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Retired Kansas lawmaker, Black aviation leader, dies at 98

Nov. 26, 2021 17:43 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ulysses Lee “Rip” Gooch, who was a leader in the Black aviation industry and Kansas' oldest serving state senator when he retired at the age of 80, has died. Gooch, also a former Wichita City Council member, died on Wednesday, according to a...

Johnson, Dicker lead Texas past Kansas State 22-17

Nov. 26, 2021 17:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Roschon Johnson came to Texas as a quarterback, converted quickly to running back, and under difficult circumstances he worked at both positions on Friday. Johnson, a junior, ran for a career-best 179 yards, Cameron Dicker...

Amzil hits jumper at buzzer, Dayton beats No. 4 Kansas 74-73

Nov. 26, 2021 17:14 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Mustapha Amzil's lone basket of the game was a memorable one. Amzil hit a running jumper in the lane at the buzzer, and Dayton beat No. 4 Kansas 74-73 on Friday. Kansas’ David McCormack blocked Malachi Smith's layup...

Two dead after vehicle collides with train in eastern Kansas

Nov. 26, 2021 16:52 PM EST

SPRING HILL, Kan. (AP) — Two people are dead after their vehicle was struck by a freight train in a rural area of eastern Kansas. The crash happened around 6 p.m. Thursday in Miami County, south of the Kansas City area. Police at the scene said the vehicle and part of...

Police suspect speed, alcohol were factors in fatal wreck

Nov. 26, 2021 08:20 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say speed and alcohol use are suspected to be factors in a Thanksgiving night accident that killed a man and critically injured a woman. KSNW-TV reports that the accident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday at 13th...

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...

Agbaji scores 18 points, No. 4 Kansas tops North Texas 71-59

Nov. 25, 2021 17:36 PM EST

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji had 18 points and Christian Braun added 16 as No. 4 Kansas beat North Texas 71-59 in the first round of the ESPN Events Invitational on Thursday. Agbaji became the 63rd player to reach 1,000 points in Kansas history when he hit...

Utility commission criticizes hedge fund influence on Evergy

Nov. 25, 2021 16:39 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas utility regulators have issued an order requiring Evergy to explain and justify a plan to spend $10.4 billion on its electrical system and report quality of service measures on a quarterly basis amid concerns that the plan is designed largely to benefit a hedge...

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 state parks will offer free admission on Black Friday

Nov. 25, 2021 13:14 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — All 28 state parks in Kansas will be free to visit on Black Friday. The Kansas City Star reports that entrance fees will be waived for all visitors, including guests from out of town. “Being outside in nature does wonders...