Latest Kansas News

Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

Jun. 23, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Kris Kobach's top Republican rivals are trying to sound the right notes on illegal immigration to appeal to business and agriculture leaders without conceding too many conservative votes to a hardliner who's made tougher state policies a key theme in an increasingly contentious race....

The Latest: Colyer seeks to undercut Kobach on abortion

Jun. 23, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is attacking Secretary of State Kris Kobach's anti-abortion credentials in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Colyer raised abortion an issue in his opening statement...

The Latest: Kansas welfare agency says children's needs met

Jun. 23, 2018 4:27 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) — The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in...

Inmate charged with capital murder in Kansas deputy deaths

Jun. 22, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old inmate was charged Friday with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were overpowered by him while they were trying to move him between a courthouse and jail. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree announced that his office...

Ex-Dallas Cowboys running back strikes plea deals

Jun. 22, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors say they have reached plea deals with former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle that allow him to be released on probation as long as he stays out of trouble. The Sedgwick County district attorney's office said in a news release Friday the agreements cover four cases...

The Latest: Man charged with capital murder in deputy deaths

Jun. 22, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on charges in the death of two Kansas sheriff's deputies shot in the line of duty (all times local): 4:11 p.m. A suspect has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot while transporting him last week. Wyandotte County...

Hornets land Miles Bridges, Devonte Graham in NBA draft

Jun. 22, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Miles Bridges' versatility convinced Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak to take a chance on him in the first round. Bridges is thrilled he did. The Hornets wound up with the Michigan State wingman in the first round of the NBA draft after trading down one spot with the Los Angeles...

Sailor killed in Pearl Harbor attack is reburied in Colorado

Jun. 21, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was reburied at a Colorado cemetery on Thursday after his previously unknown remains were identified through DNA. Wallace Eakes was buried with full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery. About 100 people, mostly...

Mourners remember 2 Kansas deputies slain outside courthouse

Jun. 21, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Uniformed officers from across the nation gathered Thursday to remember two Kansas sheriff's deputies who were shot and killed by an inmate while transporting him between the courthouse and jail. Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash said Thursday during a joint service for Theresa King...

Woman convicted in 2017 killings of 3 people in Kansas

Jun. 20, 2018 11:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman accused of participating in the deaths of three people who were strangled or smothered with trash bags has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges. Thirty-two-year-old Kora Liles was found guilty Wednesday of 11 counts, including three counts of...