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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 3:15 pm, KS

January 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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LAWRENCE — A Kansas lawmaker wants to make it a crime to abandon a firearm in a public place, a measure spurred in part by a scare on the University of Kansas campus. SENT: 300 words.


— CHILDCARE WORKER CHARGED — The operator of a home day care in Overland Park where a baby died last year has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts in the case.

— POLICE CHASE-FATAL SHOOTING — Prosecutors have charged a homicide suspect shot by police in Missouri after he led them on a high-speed chase with murder, kidnapping and other counts.

— TOPEKA STANDOFF — Police have confirmed the identity of one of two people found dead inside a northeastern Kansas townhome after a nearly 16-hour standoff with officers.

— KIDS IN TRUNK — Police in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kansas, are investigating after a video posted on social media appeared to show two children being placed into the trunk of a car.

— KANSAS ATTORNEY-FEDERAL JUDGESHIP — President Donald Trump has resubmitted the nomination of Holly Lou Teeter of Lenexa to be a federal district judge for the District of Kansas.

— LAWRENCE-GREASE DUMP — Lawrence police continue to seek answers after thousands of gallons of cooking grease were illegally dumped into a city manhole.



KANSAS CITY — The AFC West-champion Kansas City Chiefs try to win their first postseason game at Arrowhead Stadium since January 1994 when they face Tennessee. The Titans haven’t won a playoff game since 2003, and haven’t won one on the road in 18 years. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 3:25 p.m. CT.


FORT WORTH, Texas — No. 16 TCU plays No. 10 Kansas for the first time since upsetting the then-No. 1 Jayhawks in the Big 12 tournament last March. The Frogs have since won the NIT title, had a school-record 17-game winning streak and been a Top 10 team for the first time. By Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m. CT.


LUBBOCK, Texas — No. 18 Texas Tech, coming off its first win ever against Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse, is back home to play Kansas State. The Red Raiders are off to a 13-1 start, and are trying to remain one of only two teams to be 3-0 in Big 12 play. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts 3 p.m. CT.


LAWRENCE — Sixth-ranked Baylor, riding a 10-game win streak, heads to Allen Fieldhouse to face Kansas. UPCOMING: 500 wrords, photos. Game starts 2 p.m. CT.


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