State and Region

Parts of central U.S. hit by severe storms, while tornadoes strike in Kansas and Iowa

ST. LOUIS — Strong storms caused damage in parts of the middle U.S. Tuesday and spawned tornadoes in Kansas and Iowa, including one that left two people hurt. An EF-1 tornado touched down shortly after 6 a.m. near the northeastern Kansas town of Richland, the National Weather Service said. ...

In a remote Kansas farm town, this chef is inspiring pride through locally sourced food

It’s rush hour on a Friday evening in Sylvan Grove, Kansas, and Main Street is mostly empty, save for the rare truck or tractor. But inside one of the rough limestone buildings, Fly Boy Brewery and Eats is filling up. “We eat here as often as we can,” said Sandy Labertew, sitting at a ...

Much of central U.S. faces severe thunderstorm threat and possible tornadoes

WASHINGTON — Tens of millions of Americans stretching from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Baltimore could face strong thunderstorms tonight through Wednesday, with tornadoes possible in some states. A large storm system hitting much of the central U.S. over the next few days is expected to bring ...

Four charged with murder, kidnapping in connection with missing women

Four people were arrested and charged with murder and kidnapping over the weekend in connection with the disappearances of two women. Veronica Butler, 27; and Jilian Kelley, 39, of Hugoton, Kansas, were driving through the Oklahoma panhandle to pick up Butler's children for a March 30 birthday ...

Cleats from defaced Jackie Robinson statue get new home in Kansas City baseball museum

A set of bronze baseball cleats from a vandalized statue of Jackie Robinson have found a new home in Kansas City. The shoes are all that were salvageable after the life-sized statue was stolen from McAdams Park in Wichita on Jan. 25, police said — just days before Robinson’s 105th birthday ...