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Sedgwick County deputy loses license for bad traffic stops

Jun. 24, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Sedgwick County deputy sheriff has lost his law enforcement certification for conducting illegal traffic stops and searches. A state board revoked Joel Sutherland's certification last month, citing more than 30 unnecessary traffic stops or searches. The Wichita Eagle reports...

Sedgwick County searching for driver who injured deputy

Jun. 24, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman who injured a deputy while fleeing after being stopped. Sgt. Justin Maxfield says the deputy was dragged about 100 feet and the vehicle ran over the deputy's foot during the stop Sunday. The deputy was taken to a hospital...

Kansas man drowns trying to rescue woman on Missouri river

Jun. 24, 2019 7:41 AM EDT

NOEL, Mo. (AP) — A 26-year-old Wichita, Kansas, man died when he tried to rescue a woman on a Missouri river. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jacob Farley drowned Friday while trying to rescue a woman near the Elk River Dam at Noel. The patrol's report says the woman had been swept under water at...

Hannah Green wins KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Jun. 23, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first major championship, and the first by an Australian in 13 years. Green closed with an even-par 72 at Hazeltine for a one-shot...

ACLU seeks to force Missouri to treat inmates' hepatitis C

Jun. 23, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri prison officials have authorized treatment of only 15 of the 4,590 Missouri prison inmates who have been diagnosed with chronic hepatitis C, according to a motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union this past week. The ACLU is seeking an emergency court order to...

April rampage draws attention to 2015 Kansas disappearance

Jun. 23, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An April rampage in which a man wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers, killed his father and then killed himself has drawn fresh attention to the 2015 disappearance of his girlfriend. David Madden, a 37-year-old former Marine who was found dead after a standoff with law...

Kansas parks tabulating economic losses from floods

Jun. 23, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — This spring's heavy rain and flooding will cause significant economic losses at many of the state's 28 parks, both from damage and from closures and refunds to disappointed campers, state parks officials said. Brad Loveless, secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and...

Kansas unemployment rate remained at 3.5% in May; jobs grew

Jun. 23, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its unemployment rate remained at 3.5% in May and that the number of private sector jobs grew slightly over the previous year. The state Department of Labor says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was higher than the 3.3% rate in May 2018. The...

Long prison sentences upheld in McPherson County killing

Jun. 23, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has refused to shorten the time a man will spend in prison over a November 2014 murder in McPherson County that authorities say he planned. The court ruled unanimously Friday against Samuel Darrah of McPherson. He pleaded no contest to charges including...

Man on trial over fatal Kansas shootings claims self-defense

Jun. 22, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A man on trial over an October 2017 shooting in downtown Lawrence that killed three people and wounded two others has testified he wasn't "thinking at all" when he fired his gun. The Lawrence-Journal World reports that testimony ended Friday in the Douglas County District Court trial...