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No. 20 Colorado out to end long skid at No. 2 Kansas

Dec. 7, 2019 2:47 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The last time Colorado beat Kansas at storied Allen Fieldhouse, Buffaloes 56-year-old head coach Tad Boyle was playing for the Jayhawks. Boyle's Buffs are off to their first 7-0 start since 1982-83, which is the last time Colorado won in Lawrence, 75-74 on Feb. 10 of that season. "We...

Authorities seek help locating stolen Native American items

Dec. 6, 2019 2:08 PM EST

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are seeking help finding several Native American pieces that were stolen during a residential burglary near Salina. The Saline County Sheriff's Office released photos Friday of several of the items that were taken during the May heist in an effort to locate them. The items...

Deaths of 2 men from Junction City considered murder-suicide

Dec. 6, 2019 12:11 PM EST

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of two men whose bodies were found near the Milford Lake Dam as a murder-suicide. Geary County authorities say Junction City police were called to a home Thursday night to investigate a violation of a protection order and a possible...

Kansas judge accused of bigotry, profanities in courthouse

Dec. 6, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry and racism who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his obscene outbursts is facing complaints that his conduct violates the central judicial canons of independence,...

Driver crashes into Wichita home while fleeing from police

Dec. 6, 2019 9:27 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A driver has crashed into a Wichita home while fleeing from police. KAKE-TV reports that the chase ended around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in the southeast part of the city. Witnesses told the television station that officers were chasing a car when it crashed into two parked vehicles and the...

A Kansas find reveals a 17-foot, long-extinct shark species

Dec. 6, 2019 1:06 AM EST

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Paleontologist Mike Everhart had found a rib from a plesiosaur — an ancient ocean reptile — on the Ringneck Ranch in north-central Kansas in 2009. He returned in early spring 2010 searching for more bones. Everhart brought a friend, Gail Pearson, and Pearson's friend...

Spinal cord treatment helps Kansas man move after paralysis

Dec. 6, 2019 1:05 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jerod Nieder has been paralyzed from the chest down for the past eight years, but lying on his back as researchers call out commands — "right knee up" — Nieder is able to slowly move his knee toward his chest. Nieder does not have sensation in his lower body, but he is...

Kansas judge accused of bigotry, profanities in courthouse

Dec. 6, 2019 12:05 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry and racism who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his obscene outbursts is facing complaints that his conduct violates the central judicial canons of independence,...

Sherfield leads Wichita St. over Cent. Arkansas 95-69

Dec. 5, 2019 10:14 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Grant Sherfield had 15 points to lead five Wichita State players in double figures as the Shockers rolled past Central Arkansas 95-69 on Thursday night. Erik Stevenson, Jamarius Burton, Jaime Echenique and Tyson Etienne added 13 points apiece for the Shockers. Eddy Kayouloud had 23...

Elections chief resigns in Kansas county beset with problems

Dec. 5, 2019 5:25 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top elections official resigned Thursday in Kansas' most populous county, which was plagued in two recent major elections by long delays in reporting results. Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab's office didn't give a reason in announcing that Johnson County Election Commissioner...