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Mahomes' 4 TDs in 2nd quarter lead Chiefs past Raiders 28-10

Sep. 15, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the dynamic Kansas City Chiefs offense got all of the production they needed in a breathtaking second quarter. Mahomes bounced back from the first scoreless opening quarter of his career in the regular season by throwing four touchdown passes in a near-perfect...

Thompson leads Kansas State past Mississippi State 31-24

Sep. 14, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Skylar Thompson only threw one touchdown pass in Kansas State's 31-24 road win at Mississippi State, but boy was it a big one. With 5:37 left in the fourth quarter and the game tied 24-24, Thompson rolled out and found Dalton Schoen wide open in the right side of the end zone and...

Jayhawks halt long road skid against Power 5 schools

Sep. 14, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles' return to college football brought him some quick joy. It also brought the Jayhawks something they haven't had in a long time — a road win at a Power Five school. Carter Stanley threw for three touchdowns, Khalil Herbert rushed for 187 yards on just 11 carries...

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

Sep. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An Ohio gamer upset about a $1.50 bet while playing Call of Duty: WWII online was sentenced Friday to 15 months in prison for recruiting a prankster to make a bogus emergency call that resulted in the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police. Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill,...

No new trial for Missouri man freed after 23 years in prison

Sep. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who spent nearly a quarter of a century in prison for a double-murder before a judge freed him will not be retried, prosecutors said Friday. Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Jean Peters Baker said that in the month since a judge ordered the release of Ricky Kidd of...

Civil War cannonball found in Kansas City area tree

Sep. 13, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A worker has found what's believed to be a Civil War cannonball lodged in a Kansas City area tree that he was hired to take down. KMBC-TV reports the small cannonball fell out as the worker was chopping the diseased tree on the grounds of the Overfelt-Johnston house. The house was...

Ex-FCS coaches Moorhead, Klieman meet in K-State vs Miss St

Sep. 13, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

Nobody has to convince Mississippi State's Joe Moorhead or Kansas State counterpart Chris Klieman that the teams they will be facing Saturday will be well-coached and assignment-sound. They know each other's paths to major college football quite well. Just a few years ago, Moorhead was head coach at Fordham, a...

Pompeo's storage units broken into in Kansas last year

Sep. 12, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A break-in at storage units in Wichita, Kansas, became a diplomatic security issue last year because two of the units belong to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A Wichita police statement says the State Department sent a security officer to the East Side Mini Storage last November to...

BC's Addazio, Jayhawks' Miles fondly recall SEC showdowns

Sep. 12, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

The first memories that popped into Steve Addazio's mind when he asked about Les Miles was from their days together in the SEC, when he was an assistant at Florida and Miles the head man at LSU. "He always had the fake on the field goal," said Addazio, now Boston College's head coach. "One year the ball got...

Ex-ICE agent accused of impersonating officer to free inmate

Sep. 12, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been accused of impersonating an immigration officer during a foiled attempt to help an inmate escape from a local jail in Kansas. A criminal complaint made public Thursday charges Andrew J. Pleviak, 41, with attempted...