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  • Funeral set for boy killed on Kansas waterslide

    A funeral is set for a state lawmaker’s 10-year-old son who was killed while riding a Kansas waterslide billed as the world’s tallest.


  • Kansas must count disputed state, local race votes, judge rules

    Kansas must count potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who’ve registered without providing citizenship documents, a county judged ruled on Friday.


  • Authorities: Kansas officer’s shooting death not an ambush

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The fatal shooting of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer was not part of a planned ambush, but the work of someone trying to evade arrest, …


  • Kansas City, Kansas, officer dies after shot in police car

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. – An officer with Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after being shot while on-duty. The officer, whose identity has not been …


  • Damage from tornadoes in western Kansas assessed

    Crews are evaluating the damage Wednesday after tornadoes destroyed several homes and left two people critically injured in western Kansas as a series of severe storms swept across the Plains.


  • Original basketball rules displayed at University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas has put James Naismith’s original rules of basketball on display at the new DeBruce Center, which was built to house the historical two-page document.


  • Children who went to Oregon standoff taken into protective custody

    Seven children who were taken to perform for occupiers during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge earlier this year have been placed in the temporary custody of Kansas …


  • Small octopus found lodged in boy’s throat; mother’s boyfriend arrested

    A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abuse after Wichita doctors found a small octopus stuck in the throat of his girlfriend’s young son late Tuesday night.


  • Kansas father and son face drug charges in Idaho

    Southwest Idaho authorities say a father and son traveling to their home state of Kansas after a brief stay in Oregon have been taken into custody after police found more …


  • Dozens hospitalized after Kansas train derailment

    At least 29 people have been taken to hospitals after an Amtrak passenger train derailed in rural southwest Kansas early Monday, authorities said.


  • Devonte Graham helps No. 1 Kansas beat No. 9 West Virginia for Big 12 title

    Bill Self still remembers the day Devonte Graham stepped foot on the Kansas campus, back when the point guard was trying to decide where he was going to play college …


  • Man suspected of killing 5 in Missouri, Kansas captured

    A Mexican national suspected of killing his neighbor and three other men at his neighbor’s Kansas home before killing another man about 170 miles away in Missouri was arrested early …


  • Authorities searching for man suspected in 5 fatal shootings

    Dozens of officers searched farmland in central Missouri on Tuesday for a man suspected of killing a man at a nearby house just hours after fatally shooting four people at …


  • Dow Chemical settles case citing Supreme Court uncertainty

    Dow Chemical says it will pay $835 million to settle a long-standing class action lawsuit, after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia decreased its chances of prevailing at the Supreme …


  • Kansas football player dies after collapsing at game

    A Kansas high school football player who collapsed on the sideline during a game died Wednesday after being taken off of life support, a hospital spokeswoman said.


  • College Football: NDSU starting QB Carson Wentz out 6-8 weeks with broken wrist

    North Dakota State starting quarterback Carson Wentz will miss the rest of the regular season after breaking a bone in his throwing wrist.


  • Irish take ACC

    Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …


  • Smart Bombs: Idaho voters face Ybarra test

    When Idaho schools superintendent candidate Sherri Ybarra was asked why she omitted a divorce from her personal history, she told the Idaho Statesman, “My brain doesn’t operate in the past.” …


  • Whirlwind of work

    Terry Gieber, inventor of the tornado jar, likes some muscle in his weather, a show of strength. But on his arrival in Eastern Washington some 30 years ago, the artist …


  • Kansas center of hoops universe

    LAWRENCE, Kan. – Bill Self stumbled across a list the other day assembled by some self-described college basketball pundit. The idea was to list the best states for basketball in …


  • Best bet on the Tube

    With the college basketball season only a few days old, No. 2 Michigan State faces top-ranked Kentucky and its latest group of freshmen phenoms today in the Champions Classic (doubleheader …


  • Best bet on the Tube

    Kansas coach Bill Self can reach career win No. 500 tonight at Iowa State ( 6 p.m., ESPN). The ninth-ranked Jayhawks are 23-4 overall and 11-3 in the Big 12, …


  • Kansas makes it look easy against WSU

    Ken Bone spun on his heels, flung his hands in the air and offered an “aw, shucks” kind of smirk, a show of emotion befitting a game much closer than …


  • Kiddy ’Cats

    NEW ORLEANS – Won and Done, indeed. Maybe even Over and Out. All that really matters is that Kentucky parlayed a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory …


  • Kentucky’s kiddy ’Cats win it all

    Kentucky parlayed a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory Monday night over Kansas for the school’s eighth national NCAA men’s basketball title – its first since 1998. …


  • Jayhawks give support to Robinson, who lost his mother one year ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. – The third weekend in January will always be shrouded in darkness for Thomas Robinson. It was this weekend last year that the junior forward for No. 7 …


  • VCU shocks Jayhawks for Final Four berth

    SAN ANTONIO — Move over, Butler. Virginia Commonwealth is crashing the Final Four. Two weeks ago, the 11th-seeded Rams so doubted they would get a NCAA tournament invite that they …


  • Kansas wallops Richmond in men’s Sweet 16

    SAN ANTONIO – Ramping up for perhaps the biggest game in school history, 12th-seeded Richmond huddled in the tunnel. That’s when Kansas players came trotting past and the trouble started. …


  • Newsmakers

    Fired Texas Tech has fired men’s basketball coach Pat Knight. School spokesman Blayne Beal said Monday that Knight will coach the Red Raiders at this week’s Big 12 tournament and …


  • Cavaliers continue downward spiral with loss to Mavericks

    NBA: Over one season or two, no team in NBA history has lost as many games in a row as these Cleveland Cavaliers. The surging Mavericks beat Cleveland 99-96 on …


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