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Woman Charged in WSU Student Death

By associated-press On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:44:59

Woman Charged in WSU Student Death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 20-year-old woman has been charged in the death of a Wichita State University student. Eboni Fingal was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Rayan Ibrahim Baba. Baba, a Saudi undergraduat...

 
 

KU Selected to Research for Grant

By associated-press On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:43:25

KU Selected to Research for Grant

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The National Science Foundation has awarded a $4.2 million grant to research how climate change affects river systems in the U.S. and Mongolia. Half of the money from the five-year grant will support work at the University of Kansas, where ecology and evolutionar...

 
 

Kansas Receives Ethanol Grant

By associated-press On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:42:04

Kansas Receives Ethanol Grant

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The U.S. Agriculture Department has awarded Kansas a $1.3 in matching funds for a program to increase the availability of ethanol blended fuels for motorists. The Kansas Corn Growers Association said in a news release Wednesday that Kansas is one of 21 states to re...

 
 

Facebook Post Criticized

By associated-press On Thu, 29 Oct 2015 00:32:16

Facebook Post Criticized

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is facing criticism over a Facebook posting in which she used the phrase "slow learners" while criticizing a proposed voter registration program. Agency Secretary Kari Bruffett said in an email Wedne...

 
 

Kansas Pushes Legislature Record

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:39:36

Kansas Pushes Legislature Record

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is among relatively few states in which legislators don't provide live video or audio of at least some of their meetings to the public. Two Republican legislators have been pushing the idea in recent years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that law...

 
 

Health Officials Bash Plan to Ask About Immigration Status

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:39:16

Health Officials Bash Plan to Ask About Immigration Status

Health officials have concerns about a proposal under consideration by the Sedgwick County Commission to ask about the immigration status of people seeking immunizations and disease screenings at the county health department clinics. They fear such a move would jeopardize the health of the entire co...

 
 

Kansas Awaits Results of Tax Amnesty Program

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:35:07

Kansas Awaits Results of Tax Amnesty Program

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas officials won't learn for weeks whether a six-week tax amnesty program raised the $30 million that legislators anticipated. Department of Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda said Tuesday that the agency is still processing paper amnesty applications. She sa...

 
 

Kansas Town Hopes to Heat Up

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:33:37

Kansas Town Hopes to Heat Up

MAPLETON, Kan. (AP) - A small community in Kansas that lost its natural gas service earlier this year hopes a federal grant to update their heating systems will come before temperatures drop this winter. Kansas Public Radio reports that the grant would pay for the city of Mapleton to c...

 
 

Wichita Debates on Immigrant Health

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:31:58

Wichita Debates on Immigrant Health

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Health officials have concerns about a proposal under consideration by the Sedgwick County Commission to ask about the immigration status of people seeking immunizations and disease screenings at the county health department clinics. They fear such a move would jeopardize t...

 
 

Bank Robber Facing Federal Charges

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:29:19

Bank Robber Facing Federal Charges

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City man faces federal charges in an Overland Park bank robbery. The U.S. attorney's office says 19-year-old Mamoudou M. Kaba, of Shawnee, was indicted Wednesday on one count of bank robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a robbery....

 
 
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