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Davids, Adkins trade shots in debate for Kansas House seat

Oct. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids and Republican challenger Amanda Adkins on Monday sought to portray each other as too extreme to represent a heavily suburban Kansas City area swing district as they debated how to respond to the coronavirus and calls for police reform. Davids...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly walks toward a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas' coronavirus positivity rate has climbed above 20%, even as one top GOP lawmaker pushed back against Democratic Gov. Kelly's call for a statewide mask mandate to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)-

Kansas sets new COVID marks; governor to push mask mandate

Oct. 26, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported record highs for its seven-day rolling averages of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she was considering calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to impose a statewide mask...

Woman charged with making false rape report files lawsuit

Oct. 26, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was charged with filing a false report of rape is suing the city of Lawrence, several police officers and the University of Kansas. The woman reported the rape to Lawrence police in September 2018 but later decided she did not want to press charges. She was charged in...

Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler (13) falls as Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos: we have the right guys to straighten things out

Oct. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos went into the weekend feeling good about having closed in on the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. One afternoon in the snow proved emphatically otherwise. The Broncos (2-4) have a long way to go to catch up to Kansas City after they were throttled by the...

Father of 2 slain Kansas boys has been in midst of divorce

Oct. 26, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of abducting his two daughters from a Kansas home where their two brothers were killed has been going through a divorce with the children’s mother, authorities said Monday. Maj. James Sherley, of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department, said 40-year-old...

Jefferson County man killed in crash that injured 2 others

Oct. 26, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

DILLER, Neb. (AP) — A Jefferson County man has died from injuries he received in a crash north of Diller in southeastern Nebraska, the county sheriff's department said. Officials said Howard Behrends, 78, was a passenger in a car that collided with another car around 3 p.m. Friday, the Omaha World-Herald...

Senator Barbara Bollier, a Democrat representing Kansas District 7, works on her re-election campaign from her home, July 20, 2020, in Mission Hills, Kan. The likely Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, Bollier, 62, a retired anesthesiologist, promises to be a

Democrat raises $4.3M more in Kansas Senate bid, $25M total

Oct. 26, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Barbara Bollier has raised $4.3 million this month for her campaign for Kansas' open U.S. Senate seat, extending her fundraising advantage over Republican Roger Marshall and boosting her state record for fundraising to nearly $25 million. Bollier, a Kansas City-area state...

As temperatures drop, Lawrence works to house homeless

Oct. 26, 2020 10:29 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence is looking for ways to shelter more than 100 homeless people who are sleeping outside as the city's shelter operates at reduced capacity in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that commissioners could consider as soon as...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

Highway patrol officers shoot, kill man they say had a knife

Oct. 25, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

GARDEN CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers shot and killed a western Missouri man who reportedly threatened a trooper with a knife, the patrol said. The shooting occurred late Saturday in Garden City, about 48 miles (77.25 kilometers) south of Kansas City, after the Cass County...