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2 people shot, injured as they road along Kansas interstate

Jan. 18, 2020 2:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are looking for a shooter who injured two people on Interstate 35. The shooting happened just after 1 p.m. Friday, the Kansas City Star reported. The victims told police that a vehicle traveling northeast on the interstate pulled up to their car,...

A blizzard packing winds of 50 mph or more reduced visibility to near zero at the intersections of Interstate 94 and Interstate 29 in Fargo, N.D., on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Interstate 94 was shut down from Fargo to Bismarck, N.D., and Interstate 29 was closed from Grand Forks, N.D., to Sioux Falls, S.D. No travel was advised on secondary roads in states within the blizzard warning, which included parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. (Jim Monk/KFGO Radio, Fargo via AP)

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

Jan. 18, 2020 2:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm that brought snow and sleet to the Midwest and Plains was creating travel headaches Saturday after airlines canceled flights and officials shut down major roads. The storm system began moving through the Plains and Midwest on Friday, leading to trouble at airports in Chicago...

Jorge Hernandez, of Milwaukee, tries to cover his face from the cold while walking along West Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. While snow is expected Friday, breezy and cold conditions return on Sunday and Monday, with wind chills of minus 10 to minus 15 Fahrenheit across the region, according to the National Weather Service office in Sullivan. (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Chicago flights halted; plane slides off Kansas City taxiway

Jan. 17, 2020 11:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights in and out of Chicago's O'Hare Airport for hours Friday night due to a sprawling winter storm, which forced the closure of schools, universities and government offices as it moved across large sections of the Midwest. The FAA lifted the...

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass reacts as he watches batting practice before the team's baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Former Walmart Inc. chief executive Glass, who owned the Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications form pneumonia. He was 84. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

Former Walmart exec, Royals owner David Glass dies at 84

Jan. 17, 2020 10:43 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Walmart Inc. chief executive David Glass, who owned the Kansas City Royals for nearly two decades before selling the franchise last fall, died last week of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The Glass family said the businessman died Jan. 9. He had been dealing with...

Hit-and-run driver critically injures pedestrian in Kansas

Jan. 17, 2020 1:57 PM EST
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a hit-and-run driver has critically injured a pedestrian in Kansas City, Kansas. Police say a pickup-truck driver left the scene before officers responded Friday morning. The injured pedestrian is receiving treatment at a hospital. The crash is under investigation.

Leavenworth murder trial postponed after new evidence found

Jan. 17, 2020 11:38 AM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A murder trial has been postponed for a Leavenworth man charged in the Christmas 2017 shooting death of a Kansas City man. Ramaun Johnson 32, was scheduled for trial on a felony murder charge on Jan. 27 in Leavenworth County. But District Judge Michael Gibbens granted a defense...

Man guilty of starting Kansas fire in effort to kill 2 women

Jan. 17, 2020 9:37 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Jurors have found a man guilty of starting a fire in a suburban Kansas City apartment in an attempt to kill two women who lived there. The Johnson County, Kansas, prosecutor's office says in a news release that 38-year-old Ronald Buchanan was convicted Wednesday of three counts of...

Missouri farmer ran one of the biggest frauds in US history

Jan. 17, 2020 1:01 AM EST

CHILLICOTHE, Mo. (AP) — Like all the best con artists, Randy Constant was a charmer, hard not to like. Big hearted. Good listener. You’d never have guessed that the father of three, grandfather of five was a liar, cheat and serial philanderer who masterminded one of the biggest and longest-running...

Man booked into jail after sister's body found in Kansas

Jan. 16, 2020 5:54 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 22-year-old sister, Johnson County prosecutors said Thursday. John Parker Mays, 27, was arrested Tuesday night in Douglas County after his sister, Layne Mays, was found dead, Overland Park police...

71-year-old driver charged with hitting, killing Kansas girl

Jan. 16, 2020 10:07 AM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A 71-year-old man has been charged with striking and killing a 14-year-old girl as she walked home from her suburban Kansas City school last year. Sudhir Gandhi, of Lenexa, Kansas, is jailed on $50,000 bond after he was charged Wednesday with reckless second-degree murder in the death...