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Kansas woman charged in 10-year-old son’s death
December 16, 2014
Police in south-central Kansas have charged a woman who they say stabbed her 10-year-old son to death in his bedroom.
Sheriff’s Office: 1st-grader brought gun to school
December 16, 2014
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says a first-grade student brought a loaded handgun to school but didn’t display it or make any threats.
Kansas-based Bitcoin equipment seller to reopen
December 16, 2014
A Kansas bitcoin company that was shut down after being sued by the federal government will be allowed to reopen.
Kansas City Connection: Karaoke and a cup of joe
December 16, 2014
Whenever someone proposes a one-word group activity like trivia, Twister or karaoke, I instantly start refreshing my mental list of excuses. But if I find myself in an agreeable mood and decide to take part, I usually have a great time (except in the case of Twister — that never ends well).
Man charged with defrauding Nigerian students
December 11, 2014
The former director of Pittsburg State’s College of Business is facing federal charges of defrauding Nigerian graduate students recruited to attend the school.
New superintendent for Brown historic site
December 11, 2014
The Brown v. Board of Education historic site in Topeka has a new superintendent.
Kansas board reviews abortion-referrals case again
December 11, 2014
A Kansas board is considering whether to reinstate a doctor’s medical license after scrutinizing her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions and finding that she kept inadequate records.
Charges: Impostor changed name of ID theft victim
December 10, 2014
A Mexican man living unlawfully in the United States for decades was arrested Tuesday in an identity theft scheme that was so ingenious that prosecutors say a court unwittingly changed the name of the U.S. citizen whose identity he assumed to his own real name.
Teenager sentenced in stepbrother’s death
December 10, 2014
A rural Kansas man was sentenced to a little more than 10 years in prison for fatally shooting his 9-year-old stepbrother in the face during an argument about doing chores.
Prosecutor: Missouri man sets corpse on fire
December 10, 2014
Kansas City-area prosecutors have charged a man who they say dragged a suicide victim’s corpse into a portable restroom and lit it on fire.
KCC staff recommends Chanute broadband plan
December 9, 2014
The staff of the Kansas Corporation Commission is recommending approval of Chanute’s plans to provide ultra-high fast broadband internet to its residents.
Kansas City suburb studying plastic bag ban
December 9, 2014
Prairie Village is considering enacting a ban or fines for using plastic grocery bags.
Police identify woman killed at Kansas store
December 9, 2014
Police have identified a woman fatally shot in a Lowe’s Home Improvement store parking lot in Kansas City, Kan.
Topeka’s police reserve program ending
December 8, 2014
The Topeka police department has ended its reserve program, which allowed trained volunteers to carry firearms and help stop crime with the same authority as official law enforcement officers.
Military appeals court to hear Kansas HIV case
December 8, 2014
A Kansas airman accused of aggravated assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will have his appeal heard this week before the nation’s highest military court.
Wichita minister frightened by death threats
December 7, 2014
A Wichita pastor who performs same-sex weddings is growing increasingly frightened by death threats directed at her and members of her church, especially since she officiated at a ceremony for 15 same-sex couples last month on the Sedgwick County Courthouse steps.
Kansas governor working on proposed budget fixes
December 7, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t publicly ruling out any ideas for helping to close state budget shortfalls, leaving officials and lawmakers to speculate about the proposals he’s expected to roll out before the Legislature convenes next month.
Kansas City Connection: All aboard for holiday activities
December 7, 2014
Kansas City’s Union Station is staying busy in its centennial year, and December alone is full of enough events and activities to fill an entire column. Instead, let’s focus on just a few of this month’s holiday highlights.
Kansas zoo’s tamarin monkeys die from fatal virus
December 4, 2014
Three tamarin monkeys from the Hutchinson Zoo in Kansas have died from a virus.
Cattle markets focus of Kansas ranchers’ meeting
December 4, 2014
A market analyst is headlining the annual gathering of Kansas ranchers amid record high cattle prices.