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Inmates workers might return to animal shelter
November 19, 2014
Volunteer prison inmate help might be returning to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter.
State considering opening some lakes to seaplanes
November 19, 2014
The state’s aviation office is considering whether to allow qualified seaplanes to use state lakes that are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Man, 79, charged in pot bust challenges search
November 18, 2014
When police in Junction City stopped a beat-up pickup truck for speeding in June 2013, the driver got a lot more than a traffic ticket: The stop led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they said they found about $15 million in cash, almost 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.
Gay couples wed in Kansas, but not in all counties
November 18, 2014
Gay and lesbian couples wed Monday evening on the steps of a historic courthouse in Wichita, even as officials elsewhere in Kansas refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex partners because the state Supreme Court has not yet signed off.
Report: Kansas winter wheat faring well so far
November 18, 2014
The latest government report shows most of the newly planted Kansas winter wheat crop is faring well so far.
Kansas woman critical after sex assault, set afire
November 18, 2014
A woman who was sexually assaulted and set on fire was in critical condition Monday, and police turn to the public for help in finding her assailant.
Kansas Guard soldier deployed to west Africa
November 17, 2014
About 170 Kansas National Guard from a battalion based in Iola will deploy next year to west Africa to help fight Ebola.
4 more earthquakes rattle south-central Kansas
November 17, 2014
Four more earthquakes were reported in south-central Kansas during the weekend. No serious injuries or damage was reported.
Randy Leach still missing after 26 years, KBI case file remains sealed
November 17, 2014
For the first few years, Harold and Alberta Leach kept hoping their missing son, Randy, would come home. Twenty-six years have passed since the high school senior and the family car vanished from a graduation party, but the Linwood parents still want to find their only child. They’re desperate to know whether law enforcement left no stone unturned in the search for Randy, in part because they’ve felt for years that investigators were secretive, refusing to keep them abreast of developments. But law enforcement agencies refuse to release the records, citing an ongoing investigation, even the broad outlines of which they decline to reveal.
Shelter in Kansas City won’t house gay couples
12:00 p.m., November 17, 2014 Updated 10:48 a.m.
A nonprofit homeless shelter in Kansas City will not allow legally married same-sex couples to stay overnight together because officials believe those relationships violate biblical principles.
Demand for quake insurance grows in Kansas
November 16, 2014
Kansas insurance agencies say they’ve been flooded with queries about earthquake coverage after Wednesday’s 4.8 magnitude temblor.
Voter ID fight heads to state courts, Legislature
November 16, 2014
The fight over a voter proof-of-citizenship law that prevented about 22,000 Kansas residents from casting ballots on Election Day has shifted back to state courts and lawmakers.
Kansas City Connection: How to spend the holidays in KC
November 16, 2014
The holiday season is upon us, and as is always the case, there’s lots to do in Kansas City between now and New Year’s. Here’s a rundown of some of the highlights.
All Wichita officers to get body cameras
November 13, 2014
Officials say all Wichita police officers will be wearing body cameras by the end of next year.
Woman, man charged in Wichita Batman robberies
November 13, 2014
Authorities have charged a Wichita woman who they say stole cigarettes and cash from convenience stores while wearing a blue Batman mask.
Kansas superintendent named next ed commissioner
November 13, 2014
The superintendent of a rural central Kansas school district has been picked as the state’s next education commissioner.
Gay rights activists celebrate; Kansas vows fight
November 13, 2014
As gay rights activists celebrate a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex unions in Kansas, it was unclear Thursday how many counties would issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the state’s attorney general said the ruling doesn’t apply statewide.
New kidney transplant clinic to open in Wichita
November 12, 2014
Wesley Medical Center plans to partner with Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., to establish a kidney transplant clinic.
Education leaders about worry cuts in school funding
November 12, 2014
A new revenue forecast that indicates Kansas will need to make $278 million in cuts in the current fiscal year has state education leaders and some lawmakers concerned that the deficit will require reductions in funding to already cash-strapped schools
Preliminary hearing set in Jewish site shootings
November 12, 2014
An avowed white supremacist from Missouri who is accused in the fatal shooting of three people at two Kansas Jewish sites is expected in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to take his case to trial.