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WICHITA, Kan. | Kansas deputy and suspect fatally shot during arrest

WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas sheriff’s deputy and a suspect were killed after a fight broke out as the suspect was being arrested in a rural area of Wichita, authorities say. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said Deputy Robert Kunze was shot Sunday afternoon after receiving a call about a black truck that had been … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan. | Kansas deputy and suspect fatally shot during arrest

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

Kansas News: Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Announces Kara Zeyer as Communications Director

TOPEKA, KS – Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Tuesday named Kara Zeyer as Communications Director and announced the departure of current director Kendall Marr. Kara Zeyer (formerly Kara Fullmer) began working with Governor Colyer in August of 2017 as his Deputy Communications Director when he was serving as Lt. Governor of Kansas.  She was promoted to … Continue reading Kansas News: Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer Announces Kara Zeyer as Communications Director

Kansas News: TOPEKA, Homeless Man, Robert Charles Frazier Robbed Credit Union in Topeka

TOPEKA, KAN. – A homeless man was indicted today on a federal charge of robbing a credit union in Topeka, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Robert Charles Frazier, 63, is charged with one count of robbery. The indictment alleges that on Aug. 20, 2018, he robbed the Azura Credit Union at 1129 South Kansas Ave. … Continue reading Kansas News: TOPEKA, Homeless Man, Robert Charles Frazier Robbed Credit Union in Topeka

KANSAS News: KANSAS CITY, Post Office Supervisor, Stacey L. Kampfer Sentenced for Theft of Mail

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A woman who worked as a supervisor in the post office in Shawnee Mission was sentenced Monday for stealing mail, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Stacey L. Kampfer, 40, Kansas City, Kan., was sentenced to a year on probation and ordered to pay about $785 in restitution. Kampfer pleaded guilty to … Continue reading KANSAS News: KANSAS CITY, Post Office Supervisor, Stacey L. Kampfer Sentenced for Theft of Mail

KANSAS News: Overland Park Man, Richard Armenta Sentenced For Bank Robbery

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – An Overland Park man was sentenced today to 37 months in federal prison for bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Richard Armenta, 57, Overland Park, Kan., pleaded guilty to a Nov. 24, 2017, robbery at Capital Federal Savings Bank, 9001 E. Santa Fe in Overland Park. Armenta left the bank … Continue reading KANSAS News: Overland Park Man, Richard Armenta Sentenced For Bank Robbery

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

Kansas News: Wilson County man, DeJay Lynn Schlegel, sentenced to more than 19 years for murder

FREDONIA, KS – A Wilson County man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 19 years in prison for murder, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. DeJay Lynn Schlegel, 37, of Neodesha, pleaded no contest in May to one count of reckless murder in the second degree, one count of arson, one count of interference with … Continue reading Kansas News: Wilson County man, DeJay Lynn Schlegel, sentenced to more than 19 years for murder