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Two in custody after Wyandotte County deputy shot during robbery

Police had two possible suspects in custody after an off-duty Wyandotte County Sheriff deputy was shot and critically injured in a convenience store robbery. Police took the two persons in custody about 7:15 a.m. near 47th Street and Ruby Avenue in Kansas City, Kan. A manhunt is still underway for at least one more assailant.

Sam Mellinger

Jayhawks’ comeback is a story that will be told for years

Kansas had some kind of moments Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse with decibels and tension filling the air — moments when a 76-69 overtime win felt impossible before slowly materializing in front of another sellout crowd and national television audience.

Government & Politics

‘Words’ killed Tom Schweich, former senator says, as friends remember ‘intense’ public servant

“Words do hurt. Words can kill,” former Sen. Jack Danforth said at a memorial service Tuesday for state Auditor Tom Schweich. Friends say a combination of factors led to Schweich’s suicide last week, including brutal politics — and a candidate who couldn’t let things go.

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Snarky in the Suburbs: The cult of ‘elite’ competitive sports

Am I the only one old enough to remember when “competing at the elite level” meant an athlete was training to make an Olympic team? Because now it also means a family is spending their weekend in scenic Omaha and probably dropping close to a $1,000 (at least $250 of that in entry fees) so their 11-year-old can play volleyball in a junior high gym with 750 other “elite” sixth-graders.

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