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WICHITA, Kan | Kansas man gets 109 years for abuse and killing of toddler

WICHITA, Kan — A Kansas man convicted of abusing and killing his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son before encasing the boy’s body in concrete in their rental home’s garage was sentenced Monday to more than 100 years in prison. Judge Steve Ternes sentenced Stephen Bodine to 109 years and six months after telling him during the hearing … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Kansas man gets 109 years for abuse and killing of toddler

LAWRENCE, Kan | No. 1 KU tops No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Final Four rematch

LAWRENCE, Kan— Lagerald Vick had never watched last season’s Final Four loss to Villanova before this week, when top-ranked Kansas had to endure every minute of it while prepping for Saturday’s game against the Wildcats. “We watched it for like, a week straight,” Vick said. “It was definitely hard.” He’ll have better memories of the … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan | No. 1 KU tops No. 17 Villanova 74-71 in Final Four rematch

MANHATTAN, Kan | K-State coach Snyder retiring after 27 seasons, 215 wins

MANHATTAN, Kan — Bill Snyder already was considered the architect of the greatest turnaround in college football history before he decided to return from a three-year retirement to resurrect Kansas State again. Now, the 79-year-old coach is heading back into retirement. Snyder decided to step away Sunday after 27 seasons on the sideline, ending a … Continue reading MANHATTAN, Kan | K-State coach Snyder retiring after 27 seasons, 215 wins

MANHATTAN, Kan | AP source: K-State coach Snyder retiring after 27 seasons

MANHATTAN, Kan— Bill Snyder already was considered the architect of the greatest turnaround in college football history before he decided to return from a three-year retirement to resurrect Kansas State again. Now, the 79-year-old coach is heading back into retirement. Snyder decided to step away Sunday after 27 seasons on the sideline, a person familiar … Continue reading MANHATTAN, Kan | AP source: K-State coach Snyder retiring after 27 seasons

LAWRENCE, Kan | Hat is back: Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan  — Les Miles is headed back to the Big 12 and another massive rebuilding job, this time taking on the downtrodden program at Kansas in a splashy hire aimed at energizing a weary fan base. The deal was finalized shortly before Miles arrived at the airport in nearby Topeka on Sunday. Miles signed … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan | Hat is back: Miles signs 5-year contract to coach Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan | Kobach legacy on voter ID laws at issue in other Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan  — The Democrat running to replace Kris Kobach as Kansas secretary of state is trying to get voters to repudiate Kobach’s political legacy of tough voter identification laws as Kobach runs for governor. Brian McClendon is a former Google and Uber executive who would break with Kobach’s policies if elected secretary of state. … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Kobach legacy on voter ID laws at issue in other Kansas race

VICTORIA, Kan | Ex-cardinal accused of sex abuse living near Kansas school

VICTORIA, Kan — The friary in remote western Kansas that is now home to a disgraced former U.S. cardinal removed from ministry by Pope Francis over allegations of sexual abuse is just one block from an elementary school. The Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., confirmed in a statement Friday that ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick is living at … Continue reading VICTORIA, Kan | Ex-cardinal accused of sex abuse living near Kansas school

TOPEKA, Kan | Immigration tricky issue in tight Kansas congressional race

TOPEKA, Kan — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder and his Democratic challenger are having a hard time keeping their political footing on immigration issues, complicating their efforts to win a competitive swing House district in Kansas that President Donald Trump narrowly lost. Yoder is under pressure from the right despite an endorsement from Trump, and he … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Immigration tricky issue in tight Kansas congressional race

TOPEKA, Kan | GOP makes Pelosi issue even for Democrats who keep distance

TOPEKA, Kan  — Paul Davis kicked off a promising Democratic campaign to flip a GOP-leaning Kansas congressional district with a pledge to oppose Nancy Pelosi’s return as House speaker. It didn’t change the GOP’s strategy for keeping the seat: Republicans have branded him a “Pelosi liberal.” Davis is among dozens of Democratic candidates across the … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | GOP makes Pelosi issue even for Democrats who keep distance

WICHITA, Kan | Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

WICHITA, Kan — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer conceded Tuesday evening in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary, saying he would endorse Secretary of State Kris Kobach a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount. Colyer accepted defeat after a review of some provisional ballots from most Kansas counties failed to … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

WICHITA, Kan. | Kobach widens lead over governor in Kansas GOP primary

WICHITA, Kan.  — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach slightly widened his lead Tuesday over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the tight Republican race for governor after the state’s second largest county released its count of provisional ballots. The counting began Monday in the contentious Aug. 7 Republican primary. The work is expected to stretch out … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan. | Kobach widens lead over governor in Kansas GOP primary

WITCHITA, Kan | Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

WITCHITA, Kan — Kansas election officials began reviewing some 9,000 provisional ballots Monday from the state’s tight GOP primary for governor as the two candidates appeared to dig in for a long and potentially nasty legal fight that could take weeks to play out. Secretary of State Kris Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by a … Continue reading WITCHITA, Kan | Kansas GOP governor candidates dig in for long ballot fight

TOPEKA, Kan | Vote counting in Kansas GOP primary race enters final stage

TOPEKA, Kan  — County election officials across Kansas are set to begin reviewing provisional ballots to arrive at final official vote totals in the tight Republican primary for governor. Secretary of State Kris Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by 110 votes out of 313,000-plus cast after late mail-in ballots from all 105 counties were added … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Vote counting in Kansas GOP primary race enters final stage

TOPEKA, Kan. | Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

TOPEKA, Kan. — The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. Secretary of State Kris Kobach leads Gov. Jeff Colyer by 110 votes out of 313,000-plus cast after late mail-in ballots from all … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

TOPEKA, Kan | Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

TOPEKA, Kan — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state’s top elections official Friday until his hotly contested primary challenge to Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but rejected Colyer’s accusations that the advice he has been giving local election officials on handling ballots violates state law. Kobach said … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas governor questions opponent’s role in vote counting

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Friday that he believes Secretary of State Kris Kobach has told counties as part of his job as the state’s top elections official not to accept some legitimate ballots in their hotly contested Republican primary race. Colyer, who already has accused Kobach of giving county election officials … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas governor questions opponent’s role in vote counting

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kobach’s take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan. — At a parade this summer, candidate for governor Kris Kobach rode a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on it. When some people complained the stunt scared children, Kobach, Kansas’ secretary of state, mockingly called the reaction a “snowflake meltdown.” And he kept on riding the vehicle in other parades, posting … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kobach’s take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas governor’s aide: Kobach promise on count not enough

TOPEKA, Kan.— A top aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer said Friday that Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s promise to remove himself from further vote counting in their hotly contested Republican primary race is not enough and Kobach must stop advising local officials who’ll do the actual work. Colyer spokesman Kendall Marr reiterated the governor’s … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | Kansas governor’s aide: Kobach promise on count not enough

TOPEKA, Kan. | APNewsBreak: Kobach’s lead in Kansas race falls to 91 votes

TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary has shrunk to only 91 votes after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county’s results in the state’s tally of votes. The lead is minuscule when compared with the 311,000 votes cast. The final, … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan. | APNewsBreak: Kobach’s lead in Kansas race falls to 91 votes

WICHITA, Kan. | Kansas’ most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas’ most populous county left the rest of the state waiting nearly 13 hours until Wednesday morning for complete primary election results that proved to be pivotal in a high profile and close Republican race for governor — the second consecutive major election fumble by the affluent Kansas City-area county. “I’m embarrassed … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan. | Kansas’ most populous county fumbles 2nd major election

TOPEKA, Kan | Democrats pick gay, Native American nominee in Kansas 3rd

TOPEKA, Kan— Sharice Davids shattered the mold for a congressional primary winner from ruby red Kansas on Wednesday, becoming the state’s first Native American and gay nominee for Congress. The 38-year-old attorney and activist prevailed in a close six-candidate Democratic primary Tuesday and will face four-term Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder. Democrats are targeting Yoder this … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Democrats pick gay, Native American nominee in Kansas 3rd

TOPEKA, Kan | Kansas GOP gubernatorial primary remains too close to call

TOPEKA, Kan — Immigration hardliner Kris Kobach led Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer by less than 200 votes Wednesday following the state’s Republican primary election for governor, and it will be days before the race is settled. The election is a test of whether President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Kobach could help the secretary of state … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Kansas GOP gubernatorial primary remains too close to call

TOPEKA, Kan | Kansas Democrats try to end losing streak with rural appeal

TOPEKA, Kan — Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and the pressure to break it has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win the governor’s race this year. Democrats nationally are hoping that dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Kansas Democrats try to end losing streak with rural appeal

TOPEKA, Kan | Even in GOP bastion Kansas, 2 congressional seats in play

TOPEKA, Kan. — Competitive races for two of Kansas’ four U.S. House seats are making Republicans sweat to keep their all-GOP state delegation, a twist in a state where President Donald Trump won by nearly 21 points and a leading candidate for governor is gun-rights and immigration hardliner Kris Kobach. In one case, the Republican … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kan | Even in GOP bastion Kansas, 2 congressional seats in play

SALINA, Kan | Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Illegal immigration is a key issue for Kansas Republicans as their primary contest for governor grows increasingly contentious. Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a hardliner who has advised President Donald Trump. He made potential state initiatives against illegal immigration an important theme during a debate Saturday in Salina. He’s trying … Continue reading SALINA, Kan | Immigration key issue in rough GOP race for Kansas governor

KANSAS CITY, Kan | Inmate charged with capital murder in Kansas deputy deaths

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 30-year-old inmate was charged Friday with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two Kansas sheriff’s deputies who were overpowered by him while they were trying to move him between a courthouse and jail. Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree announced that his office charged Antoine Fielder with two … Continue reading KANSAS CITY, Kan | Inmate charged with capital murder in Kansas deputy deaths

WICHITA, Kan | Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state voters. The complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas alleges “reckless maintenance” … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Lawsuit claims Kansas official exposed private voter data

LAWRENCE, Kan. | Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Democratic Party is calling for its lone candidate for state attorney general to drop out of the race because of a poster in her law office showing the superhero Wonder Woman pulling a lasso around a police officer’s neck. Lawrence attorney Sarah Swain apologized amid the resignation call from … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan. | Candidate criticized for poster of Wonder Woman lassoing cop

WICHITA, Kan | Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications for voting rights. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote