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  • 4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania

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    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two. State troopers in Carbon County said Saturday afternoon that the four were in a sedan heading west on Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township that collided with an eastbound car shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday. Police said both vehicles overturned and caught fire, while the car carrying the teens smashed into a tree and was ripped in half. Police said the driver — listed by police as 17 but…
  • Derby High graduate Colby Liston seriously injured in weekend accident

    Wichita News
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    Derby graduate Colby Liston, who played football and track for the Panthers, was involved in a car accident Saturday night in Lawrence that severed his legs. The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
  • Kansas State basketball will return to Wichita's Intrust Bank Arena in 2015 - Kansas City Star

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    18 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Kansas City StarKansas State basketball will return to Wichita's Intrust Bank Arena in 2015Kansas City StarA 2015 return would fulfill Weber's stated desire to play a regular-season game in Wichita every other year, on top of traveling to Kansas City's Sprint Center every season. K-State will take on Texas A&M at the Sprint Center on Saturday and play two and more »
  • Slideshow: Our favorite Wichita business images from 2014

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    Emily Behlmann
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here at the Wichita Business Journal, we work hard, but we also get to have a lot of fun. We meet everyone from small business owners to powerful CEOs. We get out of the office to fascinating locations. This year, a couple of us even got to take a ride in a historic B-17 Flying Fortress. Visual storyteller Kellen Jenkins often has the most interesting adventures. We asked him to pick out some of his favorite or most memorable photos from 2014. You can see the photos, along with his comments about…
  • Torn Label Brewing Co. taps first keg Monday at Waldo Pizza, officially launches January 5 at Bier Station

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    Justin Kendall
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    The wait for Torn Label Brewing Co.'s beer ends Monday. Torn Label has sold its first keg to Waldo Pizza, which will tap it on the first day of the work week.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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  • 4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania

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    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two. State troopers in Carbon County said Saturday afternoon that the four were in a sedan heading west on Dairy Road in Lower Towamensing Township that collided with an eastbound car shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday. Police said both vehicles overturned and caught fire, while the car carrying the teens smashed into a tree and was ripped in half. Police said the driver — listed by police as 17 but…
  • Gov. Brownback appoints Susan Mosier to lead KDHE

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    20 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The interim director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been nominated to take the job permanently. The governor’s office announced Friday that Brownback wants Dr. Susan Mosier for the job. Mosier took over for Dr. Robert Moser, who resigned Nov. 30 to pursue opportunities at the University of Kansas Hospital and University of Kansas Medical School. Brownback praised Mosier in a news release for her “experience, passion and leadership.” Her appointment will require Kansas Senate confirmation. Mosier has been director of the Division…
  • Kansas teen to be tried as juvenile in school plot

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    20 Dec 2014 | 3:47 pm
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka teenager will be tried as a juvenile on charges of attempting to hire two people to kill four adults at his high school. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a Shawnee County judge on Friday denied a prosecution motion to try the former Topeka West High School student in adult court. The teen was 17 when he was arrested in January. He is charged with four counts of soliciting first-degree murder. The judge did agree to allow the teen, if he’s convicted, to receive a controlling sentence as a juvenile as well as an adult sentence. That means if the teen…
  • Wichita crash overturns pick up

    Brian Miller
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Wichita, Kansas– Police say a woman suffered only minor injuries after a crash caused her pick up truck to overturn on E. 47th St. near Broadway Saturday afternoon. Wichita police say another driver pulled out of the Dillons parking lot and did not see the eastbound pick up truck. The two vehicles collided, causing the pick up to turn on its side.The woman in the pick up was pinned inside the truck for a few minutes while firefighters freed her. Police say the driver of the other car was ticketed.
  • US sends 4 Afghans back home from Guantanamo

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    20 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has returned four Afghans from Guantanamo Bay back to their home country. U.S. officials say the transfer from the detention center is a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. Administration officials say they worked quickly to fulfil his request to return the four detainees, who had previously been cleared for release. One administration official says most, if not all, the terrorism accusations against the men had been discarded and each is considered a low-level operative at best. The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says it has “full…
 
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  • Derby High graduate Colby Liston seriously injured in weekend accident

    20 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    Derby graduate Colby Liston, who played football and track for the Panthers, was involved in a car accident Saturday night in Lawrence that severed his legs. The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
  • For safe city streets, brine is divine, Wichita official says

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Anyone who travels Wichita's main roads during the ice and snow season might notice that the city has laid down ribbons of whitish material onto the pavement. It's called brine, a mixture of pure salt and drinking water, according to Alan King, the city's director of public works and utilities.
  • 10 things to do in Wichita this weekend

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The kids are on their winter break, and we're in the final countdown to Christmas. Here are some things to do in the Wichita area this weekend, many of which are unique to the season.
  • Man sentenced to 19 months for connection to meth-injection slaying

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Another defendant connected to the meth-injection slaying of 34-year-old Shawn Lindsey last year was sentenced Wednesday to 19 months incarceration for his role in the crime, according to the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office and court records. Sedgwick County District Court Judge Ben Burgess imposed the sentence on 34-year-old Phouthalaksa Phomphihak, who pleaded in November to an amended count of conspiracy to commit aggravated battery.
  • The added ingredient to the Wichita innovation community this year: Buy-in

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Through his efforts to promote the innovation campus, Wichita State University President John Bardo has helped to cement the credibility of innovation-focused grassroots projects.
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  • Kansas State basketball will return to Wichita's Intrust Bank Arena in 2015 - Kansas City Star

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Kansas City StarKansas State basketball will return to Wichita's Intrust Bank Arena in 2015Kansas City StarA 2015 return would fulfill Weber's stated desire to play a regular-season game in Wichita every other year, on top of traveling to Kansas City's Sprint Center every season. K-State will take on Texas A&M at the Sprint Center on Saturday and play two and more »
  • Still plenty of chances to see Santa in Wichita - Kansas.com

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kansas.comStill plenty of chances to see Santa in WichitaKansas.comInformation: 316-680-1138, www.pumpitupparty.com/wichita-ks. Illuminations, Santa is available for photos through Tuesday during the nightly event at Botanica, 5:30-8:30 p.m., 701 N. Amidon. Event cost: $8 adults, $7 members, $6 ages 3-12, free for and more »
  • Winter weather moves through Wichita and Kansas - KSN-TV

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    KSN-TVWinter weather moves through Wichita and KansasKSN-TVWICHITA, Kansas – Winter weather did a number on the roads with several slide offs and more than a dozen crashes reported as of Wednesday night. Some of those crashes involved injuries. Wichita road crews had 50 trucks operating throughout the night.and more »
  • Wichita adds driver's permits for illegal immigrants to legislative agenda - Kansas.com

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:39 am
    Kansas.comWichita adds driver's permits for illegal immigrants to legislative agendaKansas.com“I'm confused why we as Wichita are (tackling) this issue specifically,” Meitzner said. “I would rather let the state solve this and not be weighing in from Wichita, Kansas, on a federal and state issue.” Supporters of the policy say it'll be
  • Koch gives $11.25 million to Wichita State - Kansas.com

    16 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    Kansas.comKoch gives $11.25 million to Wichita StateKansas.com... million to Wichita State University, the largest single-time gift in university history. University leaders said the money will create a significant impact on education, local entrepreneurship, jobs and south-central Kansas economics. Except for $4 Koch pledges $11.25M to Wichita State UniversityKSN-TVall 33 news articles »
 
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  • Slideshow: Our favorite Wichita business images from 2014

    Emily Behlmann
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Here at the Wichita Business Journal, we work hard, but we also get to have a lot of fun. We meet everyone from small business owners to powerful CEOs. We get out of the office to fascinating locations. This year, a couple of us even got to take a ride in a historic B-17 Flying Fortress. Visual storyteller Kellen Jenkins often has the most interesting adventures. We asked him to pick out some of his favorite or most memorable photos from 2014. You can see the photos, along with his comments about…
  • Friends University to offer tuition-lock program

    Josh Heck
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    Friends University is launching an initiative that will allow students to lock in their tuition rate for four years. The university says the offer is available for the incoming class of 2015 freshmen. Students entering Friends University in fall 2015 will have their tuition rate locked in for four years as long as they maintain their status as a full-time student. The university's board of trustees also has decided to freeze tuition rates at the 2014 rate for the 2015-2016 academic year. Friends'…
  • The added ingredient to the Wichita innovation community this year: Buy-in

    Emily Behlmann
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    An innovation movement has been building in Wichita for the past few years, but in 2014, it gained some new resources. This year, long-established organizations like the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Wichita Community Foundation, always supporters of entrepreneurship, began to buy into some new grassroots projects. One example was the chamber Entrepreneurship Council's decision to fund the completion of StartupWichita.com, an online hub where entrepreneurs, investors and other business…
  • Wichita State business plan competition kicks off

    Josh Heck
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    A prize pool worth more than $30,000 is up for grabs as Wichita State University kicks off its annual Shocker New Venture Competition. Put on by WSU's Center for Entrepreneurship, the competition encourages students to work toward commercializing new venture ideas. During the competition, students will develop a business plan for their idea and make a pitch to investors. The competition gives students a real-world application to put entrepreneurial principles into practice. The competition is…
  • Tinkering, building, messing up are encouraged at Exploration Place’s new Creator Space

    Emily Behlmann
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:19 am
    Kids don't have to look far to find a screen to engage with or software to play with. But amid all that technology, something is lost, says Jason Cox, chief technical officer at Cox Machine and vice chairman of the board at Sedgwick County's Exploration Place museum. "We've lost our connection to the physical world," he said Friday morning at the unveiling of Exploration Place's new Creator Space. "Kids have more screen time and less time building with their hands." Hands-on building is what Creator…
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  • Torn Label Brewing Co. taps first keg Monday at Waldo Pizza, officially launches January 5 at Bier Station

    Justin Kendall
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    The wait for Torn Label Brewing Co.'s beer ends Monday. Torn Label has sold its first keg to Waldo Pizza, which will tap it on the first day of the work week.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Best of the Midwest 2 is coming to Bier Station Saturday, December 27

    Justin Kendall
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    One day. Twenty-eight taps.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Are Kansans having buyer's remorse with Sam Brownback?

    Steve Vockrodt
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    Predictably, the news is bad for Kansas in the latest jobs report. Kansas lost 4,400 private jobs in November, while most states saw their job numbers increase. It's the latest bit of sour news on the Kansas economy, one in which lawmakers in January have to slice and dice the state budget in order to balance a projected $280 million shortfall. Gov. Sam Brownback has volunteered some ideas on areas of government to cut just to make it through this year, which includes raids on the state highway fund and the Kansas Endowment for Children. These types of proposals to square the budget rely…
  • Local Pig's Alex Pope talks Cleaver & Cork, which replaces Maker's Mark in the Power & Light District in February 2015

    Charles Ferruzza
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    When the new Cleaver & Cork restaurant opens in the Power & Light District in February 2015 — it will take over the six-year-old Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge — the menu will be designed by Kansas City's busiest butcher and restaurateur, Alex Pope. Pope, who took over the former Bridger's Bottle Shop in Westport in October (the name officially returns to Local Pig next week), was hired by the Cordish Companies to create a new "meat-centric" restaurant for the space at 1333 Walnut. Pope says he has hired the staff for the new venue (Maker's Mark will remain open until New Year's…
  • Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley talks Disney Princesses, 2015 goals ahead of Saturday's sold-out Midland show

    Sonia Larbi-Aissa
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    Glass Animals brought their sexy, sweaty tropical indie rock to KC twice this summer, selling out Czar Bar and the Riot Room in July and returning to open for the Head and the Heart at the Midland in September. The Oxford lads are back, this time playing the sold-out second night of the Night the Buzz Stole Xmas at the Midland. We caught up with lead singer Dave Bayley from his hotel room in St. Louis to talk about the difficulty of finding palm trees in the Midwest, what would happen if the members of Glass Animals were university professors for a day, and what 2015 holds for the band. ……
 
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  • Torn Label Brewing Co. taps first keg Monday at Waldo Pizza, officially launches January 5 at Bier Station

    Justin Kendall
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    The wait for Torn Label Brewing Co.'s beer ends Monday. Torn Label has sold its first keg to Waldo Pizza, which will tap it on the first day of the work week.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Best of the Midwest 2 is coming to Bier Station Saturday, December 27

    Justin Kendall
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    One day. Twenty-eight taps.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Are Kansans having buyer's remorse with Sam Brownback?

    Steve Vockrodt
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    Predictably, the news is bad for Kansas in the latest jobs report. Kansas lost 4,400 private jobs in November, while most states saw their job numbers increase. It's the latest bit of sour news on the Kansas economy, one in which lawmakers in January have to slice and dice the state budget in order to balance a projected $280 million shortfall. Gov. Sam Brownback has volunteered some ideas on areas of government to cut just to make it through this year, which includes raids on the state highway fund and the Kansas Endowment for Children. These types of proposals to square the budget rely…
  • Local Pig's Alex Pope talks Cleaver & Cork, which replaces Maker's Mark in the Power & Light District in February 2015

    Charles Ferruzza
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    When the new Cleaver & Cork restaurant opens in the Power & Light District in February 2015 — it will take over the six-year-old Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge — the menu will be designed by Kansas City's busiest butcher and restaurateur, Alex Pope. Pope, who took over the former Bridger's Bottle Shop in Westport in October (the name officially returns to Local Pig next week), was hired by the Cordish Companies to create a new "meat-centric" restaurant for the space at 1333 Walnut. Pope says he has hired the staff for the new venue (Maker's Mark will remain open until New Year's…
  • Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley talks Disney Princesses, 2015 goals ahead of Saturday's sold-out Midland show

    Sonia Larbi-Aissa
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    Glass Animals brought their sexy, sweaty tropical indie rock to KC twice this summer, selling out Czar Bar and the Riot Room in July and returning to open for the Head and the Heart at the Midland in September. The Oxford lads are back, this time playing the sold-out second night of the Night the Buzz Stole Xmas at the Midland. We caught up with lead singer Dave Bayley from his hotel room in St. Louis to talk about the difficulty of finding palm trees in the Midwest, what would happen if the members of Glass Animals were university professors for a day, and what 2015 holds for the band. ……
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  • Torn Label Brewing Co. taps first keg Monday at Waldo Pizza, officially launches January 5 at Bier Station

    Justin Kendall
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:24 am
    The wait for Torn Label Brewing Co.'s beer ends Monday. Torn Label has sold its first keg to Waldo Pizza, which will tap it on the first day of the work week.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Best of the Midwest 2 is coming to Bier Station Saturday, December 27

    Justin Kendall
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:12 pm
    One day. Twenty-eight taps.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Are Kansans having buyer's remorse with Sam Brownback?

    Steve Vockrodt
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    Predictably, the news is bad for Kansas in the latest jobs report. Kansas lost 4,400 private jobs in November, while most states saw their job numbers increase. It's the latest bit of sour news on the Kansas economy, one in which lawmakers in January have to slice and dice the state budget in order to balance a projected $280 million shortfall. Gov. Sam Brownback has volunteered some ideas on areas of government to cut just to make it through this year, which includes raids on the state highway fund and the Kansas Endowment for Children. These types of proposals to square the budget rely…
  • Local Pig's Alex Pope talks Cleaver & Cork, which replaces Maker's Mark in the Power & Light District in February 2015

    Charles Ferruzza
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    When the new Cleaver & Cork restaurant opens in the Power & Light District in February 2015 — it will take over the six-year-old Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge — the menu will be designed by Kansas City's busiest butcher and restaurateur, Alex Pope. Pope, who took over the former Bridger's Bottle Shop in Westport in October (the name officially returns to Local Pig next week), was hired by the Cordish Companies to create a new "meat-centric" restaurant for the space at 1333 Walnut. Pope says he has hired the staff for the new venue (Maker's Mark will remain open until New Year's…
  • Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley talks Disney Princesses, 2015 goals ahead of Saturday's sold-out Midland show

    Sonia Larbi-Aissa
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    Glass Animals brought their sexy, sweaty tropical indie rock to KC twice this summer, selling out Czar Bar and the Riot Room in July and returning to open for the Head and the Heart at the Midland in September. The Oxford lads are back, this time playing the sold-out second night of the Night the Buzz Stole Xmas at the Midland. We caught up with lead singer Dave Bayley from his hotel room in St. Louis to talk about the difficulty of finding palm trees in the Midwest, what would happen if the members of Glass Animals were university professors for a day, and what 2015 holds for the band. ……
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