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Headlines for Sunday, November 6, 2022


Poll: Kansas Governor's Race a Toss-Up

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP/KPR) — With election day less than 48 hours away, both major parties say the race for Kansas governor is a toss-up.  The Associated Press reports that abortion politics, lingering ill will toward former Republican Governor Sam Brownback, and an independent conservative candidate is making this a tighter-than-expected race.  A recent poll conducted by Emerson College Polling and The Hill shows Governor Laura Kelly and Republican challenger Derek Schmidt at 46 and 43 percent, which is within the margin of error.  Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab announced Friday he expects voter turnout of about 53 percent of Kansas voters.  That compares with over 56 percent in 2018, the last midterm election.  Meanwhile, Missouri voters will be deciding on a constitutional amendment to legalize recreational marijuana, and an amendment that would require Kansas City to spend 25 of its revenue on its police department. 


KU Bowl-Eligible After OSU Win, 37-16

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KPR/AP) - The Kansas Jayhawks are bowl-eligible for the first time since 2008 after beating the Oklahoma State Cowboys Saturday, 37-16.  The win is KU's first against OSU since 2007, and its first win against a ranked opponent since 2010.  The last bowl trip for the Jayhawks was in 2008, when they beat Virginia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl under head coach Mark Mangino.


Fort Riley Soldier Charged in Death of Junction City Woman

FORT RILEY, Kan. (KSNT) - A Fort Riley soldier has been charged in the death of a Junction City woman earlier this year.  Stars and Stripes reports that 21-year-old Specialist Jalen D. Thomas was charged with murder, manslaughter assault, and domestic violence in connection with the stabbing death of Sargent Stacy Subotich in August.  Thomas was also charged with stabbing a man in the leg and hitting a third victim in the face.  Thomas was intially arrested by Junction City police, but the case was later turned over to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division.   Thomas' next court appearance is scheduled for December 2nd.  


Topeka Restaurant/Bar Site of Double Shooting, Homicide

TOPEKA, Kan. (TCJ/KPR) - Topeka police are investigating after a double shooting led to one man's death outside a restaurant and sports bar.  The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 29-year-old Raymond David of Topeka was pronounced dead at the scene Friday; a second person was also shot outside 45th Street Topeka.  Police responded to non-fatal shootings at the same location last September and December. Topeka police say they are investigating the possibility that self-defense was involved in Friday's homicide. City attorney Amanda Stanley says that the city has not ordered the closing of 45th Street Topeka, but is evaluating its options.