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 ...

Kansas online gamer in hoax case may have charges dropped

U.S. 05/24/19, 18:54

A Kansas online gamer whose dispute over a $1.50 bet sparked a hoax call that resulted in police shooting a man who lived at his old address has struck a deal with prosecutors that could allow the charges against him to be dropped.U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren approved on Friday ...

Lawsuits over shootings at Kansas business settled for $2 million

U.S. 04/17/19, 19:58

Families of the victims of a mass shooting at a central Kansas lawn equipment factory in 2016 have won a $2 million legal settlement from a now-defunct pawnshop that sold the firearms to the shooter's girlfriend. The settlement of three lawsuits in Harvey County District Court was announced Wednesday by Brady, ...

Update: Kansas boy’s parents charged with murder

U.S. 04/16/19, 17:00

The Latest on a Wichita couple whose 3-year-old son was found dead at their mobile home (all times local):5 p.m.Prosecutors have filed murder charges against a Wichita couple whose 3-year-old had been dead for days when his body was found in a crib in their mobile home.In this undated booking ...

Police: Welfare agency had reports on couple whose son died

U.S. 04/16/19, 13:43

Child welfare authorities had received abuse reports about a Wichita couple whose 3-year-old son was found dead in a crib at their mobile home where a baby also was found in critical condition, according to police.Capt. Brent Allred provided no details Monday on the Kansas Department for Children and Families' ...

Ohio gamer pleads guilty in deadly Kansas hoax case

U.S. 04/03/19, 17:04

An Ohio gamer upset over a $1.50 bet in an online game pleaded guilty Wednesday to asking a prankster to make a bogus emergency call, then trying to hide his involvement when he realized the antic had gotten a Kansas man killed by police.Casey Viner, 19, of North College Hill, ...

Mathews’ late 3 sends Lipscomb past Wichita St in NIT semis

Sports 04/02/19, 20:20

Garrison Mathews swished his ninth 3-pointer of the game in front of an exuberant Lipscomb bench for the lead with 1:10 left in the game to send the Bisons on their way to the NIT championship in a 71-64 win over Wichita State on Tuesday night.Mathews had been buried in ...

California man charged in fatal ‘swatting’ to be sentenced

U.S. 03/28/19, 23:23

A California man faces decades in prison when he's sentenced for making hoax emergency calls, including one that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man.Tyler R. Barriss will be sentenced Friday in federal court in Wichita, Kansas. The 26-year-old California man has pleaded guilty to 51 charges related to ...

No one badly hurt when small plane crashes into Kansas house

U.S. 03/11/19, 18:00

A pilot and passenger walked away with only minor injuries after a small plane crashed into a home in Kansas.The crash happened around 1:15 p.m. Monday in Benton. Officials say the plane crashed shortly after takeoff at nearby Lloyd Stearman Field.The plane struck the front porch of a home. It ...

Kansas doctor sentenced to life in prison for patient death

U.S. 03/08/19, 18:36

A Kansas doctor was sentenced to life in prison Friday for unlawfully prescribing medication blamed for an overdose death, the latest prosecution in a government crackdown on physicians amid an opioid epidemic. Steven R. Henson was immediately taken into custody following sentencing. There was an audible gasp in the packed courtroom ...

Kansas GOP leader compares tax plan to returning a billfold

Business 03/08/19, 16:30

A top Republican in the Kansas House brushed aside criticism Friday that an income tax relief plan nearing final passage risks repeating a tax-cutting experiment that failed a few years ago, suggesting the new proposal is akin to finding and returning "a billfold filled with money." The bill the GOP-controlled Kansas ...

1 suspect pleads guilty in Kansas carnival vendors’ deaths

U.S. 03/05/19, 10:36

One of several people charged in the deaths of a couple who disappeared from a Kansas county fair has pleaded guilty.The Great Bend Tribune reports that 54-year-old Michael Fowler Jr., of Sarasota, Florida, pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of theft. A capital murder ...

Man who made hoax call in deadly swatting seeks 20 year term

U.S. 02/25/19, 14:22

A California man has asked for 20 years in prison as his punishment for making a hoax call that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online gamers over $1.50 bet in a Call of Duty WWII video game. Tyler R. Barriss, 26, faces sentencing ...

Wichita girl dies, days after ending 457-day hospital stay

U.S. 02/13/19, 12:42

A girl who was the first at a Kansas City hospital to walk while on an invasive form of life support has died, less than two weeks after returning to her Wichita home.The mother of Zei ("Zay") Uwadia said her daughter died Tuesday after returning home on Jan. 31. She ...

3 militia members face sentencing in Kansas bomb plot

U.S. 01/25/19, 00:20

Three militia men could face life in prison for a foiled plot to blow up a mosque and apartments housing Somali immigrants in Kansas.A federal judge will sentence Patrick Stein, Gavin Wright and Curtis Allen on Friday. The men were convicted last year of plotting the attack in Garden City ...

Kansas mom pleads guilty in death of boy found in concrete

U.S. 11/28/18, 12:02

A Kansas woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder and other charges in the abuse and death of her 3-year-old son, whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of their Wichita home.Miranda Miller, 37, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, child abuse and aggravated child endangerment ...

Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite governor support

Health 11/22/18, 12:19

Democratic and moderate Republicans lawmakers worked together last year to try to make Kansas the latest state to expand Medicaid, only to see their bipartisan effort rewarded with a veto from former conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback.The election this month of a governor who supports Medicaid expansion seemed to remove ...

Suspect in deadly hoax call to change plea in federal court

U.S. 11/13/18, 00:03

A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man last year in Wichita will be in federal court to enter new pleas.Twenty-five-year-old Tyler R. Barriss has a change-of-plea hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He was indicted in Kansas for ...

Kansas man guilty in death of boy found encased in concrete

U.S. 10/24/18, 06:46

A Kansas man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder in the killing of a 3-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in the laundry room of his home four months after his death.Stephen Bodine, 41, of Wichita, was accused in the May 2017 death of Evan Brewer.Prosecutors called ...

4-year-old boy shot, wounded in apparent case of road rage

U.S. 10/19/18, 03:48

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been shot and wounded an apparent case of road rage after one vehicle cut off another in a Kansas city. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay says the boy was among six children inside a sport utility when someone in a silver Ford Mustang fired two ...

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