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Kansas Democrats outline opposition to governor’s budget »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Kansas Democratic lawmakers are criticizing Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget proposals. Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka and House Minority Leader Tom Burroughs of Kansas City said in a news conference Friday that the governor’s proposals would hurt ordinary Kansans. Hensley argued that Brownback’s proposal to repeal the current […]

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Police look for suspect scared off by medical alert alarm »


Salina Post SALINA- Law enforcement officials say a Salina woman used a medical alert pendant to prevent an intruder from entering her home Thursday night Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney said at 10:40 p.m. the woman who lives in the 1200 block of Faith Street said she heard a knock at her front door. She […]

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Great Bend woman injured after being ejected during rollover »


Great Bend Post GREAT BEND- A Great Bend woman was injured in an accident just before 1:30 a.m. on Friday in Barton County. The Sheriff’s Office reported a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville driven by Jeanna M. Richter, 23, was westbound in the 100 Block of Northeast 10 Road. The driver lost control of the vehicle. It […]

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Student detained with BB gun at Kansas high school »


Hutch Post HUTCHINSON -Notices were sent to parents of Hutchinson High School on Thursday after a student was found on campus with a BB gun. The incident was reported just before 3:30 p.m. The student was detained and law enforcement was notified. Officials say the student had no malicious intent and no students were in […]

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Goodyear recalls SUV tires due to tread cracks »


DETROIT (AP) — Goodyear is recalling about 48,500 SUV tires after finding small cracks in the tread during endurance testing. The move has forced General Motors Co. to stop selling about 6,300 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave models until the tires are replaced. The recall covers 18-inch Fortera HL tires made from Nov. […]

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Roberts: Obama’s 30-hour rule harms KU students he addressed »


WASHINGTON – While President Obama visits Lawrence to promote the new taxes and new spending he outlined in his State of the Union address, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)  suggested the President support the repeal of his own 30 hour work week rule in Obamacare that has hurt student employees at The University of Kansas […]

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Sedgwick County Judge dies after illness »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Sedgwick County Judge Richard Ballinger has died following a prolonged illness. The 18th Judicial District Court announced in a news release that the 62-year-old judge died Friday morning at his home. Ballinger was first appointed to the court in 1992, and served as its chief judge from 2003 to 2006. Prior […]

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Training restored at Wichita company hit by plane »


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A pilot training center that was hit by an airplane at a Wichita airport has resumed all of its programs. FlightSafety spokesman Steve Phillips told The Wichita Eagle  that all programs offered before the October crash at Mid-Continent Airport — now called Eisenhower National — have been restored. A Beechcraft King […]

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K.C. lawmaker pushes for expansion of hate-crime penalty »


By AUSTIN FISHER KU Statehouse Wire Service TOPEKA — Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City) urged his colleagues on Thursday to pass a bill that would double the maximum prison sentence for hate crimes motivated by the victim’s race, ethnicity, nationality, or sexual orientation. Testifying before the Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, Haley asked the Senate […]

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KU students react to Obama’s Lawrence address »

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By AMELIA ARVESEN KU Statehouse Wire Service LAWRENCE — President Obama’s visit to Lawrence was a rarity. Thursday he became the first sitting president in more than 100 years to speak at the University of Kansas. Although a presidential visit is uncommon in Kansas, the President’s message addressed the common concerns of those in attendance. […]

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Kan. man sentenced in accident that cost student his legs »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas graduate was sentenced to three years in county jail for an accident that cost another student his legs. Julian M. Kuszmaul, of Lawrence, was sentenced Thursday after being convicted in December of second-offense DUI, refusing to submit to alcohol or drug testing and possession of marijuana. Prosecutors […]

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Mistrial declared in Kan. case where attorney was attacked »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the sexual assault case of a man who knocked his attorney unconscious during the trial. A Shawnee County District Court judge declared a mistrial Thursday after a juror asked to withdraw from hearing the case against 32-year-old Lance Franklin. A new trial date was not […]

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Legislator sees cannabis oil bill as potential alternative »


BY ANDY MARSO, KHI NEWS Three-year-old Autumn Bay’s red hair floated up and down in the air as her mother, Christine Bay, bounced her in her arms before a hearing on medical marijuana Wednesday at the Kansas Statehouse. Christine Bay, of Lenexa, was one of several parents who told legislators emotional stories about desperate, futile […]

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