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Wichita State hires ORU's Paul Mills to lead hoops program

Mar. 22, 2023 16:58 PM EDT

Wichita State hired Paul Mills away from Oral Roberts on Wednesday to turn around its languishing men's basketball program, landing what has been one of the hottest names among mid-major coaches. The 50-year-old Mills led the the Golden Eagles to two of the past three NCAA...

Arizona, Virginia add to reputations for March sadness

Mar. 17, 2023 06:01 AM EDT

Arizona and Virginia rightfully lay claim to proud college basketball traditions, whether you're talking about the Wildcats winning the national championship in 1997, the Cavaliers doing it 22 years later or the many stars the programs have sent to the NBA and overseas. They also...

Kansas 'school choice' backers struggle to get past governor

Mar. 15, 2023 21:16 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Conservative Republicans in Kansas hoping to earmark state education dollars for helping parents pay for private schooling are struggling to win over enough rural and moderate GOP colleagues to get a law enacted, in sharp contrast to debates in neighboring states. ...

City of Wichita settles fatal SWAT shooting for $5 million

Mar. 14, 2023 16:12 PM EDT

The city of Wichita on Tuesday approved a $5 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer during a hoax call in 2017. The settlement will go to the two children of 28-year-old Andrew Finch, who was shot by officer Justin...

Porter leads Wichita State to 69-49 romp over South Florida

Mar. 05, 2023 16:37 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Craig Porter Jr. scored 24 points and Wichita State rolled to a 69-49 victory over South Florida on Sunday. Porter also had five rebounds, five assists, and five blocks for the Shockers (16-14, 9-9 American Athletic Conference). Xavier Bell scored 11 points....

Man sentenced for shooting at police during Wichita protests

Feb. 28, 2023 17:42 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who prosecutors say fired at police during racial injustice protests in 2020 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Henry Parker, 30, was sentenced Monday on 21 counts, including aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer. ...

Porter's triple-double leads Wichita State past Tulane 83-76

Feb. 26, 2023 17:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Craig Porter Jr. had a triple-double, Jaron Pierre Jr. scored 28 points, and Wichita State defeated Tulane 83-76 on Sunday. Porter had 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, and three steals. He joined Fred Van Vleet as the only Wichita State players with a...

Davis scores 19, Memphis beats Wichita State 83-78

Feb. 23, 2023 22:06 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kendric Davis scored 19 points to help short-handed Memphis defeat Wichita State 83-78 on Thursday night. DeAndre Williams had 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three blocks for the Tigers (21-7, 11-4 American Athletic Conference). Damaria Franklin...

Curo Group: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 23, 2023 06:17 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Curo Group Holdings Corp. (CURO) on Thursday reported a loss of $186.4 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Wichita, Kansas-based company said it had a loss of $4.60. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came...

Amid probe, Kansas lawmakers move to overhaul ethics agency

Feb. 22, 2023 12:53 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' ethics commission has been investigating Republican campaign activities for at least a year, and the GOP-controlled Legislature is moving to reduce the agency's power and legalize practices apparently under scrutiny. Republicans backing a bill to...