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Hearing set for suspect in Jewish site shootings
December 18, 2014
A white supremacist who admits killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites is set to appear in court for a hearing on whether he’s mentally competent to stand trial.
State extends deadline for SE Kansas casino
December 18, 2014
The Kansas Lottery Commission has extended the deadline for applications for managers of a planned casino in southeast Kansas to Jan. 30.
Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form
December 18, 2014
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.
KCC approves rate increase for Black Hills Energy
December 17, 2014
The Kansas Corporation Commission approved a rate increase for natural gas customers of Black Hills Energy.
Hutchinson considering tax hike for sports arena
December 17, 2014
Hutchinson residents may soon be able to vote on a sales tax proposal that would help fund a $29 million expansion of the city’s 62-year-old sports arena.
Action on Heartland Park plans delayed until 2015
December 17, 2014
The future of Heartland Park Topeka will be in limbo until at least early next year.
Kansas woman charged in 10-year-old son’s death
December 16, 2014
Police in south-central Kansas have charged a woman who they say stabbed her 10-year-old son to death in his bedroom.
Sheriff’s Office: 1st-grader brought gun to school
December 16, 2014
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says a first-grade student brought a loaded handgun to school but didn’t display it or make any threats.
Kansas-based Bitcoin equipment seller to reopen
December 16, 2014
A Kansas bitcoin company that was shut down after being sued by the federal government will be allowed to reopen.
Kansas City Connection: Karaoke and a cup of joe
December 16, 2014
Whenever someone proposes a one-word group activity like trivia, Twister or karaoke, I instantly start refreshing my mental list of excuses. But if I find myself in an agreeable mood and decide to take part, I usually have a great time (except in the case of Twister — that never ends well).
Man charged with defrauding Nigerian students
December 11, 2014
The former director of Pittsburg State’s College of Business is facing federal charges of defrauding Nigerian graduate students recruited to attend the school.
New superintendent for Brown historic site
December 11, 2014
The Brown v. Board of Education historic site in Topeka has a new superintendent.
Kansas board reviews abortion-referrals case again
December 11, 2014
A Kansas board is considering whether to reinstate a doctor’s medical license after scrutinizing her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions and finding that she kept inadequate records.
Charges: Impostor changed name of ID theft victim
December 10, 2014
A Mexican man living unlawfully in the United States for decades was arrested Tuesday in an identity theft scheme that was so ingenious that prosecutors say a court unwittingly changed the name of the U.S. citizen whose identity he assumed to his own real name.
Teenager sentenced in stepbrother’s death
December 10, 2014
A rural Kansas man was sentenced to a little more than 10 years in prison for fatally shooting his 9-year-old stepbrother in the face during an argument about doing chores.
Prosecutor: Missouri man sets corpse on fire
December 10, 2014
Kansas City-area prosecutors have charged a man who they say dragged a suicide victim’s corpse into a portable restroom and lit it on fire.
KCC staff recommends Chanute broadband plan
December 9, 2014
The staff of the Kansas Corporation Commission is recommending approval of Chanute’s plans to provide ultra-high fast broadband internet to its residents.
Kansas City suburb studying plastic bag ban
December 9, 2014
Prairie Village is considering enacting a ban or fines for using plastic grocery bags.
Police identify woman killed at Kansas store
December 9, 2014
Police have identified a woman fatally shot in a Lowe’s Home Improvement store parking lot in Kansas City, Kan.
Topeka’s police reserve program ending
December 8, 2014
The Topeka police department has ended its reserve program, which allowed trained volunteers to carry firearms and help stop crime with the same authority as official law enforcement officers.

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