Kansas could end up handing out fewer felonies — and more misdemeanors — for certain property crimes. That could mean sending fewer people to state prison, though some might end up in county jail instead. Until 2016, stealing $1,000 worth of property was the threshold between misdemeanor and felony theft. Then Kansas raised the dividing line to $1,500. A criminal justice commission looking at prison overcrowding in the state voted this week to ask the Legislature to do the same for a host of...
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The sausage fatty is a modern classic for backyard pitmasters. This simple dish, which traditionally was a smoked sausage chub with barbecue rub on the outside, started popping up online in the late 90s in various barbecue chat groups.
Updated on Monday, Sept. 17, at 1:40 p.m: A Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputy was killed Sunday afternoon while trying to subdue a suspect, the Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff Jeff Easter said Deputy Robert Kunze III, a deputy since 2006, was killed after responding to a suspicious character call. The suspect, who has been identified as Robert Greeson, also was killed, Easter said.