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Haskell fees hold steady, despite switch to virtual classes

Jul. 10, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Haskell Indian Nations University students are complaining after learning they will still pay the same amount for a fee that typically covers housing, food and activities, even though classes will be taught fully online in the fall because of the coroanvirus. The Lawrence...

Kansas settles foster children civil rights lawsuit

Jul. 9, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas settled a class-action lawsuit filed by child care advocates who accused the state of not providing foster children with adequate mental health care and moving them too frequently between homes. The settlement, filed Wednesday, mandates the state stop moving foster...

Appeals court overturns murder case in Eudora shooting death

Jul. 2, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned a second-degree murder conviction and vacated the nearly 19-year sentence of a man who killed one person outside a Eurdora bar and tried to kill two others. Danny Queen, 39, of Eudora, was convicted of killing 32-year-old Bo Hopson...

NCAA case against Kansas hoops taken for independent review

Jul. 1, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA's infractions case against the University of Kansas men's basketball program has been accepted into a newly created independent investigation process that was created to handle especially complex cases. The Infractions Referral Committee said Wednesday that the case against...

University of Kansas backs away from in-person requirement

Jun. 30, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas is providing faculty more flexibility if they don't feel comfortable teaching in-person classes in the fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer said Monday that decisions on courses, how they would be...

Prosecutors file more charges against Kansas professor

Jun. 25, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas researcher accused of concealing work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas defrauded the U.S. government and the university, according to revised federal charges filed Thursday. The new indictment charges Feng “Franklin” Tao of...

6 killed in Kansas crash were finishing cross-country drive

Jun. 23, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Five family members and a longtime friend had been driving for nearly 20 hours last week when they were killed in a fiery head-on crash in Kansas less than an hour from their destination, relatives have said. Their car collided with another vehicle Thursday evening on the Kansas 10...

Man killed by Kansas officers linked to 2 Nebraska deaths

Jun. 19, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by Kansas law enforcement has also now been tied to a second homicide in Nebraska, police said Friday. Police identified the man killed Monday in Lawrence, Kansas, as 31-year-old Nicholas Hirsh, who faced a first-degree murder arrest warrant for the...

Sheriff's office: 6 killed in fiery head-on crash in Kansas

Jun. 19, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Six people were killed and one was seriously injured in a fiery head-on crash on a northeast Kansas highway, authorities said. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said the crash happened around 6:40 p.m. Thursday when a Ford Fusion and another vehicle collided on U.S. 40 southwest of...

Man killed by Kansas officers wanted in Nebraska killing

Jun. 16, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by Kansas law enforcement was wanted in a Nebraska killing. Omaha, Nebraska, police identified the man killed Monday in Lawrence, Kansas, as 31-year-old Nicholas Hirsh, a white man who faced a first-degree murder arrest warrant for the shooting death...