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OSHA fines Kansas City company after worker's death

Jan. 31, 2023 16:32 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal agency has recommended nearly $200,000 in fines after an apprentice technician died from electrocution at a construction site in Kansas City last year — just a year after another technician working for the company was electrocuted at a construction site in...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jan. 30, 2023 14:28 PM EST

Kansas City Star. January 26, 2023. Editorial: Kansas politicians want to take abortion fight to the city and county level. Just stop In Kansas, a woman’s right to reproductive freedom is enshrined in the state constitution. The issue should be settled —...

Forbes and Tulane win 95-90 in OT against Wichita State

Jan. 26, 2023 00:05 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jaylen Forbes scored 25 points and Jalen Cook scored six of his 20 points in overtime as Tulane defeated Wichita State 95-90 on Wednesday night. Forbes was 8 of 12 shooting, including 4 for 7 from distance, and went 5 for 7 from the line for the Green Wave...

Suspect killed, 3 deputies wounded in Kansas firefight

Jan. 23, 2023 16:42 PM EST

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A wanted man was killed and three deputies were wounded Monday morning in an exchange of gunfire in western Kansas, authorities say. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that it started around 9 a.m. when the sheriff's office in Clark...

Williams scores 29, Memphis downs Wichita State 88-78

Jan. 19, 2023 22:40 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — DeAndre Williams' 29 points helped Memphis defeat Wichita State 88-78 on Thursday night. Williams added 15 rebounds and three steals for the Tigers (14-5, 4-2 American Athletic Conference). Kendric Davis scored 20 points while shooting 6 for 10 (4 for 5 from...

Walton scores 19, Wichita State downs Tulsa 73-69

Jan. 14, 2023 19:03 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jaykwon Walton's 19 points helped Wichita State defeat Tulsa 73-69 on Saturday night. Walton shot 6 for 9 (0 for 3 from 3-point range) and 7 of 7 from the free throw line for the Shockers (9-8, 2-3 American Athletic Conference). Craig Porter Jr. added 13 points...

Democratic Kansas Gov. Kelly urges civility; Kobach is AG

Jan. 09, 2023 18:31 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly called Monday for leaders in Republican-leaning Kansas to follow the lead of the state's residents and “turn down the volume” on “this hate, this vitriol, this divisiveness” in politics as she started a second term with a new, hard-right...

Kansas Catholic priest sex abuse report leads to no charges

Jan. 06, 2023 20:17 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Friday that it has distributed 30 charging affidavits to prosecutors as part of its investigation into sexual abuse by Catholic priests but, so far, no charges have been filed. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt...

Davenport scores 22 as Cincinnati downs Wichita State 70-61

Jan. 05, 2023 23:58 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jeremiah Davenport scored 22 points off of the bench to lead Cincinnati over Wichita State 70-61 on Thursday night. Davenport shot 8 for 12, including 6 for 9 from beyond the arc for the Bearcats (11-5). Viktor Lakhin scored 14 points and added nine rebounds....

No. 21 Lobos rising with 6-foot-8 transfers Udeze, Allick

Jan. 05, 2023 14:29 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The addition of two transfer forwards has proven to be a difference-maker for a New Mexico team that has already surpassed last season’s win total while vaulting back into the national spotlight. That isn’t to say the team doesn’t still run through...