A Kansas woman was executed Wednesday for strangling an expectant mother in Missouri and cutting the baby from her womb, the first time in nearly seven decades that the U.S. government has put to death a female inmate.
Becky Harper sobbed as she spoke to a Missouri dispatcher after stumbling across her expectant daughter in a pool of blood, her womb slashed open and the child she had been carrying missing.
Christine Wheeler’s daily routine got a lot easier after she was gifted a free van for the holidays by sheriff’s deputies who saw her walking miles to work to support her family.
Deputies and community members teamed up to buy a car for a mother of two in Ottawa, Kansas, on December 15, after learning she had been walking six miles to and from work every day.
“He was born into an America recovering from the Great Depression and about to face World War 2, times of loss and sacrifice difficult for most of us to imagine,” the obituary said. “He died in a world where many of his fellow Americans refuse to wear a piece of cloth on their face to protect one another.”
A rural hospital in Kansas illustrates the depths of the COVID-19 crisis in small towns. It has been running out of healthy staff to care for the sick.
Donny Jackson, 40, is in custody. Police say he killed two boys, who were about 11 and 14, and then kidnapped their sisters, who are three and six. The little girls were found by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol late Saturday.
A 59-year-old man who prosecutors say threatened Wichita's mayor because he was upset about a mask mandate has been charged.
Treating the sick and dying isn't even the toughest part for nurse Amelia Montgomery as the coronavirus surges in her corner of red America.
Shetara Sims, who recently lost her job, won $100 on a scratch-off ticket and opted to anonymously donate it to an officer shot in the line of duty.
Wesley Ira Purkey was put to death at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
A U.S. judge has halted the execution of a federal death row inmate whose lawyers argue suffers from dementia.
A Republican congressman from Kansas has been charged with three felonies and one misdemeanor after an investigation that began in December of 2019.
People arriving to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from three more states will have to quarantine for 14-days due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
A weekly Kansas newspaper has posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the governor’s order requiring people to wear masks in public to the murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.
An active-duty soldier in Kansas was credited with saving “countless lives” this week when he drove his truck into an active shooter on a bridge.
A degree has been bestowed upon a retired Kansas farmer who shipped one of his five N-95 masks to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo despite worries amid the coronavirus outbreak for his wife who has one lung.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the gesture "selfless."
The operator of a Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in Kansas says she’s enjoying steady business thanks to a “Tiger King”-inspired joke she posted on the sign outside the store.
A crossing guard who died after being hit by a vehicle in Kansas saved the lives of two children before the impact, a school principal said.