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    It took one week for the Big 12 to bring just a little more strangeness to the year 2020. Five-time defending conference champion Oklahoma opened league play with a shocking home loss to Kansas State, perhaps opening the door for another program to finally to step in and claim the title. Iowa State, a rising program, can put Oklahoma’s season on the ropes Saturday when the Cyclones host the Sooners. Iowa State has been a thorn in Oklahoma’s side in recent years, beating the Sooners in 2017 and losing to them by a point in 2019. Iowa State coach Matt Campbell recognizes the great opportunity his Cyclones have, but knows the Sooners and dynamic freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler are dangerous....
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported another seven-day record for new coronavirus cases, with 16% of the tests for the virus during that period coming back positive. The continued spike in confirmed and probable cases comes as officials in some Kansas counties worry that they won’t be able to spend some coronavirus relief funds before the end of the year as federal law requires. Some counties haven’t seen any of $400 million in aid allocated by the state in June because of the state’s process for reviewing their spending plans. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Kansas had 2,037 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases since Friday, an increase of 3.6% to make the total 58,629...
    Portand, Oregon, police detain people at downtown rally The best cheap burger in every state Top 25 roundup: Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma again Skylar Thompson threw for 334 yards and a touchdown and ran for three more scores as Kansas State upset No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 in Saturday's Big 12 clash in Norman, Okla. © Reuters/Kevin Jairaj NCAA Football: Kansas State at Oklahoma It was the second consecutive season an unranked Wildcats team beat the top-five Sooners. Last year, Kansas State built a big lead and then had to hold on throughout a furious fourth-quarter Oklahoma comeback. This time, it was the Wildcats (1-1, 1-0 Big 12) who rallied after trailing 35-14 late in the third quarter....
    Kansas State scored 24 unanswered points and pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season so far, defeating No. 3 Oklahoma, 38-35. The Wildcats’ Blake Lynch kicked a 50-yard field goal with 2 minutes remaining in the game to put Kansas State up three points. FLORIDA'S SHAWN DAVIS JR. EJECTED AFTER TARGETING CALL, TWEETS FRUSTRATION FROM LOCKER ROOM After a pair of punts between the two teams, Oklahoma got the ball back with 1:42 left in the game. The Sooners’ Spencer Rattler would try to lead the team to at least a field goal but his final pass was thrown over the head of his targeted receiver and into the hands of Jahron McPherson. It’s Kansas State’s first...
    Getty Isaiah Zuber The New England Patriots have added dynamic wide receiver Isaiah Zuber to the active roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders. After initially going undrafted, the Patriots signed Zuber as a free agent, cut him, but then brought the 23-year-old back to the practice squad where he’d been until Saturday’s promotion. View this post on Instagram The Patriots add some depth at WR by promoting Isaiah Zuber. He was a dyna mic player at Kansas State, and has been on the practice squad. Here's what Patriots.com said about Zuber: "Zuber, 23, originally signed with New England as a rookie free agent out of Mississippi State on May 5, 2020. The...
    The Kansas State Wildcats pulled off the massive upset over the Oklahoma Sooners and celebrated like crazy in the locker room. This weekend of the college football season was supposed to be headlined by the start of the SEC campaign. However, the conference took a backseat to the Big 12, which had the biggest upset of the year. The third-ranked Oklahoma Sooners entered this weekend riding high after dominating Missouri State and looked to do the same against the unranked Kansas State Wildcats. That didn’t happen. Kansas State was down by three touchdowns midway through the third quarter but was able to come from behind to win by the score of 38-35. Pulling off a victory like this calls for...
    Amy Coney Barrett: Talented judge, popular professor brings solid conservative credentials The best cheap burger in every state Kansas State stuns No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 © APWF Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) passes in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and Kansas State rallied from 21 points down to beat No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 on Saturday. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Wildcats, who were coming off a season-opening loss to Arkansas State. It was Kansas State's first-ever road...
    Is Oklahoma out of the College Football Playoff in September? (And didn’t we do this with the Sooners last year)? That is the big question facing Oklahoma after Kansas State shocked the third-ranked Sooners in a 38-35 stunner at Gaylord Memorial Family Stadium on Saturday. The Wildcats upset the Sooners for the second straight season, and the Big 12 race is now up for grabs in Week 4. Oklahoma, which has won the last five Big 12 championships and has made three consecutive College Football Playoff appearances under Lincoln Riley, is in big trouble just two games into its season. The Sooners recovered from last year’s 48-41 loss to Kansas State. Can they do it again? MORE: College football...
    College football experienced its first major upset of the 2020 season Saturday when No. 3 Oklahoma lost to unranked, winless Kansas State at home 38-35 after leading by three touchdowns in the third quarter. Saturday’s Big 12 game looked at first like it would be a routine rout for the Sooners, especially after quarterback Spencer Rattler completed 17 of 19 passes for 181 yards and three scores in the first half. But those two incompletions were interceptions that kept Oklahoma from growing its lead. The Sooners were up 21-7 at halftime. Oklahoma scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to lead 35-14, but it couldn’t keep Kansas State out of the end zone when it mattered most. The Wildcats scored touchdowns on four...
    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Skylar Thompson threw for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns and Kansas State rallied from 21 points down to stun No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 on Saturday. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown in the Wildcats’ first road victory over a a top-three team in the AP poll. They rebounded from an opening loss to Arkansas State. Oklahoma freshman Spencer Rattler passed for 387 yards and four touchdowns, but threw three interceptions. Kansas State upset Oklahoma 48-41 in Manhattan last year. Kansas State said earlier in the week it was struggling to have enough players available at all position groups to play the game because of COVID-19. ...
    Opinion: The dangerous fight over Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmers emergency powers Honey is one of the most faked foods in the world, and the US government isnt doing much to fix it Analysis: Spencer Rattler starts strong, but struggles late as No. 3 Oklahoma is shocked by Kansas State Spencer Rattler entered this season as a Heisman Trophy favorite before taking a significant snap at Oklahoma. Such was the regard for the talent of the redshirt freshman and the expectation for any quarterback that leads the offense of Sooners coach Lincoln Riley. © Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler (7) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half against Kansas State at Gaylord Family Oklahoma...
    NORMAN, Okla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and Kansas State rallied from 21 points down to beat No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 on Saturday. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Wildcats, who were coming off a season-opening loss to Arkansas State. It was Kansas State’s first-ever road win against a top-three team in the AP poll. Oklahoma freshman Spencer Rattler passed for 387 yards and four touchdowns, but he threw three interceptions. Oklahoma Sooners QB Spencer Rattler (7) during a college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Kansas State Wildcats on September 26, 2020, at the Gaylord Family Memorial Stadium in...
    By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Skylar Thompson passed for 334 yards and ran for three touchdowns, and Kansas State rallied from 21 points down to beat No. 3 Oklahoma 38-35 on Saturday. Freshman Deuce Vaughn caught four passes for 129 yards and ran for a touchdown for the Wildcats, who were coming off a season-opening loss to Arkansas State. It was Kansas State's first-ever road win against a top-three team in the AP poll. Oklahoma freshman Spencer Rattler passed for 387 yards and four touchdowns, but he threw three interceptions. Kansas State upset Oklahoma 48-41 in Manhattan, Kansas, last year. Kansas State said earlier in the week it was struggling to have enough players available...
    The Oklahoma Sooners found a way to choke against lowly Kansas State The Sooners were the Big 12’s best chance at the College Football Playoff in this weird, COVID-19 shortened season. That might’ve gone out the window with an early-season loss to Kansas State on Saturday. OU entered the game as the No. 3 ranked team in the country, and with the Big Ten and Pac-12 entering play in the coming weeks, there’s no telling how far they could fall in the rankings.
    No. 3 Oklahoma was upset at home by Kansas State who scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to secure the big win. Oklahoma was supposed to win big vs. Kansas State but no one bothered telling the Wildcats they were supposed to lay down and let the Sooners do whatever they wanted to them. Kansas State pulled off the biggest upset of the early season and what could be the biggest upset of the entire season with a 38-35 win over No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman. The Wildcats got 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback after trailing 21-7 at halftime. The two traded touchdowns in the third quarter but a blocked punt, inopportune...
    No. 3 Oklahoma was upset at home by Kansas State who scored 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to secure the big win. Oklahoma was supposed to win big vs. Kansas State but no one bothered telling the Wildcats they were supposed to lay down and let the Sooners do whatever they wanted to them. Kansas State pulled off the biggest upset of the early season and what could be the biggest upset of the entire season with a 38-35 win over No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman. The Wildcats got 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback after trailing 21-7 at halftime. The two traded touchdowns in the third quarter but a blocked punt, inopportune...
    Oklahoma suffered a humiliating 38- 35 Saturday loss to Kansas State. Despite being the third-ranked team in America, the Sooners didn’t have enough in the tank to keep up with the Wildcats down the stretch. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) As much as we all wanted to believe Spencer Rattler and the Sooners would be untouchable, their playoff hopes are now on life support. Kansas State with a 50-yard FG! Can Spencer Rattler lead the Sooners to victory? K-State leads 38-35pic.twitter.com/rcjCpU8Lfu — CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) September 26, 2020 Get used to seeing this, folks. This is far from the last time we’re going to see a college football upset of this magnitude...
    By ANDY TSUBASA FIELD, Associated Press/Report for America TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Child welfare advocates in Kansas are pushing for an independent agency to monitor the state’s troubled foster care system. Nonprofit advocacy group Kansas Appleseed, with support from some lawmakers, wants the state to create an Office of the Child Advocate to investigate complaints and track child welfare agencies, primarily the state Department for Children and Families, which oversees the foster care system. Legislation creating the office has been introduced for three years, getting its first hearing — but no vote — this year. “We’re talking about a system with six, seven thousand kids -- depending on what month you’re looking at -- and these are kids in the...
    Amid pandemic, confidence in CDC erodes with questions of political interference Honey is one of the most faked foods in the world, and the US government isnt doing much to fix it Kansas State vs. #3 Oklahoma Live Stream, NCAA College Football, TV Channel, Start Time The Oklahoma Sooners will host the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday afternoon from Norman, OK. Kansas State is coming off a surprising loss to Arkansas State 35-31 last Saturday and will now face a tough Oklahoma squad with a new starting QB in Spencer Rattler. He is looking like a Heisman Trophy candidate after the Sooners 48-0 blowout win against Missouri State last weekend. © Provided by For The Win Do the Wildcats...
    Getty Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Spencer Rattler. The No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners football team will host the Kansas State Wildcats on Saturday in each side’s Big 12 opener. The game starts at Noon ET and will be televised on Fox. But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of Kansas State vs Oklahoma online for free:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageWatch in 4K: FuboTVNote: This game is available in 4K on FuboTV, the only streaming service to offer some games in 4K You can watch a live stream of Fox (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state university president in Kansas whose decision in June to cancel a virtual speech by Ivanka Trump angered donors and others resigned Friday, after less than a year in the job. The Board of Regents, which oversees Kansas’ higher education system, did not say why Wichita State University President Jay Golden stepped down, offering no details on what led up to it. The university received national attention — and plenty of criticism — for dropping a virtual speech by President Donald Trump’s elder daughter for its technical school graduation. “The Board is thankful for his service,” a statement from Bill Feuerborn, the regents’ chairman, said. “We are appreciative of his hard work and dedication to...
    WICHITA, Kan. Wichita State University President Jay Golden resigned Friday, less than a year after he was hired, the Kansas Board of Regents said Friday. Regents chair Bill Feuerborn issued a brief statement announcing Golden's resignation, but it offered few details of what led up to it. “The Board is thankful for his service," the statement said. “We are appreciative of his hard work and dedication to the university and are grateful for his commitment to serving students. We wish him well in all his future endeavors." Golden took over the position in January. He replaced former President John Bardo, who died last spring. The regent's statement said Wichita State Provost Rick Muma will serve as acting president while the...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that it had more than 1,300 new coronavirus cases over two days, and most of the biggest spikes over the past two weeks occurred in rural counties in the central and western parts of the state. The state Department of Health and Environment said Kansas has had 56,592 confirmed and probable coronavirus cases, an increase of 1,366 or 2.5% from Wednesday. The state averaged 615 new cases a day during the seven days ending Friday, a figure second only to the average of 622 for the seven days ending Wednesday. The health department also reported an additional 11 COVID-19-related deaths over two days to bring the pandemic total to 632. Deaths continued to...
    Last year, Oklahoma wasn’t fully focused on Kansas State. After the Sooners left Manhattan with a stunning loss that nearly cost them a shot at the College Football Playoff, there will be no such problem this year. Third-ranked Oklahoma will host the Wildcats on Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams. “I think the concern stems from me turning on the film from a year ago and watching us get completely outplayed by that program,” Oklahoma defensive coordinator Alex Grinch said. “And so, it took all of one game to earn complete respect for that coaching staff and how they play.” Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler remembers how the Sooners fell behind by 18 points and rallied before losing...
    Kansas State (0-1, 0-0 Big 12) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (FOX). Line: Oklahoma by 28. Series record: Oklahoma leads 76-20-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oklahoma nearly had its College Football Playoff hopes derailed with an upset loss to Kansas State last year. A loss this year would again put the Sooners on the edge of elimination. Kansas State is at risk of a tailspin after opening the season with a loss to Arkansas State. Oklahoma quarterback Spencer Rattler, a redshirt freshman who is getting some early Heisman Trophy buzz, can build on a strong performance against Missouri State. KEY MATCHUP Rattler vs. Kansas State’s defensive line. Rattler looked dynamic against Missouri State, but he wasn’t...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Nursing homes make up nearly half of the places in Kansas linked to active coronavirus clusters of five or more cases and some of them still are struggling to find testing supplies despite heightened federal testing requirements, a state official told legislators. The state Department of Health and Environment has resumed its weekly reports on specific coronavirus clusters. It started releasing the data on Sept. 9 but paused it for a week because the first reports included weeks-old cases in the counts for businesses and other places that still had active ones. The latest report, issued Wednesday, lists places that have had five or more active cases within the past 14 days, and only the cases...
    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Kansas State had plenty of reasons to believe this season would produce another solid brick for the foundation of their programs, despite spring football being scuttled by the coronavirus and an offseason unlike any other. Turns out things were crumbling right from the start. There is still time to put the pieces back together, of course. But the Week 1 lumps taken by the Big 12 rivals at the hands of the Sun Belt — the Jayhawks lost to Coastal Carolina and the Wildcats to Arkansas State — means they head into conference play Saturday with very little momentum and facing a dramatic step up in competition. The Jayhawks head to Baylor. The Wildcats...
    Spencer Rattler shone brightly in his debut as the starter for the Sooners and he’ll get a chance to do big things this Saturday when Oklahoma hosts Kansas State. Spencer Rattler has been a big name prospect since his high school days in Arizona and it only made sense for him to want to play for Lincoln Riley and the Oklahoma Sooners. Since Riley has taken over in Norman, he’s had two quarterbacks win Heisman trophies and go No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft and another be up for the Heisman award and go in the second round of the draft. Rattler had to sit for a year behind Jalen Hurts, but it likely didn’t hurt him much at all, as he...
    This week’s Oklahoma football game against Kansas State is in serious doubt. Oklahoma football may be the latest Big 12 program whose season will be impacted by COVID-19. They have 12 players from that number back coming back for the Oklahoma game, but another 10 will be missing. So it’s one step forward, one step back on the roster front. If the numbers don’t hold steady or decrease, they can kiss the game against the Sooners goodbye. Next: The 15 blue bloods of college football For more NCAA football news, analysis, opinion and unique coverage by FanSided, including Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff rankings, be sure to bookmark these pages.
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican nominee for Kansas' open Senate seat called Saturday for quick action to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dismissed his Democratic opponent's disavowal of Green New Deal environmental proposals so often in a debate that she admonished him, “Stop deceiving voters.” Republican Roger Marshall, a two-term congressman for western and central Kansas, repeatedly attacked Democrat Barbara Bollier, a Kansas City-area state senator, for switching parties in late 2018 after having been elected to office as a moderate Republican. He suggested that her choosing to leave the GOP showed that she was out of touch with most voters in their Republican-leaning state and had embraced...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican nominee for Kansas’ open Senate seat called Saturday for quick action to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dismissed his Democratic opponent’s disavowal of Green New Deal environmental proposals so often in a debate that she admonished him, “Stop deceiving voters.” Republican Roger Marshall, a two-term congressman for western and central Kansas, repeatedly attacked Democrat Barbara Bollier, a Kansas City-area state senator, for switching parties in late 2018 after having been elected to office as a moderate Republican. He suggested that her choosing to leave the GOP showed that she was out of touch with most voters in their Republican-leaning state and had embraced liberal values. Marshall repeatedly referred to...
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    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum has broken again with fellow Kansas Republicans to support Democrat Barbara Bollier for the seat Kassebaum once held. Bollier's campaign announced Kassebaum's endorsement Thursday. Kassebaum said in a statement that Bollier shares her belief in working with members of both parties and that Bollier's election would be a “positive step” toward bipartisanship in Washington. Kassebaum also endorsed Democrat Laura Kelly in the 2018 Kansas governor’s race over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach. Kassebaum's statement Thursday did not mention Republican Senate nominee Roger Marshall, a two-term congressman for western and central Kansas. Bollier called the 88-year-old Kassebaum a mentor. Bollier is a Kansas City-area state senator and was a lifelong moderate Republican until...
    By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom on whether the parents of a disabled child have a right to a trial on their malpractice claims. A lower appeals court had earlier held that the statute — signed into law by then-Gov. Sam Brownback in 2013— protects physicians from malpractice suits if they fail to provide information about fetal abnormalities that might cause the mother to get an abortion. The parents' attorney, Lynn Johnson, argued the case was...
    BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom on whether the parents of a disabled child have a right to a trial on their malpractice claims. A lower appeals court had earlier held that the statute — signed into law by then-Gov. Sam Brownback in 2013— protects physicians from malpractice suits if they fail to provide information about fetal abnormalities that might cause the mother to get an abortion. The parents’ attorney, Lynn Johnson, argued the case was an action for the...
    West Coast fires: 22 people are missing in Oregon, but its too dangerous to search for them This Beloved Southern Chain Just Filed for Bankruptcy Bowl projections: Big 12 might already have lost its at-large College Football Playoff hopes There was no earthquake result on Week 2 of the college football season. The only tremors felt were in the Big 12 with its meltdown Saturday that likely eliminated the league's already slim opportunity to place two teams in the College Football Playoff. © Peter Aiken, Getty Images Kansas State running back Harry Trotter is tackled by two Arkansas State Red Wolves defenders during the second half at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium. The scenario was always going difficult for the conference to...
    Maybe the Big 12 Conference should have followed the lead of the Big Ten and Pac-12 and opted out of playing college football this fall. Or at least opted out of scheduling the Sun Belt. The lower-tier conference went 3-0 against the Power Five league over the weekend, a stunning performance highlighted by Louisiana-Lafayette's romp over then-No. 23 Iowa State. Arkansas State also won at Kansas State and Coastal Carolina went to Kansas and outclassed the Jayhawks in what may have been the best day in the history of the league. LOUISIANA, ARKANSAS STATE MAKE TROUBLE FOR BIG 12 OPPONENTS “You saw today what the Sun Belt is. We didn't want to let the Sun Belt down,” Chanticleers coach Jamey...
    Oregon replaces state fire marshal; wildfire death toll grows to 22 on West Coast This Peanut Sauce Is Being Recalled in Texas Grocery Stores College football Week 2 takeaways: Big 12 falls flat on its face In its nearly three decades of existence, the Big 12 conference has seen its share of dark times. It’s gone 15 seasons without a national title, endured a messy realignment breakup over a failed television network and has seemingly purchased real estate in the College Football Playoff woodshed in three of its four appearances. In other words, the Big 12 has endured enough dark days in recent decades that it would be hyperbolic to say that Saturday marked the worst day in conference...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Kansas Secretary of State's office to allow state Sen. Julia Lynn to remove her name from November's ballot so she can care for her ailing sister. The judge in Shawnee County found Friday that the Olathe Republican had submitted all of the necessary documentation, The Kansas City Star reports. At issue was technical issues with the initial version of the doctor's note she submitted attesting to the fact that her sister required continuous care. The note, which she turned in on the Sept. 1 deadline for withdrawing, had the doctor's name along with a handwritten notation by a nurse in the doctor's office. The following day, Lynn was told she needed...
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jonathan Adams Jr. caught three touchdown passes, including the game-winner with 38 seconds remaining, and Arkansas State defeated Kansas State 35-31 on Saturday. Layne Hatcher threw a 17-yard pass to Adams for the winning score after the Wildcats (0-1) had taken a 31-28 lead on a Blake Lynch 35-yard field goal with 2:30 remaining. Arkansas State (1-1) faked a punt that led to a pass interference call, keeping a drive alive and leading to a 5-yard TD pass to Adams from Logan Bonner for a 28-21 lead with just under 12 minutes left in the fourth quarter. Kansas State responded with Harry Trotter’s 5-yard touchdown run before Lynch’s go-ahead field goal. Kansas State scored on...
    Kansas State football loses to Arkansas State football at home in a dismal season-opener for the Wildcats.Kansas State football began their season on the wrong foot. Shortly after Farmageddon rival Iowa State football fell at home to Louisiana football, the Kansas State Wildcats did not get it done at home vs. the Arkansas State Red Wolves. After falling last week to Memphis football, the Red Wolves got their first W in the win column, shocking K-State in the Little Apple on Saturday to the tune of 35-31. Another rough loss for the Big 12 to a team from the Sun Belt. Here are three big takeaways from Kansas State’s loss to Arkansas State.1. Where is the patented K-State defense we’ve...
    Harvard study: Institutional racism permeates Massachusetts justice system The under-the-radar grocery store Aldi fans will love Kansas State S Wayne Jones taken off field on stretcher after scary hit Kansas State Wildcats safety Wayne Jones was taken off the field on a stretcher following a scary hit during the team’s Week 2 game against Arkansas State. © Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports A scary moment unfolded Saturday following a scary hit to Kansas State safety Wayne Jones. During the fourth quarter of Saturday’s game, the Red Wolves offense was driving down the field vying for the go-ahead score with only a few minutes left in the contest. When running back Jamal Jones broke free for a huge gain, Kansas State’s...
    LAS VEGAS — In his second season at Kansas State, coach Chris Klieman faces a rebuilding job and an uphill climb. This is not his first rodeo, though. Klieman made a successful leap to the Big 12 after coaching North Dakota State to four FCS national championships. He’s not exactly in the same class with Alabama’s Nick Saban and Clemson’s Dabo Swinney, but Klieman compiled a 77-11 record the past six years and proved he can win at both levels by guiding the Wildcats to an 8-5 finish last year. Now he must prove he can win with a new-look Kansas State team that lost eight offensive starters and five defensive starters. The biggest challenge will be replacing an entire...
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is forecast to harvest a record soybean crop this fall, but corn production in the state is expected to be down from last year, the National Agricultural Statistics Service said Friday. The agency said in its monthly crop update that the state's corn expected corn production of 782 million bushels is down 2% from a year ago. Kansas is projected to harvest 5.75 million acres of corn this season, with yields averaging 136 bushels per acre. Soybean production in the state is forecast at a record 231 million bushels, up 24% from last year. Kansas farmers planted a record 5.25 million acres into soybeans this year. Kansas growers are also expected to harvest 217 million...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An inmate at Larned Correctional Facility has died from COVID-19 — the fifth state prison inmate to die from the coronavirus since the pandemic began, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced Thursday. Junior Lee Chrismon, 68, died in a hospital Monday. Chrisman, who was serving a 52-month sentence on drug charges out of Montgomery County, tested positive Aug. 15 and also had underlying health conditions, the agency said. Four inmates at Lansing Correctional Facility also have died from COVID-19, along with two staff members at Lansing and one employee at the Topeka Correctional Center. The corrections department said 202 inmates at Larned have contracted the virus. Overall, 1,750 inmates and 238 employees have tested positive for...
    By MARGARET STAFFORD, Associated Press LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Meatpacking plants and correctional facilities continue to be the main sites of active COVID-19 clusters in Kansas, with each reporting thousands of cases, according to data released Wednesday by the state health department. It was the first time the Kansas Department of Health and environment publicized specific active COVID-19 clusters. The state identified 117 active clusters, involving 5,099 cases, 192 hospitalizations and 63 deaths. The information was released hours after several large Kansas business groups released a letter to Gov. Laura Kelly asking her not to identify specific clusters, saying it could harm businesses as they try to recover from the pandemic. “We are unsure what the benefit of this disclosure...
    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has been called on to investigate a shooting involving a Geary County Sheriff’s deputy. The shooting took place in Junction City, and the KBI will investigate, the sheriff’s department said in a news release sent early Wednesday morning. However, the release does not say when the shooting happened, whether anyone was injured or killed, which deputy was involved or any other details of the shooting. A message left Wednesday morning for the sheriff’s office seeking clarification was not immediately returned. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Kansas
    A 19-year-old Democratic candidate released a statement on Sunday regarding allegations of physical abuse made by his ex-girlfriend. Aaron Coleman, who is running for a seat in the Kansas state House of Representatives, unbelievably hinted that the alleged physical abuse that he is is accused of committed could have been prevented if "Medicaid for all" was passed. Coleman won his primary last month despite confessing that he engaged in "bullying, revenge porn, and blackmail." Coleman defeated 13-year incumbent Stan Frownfelter in the Aug. 4 Democratic primary for the 37th District. There is no Republican challenger. Kristina Smith, a paralegal and treasurer of the Wyandotte County Republican Party, is pursuing a write-in candidacy, and provides the only opposition to...
    A 19-year-old Democratic candidate running for the Kansas legislature pitched "Medicaid for all" as a healthcare policy that could have prevented him from abusing his ex-girlfriend. Aaron Coleman, a young Democratic candidate who's been surrounded by controversy this summer, admitted on Sunday to abusing his ex-girlfriend physically, which was first reported by the Intercept. However, he said government programs to fund education and healthcare properly may have taught both him and his girlfriend not to act "toxic" toward each other. "While it is true I was abusive to my ex-girlfriend, I do not agree with the characterization being made about our experience in the hot tub the day after Christmas. I did not choke her. I also don't...
    A 19-year-old Kansas Democrat running for a seat in the state House blamed a lack of "early childhood education funding" after admitting to abusive behavior toward his ex-girlfriend on Sunday. "We must strive to create a society safe for women, which we currently do not do," candidate Aaron Coleman wrote in a statement. "I believe if we had more early childhood education funding, and taught what healthy interpersonal relationships look like, my ex and I would have been less toxic to each other." KANSAS DEMOCRAT LINKED TO 'REVENGE PORN' NOW SAYS HE'LL STAY IN STATE HOUSE ELECTION Coleman also used his ex's accusations to make a case for "Medicaid for all." "[W]e must pass Medicaid for All so people can receive counseling and mental health...
    Daily Kos Elections is out with new data for Kansas—which was crunched for us by elections analyst Bill Coningsby—of the 2018 gubernatorial results by state Senate, state House, and congressional district. While Donald Trump carried Kansas 57-36, Democrat Laura Kelly defeated Republican Kris Kobach 48-43 in the 2018 governor’s race, with independent Greg Orman taking third with 6%. Kobach responded to that defeat by running for the U.S. Senate this year, but national Republicans spent heavily on a successful campaign to deny him the party’s nomination. Kelly, meanwhile, has had to deal with a hostile legislature where Republicans can override her vetoes with the support of two-thirds of the members of each chamber. State House Republicans took the same 85-40...
    Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly (D) The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Programing Note: We'll be taking off Friday and Monday for Labor Day weekend, so that means no Live Digest either of those days (it'll return on Tuesday). For those who read us on the web or via email, there will be no Morning Digest on Monday or Tuesday, but we'll be back on the web and in your inbox on Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! ● Governor-by-LD: Daily Kos Elections is out with new data for Kansas, which was...
    North Carolina State and Kansas will open the football season without fans at home games. The Wolfpack and Jayhawks both announced that they would begin the 2020 season without fans in attendance during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Both programs left the door open to having fans at some point down the road. ???????????????? ???????????? ???????????????? ???????? @jefflongKU // An update regarding fans at KAI events in September based on medical recommendations More ➝ https://t.co/aLP4jijO2b pic.twitter.com/aa3j4YjBks — Kansas Jayhawks (@KUAthletics) August 31, 2020 In line with current state guidelines, @PackAthletics will begin the fall with no spectators. ????https://t.co/dIjjHlw62w — NC State Football (@PackFootball) August 31, 2020 Another day...
    Kansas State’s football team has a huge issue with coronavirus. According to ESPN, seven players on the Wildcats have tested positive for the virus with the season right around the corner. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Despite having seven players with the virus, the Wildcats are pushing forward with practice, and will open the season September 12 against Arkansas State.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by K-State Football (@kstatefb) on Aug 14, 2020 at 12:58pm PDT Well, this certainly isn’t the update we want to hear with the season starting in a couple weeks. This isn’t the update we want at all. The last thing we need right...
    (CNN)Coronavirus outbreaks have been identified at four sororities at Kansas State University. Residents of those Greek houses have been told to quarantine for 14 days from the day the outbreak was declared. Alpha Delta Pi and Alpha Xi Delta have six cases each, while Chi Omega and Kappa Delta have five cases apiece, the Riley County Health Department said Friday. Hundreds of Covid-19 cases reported as students return to college campusesMore than 60 US universities and colleges in at least 36 states have reported positive cases of Covid-19, and some have returned to remote learning to try to stem the spread. More than 8,700 infections among American college students and staff were reported through Friday, as the nation approaches 6...
    The Kansas Democratic Party has withdrawn support for a state legislature candidate who has admitted to misconduct including circulating revenge porn. Aaron Coleman, the party nominee for a reliably blue state House seat in the Kansas City area, defeated seven-term incumbent Rep. Stan Frownfelter by 14 votes in the Aug. 4 primary. Since then, the 19-year-old has admitted to circulating revenge porn and harassing girls online when he was 14. Frownfelter has launched a write-in campaign, which state party spokesman Reeves Oyster said the party will back. “The pattern of alarming behavior reported and exhibited by Mr. Coleman proves he is unfit to serve in the Kansas Legislature,” Oyster said in a statement. “The Party will in no way be...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Democratic Party on Wednesday declared that the 19-year-old nominee for a state House seat is “unfit” for office because of “alarming behavior” that includes admitting to circulating revenge porn, and he said his online fundraising account has been disabled. Spokeswoman Reeves Oyster said the state party is working with the Kansas House’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Tom Sawyer, to find an alternative to nominee Aaron Coleman in a normally safe Democratic district in Kansas City, Kansas. Coleman defeated seven-term state Rep. Stan Frownfelter in the Aug. 4 primary by 14 votes out of about 1,600 cast. Frownfelter has launched a write-in campaign, and Sawyer, from Wichita, said Democratic lawmakers are supporting it. Sawyer...
    A 19-year-old Kansas Democrat running for a seat in the state House -- who said Sunday he would drop out of the race after admitting to a "revenge porn" incident when he was in middle school and to harassing others on social media -- reversed course Tuesday, saying he plans to stay in the race. Aaron Coleman wrote that since he announced he was dropping out of the race, “I have heard from many of the people who voted for me urging me not to drop out. They said they did not vote for me expecting that I was a perfect person.” In June, Coleman acknowledged that when he was 14 he made good on a threat to share a nude photo of a...
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to speak Tuesday during the Republican National Convention in a pre-recorded address that will be livestreamed, just like much of the convention. Though the spotlight will be on the statesman himself, any narrative about Mike Pompeo also includes his second wife, Susan, who has been by his side for two decades and has a level of influence in her husband’s job that could be seen as inappropriate by some analyses. She Married Mike Pompeo In 2000   Paul Morigi / Getty Images Back in the late 1990s, as The New Yorker reported, the newly divorced Mike Pompeo had just moved back to his home state of Kansas and planned to make his...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old Kansas House candidate who admitted to engaging in revenge porn and harassing girls online has reversed his decision to abandon a campaign that has seen him disavowed by many fellow Democrats. Aaron Coleman, of Kansas City, Kansas, said in a tweeted statement Tuesday that many of the people who voted for him in the Democratic primary over veteran state Rep. Stan Frownfelter urged him not to drop out. Coleman prevailed by 14 votes, with the final, unofficial tally standing at 823-809. Frownfelter planned a write-in campaign for the November general election. In a Facebook post in June, Coleman said allegations that he engaged in online bullying, blackmail and revenge porn were true. He...
    In February, a lobbyist friend urged Erik Sartorius, the executive director of the Kansas League of Municipalities, to look at a newly introduced bill that would affect cities. The legislation involved “personal delivery devices”—robots that, as if in a sci-fi movie, might deliver a bag of groceries, a toolbox, or a prescription to your doorstep. It would have limited their weight to 150 pounds, not including the cargo inside. And it would have allowed them to operate on any sidewalk or crosswalk in Kansas at speeds up to 6 miles per hour, the pace of a quick human jog. Lawmakers and lobbyists say the bill was drafted with help from Amazon. In later testimony to a state senate committee, Amazon...
    Democratic Kansas State House candidate Aaron Coleman dropped out of his race Sunday after admitting to sending revenge porn as well as bullying girls online. “After talking with my family and my supporters, I’ve made the decision to withdraw as the Democratic nominee for HD 37 so I can focus on caring for my family,” Coleman, 19, said on Twitter. “Now our party can pick a new nominee. I regret my past actions and hope to continually learn from them as I grow into the person I hope to be & My dad is in the hospital and I never expected this kind of attention.” “It’s too much. I need to focus on taking care of my family & surviving...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas no longer has any counties free of reported coronavirus cases after another weekend surge pushed its total number for the pandemic past 38,000. The state Department of Health and Environment said Monday that Kansas saw another 1,545 confirmed and probable cases since Friday, an increase of 4.2%. The total since the pandemic began is 38,401. The health department reported another seven COVID-19-related deaths, to bring the total to 426. Johns Hopkins University's count is 427 deaths. All 105 of the state's counties have had a confirmed or probable case, according to the health department. Rawlins and Wallace counties in western Kansas had remained the only two without a reported case for more than a month...
    A 19-year-old Democrat running for a state House seat in Kansas has dropped out of the race after recently narrowly defeating a seven-term incumbent in a primary. Aaron Coleman admitted prior to the primary to sharing a nude photo of a girl online when the two were in middle school. He still won the primary by 14 votes. That admission, however, along with admitting to harassing other girls online and his father’s recent hospitalization, led to Coleman dropping out of the general election. Coleman claimed he shared the nude photo of the girl seven years earlier because she wouldn’t agree to send him more nudes. The girl, now 20 years old, told The New York Times last week that she...
    The Kansas teenager who secured the Democratic nomination for a seat in the state House said he plans to drop out of the race. Aaron Coleman, 19, barely won his primary against seven-year incumbent Stan Frownfelter to represent the Democratic Party for the 37th Congressional District seat, after he admitted bullying female peers online, committing blackmail, and creating revenge porn while in middle school. Coleman announced on Sunday that he plans to withdraw from the race to “focus on taking care of my family & surviving the COVID Great Depression.” He also apologized for his behavior. “I do apologize to them from a place of remorse and shame, but words alone are not an acceptable response today,” Coleman said at...
    A 19-year-old Kansas Democrat who recently defeated a seven-term incumbent by 14 votes in a state House primary election has now withdrawn from the general election, citing “recent developments in the race.” Those developments included Aaron Coleman’s admission that, while a middle school student, he shared a nude photo of a girl online because she wouldn’t meet his demand that she provide more nude photos to him, according to reports. Coleman followed through on the alleged threat and also admitted using online posts to harass other girls, Law & Crime reported. CONVICTED PEDOPHILE ACCUSED OF KILLING 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL TO APPEAR BEFORE MISSOURI JUDGE Last week, the girl connected to the photo incident – who is now 20 years old –...
    Trey Lance is not likely to transfer to the Kansas State Wildcats in 2020.If Trey Lance transferred to the Kansas State Wildcats, that would be sweet, but don’t count on it. Lance won the Walter Payton Award (Best player) and the Jerry Rice Award (Best freshman) for the FCS powerhouse North Dakota State Bison in 2019. He was so utterly dominant last year that he didn’t throw an interception during his redshirt freshman season. With Carson Wentz having success in the NFL, Lance is getting serious first-round consideration in the 2021 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, North Dakota State won’t play college football this fall due to COVID-19. With only one year’s worth of starts at the FCS level, that could be...
    Facebook/ Aaron Coleman for Kansas Aaron Coleman, a 19-year-old dishwasher and community college student, won a primary contest for a state House seat in Kansas. Aaron Coleman, a 19-year-old teenager from Wyandotte, Kansas, won the Democratic primary contest for a state House seat on August 17. Running for the Kansas House 37th District seat, Coleman defeated seven-term incumbent Stan Frownfelter by 14 votes. He received 823 votes while Frownfelter received 809, according to the Kansas City Star. Frownfelter announced the following day that he would launch a write-in campaign in the general election in November against Coleman, as an effort to keep his seat in the state House, the New York Times reported. Republican Kristina Smith is also...
    By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas secretary of state's office has offered each of the state's 105 counties up to two drop-off boxes where people can deposit their absentee ballots for the November election if they don't mail them in or want to risk voting in person because of the coronavirus threat. Local election officials had until Friday to respond to the offer, so the state won't know how many boxes it will need to buy until early next week, said Katie Koupal, a spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office. Response to the offer has been varied, she said. Some counties said they already had enough drop-off boxes and didn't need any more,...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state court judge has rejected a freshman Kansas congressman's request to remove the Topeka area's prosecutor from a criminal election fraud case against him. Attorneys for Republican Rep. Steve Watkins failed to show that District Attorney Mike Kagay in Watkins' home of Shawnee County had “an axe to grind” in filing three felony charges against Watkins, District Judge David Debenham said in a ruling this week. Both Watkins and Kagay are Republicans, but Watkins argued that Kagay was colluding with Watkins' main primary opponent because they shared a campaign consultant. Watkins lost his GOP primary race to State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, who made the criminal case a key issue...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state court judge has rejected a freshman Kansas congressman’s request to remove the Topeka area’s prosecutor from a criminal election fraud case against him. Attorneys for Republican Rep. Steve Watkins failed to show that District Attorney Mike Kagay in Watkins’ home of Shawnee County had “an axe to grind” in filing three felony charges against Watkins, District Judge David Debenham said in a ruling this week. Both Watkins and Kagay are Republicans, but Watkins argued that Kagay was colluding with Watkins’ main primary opponent because they shared a campaign consultant. Watkins lost his GOP primary race to State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, who made the criminal case a key issue in their eastern Kansas district....
    Political action committees aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Emily’s List, a pro-choice group, paid a dark money group $5.3 million in a failed bid to shape the results of the Kansas Republican Senate primary, according to campaign finance records released Thursday night. A mysterious super PAC called Sunflower State popped up in June and began a relentless media campaign in Kansas aimed at portraying Republican Rep. Roger Marshall as insufficiently conservative compared to his opponent, former Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach. Democrats apparently saw an easier path to victory in November against Kobach, who lost the 2018 race for governor to Laura Kelly, a Democrat. Sunflower State’s effort failed, as Marshall won a decisive victory over...
    MAYETTA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer-involved shooting of a man accused of wielding a knife in northeastern Kansas. The shooting happened Wednesday evening near Mayetta, after a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a car with a stolen license plate in a casino parking lot, and the car fled, according to a KBI news release. The deputy gave chase, and the car crashed a short time later. The driver — later identified by police as Shanon Wren, 41, of Topeka — and a woman fled from the car on foot, officials said. The Kansas Highway Patrol and deputies later found the pair after a search, and officials said a trooper shot Wren...
    KANORADO, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials and a granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower on Thursday celebrated the 50th anniversary of the completion of Interstate 70 across the state. Mary Eisenhower joined state Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz and other dignitaries in unveiling a new highway sign for east-bound I-70 as it leaves Colorado during an event near the border. The sign welcomes motorists to Kansas, notes that it was President Eisenhower's home and commemorates the June 17, 1970 completion of I-70. President Eisenhower pushed for construction of the interstate highway system in the 1950s. He'd been a young lieutenant colonel in 1919, when it took a convoy of Army vehicles two months to cross the U.S. He served as president from...
    Savannah Rychcik August 19, 2020 0 Comments Attorney General William Barr revealed on Wednesday task forces have made significant progress against violent crime since the launch of Operation Legend. Appearing at a news conference in Kansas City, Missouri, Barr emphasized the importance of supporting law enforcement and announced several arrests have been made under the program. “Rather than demonizing and defunding our police, we are supporting and strengthening our law enforcement partners at the state and local level,” Barr said. He added, “So far federal-state task forces involved in operation legend have made almost 1,500 arrests, I think it’s 1,485 to be precise and many of those arrests are for violent state crimes including 90 homicides like LeGend’s murderer.Watch his...
    The Kansas State Wildcats plan on having fans at home football games in the fall. According to Brett McMurphy, the Wildcats are planning on having 25% capacity at Bill Snyder Family Stadium during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Fans will be required to wear masks. Kansas State will have about 25 percent capacity this fall for home football games & fans required to wear face coverings — Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 17, 2020 It’s truly mind-boggling to see how different colleges are handling the coronavirus pandemic. The Big 10 has completely canceled football. At the same time, we have Kansas State, which is a middle of the pack Big...
    By JOHN HANNA, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported its biggest seven-day increase in novel coronavirus cases since the pandemic began as the total number exceeded 35,000. The state Department of Health and Environment said Kansas had another 1,282 confirmed and probable cases since Friday, an increase of 3.8%, for a total of 35,167. The state reported 3,437 new cases since Aug. 10, for a seven-day average of 491 new cases a day. The previous high for the pandemic was 479 cases a day for the seven days ending July 17. Kansas has seen reported cases double over the past six weeks. However, fewer cases appear to be resulting in COVID-19-related deaths. The state health department...
    A 19-year-old candidate who has made controversial comments on social media and acknowledged abusive behavior online towards girls in middle school is currently leading a veteran lawmaker for a state House seat in Kansas City, Kans.  Aaron Coleman, a community college student and dishwasher, holds just a five-vote lead over a seven-term state Rep. Stan Frownfelter (D), leading 807 votes to Frownfelter’s 802 in an Aug. 4 primary.    Officials in Wyandotte County are set to meet Monday to review provisional ballots, according to The Associated Press.  Coleman has previously drawn criticism for sharing on social media that he would “laugh and giggle” if a former GOP state lawmaker died from the coronavirus. He has also acknowledged allegations that he...
    Will North Dakota State football’s Trey Lance transfer or decide to go pro?North Dakota State football’s superstar quarterback Trey Lance has a huge decision to make. The redshirt sophomore quarterback took home the Walter Payton Award (Best player) and the Jerry Rice Award (Best freshman) last season for the Bison. North Dakota State won yet another national championship as an FCS superpower. Even though everybody was hoping they’d play this season, North Dakota State University decided it will not play this fall semester on the gridiron. Lance quote tweeted North Dakota State University’s official tweet on Friday with, “We did everything we could and handled everything the right way. It’s not fair, but we are unbelievably thankful for our coaches,...
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has received 205 reports of clergy sexual abuse and opened 120 cases since it began investigating the state's Catholic dioceses nearly two years ago, the agency said Friday. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked the KBI in November 2018 to investigate Catholic clergy abuse in Kansas. A task force of six agents has been investigating reports of abuse from the public and is reviewing church documents. The investigation involves the state's four Catholic dioceses in Wichita, Salina, Dodge City and Kansas City, Kansas, along with the Society of St. Pius X, a breakaway Catholic group with a large branch in St. Marys. KBI spokeswoman Melissa Underwood said the agency’s investigation...
    A Kansas prosecutor has announced charges in the killing of 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, whose death led to the establishment of the Department of Justice’s Operation Legend. Ryson Ellis, 22, faces felony charges of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action, Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Thursday during a press conference in downtown Kansas City. A statement from Attorney General Bill Barr, released shortly after the announcement, said: “On June 29, 2020, four-year-old LeGend Taliferro was killed by gunfire while asleep in his bed in Kansas City, Missouri. His senseless death, which is part of an alarming increase in violent crime this summer, led the Department of Justice to launch Operation Legend....
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City will require residents and visitors to wear masks in indoor public places until at least Jan. 16, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Thursday. The mayor and Rex Archer, director of the city's health department, said cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in the Kansas City area, and the virus is likely to stay until a vaccine becomes widely available. The order means people will be required to wear masks in indoor areas where social distancing is not possible. It includes some exceptions, such as people with medical conditions that make it difficult to wear masks. Bars and restaurants will continue to be limited to 50% capacity. Kansas City has seen increasing numbers of cases...
    A longtime Republican-held seat that could decide who holds a Senate majority after the November election currently tilts towards the GOP, according to a new poll. Voters in Kansas currently favor the Republican nominee, Rep. Roger Marshall, over Democrat Barbara Bollier by two points, with 46% and 44% support respectively. Despite that slim lead, Marshall is currently underperforming President Trump, whom 48% of voters in the state plan on voting for compared to 41% saying the same for Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee. The survey was commissioned by a cadre of online political enthusiasts known as "Election Twitter," who crowdfunded the poll after complaining about unreliable polling of the state. The margin of error of the poll...
    This should be interesting. In direct contrast to the move the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences made Tuesday, the Big 12 on Wednesday announced that it will proceed with fall sports on schedule in 2020. For now, that means the 2020 college football season is a go in the Big 12, which also released its complete, conference-only schedule for the upcoming season. The Big 12 Board of Directors made the call to proceed with fall sports on Tuesday night. MORE: Tracking college football cancellations in 2020 “The Board continues to believe that the health and well-being of our student-athletes must guide all decisions,” said board chairman and TCU chancellor Victor Boschini in the conference’s statement. “To that end the Board has consistently relied on...
    FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – With the Big 12 moving forward with the football season and other fall sports amid the pandemic, the TCU Horned Frogs have revised their schedule to align with the conference’s plans. The conference’s board of directors approved a plan to start fall sports after Sept. 1 and allowing football teams to play one non-conference game before league plays begins Sept. 26. TCU, which is in Fort Worth, released its new schedule on Wednesday, with their first game being against Tennessee Tech and then, two weeks later, Iowa State. Sept. 12 – Tennessee Tech Sept. 26 – Iowa State Oct. 3 – at Texas Oct. 10 – Kansas State Oct. 24 – Oklahoma Oct. 31...
    By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans are likely to stress Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall's service on the House Agriculture Committee as he runs for the Senate. The two-term GOP congressman for western and central Kansas who sometimes calls himself “the only candidate who can sort heifers from steers" is treating his agriculture background as as a major asset in his race against Democrat nominee Barbara Bollier. They're both doctors, but she grew up in the Kansas City suburbs, while he describes himself as a “fifth-generation farm kid” after starting life on a farm outside El Dorado in south-central Kansas. Marshall and Bollier are running for the seat held by retiring four-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts....
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A spokeswoman says Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is reviewing President Donald Trump's plan to extend supplemental unemployment benefits but is waiting for more details. A program providing an additional $600 a week to workers left unemployed by the coronavirus pandemic expired July 31, and Congress hasn't agreed on a bill including an extension. Trump announced a plan this weekend to provide an additional $400 a week in benefits but said states would have to cover 25% of the cost. Kelly spokeswoman Lauren Fitzgerald called Trump's plan only “a broad memo" and questioned whether he can provide the extra benefits through an executive order. Kansas struggled to handle a huge surge of unemployment claims from the...
    (CNN)Stephanie Byers, a retired public-school teacher of nearly three decades, is many things. She is passionate about expanding Medicaid and funding public education. She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation. And she could become the first transgender lawmaker in the state of Kansas' history.Byers, who ran unopposed, won her district's Democratic primary earlier this month. Come November, she will go up against Republican businesswoman Cyndi Howerton. Byers' district, which encompasses much of Wichita, has traditionally leaned liberal. "I think Kansas surprises a lot of people," Byers said in an interview with CNN. "When you drill down a little bit, it leans a little more purple than a lot of people realize."Her community's support of her public transition, which happened...
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas on Monday reported nearly 1,100 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases and another seven COVID-19-related deaths over the previous three days. The state Department of Health and Environment said Kansas has had 31,730 coronavirus virus cases since the pandemic reached the state in early March. That's up 3.6% or 1,092 cases since Friday. The actual number of cases is thought to be far higher because people can be infected without feeling ill and because of a lack of testing, particularly early in the pandemic. The state health department said there have been 387 COVID-19-related deaths reported for Kansas during the panic, an increase of 1.8% since Friday. However, the confirmed or probable cases leading to...
    A top Kansas official is facing criticism after he was caught using a "doctored" chart to justify face mask mandates. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Lee Norman presented a coronavirus case chart to the media last week to contrast Kansas counties abiding by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's mask mandate and those that have not, The Sentinel reported. Norman claimed that counties abiding by the mandate are "winning the battle," suggesting that counties that have not followed the mandate are losing. "All of the improvement in the case development comes from those counties wearing masks," Norman said, The Sentinel reported. However, Norman's claim only appeared true because he manipulated his chart to create the allusion that counties following...
    The secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Education is in hot water for deceiving public officials in the state to get a statewide mask mandate instituted. Secretary Lee Norman contrasted the disparity in coronavirus cases between counties in Kansas with mask mandates using an axis showing new cases within a range of 15-25 in counties with mask mandates and an axis with a range of 4-14 in counties without. That display was designed to appear that counties without mandates had more cases than counties with them. If both data sets were placed on the same axis, the counties without mask mandates had fewer coronavirus cases than those with mandates. "All of the improvement in the case development comes from...
    Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman What kind of a person would go from being hospitalized with COVID-19 symptoms for a week and then return to work as normal without telling his coworkers? Kansas House Speaker Ron “Rona” Ryckman, that’s who.  The Kansas lawmaker, a senior Republican from Olathe, a suburb of Kansas City, told supporters in an email obtained by the Kansas City Star about his diagnosis. Ryckman said he tested positive the week of July 13 and was then hospitalized for a week. The problem? He never told Democratic lawmakers in the Sunflower State, and even worse, he attended a July 29 meeting with Gov. Laura Kelly and members of the State Finance Committee, which was held indoors. While attendees were socially...
    Kansas Republicans managed to avoid nominating Kris Kobach again The biggest news of Tuesday’s primaries was the defeat of two House members, Kansas Republican Steve Watkins and Missouri Democrat Lacy Clay, but there was a ton of other action across the country. Arizona • AZ Corporation Commission: While the secretary of state’s website has not yet posted the number of write-in votes from Tuesday’s primary, the Arizona Capitol Times reports that Republican Jim O’Connor has secured more than enough support to advance to the general election. Reporter Dillon Rosenblatt writes that O’Connor has received at least 20,000 write-ins, which is considerably more than the almost 6,700 that he needed to make the November ballot. O’Connor had to wage a write-in campaign after four of...
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Nearly a quarter of Kansas' almost 29,000 coronavirus cases have been linked to cluster sites, according to state health officials. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment identified 360 outbreaks which have infected 7,710 people and led to 243 of the state’s 365 COVID-19 deaths, the Kansas City Star reported Wednesday. Dr. Lee Norman, the state health department’s top administrator, said Tuesday that he expects to see a rise in cases linked to gatherings following the upcoming Labor Day weekend. The state’s clusters include 132 at private businesses, 95 at long-term care facilities and 54 from gatherings. Nursing facilities account for most of the deaths related to clusters, at 193. Meat packing facilities and state...
    The U.S. Capitol stands in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images Voters picked their nominees in several key Senate races and two more House members lost to challengers as five states held their primary elections Tuesday.  Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state all voted in an election year upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Three of those states — Arizona, Kansas and Michigan — set the stage for Senate elections this fall that will help to determine whether Democrats can gain a majority in the chamber.  Meanwhile, Missouri became the 38th state to approve expansion of Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for low-income Americans. The move will allow as many as 250,000 people...
    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the social gathering institution’s recommendation because it tries to maintain a usually protected seat out of play in what might be a troublesome 12 months for the GOP. Marshall prevailed comfortably in a crowded major area with the backing of main farm, enterprise and anti-abortion teams however with out a pre-election endorsement from President Donald Trump sought by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell and others for the two-term congressman for western and central Kansas. Marshall overcame Kobach’s popularity as a conservative firebrand and casual adviser to Trump. Marshall will face Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, a former lifelong average Republican...
    TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate over polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice as it tries to keep a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP. Marshall prevailed comfortably in a crowded primary field with the backing of major farm, business and anti-abortion groups but without a pre-election endorsement from President Donald Trump sought by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell and others for the two-term congressman for western and central Kansas. Marshall overcame Kobach’s reputation as a conservative firebrand and informal adviser to Trump. Marshall will face Democratic state Sen. Barbara Bollier, a former lifelong moderate Republican who received national...