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Overland Park police investigate body found near highway

Apr. 2, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Overland Park police are looking for help from anyone who might have witnessed a person being struck by a car on Interstate 435 last week. Officers found the victim's body just before 1 p.m. on March 26. The person has not been identified. Officer John Lacy said in an email that...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions about the coronavirus outbreak in her state during a news conference, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly says the state is in the

Kansas plans to increase testing soon in fight against virus

Apr. 2, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas expects an influx of coronavirus tests in the coming weeks that should help with efforts to bring the pandemic under control, the state's top health official says. Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas secretary of health and environment, said Wednesday that he expects to have up to 64,000 test...

A man walks a dog on an empty downtown street as the sun sets Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Smaller Missouri communities issuing stay-at-home orders

Apr. 2, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Smaller local governments are issuing stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Missouri, where the governor hasn't issued a statewide order. Such orders took effect more than a week ago in the state's biggest cities, including Kansas City and St. Louis, but...

People watch the sunset from a park Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo., as a stay-at-home order continues because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Missouri coronavirus cases spike; unclear if it's a hot spot

Apr. 1, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Coronavirus cases in Missouri are rising at an alarming rate, but health experts said Wednesday it’s too soon to know if the state is emerging as one of the next hot spots for the pandemic. Missouri has seen 1,581 confirmed cases as of Wednesday, according to the state health...

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2019, file photo, Kansas' Udoka Azubuike celebrates after making a basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against UNC Greensboro in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas finished the season No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll, receiving 63 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Toppin, Howard, Powell among finalists for Wooden Award

Apr. 1, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Udoka Azubuike of Kansas, Luka Garza of Iowa, Markus Howard of Marquette, Myles Powell of Seton Hall and Obi Toppin of Dayton are the five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's top college basketball player. The 44th annual award will be presented on April 7 during...

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions about the coronavirus outbreak in her state during a news conference, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kelly says the state is in the

Wichita officials seek to restrict abortion amid outbreak

Apr. 1, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials in the Wichita area took what is likely to be an unsuccessful step toward halting abortions amid the coronavirus outbreak as the Kansas prison system reported its first cases in three workers. Sedgwick County commissioners voted Wednesday to approve a recommendation to...

Seminary president's resignation followed 'ethical lapse'

Apr. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — The longtime president of the Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee resigned last month following an “ethical lapse,” the school said in a statement this week. The Rev. Molly T. Marshall resigned March 1 after being president of the school since 2004. The...

Kansas man allegedly threatened to give girl coronavirus

Apr. 1, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — A western Kansas man was arrested and jailed after he allegedly told an 11-year-old girl that he was going to give her the coronavirus and then coughed in her face. Chance Archie Seamans, 31, of Scott City, was arrested Tuesday night at a Dollar General store in Scott City. Police...

COVID-19 yet to hit Kansas budget; March taxes $8.6M short

Apr. 1, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has yet to fully hit the Kansas state budget, with tax collections falling only $8.6 million short of expectations in March. The state Department of Revenue reported Wednesday that tax collections last month were $523.4 million when the state projected...

Woman struck, killed while walking dog in northeast Kansas

Apr. 1, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a driver has struck and killed a 61-year-old woman as she was walking a dog in suburban Kansas City. Police in Olathe, Kansas, say the crash happened just before noon Tuesday. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not been released. Police say the...