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State universities won't hike tuition for Kansas undergrads

Jun. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State universities will not increase tuition this fall for undergraduate students from Kansas, but the board overseeing higher education boosted rates for other students Wednesday. Kansas Board of Regents members said they focused on helping undergraduate students from inside the state...

ACLU attacks restrictions on protests in Kansas Statehouse

Jun. 19, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge Wednesday to make it easier to protest inside the Kansas Statehouse, as some members of the Republican-controlled Legislature worry that liberal demonstrators have become increasingly disruptive. An ACLU lawsuit challenges rules...

APNewsBreak: Man 'mad as hell' Kansas shuts racial bias case

Jun. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A black man who was detained by police while moving into his home said Wednesday that Kansas regulators investigated his racial bias complaint and closed the case with no further action. "I'm mad as hell," Karle Robinson told The Associated Press of the letter that he shared with the...

Affidavit: Meth-filled revenge plot led to deadly stabbing

Jun. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Court records say a man charged with helping his girlfriend fatally stab her ex-stepfather told Wichita police that the couple was seeking revenge because of past sexual abuse. The Wichita Eagle reports that an affidavit was unsealed Tuesday in the case against 24-year-old Micaela...

Wichita State has groundbreaking for student-athlete center

Jun. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita State's new center for student-athletes is one step closer to reality. The school held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for its $13.8 million Student-Athlete Success Center close to where it will be constructed near Koch Arena. The Wichita Eagle reports the 36,000-square-foot,...

Police say man's death in Topeka considered a homicide

Jun. 19, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say the death of a man whose body was found inside a home is being investigated as a homicide. The victim, 36-year-old John Waller, of Topeka, was found dead Monday at a central Topeka house. Police Lt. Andrew Beightel said in a news release that evidence at the scene and...

Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that...

The Latest: Lucas defeats Justus to become Kansas City mayor

Jun. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed that Kansas...

Mother accused of false Father's Day claim arrested

Jun. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman who is accused of making false accusations about her daughter's father that prompted a search for him on Father's Day. The Wichita Eagle reports that 34-year-old Ronetta Ann Clement was arrested Monday and booked into Sedgwick County Jail on suspicion...

Wichita businessman spared prison in gambling case

Jun. 18, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal magistrate spared a Wichita businessman prison time after he pleaded guilty Tuesday for his role in concealing the transfer of betting information from illegal poker games. Brandon Steven, 45, was sentenced to three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He...