Category: Kansas

AG Derek Schmidt joins coalition urging Facebook to abandon plans to launch Instagram for kids

TOPEKA – (May 10, 2021) – Plans for a children’s version of Facebook’s Instagram social media platform raises serious concerns…

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AG Derek Schmidt applauds passage of legislation to administer opioid settlement funds, fight drug epidemic

TOPEKA – (May 5, 2021) – Legislation approved today establishes a process for administering funds recovered from opioid litigation and…

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Kansans safely dispose of more than 9 tons of unused medicines

TOPEKA – (May 4, 2021) – Kansans safely disposed of more than 9 tons of unused and unwanted medicines during…

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Geary County man convicted in murder-for-hire scheme

JUNCTION CITY – (April 30, 2021) – A Geary County man has been convicted on 21 charges stemming from a…

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Norton man convicted of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy

NORTON – (April 28, 2021) – A Norton man has been convicted of rape and aggravated criminal sodomy following a…

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Wear blue Friday, post online for child abuse prevention

TOPEKA – (April 27, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas State Child Death Review Board are…

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Kansas receives $59.7 million payment from tobacco settlement

TOPEKA – (April 26, 2021) – Kansas has received its annual tobacco settlement payment totaling $59.7 million, Attorney General Derek…

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AG Derek Schmidt statement on Governor Kelly's veto of House Bill 2058

TOPEKA – (April 23, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s…

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Dodge City fifth-grader wins Missing Children’s Poster Contest

TOPEKA – (April 23, 2021) – A fifth grade student from Sunnyside Elementary School in Dodge City has been chosen…

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Don’t pack the U.S. Supreme Court

TOPEKA – (April 22, 2021) – Legislation introduced in Congress to expand the size of the U.S. Supreme Court would…

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Arma man convicted of second-degree murder

GIRARD – (April 20, 2021) – An Arma man has been convicted of second-degree murder of his wife in 2019…

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Law enforcement agencies to collect unused medications Saturday, April 24

TOPEKA – (April 19, 2021) – Law enforcement officers at locations across the state will be collecting unused medications for…

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Hutchinson attorney recognized for service to crime victims

TOPEKA – (April 14, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today recognized Melinda Young, an attorney for Bretz &…

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Jennifer Hecker recognized for service to crime victims

TOPEKA – (April 14, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today recognized Jennifer Hecker, executive director of the Options…

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Wichita Police Sgt. Paul Kimble recognized for service to crime victims

TOPEKA – (April 14, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today recognized Sgt. Paul Kimble of the Wichita Police…

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