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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...

Kansas abortion vote: Why recount with such a large margin?

Aug. 16, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Tuesday began a partial hand recount of this month’s decisive statewide vote in favor of abortion rights, a move forced by two Republican activists even though the margin was so large that the recount won’t change the outcome. Nine of the state’s...

Abortion foes tap credit cards to get partial Kansas recount

Aug. 15, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas plans to do a partial hand recount that won't change the outcome of this month's decisive vote in favor of abortion rights after abortion opponents charged almost $120,000 to credit cards Monday to cover the cost. The Kansas secretary of state's office...

Former first-round pick Shelton gets fresh start with Chiefs

Aug. 15, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Former first-round pick Danny Shelton began his latest fresh start with the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, hoping to earn a place in the middle of their defensive line after agreeing last week to a contract for the upcoming season. The 28-year-old Shelton...

Antron Brown races to 1st NHRA victory as team owner

Aug. 14, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three-time season champion Antron Brown raced to his first victory as a team owner Sunday in the Menards NHRA Nationals. Brown broke a 30-event drought, beating four-time defending series champion Steve Torrence in the final round for his 69th victory and first...