Riley County Authorities Investigating Apparent Homicide

MANHATTAN – Authorities in Riley County are investigating a homicide after a body was discovered early Saturday afternoon. According to a media release, the Riley County Police Department received a call at approximately 12:30 p.m. concerning the discovery of a deceased person in rural southern Riley County . When officers arrived on scene, they located a deceased middle-aged white female, identified as Carrie Alicia Jones, 48, of Junction City. Initial investigation revealed Jones was the victim of an apparent homicide. The investigation is ongoing, and further details will be released as the investigation progresses, according to the release. Anyone with … Read More

Kansas Girl Scout Named National Young Woman of Distinction

WICHITA – Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland is proud to announce that Maureen “Reeny” Botros, 17, of Wichita, has been named by Girl Scouts of the USA as a National Young Woman of Distinction, the organization’s most prestigious honor. GSUSA selects 10 National Young Women of Distinction annually among Girl Scouts across the country who have earned their Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. Botros is in Columbus, Ohio, this week, where GSUSA will be honoring the National Young Women of Distinction October 6th through 8th during G.I.R.L. 2017, the Girl Scout National Convention and largest … Read More

Kansas Lt. Governor Responds to Las Vegas Shooting Tragedy

TOPEKA – In response to the terror attack at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas that has left several hundred people injured and at least 50 people dead, Lt. Governor Jeff Colyer issued the following statement: “Ruth and I extend our deepest sympathies to the friends, families and loved ones of those killed or injured during last night’s terrible attack in Las Vegas. “There is zero justification for the murder of innocent concert goers, who only sought to enjoy entertainment and a night out. “On behalf of Kansans everywhere, our hearts go out to the people of Las Vegas and … Read More

Governor Brownback Orders Flags Lowered in Response to Las Vegas Shooting Tragedy

TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on October 2 through October 6 following the terrorist shooting at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas that killed at least 50 people and injured hundreds more. “The purposeful act of terror inflicted upon concert-goers in Las Vegas is an unspeakable demonstration of evil. Mary and I and the people of Kansas are shocked, horrified, and grieving for everyone who is affected. We send our love and prayers to those suffering, and we will continue to … Read More

Lawrence Police Investigating Deadly Downtown Shooting, Ask for Public’s Help to Identify Suspects

LAWRENCE – The Lawrence Police Department continues to investigate a deadly shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in downtown Lawrence. According to a media release, at approximately 1:39 a.m., Lawrence Police were near the area of 11th and Massachusetts Street when they heard multiple gunshots. At the scene, officers encountered a large crowd and several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. In total five victims have been identified from the shooting. Three of the victims have sustained fatal injuries: Leah Elizabeth Brown, a 22-year-old female Shawnee, Kansas resident, Colwin Lynn Henderson, a 20-year-old male Topeka resident, and Tremel Dupree Dean, a … Read More

Las Vegas PD Identifies Suspect in Concert Shooting; More Than 400 Hospitalized, At Least 50 Killed

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has identified the lone suspect involved in the late-night mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip as 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, a white male from Mesquite, Nevada. According to a media release, Paddock opened fire on a crowd of more than 22,000 concert-goers from his hotel room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel on Sunday evening at approximately 10:08 p.m. local time. The victims were across the street attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival concert featuring country music star Jason Aldean when bullets rang out. LVMPD SWAT responded … Read More

Warm and Windy Monday, Rain and Storms Chances Increase Tuesday Through Friday

Strong and gusty south winds and above normal temperatures well into the 80’s will continue for Monday. Rain chances are expected to increase Tuesday through Friday, as a front wobbles back and forth across Mid-America. Several rounds of showers and thunderstorms are possible. While some strong to severe storms are possible, the main threat appears to be heavy rain. Tonight – A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. Breezy, with a south wind 21 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph. Monday – A 20 percent … Read More

KBI Requesting Assistance in Identifying Remains of Woman Found at Melvern Lake

OSAGE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Osage County Sheriff’s Office have requested the public’s assistance in identifying the remains of a woman found Aug. 25 at Melvern Lake. It is believed the woman was the victim of a homicide. Forensic anthropology experts from the Washburn University Anthropology Department assisted law enforcement in studying the remains. They reported that the deceased individual is female, and likely Hispanic, however, White cannot be ruled out. They provided a likely age range between 35 and 50 years of age, but also offered a broader range of 30 to 65 years of … Read More

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