Though Scott Wood remained on a ventilator in intensive care, he had improved enough that he was writing notes to others and cracking jokes about his nurse. He also used hand signals to tell his wife that he loved her. “The last 24 hours, the improvement my husband has made tells me God is healing him,” Staci Wood said while sitting next to their 16-year-old son, Blake, who called his father his “superman.”
When Make-A-Wish asked, little Ella Joe Schultz knew what she wanted — a backyard playhouse. But the homeowners association board in the Stonegate subdivision in Raymore said the structure violated rules about outdoor structures. Ella has leukemia and has endured multiple surgeries.
As many as 300 students and staff members will have to be screened for the disease, health officials said. Tuberculosis is spread through the air. It cannot be spread by a handshake or a drinking glass, desk or other surfaces.
A Wyandotte County deputy wounded during a convenience store robbery remained hospitalized in critical condition. Two “persons of interest” were being held, according to police. Authorities are still searching for a third person.
A red-tailed hawk injured when it flew through a window in a south Kansas City home was successfully released to the wild after being rehabilitated. The hawk immediately spread its wings, took flight and headed to some nearby trees in South Oak Park in the Waldo neighborhood.
After a day and a half of preliminary hearing testimony, District Judge Kelly Ryan found that prosecutors had established probable cause to try Miller for capital murder and five other felony counts related to the April 13, 2014, rampage. Miller, 74, allegedly drove from southwest Missouri to Johnson County to kill Jewish people. Three victims, all Christians, ended up dead.
State officials urge Kansans to take advantage of Tuesday’s statewide tornado drill to review their action plans should tornadoes threaten when they’re at home, work or school. The statewide drill, part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, will be at 1:30 p.m.
A Shawnee gun store opened for business Friday, almost two months after co-owner Jon Bieker was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. A crush of customers and well-wishers greeted Becky Bieker, who felt an obligation to reopen.
Authorities say Joseph Jesse Aldridge, 36, traveled to four homes in the dark of night Thursday, shooting people multiple times with a .45-caliber handgun. He left seven dead, including some relatives, and one wounded before killing himself.
Twelve-year-old Blake Kitchen, a sixth-grader at Liberty Middle School, was left unconscious and bleeding on the floor of the school lunchroom. His jaw was broken, his skull was fractured and cerebrospinal fluid leaked from his right ear, which doctors are still examining for possible loss of hearing.
An F-16 crashed in an Elk County field in October after a student pilot failed to maintain visual contact with his instructor’s jet, resulting in a midair collision that caused the instructor to lose control and eject, the Air Force said Friday.