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Camel, cow, donkey found roaming together along Kansas road

Nov. 18, 2019 3:00 PM EST

GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities discovered a camel, a cow and a donkey roaming together along a Kansas road in a grouping reminiscent of a Midwestern Christmas Nativity scene. The Goddard Police Department asked for help Sunday in locating the owners of the “three friends traveling together...

Kansas researcher denies working for Chinese university

Nov. 18, 2019 1:50 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An associate professor in Kansas accused of secretly working for a Chinese university contends in a court filing that a visiting scholar fabricated the allegations against him after unsuccessfully trying to extort him for $300,000. Attorneys for Feng “Franklin” Tao filed...

Day care worker gets 10-year term in Kansas baby’s death

Nov. 18, 2019 1:24 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A woman convicted in the killing of a 9-month-old boy at a Kansas day care has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Carrody Melissa Buchhorn was found guilty in July of second-degree murder in the September 2016 death of Oliver Ortiz at the Sunshine Kids...

Man who reported carjacking arrested on suspicion of murder

Nov. 18, 2019 12:43 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say a suspect is in custody after a man was run over and killed in southeast Wichita. KAKE-TV reports police responding to a call about a possible carjacking early Saturday found 42-year-old David Lee pinned underneath a car. Lee died at the scene. Another man,...

POLL ALERT: Duke rises to No. 1 in Top 25, then Louisville, Michigan St, Kansas, North Carolina; Kentucky drops to No. 9

Nov. 18, 2019 12:04 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Duke rises to No. 1 in Top 25, then Louisville, Michigan St, Kansas, North Carolina; Kentucky drops to No. 9.

Man suspected of wounding girlfriend, killing himself

Nov. 18, 2019 9:11 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man is suspected of shooting and critically wounding his girlfriend before fatally shooting himself in a Wichita home. The Wichita Eagle reports that the shooting happened late Saturday. Wichita police said in a news release that a man who lives in the home told...

1 killed in Wichita house fire; cause under investigation

Nov. 18, 2019 7:58 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been killed in a house fire in Wichita. KWCH-TV reports that that the fire started late Sunday in the northwest part of the city. Capt. Chad Winton says that one person was found inside the structure and died despite life-saving efforts. The fire was...

Fire-damaged Kansas Tyson plant to resume operations soon

Nov. 18, 2019 7:50 AM EST

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — A fire-damaged Tyson meat processing plant in Kansas is expected to resume operations in December. Tyson announced Monday in a news release that reconstruction of the Holcomb plant is nearing completion. The company says it will begin processing beef again in the first week of December...

Kansas crash kills 16-year-old, injures 4 other teens

Nov. 17, 2019 5:30 PM EST

HIAWATHA, Kan. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy is dead and four other teens are hurt after a rollover crash in northeast Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Sunday in Brown County near U.S. Highway 36. The 17-year-old driver of a 2010 Toyota Corolla lost control of the car and veered...

Patrol identify 2 who died in crash in north-central Kansas

Nov. 17, 2019 11:00 AM EST

BELLEVILLE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people from Belleville died in a crash with a semitrailer truck in north central Kansas. The Highway Patrol says Steven and Sherry Torres, who were both 62, died in the crash Saturday morning. The crash happened on U.S. Highway 81 just north of...