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Suit moving forward against Kansas officer in hoax call case

Jun. 19, 2020 6:48 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A judge on Friday ruled that a lawsuit can move forward against a Wichita police officer who fatally shot an innocent man in 2017 while responding to a hoax emergency call stemming from a dispute between two online gamers. The death of 28-year-old Andrew Finch drew national...

FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, U.S. Senate candidate and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, answers a question during a debate in Olathe, Kan. Kobach says he had four guns stolen from his pickup truck that was parked at a Kansas hotel June 13, 2020, in Wichita, Kan. Wichita police say officers responded to a call from Kobach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel parking garage. Police say someone broke into the pickup overnight and took a rifle, two shotguns and a handgun. (AP Photo/John Hanna File)

US Senate candidate Kobach reports 4 guns stolen from truck

Jun. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Senate candidate and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reported that he had four guns stolen from his pickup truck that was parked at a Wichita hotel. Officers responded to a call from Kobach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel parking garage, Wichita police said....

In this Dec. 6, 2019 photo Wichita State University's President Jay Golden poses for a photo on campus in Wichita, Ks. Donors are calling for Golden to be fired after its technical school canceled a virtual commencement speech by Ivanka Trump. The Board of Regents scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (Jamie Green/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

Canceling Ivanka Trump spurs backlash for Kansas college

Jun. 10, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Donors are pushing Kansas' higher education board to fire Wichita State University's president after he canceled a virtual speech by Ivanka Trump for its technical school's graduation. The Kansas Board of Regents had a special Zoom meeting Wednesday, only two days after a former board...

Wichita State cancels Ivanka Trump's speech to tech school

Jun. 5, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas technical school canceled plans for Ivanka Trump to give a virtual commencement speech to graduates because of criticism of President Donald Trump’s response to protests over the death of George Floyd. Administrators at Wichita State University and WSU Tech announced...