Author: Associated Press

Invasive insect in Kansas

HUTCHINSTON, Kan. - Kansas State Fair officials judging the 4-H entomology entries last week discovered an invasive insect that prompted quarantines elsewhere. Fair Board member Gregg Hadley said the student who caught the bug didn't know it had prompted quarantines…

Shootings in East St. Louis

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. - Multiple victims were reported shot in southern Illinois late Thursday afternoon and three suspects who crashed their getaway vehicle into a passenger train remained on the loose, authorities said. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office…

Weekend homicides in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police are investigating two separate homicides that were reported Saturday night. Police department spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said officers found a 15-year-old boy with gunshot wounds on the front porch of a home around…

Elderly man drowns

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Mo.  - A 74-year-old man drowned in a private pond in eastern Missouri Saturday morning after falling out of a boat. The Missouri Highway Patrol said Dennis Breitenstein of Fenton and another man were in a boat together…

Kansas car split in half

FAIRWAY, Kan. - One person is dead after their vehicle slammed into a tree in the Kansas City area with enough force to split the car in two. The crash happened Sunday morning along Shawnee Mission Parkway near 55th Street…

Kanas lobbyist charged

TOPEKA, Kan. - Lobbyist James E. “Jim” Gardner had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit at the time of a February crash that injured his passenger, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint, filed May 6,…

More Kansas quakes

ABILENE, Kan. - For the third time this week, a small earthquake has caused a little shaking in Kansas. KSNT-TV reports that the latest was a magnitude 3.2 earthquake detected southeast of Abilene just after 7 a.m. Saturday. Like the…

Kansas quakes

SMITH CENTER, Kan. - Several small earthquakes have rattled north-central Kansas. The largest had a magnitude of 3.5 and was reported Friday in Jewell County. Two other quakes measuring 2.3 and 2.5 on the Richter scale were recorded Saturday in…