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2 accused drunk drivers hit Wichita police vehicles

Aug. 19, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say two people who are suspected of drunken driving hit patrol cars in separate incidents during the weekend. Police spokesman Charley Davidson says the first collision occurred early Saturday when a man driving the wrong way on a city street hit a patrol car. The...

Wichita man shot, killed in gang-related drive-by shooting

Aug. 19, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man was gang related. Officers found 24-year-old Elbert Costello dead from several gunshot wounds Sunday in the parking lot of an apartment complex in northeast Wichita. A 24-year-old man who also was shot was taken to a hospital,...

Chip Lindsey hoping to sustain Troy's successful run

Aug. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Chip Lindsey and his family were just settling into their new house in Kansas when he received a call about taking over Troy's football program. Lindsey, who had recently become Les Miles' offensive coordinator at Kansas, moved into the house with his family on Jan. 4 shortly after they...

Correction: Vaccination Lawsuit-Kansas story

Aug. 19, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

STILWELL, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a Kansas couple suing to keep from vaccinating their son, The Associated Press erroneously reported where the couple lived. The couple is from northeastern Kansas, not northwestern Kansas A corrected version of the story is below: Kansas couple sue to keep son...

Judge says fired prison worker's argument is 'absurd'

Aug. 19, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ruled that it is "absurd" for a fired Kansas prison dental instructor to attempt to have charges accusing him of nonconsensual touching of female inmates dismissed on the grounds that the state law barring such conduct only mentions consensual sex acts. The Topeka...

2 killed, 2 hurt after - truck overturns in northeast Kansas

Aug. 19, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

NEWMAN, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been killed and two injured in a northeast Kansas crash. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that the crash happened Saturday night in Jefferson County when a driver lost control on a curve and went off the side of Kansas 237. The pickup truck then...

Distracted driver causes deadly Kansas crash, patrol says

Aug. 19, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

HOISINGTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Kansas driver who was distracted by her cellphone caused a crash that killed a California woman. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 78-year-old Ida John, of Lincoln, California, was killed Friday in the crash on U.S. 281 near the small Kansas town of Hoisington. The...

17-year-old arrested in shooting that killed 18-year-old

Aug. 19, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old in a Topeka shooting that left an 18-year-old woman dead. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the male suspect is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, criminal use of a weapon and theft in the death of Ashley Usher. She was found...

Strong winds caused about 140 rail cars to derail in Kansas

Aug. 19, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say strong winds caused about 140 rail cars from two trains to derail over the weekend in central Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that the derailments happened late Saturday near Walton. The National Weather Service says the rail cars were all empty and many were double...

Inmates' families worry about losing contact after move

Aug. 18, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The families of several hundred Kansas inmates who are being sent to a private prison in Arizona worry about how often they'll be able to see their loved ones after the move. Leoti Masterson says she treasures her weekly visits with her son even though she has to drive about two hours...