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September 27, 2019 - 7:37 pm
A state committee has agreed to replace a plaque commemorating the completion of the Kansas Capitol renovation that named only former Gov. Sam Brownback with a plaque bearing the names of four governors involved in the project. The original plaque was installed during a dedication ceremony in 2014...
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September 26, 2019 - 6:49 pm
A man charged in the shooting death of a former Washburn University football player and the wounding of current New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has pleaded not guilty. The pleas were entered Thursday on behalf of Francisco Mendez, 18, who faces 12 charges after the April 28 shooting...
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September 26, 2019 - 6:45 pm
A prosecutor says an Army soldier charged with distributing information about making explosives online is a Satanist who wanted to overthrow the U.S. government. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Mattivi said during a federal court hearing Thursday in Kansas that Jarrett William Smith, 24, had a...
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September 23, 2019 - 8:22 pm
Kansas is reporting its second death from a vaping-related lung disease in less than two weeks. Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday that a man over 50 has died. The state health department said it is not releasing the names, hometowns or other details about people who've died or become sick to...
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September 20, 2019 - 7:07 pm
Kansas is reporting that unemployment in the state dropped to 3.2% in August and was at its lowest rate in more than 20 years. The state Department of Labor said Friday that the state gained private-sector jobs during the month and over the past year. Labor economist Emilie Doerksen said the state...
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September 20, 2019 - 6:35 pm
The Kansas Board of Regents is requesting a $95.3 million increase in state tax funding for 32 universities and colleges in the system. $50 million of that proposal advanced this week would go to the six public universities that some regents hope could result in a second year of tuition freezes for...
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September 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Shawnee County authorities say officers arrested a woman after finding marijuana worth an estimated $500,000 in her car. Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says the woman was stopped Tuesday on Interstate 70 in Topeka. Officers found about 145 lbs. of marijuana in her car. He says the marijuana was...
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September 16, 2019 - 7:16 pm
A man, 40, has been arrested for allegedly attacking another person with a hatchet in Topeka. The attack happened late Sunday at a home in south Topeka. The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment. His name was not released. Police have not disclosed any details about what led to the...
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September 11, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Kansas congressional candidate Jake LaTurner, (R-KS), has hired the former campaign manager of U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins, his opponent in the race for the GOP nomination in the 2nd District. LaTurner announced Wednesday that Pat Leopold will be a consultant for his 2020 election race. LaTurner...
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September 10, 2019 - 5:53 pm
New York Giants cornerback Corey Ballentine has testified at a preliminary hearing about the fatal shooting of his best friend and former Washburn University teammate. Ballentine testified Monday, a day after making his NFL debut. He was wounded April 27 in Topeka in the shooting that killed Dwane...
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