Author: Associated Press

Fatal semi-truck crash

WICHITA, Kan. - One person was killed and another injured Saturday after a semi-truck rear ended another one on I-35. The Kansas Highway Patrol said one of the semi-trucks was carrying vegetable oil and caught fire in the crash. KWCH-TV…

Inmates captured in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY - Two men who had escaped from an Oklahoma county jail and a state prison in separate incidents have been found and returned to the facilities where they were being held, according to authorities. On Sunday, prison staff…

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…