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After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care »

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MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are holding a news conference Monday to unveil a plan expected to […]

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Young Wichita driver says someone shot at her »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita teenager says someone shot at her from another vehicle while she was driving but she managed to get away. KAKE-TV reports the girl said she was driving in south Wichita at 12:30 p.m. Sunday when another car pulled out of a parking lot and started following her. The girl says […]

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Lawmaker sees need for Kansas death penalty fixes »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman says he’ll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases. Independence Republican Jeff King says the cases of capital murder defendants Jonathan and Reginald Carr show that the state’s system for handling death penalty cases is broken. The senator […]

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Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire »

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RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — People who have health insurance on their jobs usually don’t think twice about next year’s renewal. But if you are in one of the new plans under President Barack Obama’s health law, that assumption could lead to costly surprises. Industry officials, advocates and other experts say insurance exchange […]

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Orman to submit petitions for Kansas Senate bid »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas businessman running for the U.S. Senate as an independent says he has enough signatures from registered voters to get on the general election ballot in November. Greg Orman of Olathe planned to have a news conference Monday morning on the south steps of the Statehouse before presenting petitions […]

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Missing Salina Teenager »

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SALINA- A Salina teenager has been missing since July 20. Samantha Hines, 15, is described as having burgundy hair and green eyes. Click the poster for more information.

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Newton man to stand trial in toddler’s death »

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NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old Newton man will stand trial in the death of an 18-month-old child found dead in a car seat. The Wichita Eagle reports Jason M. Bugner has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2012 death of Farrah Pendland. According to an amended autopsy report, the girl died by strangulation […]

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Lawrence police investigating woman’s death »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police and state authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a house. Police say officers found the woman’s body at a home Saturday afternoon, but that the woman hasn’t been positively identified. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Lawrence police are investigating the death, […]

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Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing state agency in child’s death »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a state agency of failing to protect a toddler before she was killed. The Wichita Eagle reports that Sedgwick County District Judge William Woolley ruled recently there can be no claim of negligence against the state Department for Children and Families in […]

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Police say 3 dead in Sunday crash »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say three people have been killed in a two-car crash in Wichita. Police say the two-car accident occurred early Sunday in west Wichita and that three people were thrown from one vehicle and were killed. The fatality victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other people were injured […]

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Chinese delegates sign memo with Wichita »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita has announced plans to work with a city in China to develop aviation business opportunities. Delegates from Xi’an (shee-ahn), China, visited with Wichita officials on Thursday to sign a memorandum of understanding that the two cities will develop economic and trade opportunities centered on aviation. They’re expected to work on […]

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K-State considers $150 million research facility »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University is considering a $150 million research facility that would focus on food and complement the planned National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility adjacent to the university. K-State President Kirk Schulz has requested $5 million in state funding for next year to begin planning the Food Systems Research and Education […]

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Judge rescinds order sealing murder case records »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has rescinded an order sealing court records in the case against a man charged in a quadruple murder in southeast Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 11th Judicial District Judge Robert Fleming on Friday rescinded the order he entered in May sealing court records in the legal proceedings against […]

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