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Kansas, Missouri reps discuss bi-state gun legislation UPDATE »


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State lawmakers from Missouri and Kansas are pitching similar legislation to restrict firearms for persons with domestic violence or stalking restraining orders or convictions. Republican Kansas Rep. Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills and Democratic Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman recently introduced the bills in Topeka and Jefferson City, but Missouri lawmakers […]

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Kansas governor won’t disclose other appeals court hopefuls »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback’s office is refusing to disclose the names of potential candidates who were passed over by him for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Brownback’s office Friday rejected an open records request from The Associated Press for each application, letter or email to the governor’s office from […]

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AT&T, Verizon get more airwaves: Expect more mobile capacity »


NEW YORK (AP) — Consumers may see improved networks after AT&T and Verizon, the two largest U.S. wireless companies, spent billions in the government’s latest airwaves auction. The new spectrum will allow wireless companies to offer more capacity for mobile data services, helping ease congested networks. The auction, which ended Thursday, will raise $41.3 billion […]

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Kansas woman arrested for stealing neighbors TV, sound system »


SALINA – A Salina woman is accused of stealing a neighbor’s television and sound system. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney said Heather Wright, 23, was arrested on requested charges of burglary and theft. She is accused of entering a residence in the 900 Block of North 13th Street on Thursday morning and taking a 50 […]

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Kansas man hospitalized after semis collide in Rush Co. »


OTIS – A Kansas man was injured in an accident just before 11 a.m. on Friday in Rush County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1997 Kenworth Semi driven by Kenneth Roach, 75, Great Bend, was southbound on 390th Avenue five miles south of Otis. The truck came to a stop on a bridge attempting […]

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Man sentenced in mistaken murder of Reno Co. woman »


Hutch Post HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Billy J. Craig Jr., who entered a “no contest” plea and was found guilty of “conspiracy to commit first-degree murder” was sentenced Friday to the maximum sentence by Reno County District Judge Tim Chambers. Craig, 52, was sentenced to 184-months, or just over 15-years in prison. Craig was found guilty […]

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Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas says its tax collections fell $47 million short of expectations this month. The worse-than-anticipated collections are likely to complicate efforts by Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators to eliminate projected budget shortfalls. The state Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state collected $513 million in taxes in January when it […]

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White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids »


NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. President Barack Obama’s press secretary says the science on vaccinations “is really clear.” Josh Earnest tells journalists that Obama believes vaccination decisions should be made by parents, […]

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CDC: Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high »


MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Some new evidence this is a particularly bad flu season: Flu-related hospitalizations of the elderly are the highest since the government started tracking that statistic nine years ago. Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that about 198 out of every 100,000 […]

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Kansas bill would make parking easier for disabled vets »


By Kelsie Jennings KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — Some disabled Kansas veterans and legislators are working on a bill that would allow disabled veterans to have free access to public parking garages and public parking lots with attendants. The House Veterans, Military, and Homeland Security committee heard testimonies Thursday from disabled veterans for House […]

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Kansas foster father sentenced in death of girl left in hot car »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly three years in state prison after a 10-month-old girl died after he left her in a hot car while he and his partner smoked marijuana. Twenty-nine-year-old Seth Jackson was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison for one count of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors […]

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Salina Medical Center victim of phone scam »


SALINA – Law enforcement authorities in Salina are investigating a phone scam at the financial office of Salina Regional Medical Center. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney said the hospital’s financial office received a call this week from someone claiming to be from Westar Energy. The caller claimed two of the hospital’s Westar accounts were past […]

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Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in ’16 »


STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) —Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Three weeks after unexpectedly saying he was considering a third campaign for the White House, the former Massachusetts governor told members of his staff during a Friday conference call that he is out of race. Romney […]

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