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Surveillance video captures babies being abused at day care

Jun. 19, 2021 13:47 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Surveillance video has captured a suburban Kansas City day care worker abusing babies more than 170 times, including by shaking and slapping them, according to newly released court records. Rachel Beth Schrader, 24, is on house arrest after she was...

Victim in late teens shot, killed in Kansas City, Kansas

Jun. 19, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A victim in his late teens was shot and killed early Saturday in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities say. Officers responded just before 1:30 a.m. to a shooting call at a home. Police said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. ...

Abuse claim substantiated against previously cleared priest

Jun. 19, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has substantiated a sexual abuse claim against a priest nearly two decades after clearing him. The archdiocese announced in a statement published in Friday’s issue of its official...

Kansas judge finds CDC eviction moratorium unenforceable

Jun. 18, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge is beginning to evict tenants who are behind on rent in advance of the expiration of a federal moratorium that some experts predict will bring a tide of people being forced from homes nationwide. Johnson County Magistrate Judge Daniel...

Permanent fence installed around Kansas governor's mansion

Jun. 18, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Workers were installing a permanent metal fence Friday around the Kansas governor's mansion in Topeka as part of security upgrades at Cedar Crest. The upgrades come after a federal Department of Homeland Security assessment of the property earlier...

Costly low bid for Nebraska child services may cause changes

Jun. 18, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Some Nebraska lawmakers on Friday called for changes in how the state picks contractors, after a child welfare service that succeeded in winning a contract with an unusually low bid failed to deliver and cost taxpayers millions of dollars. Members of...

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

Jun. 18, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new Rand Corp....

Kansas prosecutor resigns posts amid misconduct allegations

Jun. 18, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor accused of misleading juries in two cases has resigned from her positions in Bourbon and Allen counties, just weeks after a disciplinary panel recommended she be disbarred. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Jacqie Spradling...

Altidore, Guzan on early US roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jun. 18, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Forward Jozy Altidore and goalkeeper Brad Guzan are on a preliminary 59-man United States roster for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, the championship of North and Central America and the Caribbean. Defender Reggie Cannon, and midfielders Kellyn Acosta,...

Charges filed in accidental shooting death of 13-year-old

Jun. 18, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged the owner of a gun found in a Topeka home by toddlers, who accidentally shot a 13-year-old girl with it. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay filed charges of first-degree murder, aggravated child endangerment and...