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1 fatal Oklahoma crash due to weather, more flights delayed

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least one fatal traffic accident is being attributed to a storm that's brought heavy rain and ice to Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 53-year-old Victor French of Stilwell drowned Wednesday when he drove onto a...

 

Records: Missing boy's dad, stepmom had violent relationship

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The father and stepmother of a 5-year-old Kansas boy who has been missing since Saturday had a volatile relationship, according to police records. Emily Glass, 26, the stepmother of Lucas Hernandez, was arrested Wednesday and...

 

Kansas group wants to honor Underground Railroad site

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Though Lawrence proudly touts its abolitionist past, one of the only standing Underground Railroad stops in the city is being used for nothing more than storage. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the city-owned property...

 

2 men killed in small plane crash in southwest Kansas

SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says two men died when their plane crashed in southwest Kansas. The plane went down Thursday night in Grant County. The two men aboard were 68-year-old Daniel Dunn and 64-year-old Michael Steele,...

 

Fake will case leads to exhumation of Arkansas man's body

CAMDEN, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge granted a request to exhume the body of a man who died in a one-vehicle wreck in 2015 and whose fortune was stolen after a real estate agent faked his will. The Ouachita County judge said Tuesday it's...

 

Kansas soldier dies in non-combat incident in Iraq

ARLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — An Army Reserve soldier from Kansas has died in Iraq in a non-combat situation. The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that 26-year-old Christina Marie Schoenecker, Arlington, died Monday in Baghdad, Iraq. The...

 

Woman killed in head-on crash on icy Kansas highway

WAMEGO, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 38-year-old woman died and two other people were injured in a collision on an icy highway. The crash happened late Monday on U.S. Highway 24 east of Wamego. The patrol says a pickup truck and...

 

Woman killed while stopped for a funeral procession

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a 59-year-old woman died when a van hit the back of her vehicle after she stopped for a funeral procession. Police on Tuesday identified the woman as Karen Capps. Sgt. Troy Nedbalek said Capps had stopped...

 

Woman who stopped for funeral procession killed in crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a 59-year-old woman has been killed in a crash west Wichita. Police Sgt. Troy Nedbalek tells the Wichita Eagle that the woman was driving a sport utility vehicle and had pulled over to the curb Saturday morning to...

 

Wrestler beating doubters through disorder and death

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Braydon Hoover can't sweat, can't develop teeth and can't grow hair like most kids can. But he isn't one for "can't." Hoover's symptoms have been diagnosed as ectodermal dysplasia, a group of genetic disorders. If Hoover's...

 

2 Houston airports go high tech for sight-impaired travelers

HOUSTON (AP) — Getting through the airport is stressful enough for those who can see. Imagine what it's like for those who are sight-impaired. The Houston Chronicle reports the Houston Airport System has teamed with AT&T and technology startup to...

 

Oklahoma city names first female detective

WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — She's the first woman since Woodward was established to be promoted into the detective division of the Woodward Police Department. That is a distinction that has not been lost on local residents, many who have made a point...

 

Oklahoma judge works to reduce county jail population

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It may be the only time he gets away with catcalling a judge. On her weekend mission to release certain inmates from the Oklahoma County jail, Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong, trading the black robe of the bench...

 

Remains of Oklahoma soldier missing from Korean War return

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The remains of a U.S. soldier from Oklahoma City were returned to his home state nearly 70 years after he was taken prisoner during the Korean War. Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Bensinger Jr.'s remains arrived Wednesday in a...

 

1-month-old baby found dead in southwest Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police say a 1-month-old baby has been found dead in an apartment in southwest Oklahoma City. Police Capt. Arthur Gregory says officers were called for a welfare check on an infant at an apartment complex shortly before 3 a.m....

 

Topeka family's 'radical kindness' changes man's life

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About a year ago, Waheed Burnside was homeless and cut off from human connections, but when a Topeka woman took a chance on him, his life changed course. Burnside now has a job, a car and a roof over his head. He also has a fami...

 

Police say 4-month-old dies at in-home daycare in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Police in Stillwater say a 4-month-old died after apparently being found not breathing at an unlicensed, in-home daycare. Lt. Jeff Watts says in a news release that police were called to the home Monday morning and the...

 

Attorney: Dad fighting deportation returned to Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas father fighting efforts by the U.S. to deport him to Bangladesh was returned Wednesday to Missouri from Honolulu, even as members of Congress push legislation that would make him and his wife lawful permanent...

 

Ex-judge expresses regret for St. Louis teen's long sentence

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis judge who sentenced a teenager to more than 240 years in prison says she "deeply" regrets her ruling and is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to give him the opportunity for reform. Evelyn Baker sentenced Bobby...

 

Kansas father fighting deportation now held in Hawaii

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas father and husband who is fighting efforts to deport him to Bangladesh was taken off a plane that was flying him back to his native country and is being held at a detention center in Hawaii, his attorneys said...

 

Cause of fire that killed 5 in Pratt ruled undetermined

PRATTY, Kan. (AP) — Investigators are unable to discover the cause of a fire that killed a Kansas mother and her four children. WIBW reports that the Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal says the cause of the Jan. 25 blaze in Pratt has been...

 

East Texas city honors African-American doctors, ministers

TYLER, Texas (AP) — In his 74 years of attending the St. James Christian Methodist Church, James Shackelford, 85, of Tyler, has learned to view church as a place where he can find healing for what troubles him. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports...

 

Firefighters say man dies in north Wichita house fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Emergency officials say one person has died in a house fire in north Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that fire was reported around 6:15 p.m. Friday. Firefighters say they saw no smoke or flames coming from the home when...

 

His son wished for snow, so this Kansas father granted it

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas father who created a snow machine because his 6-year-old desperately wanted to play in snow during the holidays now has a business turning yards white. The Wichita Eagle reports that Toby Franke calls his...

 

Family says 102-year-old Kansas columnist dies after illness

PROTECTION, Kan. (AP) — A 102-year-old woman who may have been Kansas' oldest newspaper columnist has died after an illness. Rodney Brown tells the Wichita Eagle that his mother, Bonnie Brown, was found dead in her apartment Saturday morning. She...

 

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