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August 22, 2019 - 6:53 pm
The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that a former Kansas county prosecutor cannot claim absolute immunity from lawsuits filed by a man who spent nearly sixteen years in prison for a murder he did not commit. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling...
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August 22, 2019 - 6:47 pm
The Kansas state prisons chief has abolished a list of 7,000 banned books and adopted a policy that allows for the review and appeal of confiscated publications. Jeff Zmuda became the Department of Corrections acting secretary last month. Under Zmuda's policy adopted July 30, mailroom employees...
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August 21, 2019 - 6:32 pm
Kansas regulators are investigating the cause of a cluster of 11 earthquakes that hit Reno County in the last five days. The Kansas Corporation Commission announced Wednesday that it is analyzing injection well activity in the county. It will work with other state agencies to examine such factors...
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August 21, 2019 - 6:23 pm
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August 19, 2019 - 7:11 pm
The president of a company that saw Kansas cancel its grant for a public elementary school literacy program is disputing the reasons state officials are giving for the action. Andrew Hysell told reporters Monday that he believes the Kansas Department for Children and Families is retaliating against...
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August 19, 2019 - 6:49 pm
A judge has ruled that it is "absurd" for a fired Kansas prison dental instructor to attempt to have charges accusing him of nonconsensual touching of female inmates dismissed on the grounds that the state law barring such conduct only mentions consensual sex acts. Shawnee County District Judge...
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August 19, 2019 - 6:37 pm
A Topeka man pleaded guilty Monday to driving a getaway car during a bank robbery, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Justin Alexander McClelland, 32, of Topeka, pleaded guilty one count of aiding and abetting bank robbery. In his plea, McClelland admitted he drove a co-defendant to a Kentucky...
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August 16, 2019 - 7:46 pm
A Topeka man has been convicted of fatally shooting the buyer of his home because he felt too much was being asked of him before he moved out. Jurors found Anthony Darcy, 83, guilty Friday of second-degree murder and assault in the death of Stephen Matthew Snyder, 36. He also was convicted of child...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:17 pm
Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. The wooing of President Donald Trump's top diplomat to run for Senate stems in part out of GOP fears that...
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August 16, 2019 - 6:12 pm
Kansas is cancelling a grant with the company that administers an early literacy program for public school children after an audit found the company received millions of dollars it wasn't entitled to during former Gov. Sam Brownback's administration. The Kansas Department for Children and Families...
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