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Grand jury convenes in Topeka

Kansas collected $11M less in taxes than expected in March

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas says it collected $11 million less in taxes than anticipated this month.

The state Department of Revenue said in a preliminary report Tuesday that the state collected $391 million in taxes in March, when it expected to take in $402 million. The shortfall is 2.8 percent.

Since the fiscal year began in July 2014, tax collections have been $48 million less than anticipated,…

Arrest made in auto theft and kidnapping case in Wichita

Police have arrested a 55-year-old woman in connection with a kidnapping that left a 77-year-old Wichita woman with a black eye. 

House destroyed in Sylvan Grove fire

A house was considered a total loss in a fire reported about 8:30 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of East Second Street in Sylvan Grove. No one was inside the house at the time of the fire, authorities said. 

WSU will replace Airbus in Old Town

Big changes are on the way for Old Town. Wichita State University announced Tuesday morning that several of its programs will take the place Airbus will leave behind.

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Preparing for allergy and ozone seasons in Kansas

Lori Kutilek knows allergy season well. "You're itchy. Your eyes water. You sneeze uncontrollably, constantly," she said. And, in addition to seasonal allergies, she suffers from asthma. "Especially when I come into contact with things I'm allergic to, I wheeze and really have a hard time breathing," she said.

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Former Eureka student teacher arrested on child sex charges

A 25-year-old Eureka woman is arrested and accused of child sex crimes.

Tuesday forecast

Summer temps then strong spring storms in Kansas

Warm temperatures will stick around Tuesday and Wednesday with summer-like highs in the 80s.

WSU to expand into Old Town

Wichita State says it's relocating several WSU units to Wichita's Old Town District.

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Kansas Senate panel to consider expanding liquor licenses

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas counties would be allowed to expand liquor licenses under a bill being discussed by a state Senate panel.

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Kansas officials await word on this month's tax collections

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are waiting to see whether state tax collections this month met expectations.

United States Department of Agriculture sees closings in shutdown

Ag Department to estimate farmers' spring planting plans

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Agriculture Department plans to release its estimate of farmers' spring planting plans.

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