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Lawrence area farm taking a break for storm cleanup

Jul. 20, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A regionally popular farm east of Lawrence known for flowers, vegetables and its fall pumpkin patch plans to close for the month of August to clean up after a May tornado that took out a machine shed, the butterfly house and five of the farm's seven greenhouses. The 40-acre...

10 officers cleared in Hutchinson shootout with suspect

Jul. 20, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Reno County attorney says 10 officers who fired at a suspect during a confrontation at a Hutchinson home last month will not face charges. County Attorney Keith Schroeder announced Friday the officers were acting to defend themselves and others when they fired at least 150...

Topeka man dies from injuries sustained in July 8 house fire

Jul. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 76-year-old man who was burned in an explosion and fire at his Topeka home has died. WIBW reports the Topeka fire department said Friday Vernon Fisher died last week at a Kansas City hospital. Fisher was trapped inside his home when a fire broke on July 8. A neighbor heard him yelling...

Lawsuit: Kansas woman mechanic sexually harassed

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman mechanic filed a lawsuit against her former employer, accusing others at the company of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuit, filed July 12 in Kansas District Court, said the woman's supervisor and co-workers at Moore Freight Service regularly...

NFL won't suspend Chiefs' Tyreek Hill in case involving son

Jul. 19, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league spent eight hours interviewing...

Missouri man sentenced in rape, kidnapping of Kansas deputy

Jul. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a Kansas sheriff's deputy. Brady Newman-Caddell, of Independence, was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty last year to rape, kidnapping and sodomy. William Luth, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was sentenced...

Crews find body of missing 13-year-old in Clinton Lake

Jul. 19, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a missing 13-year-old boy in Clinton Lake near Lawrence. The Douglas County Sheriff's office says Jayion Harris-Jordan drowned while playing in an outlet of the lake Thursday evening. The boy's body was recovered Friday morning. The sheriff's...

2 new vaccines required for some Kansas school students

Jul. 19, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Students in certain grades at Kansas public and private schools will be required to have two new vaccinations this year. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Thursday that students entering kindergarten and first grade will need two doses of a hepatitis A vaccine....

Wichita officer pleads not guilty to helping with warrant

Jul. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer accused of helping a woman with an outstanding warrant has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanors. Matthew Powell has been on unpaid leave since he was charged in June with obstructing apprehension or prosecution and two counts of official misconduct. The...

Relatives: Victims might have lived if standoff was shorter

Jul. 19, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Relatives are questioning why police waited two hours to bust into a Kansas City, Kansas, market where two people lay dying and arrest the gunman holed up inside. The Kansas City Star reports that Christina Bennett-Smith says her uncle, Dennis Edwards, who owned the market, and...