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  • No punishment for Missouri lawmaker who wrote vandals should be ‘hung from a tall tree’

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged won’t be punished. House Speaker Todd Richardson told reporters Thursday that the comment was inappropriate but said he won’t take action against fellow Republican Rep. Warren Love, (R-Osceola) . In August, Love expressed hope in a Facebook post that whoever vandalized the confederate monument at Springfield National Cemetery by throwing paint on it would be “hung from a tall tree with a long rope.” […]

  • Michael Porter Jr. fully cleared to play for Mizzou basketball, reports say

    COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri freshman Michael Porter Jr. has been cleared to resume basketball activities, reports say. The 6-foot-10 Porter, the top prep prospect in the country last season, played in only two minutes of the Tigers’ season-opening win over Iowa State before missing the rest of the season following surgery in November. Porter averaged 36.2 points and 13.6 rebounds per game as a senior in high school in Washington, and he was a McDonald’s All-American after signing with Missouri. […]

  • Pawn shop sued over 2016 Kansas business shooting

    HESSTON, Kan. — A Kansas pawn shop is being sued over the sale of firearms used in a 2016 mass shooting at a lawn equipment factory. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Harvey County. As a convicted felon, gunman Cedric Ford was barred from possessing the AK-47-type semi-automatic rifle and .40-caliber handgun used in the shooting at the Excel Industries factory in Hesston. Ford was killed after fatally shooting three […]

  • Wichita police arrest stepmother of missing 5-year-old boy

    WICHITA, Kan. — The stepmother of a 5-year-old Wichita boy who has been missing since Saturday has been arrested. Sedgwick County Deputy Chief Gavin Seiler said the stepmother was booked into the county jail Wednesday afternoon on two counts of child endangerment. She has not been officially charged. Authorities have said the woman reported 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez missing on Saturday. She told police she last saw Lucas before she took a shower and fell asleep. Despite extensive searches by local, […]

  • Lawrence man sentenced in grandmother’s stabbing death

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — A Lawrence man who stabbed his grandmother to death has been sentenced to more than 48 years in prison. Nineteen-year-old Jaered Long was sentenced Tuesday in the December 2015 death of 67-year-old Deborah Bretthauer at a Lawrence apartment where the two lived. Lawrence police say Bretthauer was stabbed dozens of times with a bread knife while she was in bed. Long was 16 at the time of his grandmother’s death. The Lawrence Journal-World reports he was charged as […]

  • Kan. woman leaving father’s grave killed as she stopped to show respect for a funeral procession

    WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita police say a 59-year-old woman died when a van hit the back of her vehicle after she stopped for a funeral procession. Police on Tuesday identified the woman as Karen Capps. Sgt. Troy Nedbalek said Capps had stopped her car Saturday in Wichita near a curb out of respect for the funeral procession. A van slammed into her car and she died at the scene. The Wichita Eagle reports police say Capps had stopped at an appropriate place. […]

  • 13-year-old boy arrested in Kansas middle school threat plot

    JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — Authorities have arrested a 13-year-old student accused of making a threat at the Junction City Middle School. Police said in a news release that the teen made a first appearance Tuesday in Geary County District, where he faces criminal threat charges. He was turned over to juvenile authorities after his arrest Monday. Police said in the release that officers were present at the school Tuesday to “let students and staff know we take their safety seriously.” […]

  • Kansas woman killed, 2 others injured in head-on crash on icy highway in Pottawatomie County

    WAMEGO, Kan.  — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 38-year-old woman died and two other people were injured in a collision on an icy highway. The crash happened late Monday on U.S. Highway 24 east of Wamego. The patrol says a pickup truck and another vehicle collided when both drivers lost control on a bridge. A woman in the vehicle, 38-year-old Sarah Salinas of St. Marys, died at the scene. Wamego Police Chief Michael Baker said Tuesday that Salinas was […]

  • Trump signs memo urging Justice Department to ban gun devices like bump stocks

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he’s signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to “ban all devices” like bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. The president made the announcement to curb the use of the rapid-fire devices during a ceremony recognizing bravery by the nation’s public safety officers. Trump is responding days after the shooting deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school. He pointed to the need to propose regulations to […]

  • Kan., police still searching for 5-year-old Wichita boy missing since Saturday

    WICHITA, Kan. — Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Kansas boy have scoured a nature park and set up a tip hotline. The Wichita Eagle reports that police said they received a call at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday to report Lucas Hernandez was lost in southeast Wichita. When officers arrived, Lucas’ 26-year-old stepmother said he was last seen at about 3 p.m. Saturday in his bedroom before she showered and fell asleep. Officers and dogs have searched his home, neighborhood and […]

  • 80-year-old Odessa, Mo., man convicted of child sex abuse

    ODESSA, Mo. — An 80-year-old Missouri man who was convicted of abusing two young girls faces a possible life sentence. The Missouri Attorney General’s office says Arthur Sanders, of Odessa, was convicted Feb. 8 of 11 counts of child molestation and sodomy for sexually abusing the girls while he was their after-school caretaker. He was arrested after one of the girls went to a school counselor after five years of abuse. During his trial, a previous victim said Sanders also […]

  • Kansas City Chiefs sign free-agent cornerback David Amerson for depth

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs signed free-agent cornerback David Amerson on Friday to provide secondary depth. The veteran cornerback has made 56 starts and appeared in 68 games over five seasons with the Washington Redskins and the Chiefs’ AFC West rival, the Oakland Raiders. He’s made 249 tackles, picked off eight passes and returned two four touchdowns. The Chiefs spent much of last year searching for a cornerback to start opposite Marcus Peters, and ultimately signed Darrelle Revis late […]