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U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., talks to the crowd in front of photo of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett while attending a Concerned Women for America event outside a gun store in Kansas City, Kan. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Marshall is facing stiff competition from state Sen. Barbara Bollier in the race to fill an open Senate seat in Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Staffer for GOP nominee in Kansas Senate race has COVID-19

Oct. 27, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A staffer on Republican Roger Marshall's campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas has tested positive for the coronavirus. Marshall's campaign confirmed Tuesday that the staffer tested positive last week after experiencing mild symptoms and self-quarantining. Marshall chief of...

KC sees record virus deaths; St. Louis hospitals filling

Oct. 27, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis hospitals are filling up with coronavirus patients at an alarming rate, and experts say many of those patients are coming from other areas of the state. Meanwhile, the Kansas City area over the past week recorded its highest number of deaths over a one-week period, with more than...

Topeka long-term care facility hit with virus cases

Oct. 27, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Nursing homes are facing an increasing strain combatting the coronvirus as cases rise statewide and residents and families grow distressed about limits on visits. One of the latest outbreaks has infected 12 residents and employees at the Topeka Presbyterian Manor, The Topeka...

Patrol says weather a factor in fatal central Kansas crash

Oct. 27, 2020 8:51 AM EDT

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Snowy, icy weather conditions were a factor in a crash near Newton that killed a Goddard man, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. The crash happened Monday night at U.S. Highway 50 and Emma Creek Road, west of Newton in Harvey County, television station KAKE reported. Investigators...

Police investigate Kansas woman's death as homicide

Oct. 27, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a home in Kansas City, Kansas, as a homicide, officials said. Family members of the woman found her body on Monday afternoon and called authorities, police said. Arriving officers found a woman in her late 30s...

Davids, Adkins trade shots in debate for Kansas House seat

Oct. 26, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids and Republican challenger Amanda Adkins on Monday sought to portray each other as too extreme to represent a heavily suburban Kansas City area swing district as they debated how to respond to the coronavirus and calls for police reform. Davids...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2020, file photo, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly walks toward a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas' coronavirus positivity rate has climbed above 20%, even as one top GOP lawmaker pushed back against Democratic Gov. Kelly's call for a statewide mask mandate to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)-

Kansas sets new COVID marks; governor to push mask mandate

Oct. 26, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported record highs for its seven-day rolling averages of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she was considering calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session to impose a statewide mask...

Woman charged with making false rape report files lawsuit

Oct. 26, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman who was charged with filing a false report of rape is suing the city of Lawrence, several police officers and the University of Kansas. The woman reported the rape to Lawrence police in September 2018 but later decided she did not want to press charges. She was charged in...

Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler (13) falls as Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu intercepts a pass during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Broncos: we have the right guys to straighten things out

Oct. 26, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos went into the weekend feeling good about having closed in on the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. One afternoon in the snow proved emphatically otherwise. The Broncos (2-4) have a long way to go to catch up to Kansas City after they were throttled by the...

Father of 2 slain Kansas boys has been in midst of divorce

Oct. 26, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of abducting his two daughters from a Kansas home where their two brothers were killed has been going through a divorce with the children’s mother, authorities said Monday. Maj. James Sherley, of the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Department, said 40-year-old...