Opioids

Kansas House advances opioid prevention bill


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would expand access to drugs that stop opioid overdoses as health care providers and law enforcement officers grapple with a national epidemic. The House gave unanimous first-round approval
Taxes

Kansas legislators advance governor's tax proposals


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators are advancing Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to raise cigarette and liquor taxes even though they do not think the measures have much support. The House and Senate tax committees on Thursday forwarded separate
Charged

Suspect in Kansas bar shooting charged with murder


OLATHE, Kan. — A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder in a shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar that left one man dead and two others injured. Adam Purinton, 51, of Olathe, was charged Thursday in Johnson County, Kansas. Prosecut
Homicides

Officer shoots suspect in Kansas triple homicide


NEWTON, Kan.  — Central Kansas officials say a man suspected of gunning down three other men in a home before being fatally shot by a police officer knew his victims and targeted them. Harvey County authorities identified the suspect as David
Fraternity

No charges in sexual assault report at Kansas fraternity


LAWRENCE, Kan.  — The Douglas County District Attorney will not file charges after a sexual assault allegation prompted the University of Kansas to place the Kappa Sigma fraternity on probation in 2014. District Attorney Charles Branson says h