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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 3:45 pm, KS

November 19, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

SAVE SPENT AMMO

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita police will soon ask gun owners and dealers to keep spent ammunition as a way to help identify stolen weapons following an increase in gun thefts over the past five years. Wichita Deputy Police Chief Jose Salcido told the Wichita Eagle that the city has seen a spike in firearms thefts from about 400 in 2012 to 1,600 last year. More than 325 of the guns stolen last year “showed up at violent crime scenes in Wichita,” Salcido said. SENT: 325 words

WIND FARM-KANSAS STATE

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University officials estimate that half of the Manhattan campus will be powered by wind by 2020. University officials announced on Tuesday a new agreement with Missouri-based Westar Energy, the Kansas City Star reported. The Kansas City electric utility will cover half of the campus’ energy needs, saving up to $200,000 per year. SENT: 200 words

IN BRIEF:

— KANSAS GOP-CHAIRMAN — The Kansas Republican Party will be getting a new chairman in February.

SPORTS:

KANSAS-MILES

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Les Miles walked confidently to the podium and slipped on a familiar white hat. This one had “KU” embroidered across the front. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta.

AP Photos NYCD601, KSTOP102. SENT: 1000 words

CHARLESTON CLASSIC

CHARLESTON, S.C. — After a disappointing start, Alabama finished exactly how coach Avery Johnson wanted. The Crimson Tide (4-1) recovered from losing a 13-point lead to outlast Wichita State 90-86 and finish fifth at the eight-team Charleston Classic on Sunday. By Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 350 words

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