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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

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

WICHITA, Kan | Gamers in court for first time after Kansas ‘swatting’ death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two online gamers whose alleged dispute over a $1.50 Call of Duty WWII video game bet ultimately led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man not involved in the argument will make their first appearances in court Wednesday in a case of “swatting” that has drawn national attention. Casey Viner, 18, … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Gamers in court for first time after Kansas ‘swatting’ death

WICHITA, Kan | Kansas stepmom dead after leading investigator to dead boy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman who led an investigator to the decomposing remains of her 5-year-old stepson three months after reporting him missing was found dead early Friday in a Wichita home with three suicide notes and a rifle at her feet, police said. Officer Charley Davidson said during a press briefing that officers … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Kansas stepmom dead after leading investigator to dead boy

WICHITA, Kan | Kansas newspaper editor, publisher Dick Buzbee dies at 86

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Dick Buzbee, former editor and publisher of The Hutchinson News and Olathe Daily News in Kansas, has died from brain cancer. He was 86. Buzbee’s family said he died Wednesday morning in a Wichita hospital. He began a 35-year career in journalism with the Harris Enterprises newspaper group after leaving the … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan | Kansas newspaper editor, publisher Dick Buzbee dies at 86

WICHITA, Kan. | Detective: Man confessed to making deadly Kansas hoax call

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man confessed after his arrest that he made the hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas, adding he routinely made similar calls to seek attention, a detective testified Tuesday. Tyler Barriss, 25, is accused of calling Wichita police from Los Angeles … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan. | Detective: Man confessed to making deadly Kansas hoax call

WICHITA, Kan.  | Kansas judge weighs evidence in deadly hoax call case

WICHITA, Kan.  — A California man accused of making a hoax call that led to police shooting an unarmed man in Kansas is returning to court, where a judge is set to decide if there is enough evidence to put him on trial for involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Tyler Barriss, 25, is accused of … Continue reading WICHITA, Kan.  | Kansas judge weighs evidence in deadly hoax call case

Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family

WICHITA, Kan/March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A dog that United Airlines mistakenly flew to Japan is back with its family in Kansas. The 10-year-old German shepherd named Irgo arrived at a Wichita airport Thursday night after a flight on a private plane that United chartered from Japan. Kara Swindle and her two children took a United … Continue reading Dog sent overseas by mistake returned to Kansas family