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Wichita priest named bishop for Jefferson City Diocese

WICHITA — A Kansas priest has been named bishop of the Catholic diocese in Jefferson City, Missouri.

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Apartment building on the rise in Johnson County

OVERLAND PARK — Apartment complexes are going up quickly around Johnson County, Kansas, and not everybody in the Kansas City suburb is... Read more

Competition, expense bring curtain down on Alaska Shootout

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Four decades ago, Alaska Anchorage head basketball coach Bob Rachal was looking to promote the program, and while rubbing... Read more

Kansas candidates for governor differ on state auditor position

Two Democrats running for Kansas governor say they support the creation of a statewide office to handle complaints about government practices.... Read more

Kansas lawmakers’ panel on school funding to meet Dec. 4

A special Kansas legislative committee on public school funding is having its first meeting next month to start work on a response... Read more

Report: Winter wheat condition mostly good in Kansas

WICHITA — The condition of the emerging winter wheat crop in Kansas is mostly good but rain would be welcomed to help... Read more

Manhattan-Ogden schools upgrades could cost $100 million

MANHATTAN — Consultants say it would cost more than $100 million to address crowding in Manhattan-Ogden schools.

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Gen. Joseph Dunford cancels Landon Lecture at Kansas State

MANHATTAN — Kansas State says U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford has canceled a speaking appearance because of a... Read more

FBI: 3 suspects wounded in Kansas City, Kansas after van rammed police vehicles

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Court records show that officers shot and wounded three suspects earlier this month in Kansas City, Kan., after... Read more

Officials concerned about Lawrence’s contaminated water

LAWRENCE — Officials with a water district downstream from Lawrence are concerned about the short notice they received regarding the city’s release... Read more

Former Kansas Medicaid director Michael Randol takes similar role in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa’s privatized Medicaid program has new leadership.

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Fees to protest at Kansas Capitol to rise substantially

Advocacy groups wanting to hold events at the Kansas Capitol will pay more — sometimes substantially more — under a new fee... Read more

Week 12 preview: Defensive struggle, trying to go bowling

Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend college football schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts.... Read more

Autopsy: Mother’s dismembered remains found in Lenexa storage unit

LENEXA — Preliminary autopsy results confirm that dismembered human remains found inside a suburban Kansas City storage unit are those of a... Read more

Coin flip decides close suburban Kansas City council race

MISSION WOODS — A suburban Kansas City council race was so close that it took a coin flip to pick a winner.... Read more

Report: Kansas almost finished with corn, soybean harvests

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The latest crop update from the government shows the majority of the major crops remain to be harvested... Read more

Assistant Kansas insurance commissioner forms 2018 campaign

The Kansas insurance commissioner’s chief deputy is interested in running for the top job himself next year.

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Missouri man charged in Kansas man’s shooting death

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A Missouri man is charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Kansas man outside a restaurant.... Read more

Lawrence can release contaminated water into Kansas River

LAWRENCE — The city of Lawrence will be allowed to release millions of gallons of nitrogen-contaminated water into the Kansas River.... Read more

U.S. Senate panel endorses prosecutor for judgeship in Kansas

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed a prosecutor’s nomination for a federal judgeship in Kansas.

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Report: Record crops of corn, soybeans forecast in Kansas

WICHITA — A new government forecast says Kansas is on track to harvest record crops of corn and soybeans.

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Kansas Supreme Court divided over offender registration law

TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court is divided over whether a law requiring criminal offenders to register with local authorities after prison... Read more

Arrest made in unfounded email threat against Pratt schools

PRATT — The superintendent of Pratt schools says a suspect has been arrested after the district received a threatening email.

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in KC adds 800 photos with $10 million Hall gift

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has used a $10 million gift from the Hall Family... Read more

Replacements elected for vacant Missouri legislative seats

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Republican House Majority Leader Mike Cierpiot has been elected to the Missouri Senate.

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Kansas attorney ranked as unqualified for federal bench

An American Bar Association rating committee has rated a Johnson County attorney as “not qualified” for a seat on the federal bench.... Read more

High school administrator unseats Kansas City, Kansas, mayor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A high school administrator has unseated the mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City,... Read more

Women win majority on Lawrence City Commission

LAWRENCE — Women have won what may be a historic majority on the Lawrence City Commission.

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Voters deciding future layout Tuesday of Kansas City International Airport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After years of contentious debate, voters in Kansas City, Mo., are deciding on Tuesday whether to approve a... Read more

Police: 3 suspects shot, wounded during exchange of gunfire in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Authorities say officers have shot and wounded three suspects during an exchange of gunfire in Kansas City, Kan.... Read more

KC-area attorney found guilty of obstruction of justice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri attorney has been convicted of stealing money meant for restitution.

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Salina adds sexual orientation protections for city workers

SALINA — A new resolution says Salina city employees cannot be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.... Read more

Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Authorities are investigating a shooting involving an officer in Kansas City, Kan.

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Seattle dog on the loose in Kansas for 3 months, returned

LINDSBOR — A 4-year-old dog who escaped at a Kansas rest stop while en route to his new adoptive home in Seattle... Read more

City worker rescues dog from burning home in Haysville

HAYSVILLE — A Haysville city worker rescued a dog locked in its kennel from inside a burning home.

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Lawrence man breaks with GOP, wants new ‘centrist’ party

LAWRENCE — Lawrence businessman Scott Morgan has “broken up” with the Republican party and wants to start a new relationship with a... Read more

Kansas commission reviewing errors regarding wastewater well...

Kansas’ energy-regulating agency is reviewing errors found in oil wastewater permits.

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Kansas man seeks to withdraw guilty plea in death of son

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas man who pleaded guilty to killing his 7-year-old son, whose remains were fed to pigs, says... Read more

Man dies in Reno County fire; cause under investigation

HUTCHINSON — Reno County authorities are trying to determine the cause of a fire that killed a man in a rural part... Read more

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