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Prosecutor: No charges in Black Kansas teen’s custody death

Jan. 18, 2022 13:48 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor said Tuesday that he won't file criminal charges over the death of a Black 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained facedown for more than 30 minutes following an altercation with staff at a Wichita juvenile center in September. ...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jan. 18, 2022 13:20 PM EST

Lawrence Journal-World. January 14, 2022. Editorial: Roger Marshall put Kansas in the spotlight for the wrong reasons during spat with Anthony Fauci There’s no love lost between Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., and Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute...

Kansas prosecutor says he can't file charges in death of Black 17-year-old after struggle, restraint at juvenile center

Jan. 18, 2022 13:00 PM EST
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutor says he can't file charges in death of Black 17-year-old after struggle, restraint at juvenile center.

Kansas will stop 'futile' COVID-19 contact tracing

Jan. 18, 2022 12:35 PM EST

Kansas will stop contact tracing for COVID-19 next month because it is “futile” as confirmed cases increase and the public becomes less interested in participating, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Tuesday. The change, which takes effect Feb. 1, means people...

US faces wave of omicron deaths in coming weeks, models say

Jan. 18, 2022 12:21 PM EST

The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, but COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing and modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the wave subsides in mid-March. The seven-day rolling average for daily new COVID-19...

Wichita police say 2 killed in shooting, including teen

Jan. 18, 2022 09:58 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A shooting on the south side of Wichita has left two people dead, including a 17-year-old boy, police said. The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. Monday, television station KAKE reported. Officers called to the scene found the teen and a female victim...

Allen vs. Mahomes revisited as Bills face Chiefs once more

Jan. 17, 2022 19:18 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A second consecutive postseason matchup pitting Buffalo’s Josh Allen against Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes seemed almost inevitable after two of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks met in last year’s AFC championship game. The same could not have been...

Two large Kansas school districts shuttered as COVID surges

Jan. 17, 2022 16:31 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Two large school districts in Kansas have canceled classes this week as COVID-19 cases surge among their staff and students. Olathe Public Schools and Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools canceled classes for Tuesday and Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reported....

Steelers have Harris, Smith-Schuster for playoff game in KC

Jan. 16, 2022 19:11 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers had running back Najee Harris and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster available for their wild-card playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Harris, who ran for a franchise rookie-record 1,200 yards this season,...

Asberry, Andrews rally No. 14 Baylor women past Kansas 82-79

Jan. 16, 2022 17:35 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sarah Andrews scored 25 points, Ja'Mee Asberry added 20 and they combined for the final seven points in the last 14 seconds to give No. 14 Baylor an 82-79 win over Kansas on Sunday. Asberry knocked down a second-chance 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play to pull...