<![CDATA[State News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/ en-us Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:51:14 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:51:14 CST State 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Kansas teacher is accused of having sex with a student http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article80565332.html#storylink=rss Keaton Krell faces 10 counts

He was arrested May 23 at Prairie View High School in La Cygne, Kan.

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Trial by wildfire: Kansas rancher weathers disaster, tackles the daunting task of rebuilding http://www.kansascity.com/living/article80057492.html#storylink=rss Cindy Hoedel’s cousin, a third-generation rancher, makes his living from his Kansas ranch

Of the ranch’s 10,000 acres of grass for cattle, all but 75 burned in the largest wildfire in Kansas history

But life goes on, and ranchers find ways to persevere

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Oct. 31 trial is set for man accused of abuse at Leavenworth VA hospital http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article80566272.html#storylink=rss Mark Wisner is charged with a felony and three misdemeanors

At least seven patients have accused him of abuse

He faces several federal lawsuits

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Floods close roads in Missouri and Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80534912.html#storylink=rss Officials urge motorists to use alternate routes

Closed roads may reopen later Saturday

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The Latest: Another Texas city orders residents to evacuate http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article80533357.html#storylink=rss The Latest on severe weather and flooding around the U.S. (all times local):

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Sat, 28 May 2016 18:44:08 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article80533357.html
Drug, addiction policy makes mixed progress in Legislature http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article80550062.html#storylink=rss Missouri lawmakers took steps this year to address the growing number of drug overdoses, but health care advocates say more work remains.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 17:34:01 CDT By ADAM ATON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article80550062.html
2 dead, 5 missing after heavy rains in Texas, Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article80530252.html#storylink=rss At least two people are dead and five others are missing after this week's torrential rains in Texas and Kansas, officials said Saturday, noting that though the threat of severe weather had lessened in Texas over the long holiday weekend, the focus is now on swollen rivers and waterways that are slowly rising and could flood homes.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 16:54:01 CDT By JUAN A. LOZANO ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article80530252.html
October trial set for man accused of abuse at Kansas VA http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80552852.html#storylink=rss A trial is scheduled for this fall for a former physician's assistant accused of sexually abusing patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 13:23:29 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80552852.html
Kansas City-area cab driver accused of sex attack http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80552822.html#storylink=rss A 70-year-old suburban Kansas City cab driver has been jailed on $500,000 bond after being accused of sexually attacking a female passenger.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 13:23:23 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80552822.html
Community coping with loss of girl in freak rodeo accident http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80543232.html#storylink=rss A 12-year-old Missouri girl's death in a freak rodeo accident has many in her community struggling to find words to express their grief for a family who has lived there for generations.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 11:59:05 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80543232.html
Memories the momentum behind saving Kansas City arena http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article80536127.html#storylink=rss The fate of an iconic Missouri arena might be resting on the memories of a generation of Midwesterners who once flocked there for large concerts and sports events.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 09:39:01 CDT By BILL DRAPER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article80536127.html
Court ruling raises possibility Kansas schools can't open http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80530232.html#storylink=rss Kansas faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year after the state Supreme Court rejected some education funding changes made by the Republican-dominated Legislature.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 01:28:27 CDT By JOHN HANNA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80530232.html
Kansas again faces threat of public schools remaining closed http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80530237.html#storylink=rss Kansas again faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year.

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Sat, 28 May 2016 01:28:24 CDT By JOHN HANNA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80530237.html
Kansas City woman sentenced in 2-year-old daughter's death http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80513087.html#storylink=rss A Kansas City woman who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 22:53:19 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80513087.html
Dismissal of lawsuit in Salina girl's death reversed http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80499172.html#storylink=rss The Kansas Court of Appeals has reversed a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the city of Salina by a family whose 12-year-old daughter died several months after being shocked while playing in a rainstorm.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 21:28:23 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80499172.html
Top Kansas court: State not properly funding poor schools http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article80418797.html#storylink=rss The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to prevent the state's public schools from reopening for the new academic year if lawmakers don't act by June 30.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 21:06:00 CDT By JOHN HANNA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article80418797.html
The Latest: Kansas Democrat rips GOP on schools, LGBT issue http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80432862.html#storylink=rss The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on school funding (all times local):

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Fri, 27 May 2016 20:44:01 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80432862.html
Man charged in death of 28-year-old found in Cape Girardeau http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80481167.html#storylink=rss A man has been arrested and charged in the death of a man whose body was found near a Cape Girardeau park.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 20:08:19 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80481167.html
Simple action in civil rights era makes Overland Park woman an ‘unsung hero’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80350577.html#storylink=rss Ann Williams Wedaman is one of the first to be inducted into the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes

The museum in Fort Scott, Kan., tells the stories of people previously overlooked by history who made a difference

Ann Williams Wedaman says simply, “I was nice to someone”

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50 tornado reports in Kansas in a week http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80381117.html#storylink=rss Surge featured some unusual tornadoes

No fatalities reported

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Kansas Supreme Court rules latest school funding plan unconstitutional http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80426327.html#storylink=rss Ruling gives the Kansas Legislature until June 30 to act

Justices repeat threat that schools could shut down

Republican leaders immediately blast the court’s decision

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Bates County rallies to show love for lost cowgirl and her family http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80302262.html#storylink=rss The funeral for Kalee Chandler, 12, was Friday afternoon

Community has come together to raise money for her family, the only way it knows to show love and support

A Thursday livestock auction raised thousands, and a donation drive Saturday will fan out across the county

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Kansas and Nebraska will escape a hot, cruel summer, weather officials predict http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article80290622.html#storylink=rss The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its summer weather outlook this week

Above-average heat is expected for most of the country ... except for a few states in the middle

We may also be in for a wetter summer than normal

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Missouri highway patrol: Boy, 8, drowns in creek http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80452732.html#storylink=rss Authorities in southwestern Missouri say an 8-year-old boy has drowned in a creek.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:33:25 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80452732.html
Arch Coal gives up stake in Washington coal-export project http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80436187.html#storylink=rss Arch Coal is giving up its stake in a joint venture to build a coal export port near Longview, Washington.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 17:48:21 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80436187.html
Missouri political mega-donor Sinquefield gives millions http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article80432902.html#storylink=rss Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield is pouring millions of dollars into political committees before the Aug. 2 primary and Nov. 8 general election.

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Man accused of attacking Kansas City animal control officer http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80423427.html#storylink=rss A Kansas City, Missouri, man is accused of assaulting a female city animal control officer and leading police on a pursuit.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 17:18:37 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80423427.html
Nixon pardons 9 people convicted of nonviolent crimes http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80392592.html#storylink=rss Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is pardoning nine people convicted of nonviolent crimes.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 15:58:23 CDT The Associated Press]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80392592.html
Court: Molester father's parental rights not wrongly ended http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80294007.html#storylink=rss The parental rights of a man serving prison time for molesting his 6-year-old daughter will not be restored as a result of a ruling on Friday by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

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Fri, 27 May 2016 14:09:01 CDT By MARGERY A. BECK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/state/missouri/article80294007.html
University of Missouri Law School dean stepping down http://www.kansascity.com/news/article80350912.html#storylink=rss The University of Missouri Law School dean is stepping down.

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