President Obama touted ambitious policy goals – including universal child care and free community college – to strengthen middle class families when he spoke before an enthusiastic crowd of more than 7,000 at the University of Kansas on Thursday.
The pilot of a small cargo plane reported engine trouble near the Kansas-Colorado state line Wednesday morning and brought the plane down in a Kansas field after trying to land on a road, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Police said a man shot his mother and uncle about 3 p.m. Friday as they sat in their pickup truck in the driveway of a home in the 5100 block of Northwest Linden Road. The uncle died and the mother was in critical condition. The son later shot and killed himself.
In the largest such settlement ever, AMG Services of Overland Park and a companion firm in Miami, Okla., agreed to pay $21 million over the way they handled payday loans. Most of the money will go toward refunds to borrowers, who will also see $285 million in unpaid fines and loans disappear.
The shooting was reported around 12:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of Lone Elm Road and College Boulevard. Officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to the torso in the 12300 block of South Parker Terrace. The person arrested is 17 and was taken into custody near the scene of the shooting.
Those who believe social media to be mostly silliness have obviously never lost a chicken. Paul Blanck, a certified public accountant who lives just south of the Country Club Plaza, couldn’t find one of his hens, so he jumped on Nextdoor for help. Soon, neighbors were tracking the brown hen.
The shooting occurred Friday shortly after a 4:10 p.m. robbery at the Commerce Bank at 922 Walnut St. Two police officers then observed an attempted carjacking in the area about 4:15 p.m. and approached the carjacker, who matched the description of the bank robber. At least one of the officers shot the man.
Women who are incarcerated at the Topeka Correctional Facility will be better protected from sexual abuse under a settlement agreement reached with the state, the federal Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said Friday.
Civic leaders are begging for the public’s help in discovering who killed 7-month-old JaQuail Mansaw on Sunday. Police have received just one tip, and it was information that did not advance the case. “I am begging, I am pleading, I am imploring” for someone to step forward with information, Unified Government Commissioner Gayle Townsend said in a news conference at City Hall.
Brock Nichols, 35, died within hours of being shot by Saline County sheriff’s deputies about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in his home at 2388 E. Kansas Highway 4, Sheriff Glen Kochanowski said during a briefing Wednesday morning.