Wichita father embraces his new-born son after mother died in car crash

U.S. 07/09/21, 03:26

A Father from Wichita, Kansas, celebrated his newborn after his pregnant wife passed away in a car crash.  The infant’s mother, 22-year-old Samantha Russell, was killed when a vehicle driven by a robbery suspect collided with her car at Central and Ridge Road on Tuesday, July 6. The robber was being ...

More than dozen hurt in blast at Beechcraft plant in Kansas

U.S. 12/27/19, 13:27

More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. Daniel Wegner, deputy fire chief for Sedgwick County, said the explosion happened at around 8 a.m. at the facility, which ...

Removing King’s name in Kansas City opens wounds, discussion

U.S. 11/06/19, 20:39

Kansas City leaders and residents on Wednesday began what is likely to be a challenging conversation about how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recover from wounds inflicted during a nearly yearlong debate over naming a street for the civil rights icon in the majority white city. On Tuesday, ...

Police look for 2 men in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4

U.S. 10/06/19, 12:25

Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. Authorities were searching Sunday for the two gunmen, said Officer Thomas Tomasic, a police spokesman. He said the ...

Kansas boy very lucky to survive knife impaling his face

U.S. 06/17/19, 15:12

A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky. Jimmy Russell said her son, Eli Gregg, was playing Thursday evening outside of their home in Redfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Kansas City, when she heard him scream. She found him ...

Schlitterbahn, Cedar Fair enter $261M water park sale deal

U.S. 06/13/19, 15:27

A Texas-based water park company on Thursday announced an agreement to sell two of its attractions and give the buyer the right to acquire its Kansas site where a 10-year-old boy was killed nearly three years ago.Schlitterbahn said in a news release it sold a water park and resort in ...

Topeka Zoo: Protocols weren’t followed before tiger attack

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:52

Longtime procedures involving the handling of potentially dangerous animals were not followed in April when a Topeka Zoo employee was attacked and injured by a tiger , according to a report released Thursday.The report detailing the zoo's internal investigation says "multiple" zoo protocols that dictate what should happen before a ...

Pine Bluff officials: Flood won’t sink Arkansas city’s hopes

U.S. 06/04/19, 18:47

An economically struggling Arkansas city in the midst of a revitalization plan continued flooding Tuesday as the Arkansas River crested its banks, but local officials said even after the waters recede, the community's resilience will bolster recovery. Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington said federal and state aid will be crucial to ...

Update: 1 Arkansas levee weakening, officials say

U.S. 05/30/19, 07:28

The Latest on flooding affecting parts of the United States (all times local):7:30 a.m.Officials in western Arkansas are carefully watching a levee that's beginning to deteriorate because of the overflowing Arkansas River.Flood waters surround homes in Fort Smith, Ark. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 as water from the Arkansas River continue ...

Galaxy win at Kansas City for 1st time since 2007

Soccer 05/29/19, 21:44

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 10th goal of the season in the 86th minute and Los Angeles beat Sporting Kansas City 2-0 on Wednesday night for the Galaxy's first road victory in the series since 2007.Los Angeles (9-5-1) has won two straight after losing four in a row. Kansas City (3-5-5) ...

Kansas lawmakers settle fiscal issues amid Medicaid protest

Business 05/29/19, 16:59

Republican legislators on Wednesday reversed actions by Kansas' Democratic governor to reshape the state budget to her liking, but they couldn't save a GOP tax relief plan and had their work briefly delayed by a loud protest in favor of expanding Medicaid.The GOP-controlled Legislature overrode Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's vetoes ...

Update: Tornado seriously injures 3 people in Kansas

U.S. 05/29/19, 09:33

The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Officials say three people in Douglas County, west of Kansas City, Kansas, were seriously injured by a strong tornado that struck near the college town of Lawrence. The tornado touched down Tuesday night in a neighborhood south of Lawrence, which ...

Tornadoes ravage Kansas City area in latest spasm of storms

New York 05/29/19, 02:29

A vicious storm tore through the Kansas City area, spawning tornadoes that downed trees and power lines, damaged homes, and injured at least a dozen people in the latest barrage of severe weather that saw tornado warnings as far east as New York City. Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey were ...

Update: Man hid under mattress to survive Kansas tornado

U.S. 05/28/19, 21:57

The Latest on tornadoes in the Midwest and Plains states (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A least a dozen homes have been destroyed or damaged in Linwood, Kansas, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Kansas City. The Kansas City Star reports that 48-year-old Mark Duffin learned from his wife and a television ...

Large and dangerous tornado touches down in Kansas City

U.S. 05/28/19, 20:17

A large and dangerous tornado touched down on the western edge of Kansas City, Kansas, Tuesday and was headed toward a heavily populated and popular entertainment and shopping area, the National Weather Service said.The NWS issued a "tornado emergency" for the area known as the Legends Outlets near where the ...

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