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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 1 pm, KS

December 20, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.



WICHITA _ Fewer Kansas high school athletes are going on to compete at the state’s junior colleges since out-of-state roster restrictions were eliminated. The number of Kansas football players in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference has declined by 80 percent, from 318 in 2016 to 64 this season, The Wichita Eagle reports . Kansas participation in the last two years has declined by 53 percent in men’s basketball and 28 percent in women’s basketball. The conference is made up of 21 members schools from across the state. SENT: 365 words.


OLATHE _ A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed over the deadly shooting of a mentally distressed woman after law enforcement ignored SWAT team members’ advice and entered a suburban Kansas City home to apprehend her. The Kansas City Star reports that the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court alleges that 26-year-old Ciara Howard was killed during a “recklessly executed siege.” She had a history of only minor, nonviolent offenses when authorities went to her boyfriend’s Olathe, Kansas, home in August 2017 to arrest her on a warrant for walking away from the county’s adult residential center. UPCOMING: 350 words.


_ BANKERS SURVEY _ A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests the regional economy is growing.

_ GIRLFRIEND BEATING DEATH _ A judge has found sufficient evidence for a man to stand trial in the beating death of his girlfriend in Topeka.

_ CRASH INTO BUILDING _ Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he crashed through the glass front of a Topeka office building.


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