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Cool, wet Thursday »

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Today will be cloudy, cooler with a chance for rain or snow. Afternoon temperatures today are expected to range from the near 40 degrees across west central Kansas to the mid 50s in south central Kansas. Any snowfall today will occur north of highway 96 and snow accumulations are expected to be less than 1 […]

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Windy Tuesday, chance of rain »

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A strong cold front will push through western Kansas by early this afternoon. Extremely strong northerly winds will develop with sustained speeds of 35 to 45 MPH and gusts up to 60 MPH across southwest and portions of central Kansas. A High Wind Warning has been issued for much of southwest Kansas while a wind […]

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Sunny, windy Thursday »

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Today Sunny, with a high near 45. Wind chill values as low as -3 early. Northeast wind 16 to 18 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. Tonight Increasing clouds, with a low around 26. East wind 7 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. […]

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Sunny, cold Wednesday »

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Cold air will become reinforced across the region into next week. Disturbances will create chances for light freezing rain Thursday night and early Friday morning. Another chance for freezing rain returns Saturday before temperatures become cold enough for snow accumulation. Wind chill indices will fall into the -5 to -14 range across a large portion […]

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Kan. woman sentenced for toddler’s death »

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A southeast Kansas woman has been sentenced to slightly more than five years in prison for the strangulation death of her toddler son in the straps of a safety seat. 29-year-old Cara M. Lloyd was sentenced Tuesday in Crawford County District Court. The judge gave her credit for 320 days she […]

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Judge rules Kan. suicide bomb plot case ‘complex’ »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has designated the case of a man accused in a suicide bomb plot at a Kansas airport as “complex.” U.S. District Judge Monti Belot made the ruling Tuesday in the case of Terry Loewen, a 58-year-old avionics technician facing terrorism-related charges. Such a designation eases speedy trial concerns […]

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Kansas House bill would void academic standards »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A new proposal before the Kansas Legislature would nullify reading, math and science standards for public schools adopted previously by the State Board of Education. The measure is sponsored by the House Education Committee and was introduced this week. The bill also says that new standards would be drafted “solely” by […]

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Sunny, warmer Thursday »

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There will be a gradual warm up through the next week. Northwest flow aloft, combined with surface troughs periodically coming into far western Kansas, will result in a warming trend. By Wednesday, nearly all of southwest Kansas may see maximum temperatures at or near the 70 degree mark. Today Mostly sunny, with a high near […]

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Kan. House panel taking up climate change measure »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee is weighing a resolution that urges Congress to resist following President Barack Obama’s plan for addressing climate change. The nonbinding resolution is before the House Energy and Environment Committee. It declares that the federal goals for addressing climate change are based on false assumptions about the role […]

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TECT commits $100K for WSU program »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A company that supplies components for the aircraft industry is committing $100,000 over five years to help Wichita State University develop a mentoring program. The Wichita Eagle reports the university will use the gift from TECT Aerospace to raise interest among public school students in careers in science, technology, engineering and […]

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Kan. restaurant owner admits harboring immigrant »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man has admitted harboring a Chinese teenage girl who was working illegally at his restaurant. Court records show 33-year-old Yong “Tony” Lin pleaded guilty Wednesday to harboring an immigrant who was unlawfully in the United States. His 29-year-old wife, Zhuo Mei “Mandy” Weng, pleaded guilty to hiding the crime. […]

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Kansas House approves response on gay marriage »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House has approved a bill aimed at keeping individuals, groups and businesses from being compelled to help with same-sex weddings. The House’s 72-49 vote Wednesday sends the measure to the Senate. Supporters describe it as a religious freedom measure. Opponents contend it will encourage discrimination against gays and lesbians. […]

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Missing Western Kansas man found in Colorado »

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CHEYENNE WELLS, Colo. (AP) — A missing 66-year-old Garden City man has been found safe in Colorado following a six-county search after the man’s SUV got stuck in a field over the weekend. Lt. Col. Mike Daniels, spokesman for the Colorado Civil Air Patrol, said the man was found Tuesday by a pilot, who was […]

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