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Federal agency to send review team to Kansas university

Apr. 16, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees Haskell Indian Nations University plans to send a team to the Lawrence campus following the faculty's no-confidence vote in its president. The Bureau of Indian Education said in a message to university employees...

Remains of Kansas man who died at Pearl Harbor identified

Apr. 16, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 20-year-old Wichita man who died in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack at Pearl Harbor will be buried in his native state in May. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Thursday it had identified the remains of Navy 3rd Class Cook Robert Goodwin. He was...

Police identify 12-year-old shot and killed in Leavenworth

Apr. 16, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed near a Leavenworth pharmacy was an innocent bystander, Police Chief Pat Kitchens said. Brian Henderson Jr., of Kansas City, Missouri, died after the shooting Wednesday night near the Kare Pharmacy,...

Topeka police investigating fatal shooting of juvenile

Apr. 16, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile several blocks east of downtown Topeka. The shooting was reported around 7:20 p.m. Thursday, police said in a news release. Officers arrived to find a person suffering from gunshot wounds....

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

Apr. 15, 2021 18:16 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...