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Equity Bancshares: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Jul. 16, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Equity Bancshares Inc. (EQBK) on Tuesday reported net income of $11.7 million in its second quarter. The Wichita, Kansas-based bank said it had earnings of 76 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and...

Discipline used in Kansas' largest school district was discriminatory, the Justice Department says

Jul. 02, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Educators in Kansas’ largest public school district discriminated against Black and disabled students when disciplining them, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, which announced an agreement Tuesday that will have the district revising its policies. ...

Under pressure on plane safety, Boeing is buying stressed supplier Spirit for $4.7 billion

Jul. 01, 2024 12:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Boeing announced plans to acquire key supplier Spirit AeroSystems for $4.7 billion, a move that it says will improve plane quality and safety amid increasing scrutiny by Congress, airlines and the Department of Justice. Boeing previously owned Spirit, and the...

Kansas official hopeful that fire crews can control a blaze at a recycling center

Jun. 25, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

PARK CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas fire marshal said Tuesday he's hopeful that fire crews supported by water-dropping helicopters can control a wood pallet fire at a Kansas recycling center that has been raging for days. There have been no reports of injuries or damage to other...

Globe-trotting anthropologist who drew comparisons to Indiana Jones dies at age 94

May. 26, 2024 05:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Schuyler Jones, a globe-trotting American anthropologist and adventurer whose exploits drew comparisons to iconic movie character Indiana Jones, has died. He was 94. Jones' stepdaughter, Cassandra Da'Luz Vieira-Manion, posted on her Facebook page that Jones...

Jackie Robinson is rebuilt in bronze in Colorado after theft of statue from Kansas park

May. 25, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — As he coats a mold of Jackie Robinson with wax, metalsmith Alex Haines reflected on the extra importance of a project that will soon give the city of Wichita, Kansas, a replacement bronze statue of the baseball icon after thieves brazenly destroyed the original. ...

Kansas clinic temporarily halts abortions after leadership shakeup

May. 24, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

A Kansas women's health clinic that has often served as an epicenter of conflict over abortion rights has temporarily stopped offering the procedure, exasperating a strain on services in one of the few states in the region still allowing abortions. The move this week at the Trust...

Key Boeing supplier Spirit AeroSystems is laying off 450 after production of troubled 737s slows

May. 16, 2024 17:33 PM EDT

A key Boeing supplier that makes the fuselages for its popular 737 Max airplanes is laying off about 450 workers because production has slowed down ever since a panel flew off one of those airplanes operated by Alaska Airlines in midair in January. A spokesman for Spirit AeroSystems...

Man pleads guilty in theft of bronze Jackie Robinson statue from Kansas park

May. 10, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 45-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the theft of a bronze Jackie Robinson statue that was cut off at the ankles and found days later smoldering in a trash can in a city park in Kansas. Ricky Alderete entered the plea during his arraignment Thursday. A judge...

Spirit Aerosystems: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 07, 2024 07:41 AM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spirit Aerosystems Holdings Inc. (SPR) on Tuesday reported a loss of $616.7 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Wichita, Kansas-based company said it had a loss of $5.31. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came...