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Girlfriend of Kansas man who wounded 2 lawmen charged

Sep. 20, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

LYONS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities arrested the girlfriend of a man who fatally shot his father and wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers this spring before killing himself. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Erin Baker put her 7-year-old in danger by continuing a relationship...

Missouri man, widow to receive Highway Patrol honor

Sep. 20, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol will honor a Missouri woman and her late husband, who was killed by the suspect in four Kansas murders. The patrol announced Friday it will bestow its highest non-employee honor, the Honorary Trooper Certificate, on Julie Nordman and her husband,...

Kansas judge whose tweets sank higher court bid to step down

Sep. 20, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas trial-court judge whose past political tweets sank his nomination for a higher court has announced that he will step down from the bench early next year. Labette County District Judge Jeffry Jack said Friday that he will retire Jan. 2 and take a job as a regional director for...

Woman, 19, charged in deadly Kansas trailer park shooting

Sep. 20, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has been charged in the deadly shooting of a man at a Kansas City Kansas, trailer park over Labor Day weekend. The Kansas City Star reports that Alexia Lasha Hendricks is jailed on $150,000 bond on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the...

Driver killed when SUV rolls off Kansas bridge

Sep. 20, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a driver was killed when a sport utility vehicle rolled of a bridge in Kansas City, Kansas. Police say the SUV was traveling south on a highway when it left the roadway and tumbled off the bridge. The Kansas City Star reports that the driver was the only person...

Fleeing Kansas driver accused of hitting 5 vehicles

Sep. 20, 2019 7:25 AM EDT

ANDOVER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a fleeing driver rammed five vehicles before crashing in Wichita. KSNW-TV reports that police responded Thursday night in nearby Andover after someone reported that a truck with a trailer was running into cars in a parking lot. Andover police Lt. Don Roberson say police...

West Virginia, Kansas try to build off wins in Big 12 opener

Sep. 20, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Progress can happen rapidly when a new coaching staff is trying to rebuild a football program. Neal Brown and Les Miles took that notion to the extreme. After watching West Virginia get dominated by Missouri on the road, Brown spent last week on the sideline as his Mountaineers ran...

Birthing Center celebrates 25 years at Kansas State Fair

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — For a quarter of a century, fairgoers at the Kansas State Fair witnessed the birth of chicks, lambs, calves and piglets. Veterinarians, veterinary students and FFA volunteers watch over the mothers and babies, as well as explain the miracle of life to visitors of all ages at the...

Master printer helps Kansas City artists look their best

Sep. 20, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Sims is a bit emotional. As he prepares to celebrate 40 years of working with an array of acclaimed artists, the master printer admits it's overwhelming. "Huge memories, yeah," Sims said, shaking his head. "The biggest memories are the relationships with the artists, many of...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...