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Police: Shooting at Kansas vape store was accidental

Feb. 18, 2020 7:52 AM EST

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have determined that a shooting at a suburban Kansas City store that sells e-cigarettes was accidental. Police in Shawnee, Kansas, said in a news release that officers responded to the scene around 8:30 p.m. Monday. The release says officers determined there was an...

Police say man on foot killed by truck in parking lot

Feb. 17, 2020 9:19 AM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A person has been killed in a business parking lot in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, Kansas. Police said a truck hit a man who was on foot in the parking lot just before 2 a.m. Monday. The names of those involved and other details about what happened haven't been released. Olathe...

Kansas authorities release name of man killed in I-70 crash

Feb. 17, 2020 7:13 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed when his sport utility vehicle ran into the back of a semitrailer on Interstate 70 in northeast Kansas. The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. Saturday in Wyandotte County. The man's been identified as Christopher Deason, 59,...

Defense: Convicted killer was victim of 'Machiavellian plot'

Feb. 16, 2020 10:33 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has set a March hearing for presentation of new evidence in the case of a man in prison for murder who says he was framed. Attorneys for the Project for Innocence and Post Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas and the Midwest Innocence Project have taken...

Kansas Highway Patrol: 1 killed in Interstate 70 crash

Feb. 15, 2020 11:27 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One person died Saturday morning in a crash on Interstate 70 just west of Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities there said. The Kansas Highway Patrol told the Kansas City Star that the crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended a...

Kansans struggle without high-speed internet

Feb. 14, 2020 1:01 AM EST

COTTONWOOD FALLS, Kan. (AP) — The internet service was so bad at Citizens State Bank in Cottonwood Falls that its computers could hardly handle a routine update from Microsoft. So not too long ago, bank vice president Matt Lindamood loaded up the PCs and drove them over to Emporia, 30 minutes away. There,...

Man arrested after standoff at Kansas indoor water park

Feb. 12, 2020 1:24 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been taken into custody at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas, after a standoff that led to a temporary lockdown at the indoor water park and hotel. Police said in a news release that officers responded shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday to reports of...

Man, woman charged in fatal Pizza Hut shooting in Kansas

Feb. 12, 2020 7:56 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man and woman have been charged in the fatal shooting of a Pizza Hut employee during a robbery attempt in which the victim's coworkers hid in the freezer of the Kansas City, Kansas, restaurant. Wyandotte County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 33-year-old Gary Winters and...

U.S. secretary of state's wife endorses Adkins in Kansas 3rd

Feb. 11, 2020 6:12 PM EST

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's wife on Tuesday endorsed Republican candidate Amanda Adkins in the race for the Kansas congressional seat for the Kansas City area. Susan Pompeo said she's known and respected Adkins for nearly two decades. Adkins served as Kansas Republican...

Judge throws out lawsuit over arrest at Kansas City library

Feb. 11, 2020 5:12 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out a free-speech lawsuit against a former police detective filed by a man who was arrested while questioning a speaker at the Kansas City Public Library in 2016. Chief Judge Beth Phillips ruled that Brent Parsons, a Kansas City Police detective at that...