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Court rejects appeal of Wichita woman convicted in beheading

Aug. 19, 2022 13:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and sentence of a Wichita woman accused of beheading her ex-boyfriend’s mother. Rachael Hilyard, 40, was convicted in 2020 of first-degree murder in the killing 63-year-old Micki Davis three years...

Eudora woman will face new trial in day care death case

Aug. 19, 2022 13:00 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman will be tried again in the death of a 9-month-old boy at a home day care, despite a Kansas Supreme Court ruling on Friday that let stand a ruling reversing her conviction. The Douglas County District Attorney's office said Friday it would...

Jayhawks ride late-season success into Leipold's second year

Aug. 19, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The strides made by Kansas under first-year coach Lance Leipold were evident on an autumn night in Texas, when the long-suffering Jayhawks stunned the Longhorns in overtime in one of the biggest upsets in college football. They took TCU and West Virginia down...

K-State eyes top of Big 12 behind bevy of returning starters

Aug. 19, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The expectations when Kansas State coach Chris Klieman was plying his trade at North Dakota State began and ended with winning the FCS national championship, and he managed to pull off the feat four times in five years. While they'll never be so lofty with...

Former Kansas officer charged in serial sex assaults case

Aug. 18, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A former police officer was charged Thursday in a series of sexual crimes that occurred between 2012 and 2018 while he worked for the Hutchinson, Kansas, police department, authorities said. Todd Allen, 51, who was a Hutchinson police officer for about 20...

Bail set at $10M for man charged in slayings of 4 in Ohio

Aug. 18, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Bail was set Thursday at $10 million for a man charged in the shooting deaths of four people in a southwestern Ohio town earlier this month, including a teenage girl. Stephen Alexander Marlow, 39, did not enter any pleas during his arraignment, authorities said....

Sports betting set in Kansas state-owned casinos Sept. 1

Aug. 18, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Sports fans who want to bet on their favorite teams should be able to make their wagers in Kansas beginning Sept. 1 if some final regulatory details are worked out, state officials announced Thursday. The four state-owned casinos in Kansas will have a tentative “soft launch” of...

Kansas City mayor sues Missouri over police funding law

Aug. 17, 2022 17:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas sued the state of Missouri on Wednesday over a new law that requires the city to increase funding for its police department. The lawsuit filed in Jackson County is the latest salvo in a lengthy dispute between some city...

New coach Venables handles early test at No. 9 Oklahoma

Aug. 17, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Brent Venables got his first welcome-to-the-hot-seat moment well before his first game as Oklahoma’s new coach. He attacked that controversy the same way he took on ball-carriers as a gritty, undersized linebacker at Kansas State -- head on. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Aug. 17, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. August 15, 2022. Editorial: Republicans are supposedly good with money. Why waste it on Kansas abortion recounts? After anti-abortion activist Melissa Leavitt called for a recount of the recent statewide vote to keep abortion rights protections in...