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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...

Kansas City looking for new homes for some city inmates

Dec. 5, 2019 3:26 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — About 110 Kansas City inmates housed in a rehabilitation center since this summer will be moved to new facilities because the center will lose its insurance in January. The city has been using Heartland Center for Behavioral Change as a jail since the Jackson County Detention...

New law school approved for Washburn University

Dec. 5, 2019 12:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Washburn University School of Law will be getting a new home. Washburn's Board of Regents on Wednesday approved the plan for a $33 million building on the Topeka campus. WIBW reports the university will begin working on the plans immediately. A completion date is not yet set. The...

Man dies in central Kansas duplex fire

Dec. 5, 2019 12:48 PM EST

MARION, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a deadly fire at a duplex in central Kansas. Police in Marion say the west side of the duplex was fully engulfed in flames when officers responded shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Once the fire was under control, a man was found inside the structure. The man...

Textron Aviation announces layoffs, most in Wichita

Dec. 5, 2019 12:17 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Textron Aviation says the company is laying off an undisclosed number of workers, with most of the layoffs at its headquarters in Wichita. The company announced the layoffs Thursday but did not say how many employees would be affected. Company spokeswoman Stephanie Harder said in a...

No. 20 Colorado tops Loyola-Marymount 76-64 to stay unbeaten

Dec. 5, 2019 2:05 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado found out what it's like to get someone's best shot. Now the Buffaloes are ready to take theirs against a storied program. D'Shawn Schwartz had a season-high 16 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer late, and No. 20 Colorado withstood another upset scare Wednesday night...

No. 7 Baylor rebounds from loss, beats Georgia 72-38

Dec. 4, 2019 10:59 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Queen Egbo had 20 points and 11 rebounds as No. 7 Baylor rebounded from its first loss in nearly a year with a 72-38 win over Georgia on Wednesday night. The defending national champion Lady Bears (8-1) had won 36 in a row overall before their loss Saturday night to then-No. 5 South...

Kansas GOP congressman faces probe of voter registration

Dec. 4, 2019 7:51 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities plan to investigate whether a freshman Kansas congressman broke state laws by listing a UPS Inc. store as his address on a voter registration form and for obtaining a mail-in ballot in a November election. The questions about Rep. Steve Watkins come as some fellow...

After long debate, Olathe OKs nondiscrimination ordinance

Dec. 4, 2019 4:12 PM EST

After months of debate, the Olathe City Council approved a nondiscrimination ordinance that provides protections for LGBTQ residents. After Tuesday's vote, Olathe became the last major city in Johnson County to adopt an ordinance that prohibits discrimination such as being denied housing, employment or services...

Railroad worker killed in accident in Wichita

Dec. 4, 2019 1:06 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 46-year-old man from McPherson died after being run over by a train car while helping to move trains in Wichita, police said. The man was struck and killed Tuesday evening at a Union Pacific facility. Police spokesman Charley Davidson said employees were moving trains when the man...