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2 people dead after shooting in southeast Topeka

Nov. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Police say a shooting in southeast Topeka left two people dead. Topeka police Lt. Andrew Beightel said the shooting occurred Tuesday in the Highland Park community. One of the victims was found outside and the other was indoors. Both died at the scene. He said police are searching for...

Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US

Nov. 12, 2019 4:48 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half of the U.S., including the normally mild South, on Tuesday. The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall...

GOP Kansas state school board member running for US Senate

Nov. 12, 2019 3:48 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican member of the Kansas State Board of Education who shares retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' last name is running to replace him in Washington. Steve Roberts of Overland Park filed paperwork Tuesday with the state to claim a spot on the ballot in the August primary. Pat...

Cold front sets record lows in 6 Kansas cities

Nov. 12, 2019 12:47 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cold front that froze much of Kansas set at least six records for low temperatures. The National Weather Service reports Wichita, Salina, Russell, Dodge City, Garden City and Medicine Lodge set low temperature records early Tuesday The lowest temperature was in Garden City, which...

Temple Grandin to receive Dole Leadership Prize

Nov. 12, 2019 12:18 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Dole Institute of Politics says Temple Grandin will receive the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. Grandin is an animal science professor at Colorado State University and an advocate for people with autism. She will accept the award Dec. 11 at the institute. She is best known for her...

Wellington couple donates $1.6 million to Kansas State

Nov. 12, 2019 12:00 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The estate of a Wellington couple donated $1.6 million to establish scholarships for students in Kansas State's College of Business Administration. The gift from Otis and Wanda Gilliland established the Gilliland Kansas State Family Scholarship. It creates match opportunities for 50...

Authorities: Kansas man killed in southeast Nebraska crash

Nov. 12, 2019 11:57 AM EST

FAIRBURY, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas man died after a car he was in crashed off a rural road in southeast Nebraska. The crash occurred Sunday, about 2 miles (3.1 kilometers) northwest of Fairbury. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says deputies found two injured people at the site. They'd...

Trailer with thousands of meals for homeless vets stolen

Nov. 12, 2019 11:38 AM EST

LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Lenexa police are investigating the theft of thousands of meals intended for homeless veterans. KMBC reports a trailer containing meals packed by bank employees last week was stolen last week. The meals were intended for Friends In Service of Heroes, a veteran service organization. The...

The Latest: About 1,200 flights cancelled at O'Hare airport

Nov. 11, 2019 9:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm in the Midwest (all times local): 8 p.m. Between 2 and 6 inches of snow fell in northern Illinois, forcing the cancellation of about 1,200 flights at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The National Weather Service said Monday night that snowfall has ended...

Patrol: 1 person dies after icy roads cause crash in Kansas

Nov. 11, 2019 6:02 PM EST

OVERBROOKE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol reports an 8-year-old girl died in a three-vehicle wreck caused by icy roads in northeast Kansas. The patrol said the collision occurred Monday on U.S. Highway 56 near Overbrooke in Osage County. The patrol reports a truck driving westbound on the highway...