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Investigations into Kansas child deaths are shrouded in secrecy

In most cases, the public still doesn’t know what — if anything — the Kansas Department for Children and Families did or could have done to protect the children. The Kansas Legislature in 2004 passed a disclosure law meant to provide transparency after a child’s death or serious injury. But a Kansas City Star investigation has found that the law is largely ineffective, allowing the department to operate in a cloud of secrecy.

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Cop’s profane tirade gets pot conviction overturned

The Kansas Court of Appeals has overturned a man’s conviction for marijuana dealing after ruling that the arresting officer’s profanity-laced interrogation violated his right to remain silent. In an opinion released Friday, an appeals panel ruled 2-1 that Lenexa Police Ofcr. Curtis Weber’s tirade could be interpreted as a threat that coerced confessions from Marcus Thiasen Guein Jr. of Kansas City, Mo.

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Seven months later, murder of Kansas dog breeder remains unsolved

Genell Heimer of Springfield, Mo., hopes someone has answers as to why her mother, dog breeder Lori J. Heimer, was murdered June 25, 2016, in Saline County, Kan. Summer Hogan of Parkville, bought her miniature golden doodle, Yogi, from Lori Heimer.
Matt Campbell The Kansas City Star
Seven months later, murder of Kansas dog breeder remains unsolved 0:44

Seven months later, murder of Kansas dog breeder remains unsolved

Sam Brownback says he's willing to talk about tax policy 1:28

Sam Brownback says he's willing to talk about tax policy

Kansas trooper’s dashcam shows semitrailer losing control on I-70 0:41

Kansas trooper’s dashcam shows semitrailer losing control on I-70

Wellsville house fire kills 6-year-old boy 0:31

Wellsville house fire kills 6-year-old boy