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March 19, 2019 - 7:15 pm
A Kansas judge whose Twitter feed sunk his nomination to the state's second-highest court says he was expressing personal opinions that do not influence his work on the bench. In a statement Tuesday, Judge Jeffry Jack also criticized Senate President Susan Wagle for opposing his confirmation to the...
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March 19, 2019 - 7:03 pm
Lawrence city leaders are considering whether to slash the city's penalties for possessing marijuana. The City Commission will discuss Tuesday whether to lower fines for marijuana possession, which currently amount to hundreds of dollars. Commissioners last month voiced support for a proposal to...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Authorities say two people have been killed in a crash in Kansas City, Kansas. It happened around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday when a driver lost control, went off the side of a road and hit a tree. The driver and his female passenger died at the scene. Both of them were in their 30s. Police say speed may...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:50 pm
Barton County is purchasing new voting equipment to replace its aging machines and move back to using paper ballots. The commissioners on Monday approved $183,000 to buy voting equipment from Election Systems and Software in Omaha, Nebraska. The county's current system is 12 years old and beginning...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:43 pm
Records show a former Kansas City priest no longer has valid licenses to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri after being defrocked last year following an investigation into multiple allegations of child sexual abuse. John Wisner's medical licenses to practice as a psychiatrist remained active...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Authorities say a former president of a credit union in Topeka has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that Connie Marie Kent, 52, of Topeka pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of theft from a credit union and has agreed to repay nearly $40,000. She...
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March 19, 2019 - 6:32 pm
Authorities say a man in his 50s has died in a fire in a suburban Kansas City home. The Johnson County Consolidated Fire District No. 2 says the fire broke out early Tuesday in Mission Hills, Kansas. Chief Tony Lopez says the man's mother was able to escape the blaze and seek help from a neighbor...
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March 19, 2019 - 10:59 am
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has withdrawn a trial-court judge's nomination to Kansas' second-highest court in the face of opposition in the Republican-controlled state Senate. Kelly's decision Tuesday came only a day after Senate President and Wichita Republican Susan Wagle predicted that nominee...
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March 18, 2019 - 11:57 pm
The situation at the El Dorado Correctional Facility is being called a crisis. The union for corrections officers says the staffing shortage is a "race against time," to add more officers to increase safety, before "something bad happens." KSN News reports that Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly believes the...
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March 18, 2019 - 9:00 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's nomination of a trial judge to the states' second-highest court appeared doomed Monday after two key legislators decried past social media posts criticizing President Donald Trump and expressing support for gun control and abortion rights. Senate President Susan Wagle, (R-...
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