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Kansas governor signs technical abortion changes »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers. Brownback announced his action Friday. The changes take effect next week. Abortion opponents have said the bill makes minor changes in existing laws without setting new policy. Planned Parenthood remained […]

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2 boys in protective custody after wandering alone »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two young children have been taken into protective custody after they were found wandering around outside a Wichita home. The Wichita Eagle reports a police officer saw the boys, ages 3 and 4, just after 4 p.m. Thursday, with the older boy naked from the waist down. No adults were at […]

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Kansas receives $62.2M for annual tobacco settlement »


Kansas Attorney General’s Office TOPEKA — Kansas has received its annual tobacco settlement payment totaling $62.2 million, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. The final installment of the state’s annual payment was verified today. The $62.2 million total is within the range of payments received by Kansas in recent years. Schmidt said that was the […]

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Hoxie man hurt in Friday morning accident »


HOXIE — A Hoxie man was hospitalized after an accident early Friday morning in Sheridan County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Dodge pickup driven by Joshua A. Mader, 26, was westbound on U.S. 24 5 miles east of Hoxie when the truck crossed the center line, entered the south ditch, hit a culvert […]

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Dodge NWS: Lack of T-storm warnings is record-setting »


DODGE CITY — The National Weather Service in Dodge City has not issued a severe thunderstorm warning in 2014. On its Twitter account today, the agency proclaimed it a record for the time period 1994 to 2014.  The second longest into a year without a severe T-storm warning was April 13, 1996. The long-range forecast […]

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Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings »


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with 18 felony counts in connection with about a dozen recent random highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference Friday that Mohammed Whitaker was charged with two […]

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Governor lets SE Kansas casino bill become law »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback is allowing a bill aimed at luring a state-owned casino to southeast Kansas to become law without his signature. Brownback announced the decision Friday, his deadline for acting. Brownback said he has reservations about state-owned casinos but noted that southeast Kansas residents strongly support the bill. The bill […]

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Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs »


DETROIT (AP) — Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that the frame can rust and a wheel control arm can separate from it. That could result in […]

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Service set for 2 killed in KC shooting »


LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Services are scheduled for two of the three people shot to death at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City. Frazier Glenn Cross is charged with capital murder in the killings Sunday of Dr. William Lewis Corporon and his grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. […]

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Change of venue sought in girl’s electrocution death »


SALINA (AP) — A company that is being sued in the electrocution death of a 12-year-old Salina girl wants the trial moved to another county. Devonheir, doing business as Hope Electrical Products, has asked a judge to move the trial in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Jaymie Hicks to Ottawa County. The company […]

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Some Kan. parents object to Michelle Obama speech »


TOPEKA (AP) — Some parents in the Topeka are asking the school district to reconsider plans to have first lady Michelle Obama speak at a graduation ceremony. The school district announced Thursday that the first lady would speak at a ceremony May 17, the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of […]

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Mixed messages on potential Sebelius Senate run »

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and former Kansas governor, Kathleen Sebelius.

Will Kathleen Sebelius run for Pat Robert’s Senate seat? The idea was floated in a recent New York Times story, which cited an anonymous source saying she is considering a run. That statement was countered by another unnamed source today saying she was not considering a run. The Kansas Democratic Party has, so far, not […]

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