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Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Kansas. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to News Editor Chris Clark at 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



OVERLAND PARK — The man arrested after he allegedly opened fire outside a Jewish community center and nearby retirement community, killing three people, has been identified as a longtime anti-Semite from southwest Missouri. The man, who police said was in his 70s, fired upon at least two other people but missed, authorities said. The Southern Poverty Law Center identified the man, who the group says has ties to the Ku Klux Klan and other hate groups. The man has not yet been charged in the killings. By Maria Fisher, Bill Draper and Jim Suhr. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.


TOPEKA — State education officials say they are considering not releasing the results of state math and reading tests. The annual assessment tests have been plagued this year with computer problems and cyberattacks, prompting some districts to delay or interrupt testing. UPCOMING: 350 words.


WICHITA — A decades-old legal battle over gas leaking from an underground storage facility, begins to draw to a close as condemnation proceedings Tuesday begins the task of deciding how much to pay property owners of more than more than 9,100 acres in south-central Kansas. By Roxana Hegeman. UPCOMING: 400 words.


TOPEKA — State court officials say they are unsure whether a Kansas budget approved this year by the Legislature will allow them to avoid furloughs for employees. Lawmakers passed a budget that makes up $2 million of an $8.25 million shortfall for the courts. Extra filing fees also were approved, and supporters said those fees are expected to generate $4 million to $6.2 million during the fiscal year. UPCOMING: 300 words.


— FATAL SHOOTING-SUSPECT'S HOME — There was no answer at the last known address for a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three people at a Kansas Jewish community center and retirement complex.

— PROM FIRE-LA CROSSE — Students at La Crosse High School in western Kansas won't have class Monday as workers clean up from a fire that forced the school to move its prom.

— CANCER CAMP-FIRE — A fire that destroyed a dining center in central Kansas might put an annual summer camp for children with cancer in danger.

— FATAL SHOOTING-KANSAS-VICTIMS' RELATIVE — A woman who lost her father and son to shootings at a Jewish community center says she knows they are in heaven together.

— INTERSTATE SHOOTING — One person is dead and another hospitalized after a shooting on Interstate 70 near Kansas City.

— JOGGER KILLED-LAWSUIT — The family of a Wichita doctor killed by a hit-and-run driver has filed a lawsuit against the driver and the driver's employer.

— BROWNBACK-HIGHER EDUCATION — Gov. Sam Brownback is going on the road to meet with Kansas college students and administrators about recent decisions on funding for higher education.

— KANSAS POLLUTION-INDICTMENT — A date has been set for the arraignment and first court appearance of a Kansas metal finishing business and its owner accused of dumping untreated wastewater into a city sewer system.

— POW MEDAL — An Arvada man held captive by the Nazis during World War II is being awarded a Prisoner of War Medal.


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