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‘Diocesan Day of Thanksgiving’ scheduled for May 2 to celebrate bishop’s ordination

Wichita Catholic school students and teachers will have a day off May 2 to celebrate the ordination of a new bishop.

Senate committee meets to discuss state budget numbers

When legislators return to the Statehouse next week for a wrap-up session, they’ll have to pass a budget before they can go home.

Hunters’ friendship bound by love of outdoors leads to kidney donation

Two hunters brought together by a love of the outdoors formed a friendship leading one to donate a kidney to the other.

Bob Dole returns to KU, leaves ’em laughing

He took a seat in front of a standing-room-only crowd that energized him, and he cracked joke after joke.

Wichita hopes ozone plan will help it stay out of trouble with EPA

If Wichita’s air quality declines, the cost to residents and businesses will be millions of dollars, city officials said Tuesday.

Brownback leads Davis by 7 points in Rasmussen Reports poll

A new poll by Rasmussen Reports shows Gov. Sam Brownback with a lead over his Democratic rival, House Minority Leader Paul Davis.

Kansas State AD John Currie addresses transfer policy

Kansas State athletic director John Currie made his first public comments in response to the university's decision to deny Leticia Romero a release from her scholarship on Tuesday morning.

Manager escapes injury from shots fired in attempted store robbery near Pawnee, Hydraulic

What nearly turned out to be Anh Pham’s final night was passing quietly – until the man wearing a white mask came into his southeast Wichita convenience store and pointed a gun at him.

Men hold women against their will at apartment

Two men were arrested Monday night after allegedly holding three women against their will in a downtown apartment, police said.

Suspect blames co-defendant in fatal College Hill Park stabbing

One of two men arrested in the Sept. 8 stabbing death of a burglary suspect in College Hill Park had no idea at the time that his co-defendant had stabbed the victim, a defense lawyer told a jury Tuesday.

Supreme Court upholds search of California driver based on anonymous tip

A closely divided Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the search of a California man’s drug-laden car following an anonymous tip.

Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

Police intervene in Easter ice cream truck feud

An Easter encounter between two feuding ice cream truck drivers in St. Louis County led to a police citation and a neighborhood of disbelieving observers.

Death penalty sought in Franklin County quadruple murder case

Kyle Flack is charged with capital murder in the killings of Kaylie Bailey, 21, of Olathe, and her 18-month-old daughter, Lana Bailey. He is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the deaths of Andrew Stout, 30, and Steven White, 31. The shotgun killings occurred in Franklin County, Kan., last year.

Missouri mayor resigns over statements about Jews

Dan Clevenger resigned Monday night as mayor of Marionville, Mo., after city aldermen voted 4-1 to begin an impeachment process because of anti-Semitic statements Clevenger allegedly made after the fatal shootings of three people at Jewish organizations in Overland Park.

Wichita police: Runaway 14-year-old has been found

Wichita police who were searching for a Wichita teen Monday say they have found her. No other details were available.

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve plans daylong event for Saturday

To celebrate National Park Week, the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is inviting people to a daylong event called “Let’s Experience the Great Outdoors.”

Area students qualify for national history competition

Several area students have qualified to compete in a National History Day contest after finishing first or second in the recent 2014 Kansas History Day state competition.

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Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation.

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