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19 bodies reburied amid protests in search for Tulsa victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The bodies of 19 people exhumed from a Tulsa cemetery during a search for victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre were reburied during a closed ceremony, despite objections from protesters outside the cemetery. "This is totally...

 
 By MARK KENNEDY    Regional    July 29, 2021

Review: In 'Stillwater,' a red state hero roams chic France

Early on in "Stillwater," a gruff oil rig worker from Oklahoma is asked what he's doing in the French port city of Marseille. "Visiting my daughter," he replies. That's only sort of right, it turns out. He left some stuff out. But truth itself gets...

 

Tulsa massacre remains to be reinterred in private ceremony

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The remains of 19 bodies that were exhumed as part of a city search for unmarked burials from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre will be reinterred during a private ceremony this week, city officials said. The bodies were exhumed in...

 

Collision with cow in western Kansas kills Arizona couple

WINONA, Kan. (AP) — An Arizona couple has died after their Jeep collided with a cow that had wandered onto U.S. Highway 40 in western Kansas, authorities there said. The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Monday about 7 miles west of Winona,...

 

Patrol: 2 killed in wrong-way interstate crash in Kansas

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 in northwestern Kansas caused a head-on collision that killed him and the driver of the pickup truck he hit, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The patrol said the crash happened around 3:30...

 

Chief wants Kansas site included in unmarked graves search

The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the...

 

Police: Man's shooting death at Wichita apartment accidental

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old man is dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in central Wichita's Riverside neighborhood, and police believe the shooting was accidental. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Villa Del...

 

Kansas GOP state Rep. Ron Howard of Wichita dies at 67

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas state Rep. Ron Howard, a conservative Wichita Republican who cast a crucial vote this spring to enact state income tax cuts, has died, the House speaker's office said. He was 67. The speaker's office and fellow...

 
 By MARCIA DUNN    Regional    July 21, 2021

Jeff Bezos blasts into space on own rocket: 'Best day ever!'

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company's first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The Amazon founder was accompanied by a...

 

Confederate monument defaced at Wichita veterans park

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A granite monument honoring Confederate soldiers at Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park has been defaced with spray paint. The Wichita Eagle reports that someone painted over the word "Çonfederate" in the phrase "In honor of all...

 

Officials: 15-year-old girl drowned in Kansas swimming pool

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-girl drowned in a private swimming pool in south-central Kansas over the weekend, officials there said. The drowning happened Friday night at a home in Harvey County, authorities said, when first responders were...

 

Crop duster pilot killed in crash in northwest Oklahoma

SEILING, Okla. (AP) — A crop duster pilot was killed when his single-engine aircraft crashed in northwestern Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Isaac Regier Jr., 65, died in the crash Monday and was the only person on board the...

 

3 killed during crash with semi-truck on Oklahoma highway

HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) — A 33-year-old man and two children were killed when their car collided with a semi-truck that ended up going the wrong way on an Oklahoma highway during its efforts to avoid hitting another vehicle, according to...

 

Renowned Oklahoma fiddler Byron Berline dies at 77

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Byron Berline, a renowned fiddler and owner of a popular Oklahoma instrument shop, has died in a hospital. He was 77. Bette Berline, Byron's wife, confirmed his death to The Associated Press. She said he was hospitalized after...

 

Authorities: Train hit, killed Oklahoma man in Mississippi

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — An Oklahoma man was hit and killed by a train in Mississippi as he stood on the tracks, authorities said. The 42-year-old, who has not yet been identified, was struck in Lamar County on Sunday night, news outlets...

 

Longtime Wichita TV news anchor Roger Cornish dies at 66

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Roger Cornish, a news anchor at KWCH-TV in Wichita for several decades, died Wednesday, the station reported. He was 66. The station said Cornish died of liver disease. He was a news anchor at the Wichita station from the...

 

Rockabilly performer Sanford Clark dead at 85 from COVID-19

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Rockabilly and country performer Sanford Clark, who had a Top 10 hit with "The Fool" in 1956, has died in a Missouri hospital from COVID-19. He was 85. Clark died Sunday at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, where he had been receiving...

 

Tombstones found abandoned in Kansas river

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Wichita is investigating after tombstones were found in the Little Arkansas River. KAKE-TV reports that one of the stones is for a woman who was born in 1902 and died in 1984. The other reads, "beloved husband,...

 

Texas man drowns in Oklahoma lake while trying to help son

BROKEN BOW, Okla. (AP) — A Texas man drowned while trying to help his son, who was struggling while swimming in a southeast Oklahoma lake on Father's Day, authorities said. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the drowning happened Sunday afternoon on...

 

KBI: Remains found in April identified as El Dorado man

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Human remains found in April in northeast Kansas have been identified as the body of an El Dorado man, authorities said Monday. DNA evidence matched with probable family members identified the body as Waylon Fort, 40, of El...

 

Firefighters say 2 critically injured in Wichita fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two people were critically injured early Tuesday in an apartment fire in Wichita, authorities said. Firefighters were called around 3 a.m. Tuesday to the complex near the Kellogg and Interstate 135 interchange, television...

 

Police in Kansas City, Kansas, find man dead in vehicle

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating after finding the body of a man who had been shot inside a car. Police said officers were called just after 7 a.m. Monday to a residential area a few blocks northwest of...

 
 By FRANK KUMMER    Regional    June 13, 2021

Donating a Native American burial ground -- it's complicated

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An aging metal sign erected by the Chester County Historical Society in 1908 stands partially obscured by a tree along a curvy rural road in tiny Newlin Township to commemorate the Lenape people buried on the knoll just...

 

Topeka residents honored for saving woman from burning home

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Topeka men have been honored for rescuing a woman from a burning home. KSNT-TV reports that the Topeka Fire Department on Thursday gave "citizen heroism awards" to Robert Havens and Mark Elder. The fire broke out at the...

 

Crews start excavating possible Tulsa Race Massacre victims

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Workers on Tuesday began excavating remains of possible Tulsa Race Massacre victims, removing them from a cemetery where searchers so far have found 27 bodies, according to Oklahoma State Archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck. "Today...

 

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