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Kansas City man falls overboard, drowns in Osage River

TUSCUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 75-year-old Kansas City man drowned after he fell into the Osage River in central Missouri. 80 more words


Police: Man dies at hospital after shot by police stun gun

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say a man shocked by an officer’s stun gun has died at a hospital.

Police said officers were summoned Wednesday afternoon to a report of man behaving strangely at the parking lot of a Family Dollar store. 80 more words


Suspect arrested in Lawrence stabbing death on Memorial Day

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence police say a 33-year-old man is jailed as a suspect in a stabbing death in Lawrence on Memorial Day.

Police on Wednesday identified the victim as 45-year-old Tracy Dean Lautenschlager of Lawrence. 99 more words


Lawrence School District board proposes $1.2M in budget cuts

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence school board has approved a proposal to cut and reallocate more than $1.2 million in the district’s budget.

The Lawrence Journal World reports the proposal is for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1, and is in response to a new law that repealed the Kansas school finance formula that had been in place since 1993 and replaced it with a block grant system. 43 more words


Man indicted in connection with 2013 Kansas bank holdup

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a 45-year-old Wichita, man in connection with a 2013 bank holdup in his hometown.

Frederick Aaron Cunningham is charged with one felony count of bank robbery. 80 more words


Kansas Legislature's annual session likely to hit 100th day

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are likely to have one of their longest annual sessions ever this year because they’re still struggling to resolve budget and tax issues. 115 more words


Brownback to sign bill on emissions reduction plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback plans to sign a bill that would require legislators to sign off on any plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. 121 more words