All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kansas’

Derecho Threat: Severe Storm Pummels Midwest

A derecho is often classified as a type of extreme weather phenomenon, which refers to an inland-type of hurricane accompanied by heavy thunderstorms. Derechos are capable of inflicting extensive damage to wide areas. According to the Storm Prediction Center, derechos are at least 240 miles wide and produce long-lived straight-line wind damage. On Tuesday, extreme weather, heavy flooding and severe …

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Baxter Springs, KS Reeling From Damages

Baxter Springs, in southeast Kansas, is still reeling from the damage caused by a tornado on Sunday evening. One man was killed in nearby Quapaw, Okla. and 25 people were injured, nine which were serious enough to be hospitalized. The tornado, now rated by the National Weather Service as an EF2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, touched down at Quapaw …

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Jewish Center Shooting: Suspect A White Supremacist?

The suspect in the fatal shooting of three people at a Jewish community center is said to be a white supremacist. The man has been identified as 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross, of Aurora, Mo. The identity of the suspect was initially hidden by Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass and was only revealed by a prison official on the condition …

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Quadruple Homicide: Kyle Flack To Stand Trial

Following a two day preliminary hearing, a man accused of killing four people has been ordered to stand trial in Kansas on charges that include capital murder, first-degree murder, and criminal possession of a firearm. Kyle Flack will stand trial for the murders of Andrew Stout, Steven White, Kaylie Bailey, and Lana-Leigh Bailey. Lana-Leigh was just 18-months-old. The toddler is …

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Quadruple Homicide: Kyle Trevor Flack Is Accused Of Murder In Ottawa, Kansas

Franklin County Judge of Ottawa, Kansas, Thomas Sachse, has ordered Kyle Trevor Flack to stand trial for the murder of an 18-month-old girl and three adults. On May 2012, Flack, 28, was charged with attempted rape, weapons violation, first-degree murder, and capital murder. The bodies of three adults, Kaylie Bailey, Steven White, and Andrew Stout, were found at Stout’s farm …

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Arrowhead Homicide: Police Investigate Man’s Death

During Sunday’s game, played by the Kansas City Chiefs and the Denver Broncos, a man was killed during an altercation in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium. Police confirmed the man’s death and say they are treating his death as a homicide. So far, no arrests have been made, but police are still continuing their investigation to find out who …

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AP Men’s Basketball Top 25: New Poll Out, Where Does Your Team Stand?

It’s the start of a new week, and all the basketball fans know what that means, right? It is time for a new poll showing everyone the AP Men’s basketball teams, and how they are all ranked. There was not a lot of movement this week, but certainly some, and while the top two teams remained undefeated, the top ten …

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Stuck Cargo Jet Finally Takes Flight

“Whoa.” Traffic jams, road closures, car accidents, and shocked spectators. A large Boeing cargo jet was the center of a bizarre scene on Wednesday when it accidentally landed at a small airport on Kansas. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Dreamlifter, which took off from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, was bound for McConnell Air Force Base in …

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Duke vs. Kansas: Here’s What Twitter Is Saying In Real Time

Currently #4 Duke is playing #5 Kansas in the Champions Classic in Chicago. This is the follow-up game to the thriller that was Kentucky vs. Michigan St. where we saw Michigan St. come out on top. Follow what people are saying about the game in real time. Here’s the #DUKEvsKANSAS conversation: Tweets about “#dukevskansas” What are your thoughts on the …

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Boy Says He Was Suspended for Carrying a Purse

A 13-year-old Kansas student was suspended from his junior high school this week because he reportedly refused to ditch his Vera Bradley purse. Skyler Davis is an eighth grader at Anderson County Senior-Junior School and says he has been carrying the bag since school started and found himself in trouble after he refused to take it off one day this …

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Arizona and Kansas Exploit Supreme Court Loophole

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court struck down an Arizona law that required voters to present proof of their United States citizenship in order to vote in local as well as federal elections. The New York Times reports that Arizona has agreed to comply with the Supreme Court’s ruling, even though the state has planned to join Kansas in the …

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50,000 lbs Of Beef Recalled Due To E. Coli Fears

The National Beef Packing Co. has recalled around 50,000 pounds of ground beef over fears that it may be contaminated with the dread E. Coli bacteria. The Kansas company’s products are shipped all around the country, so the recall is both terrifying and widespread, although there have been no reported illnesses due to the possible contamination. The company is calling …

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