New attorney for woman convicted in 2 Topeka murders

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A new attorney has been appointed to represent a Kansas woman appealing her conviction for killing two people. The Topeka Capital-Journal...

Services set for slain Kansas officer

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) The Latest on the fatal shooting of an officer from Kansas City, Kansas (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Funeral services...

Police officer killed in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in Kansas City, Kansas (all times local):   5:20 p.m. A spokesman for the...

Officers killed in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La.  — The Latest on the shooting of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Police say there is no...

Kansas investigator overcome by drug in evidence room

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Authorities say a Wichita, Kansas-area sheriff's investigator was briefly hospitalized after being overcome with an unknown substance in a department evidence...

The Latest: State legislators approve school funding plan

TOPEKA --The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local): Friday, 8:15 p.m. Kansas legislators have passed an education funding plan from Republican...

State to borrow $900 million to cover next fiscal year

TOPEKA -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have authorized a record $900 million in temporary borrowing to cover the state's expenses through June 2017. Brownback...

Kansas to use provisional ballots for upcoming elections

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is planning to use provisional ballots during the upcoming elections and then throw out all...

If Kansas schools close, court blames lawmakers

The Kansas Supreme Court says that if its most recent education funding ruling results in public schools closing, it will be because legislators did...

Topeka man charged with using car to drag officer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A 24-year-old Topeka man faces charges accusing him of dragging a police officer during a traffic stop. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports...