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12-year-old Kansas City child fatally shot in Leavenworth

Apr. 15, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old child from Kansas City was killed in a shooting at a Leavenworth pharmacy, police said. Leavenworth officers responded Wednesday evening to several reports of a shooting at a Kare pharmacy, Leavenworth Police Chief Pat Kitchens...

Overland Park Republican considers challenging Rep. Davids

Apr. 15, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican chairman of a Kansas House committee that will redraw the state's congressional districts is considering a run against Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids in a Kansas City-area district. State Rep. Chris Croft, of Overland Park, met last...

Marshall, Hawley oppose moving ahead with hate crimes bill

Apr. 15, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans Roger Marshall of Kansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri were among a handful of conservative U.S. senators who opposed moving forward with a Democratic-sponsored measure for confronting hate crimes against Asian Americans. Marshall's office...

Lawrence lifts limits as more KU students, staff get vaccine

Apr. 15, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence area has lifted more coronavirus restrictions, with a growing number of University of Kansas employees and students getting vaccinated. The Douglas County Commission voted Wednesday to eliminate the mass-gathering limit while keeping...

Ex-police chief in central Kansas convicted in stalking case

Apr. 15, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A jury has convicted a former central Kansas police chief of several felony counts brought against him in a domestic stalking case. A Reno County jury found Brian Treaster guilty Wednesday of stalking and criminal threat, as well as misdemeanor...

Kansas sheriff's deputy arrested on domestic violence counts

Apr. 15, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy was arrested this week on suspicion of several counts in a domestic violence case. Tyler Brooks was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of aggravated domestic violence battery, domestic battery, criminal threat and...

The Latest: California governor says all schools must reopen

Apr. 14, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging all schools in the state to reopen, saying there are no health barriers to getting children back into classrooms and ending distance learning. Speaking Wednesday, he said: “Money is not an object now. It’s an...

More than 1 million get at least 1 vaccine dose in Kansas

Apr. 14, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has crossed the threshold of vaccinating more than 1 million people as a third highly contagious variant is detected in the state. That means 35% of the state’s 2.9 million residents have received at least one shot, according to state data...

Kansas fight shows how election 'reforms' may favor one side

Apr. 14, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Charley Crabtree was looking to help voters in nursing homes get absentee ballots delivered on time last year, so he picked up about 75 from at least 10 locations in his hometown of Lawrence. Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature want to make what he did a crime...

Ex-Wichita officer sentenced for abusing minors for years

Apr. 14, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer and school safety services director has been sentenced to five years in prison for molesting underage boys for more than a decade. Alex Robinson, 58, will begin serving his sentence in Kansas after he is paroled in...