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Chiefs land linebacker Mays, o-lineman Linkenbach »

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Chiefs signed linebacker Joe Mays and offensive lineman Joe Linkenbach on Wednesday, while also confirming the signing of defensive back and special teams standout Husain Abdullah. Linkenbach joined the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2010, and started all 16 games the […]

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Kansas gun-rights moving again after compromises »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A proposal to strip Kansas cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms is moving again through the Legislature after supporters stripped out two provisions preventing the state House from considering it. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee rewrote the bill Wednesday and approved it a second time. The […]

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DNA experts to testify in Kansas killings case »

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OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — DNA experts are expected to testify at a hearing for a Kansas man accused of killing four people, including an 18-month-old girl, at a rural property in eastern Kansas. The two-day preliminary hearing to determine if there’s enough evidence to try Kyle Flack on charges including capital murder was scheduled to […]

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Chiefs’ free agents find big deals elsewhere »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs were quiet on the opening day of free agency, even as several players who were instrumental in their turnaround found big deals elsewhere. The Falcons agreed to five-year contracts with defensive tackle Tyson Jackson and offensive guard Jon Asamoah on Tuesday. Both of them were draft picks of […]

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Poorer school districts to benefit most from court ruling »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas school districts with the lowest property valuations stand to benefit the most from any new money approved by legislators in response to last week’s state Supreme Court ruling. A deputy commissioner from the Kansas Department of Education tells Democratic legislators Tuesday most of those districts would use any additional money […]

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Chiefs expected to be much quieter in free agency »

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – When general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were hired by the Chiefs last year, they knew that there would be plenty of turnover on a roster that produced just two wins. So, they predictably made a splash – the kind you make doing a cannonball off the high […]

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State considering new plan for highway project »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Transportation is considering a new highway project that would save an historic rock formation near Dodge City. Transportation officials say the new plan for widening U.S. 50 between Dodge City and Cimarron would add at least $15 million to the $69 million project. But it would save […]

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$5 million for more for Wichita school repair »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita school officials say an elementary school that was damaged by a fire last summer suffered substantially more damage than originally believed. To address the problem, the district’s school board on Monday approved $5 million more in repairs and other expenses for College Hill Elementary School. The district had previously approved […]

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Kansas’ Embiid likely out for start of NCAAs »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Kansas center Joel Embiid is expected to miss the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Embiid got a second opinion on his ailing lower back from a specialist in Los Angeles on Monday, and the school says the physician confirmed the original diagnosis of a stress fracture. The school says Embiid’s […]

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Woman gets $25,000 fine for selling fake goods »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge spared a Wichita businesswoman from prison, but imposed a $25,000 fine for selling fake luxury goods. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Monday sentenced Glenda Sue Morgan to five years of probation and ordered her to make payments of not less than $500 a month toward the fine. […]

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Salina facing competition for women’s tournament »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Lubbock, Texas, is challenging Salina for the right to host the national junior college women’s basketball tournament, which has been held in the Kansas city for more than 15 years. The NJCAA Women’s Basketball Championship is under a contract for two more years to hold its weeklong tournament in Salina. The […]

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Company plans gas processing plant in Kansas »

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HAVEN, Kan. (AP) — A Texas company plans to build a new multimillion-dollar natural gas processing plant in south-central Kansas. Tenawa Gas Processing of Houston says it will start construction on the plant near Haven this month. It is expected to employ 12 to 15 people. The Hutchinson News reports the new plant uses a […]

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KU students to vote on eliminating athletics fee »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Student Senate will vote this week on whether to eliminate a fee students have paid to the athletics department for more than 30 years. Students pay $25 in the fall and spring and $10 in the summer, with the revenue going to women’s and non-revenue sports. The […]

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