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Prosecutor seeks death penalty against Kansas man accused of killing two sons

Jun. 08, 2023 14:57 PM EDT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Leavenworth man accused of killing his two sons before fleeing to Oklahoma with his two young daughters could face the death penalty if he is convicted. Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said Wednesday he will seek the death penalty against Donald...

Expulsions, walkouts, filibusters: Lawmakers grapple with acrimonious legislative sessions

Jun. 08, 2023 12:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lawmakers this year have kicked rival colleagues out of office in Tennessee and off the chamber floor in Montana. They have staged walkouts in Oregon and filibusters in Nebraska, where interactions are so fraught that some lawmakers say they’re unsure they can work...

Lifesaving fentanyl test strips still illegal in some states under '70s-era war on drugs law

Jun. 08, 2023 12:08 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — At Cleveland's Urban Kutz Barbershop, customers can flip through magazines as they wait, or help themselves to drug screening tests left out in a box on a table with a somber message: “Your drugs could contain fentanyl. Please take free test strips.” Owner...

Abortion providers sue Kansas over longstanding waiting period, new medication rule

Jun. 06, 2023 18:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion providers sued Kansas on Tuesday over a law enacted this year and existing restrictions, including a decades-old requirement that patients wait 24 hours after first seeing a provider to terminate their pregnancies. Besides the waiting period, the...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jun. 06, 2023 07:17 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 3, 2023. Editorial: This Pride month, Kansas and Missouri lead the US in GOP anti-LGBT laws. Don’t despair June is LGBT Pride month — a celebration, yes, but even more an affirmation of the basic humanity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

Kansas police fatally shoot a man they say came at officers with a knife

Jun. 04, 2023 16:05 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Suburban Kansas City police shot and killed a man they say came at two officers with a knife after a traffic stop. Police in Olathe, Kansas, pulled over a car just before 6 p.m. Saturday, Sgt. Joel Yeldell said in a news release. During the stop, a separate...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas - Advisory

May. 30, 2023 07:17 AM EDT
Eds: The Kansas editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The AP

Culpepper has HR, 5 RBIs and Fajardo has 9 Ks to help Kansas State beat Kansas, advance to B12 semis

May. 26, 2023 19:54 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kaelen Culpepper went 4 for 5 with five RBIs — including a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning — and German Fajardo allowed five hits over 7 1/3 innings to help Kansas State beat Kansas 7-1 Friday in an elimination game at the Big 12 Tournament. ...

GOP leaders in Kansas back off threat to sue Democratic governor over education funding

May. 25, 2023 19:17 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature backed off a threat to sue the state's Democratic governor for vetoing parts of a GOP education funding bill, saying Thursday that they still doubt the legality of her actions but now question whether a court challenge would...

Kansas paramedic charged with sexually assaulting heavily drugged woman

May. 25, 2023 13:13 PM EDT

IOLA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas paramedic has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman while she was taking a cocktail of painkillers and sedatives. Adam Ferguson, 42, of Iola, is free on a $20,000 bond after he was charged Monday with three counts of aggravated sexual battery. No...