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Police: Kansas delivery driver attacked, robbed
August 11, 2014
Wichita police say robbers made off with about $50 and a pizza after attacking a delivery driver.
Kansas health care finance director to keep job
August 11, 2014
Physician and former state Rep. Susan Mosier is staying on as director of the division of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment overseeing programs that provide health care coverage for the state’s residents.
Small Kansas colleges have $980 million impact
August 11, 2014
A new study says small, private colleges might not be well known but they are having a big impact on the state’s economy.
Kansas City Connection: Celebrate the best of KC’s international flavor
August 11, 2014
At Kansas City’s 35th annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, a handful of cash is your ticket to a culinary tour that would otherwise take thousands of dollars and many years of travel to complete.
After several good years, farmers take hit in 2014
August 10, 2014
One of the worst wheat harvests in decades followed by an abundant corn and soybean crop that’s driving down prices have Kansas farmers preparing for a sharp income decline after several good years.
Kansas shooting victim awarded nearly $12 million
August 10, 2014
A Topeka woman who has had eight major surgeries to rebuild her face after she survived two shotgun blasts has been awarded nearly $12 million in damages against the man convicted of trying to kill her.
5 accused of laundering money through casino slots
August 7, 2014
Five Kansas residents are accused of trafficking in marijuana and laundering the profits through slot machines at a Kansas City, Kan., casino.
Sentencing delayed for Kansan in brother’s death
August 7, 2014
An 18-year-old Kansas man will be sentenced in September for the shooting death of his young stepbrother at their home.
Police: $100,000 worth of copper stolen in Kansas
August 7, 2014
Wichita police say thieves have stripped $100,000 worth of copper wire and piping from a former grocery store.
Girl makes court appearance in sister’s death
August 6, 2014
Kansas prosecutors are weighing whether to charge a 14-year-old girl as an adult in the stabbing death of her younger sister.
Driver charged in fatal motorcycle crash
August 6, 2014
A Missouri man is charged with second-degree murder for a collision that killed a motorcyclist in eastern Kansas.
School district to return funds because of error
August 6, 2014
A clerical error is causing some funding questions for a southeast Kansas school district.
61-year-old man dies after being hit by semi
August 5, 2014
The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 61-year old El Dorado man died after he was hit by a semi-trailer truck on a highway in northeast Wichita.
Agency to seek immigrant children housing grant
August 5, 2014
A nonprofit faith-based agency in Newton will apply for a federal grant that could temporarily bring unaccompanied immigrant children to the town.
Use of animal gas chambers dwindling in Kansas
August 5, 2014
Leaders in four Kansas communities that still have operable gas chambers for euthanizing animals are looking for affordable alternatives as stricter guidelines will likely make the chambers impossible to continue using.
Authorities: 4-year-old injured in Kansas crash
August 4, 2014
A 4-year-old boy has been critically injured after being ejected from a SUV rollover near Wichita.
Wichita trade mission to China rescheduled for November
August 4, 2014
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer’s August trade mission to China has been postponed.
Kansas parents fear end of bingo fundraisers
August 4, 2014
Some parents at a Wichita school fear their annual bingo-night fundraiser will be canceled, after district officials reminded them that state law forbids pay-to-play bingo.
Kansas City Connection: Shatto milk and Baldwin hats
August 4, 2014
We’ve talked a lot about Kansas City beer festivals and cocktail bars in this column, but there’s another local beverage that’s just as refreshing and probably a lot more wholesome: Shatto milk.
Wichita won’t take part in free meals program
August 3, 2014
The Wichita school district won’t participate this year in a new federal program that aims to reduce the stigma of applying for low-cost meals by offering free meals to all students regardless of family income.