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Tulsa city and county adopt Juneteenth as official holiday

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The city of Tulsa and Tulsa County have each announced they will officially recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. June 19 will be an additional paid holiday for city and county employees beginning in 2022. June 19, 1865, is the...

 

Kansas museum reinstalls vandalized Native American exhibit

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has reinstalled a Native American art exhibit that was vandalized in September. Museum officials announced Wednesday that the exhibit, "Native Hosts" by Hock E Aye Vi...

 

Stillwater to host Afghanistan refugees with help of veteran

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — A retired Army colonel is helping the city of Stillwater prepare to host dozens of refugee families from Afghanistan. U.S. Army Col. Mike FitzGerald, a 20-year veteran and current operations manager for Catholic Charities o...

 

Kansas Highway Patrol says man killed in head-on crash

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A man from central Kansas has died in a head-on crash near Hays, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. The patrol said the crash happened around 10:15 a.m. Sunday on U.S. 183 south of Hays, killing James Kohl, 56, of Schoenchen....

 

Kansas priest considered for sainthood is buried in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of people turned out Wednesday in Wichita to honor a Kansas priest as he was laid to rest 70 years after he died in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War. Mourners filled Hartman Arena for a funeral service...

 

Sheriff IDs teen killed in 2-vehicle crash west of Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office has identified a teenager killed in a two-vehicle crash that happened just west of Wichita earlier this week. Stephanie Valentine, 17, of Norwich, died at a hospital Tuesday, a day after...

 

Teen dies after becoming unresponsive while being restrained

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 17-year-old who became unresponsive while being restrained at a Kansas juvenile facility died two days later at a hospital, authorities said. The teen was taken into custody Friday by Wichita police on suspicion of three...

 

Woman found dead in the roadway in Sedgwick County

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Sedgwick County are investigating after a woman was found dead in the roadway. The body of the 26-year-old woman was found by a resident just after 7 a.m. Thursday. Emergency crews responded and the woman was...

 

Remains of revered Kansas priest returned to family

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The remains of a Catholic priest from Kansas who is being considered for sainthood were returned to his family during a ceremony Tuesday in Hawaii. U.S. Defense officials gave the remains of Rev. Emil Kapaun to his family and...

 

Remains of Korean War soldier identified as Oklahoma native

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army soldier killed during the Korean War have been identified as an Oklahoma native, according to the U.S. Army. The remains are those of Sgt. Billy Rodgers of Panama, Oklahoma, who was 19 when he...

 

Ten injured in three-vehicle accident in Greenwood County

EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — An investigation continues into a southeastern Kansas accident that left 10 people injured. The Kansas Highway Patrol said the accident happened Sunday evening in Greenwood County when a Dodge Caravan crossed the center line on...

 

2-year-old killed in apparent accidental shooting in Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 2-year-old was killed Friday in what police say appears to be an accidental shooting in Lawrence, Kansas. Police responding to a shooting found the toddler critically injured, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. The child...

 

7-year-old Arizona girl killed in head-on crash in Kansas

WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — A 7-year-old Arizona girl was killed Tuesday in a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 50 in in southwest Kansas. The child, Isabella Rodriguez-Rivera, was a passenger in a Volkswagen Tiguan that tried to pass a vehicle at around...

 

Unvaccinated Kansas high school football coach dies of COVID

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The father of a football coach at a suburban Kansas City high school said he hopes his unvaccinated son's death from COVID-19 will convince people that the disease "is real." KMBC-TV reports that Chris Burnett, who coached...

 

How Oklahoma is preparing for arrival of Afghan refugees

A Catholic organization responsible for refugee resettlement and leaders of the Oklahoma City Muslim community are preparing for hundreds of displaced Afghan families to arrive in Oklahoma. The... Full story

 

Local agencies say KC area could welcome 625 Afghan refugees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Resettlement agencies in the Kansas City area have told the federal government that they have the capacity to welcome 625 refugees from Afghanistan. Three organizations designated by the U.S. State Department as...

 

Man pleads guilty in crash that killed officer and his son

VALLEY CENTER, Kan. (AP) — A Valley Center man will be sentenced Nov. 23 for a crash that killed a Wichita police officer and the officer's 10-year-old son. James Neal Dalrymple, 39, pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter...

 

Former state Supreme Court justice joins Strickland case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri Supreme Court chief justice will join the Jackson County prosecutor's team working to free a man who prosecutors believe was wrongfully convicted of a triple murder more than 40 years ago. Edward "Chip"...

 

Kansas sheriff's office says K-9 died after chasing suspect

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — A police dog in southwestern Kansas has died after being sent to chase a suspect, authorities there said. The Ford County Sheriff's Office reported on its Facebook page that a police dog named Kyra was called in Monday to...

 

Kansas man struck and killed by semi in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 28-year-old Kansas man is dead after being struck by a semitruck on Interstate 70 in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City police say the accident happened just before 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the westbound lanes. A tire blew...

 

Wichita boy drowns in pool at home

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An 8-year-old Wichita boy is dead after drowning at a home swimming pool during a party. Police were called around 7:20 p.m. Friday to a home and found Lucas Kindrick unresponsive. Emergency workers performed lifesaving...

 

Marine from Missouri among those killed in Afghanistan

WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — One of the 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan was a Marine who grew up in the St. Louis area. KMOX Radio reports that 20-year-old Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz of...

 

Remains found in Oklahoma ID'd as man missing since 1988

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Human remains found in 2019 have been identified as those of a Chickasha man who disappeared more than three decades ago, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Friday. The remains were identified by the University of...

 

Man pulled from burning Shawnee home dies at hospital

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A man pulled from the basement of a burning home in suburban Kansas City, Kansas, has died from his injuries at a hospital, officials in Shawnee said. Firefighters were called to the home on West 52nd Terrace late Monday...

 

Police find Kansas baby safe after car he was in was stolen

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 2-month-old infant who was in the back of a car when it was stolen in Topeka has been found safe, police there said. The incident happened late Monday morning, when the vehicle was reported stolen near 6th and Clay streets,...

 

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