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Police investigate deadly shooting in central Topeka

Feb. 28, 2020 1:15 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old man died early Friday in a shooting in central Topeka, police said. Officers found Ja'Sean Alston of Topeka suffering from life-threatening injuries in a car about 1:30 a.m. Friday, WIBW reported. Alston was taken to a hospital, where he died. No further information was...

Woman hit by suspect fleeing from Kansas City police dies

Feb. 28, 2020 1:03 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Raytown woman whose car was hit by an allegedly drunk driver during a police chase last week has died. Kansas City police announced Friday that Rebecca White, 38, had died. She and her 3-year-old daughter were stopped at a red light on Feb. 19 when a driver fleeing from police...

Anti-abortion lobbyists from left, Brittany Jones, of the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas; Jeannette Pryor, of the Kansas Catholic Conference, and Jeanne Gawdun, of Kansans for Life, confer outside the state Senate chamber ahead of a debate on a proposed constitutional amendment on abortion, Wednesday, Jan. 29. 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. The amendment would overturn a Kansas Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Used to giving orders, Kansas abortion foes can't cut a deal

Feb. 28, 2020 11:35 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents who've become used to giving orders to Kansas lawmakers on the exact wording of new restrictions are stymied now that they face compromising to get a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state constitution on the ballot. After falling short in a House vote three...

Couple in their 80s killed in crash southwest of Wichita

Feb. 28, 2020 7:54 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a husband and wife have been killed in a crash southwest of Wichita. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened Thursday morning when 85-year-old Ira Bonebright, of Conway Springs, failed to yield while turning left on Kansas 42 in Sedgwick County. The driver...

Kansas man dies in collision with freight train, patrol says

Feb. 28, 2020 7:36 AM EST

DURHAM, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of a pickup truck has died in a collision with a freight train in central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 9 p.m. Thursday at a railroad crossing in the Marion County town of Durham. The patrol says 50-year-old Ronald Myhre, of...

Texas head coach Shaka Smart gives instructions to his team during an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in Austin, Texas, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Big 12 bubble teams have chance to help resume this weekend

Feb. 28, 2020 2:10 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND There are two intriguing games in the Big 12 on Saturday that feature teams that are likely locks for the NCAA Tournament against teams that have some work to do. The first happens in Lubbock, where Texas (17-11, 7-8) takes on No. 22...

Nursing home aims to kick out patient, daughter fights back

Feb. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Fourteen hundred miles away from her sick dad, Aliza Katz can barely eat. Her mind’s not fully on her work. She doesn’t sleep because of how worried she is over what’s happening to her father inside Village Shalom’s nursing facility in Overland Park....

Kansas earthquake era seems to be ending

Feb. 28, 2020 1:01 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — On Aug. 16, the second day of the school year, students in the Burrton district felt the shake of a 4.2 magnitude earthquake. They knew exactly what to do: hide under their desks until it stopped. It was a fairly new procedure, as the district, which is halfway between Hutchinson and...

Late basket by Burton carries Wichita St. over Temple

Feb. 27, 2020 10:28 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jamarius Burton hit a pair of foul shots with 1:48 remaining to give Wichita State the lead en route to a 72-69 win over Temple on Thursday night. Burton followed his key score with a layup with 23 seconds left to help secure the win for the Shockers. Trey Wade had a season-high 21...

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr., left, R-Olathe, speaks to reporters as Speaker Pro Tem Blaine Finch, R-Ottawa, listens, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Lawmakers have finished the first half of their annual, 90-day session and have left their first big votes on the budget, cutting income taxes and legalizing medical marijuana until the second half. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas lawmakers leave pot, tax, budget issues to 2nd half

Feb. 27, 2020 5:35 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are leaving their first big votes on the state's next annual budget, cutting income taxes and the medical use of marijuana to the second half of their annual session. The Senate hit the Legislature's annual “turnaround” deadline Thursday with a debate on...