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AP: Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

EL DORADO, Kan. — A man who testified that he wanted to kill Jews and was sentenced to death after he fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas has died in prison. The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release Tuesday that 80-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. died Monday at the [...]

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By |2021-05-04T12:10:12-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, State News|Comments Off on AP: Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

Kansas Supreme Court rules against Riley County parents’ malpractice suit over “wrongful birth”

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a state law abolishing a medical malpractice claim known as a “wrongful birth.” The 4-3 decision affirms a Riley County District Court’s dismissal of a lawsuit by parents who alleged their prenatal doctor negligently failed to inform them about serious fatal abnormalities observable from an ultrasound. [...]

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By |2021-04-30T13:59:41-05:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Riley County, State News|Comments Off on Kansas Supreme Court rules against Riley County parents’ malpractice suit over “wrongful birth”

Legislative Coordinating Council revokes Gov. Kelly’s statewide mask order; other orders allowed to stand

Gov. Laura Kelly reissued several executive orders Thursday aimed at mitigation of COVID-19 which expired March 31 and will remain in place until rescinded or until the statewide state of disaster expires, whichever happens first. One of the orders, 21-14, establishing a statewide mask ordinance was revoked later in the day by the Legislative Coordinating [...]

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By |2021-04-01T15:20:12-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, State News|Comments Off on Legislative Coordinating Council revokes Gov. Kelly’s statewide mask order; other orders allowed to stand

Senator Hawk speaks on Bill 267; potential impacts on K-12 funding

The Kansas Senate has given approval to Senate Bill 267. If it passes both chambers, the bill would rely on federal COVID-19 funding rather than Kansas tax dollars to cover up to $568 million of public education obligations in the proposed two-year budget. Tom Hawk, state senator, says disputes have arose surrounding this bill. He [...]

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By |2021-03-19T11:09:43-05:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Local News, Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Senator Hawk speaks on Bill 267; potential impacts on K-12 funding

Gov Kelly announces next phases of vaccine plan to start next week

Governor Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that the state will move into Phases 3 and 4 next week of its vaccination plan. The next steps are set to start on Monday, March 22nd. Phase 3 includes people aged 16-64 with severe medical conditions, and other critical workers. This includes non-healthcare workers in critical infrastructure, who cannot [...]

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By |2021-03-15T17:39:24-05:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Local News, State News|Comments Off on Gov Kelly announces next phases of vaccine plan to start next week

Evergy officials explain reasoning behind controlled power outages

Around 100,000 Evergy customers have been impacted by rolling blackouts for a second straight day after receiving word from the region’s power grid, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) that further temporary outages were needed. At a news conference Tuesday morning, Evergy Senior Vice President for Marketing and Public Affairs Chuck Caisley explained why the controlled [...]

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By |2021-02-16T11:05:18-06:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: Local News, State News|Comments Off on Evergy officials explain reasoning behind controlled power outages

Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

Residents in Wamego and Clay Center are being asked to conserve energy during this extreme cold weather. Kansas Electric Cooperative reported Monday morning their Southwest Power Pool (PPP) was in a Level three energy emergency alert. This pool is used by Bluestem Electric for Wamego and Clay Center. Level 3 may mean implementing controlled outages [...]

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By |2021-02-15T13:06:11-06:00February 15th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Tags: |Comments Off on Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

3 men to pay fines for hunting violations at Fort Riley

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three men avoided prison for hunting deer in areas of Fort Riley where explosives are discharged during training exercises, but they will each pay several thousand dollars in penalties. The men will also be banned from hunting for three years while they are on probation. The federal case involving several illegal [...]

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By |2021-02-08T16:02:16-06:00February 8th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News, State News|Comments Off on 3 men to pay fines for hunting violations at Fort Riley

Rep. Dodson: Kansas ranks third in absolute numbers of unemployment fraud

Problems with aging technology and fraud have put the Kansas Department of Labor on the map — and not in a good way. 67th District Rep. Mike Dodson (R-Manhattan) says in absolute numbers Kansas ranks third behind California and Illinois in terms of unemployment fraud. “We have 3 million people and we account for 9 [...]

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By |2021-02-06T14:12:40-06:00February 6th, 2021|Categories: Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Rep. Dodson: Kansas ranks third in absolute numbers of unemployment fraud
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