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Ex-Kansas Senate leader pleads no contest to DUI

Oct. 25, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita Republican who once was one of the Kansas Legislature’s most powerful lawmakers pleaded no contest Monday to driving under the influence and reckless driving and will serve two days in jail. Former Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop...

Kansas lawmaker warned in past is barred from agency offices

Oct. 25, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A first-year Kansas lawmaker has been banned from a state agency's offices over alleged “disruptive, intimidating and berating behavior," eight months after receiving a written warning from a legislative committee about his conduct before taking office. ...

Allegations of police bias in Kansas yield few sanctions

Oct. 23, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement agencies have received hundreds of complaints of bias over the past 10 years, but records available to the public show only two alleging racial bias resulted in consequences for officers, an Associated Press examination of the data shows. ...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 23, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Andale 29, Wichita Collegiate 6 Andover Central 35, Arkansas City 0 Atchison 21, KC Washington 20 Attica/Argonia 58, Fairfield 8 Axtell 54, Onaga 8 BV...

Major universities require employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Oct. 22, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The three largest public universities in Kansas will require all employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 to comply with a directive from President Joe Biden. Officials with Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State all...

Man shot by law enforcement officers in Sabetha

Oct. 21, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

SABETHA, Kan. (AP) — A 38-year-old man was shot and critically injured by law enforcement officers after he fired nails at them from a nail gun, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said. The shooting happened Wednesday night in the northeast Kansas town of Sabetha after...

Third woman charged in sexual predator's escape from Larned

Oct. 19, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A third woman has been charged with helping a sexual predator escape from Larned State Hospital in June. Sydni Hartman, 29, of Larned was charged Monday with three felonies related to the escape of John Colt. She appeared in court Monday and is...

Detainee dies at Shawnee County Adult Detention Center

Oct. 19, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a jail detainee was found dead at the Shawnee County Adult Detention Center in Topeka. The Shawnee County Department of Corrections said 58-year-old Curley Charles Anderson Jr. was booked into the jail on Friday on...

Friday's Scores

Oct. 16, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Andale 65, Clearwater 6 Andover Central 27, Andover 20 Arkansas City 24, Valley Center 21 Atchison 51, KC Schlagle 22 Atchison County 14, Republic County 12 ...

KBI say it has opened 122 clergy sex abuse cases in Kansas

Oct. 15, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A task force formed three years ago to investigate clergy sexual abuse in Kansas Catholic dioceses has received 215 tips and opened 122 cases, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Robert Jacobs, executive officer of the KBI, reported on...