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KCK police say woman killed, 4-year-old severely beaten

Jan. 19, 2022 09:11 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, have arrested a man on suspicion of killing a woman and severely beating her 4-year-old daughter over the weekend. Jose Escalante-Corchado, 28, was charged with first-degree murder and four other felonies after the body of...

Allen, Mahomes, Stafford star on wild-card weeknd

Jan. 19, 2022 01:33 AM EST

Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills pitched a near perfect game in their playoff victory against the New England Patriots. The Bills became the first team in NFL history to score touchdowns on their first seven drives of a playoff game before kneeling down on the final possession of a...

Smith, Pack lead Kansas State past No. 23 Texas 66-65

Jan. 19, 2022 00:46 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas State finally is at full strength, and the Wildcats are eagerly making up ground. Mark Smith scored 22 points, Nijel Pack made a go-ahead layup with 1:13 left, and Kansas State held No. 23 Texas scoreless for the final 3 1/2 minutes to rally for a 66-65...

Wilson, Braun lead No. 7 Kansas past Oklahoma 67-64

Jan. 18, 2022 23:14 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Wilson scored 16 points, Christian Braun hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 10.9 seconds left and No. 7 Kansas defeated Oklahoma 67-64 on Tuesday night. Braun’s corner 3 gave the Jayhawks a 65-62 lead. They fouled Jordan Goldwire with 6.1 seconds...

GOP redistricting plan in Kansas splits Democrat's district

Jan. 18, 2022 19:12 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are pursuing a redistricting proposal that would remove Democratic voters from the Kansas-City area swing district currently held by the state’s only Democratic member of Congress. The plan unveiled Tuesday also would move...

Prosecutor: No charges in Black Kansas teen’s custody death

Jan. 18, 2022 18:06 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor said Tuesday that he won't file criminal charges over the death of a Black 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes following an altercation with staff at a Wichita juvenile center in September. ...

Wichita police say 2 teenagers killed in shooting

Jan. 18, 2022 15:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A shooting on the south side of Wichita has left two teenagers dead, police said. Officers who were called to an apartment complex on Monday night found 17-year-old Alexis Cervantes-Martinez and 16-year-old Mariah Zamora in a vehicle that had crashed into a...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jan. 18, 2022 13:20 PM EST

Lawrence Journal-World. January 14, 2022. Editorial: Roger Marshall put Kansas in the spotlight for the wrong reasons during spat with Anthony Fauci There’s no love lost between Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., and Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute...

Kansas prosecutor says he can't file charges in death of Black 17-year-old after struggle, restraint at juvenile center

Jan. 18, 2022 13:00 PM EST
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutor says he can't file charges in death of Black 17-year-old after struggle, restraint at juvenile center.

Kansas will stop 'futile' COVID-19 contact tracing

Jan. 18, 2022 12:35 PM EST

Kansas will stop contact tracing for COVID-19 next month because it is “futile” as confirmed cases increase and the public becomes less interested in participating, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Tuesday. The change, which takes effect Feb. 1, means people...