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  • Missouri mother accused of attacking 5-year-old son with knife not competent to stand trial

    CLAYTON, Mo. — An eastern Missouri woman accused of attacking her 5-year-old son with a knife has been found not mentally competent to stand trial. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a judge this week signed an order finding 35-year-old Syeda Sirajuddin, of Ballwin, mentally unfit for trial. She has been charged with felony assault, child endangerment and armed criminal action in the Jan. 9 attack. Prosecutors say Sirajuddin tried to give sleeping pills to her 9-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son before […]

  • Man sentenced to nearly 18 years for Topeka shooting death

    TOPEKA, Kan. — A Topeka man has been sentenced to nearly 18 years in prison for the July shooting death of another man. The Capital-Journal reports that 33-year-old Tony Lee Foster was sentenced Friday. A Shawnee County jury found him guilty in March of second-degree murder and a weapons count in the July 9 fatal shooting of 36-year-old David Payne, of Topeka. Officers responding to report of a shooting at a home in the northern part of the city found Payne with […]

  • Kansas native Gary Woodland takes 1-shot lead over Rose in US Open

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The toughest test in this U.S. Open might be more about nerves from chasing history than Pebble Beach. Gary Woodland held it together Saturday with bold plays and two unlikely pars for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot lead over Justin Rose and his first appearance in the final group on the last day of a major. Lurking is Brooks Koepka, who played bogey-free for a 68 to give himself a shot at a record […]

  • Texas event marks birthdays of George HW Bush, wife Barbara

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A crowd has gathered at the George H.W. Bush presidential center at Texas A&M University as part of a birthday celebration for the 41st president and his wife Barbara. Members of the Bush family gathered Saturday to lay a wreath at the couple’s gravesite. George Bush enjoyed skydiving and 12 of the couple’s grandchildren were scheduled to skydive later along with military veterans. Bush’s birthday was June 12, 1924, and his wife’s was June 8, 1925. […]

  • Service held for West Point cadet who died in training

    NEW YORK — A memorial service was held at West Point for a cadet who was killed during a training exercise. Christopher J. Morgan was buried Saturday at the academy’s cemetery after the private service at the Cadet Chapel. News 12 Long Island reports that West Point’s Commandant of Cadets, Maj. Gen. Steve Gilland, called the 22-year-old Morgan “an exemplary classmate and teammate.” And the commandant said the young man from West Orange, New Jersey, was “tremendously proud to be a […]

  • Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

    NEWARK, N.J. — Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, sending it skidding on the runway before coming to a halt. United Airlines said Flight 627 from Denver was landing at 1 p.m. Saturday with 166 passengers when the tires blew. The FAA said the plane skidded off the pavement and its landing gear became stuck in a grassy area, but United spokesman Robert Einhorn said the plane remained on the runway. The airline said […]

  • Woman sentenced to prison for 2017 deadly Kansas crash that followed Sabetha High School state football win

    HOLTON, Kan. — A Nebraska woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for a November 2017 head-on crash in northeastern Kansas that killed four members of a Sabetha family who were returning home from a state championship football game. The Capital-Journal reports that 49-year-old Maria Perez Marquez, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced Friday to four years and one month in prison. She pleaded no contest to aggravated battery and three misdemeanor counts of vehicular homicide for the crash […]

  • Kansas Supreme Court says school funding is sufficient, but case still open

    TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Friday on an increase in spending on public schools that the Democratic governor pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature, but the justices refused to close the protracted education funding lawsuit that prompted their decision. The new school finance law boosted funding roughly $90 million a year and was enacted in April with bipartisan support. The court ruled that the new money was enough to satisfy the Kansas Constitution but also said it […]

  • Medical marijuana not the answer to opioid deaths, study finds

    States passing medical marijuana laws saw a 23% higher than expected rate of deaths involving prescription opioids.

  • Contents of home of imprisoned racecar driver Scott Tucker up for sale

    Tucker was found guilty on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 for racketeering and fraud.

  • Lawyers chant ‘We need support’ to protest bra screenings at Jackson County Jail

    The attorneys call the security policy discriminatory because male attorneys aren't affected.

  • Chiefs sign Schwartz to 1-year extension through 2021 season

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — The Kansas City Chiefs signed All-Pro offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz to a one-year extension Wednesday that could keep him with the AFC West champions through the 2021 season. The 30-year-old Schwartz has not missed a snap in his seven-year career, a streak that began with four seasons in Cleveland and has continued the past three seasons in Kansas City. The streak surpassed 7,000 snaps late last season, when Schwartz was chosen first-team All-Pro. Schwartz signed a […]

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