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Kansas News Digest

December 23, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Watch AP Newsroom for updates. All times are Central.

The news editor is Julie Wright, jwright@ap.org or 800-852-4844.

TOP STORY:

TOP KANSAS COURT-CHANGES

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas’ highest court has a new chief justice, a new justice appointed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and another appointee of hers on the way. The Kansas Supreme Court remains a target of a GOP-controlled Legislature whose leaders think it is too liberal for the state it serves. UPCOMING: 400 words.

BRIEFS:

THIEF-MAKING AMENDS — A Kansas County has an extra $75 in its coffers thanks to a former thief with a guilty conscious.

DRUNKEN DRIVER-OFFICER HURT — drunken driver has struck a Kansas City, Kansas, patrol cruiser and and injured an officer who was sitting inside and finishing up reports from a previous accident, authorities say.

MAILMAN SAVES CHRISTMAS — A U.S. postal employee rushed to rescue gifts after the engine of his mail truck caught fire in rural Kansas.

SPORTS:

WICHITA ST-BACK SHOCKING

WICHITA, Kan. — All the attention in the American Athletic Conference this season was centered on Memphis, with its high-profile coach and big-name recruits. Flying under the radar is Wichita State, which just might be the league’s best team. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. CST.

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