Kansas News

Young man blows huge cloud of steam from vaping device
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AP News Staff
September 10, 2019 - 9:50 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas health officials say they have confirmed the first death in the state related to an outbreak of a lung disease linked to vaping. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said in a news release Tuesday the recent death involved a Kansas resident over the age of 50...
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Close-up image of hypodermic needle in person's hand
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Bill Grady
August 29, 2019 - 7:47 am
Manhattan, KS - Indictments this week in a massive Kansas drug trafficking case may be a wake up call, federal prosecutors say. More than 50 people are named in indictments that were handed down in Operation Chicago Connection , which involved regular trips to Chicago to pick up illegal drugs,...
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Exterior of Chick-fil-A restaurant with American flag on flagpole
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AP News Staff
August 29, 2019 - 7:12 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Faculty advocating LGBTQ rights are denouncing the University of Kansas' more visible relationship with Chick-fil-A and calling for a boycott of the restaurant chain. The Kansas City Star reports they are upset that a Chick-fil-A outlet moved this year from the basement of one...
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AP News Staff
August 22, 2019 - 6:57 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal indictment alleges an associate professor at the University of Kansas was secretly working full time for a Chinese university while doing research in Kansas on projects funded by the U.S. government. Feng "Franklin" Tao was charged Wednesday with one count of wire...
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KMBZ News Staff
August 07, 2019 - 9:30 am
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will give a Landon Lecture at Kansas State University next month as the state's Republicans hope to convince him to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Pat Roberts. Pompeo has said a run for the Senate is "off the table." "Everyone...
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Bill Grady
August 07, 2019 - 7:42 am
While most Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July with cookouts and fireworks displays, a Prairie Village couple was at a much higher altitude. Lillian Valdez and her boyfriend Kyle Shipps decided they wanted to climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, highest peak in Africa. It was...
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AP News Staff
July 19, 2019 - 9:24 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a missing 13-year-old boy in Clinton Lake in the Lawrence area. Douglas County Sheriff's Office Lt. Kristen Channel says the boy went underwater Thursday while swimming near the outlet at the lake. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the people...
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Marc LaVoie
July 15, 2019 - 6:26 am
TOPEKA, Kan. -- An 18-year-old Topeka man is charged with first degree murder and other crimes in connection with the shooting death of Dwane Simmons, a standout football player for Washburn University, who grew up in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Simmons was walking home with his friend and football...
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Kansas Supreme Court
AP News Staff
July 10, 2019 - 12:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas Supreme Court justice whose votes in death penalty cases made him a political target plans to retire from the bench Sept. 8. The decision announced Wednesday by Justice Lee Johnson will give Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly her first appointment to the seven-member high...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 09, 2019 - 6:27 am
The Sheriff's Office in Jackson County, Kansas is placing 42 rescue horses up for adoption. Sheriff Tim Morse is working with K-Heart, the Kansas Horse Education, Advocacy and Resource team, to find good homes. The horses are rescues from unfit owners. "It was (Sheriff Morse's) intention, that...
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