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Kansas judge accused of bigotry, profanities in courthouse

WICHITA — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry and racism who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his obscene outbursts is facing complaints that his conduct violates the central judicial canons of independence, integrity ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 6

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 200 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

UMKC administrator named as KU’s next provost

Updated at 4:07 p.m. Friday: The University of Kansas has named Barbara Bichelmeyer to be the next provost and executive vice chancellor at KU. Bichelmeyer, who currently serves in the same roles at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, will start at KU in February, KU Chancellor Douglas ...

Lawrence police blotter for December 5

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 163 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Elections chief resigns in Kansas county beset with problems

TOPEKA — The top elections official resigned Thursday in Kansas' most populous county, which was plagued in two recent major elections by long delays in reporting results. Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab's office did not give a reason in announcing that Johnson County Election ...

KCK officer sues Wyandotte County over alleged discrimination

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas City, Kan., police officer contends in a federal lawsuit that the Unified Government of Wyandotte County has not addressed rampant racism and sexism in the police department. In her lawsuit, Z’Iontae Womack, a black woman, joined the police force in July 2007. ...