Kansas

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March 31, 2017 - 4:29 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A government report shows Kansas growers are planning to plant more soybeans and corn this spring. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that soybean acreage in Kansas is expected to be up 23 percent compared to last year with 5 million acres planted. The...
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March 31, 2017 - 4:11 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - Two people were arrested after barricading themselves in a south Topeka motel room. WIBW News in Topeka spoke with Topeka Police Lt. Colleen Stuart who said an employee at the Ramada Inn on SW Fairlawn called 911 Thursday morning reporting the disturbance. Officers arrived on...
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March 30, 2017 - 9:27 pm
GREAT BEND, Kan. (KNSS) – The Great Bend school district, USD 428, named Khris Thexton as the new superintendent of schools. Thexton had been acting as interim superintendent since December 2016 when Brad Reed announced his resignation. Prior to that, Thexton was an assistant superintendent in...
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March 30, 2017 - 9:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House member whose 10-year-old son died last summer on a water park slide spoke to his colleagues on the subject for the first time Thursday shortly before they voted unanimously to strengthen inspection rules for amusement rides. Rep. Scott Schwab's son Caleb died at...
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March 30, 2017 - 9:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators have postponed a vote on overriding Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill that would have expanded the state's Medicaid program. Supporters of the bill launched an effort Thursday to override the veto in the House shortly after Brownback announced his...
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March 30, 2017 - 8:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A physician's assistant has been banned from providing medical services in Kansas after pleading guilty to breaking federal law while treating patients. The Kansas attorney general's office reports that a consent judgment was approved Wednesday in Finney County with Joel Erskin...
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March 30, 2017 - 8:53 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that would move the state to a "flat" personal income tax to raise new revenue to fix serious budget problems. The Taxation Committee's measure would impose a 5% tax rate for all filers instead of maintaining separate rates for lower...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:55 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A physician's assistant has been banned from providing medical services in Kansas after pleading guilty to breaking federal law while treating patients. The Kansas attorney general's office reports that a consent judgment was approved Wednesday in Finney County with Joel Erskin...
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March 30, 2017 - 10:22 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A woman is accused of stealing the pickup truck of a volunteer firefighter who had stopped to help her while she was stranded along Interstate 70 in Topeka, Kansas, then leading authorities on a chase. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2nmELsM ) reports 23-year-old...
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March 30, 2017 - 8:19 am
UNDATED (AP) — The Associated Press has compiled data from its men's basketball polls to determine the top 100 programs of all-time. Kentucky is the all-time No. 1 team, with appearances in 75.4 percent of all polls and 124 No. 1 rankings. The Wildcats are followed by North Carolina, Duke and UCLA...
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