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Before there was Hershey’s chocolate, there was Cero’s Candies. The candy shop is celebrating 130 years on Friday of being a sweet tradition in Wichita.

In 1885, “Candy Pete” Cero began making his popular handmade candies in Wichita, and four generations of the Cero family carried on his tradition. Five years ago, new owners took over, sharing their candy-making skills with Cero's traditional recipes.

"Caramel. Without a doubt, caramel --anything that has caramel in it," co-owner Pam Bishop says. "We got about six different things that we do with caramel in it."


Pittsburg State University says former President Bill Clinton will be speaking at the university later this month.

Pittsburg State President Steve Scott said Tuesday that Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak Nov. 23 at the university as part of a speaker series. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that tickets for the event will go on sale Monday.

Clinton, who served as president from 1993 to 2001, is also scheduled to speak at the University of Kansas the same day when he receives the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize.

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An emergency overnight shelter for homeless people in Wichita will open its doors Sunday for the winter season. As KMUW’s Deborah Shaar tells us, the building at Inter-Faith Ministries’ campus on Market Street underwent renovations this past year. 

Inter-Faith Ministries’ “Warming Souls Winter Shelter” received a new furnace and had masonry work completed on the 106-year-old building. 

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Daylight saving time ends this weekend. As a result, people will be moving their clocks back one hour on Nov. 1. KMUW's Abigail Wilson takes us into a local shop where the staff will have to change the time on more than 400 clocks...eventually.

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Hutchinson Correctional Facility is Kansas’ second-largest prison for adult male inmates. The facility houses nearly 2,000 men, and certain programs at the prison aim to make sure that many of them never come back.

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The Wichita NAACP branch will hold its 96th annual Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday. The civil rights organization will honor local leaders and highlight the need for changes in the criminal justice system.

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More than 150 same-sex couples got married in Kansas last year. That's out of 17,000 marriages, statewide, in 2014. The numbers come from a new report issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 

Equality Kansas Executive Director Thomas Witt says same-sex couples only had a short window in 2014 to get married.

Coupled with the fact that not all counties were issuing licenses, Witt says the number of same-sex marriages is impressive.

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Sedgwick County election officials are looking at the names on their suspended voter list. Secretary of State Kris Kobach has ruled that any names that are still listed after 90 days must be removed.

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The state of Kansas has received a sizable grant from the federal government to help people struggling to find jobs.

The Kansas Commerce Department has been awarded nearly $5.6 million from the Workplace Innovation Fund, which will be used for job placement and training in a variety of industries.

Spokesperson Matthew Keith says the program will focus on people facing multiple barriers to employment.

A Sedgwick County organization that helps child abuse victims and their caregivers will receive a $115,000 state-funded grant.