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Crop duster killed in plane crash south of Hays

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a crop duster has died in a plane crash south of Hays. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bi-wing plane went down around 9 a.m. Tuesday in a ditch shortly after taking off from a private runway. Seventy-year-old...

 

Wichita man dies after being hit by a car Aug. 2

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a 46-year-old man who was hit by a car in downtown Wichita earlier this month has died. Police spokesman Charley Davidson said in a news release that Kestrno Rodriguez died Saturday at a hospital. Rodriguez was hit...

 

Man implicated in missing brothers case charged in Kansas

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) — A man charged with tampering with a vehicle owned by two missing Wisconsin brothers is facing new charges in Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports Garland Nelson is charged in Bourbon County, Kansas, with endangering the...

 

Man who drowned during police chase was convicted felon

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Department of Corrections records show that a man who drowned while fleeing from police on an ATV was a convicted felon. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation identified the man Tuesday as 32-year-old Caleb O'Donnell,...

 

Former Lawrence banker convicted in $15.2 million fraud

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A former Lawrence bank executive has been convicted of participating in a fraud scheme involving 26 Kansas banks. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old Troy Gregory was convicted Monday of four counts of bank fraud and two...

 

Man shot, killed in field, Wichita police say

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man was fatally shot in a Wichita field. The Wichita Eagle reports that one person was killed Monday night. Police Lt. Ronald Hunt says an officer who was at a meeting in the area was the...

 

Former newspaper editor named new Kansas county magistrate

KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) — A former Hutchinson News managing editor has been named as a new magistrate for a rural south-central Kansas county. Ron Sylvester was appointed to fill the judicial vacancy in Kingman County by a nominating commission Monday....

 

Authorities find marijuana farm worth more than $1.7M

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have found a marijuana farm worth more than $1.7 million while chasing a suspect. KSNW-TV reports that the discovery was made Sunday when deputies with the Butler County Sheriff's Office responded to a...

 

Kansas adds jobs, sees unemployment rate dip to 3.3% in July

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that it added private-sector jobs in July and saw its unemployment rate drop slightly to 3.3%. The state Department of Labor says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month declined from 3.4% in...

 

Front window shot out of Spanish-language radio station

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who shot out the front window of a Spanish-language radio station in Wichita. Wichita police posted security camera video on Facebook Monday in an attempt to identify the shooter. The video...

 

Schools' active-shooter training video may come with opt-out

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of New Mexico's largest school districts is likely to give parents the final say on whether their children see an instructional video on strategies for surviving an active-shooter situation. The district's custom-made...

 

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators. The 22-page...

 

Report: Yale professor sexually assaulted 5 students

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Yale University psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students at a research facility on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts and committed sexual misconduct against at least eight others, according to a former federal...

 

Attorneys argue to toss Kentucky school shooting suspect's statements

BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Attorneys for a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a high school have asked a judge to suppress his statements to investigators. News outlets report 13 witnesses including...

 

Ex-principal enters plea for failing to report alleged abuse

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former Rhode Island grade-school principal has pleaded no contest to failing to report students' allegations of sexual abuse against a gym teacher to the state. Attorney General Peter Neronha's office says Violet LeMar...

 

Ex-coach who chased school shooter will seek Ohio House seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An educator who chased away the teenager who fatally shot three students at an Ohio high school says he'll campaign for a state House seat. Frank Hall tells Cleveland.com he wants to join the Legislature to advocate for...

 

Human breast milk may help babies tell time via circadian signals from mom

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Darby Saxbe, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook,...

 

Trump looks to discuss defense, energy with Romanian leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House on Tuesday as the two leaders explore ways to cooperate on defense and energy issues. Speaking to reporters before their private meeting, Trump...

 

New blackout for Venezuela's capital compounds energy woes

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Parts of Venezuela's capital and at least one state are experiencing another blackout amidst the country's mounting energy woes. The power went out in a wide swath of Caracas early Tuesday afternoon, shutting down the...

 

Sudan protesters, army announce new ruling body after deal

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the army announced a joint ruling body on Tuesday, formally disbanding the military council that took power after the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. The new, 11-member body ...

 

Manure and food scrap digester to make fuel for college

SALISBURY, Vt. (AP) — Construction is underway at a Vermont dairy farm on a system that will turn cow manure and food scraps into renewable natural gas to help Middlebury College meet its goal of getting 100% of its energy from renewable sources...

 

Judge pauses new Missouri law on large farm regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge on Monday temporarily blocked a new Missouri law that sought to shield large hog, poultry and cattle farms from stringent local health rules. Cole County Presiding Judge Patricia Joyce's action means the measure...

 

Migrant children programs report drivers harassing buses

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say drivers have been following and harassing buses transporting the children of seasonal and migrant farmworkers for early childhood education programs in Idaho. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the...

 

Plutonium found in Colorado soil; 2nd test shows lower level

DENVER (AP) — Elevated levels of plutonium were found in the soil near a former nuclear weapons plant outside Denver, while a second test showed far lower levels, health officials said Tuesday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and...

 

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiag...

 

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