Bob's News

A 32-year-old Wichita man faces about 2 ½ years in prison for a fatal shooting in June. The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office tells the Wichita Eagle Justin Rourke also was ordered to pay about $12,000 in restitution in connection with the June 11th shooting death of 41-year-old Roman Padilla.
Kansas is urging the Kansas Supreme Court to let the governor and lawmakers decide whether schools are getting enough money. Lawyers for the state argued in a brief Tuesday that if the court wants to make that decision, then the evidence students are excelling should convince it that the funding is sufficient.
A Vancouver, Washington-based nonprofit has given Kansas a grade of “C” for its legislation addressing domestic child sex trafficking. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shared Hope International’s rating places Kansas 29th in the country. The state Legislature passed a package of bills to protect and support victims in 2013.
Sen. Marco Rubio has filed for the Kansas Republican President caucus, making him the sixth presidential contender to file in the state. He joins former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Ben Carson. The caucus will be held March 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in […]
Former President Bill Clinton is the latest recipient of a prize named after the man he defeated in the 1996 election. Clinton was at the University of Kansas Monday to receive the Dole Leadership Prize, named in honor of the longtime Republican senator from Kansas. Dole was the 1996 GOP presidential nominee who lost when […]
A Muslim group wants Kansas political and religious leaders to repudiate views expressed by Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn at a county commission meeting. The Kansas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Thursday condemned the Republican commissioner’s remarks a day earlier saying he was providing “a public warning for citizens.” Peterjohn put on […]
Breaking news out of Augusta this morning, where firefighters are on the scene of a house fire in the 1100 block of N. Cron. It started at about 11:00 Thursday night. The flames quickly spread to the home’s attic. Augusta Public Safety Major Ray Marbut says a small child was inside the home at the […]
A group of Sedgwick County residents have filed a request to recall a county commissioner over his proposal to restrict people who are in the U.S. illegally from participating in a federal nutrition program. The Wichita Eagle reports that the request was made Tuesday to recall County Commission Chairman Richard Ranzau.


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