Roxana Hegeman

Judge: Produce grand jury material in Kansas recording case

WICHITA — A judge ordered the U.S. government on Tuesday to turn over some grand jury materials to a court-appointed investigator who’s... Read more

Gas leaking from Kansas wells amid dispute over who must fix

WICHITA — Natural gas is leaking through unplugged abandoned wells that have penetrated a massive underground storage field in Kansas, creating a... Read more

Winter wheat moving again to Gulf Coast export facilities

WICHITA — Hard red winter wheat exports are flowing again from the Plains states to the battered Gulf Coast for shipment overseas.... Read more

Kansas outcome a warning to GOP as Georgia contest nears

WICHITA — Republicans pulled out a victory in Kansas in the first of four U.S. House special elections to replace GOP congressmen... Read more

National Republicans make large ad buy for Kansas House race

WICHITA— Democratic candidate James Thompson accused national Republicans Thursday of trying to buy a Kansas House seat by making a large advertising... Read more

Kansas House race heats up in contentious first forum

WICHITA — Democrat James Thompson criticized Republican Ron Estes over the GOP proposal to repeal and replacing President Barack Obama’s signature health... Read more

Mexican woman tied to Kansas gun killing deported

WICHITA — A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been... Read more

Kansas special election adds urgency to pending court cases

WICHITA — The special election for the congressional seat formerly held by new CIA Director Mike Pompeo has added urgency to pending... Read more

Civil trail granted to Kenyan man involved in 2014 Butler County jail altercation

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has granted a civil trial for a Kenyan man who alleges immigration agents violently attacked him... Read more

Court rules city’s interests outweigh worker’s speech rights

WICHITA — The “operational interests” of a city as a public employer outweigh the free speech rights of a former secretary who... Read more

Official seeks driver’s license list in voting rights case

WICHITA — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach asked a federal court Thursday to order the state to release to him a... Read more

Judge in Kansas: Mistakenly sold Apollo 11 moon mission bag is buyer’s

WICHITA — A bag used to collect lunar samples during the first manned mission to the moon legally belongs to an Illinois... Read more

Kansas State to help farmers weather ag economy downturn

WICHITA — Kansas farmers who are facing some hard decisions due to another down year for farm income and a pessimistic outlook... Read more

Pompeo CIA nomination would open Kansas congressional seat

WICHITA — President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination Friday of U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for the CIA director’s job would put Pompeo’s congressional seat... Read more

Kansas gun law snares 2 in federal prosecution

WICHITA — A jury convicted two men Monday of federal firearms violations in a case that repudiates a Kansas law that purports... Read more

Nominating panel member raises funds to help Kansas justices

WICHITA — An attorney serving on a commission that screens applicants for the Kansas Supreme Court is helping raise funds for a... Read more

New details emerge in case of 3 men accused in Garden City bomb plot

WICHITA — An anti-Muslim militia group in Kansas calling itself “The Crusaders” first came to the government’s attention when one of its... Read more

Feds: 3 suspects in Somali bomb plot in Garden City pose 'substantial danger'

WICHITA — An anti-Muslim militia group in Kansas calling itself “The Crusaders” first came to the government’s attention when one of its... Read more

Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds

WICHITA — The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility... Read more

Timeline: A look at the long-running political and legal fight over Kansas voter registration laws

WICHITA — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has championed laws requiring proof of citizenship to vote. The conservative Republican argues the... Read more

Audit: Kansas' civil forfeiture laws too vague

Law enforcement agencies in Kansas are taking advantage of vague state forfeiture laws and using the proceeds to pay for salaries and... Read more

Topekan faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot at Fort Riley

WICHITA — Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wanna-be Islamic State jihadist’s plan to detonate... Read more

Complaint: Kansas rule discriminates against minority community college players

WICHITA — A rule adopted during the desegregation era in Kansas to limit out-of-state players on community college basketball and football teams... Read more

Defense seeks special master to investigate prison recordings

WICHITA — The federal public defender’s office in Kansas on Monday requested a special master’s inquiry into prison recordings of confidential conversations... Read more

Reps. Jenkins and Pompeo warn of 'attack' on fossil fuel industry

WICHITA — Kansas oil and gas producers listened to dire warnings Monday about their industry’s future from two House members during their... Read more

Kansas mental health cuts spawn more than 200 layoffs

WICHITA — Funding cuts to mental health services in Kansas have spawned layoffs at some of the state’s 26 health centers, many... Read more

Wichita bracing for the return of Summer of Mercy protests

WICHITA — Twenty-five years after tumultuous mass protests led to nearly 2,700 arrests outside local abortion clinics, Wichita is bracing a Summer... Read more

10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds dismissal of Spirit AeroSystems case

WICHITA — Shareholders failed to show that Spirit AeroSystems and four of its executives lied about three manufacturing contracts that resulted in... Read more

Kansas denies firing clerk over office Bible study attendance

WICHITA — The Kansas secretary of state’s office asked a judge to throw out the federal lawsuit filed by a former employee... Read more

Judge OKs voter registration rules in 3 states for now

WICHITA — Residents of Kansas, Georgia and Alabama will have to prove they are U.S. citizens when registering to vote for federal... Read more

Battered woman defense planned in Kansas factory shooting

WICHITA — A woman accused of giving her former boyfriend guns used in a shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory told... Read more

Kansas voting rules confusing for upcoming elections

WICHITA — Thousands of wanna-be Kansas voters who thought they might not be able to cast ballots for president and other federal... Read more

Judge reiterates Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unable to bar local, state voting

WICHITA — A judge is standing by his earlier ruling that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has no legal right to... Read more

Kansas grain elevators bracing for big winter wheat harvest

WICHITA — Grain elevators are bracing for a bountiful winter wheat crop in Kansas at a time many facilities are already brimming... Read more

Cargill plans to keep several operations in Wichita

WICHITA — Agribusiness giant Cargill said Tuesday it will keep its protein operations in Wichita and search for a new facility to... Read more

Anniversary of 'Summer of Mercy' illustrates how anti-abortion movement has splintered

WICHITA -- Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Wichita in 1991 for the Summer of Mercy, sparking tumultuous mass protests that led... Read more

Report forecasts bountiful winter wheat crop in Kansas

WICHITA — The nation’s farmers were forecast Tuesday to harvest a more bountiful winter wheat crop this season amid low commodity prices.

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