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Kansas woman charged in 10-year-old son’s death
December 16, 2014
Police in south-central Kansas have charged a woman who they say stabbed her 10-year-old son to death in his bedroom.
Sheriff’s Office: 1st-grader brought gun to school
December 16, 2014
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says a first-grade student brought a loaded handgun to school but didn’t display it or make any threats.
Kansas-based Bitcoin equipment seller to reopen
December 16, 2014
A Kansas bitcoin company that was shut down after being sued by the federal government will be allowed to reopen.
Fire forces family from Baldwin City home
December 16, 2014
As John Baker looked this morning at the rental home he owns at 1017 Grove Street, he offered a grim assessment of the damage done by a Monday evening fire. “I haven’t been inside, but from talking just now to the fire marshal I think it’s a total loss,” he said.
Kansas City Connection: Karaoke and a cup of joe
December 16, 2014
Whenever someone proposes a one-word group activity like trivia, Twister or karaoke, I instantly start refreshing my mental list of excuses. But if I find myself in an agreeable mood and decide to take part, I usually have a great time (except in the case of Twister — that never ends well).
Baldwin board agrees to support shared-use trail to BESIC
December 16, 2014
The Baldwin school board agreed Monday to put some added money into a sidewalk to the school along U.S. Highway 56 in the hopes of leveraging additional dollars from Douglas County for the project. Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell brought the issue to the board, with a request it add to the $20,000 it has budgeted for the project that would construct 2,000 feet of new sidewalk next spring from Eleventh Street to the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center.
Baldwin school board agrees to sell Vinland Elementary
December 16, 2014
The Baldwin school board voted 6-1 Monday to sell the closed Vinland Elementary School with the four parties who have made offers on the property invited to submit sealed bids by noon Jan. 5.
Baker student finds semester of studying abroad provides perspective
December 16, 2014
Tosh Mihesuah didn’t take a challenging academic load during his recent semester in New Zealand but still found his four months studying abroad an educational experience. “I learned so much about myself,” he said. “It’s a great learning experience about who you want to be. I learned more from living there than from my classes.”