Kansas

January 19, 2019 - 10:02 am
A KDOT snow plow driver has died after a rollover crash Saturday morning. The wreck was reported about 5:50 a.m. on southbound U.S. 69 at 207th Street, which is south of Stilwell in Johnson County. Emergency crews arrived on the scene in an attempted to rescue the trapped driver but was found...
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January 18, 2019 - 8:07 pm
A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's budget plan appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her proposals to boost education funding and expand Medicaid. Opposition hardened swiftly Friday, a day after the Democratic governor proposed cutting the state's annual payments to its pension system...
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January 18, 2019 - 8:02 pm
A Kansas boy who was injured in a confrontation with law enforcement officers last month has been arrested in Salina. Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents served an arrest warrant Thursday at Saint Francis Community Services in Salina, where the teenager, 15, has been held since he was released...
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January 18, 2019 - 7:56 pm
The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registering in multiple states is up in the air now that former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach no longer holds that office. A spokeswoman for Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab said Friday the office is...
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January 18, 2019 - 7:51 pm
Newly elected Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids, (D-Kansas), says her top priority is reopening the government. In a speech Friday at a Kansas City, Kansas, Chamber of Commerce forum, Davids called the partial government shutdown "completely unacceptable." There are nearly 19,000 federal...
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January 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Wichita police are asking the public for help identifying whoever dumped a dog that was shot to death and showed signs of abuse and scars. The brown pit bull's body was found earlier this week south of downtown Wichita. Police spokesman Charley Davidson said the dog had injuries consistent with...
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January 17, 2019 - 7:14 pm
A nurse has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for Medicaid fraud and related charges in three Kansas counties. Kathleen Kleuskens, 57, of Ogden, was sentenced Thursday in Pottawatomie County to 21 months in prison. Earlier this month, she was sentenced to 20 months in Clay County and 21...
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January 17, 2019 - 7:09 pm
The Kansas Department of Labor is recommending that federal employees who are furloughed because of the partial government shutdown should apply for unemployment benefits. The department said in a news release Thursday that unemployment insurance was created to help people who are not working...
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January 17, 2019 - 7:03 pm
Kansas lawmakers are strongly criticizing a proposal from Gov. Laura Kelly to reduce the state's annual payments to Kansas' public pension system. The plan is a key part of the budget proposals Kelly outlined Thursday for legislators. Kelly wants to increase spending on public schools, expand the...
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January 17, 2019 - 6:28 pm
A Wichita man has been sentenced to 47.5 years in prison for human trafficking. Prosecutors say Christopher Reed, 33, used social media to sell drugs and promote prostitution. His youngest victim was 17. He was convicted in December of 19 crimes including rape, human trafficking and commercial...
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