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KMBZ News Staff
June 06, 2018 - 1:05 pm
Topeka, KS - Kansas health officials say the measles outbreak that began in a Johnson County daycare is over. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the largest measles outbreak in three decades began nearly three months ago and affected 22 people across three counties -...
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Small drones are flying in the sky
May 28, 2018 - 7:14 am
NETAWAKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas transportation officials are beginning a pilot project to determine how drones could be used in future road design work. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that last week marked the first time the Kansas Department of Transportation has employed drone technology in...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 17, 2018 - 12:46 pm
Mission, KS - Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer signed into law the Kansas ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Savings Program. According to the Disability Rights Center of Kansas, the ABLE Act allows people with disabilities to set up tax-free savings accounts for disability-related expenses. It...
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Marc LaVoie
May 08, 2018 - 6:54 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has asked a federal judge to order Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to pay $51,646.16 in attorney fees and other damages as punishment for violating a court order. The ACLU detailed its costs in a court filing Monday. U.S. District Judge...
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May 02, 2018 - 7:46 am
Kansas legislators have approved a bill that would provide greater access to law enforcement officers' body camera footage and information about foster children who die in state custody. The Senate approved the measure unanimously Tuesday after the House approved it with no dissenting votes Monday...
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Jim Cunningham
April 24, 2018 - 11:10 am
Roeland Park, KS - A bill creating a state task force to help students with dyslexia was signed into law by Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer during a ceremony at Horizon Academy. State representative Tom Cox, of Shawnee, co-sponsored the bill. He struggled with reading as a child. Horizon Academy is the...
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April 19, 2018 - 10:00 am
LATEST: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has added several locations and times of possible exposure to measles in Miami and Linn Counties. Now, 18 cases have been found in a measles outbreak in Johnson, Linn and Miami Counties since March 8 - all connected to one daycare. This...
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April 16, 2018 - 7:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) - R. Lee Ermey, a former marine who made a career in Hollywood playing hard-nosed military men like Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," has died. Ermey's longtime manager Bill Rogin says he died Sunday morning from pneumonia-related complications. He was...
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April 13, 2018 - 3:46 pm
Topeka, KS - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is warning people to avoid taking Kratom as it investigates two cases of Salmonella poisoning connected to the supplement. As of April 10, 2018, an outbreak of salmonella connected to Kratom has infected 132 people in 38 states. Kansas @...
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April 11, 2018 - 12:07 pm
Topeka, KS - The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) has launched a new website to try to flush out so-called child support 'evaders'. The website currently features 10 men and women who each owe child support in excess of $5,000. The list will be updated quarterly, according to DCF...
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