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Shots fired on Kansas State campus; no injuries reported

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University officials say a dispute between individuals that led to shots being fired on its parking lot appears to be unrelated to the Manhattan campus. No injuries have been reported after shots were fired...

 

3 teenage girls report sexual assaults at Kansas YMCA

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after three teenage girls reported being sexually assaulted at the downtown Wichita YMCA. The Wichita Eagle reports officers responded at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 10, 2019

Kansas faces questions about school funding law before court

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Supreme Court that has repeatedly forced state legislators to increase spending on public schools directed tough questions Thursday to an attorney attacking a new funding law as inadequate, with one justice wondering...

 

White man convicted for kicking black toddler in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 32-year-old white man has been convicted of attempted aggravated battery and disorderly conduct for kicking a 1-year-old black boy and shouting racial slurs in a Kansas grocery store. Trace Riff also was convicted of...

 

Authorities warn of man impersonating Kansas patrol trooper

MANKATO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a report that someone was impersonating a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in north-central Kansas. The Jewell County Sheriff's Office says in a Facebook post Wednesday that the man was reported to...

 

Ex-home health worker ordered to pay $89K to theft victims

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas home health worker who was convicted of stealing jewelry and money from elderly clients has been ordered to pay $89,000 in restitution. Thirty-three-year-old Dawn Becker also was placed on probation for five...

 

Officials unsure when flooded Kansas Turnpike will reopen

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials aren't sure when the Kansas Turnpike will reopen near the Oklahoma border after a surging creek sent floodwaters pouring over the asphalt. The Wichita Eagle reports that issues arose early Wednesday when a tributary...

 

Water levels rise again on Missouri River after recent rains

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Water levels are rising again along the Missouri River after recent rains, putting communities already fatigued by the weeks-long flood fight at risk. The National Weather Service is predicting that the river will crest...

 

Dog runs away from home to be with daycare buddies

ST. ANN, Mo. (AP) — Sometimes, a guy just wants to hang out with his buddies. Such was apparently the case with Hugo, a dog who ran away from home last week in north St. Louis County and went straight to his doggy day care. KTVI-TV reports that...

 

Escalation in Trump tariffs looms over US-China trade talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators met Thursday just hours before the United States was set to raise tariffs on Chinese imports in a dramatic escalation of tensions between the world's two biggest economies. China has threatened to...

 

Storms damage Arkansas apartments, leave damage in South

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Several people were injured when a tornado damaged two apartment complexes in Arkansas, part of a powerful line of thunderstorms that was dumping more rain Thursday on waterlogged areas throughout the nation's midsection....

 

US seizes North Korean ship amid tense moment in relations

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. said Thursday that it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that was used to violate international sanctions, a first-of-its kind enforcement action that comes amid a tense moment in relations between the two countries....

 

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two suspected short-range missiles toward the sea on Thursday, South Korean officials said, its second weapons launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington cou...

 

Fake German heiress sentenced to 4-12 years behind bars

NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sorokin, the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress to swindle banks, hotels and even close friends as she lived out a high-society, Instagram-ready fantasy in New York, was sentenced Thursday to four to...

 

Golden Suns fall to top-ranked Bronchos in regional semifinals

EDMOND, Okla.– Sarah Coronado turned in a two-hit performance, while both Kristen Dempsey and Bailey Shaffer turned in solid outings in the pitcher's circle, but the No. 12 Arkansas Tech Golden Suns softball team (45-14) could not overcome a...

 
 By Cliff Brunt    Sports    May 10, 2019

Oklahoma softball sets mark with 39th straight win

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma set a single-season Division I softball record with its 39th consecutive win, defeating Texas Tech 8-0 in six innings Friday in a Big 12 Tournament opener. The Sooners (49-2) had tied the mark South Carolina set in...

 

Freedmen citizenship lawsuit against Oklahoma tribe rejected

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A lawsuit from the descendants of black slaves who were once owned by members of the Muscogee Creek Nation and who are seeking citizenship in the tribe has been dismissed, with a federal judge ruling that they should go through...

 

No one injured in fuel truck explosion at Oklahoma prison

STRINGTOWN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials say no one was injured when a fuel truck exploded and burned on the grounds of a southeastern Oklahoma prison. The state Department of Corrections says the privately owned gasoline truck exploded...

 

Oklahoma woman charged in children's deaths hospitalized

OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Oklahoma woman charged with killing two of her teenage children and trying to kill a third has been hospitalized after apparently trying to take her own life in jail. Okmulgee County authorities...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    May 10, 2019

Police not releasing more info about fatal shooting of teen

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — More than 10 days after police in Oklahoma killed a naked, unarmed, black teenager who had broken into a home, authorities have released little additional information about the shooting, including the race of the two officers...

 

Kansas Turnpike reopens near Oklahoma after flooding

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A stretch of the Kansas Turnpike has reopened near the Oklahoma border after a flooding creek inundated the roadway. The Kansas Turnpike Authorities said in a tweet Thursday night that, "The first 24 hours belonged to Mother...

 
 By John Hanna    Regional    May 10, 2019

Court: Kansas Senate must vote to keep nominee off bench

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Supreme Court decision will force the state Senate into voting to reject a judicial nominee over political tweets that lawmakers found offensive. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly did...

 

Missouri River causes new problems in areas levees broke

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri River is causing new problems in a flood-battered part of northwest Missouri where the river broke through levees in March. The rain-swollen waterway has again inundated the tiny village of Big Lake in Holt...

 

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