University police officers will now be able to give drivers a bigger fine now than ever before for speeding on campus. Beginning November first, WSU police will be able to start issuing tickets for driving and other vehicle-related infractions. Until now, they could only warn drivers...
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Dreamstime
October 27, 2017 - 9:21 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man's attorneys have asked the state Supreme Court to spare him from being executed for a college student's murder over questions about whether he is developmentally disabled. The court heard arguments Friday in an appeal from Justin Eugene Thurber, 34. The south-...
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Dreamstime
October 27, 2017 - 9:16 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), unveiled KanCare 2.0 to the public on Friday ahead of plans to conduct public meeting across the state next month to review the proposal. KanCare is the...
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October 27, 2017 - 9:10 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Experts are saying the Kansas economy is heavily dependent on global free trade and immigrant labor at a time when both are considered charged political issues in the U.S. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the University of Kansas' Institute for Policy and Social...
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Dreamstime
October 27, 2017 - 9:05 pm
BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Baker University officials say a $1 million gift will provide scholarships for low-income students. Bob Carr, CEO and president of the Give Something Back Foundation, announced the gift last week. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the foundation has already given $1...
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Dreamstime
October 27, 2017 - 9:02 pm
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A fifth teenage boy has launched a campaign for governor and entered a field of 19 candidates. The Hutchinson News reports that Joseph Tutera Jr. 16, of Mission Hills is running as a Republican. He appointed his father as his campaign treasurer this week to take a step...
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Ted Woodward
October 27, 2017 - 1:59 pm
Wichita police are investigating a case of "destruction of property" at the Lincoln Street Dam at Lincoln & McLean. Somebody entered a gated and locked area of the dam, cutting several steel hydraulic lines. Officials are trying to determine the value of the damage to the structure. The Lincoln...
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