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Kansas shakes up coaching staff after 2-10 finish to season

Nov. 29, 2021 16:36 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas defensive line coach Kwahn Drake and cornerback coach Chevis Jackson were fired Monday, two days after the Jayhawks finished their first season under Lance Leipold with a competitive loss to bowl-bound West Virginia. Jordan Peterson and...

Embattled Kansas lawmaker arrested for second time in month

Nov. 29, 2021 14:56 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 21-year-old embattled Kansas lawmaker was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving — his second arrest in less than a month — and is facing fresh calls for his resignation or removal from office. A Kansas trooper arrested Aaron Coleman around...

West Virginia holds off Kansas 34-28 to become bowl-eligible

Nov. 27, 2021 23:13 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia will finish its season in a bowl game. Sure beats Saturday night inside mostly empty Memorial Stadium in Kansas. Jarret Doege threw for 170 yards and three touchdowns, Leddie Brown ran for 156 yards and another...

West Virginia's bowl hopes resting on trip to Kansas

Nov. 26, 2021 03:17 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — West Virginia has gone through a rollercoaster of a season that includes soaring wins over Virginia Tech and Iowa State and crushing losses to Maryland and Texas Tech, and it all leaves the Mountaineers with everything on the line Saturday. Knock...

Kansas Supreme Court takes up overturned day care death case

Nov. 25, 2021 14:07 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has agreed to consider an appeals court decision overturning the conviction of a day care worker in the death of a 9-month-old. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is...

Kansas regulators want answers on Evergy's planned projects

Nov. 24, 2021 12:21 PM EST

Kansas energy regulators are asking whether billions of dollars in planned energy projects by a company serving 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri will lead to unnecessary electric rate increases. The Kansas Corporation Commission on Tuesday ordered Evergy to...

Women who drove into protesters in Lawrence give probation

Nov. 19, 2021 17:52 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of driving a vehicle into protesters in downtown Lawrence has been placed on six months probation after reaching a plea deal this week. Lynda C. Kitsmiller, also known as Lynda Muncy, of Lawrence, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor...

Agbaji scores 25 as No. 3 Kansas beats Stony Brook 88-59

Nov. 18, 2021 22:37 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bill Self knew that Ochai Agbaji was within one point of 1,000 for his career, so the Kansas coach reminded his star player of the milestone in the gentlest way possible during a late timeout against Stony Brook. “Coach told me that if I didn't...

Prescott, Cowboys say lesson learned as Mahomes, Chiefs loom

Nov. 15, 2021 12:59 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys believe they are the team that blew out Atlanta, not the one that was dominated by double-digit underdog Denver when a six-game winning streak ended. Tied for the fewest losses in the NFC (and the NFL), the...

Taxed Lawrence school staff get longer Thanksgiving break

Nov. 13, 2021 14:09 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Another Kansas school district is extending its Thanksgiving break to a full week to give overwhelmed staff a reprieve. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the school board approved a plan Friday to turn Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 — a Monday and a...