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Kraft Foods recalls Oscar Mayer products »

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NEW YORK (AP) – Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that Kraft’s “Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners” may instead contain the company’s “Classic Cheese Dogs.” The agency said the product labels are incorrect […]

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Kansas Guard fishing event marks 10 years »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas fishing tournament honoring the memory of fallen National Guard soldiers is hitting the 10-year mark. The Kansas Veterans Memorial Bass Tournament has been held at Coffey County Lake near Burlington to honor the service of two soldiers who were killed in combat in Iraq in 2004. Killed were […]

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Dole returns to Kansas for events in 10 cities »

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas political icon Bob Dole has returned to his home state for 10 receptions and open houses over the next three days. The 90-year-old former U.S. Senate majority leader and presidential candidate’s first event is a private reception Monday afternoon at the Republican Party headquarters in Overland Park. Dole also […]

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Kansans work to return tombstone »

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LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Leavenworth residents are working to return an old tombstone found recently during a spring cleaning project. A couple removing stones from an old fountain in their Leavenworth backyard found the old tombstone, which dates to about 1900. Jeff Culbertson, Leavenworth County Geographic Information Systems Department director, told The Leavenworth Times that […]

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Kansas judge to rule on supervision »

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EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — A Butler County judge is expected to decide if a former Augusta police officer convicted of a sex crime will be subject to lifetime post-release supervision. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Jerry Dale Ballinger was ordered to 59 days of house arrest, 60 months’ probation and sex offender treatment […]

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Kansas students attend prom via robot »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two Lawrence students danced with friends at their prom thanks to a couple robots. The Lawrence Journal World reports Olivia Ledezma attended the Lawrence Virtual High School prom last Saturday while she was in California. She got to the prom by using a telepresence robot, which is essentially an iPad on […]

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Brownback to attend KU Medical Center event »

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback and other officials are expected to gather at the KU Medical Center to applaud budget enhancements that include $25 million in bonds for building a proposed $75 million health education building. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred […]

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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas »

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DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term. The research published in the journal Nature Climate Change challenges the Obama administration’s conclusions that biofuels are a much […]

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Wichita putting NBC World Series board in place »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita officials have been working to put a board of directors in place to take over operation of the National Baseball Congress World Series. Wichita announced earlier they will take their tournament back from current operators, the Wingnuts independent league baseball team. This year’s tournament, the 80th World Series, runs July […]

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Topeka to give 6 tickets for first lady’s speech »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka school district is allotting up to six tickets each to graduating seniors whose commencement next month will feature Michelle Obama. Topeka Unified School District 501 spokesman Ron Harbaugh says graduating seniors will receive up to six tickets each for the joint commencement ceremony scheduled for May 17, the 60th […]

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Kansas school funding measure awaits signature »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A deadline is approaching for Gov. Sam Brownback to make a decision on whether he will sign a bill increasing spending for Kansas public schools, despite building pressure from opponents and supporters of the measure. Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling March 7 giving legislators until July 1 to restore funding […]

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New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul. But advocates aren’t giving up on the idea. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved still plans to pursue the issue. Spokeswoman Katrina McGivern said the group […]

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Kansas man injured in Saturday motorcycle crash »

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LEAVENWORTH–A Kansas man was injured in a Saturday night motorcycle crash in Leavenworth County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle driven by Patrick W. Heckman, 44, McLouth was southbound on Limit Road just north of K-92. The vehicle left the roadway to the east. The driver was ejected. Heckman was transported to […]

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