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4 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Marijuana decriminalization supporters shift focus to spring ballot

The change comes after organizers received word from the Sedgwick County Election Office that it would not recount the petition they had submitted for the November ballot after several errors occurred in the initial count.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wichita, KS

8 hrs ago | OttawaHerald.com

Flags lowered in honor of late Kansas state representative

Flags will be lowered to half-staff in honor of state Rep. Joe Edwards, R-Haysville, who died Tuesday evening, according to a news release from Gov. Sam Brownback's office.

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Related Topix: Haysville, KS, US Governors, Sam Brownback, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

12 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Kellogg collision injures motorcycle rider

A man was seriously injured in a collision between a car and a motorcycle on the Kellogg flyover Wednesday morning, authorities said.

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16 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Kobach defends embattled election official

Jean Schodorf, the Democratic candidate opposing Secretary of State Kris Kobach in November's election, urged that Kobach should fire the Sedgwick County election commissioner because of how she handled a ballot petition seeking to decriminalize marijuana in Wichita.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

20 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Pregnancy, baby fair set at Sedgwick County extension center

The Wichita Birth Alliance is hosting a Pregnancy and Baby Fair from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept.

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20 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County sheriff discloses 8 employees have witness credibility issues

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has eight employees, including a detective and four deputies, who have convictions or policy violations that could call into question the credibility of their testimony in criminal cases.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wichita, KS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Wichita City Council to decide on additional funding for bicycle lanes and boulevards

Tuesday morning the Wichita City Council will be considering nine bicycle enhancements projects that would create several bicycle lanes and boulevards throughout the city.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Dispatcher: One dead in Haysville officer-involved shooting

One person was killed Tuesday morning in an officer-involved shooting in Haysville after police responded to a domestic violence call, a Sedgwick County dispatcher said.

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Related Topix: Haysville, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County maintains highest bond ratings

The state of Kansas might not be faring so well with a recent downgrade, but Sedgwick County has maintained the highest bond ratings from Fitch Ratings, Moody's Investors Service and Standard and Poor's Rating Services.

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The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County issues request for proposals for Judge Riddel Boys Ranch property

Sedgwick County is shopping the former Judge Riddel Boys Ranch near Lake Afton despite a push by some to reopen the program for troubled boys next year.

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Related Topix: Rose Hill, KS, Goddard, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Some young offenders sent out of Sedgwick County after boys ranch closes

Some boys who would have been candidates for the closed Judge Riddel Boys Ranch are instead going to youth residential centers in Topeka, Junction City, Dodge City and Pittsburg, farther away from their families.

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Related Topix: Pittsburg, KS, Wichita, KS, Goddard, KS, Entertainment

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Man with extensive criminal history sentenced to more than 7 years in prison

A man who has an extensive criminal history has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for a recent series of crimes, officials said.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Wichita, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Man struck by stray rifle bullet in western Sedgwick County

A 49-year-old man escaped serious injury Sunday when he was hit by a bullet while he was outside his house in rural Sedgwick County, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Andale, KS

KHGI

Sergeant: Kansas man accidentally shot in backyard

Kansas authorities say a man has been hospitalized after being shot in his backside by a group of men firing at a tree stump with long-distance rifles.

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Related Topix: Andale, KS

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

PHOTOS: Sedgwick County, Wichita Police's most wanted

Anyone with information on the location of this person or any other wanted person or about any crime is urged to contact the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office at 1-800-874-6449 or Wichita-Sedgwick County Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111 or 911.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Great Bend Tribune

Party in the Park

The fun started early with a Tuff Enuff Mud Run at Party in the Park at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Related Topix: Pawnee County, KS, Wichita, KS, Larned, KS, Benton, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Wichita school districta s a Budget at a Glancea available for viewing

The Wichita school district has posted its "Budget at a Glance," an 11-page document that details proposed expenditures in various categories.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Education Etc.

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Kansas high court remands Wichita murder conviction

The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday remanded to Sedgwick County the first-degree felony murder conviction of Quartez Brown in the 2010 killing of a Wichita man suspected of raping a Brown family friend.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Wichita, KS, Life, Self Defense

The Wichita Eagle

Trial set for man charged in January street racing death

A trial date has been set for a man charged in the death of a fellow driver during a drag race in downtown Wichita in January.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

The Capital-Journal

KDHE warns of toxic algae levels in Kansas lakes

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is cautioning the public about toxic levels of blue-green algae in several lakes.

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Related Topix: Johnson County, KS

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