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Lawmakers could face debate over earthquake damage

Dec. 18, 2018 3:10 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are likely to face renewed debate in the next legislative session about how or whether to hold oil and gas companies accountable for property damage caused by earthquakes in Kansas. Earthquakes have increased in Kansas since 2013 when fracking, or hydraulic fracturing,...

Kansas man gets 109 years for abuse and killing of toddler

Dec. 17, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man convicted of abusing and killing his girlfriend's 3-year-old son before encasing the boy's body in concrete in their rental home's garage was sentenced Monday to more than 100 years in prison. Judge Steve Ternes sentenced Stephen Bodine to 109 years and six months after...

Wichita St. holds off Southern Miss behind McDuffie

Dec. 15, 2018 8:08 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Markis McDuffie and Jaime Echenique each scored 17 points and Wichita State fought off Southern Mississippi for a 63-60 win on Saturday. Dominic Magee's layup with 53 seconds remaining put Southern Miss on top 61-60 before Echenique threw down a dunk 17 seconds later. Magee missed a...

Fate of Kansas' ban on telemedicine abortions uncertain

Dec. 14, 2018 7:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas clinics still don't know whether it will be legal for them to offer telemedicine abortions in January even though a state-court judge on Friday derided an upcoming ban as an "air ball" that can't stop doctors from providing pregnancy-ending pills to patients they don't see in...

The Latest: Kansas telemedicine abortion ban's fate in doubt

Dec. 14, 2018 5:53 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle over banning telemedicine abortions in Kansas (all times local): 4:35 p.m. A Kansas law meant to ban telemedicine abortions has become entangled in larger court battles over abortion and the legality of the practice remains in doubt. A state court judge...

Wichita State holds Jacksonville St. at bay with 69-65 win

Dec. 12, 2018 10:54 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Samajae Haynes-Jones scored 17 points and Markis McDuffie made the go-ahead jumper with 4:31 left and Wichita State beat Jacksonville State 69-65 on Wednesday night. McDuffie missed 12 of 15 shot attempts, but after Haynes-Jones added a 3-pointer after his jump shot for a 64-60 lead,...

Man shoots himself in head with nail gun, walks to find help

Dec. 12, 2018 3:22 PM EST

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man shot himself in the head with a nail gun as he fell off a ladder, but was able to walk to the site of a traffic accident to ask law enforcement for help. Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Myers says the man is in critical condition after the accident Wednesday morning in...

Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil

Dec. 9, 2018 9:47 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big political...

NCAA denies appeal of Wichita St's Allen to play this season

Dec. 7, 2018 3:55 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA denied an appeal by Wichita State's Teddy Allen to play immediately after transferring from West Virginia on Friday, forcing the sophomore guard to sit out a redshirt season. Allen appealed to the subcommittee for legislative relief arguing that the transfer was so that he...

New Kansas governor wants to roll back cash assistance rules

Dec. 4, 2018 7:02 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor wants state lawmakers to roll back a work requirement and other cash assistance rules championed by a Republican predecessor as she prepares to grapple with problems in the state's child welfare system. Gov.-elect Laura Kelly, a veteran state senator from...