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The Latest: 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas

Aug. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a series of earthquakes in Kansas (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows. The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m. Friday, with an epicenter...

4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas

Aug. 16, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas on Friday morning near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows. The largest earthquake measured 4.2 and struck around 8 a.m., with an epicenter about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from Hutchinson. The U.S. Geological...

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...

Correction: Prison Recordings story

Aug. 15, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about an investigation into the use by prosecutors of prison recordings, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the special master appointed by the judge. The special master was David Cohen, not Steve Clymer who defended the U.S. attorney's office. A...

Man sentenced in fatal shooting at Lawrence hotel

Aug. 15, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 20-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for his role in a hotel shootout in Lawrence that killed one man and injured two others. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Shawn Smith was sentenced Wednesday to 32 months for robbery. Smith...

Wife's body found after police kill estranged husband

Aug. 14, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

A missing woman was found dead in Arkansas hours after police fatally shot her estranged, rifle-toting husband near a popular shopping area in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities said Wednesday. The body of 49-year-old Sylvia Ussery-Pearson was found Tuesday night in northwestern Arkansas' Benton County, police said...

The Latest: Wife's body found after police shoot husband

Aug. 14, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on police fatally shooting a man near a popular shopping area (all times local): 1:18 p.m. Police have found a woman's body in Arkansas after police fatally shot her estranged husband near a popular shopping area in Kansas City, Kansas. Police in Overland Park, Kansas,...

Kansas City, Kansas, police say child fatally shot

Aug. 14, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas City, Kansas, police say a child shot while riding in the back of a vehicle has died. A man who was in the backseat was in serious but stable condition after also being shot Tuesday. Their ages and names have not been released. The Kansas City Star reports the man told...

Kansas City, Kansas, police fatally shoot rifle-toting man

Aug. 14, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

Kansas City, Kansas, police shot and killed a man on Tuesday who told a hotel manager that he had killed his wife and was heading to a popular shopping and restaurant area. The "very angry and distraught" man entered the Country Inn & Suites near the Legends Outlet shopping area said he had killed his wife,...

Kansas City officials pledge to help keep 'border war' truce

Aug. 13, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Local officials are helping Kansas and Missouri preserve a truce in an economic "border war" that had seen the states use incentives to lure jobs across their border in the Kansas City area. The cooperation came ahead of a summit Tuesday in Kansas City, Kansas, between Kansas Gov....