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Kansas federal judge reprimanded over harassment resigns

Feb. 18, 2020 5:32 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas who was publicly reprimanded for sexually harassing female employees and having an extramarital affair with an offender resigned on Tuesday, saying he could no longer effectively serve on the court. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia, who was based in Kansas...

Principal: Crossing guard fatally struck by car saved 2 kids

Feb. 18, 2020 5:01 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal said. The guard was struck early Tuesday near Christ the King Parish School in Kansas City, Kansas, and died later at a hospital....

University of Kansas to close older Oliver residence hall

Feb. 18, 2020 11:22 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas will close a residence hall that opened in 1996 because the cost of renovations is prohibitive and the school's nine other residence halls are not full. The university said Friday it has shelved plans to renovate Oliver Hall, which has been closed since the...

Kansas Marine killed during island battle in WWII identified

Feb. 18, 2020 9:58 AM EST

SILVERDALE, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a Kansas Marine who died in World War II fighting in the Gilbert Islands have been identified. U.S. Marines Corps Reserve Pfc Raymond Warren was 21 when he was killed in 1943 during the Battle of Tarawa. After his burial site was discovered in 2015, his nephew,...

Case for Kansas priest's sainthood could soon advance

Feb. 18, 2020 9:11 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An effort to have a Kansas priest who died in a North Korean prison camp reach sainthood could take an important step forward next month. The Wichita Eagle reports that a panel of archbishops and cardinals will meet March 10 to vote on whether Emil Kapaun is worthy of the title of...

Recent Kansas editorials

Feb. 18, 2020 9:10 AM EST

The Kansas City Star, Feb. 16 What if your loved one’s final resting place wasn’t as restful as promised? What if a bulldozer nearby gave way to new building construction? That could be the case for families all across Kansas if a bill before the Legislature uproots decades, indeed centuries, of...

Police: Shooting at Kansas vape store was accidental

Feb. 18, 2020 7:52 AM EST

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have determined that a shooting at a suburban Kansas City store that sells e-cigarettes was accidental. Police in Shawnee, Kansas, said in a news release that officers responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The release says officers determined there was an...

Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) steals the ball from Iowa State guard Prentiss Nixon (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dotson's 29 points lead No. 3 Kansas past Iowa State, 91-71

Feb. 17, 2020 11:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson had watched Iowa State torch the nets in Allen Fieldhouse long enough, so the do-everything Kansas guard began raining down 3-pointers and getting to the rim in what started out as a one-man scoring showcase. The rest of the third-ranked Jayhawks eventually followed his...

Police say man run over and killed near Topeka walking trail

Feb. 17, 2020 6:36 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police said a man died Monday after being run over by a vehicle, which then left the scene. The driver was later located and was being questioned by police, Lt. Manny Munoz said. Witnesses called authorities to report hearing an argument and then seeing a vehicle run over a...

Topeka man arrested in human trafficking investigation

Feb. 17, 2020 5:50 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man was arrested Monday for suspected sex crimes after an eight-month human trafficking investigation. Authorities said the investigation was continuing and more arrests are expected. No further information was released. Michael Anderson, 54, of Topeka, was arrested by Kansas...