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Tulsa police officer in coma, but stable, after altercation

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa police officer is in a medically-induced coma after he lost consciousness and a pulse following an altercation with a patient who was being transported in an ambulance, police said Friday. Officer Sean Love was...

 

Police say woman hit, killed while walking in Wichita street

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman has died after being hit by a vehicle as she walked along a street in southwest Wichita, police there said. The crash happened around 4:15 a.m. Friday along South West Street, television station KAKE reported. Police...

 

93-year-old dies after being hit by vehicle in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A 93-year-old woman hit by a vehicle as she attempted to cross a street in Hutchinson has died of her injuries, police there said. The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Saturday as Carmen Raya of Hutchinson was crossing East...

 

Reinternment plan of possible Tulsa massacre victims delayed

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A committee overseeing the search for mass graves related to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre has delayed until next month a decision on how to reinter the remains of possible victims found last year. The state of Oklahoma requires...

 

Officials: Woman critically injured in Topeka fire has died

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A woman found critically injured in a fire that consumed an abandoned commercial building in Topeka has died from her injuries, fire officials said. Rashawn Brooks, 29, died Wednesday in a hospital where she was being treated,...

 

Woman critically injured in Wichita apartment fire

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman is hospitalized with critical injuries after a fire at a west Wichita apartment building. The Wichita Fire Department says the fire broke out around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived to find a woman trapped inside...

 

Why some Texans are getting sky-high energy bills

After unusual icy weather left millions of Texans without power, some are facing another crisis: Sky-high electricity bills. The surge in pricing is hitting people who have chosen to pay wholesale prices for their power, which is typically cheaper...

 

Patrol: Oklahoma man falls through ice, dies in Missouri

FORSYTH, Mo. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has died after he and another man fell through the ice on Swan Creek in southwestern Missouri this weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. The incident happened late Saturday night when Leo...

 

Firefighters: Woman found critically injured in Topeka fire

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A woman is fighting for her life after being found critically injured in a fire that consumed an abandoned commercial building in Topeka, fire officials said. Fire crews were called around 8:30 p.m. Sunday to a fire in a...

 

First Kansas Space Force recruit often asked: What's that?

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — For more than a decade, 22-year-old Valley Center native Braden Vining had plans to follow his brother into the military. He couldn't have planned on the military career he's about to have, though, because it didn't exist....

 

Houston furniture store offers shelter after winter storm

HOUSTON (AP) — For Tina Rios, her family and hundreds of other people, shelter from the winter storm that has left much of Houston without power or heat came from an unusual place: a furniture store. Sitting at one of the many tables on display...

 

Some power restored in Texas but water woes persist

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Power was restored to more homes and businesses in Texas on Thursday after a deadly blast of winter this week overwhelmed the electrical grid and left millions shivering in the cold. But the crisis was far from over, with many...

 

Millions endure record cold without power; at least 15 dead

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. (AP) — A winter storm that left millions without power in record-breaking cold weather claimed more lives Tuesday, including three people found dead after a tornado hit a seaside town in North Carolina and four family...

 

Officials ID skeletal remains found near Kansas lake

GARDNER, Kan. (AP) — The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has identified skeletal remains found last month in northeastern Kansas near Gardner Lake. Officials announced Tuesday that the remains are those of 48-year-old Matthew Lee Manion, Kansas...

 

Long-detained immigrant families could soon face deportation

HOUSTON (AP) — Lawyers working with immigrant families detained by the U.S. government for more than a year say they’re worried the families could be deported as soon as this week. Six parents and six children could be placed on deportation...

 

Police: Pedestrian crossing Wichita street killed in crash

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A pedestrian died after being hit by a pickup truck as he crossed a Wichita street over the weekend, police there said. The incident happened Friday night just north of downtown Wichita, police said. Investigators said a...

 

Sheriff: 4 from Kansas killed in crash in Nebraska

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. (AP) — Four people from Topeka, Kansas, were killed in a traffic crash in Nebraska, authorities said. The collision occurred Sunday evening just south of Union, Capt. Dave Lamprecht of the Cass County Sheriff's Office said...

 

Woman who drowned in Texas in 1966 identified as Kansan

PECOS, Texas. (AP) — Police in western Texas have identified a girl who drowned in a hotel pool in 1966 as a 17-year-old native of Kansas. Jolaine Hemmy, of Salina, Kansas, drowned on July 5, 1966 at the Ropers Motel in Pecos, police said Tuesday....

 

Lawrence agrees to return sacred prayer rock to Kaw Nation

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence City Council has unanimously approved a measure to return a Native American tribe's prayer rock that was transformed more than 90 years ago into a monument honoring Kansas settlers. The council voted 5-0 Tuesday...

 

Kansas crop artist's unity work part of Biden inauguration

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Well-known Kansas landscape artist Stan Herd will have one of his works included in a virtual celebration of new President Joe Biden's inauguration. Herd and a team created the phrase "America United" into a field outside of...

 

Kansas coach who survived lung transplant dies of virus

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas football coach who survived and even resumed coaching following a double-lung transplant three years ago has died of COVID-19 complications. Aaron Flores, 50, of Coffeyville, died last week following a battle with...

 

46% of New Mexico grant applicants get virus relief funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More than 6,500 New Mexico businesses and nonprofits will receive up to $50,000 under a state program created to help companies cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. That's about half of the...

 

Mississippi father, daughter turn bones into works of art

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast man and his daughter are creating religious pieces of art with gifts from the sea and at the heart of the pieces are, of all things, catfish skulls. "We've always been treasure hunters," said Sonny...

 

Lawrence area named after slave owner to change name

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Residents of a central Lawrence neighborhood that bears the name of a slave owner have decided to change the name. The Pinckney Neighborhood Association announced last week that it is taking suggestions for a new name and...

 

Wichita library likely to be named after civil rights leader

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita officials are expected to name the city's newest library after a Black man who led a sit-in at a drugstore in 1958 that helped end racial segregation in the city. The Library Board has recommended the new library be nam...

 

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