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Packers pick up CB Tremon Smith off waivers

Sep. 17, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers claimed cornerback Tremon Smith off waivers from the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. The second-year player out of Central Arkansas was a sixth-round pick of the Chiefs last year. He appeared in 14 games with one start during the regular season and played in both...

Eureka football to play first home game since 2018 tornado

Sep. 17, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — The Eureka High School football team will have the home field advantage for the first time in more than a year when it plays on Sept. 27. The team will play at home that night for the first time since an EF-3 tornado destroyed their field, more than 150 homes and close to two dozen...

Surgeon banned from operating room at Wichita VA hospital

Sep. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A surgeon accused of mishandling surgeries in Missouri is banned from the operating room of the Wichita Veteran Affairs hospital while his work is being reviewed. The Kansas City Star reports Veteran Affair's banned urologist Christel Wambi-Kiesse from doing surgeries at the Robert...

Shawnee Mission district adopts LGBTQ protections

Sep. 17, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Johnson County school district has voted to add LGBTQ protections to its nondiscrimination policy. The Shawnee Mission school board voted unanimously Monday night to adopt the LGBTQ language. It joins nearby districts in Olathe, Blue Valley and De Soto, who have added the...

University of Kansas ending science, math teaching programs

Sep. 17, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to close its Center for STEM Learning and a program designed to attract math and science teachers. Program director Steven Case said Friday that the center and the UKanTeach program will close at the end of the academic year because of budget cuts at the...

Jurors deadlock in trial of priest accused of molestation

Sep. 17, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas jury was unable to reach a verdict in the trial of a Kansas priest who was suspended from the ministry after he was accused of inappropriately touching a young girl on two occasions. A Wyandotte County jury announced Monday evening that it could not determine the guilt or...

Suspect arrested in Garden City restaurant owner's death.

Sep. 17, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Garden City police say a 31-year-old suspect is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after a restaurant owner was killed. Police said in a news release Tuesday that Marcus William Roady was arrested in the death of 69-year-old Ernie Ortiz. Officers found Ortiz Thursday...

Chiefs' Demarcus Robinson steps up in Tyreek Hill's absence

Sep. 17, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's easy for Demarcus Robinson to get overlooked in the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. Patrick Mahomes is the record-setting quarterback and reigning league MVP. Tyreek Hill is the wide receiver with the game-breaking speed. Sammy Watkins is the former No. 4 overall draft pick living...

Nebraska trial delayed over crash deaths of 4 from Iowa

Sep. 17, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

OGALLALA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska trial of a Kansas man charged with the collision deaths of four Iowa motorcyclists has been delayed again. The new trial starting date for 24-year-old Jeser Cisneros-Hernandez, of Liberal, Kansas, is Dec. 3. Keith County District Court records say he pleaded not guilty in...

Death of rural Kansas homicide suspect ruled suicide

Sep. 17, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

PLAINVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in a western Kansas shooting death has killed himself after law enforcement interviewed him. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Monday that 47-year-old Jon Flowers's death was a suicide. His body was found Saturday inside his home in the small...