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One-vehicle crash kills 17-year-old Cheney girl

A 17-year-old Cheney girl died Sunday from injuries she received when her vehicle crashed into a culvert and she was ejected.

The accident happened late Saturday. The girl was northbound on 375th Street West, north of 55th South, near Cheney, said Sgt. Terry Litton, a spokesman with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

No other vehicles were involved.

The girl's name has not been released by authorities, pending notification of relatives. She was transported to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis. She died shortly after 10 a.m. Sunday.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

—Beccy Tanner

Glider accident kills pilot near Derby

A man died Sunday afternoon when his glider crashed in the 8800 block of South Hydraulic near Derby.

The accident occurred shortly after 5 p.m.

Authorities were investigating the accident. The man had not yet been identified late Sunday.

—Beccy Tanner

Suspect in false alert surrenders to KU police

LAWRENCE — A 20-year-old man being sought in connection with a fictional account about an armed intruder at the University of Kansas surrendered to campus police Sunday, the university said.

Campus spokeswoman Jill Jess said police are interviewing the Kansas City, Kan., man, who is not a KU student.

He was being held on several outstanding arrest warrants for failing to appear in court on theft and criminal trespass charges, Jess said. He had been sought since Friday, but has not been charged in connection with the McCollum Hall incident Friday.

Police were called after a witness reported a man arguing with his girlfriend, with the man yelling, "Where's my gun? Where's my gun?"

Police began searching the 10-story residence hall around 2 p.m. Friday. The dorm was declared safe around 5:30 p.m.

Authorities said the man provided a false name and told police he was visiting a friend on the same floor. He said he intervened to protect the woman from an armed assailant and claimed the gun man had fled down the stairs.

—Associated Press

Beer, not cash, taken in Sunday robbery

When two men robbed the Presto store at 2700 N. Amidon and threatened the clerk Sunday morning, they left with two packs of beer and a display from the cash register.

The robbery occurred at 6:15 a.m.

"They came in and threatened the clerk and indicated they had a gun, although it was not seen," said Sgt. John Hoofer, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

Police are searching for the two suspects, who were described as men in their 20s.

Horse Thief Reservoir set to open in June

JETMORE — The Horse Thief Reservoir near Jetmore in western Kansas is tentatively scheduled to open in June.

About 180 surface acres of water have already filled the 450-acre reservoir outside Jetmore.

Park manager Josh Hobbs says he hopes to open water recreation and fishing to the public by the end of June. Overnight campgrounds will most likely not be ready until August.

—Associated Press

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