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City and county leaders and law enforcement officials on Friday unveiled the new joint Law Enforcement Training Center on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

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A proposal to strengthen Kansas’ laws against elder abuse is expected to come before lawmakers during the upcoming legislative session.

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Wichita Police say investigators are interviewing people involved in a hoax 911 call that led to a fatal police shooting, but that no new arrests have been made.  

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay provided few updates on the case during a news conference Friday, saying only that officers are focused on following up with people involved. Ramsay wouldn't provide details about those people or their alleged involvement.

Investigators say Andrew Finch was fatally shot by Wichita police after a man falsely reported a shooting and kidnapping at Finch's address.

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Boeing is reporting key milestones in its production of the KC-46 refueling tanker that’ll be coming to Wichita later this year.

The company says the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently certified that the fundamental design of the tanker is safe and that all systems are operating as intended.

It’s one of two FAA airworthiness certifications required for the KC-46 program.

The tanker is now in the flight-testing phase.

McConnell Air Force Base expects the first tanker to arrive in late spring.

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The nonprofit arts organization Mark Arts will open its new state-of-the art building on Saturday. 

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His landmark nationwide panel to root out illegal voting abandoned by the White House, Kansas Secretary of Kris Kobach spent Thursday rooting out alleged voter fraud in his home state.

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A deal to farm out the next new prison in Kansas to a private firm -- one that would replace the outdated facility in Lansing and lease it to the state -- hit a delay Thursday.

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Attorneys for three men accused of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees urged a federal judge to include prospective jurors from rural western Kansas because they are more likely to have voted for President Donald Trump.

But the government countered that granting the request would as a matter of policy "wreak havoc," saying the defense is seeking to pick a jury pool based on ideology while "opening a dangerous door" to similar requests in other cases.

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A lawyer who spearheaded Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s efforts to block Medicaid payments to Planned Parenthood will take charge of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment next week.

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Following a ruling Wednesday that could complicate the case, the fight over whether Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach violated the constitution in his quest to demand proof of citizenship from voters will go to trial in March.

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