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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.
Kansas City, Kan., abortion clinic closed
July 28, 2014
One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed because its doctor and manager have retired, the outgoing manager confirmed Monday.
Number of kids in state custody at all-time high
July 28, 2014
The number of Kansas child abuse and neglect cases is increasing at the same time a record number of children are in state custody, though experts differ on what is causing the increase.
Kansas City Connection: Everybody’s gonna be happy
July 27, 2014
Happy Gillis is back. Although the popular eatery at 549 Gillis St. in Columbus Park never technically went away since it opened in 2008, a new pair of owners and some tasty additions to the menu have given new life to an already-refreshing locale.
Comcast cancels event at state senator’s home
July 27, 2014
Comcast has canceled a promotional event at the home of a Kansas state senator.
Chinese delegates sign memo with Wichita on aviation
July 27, 2014
Wichita has announced plans to work with a city in China to develop aviation business opportunities.
United to end Topeka-Chicago flights in September
July 24, 2014
A Topeka official says United Airlines will end flights between the Kansas capital and Chicago on Sept. 2.
Former Garmin employee sentenced for stealing
July 24, 2014
A former Garmin International employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing GPS devices from the Olathe-based company.
Denison mayor resigns before recall vote
July 24, 2014
The mayor of a small town north of Topeka has resigned rather than face a voter recall.
Pittsburg commission approves funds for tech center
July 23, 2014
A proposal to build a technical education center in Pittsburg that would serve southeast Kansas has received a boost.
3 more measles cases confirmed in Sedgwick County
July 23, 2014
Three more cases of measles have been confirmed in Sedgwick County, and officials say they expect more cases to emerge through August.
Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking
July 23, 2014
The state’s current level of computer security could leave Kansas residents’ sensitive personal information vulnerable, a recent internal audit of the state’s computer systems concluded.
Report: Kansas wheat harvest 95 percent finished
July 22, 2014
The 2014 Kansas wheat harvest is finally almost over. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 95 percent of the wheat is now in the bin. Usually by this late in the year, all the wheat has been cut.
Roeland Park defeats sexual orientation ordinance
July 22, 2014
Council members in a Kansas City suburb have voted down an effort to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
Humane Society continues to improve rate of adoption
July 22, 2014
The Kansas Humane Society euthanized about 4,000 animals last year but an official says the number of animals saved continues to improve.