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TOPEKA, Kansas | Kansas officials seek altered US flag’s removal from museum

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer and a top GOP rival called Thursday for the University of Kansas to remove an altered U.S. flag from its campus completely rather than showing it in an art museum after complaints prompted an end to its being displayed publicly outside. Colyer and other Republicans saw flying the … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kansas | Kansas officials seek altered US flag’s removal from museum

TOPEKA, Kansas | Anti-abortion past haunts Kansas Democratic governor hopeful

TOPEKA, Kan.  — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy‘s retirement is giving the Kansas governor’s race an odd twist by complicating the bid of a major Democratic candidate who’s trying to rebuild his party’s brand with rural voters but is hindered by his anti-abortion past. Former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty argues that Democrats can’t … Continue reading TOPEKA, Kansas | Anti-abortion past haunts Kansas Democratic governor hopeful

Kansas News: TOPEKA, Indictment: Developer of Oread Hotel Collected $400,000+ in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

TOPEKA, KAN. – The developer of the Oread Hotel and his bookkeeper were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of scheming to collect more than $400,000 in fraudulent tax refunds from the City of Lawrence. Thomas S. Fritzel, 52, Lawrence, Kan., and Keela Lam, 46, Lawrence, Kan., are charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud … Continue reading Kansas News: TOPEKA, Indictment: Developer of Oread Hotel Collected $400,000+ in Fraudulent Tax Refunds

Kansas News: Topeka Man, George Bernard Phelps Sentenced For Robbing Health Club

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison for robbing a health club, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. George Bernard Phelps, III, 31, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. In his plea, he admitted that on Nov. 24, 2017, he and another man robbed the … Continue reading Kansas News: Topeka Man, George Bernard Phelps Sentenced For Robbing Health Club

Kansas News: TOPEKA,Five Massage Parlor Operators Were Engaged in Prostitution

TOPEKA, KAN. – Three indictments were unsealed today alleging massage parlors in Topeka and Lawrence were fronts for prostitution, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Five people were charged in federal grand jury indictments alleging prostitution businesses generated millions of dollars in revenue. Charges included conspiracy, interstate racketeering, bank fraud and money laundering. Defendants charged include: … Continue reading Kansas News: TOPEKA,Five Massage Parlor Operators Were Engaged in Prostitution