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Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the girlfriend of a man who wounded two Kansas law enforcements officers, killed his father and then killed himself this spring. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that 27-year-old Erin Baker, of Ellinwood, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion...

Fleeing Kansas driver accused of hitting 5 vehicles

Sep. 20, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a fleeing driver rammed five vehicles before crashing in Wichita. KSNW-TV reports that police responded Thursday night in nearby Andover after someone reported that a truck with a trailer was running into cars in a parking lot. Andover police Lt. Don Roberson say police...

West Virginia, Kansas try to build off wins in Big 12 opener

Sep. 20, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Progress can happen rapidly when a new coaching staff is trying to rebuild a football program. Neal Brown and Les Miles took that notion to the extreme. After watching West Virginia get dominated by Missouri on the road, Brown spent last week on the sideline as his Mountaineers ran...

Birthing Center celebrates 25 years at Kansas State Fair

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — For a quarter of a century, fairgoers at the Kansas State Fair witnessed the birth of chicks, lambs, calves and piglets. Veterinarians, veterinary students and FFA volunteers watch over the mothers and babies, as well as explain the miracle of life to visitors of all ages at the...

Master printer helps Kansas City artists look their best

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Sims is a bit emotional. As he prepares to celebrate 40 years of working with an array of acclaimed artists, the master printer admits it's overwhelming. "Huge memories, yeah," Sims said, shaking his head. "The biggest memories are the relationships with the artists, many of...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Dozens of cats discovered in Augusta 'hoarder home'

Sep. 19, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Kan. (AP) — The Butler County Sheriff's says at least 60 cats — some of them dead— were removed from a home in Augusta. Sheriff Kelly Herzet says crews cleared the animals from the home Thursday. He said a dead and decaying dog was found inside the house and it's possible more...

West Virginia, K-State and Kansas coming off big wins

Sep. 19, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia, Kansas State and Kansas were supposed to occupy the Big 12 basement, at least according to the preseason poll. Big wins last weekend over fellow Power Five schools stirred up some much-needed optimism among the Mountaineers, Wildcats and Jayhawks with Big 12 play on the...

Police: 2 stole life-sized cutout of QB Mahomes, crashed car

Sep. 19, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Two suspects are being penalized after they allegedly stole a life-sized cutout of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, then crashed their getaway car. Lawrence police spokesman Patrick Compton says a man and woman grabbed the cutout at a McDonald's restaurant Monday, ran...

Standards changes mean more will qualify for Kansas colleges

Sep. 19, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More students will qualify for Kansas public universities under new admission standards approved by the state Board of Regents. The board voted unanimously Wednesday to eliminate a rule that required high school students to take specific courses in English, math and science before...