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Plan calls for housing homeless in transformed Kansas hotel

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A proposal to transform a hotel near downtown Wichita into housing for the homeless goes before the city council next week. The owner of the 316 Hotel has agreed to sell the building for $2.6 million, according to Wichita...

 

Church organization in Kansas, Oklahoma pays medical debts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Medical debts totaling more than $5.2 million owed by more than 3,200 families in Kansas and Oklahoma have been paid through a project of the United Church of Christ Kansas-Oklahoma Conference, church officials said Tuesday. "A...

 

Oklahoma City extends, 2 other cities adopt mask mandate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday extended a city-wide mask mandate and two other cities have adopted a mask requirement in efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the state. Oklahoma City Council members voted to...

 

Experts: Officials failed Kansas student twice in rape case

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nearly a year after Douglas County prosecutors dismissed false report charges against a KU law student who said she'd been raped by a classmate, a lawsuit and experts say Title IX investigators at the university doubled down...

 

Toppled Civil War statue at Colorado Capitol to be replaced

DENVER (AP) — The Civil War statue toppled by protesters outside the Colorado state Capitol over the summer will be replaced by a sculpture of a Native American woman mourning the atrocities of the Sand Creek Massacre. The Capitol Building...

 

Pandemic straining Kansas hospitals days before Thanksgiving

Surging pandemic numbers are straining hospitals across Kansas just days before Thanksgiving gatherings that public health officials fear could worsen the outbreak. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported on Monday 95 new...

 

Patrol: Three people killed in collision in southern Kansas

ATTICA, Kan. (AP) — Two people from Las Vegas and a Kansas woman died in a head-on collision in southern Kansas, authorities said. The crash happened Thursday evening on U.S. 160 between Attica and Sharon when an eastbound vehicle went across the...

 

2 escape injury in small plane crash in southwest Kansas

JOHNSON CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Oklahoma residents escaped injury when a small plane crashed in Kansas while the pilot was attempting a "fly-by" of people on the ground, The Kansas Highway Patrol said. The crash occurred Tuesday afternoon about 7...

 

County commissioner resigns amid Kansas cover-up plot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican county commissioner in Kansas resigned Friday after the local district attorney concluded there was sufficient evidence to begin ouster proceedings for his role in plotting to cover up their part in a false ad...

 

Veteran surprised in Nashville with mortgage-free home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An Army veteran who survived a suicide bomber attack, endured multiple surgeries and continues to work through memory issues was surprised with a mortgage-free home by Craig Morgan's announcement at the Grand Ole Opry....

 

AP Source: Chris Paul acquired by Phoenix from Oklahoma City

All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker, a person with knowledge of the situation said...

 

Kansas Underground Railroad barn eyed for history center

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — History buffs are proposing that a Kansas limestone barn used in the Underground Railroad should be transformed into a community history center. The Watkins Museum, Lawrence Public Library, Guardians of Grover Barn,...

 

Press freedom group launches pro bono initiative in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group that supports freedom of the press by offering free legal services to journalists announced Monday its plans to launch an initiative in Oklahoma to help local investigative and enterprise journalism. The Washington,...

 

Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Celebrations marking Veterans Day gave way to somber virtual gatherings Wednesday, with many of the nation's veterans homes barring visitors to protect their residents from the surging coronavirus that has killed thousands of...

 

Veterans Day in 2020: quiet parades, somber virtual events

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Celebrations marking Veterans Day gave way to somber virtual gatherings Wednesday, with many of the nation's veterans homes barring visitors to protect their residents from the surging coronavirus that has killed thousands of...

 

Wichita council member contracts COVID-19; mayor quarantined

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A council member in Kansas' largest city has tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the mayor and other council members to quarantine for about two weeks. Wichita announced Council Member Brandon Johnson's positive...

 

Insider Q&A: Bloomin' Brands CEO David Deno

As coronavirus lockdowns hit the U.S. in March, Bloomin' Brands CEO David Deno called an emergency meeting for his 12-member executive team. "We collectively said, 'What we do today and over the next few months will be remembered forever, so let's...

 

Kansas exceeds 100K coronavirus cases as mask debate rages

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported another record seven-day spike in coronavirus cases, pushing the state past 100,000 for the pandemic as officials wrestled with getting more residents to wear masks. The state Department of Health and...

 

Officials: 2 people die in gyrocopter crash in Kansas

POTWIN, Kan. (AP) — Two people have died after a type of aircraft called a gyrocopter crashed in south-central Kansas, authorities say. Butler County dispatchers say the crash happened around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday just west of the Butler County town...

 

Kansas SKansas Senate race's last days include events -- and huntingenate race's last days include events -- and hunting

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Roger Marshall did some early morning hunting in the final days of his campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas, while Democrat Barbara Bollier filled her last weekend with online and in-person events....

 

Louisiana to have a 2-day sales tax holiday in November

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana shoppers will see state sales taxes suspended for two days in November, under a bill passed by lawmakers in their latest special session and signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards. House Speaker Clay...

 

Man at center of tribal sovereignty ruling heads to retrial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation who was convicted in state court of sexually assaulting a child will be retried in federal court after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in July that Oklahoma prosecutors lack the authority to...

 

Man who exchanged gunfire with trooper died by suicide

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) — An Arkansas man who exchanged gunfire with a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an autopsy has found. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that the results of the autopsy on...

 

Girl killed, father critically injured in Wichita crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl was killed and her father critically injured in a two-vehicle crash in Wichita, police there said. The crash happened just before noon Wednesday in northwest Wichita, police said. Police said a red car being...

 

Mother of slain boys expresses thanks, asks for privacy

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas mother whose estranged husband is charged with killing the couple's two sons before fleeing with their two daughters is thanking the people who helped track down the girls nearly 400 miles (643.74 kilometers) away...

 

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