Courts and Crime

Senate GOP filibuster blocks commission to probe U.S. Capitol attack

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Friday blocked consideration of a bill creating a bipartisan, independent commission to investigate what happened leading up to and...

Kansas GOP lawmaker describes peculiar school incident as potential ‘psychotic episode’

Kansas state Rep. Mark Samsel tells law enforcement officers his conduct at Wellsville school potentially a psychotic episode requiring hospitalization.

Poached deer racks up improbable nine-year political, financial scramble

Osage County landowners end nine-year fight with ownership of poached trophy deer antlers and reimbursement of $16,001 paid the state for the rack.

Biden urges Congress to act on policing reform after meeting with...

WASHINGTON — A year after George Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer, his family returned Tuesday to Washington, D.C., where lawmakers have been...

Kansas contemplating $200-$250 million overhaul of law enforcement training facility

TOPEKA — Proposed modernization of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson at a cost of $200 million to $250 million would adhere...

Governor signs bill honoring memory of abused Kansas boy fed to...

In memory of murdered Kansas boy fed to hogs, Gov. Kelly signs bill requiring visual inspection of allegedly abused children.

Rep. Samsel hit with three counts of battery in Wellsville school...

Rep. Mark Samsel, R-Wellsville, is charged with three misdemeanor counts of battery for peculiar incident at Wellsville High School.

Kansas governor signs bills for first-time homebuyers, elder abuse, rural development,...

Gov. Laura Kelly signed an assortment of legislation Monday dealing with first-time homebuyers, elder abuse, tax preparations, rural opportunity zones, and new crimes for...

Johnson County sheriff endorses Schmidt in GOP governor’s race

Kansas gubernatorial candidate Derek Schmidt nails endorsement in rival Colyer's back yard -- seizing backing from Johnson County sheriff.

Kansas House member ordered not to set foot on Wellsville school...

Republican Rep. Mark Samsel ordered to stay away from Wellsville schools for one year after arrest tied to his work as a substitute teacher.

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