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Crime and Courts
8:46 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Sedgwick County DA Says Jared Woosypiti Shooting Was Justified

Sedgwick County district attorney Marc Bennett says law enforcement officers were justified in fatally shooting 24-year-old Jared Woosypiti during a 32-hour standoff.

Bennett said yesterday that no officers will be charged in his death.

Woosypiti holed up at the Southlake Village Apartments in Wichita for 32 hours last July, before dying in a gunfight with police.

Bennett said Woosypiti fired at officers twice before they shot him.

The fatal shooting came only after officers used several other tactics to end the standoff, including tear gas and water cannons.

Community
5:00 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Staff Members Reflect On McCain's Time At KMUW

KMUW General Manager Mark McCain during a typical pledge drive.

KMUW General Manager Mark McCain has retired from the station and licensee Wichita State University. WSU made the information public yesterday in a press release.

McCain has worked at KMUW for almost 25 years and station membership and support have grown because of his leadership.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Movie Review: 'Philomena' Has Rare Things To Offer

Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in 'Philomena'
Credit rottentomatoes.com

To start with, two bits of advice: if you like grownup, realistic character drama, by all means, see Philomena. And if you have a hearing problem like mine, ask to borrow a pair of earphones the theater has that will enable you to adjust the sound to the volume you need. Because a lot of the dialogue is murmured or even whispered, very confidential, and what I could hear of it convinced me that I wished I could hear it all.

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U.S. Congress
4:34 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Roberts Wants Farm Bill Talks to Resume

Republican Kansas Senator Pat Roberts says he isn't satisfied with the pace of negotiations on the farm bill.

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Community
9:27 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Preservationists Fight To Keep Dodge City's 'Points Of Rock' Monument

Preservationists are fighting a plan to widen U.S. 50 near Dodge City.

State transportation officials say the four-lane expansion from Dodge City to Cimarron would likely require leveling the "Points of Rock" monument.

It's a steel sculpture of several horsemen sitting on top of a rock outcropping, with the words "Dodge City," and supporters say it's an important landmark along the Santa Fe Trail.

The expansion plans include a 60-foot-wide median between the old and new lanes of the highway, which would take down a big part of the hill where the sculpture stands.

Commentary
5:00 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Cold Movies For Cold Weather

No indie movie screenings over the next couple weeks, so instead, Fletcher Powell recommends a couple of his favorite cold weather movies.

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Security
4:10 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Audit Finds IT Security Traded for State Worker Convenience

An audit has found some state of Kansas agencies lacking when it comes to Internet technology security.

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Commentary
12:30 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

OnWords: A Job Of Work

Credit philcampbell / Flickr / Creative Commons

It might be helpful to view the word “work” in comparison to the word “job.” The archaic phrase “job of work” suggests that we did not always use these words interchangeably.

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Community
9:08 am
Tue December 3, 2013

KMUW's GM Mark McCain Announces Retirement

KMUW general manager Mark McCain has announced his retirement from the station and licensee Wichita State University. WSU announced the information this morning in a press release. McCain cited a family medical concern for his decision.

McCain has worked at KMUW for almost 25 years, beginning as music director in 1989. Station membership and support have grown because of his leadership.

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Crime and Courts
8:19 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Wisconsin Man Receives $183,000 Fine For Taking Koch Website Down For 15 Min.

A Wisconsin truck driver who joined a cyberattack on Koch Industries was sentenced Monday to two years' probation... and ordered to pay $183,000 in restitution.

Eric Rosol of Black Creek, Wis., was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court for taking part in the cyber-attack on Koch Industries.

He pleaded guilty earlier to a misdemeanor count of accessing a protected computer.

The parties agreed that the direct loss from the attack was less than $5,000.

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