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Thousands gather to remember slain Kansas deputy

Sep. 21, 2018 2:45 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Flags are waving throughout Wichita as thousands remember a sheriff's deputy who killed his attacker in his final moments in an act his boss said saved lives. The Wichita Eagle reports that an honor guard of law enforcement officers in dress uniforms and white gloves escorted Sedgwick...

Police: Kansas couple allegedly drinking before baby's death

Sep. 19, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas couple had "been drunk for about a week" before one of their 2-month-old twins died in a Wichita motel room where mold and curdled-milk filled bottles were found, authorities allege. Sedgwick County District Court released an affidavit Tuesday in the case against Christy...

Officials: Felon fatally shot Kansas deputy during arrest

Sep. 17, 2018 4:20 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man with a history of drug convictions fatally shot a Kansas sheriff's deputy as the deputy tried to handcuff the man on suspicion of vehicle theft, the sheriff's department said Monday. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office identified 29-year-old Robert Greeson as the suspect in the...

Latest: Sheriff: Felon was suspect in Kansas deputy's death

Sep. 17, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a deputy (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A man with a history of drug convictions has been identified as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Kansas sheriff's deputy. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that 29-year-old Robert...

Kansas deputy shot and killed during suspicious person call

Sep. 16, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas sheriff's deputy has been shot and killed while responding to a call about a suspicious person. The Wichita Eagle reports that Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said Deputy Robert Kunze was shot Sunday about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of downtown Wichita...

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

Sep. 14, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a federal anti-discrimination agency said Friday. Cargill Meat Solutions, a division of Minnesota-based...

Ex-Cowboys running back Joseph Randle facing rape charge

Sep. 7, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested in Kansas on suspicion of rape. Records show that Randle was booked into Sedgwick County Jail at around 3:40 a.m. Friday. The prosecutor's office wasn't releasing information, and a police spokesman and Randle's...

Republicans want GOP Kansas lawmaker out over allegations

Aug. 31, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans on Friday pushed a new GOP state lawmaker to resign and end his campaign to keep his seat over a woman's allegations that he allowed two of her foster children to sit in his lap and rub his chest. State Rep. Michael Capps of Wichita said the state later reversed its...

Convicted killer arrested on suspicion of raping 8-year-old

Aug. 24, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man convicted in a woman's strangulation death has been arrested in Kansas on suspicion of repeatedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl he had been babysitting. Clifford Eugene Cox, 56, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail on Monday on suspicion of child rape, aggravated...

Ex-Kansas State guard Wainright pleads guilty in road rage

Aug. 21, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas State basketball player Amaad Wainright has pleaded guilty to felony charges related to a road-rage shooting. Wainwright pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony obstructing apprehension and aiding a felon. A charge of fleeing from law enforcement was dropped. The Wichita Eagle...