News to Know: Parsons bomb, Ruud sentencing, and Federer retires

The news you need to know before you head out the door

Parsons, KS — Authorities in Parsons, Kansas discover an explosive device in the 2700 block of Dirr at around 2 PM on Thursday. When they arrived — they tested the device and the result was positive for explosive material. The Kansas Highway Patrol Hazardous Device Unit disposed of the device.

Ozark Co., MO — An Ozard County woman receives a 4-year prison sentence in connection with her daughter’s death. Prosecutors had argued that Rebecca Ruud drugged and beat her 16-year-old daughter Savannah Leckie in 2017. A jury found her not guilty of first-degree murder back in July. But convicted her on a charge of abandoning a corpse.

Kharkiv, Ukraine (AP) — Scores of images and videos have emerged in recent days of Russian tanks, armored vehicles, and other military equipment abandoned by forces in their hasty retreat from the Kharkiv region. Analysts say that Russia’s tank division may have lost half of its combat power and the Ukrainian military say that 590 pieces of Russian equipment were destroyed.

Switzerland (AP) — 28-time grand slam champion Roger Federer is hanging up his racket. In a post on social media Thursday — Federer announced his retirement from competitive tennis. Federer said next week’s ‘Laver Cup’ in London will be his last ATP event.