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Judge denies Missouri request to allow 20-week abortion ban

Sep. 18, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for further court action. The Kansas Star reports that U.S. District Court Judge Howard Sachs had previously paused parts of Missouri's...

Barton County civil process server charged with rape

Sep. 18, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A civilian employee for the Barton County Sheriff's office has been charged with rape. Barton County Attorney Levi Morris says 64-year-old Jimmy Hapes, of Great Bend, was charged Wednesday after he turned himself in to county officials. Hapes is a civil process server for the sheriff's...

West Virginia to open Big 12 basketball schedule at Kansas

Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will open the Big 12 basketball season on the road at Kansas on Jan. 4. The Big 12 released the league portion of the schedule Wednesday. After playing the Jayhawks, West Virginia plays at Oklahoma State on Jan. 6 before playing its home league opener against Texas...

Kansas football player charged with 2 misdemeanors

Sep. 18, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas football player is charged with two misdemeanors after his arrest at a Lawrence bar. The Lawrence Journal-World reports sophomore linebacker Thomas Patrick Barrett was charged Tuesday with two counts of contributing to a child's misconduct. An attorney entered a...

Fresh faces help West Virginia, Kansas start strong

Sep. 18, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Something wasn't right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach Matt Moore nervous, too, so Moore decided a...

Kansas man sues leading e-cigarette maker Juul

Sep. 18, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man who began vaping four years ago as a high-school senior and now suffers respiratory problems has sued a leading e-cigarette maker, alleging that it intentionally targeted minors and concealed the addictiveness of the devices. Isaac Gant, of Johnson...

Woman sentenced in death of Oklahoma man in Kansas

Sep. 18, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was a fugitive with her son for two years after an Oklahoma man was killed has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. Diana Bohlander was sentenced Tuesday to 59 months in prison for her role in the death of 64-year-old James McFarland, of Tulsa, whose body was...

Kansas town council fires 3 top officials; mayor walks out

Sep. 18, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

FRONTENAC, Kan. (AP) — The city council for a small southeast Kansas community has fired its administrator, attorney and clerk without any discussion, prompting the mayor to threaten to resign and then walk out of the meeting. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that the mass firings happened during Monday...

Wichita State, Kansas State plan satellite nursing program

Sep. 18, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State University and Kansas State are hoping to offer a satellite nursing program in Manhattan. The program would allow Kansas State students to earn a three-year bachelor's of science from the College of Health and Human Sciences. And, if they are accepted, students could...

Woman arrested after 145 pounds of marijuana found in car

Sep. 18, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Shawnee County authorities say officers arrested a 30-year-old woman after finding marijuana worth an estimated $500,000 in her car. Sheriff's Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer says the woman was stopped Tuesday on Interstate 70 in Topeka. Officers found about 145 pounds of marijuana in her car. He...