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Fall ice storm 'worst nightmare' for many in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 350,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Wednesday as cleanup continued from an ice storm that ravaged much of the state. By midmorning Wednesday, more than 356,000 homes and businesses were...

 

Tulsa police officer dies of COVID; 743 new Oklahoma cases

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 40-year-old Tulsa police officer has died due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, police said Wednesday. Officer Jerad Lindsey, who was serving as chairman of the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, died Wednesday...

 

Mother of slain boys expresses thanks, asks for privacy

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas mother whose estranged husband is charged with killing the couple's two sons before fleeing with their two daughters is thanking the people who helped track down the girls nearly 400 miles (643.74 kilometers) away...

 

Kansas sees new COVID highs; Kelly not dropping mask mandate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas set new state pandemic records Wednesday for reported coronavirus cases and COVID-19-related hospitalizations, and Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said she hasn't dropped the idea of calling the Republican-controlled Legislat...

 

Ex-Kansas forward de Sousa charged in New Year's Day battery

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas forward Silvio de Sousa has been charged in a New Year's Day altercation a little more than a week after announcing that he was opting out of the upcoming season. Dorothy Kliem, a trial assistant in the Douglas...

 

Man charged with mayor threat had been texting councilman

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A retired firefighter who is charged with threatening to kidnap and kill the mayor of Wichita because he was upset about the city's mask ordinance had been texting an acquaintance on the city council for more than a month...

 

Leaders in Wichita chastise 3 over plot to smear mayor

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Elected officeholders in Wichita are formally chastising three GOP officials over a plot to smear the Democratic mayor of Kansas' largest city and then try to shift the blame to a local Republican Party chairman. The...

 

Kansas lab built COVID-19 test used by colleges, Hollywood

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — For months, the people at a Johnson County lab found themselves consumed, running an endless parade of tests on human spit. The feds hadn't yet OK'd a single saliva test for COVID-19, but the scientists at Clinical Reference...

 

Suspect shot during east Wichita police chase

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police said officers have shot and wounded a man in an exchange of gunfire while attempting to arrest him because he is suspected of firing at an officer from a nearby town last week. Police said in a tweet that the...

 

Kansas man charged with capital murder in sons' deaths

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of killing his two sons and taking his two daughters from their home before being stopped in Oklahoma was charged Tuesday with capital murder in the boys' deaths. Donny Ray Jackson Jr., 40, was also charged...

 

Oklahoma COVID-19 hospitalizations begin creeping back up

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with the coronavirus in Oklahoma began creeping back up on Tuesday, although not to the record levels reached last week. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported 907 people were...

 

Icy weather causes massive power outages in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than 300,000 homes and businesses in Oklahoma were without electricity Tuesday evening as an early season ice storm blanketed the state, icing over tree limbs that crashed through power lines and blocked roadways. An ice...

 

GOP leaders want 3 officials to resign over false ad plot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A growing number of GOP leaders in Kansas are calling for the resignation of three elected officials who were recorded planning a cover-up of their role in a plot to smear the Democratic mayor of the state's largest city. The...

 

Student editor says university directives violate his rights

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The president of Haskell Indian Nations University has directed the editor of the school's student newspaper to not contact any government agency for information while representing the paper or "attack" any student, faculty...

 

Staffer for GOP nominee in Kansas Senate race has COVID-19

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A staffer on Republican Roger Marshall's campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat in Kansas has tested positive for the coronavirus. Marshall's campaign confirmed Tuesday that the staffer tested positive last week after...

 

KC sees record virus deaths; St. Louis hospitals filling

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis hospitals are filling up with coronavirus patients at an alarming rate, and experts say many of those patients are coming from other areas of the state. Meanwhile, the Kansas City area over the past week recorded its...

 

Topeka long-term care facility hit with virus cases

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Nursing homes are facing an increasing strain combatting the coronvirus as cases rise statewide and residents and families grow distressed about limits on visits. One of the latest outbreaks has infected 12 residents and...

 

Police investigate Kansas woman's death as homicide

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a home in Kansas City, Kansas, as a homicide, officials said. Family members of the woman found her body on Monday afternoon and called authorities,...

 

Virus pushes twin cities El Paso and Juarez to the brink

A record surge in coronavirus cases is pushing hospitals to the brink in the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, confronting health officials in Texas and Mexico with twin disasters in the tightly knit metropolitan area of 3 million people....

 

Voters in some states unable to cast early ballots in person

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — With coronavirus cases spreading rapidly across her state, Samantha Allen laments that Missouri does not allow voters to cast their ballots in person before Election Day. More than 21 million voters across the U.S. have taken...

 

Biden's warning on oil tests voter resolve on climate change

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Joe Biden is confronting the harsh political realities of combating climate change. The Democratic presidential nominee has spent months touting a $2 trillion plan to boost investment in clean energy and stop all...

 

Report: Authorities find 2 girls after 2 boys are killed

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Authorities found two girls who were abducted from a Kansas home where two boys were discovered dead Saturday, and a suspect is in custody, a TV station reported. KMBC TV reported about 7 p.m. Saturday that the girls were...

 

Kansas state school board on ballots amid COVID-19 scrutiny

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans are electing two state Board of Education members this fall as the panel has gained attention amid the coronavirus pandemic for its decision not to mandate a delay in the start of school. In the Kansas City area,...

 

Oklahoma coronavirus cases soar to one-day record increase

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A one-day record increase of more than 1,800 newly confirmed coronavirus cases was reported Saturday in Oklahoma by the state health department. The Oklahoma State Department of Health report comes one day after Gov. Kevin...

 

Popular 16-year-old lion named Avus dies at Topeka Zoo

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An ailing 16-year-old African lion named Avus has died at the Topeka Zoo. The zoo said Friday in a Facebook post that the zoo had been able to manage the lion's age-related issues until staff noticed a "significant decline in...

 

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