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October 29, 2019 - 8:17 pm
Topeka Zoo officials say a Malayan sun bear, 30, was euthanized after suffering from several age-related medical conditions. The female bear, called Cup Cake, was euthanized Monday. She and a bear called Ho Ho came to the zoo in 2017 after their exhibit at a previous zoo was closed for construction...
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October 25, 2019 - 9:30 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has struck down part of a state law against making a criminal threat after concluding it violates free speech rights. The court on Friday declared unconstitutional a provision of the law making it illegal to communicate a threat of violence with "reckless disregard" of the...
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October 24, 2019 - 7:58 pm
Shawnee County authorities have arrested 18 people and served 23 warrants during a domestic violence crackdown. The sweep occurred Wednesday, as part of the 17th annual National Family Violence and Apprehension Detail. Shawnee County Sheriff Brian Hill says more than 300 law enforcement agencies...
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October 23, 2019 - 8:03 pm
A wayward squirrel is being blamed for a power outage in Topeka. About 3,000 Evergy customers were without electricity when the power went out around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Crews had the lights back on within about a half-hour. The electric company says a squirrel made contact with equipment, causing...
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October 21, 2019 - 9:13 pm
The legislative leader spearheading an effort to pass a GOP plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas has drafted a proposal that would raise tobacco taxes and that does not include a work requirement for program participants. The proposal outlined Monday by Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning differs...
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October 18, 2019 - 6:12 pm
A Kansas trial-court judge opposed by an influential pro-life group is among three finalists to fill a vacancy on the state's highest court. A state nominating commission on Friday named Shawnee County District Judge Evelyn Wilson as a potential appointee for Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly to consider...
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October 17, 2019 - 7:58 pm
Kris Kobach's campaign for the Senate in Kansas says it has fired an aide after learning he regularly posted hateful comments about Jews and racial minorities on a white nationalist website. The latest campaign finance report filed by Kobach's campaign shows it paid Joe Suber of Olathe $500 for...
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October 17, 2019 - 7:37 pm
Kansas officials say law enforcement agencies have nearly eliminated a backlog of 2,200 sexual assault kits that had gone untested after the evidence had been collected from victims The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that law enforcement agencies have had 2,000 of the kits tested by...
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October 17, 2019 - 6:04 pm
A former federal prosecutor running for the U.S. Senate in Kansas as a Democrat has dropped out of the race and endorsed a rival only a day after she launched her campaign. Barry Grissom announced Thursday that he is supporting state Sen. Barbara Bollier and urged Democrats to unite behind her...
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October 16, 2019 - 7:56 pm
Campaign finance reports show that western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is well ahead of his Republican rivals in fundraising in the U.S. Senate race. Marshall's campaign reported raising more than $572,000 in contributions from July 1 through Sept. 30. Marshall ended the period with nearly $1.9...
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