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Police say motive unclear in KC shooting that left 2 dead, 15 wounded

Story updated at 4:38 p.m. Monday KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An armed security guard saved several lives when he shot and killed a heavily armed man who opened fire on a line of people waiting to get into a Kansas City, Missouri, bar, killing one person and wounding at least 15 others, Kansas City's ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 138 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 19

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 147 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

More tech startups taking root in Kansas, KC area

Kansas City, Mo. — Time was, a fledgling tech company called CivicPlus had to explain to prospective customers why it was based in Kansas — and not some tech-heavy coastal city. “We said, ‘Hey, you get Midwest values, but with Silicon Valley quality,’” recalled Ward Morgan, owner ...

Four ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. this week in Lawrence

Lawrence’s annual weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. will include a lecture on Emmett Till, a second line band march at KU and music from the St. Luke AME Baptist church at New York Elementary’s MLK Chili Feed. Here’s a schedule of some of the events for this week: Monday, ...

Small quake hits central Kansas

Hutchinson (ap) — A small earthquake was reported in southern Kansas on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck about 2 miles southwest of Hutchinson shortly after 1 p.m. No damage was immediately reported. The earthquake happened near where several others ...

Advocates push for action on Kansas foster care crisis

Topeka — Natalie Zarate entered state custody when she was 11 years old, removed from a physically abusive mother and placed in a group home for foster children. Now 23, she trembles when she thinks about her time at EmberHope Youthville in Newton. Physicians placed Zarate on “crazy ...

Analysts suggest changing how electricity prices are set in Kansas

An independent review of Kansas’ rising electricity prices shows the current system for setting rates could use some improvements. In a lengthy report requested by state legislators and submitted by London Economics, analysts concluded three main things: The current ratemaking process has ...

Lawrence police blotter for January 18

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 180 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Plane slides off taxiway in Kansas City amid winter storm

Kansas City, Mo. — A plane slid off an icy taxiway at Kansas City International Airport on Friday as a sprawling winter storm hit large sections of the Midwest and beyond, leading to the closure of schools, universities and government offices. The Delta Air Lines flight was taxiing to be ...

Former Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer to sing backup for Chaka Khan

Topeka — Former Republican Kansas governor and plastic surgeon Jeff Colyer is about to add Chaka Khan backup singer to his resume. Colyer is part of a student and faculty choir that will join the “Queen of Funk” on stage for a Martin Luther King Day event hosted by Georgetown University ...