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Busch celebrates birthday with win at Kansas Speedway

May. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Busch thought he had a third-place car Sunday. His crew chief, Ben Beshore, though it was good enough for second. Both of them turned out to be wrong. Instead, Busch was perfect on a pair of late restarts and won a...

Judge refuses to lower bond for man charged with killing 3

May. 02, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge refused to reduce the $1 million bond for a man charged in the 2016 killings of a man, woman and an unborn child at a Topeka apartment complex. Shawnee County District Judge Bill Ossmann rejected Yanez Sanford’s request for his bond to be...

Prairie Village police find man dead inside apartment

May. 02, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) — Police said a man who was found dead Saturday in Prairie Village appears to have been a victim of foul play. Officers were called to an apartment complex around 6 p.m. Saturday and found the man dead inside one of the units, said Prairie...

Vaccination rates vary widely across Kansas and Missouri

May. 02, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vaccination rates vary widely across Kansas and Missouri as officials work to persuade more people to get the coronavirus shots. Statistics on the vaccination campaign show some communities making good progress distributing the shots while other,...

Busch uses 2nd chance to win Truck Series race at Kansas

May. 01, 2021 22:28 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kyle Busch blew a restart in overtime that should have cost him a race he'd dominated at Kansas Speedway. Given a second chance, Busch corrected his mistake and earned the 61st Truck Series win of his career. The win Saturday night was the...

Second person arrested, third sought in Wichita shooting

May. 01, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

A second person has been arrested in a deadly Wichita apartment complex shooting and police are are looking for a third. The Wichita Eagle reports that 18-year-old Breckyn Isabella Elliott, of Wichita, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on Thursday night on...

Harvick, Hamlin still looking for a win heading to Kansas

May. 01, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kevin Harvick learned the importance of survival when you don't have the best car early in his racing career, whether it was in go-karts as a kid or late models in the long-defunct NASCAR Southwest Tour in the early 1990s. “My first year in...

Kansas House member arrested after incident at local school

Apr. 30, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House member was arrested for possible misdemeanor battery in what authorities said Friday was an incident involving a student while he was substitute teaching at a public school in his hometown. Republican Rep. Mark Samsel was booked...

Top Kansas court upholds law barring 'wrongful birth' suits

Apr. 30, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld a law barring so-called wrongful birth lawsuits against doctors, in a case in which a couple sued because they weren't told of serious fetal defects until after an abortion could have been obtained. ...

KBI: Man's death in Coffeyville ruled a homicide

Apr. 30, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The death of a man inside a Coffeyville home was a homicide, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Friday. Coffeyville police who went to a home Wednesday night on a request to check the welfare of a person found the man dead. ...