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Omicron drives US deaths higher than in fall's delta wave

Jan. 28, 2022 16:50 PM EST

Omicron, the highly contagious coronavirus variant sweeping across the country, is driving the daily American death toll higher than during last fall's delta wave, with deaths likely to keep rising for days or even weeks. The seven-day rolling average for daily new COVID-19 deaths in...

Kansas Supreme Court takes no action against former judge

Jan. 28, 2022 15:57 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday it would take no further action against a former county judge who sent nude photos of himself to a online site of swingers. The court accepted a disciplinary panel’s ruling that former Russell County Magistrate Judge Marty...

Kansas lawmaker charged with traffic violations but not DUI

Jan. 28, 2022 15:13 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state legislator has been charged with two traffic violations over his late November arrest on Interstate 70 in northeast Kansas but not with driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, the potential crime initially listed by the Highway Patrol. ...

Sedgwick County sued for racial discrimination

Jan. 28, 2022 12:09 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Sedgwick County employee alleges in a lawsuit that his coworkers called him the “colored guy” and sang spirituals from the slavery era while he worked as a bridge crewman. David Partridge, who is described in court documents as a biracial Black...

Bob Dole's burial Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery

Jan. 28, 2022 11:33 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The late Bob Dole, a former U.S. Senate majority leader and Republican presidential nominee also celebrated as a World War II hero, will be buried with military honors Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery. The foundation named for his widow, former Cabinet...

Blue bloods showdown: No. 12 Kentucky visits No. 5 Kansas

Jan. 28, 2022 10:38 AM EST

A look at the weekend action around the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 12 Kentucky(16-4) visits fifth-ranked Kansas (17-2) to highlight a Southeastern Conference slate that's mostly comprised of games in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Kentucky rebounded...

Officials identify woman killed in El Dorado house fire

Jan. 28, 2022 09:22 AM EST

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Officials in south-central Kansas have identified a woman killed in a house fire earlier this week. Rebecca Switzer, 71, of El Dorado, died in the Tuesday fire, television station KSNW reported. The fire was reported around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday...

UK vs KU: Blueblood showdown highlights Big 12-SEC Challenge

Jan. 28, 2022 02:11 AM EST

A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND The marquee game of the Big 12-SEC Challenge usually involves Kentucky or Kansas. This year, it involves both. The No. 12 Wildcats head to historic Allen Fieldhouse on...

SC, Stanford, NC St, Tennessee projected top women's seeds

Jan. 27, 2022 19:54 PM EST

South Carolina, Stanford, North Carolina State and Tennessee would be the top seeds if the women’s NCAA Tournament began now. The NCAA selection committee revealed the teams in line for the top 16 seeds, although none of Thursday night's games were factored into the reveal. ...

Kansas moves to offer $1B or more in breaks for big project

Jan. 27, 2022 18:22 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is moving quickly to offer $1 billion or more in tax breaks and other incentives in hopes of landing what officials promise is an investment of up to $4 billion in an undisclosed project by a still-unidentified company. But supporters of a bill that...