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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 4:30 pm, KS

February 3, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.



WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is “absolutely not leaving” the Cabinet even as top Republicans make a pitch for him to run for the Senate in Kansas. Pompeo, who served four terms in the House and was Trump’s CIA director before moving to the State Department, avoided the subject altogether in a tweet he sent following Trump’s comments.

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MANHATTAN, Kan. _ A software company owner in northeastern Kansas has decided to open an exhibit to showcase his car collection to the public. CivicPlus owner Ward Morgan and his wife, Brenda, have spent the past 18 months purchasing some of the vehicles that will be featured in the Midwest Dream Car Collection museum in Manhattan. Morgan plans to open the exhibit this spring, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.


OGDEN, Utah _ Utah police officers caught committing misdeeds on the job such as driving under the influence or using drugs receive more lenient punishments than law enforcement in six other states, a new state report found. The State Auditor’s Office reviewed eight years of discipline records and concluded Utah gives less severe punishment than Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Oregon and Washington, according to a report issued Wednesday.




UNDATED _ Kansas made a late-season push to clinch its record 14th straight Big 12 title a year ago. The Jayhawks may need a similar run to make it 15 in a row. The Big 12 race has tightened up heading into the final month of the regular season, with five teams within a game of the lead. The 11th-ranked Jayhawks are looking up in the standings after splitting their two games last week. By Basketball Writer John Marshall.

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