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K-State's Skylar Thompson emerges from football doldrums

Aug. 21, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Skylar Thompson has spent much of the past two seasons at Kansas State in the training room, using most of his free time in between starts to nurse a variety of nagging injuries. That doesn't include the whiplash, either. Thompson was thrust onto the field, then yanked right off, so...

Sedgwick County bans wind farms, restricts commercial solar

Aug. 21, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Commissioners in Kansas' second most populous county have banned large-scale wind power development because of concerns that it could harm aviation. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Sedgwick County Commissioner also approved restrictions Wednesday on commercial solar power...

24 cattle killed when tractor-trailer overturns near Emporia

Aug. 21, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer hauling cattle overturned south of Emporia, killing two dozen of the animals. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Wallace says the driver was transporting the cattle to Arkansas City to be slaughtered when he fell asleep just after midnight Wednesday...

Adult charges to be sought against 17-year-old in killing

Aug. 21, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors want a 17-year-old to face adult charges in a Topeka shooting that left an 18-year-old woman dead. WIBW-TV reports that the teen suspect faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of Ashley Usher. She was found Saturday afternoon inside a house suffering from a gunshot...

New coaches at Kansas, K-State are studies in contrast

Aug. 21, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About the only thing the football programs at Kansas and Kansas State have had in common much of the past three decades is the often desolate stretch of Interstate 70 that connects them. The Jayhawks have the proud tradition of John Riggins and Gale Sayers, yet recent success has been...

Family of slain Kansas inmate files federal lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The family of a slain Kansas inmate filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging a systemic disregard for the health and safety of prisoners housed at the Meade County jail. The complaint filed in U.S. District Court stems from the Aug. 29, 2017, death of Joshua DeVilbiss by another...

Schmitt withdraws First Amendment argument in lawsuit

Aug. 20, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Tuesday withdrew a legal brief he had filed in a defamation lawsuit arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records concerning private citizens that were requested by the plaintiff's attorney. Schmidt originally...

Wichita woman charged with murder in 2-year-old son's death

Aug. 20, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 23-year-old Wichita woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old son. Kimberly Compass was charged Tuesday in the death of Zayden JayNesahkluah, whose body was found May 31 at a Wichita motel. Authorities have not said how Zayden died. The Wichita...

Hamilton on joining Braves: 'It's like Christmas again'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Billy Hamilton feels like Christmas came early. After being let go by one of baseball's worst teams, Hamilton joined the first-place Atlanta Braves on Tuesday to help with their push for the playoffs. "It's a great feeling," Hamilton said in the clubhouse at SunTrust Park before the opener...

The Latest: Schmitt withdraws First Amendment motion

Aug. 20, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt arguing the First Amendment allows him to withhold some public records in a lawsuit (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has withdrawn a legal brief he filed arguing that the First Amendment...