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4-vehicle crash near Gardner kills 1 child, injures 3

GARDNER — A four-vehicle crash in suburban Kansas City, Kansas, has left a child dead and three others injured, authorities there said. The crash happened around 8 a.m. Monday at a rural intersection west of Gardner, the Johnson County Sheriff's Office said. Investigators said a roofing ...

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with drunken driving after crash left girl critically injured; child can no longer walk or talk

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a young girl critically injured. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Reid's blood alcohol content ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider adding 7 more staff positions

City leaders will soon discuss a request to amend the city’s 2021 budget to add seven positions to city staff, bringing the total number of newly requested positions to more than 20. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will discuss requests from city staff to add ...

KU’s Spencer Museum receives $20K grant to develop ‘Bold Women’ exhibit

The Spencer Museum at the University of Kansas was awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support the research and development of an exhibit called "Bold Women: Changing the World and Art." The exhibit is scheduled to open in 2023 and is meant to stimulate ...

KU schedules Homecoming festivities for Oct. 13-16

University of Kansas alumni can mark their calendars for a return to campus this fall. KU will celebrate its 109th Homecoming Oct. 13-16, according to a press release from the KU Alumni Association. The four days of events will culminate on Saturday, Oct. 16, with a home football game against ...

Volunteers start cleaning up abandoned homeless campsites along river

Even though he and other volunteers Sunday had put a big dent in the amount of trash left behind at an abandoned homeless campsite deep in the timber north of Burcham Park, Greg Kipp was still amazed at the sheer volume of garbage that remained. “I’m shocked,’ he said. “I never thought ...

Small Kansas water utility system hacking highlights risks

ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas utility worker has been charged with remotely tampering with a public water system's cleaning procedures, highlighting the difficulty smaller utilities face in protecting against hackers. Wyatt Travnichek, 22, was charged last month with remotely ...