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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A veteran member of the Wichita police department has been promoted to interim chief. Nelson Mosley has been a deputy chief and will take the reins when Chief Norman Williams retires September 5th. The search for a permanent chief is underway.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Transportation is planning $1.2 billion of highway and bridge improvements over the next two years. The plan includes more than 650 projects. The largest ones are a $116 million expansion of the Interstate 235/U.S. Highway 54 interchange in west Wichita and a $95 million expansion of Highway 54 in east Wichita.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Police say a man's death on Interstate 70 in Topeka was a suicide. Investigators say an 18-year-old stepped in front of a semi Thursday morning. They're not releasing his name.

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) - Former Senator Bob Dole plans a four-day visit to Kansas next month in his latest homecoming tour. The 91-year-old Russell native will greet people in eleven communities, beginning in Independence on September 4th and wrapping up at the State Fair in Hutchinson on September 7th.

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