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February 05, 2018 - 6:04 pm
Authorities say a homeless man is jailed in Kansas after charging at officers with a machete at police headquarters in downtown Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the incident began around 2:00 a.m. Saturday when a man armed with a machete entered the Law Enforcement Center and said he...
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February 02, 2018 - 8:02 pm
An ordinance banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21 has been stalled from taking effect in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shawnee County District Court Judge Franklin Theis is weighing legal arguments after a hearing Thursday. The law increasing the minimum...
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January 26, 2018 - 8:11 pm
Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle is criticizing the State Board of Education after it expressed full support for a top education official she had sought to have suspended. The Wichita Republican suggested Friday in a statement that the board sided with "bureaucrats" who've misspent millions of...
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January 26, 2018 - 8:02 pm
Kansas lawmakers are looking at the state's transportation needs after spending years sweeping highway funds to support a faltering state budget. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Senate Ways and Means Committee is taking on a bill that would create a 27-member task force assigned with...
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January 26, 2018 - 7:53 pm
The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and sentence of a woman in the brutal killing of a Lawrence man. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the state court on Friday upheld the conviction of Sarah Gonzales-McLinn, 23, conviction and her Hard 50 sentence for killing Harold Sasko, 52, in...
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January 26, 2018 - 7:44 pm
A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper will not work in law enforcement again after admitting that he used excessive force on a man he arrested. Federal prosecutors say James Carson, of Independence, Kansas, pleaded guilty Friday to violating the man's civil rights during an arrest in June 2013...
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January 25, 2018 - 7:36 pm
Kansas took an ethics database offline Thursday over questions about how it gave users access to financial disclosure forms for hundreds of elected officials and state employees that included the last four digits of their Social Security numbers. Secretary of State Kris Kobach acted after the tech...
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January 25, 2018 - 7:12 pm
Kansas House and Senate leaders say they want the state's top school finance official suspended in a dispute over whether he has the authority to allocate money to school districts for transportation. Senate President Susan Wagle and House Speaker Ron Ryckman say Dale Dennis, the deputy education...
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January 25, 2018 - 6:59 pm
Incoming Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer begins his tenure needing to mend relations with fellow Republicans in the Legislature, whose clashes with his GOP predecessor intensified in recent months. The ill will Colyer faces now stands in sharp contrast to lawmakers' generally positive mood last fall after...
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January 24, 2018 - 7:59 pm
Kansas is moving forward with a plan to have the nation's largest private-prison operator build a new state prison. Top Kansas legislators gave their final approval Wednesday to the project during a meeting with Gov. Sam Brownback. A state law authorizing the new prison in Lansing required a final...
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