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Kansas patrol: Vulture causes crash that kills husband, wife

Apr. 22, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed a married couple as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a rural road 13...

Wichita police investigate Easter Sunday stabbing death

Apr. 21, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police are investigating the stabbing death of a man. Police say officers were called to a home in southeast Wichita early Sunday. KAKE-TV reports officers found a man in his 40s with several stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information was...

Kansas law will reduce number of safety drills in schools

Apr. 21, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new Kansas law will reduce the number of required safety drills in public and private schools only a year after lawmakers mandated crisis drills to prepare students for active shooters and other threats. Wichita public radio station KMUW reports that the measure recently signed by...

Kansas couple may lose home after lawyer's embezzlement

Apr. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

EUREKA, Kan. (AP) — When Roger and Marcia Altis' family business didn't quite work out as planned — especially after Roger's first heart attack — they decided to file for bankruptcy. Medical and other bills had piled up. The Internal Revenue Service came calling, demanding tax money. So the...

Wichita woman crochets flags for officers across Kansas

Apr. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman who taught herself to crochet more than 30 years ago is using her skills to bring happiness to law enforcement officers and their families around the country. Tammy Volbrecht has crocheted everything from baby hats and gloves to blankets and even a Christmas tree. After...

Dog-friendly restaurant remodeled by chef Ramsay to close

Apr. 18, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A dog-friendly Wichita restaurant that celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay remodeled as part of a reality TV show is closing. Owner Greg Buss posted Wednesday on social media that April 28 will be the last day for the Fetch Bar & Grill. The Wichita Eagle reports that for the past several...

Lawsuits over shootings at Kansas business settled for $2M

Apr. 17, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families of the victims of a mass shooting at a central Kansas lawn equipment factory in 2016 have won a $2 million legal settlement from a now-defunct pawnshop that sold the firearms to the shooter's girlfriend. The settlement of three lawsuits in Harvey County District Court was...

Law gives Kansas counties new option for polling sites

Apr. 17, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new law gives Kansas counties the legal option of letting voters cast ballots at any polling site within their county, but spotty internet service and aging voting equipment is expected to curtail its availability in many places, election officials say. The legislation signed this...

Suspect in Kansas band room destruction are 8, 10 and 11

Apr. 17, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three suspects in the destruction of a Kansas high school's band room are ages 8, 10 and 11. Reno County District Attorney Keith Schroeder said Wednesday any case against the children would be sealed because of their age. The Wichita Eagle reports a child under...

Air Force evacuates 13 planes to Washington to avoid storm

Apr. 17, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Air Force is sending 13 aircraft from McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita to a base in Washington because of the potential for severe weather in Kansas. Air Force spokesman 2nd Lt. Daniel de La Fe said in a news release Wednesday that the planes are being evacuated to Fairchild Air...