In Kansas, we have it all: World’s largest sisal ball of twine (Cawker City), World’s Largest Outdoor Concrete Municipal Swimming Pool (Garden City), World’s Largest Hand-Dug Well (Greensburg), World’s Largest Prairie Dog (Oakley). And then, of course, there is Lucas with its concrete Garden of Eden and the town’s HUGE public toilet. Comes now the World’s Largest Hand-Painted Czech Egg – Kansas’ newest roadside attraction.
A veteran Kansas City, Kan., police captain was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon during a confrontation that followed a reported drive-by shooting and a police chase. Captain Robert David Melton, 46, served 17 years in law enforcement.
Before he died in a shootout Sunday Eugene Long, of Kansas City, styled himself as a life coach and author. Online as Cosmo Setepenra, his writings exhibited a boiling anger about racism and the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge.
Children ages 6 to 16 years old who donate to, or register with, Children’s Mercy at childrensmercy.org/domsbirthday by July 25 will be entered for a chance to win an invitation to Dwyer’s party Aug. 1.
They sat inside a northern Indiana safe deposit box for more than two decades — two prized possessions that legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne carried with him when he died in a 1931 plane crash.
Medical advancements are allowing micropreemies, babies with a very low birth weight, a better chance at life. In a town of 200, moms Kaylee Hurt and Ashley Taylor bond over daughters born at 1.4 and 1.7 pounds. “I’ve had plenty of rough days where I’ve needed someone to give me perspective. She’s been that person for me,” Ashley Taylor said.
Ten states sued the federal government Friday over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms conforming to their gender identity, joining a dozen other states in the latest fight over LGBT rights.
Toby Hennessey rented a trailer across from the Eureka Nursing Center. He was with his girlfriend last night, and came to town this morning to find his trailer in shambles. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)