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The price at the pump in Wichita is now at a 12 year low and among the cheapest prices in the entire country. Yesterday, many stations were selling regular unleaded for $1.37 a gallon. Gas hasn’t been this cheap in Wichita since 2004. In fact, gasbuddy.com is now reporting that it is not out of […]
Residents of Olney, England, have reclaimed the championship title of International Pancake Day Race in a long-running competition with Liberal, Kansas, that involves sprinting, aprons and pancake flipping. Tuesday’s race marked the 67th year of the offbeat tradition between the two towns. Olney resident Lianne Fisher won with a finishing time of 55.2 seconds, beating […]
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation to keep Kansas’ courts open following a legal dispute involving their budget and the state Supreme Court’s power. The bill could take effect later this week. The measure repeals a 2015 law threatening the court system’s budget. That law said the judiciary’s budget through June 2017 would be […]
The man who was struck by a truck that crashed into a building in the 300 block of South Laura on Sunday has now died. The pickup ended up crashing through a brick wall, coming to rest completely inside the building. 35 year-old Mandrell Washington was struck and killed by the truck. Meanwhile, police say […]
The Wichita City Council is discussing the possibility of more bike access at Pawnee Prairie Park. The park is known for it’s horse trails, and many in the equestrian community don’t want more bicycle access.
Democratic legislators in both chambers of the Kansas Legislature are voicing their support for three bills designed to enhance public safety. One bill would use an additional fee on vehicle registrations to create a staffing fund for the Kansas Highway Patrol, which has about 80 fewer troopers than a decade ago. A second bill would […]
Wichita officials say the city suffered more than $100,000 in damage from two earthquakes in early January. The Wichita Eagle reports the city will pay for the repairs out of its operating budget because the city’s earthquake insurance deductible is $250,000. An incident report says about $60,000 of the cost came from repairing 10 water […]
Officials at a University of Kansas Hospital youth services center say up to 18 people have fallen ill in the last few days. State health officials told the hospital to treat the illnesses at the Marillac campus as norovirus, although hospital test results have not been confirmed. The university says 10 patients and eight staff […]

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