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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.
Lenexa suspect says he was kidnapped
August 3, 2014
Authorities say a 27-year-old man charged in the deaths of a man and his stepson in suburban Kansas City told police he killed them after they kidnapped him, according to court documents.
Wichita neighborhood losing door-to-door mail
August 3, 2014
A south Wichita neighborhood is losing its door-to-door mail delivery service because of problem dogs.
Kansas college, president part ways
July 31, 2014
A southeast Kansas college is looking for a new president after parting ways with the incumbent by what officials called mutual agreement.
Kansas megachurch transformed by school district
July 31, 2014
A Kansas school district has completed the $17-million transformation of a megachurch into an educational complex.
Someone passing fake $100 bills in Great Bend
July 31, 2014
Counterfeit $100 bills have turned up at a central Kansas fast-food restaurant on the same weekend at least four fake $100 bills were passed at a convenience store 80 miles up the road.
3-year-old boy dead after accidental shooting
July 30, 2014
A 3-year-old Wichita boy has died after accidentally shooting himself in the chest with a gun he found while his mom and her boyfriend were taking a nap.
Former Kansas city clerk admits stealing from city
July 30, 2014
A former northeast Kansas city clerk has pleaded guilty to a federal embezzlement charge on the same day her former employer filed a separate civil suit.
Brownback’s GOP challenger has bankruptcy in past
July 30, 2014
A Wichita businesswoman who is challenging Gov. Sam Brownback in the Republican primary has filed for bankruptcy protection in the past, while her running mate has done so twice.
Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo
July 29, 2014
An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck.
Kansas teen killed after fall on Colorado mountain
July 29, 2014
A suburban Kansas City teenager who died last week while climbing one of Colorado’s most popular peaks was a 2014 high school graduate who excelled in engineering.
Kansas school district justifies conference cost
July 29, 2014
School officials in southwest Kansas say a recent conference trip to Florida that cost taxpayers more than $100,000 was necessary to become a model school district.
Lawmaker sees need for Kansas death penalty fixes
July 28, 2014
The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman says he’ll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases.