2 arrested following a stabbing in Goodland…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: August 26, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 26, 2019

Two people were arrested following a stabbing incident in Goodland. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Saturday the Goodland Police department requested KBI assistance to investigate a stabbing at 1502 Caldwell Ave in Goodland. KBI Agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded. The Goodland Police was notified shortly after 1:30 a.m. of the incident. Upon arrival, they discovered Joseph Bradley, age 26, had received multiple stab wounds. His injuries are serious and he remains in critical condition.  Two individuals associated with this incident were arrested. David Jones, age 37, was arrested and booked into the Sherman County Jail on aggravated battery charges. Joseph Killips, age 37, was arrested and booked into the Sherman County Jail on battery charges. This investigation is ongoing.

A deadly house fire is under investigation in Ellis County.  The blaze broke out yesterday afternoon at a home in Ellis.  A man who was found inside the home died at the scene.  No other injuries were reported in the fire.

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in which a car flipped end over end. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2004 Acura TL passenger car was traveling north on Interstate 35 in Lyon County at a high rate of speed. As the car left the road at an exit it went off the road. It veered through a ditch, vaulted approximately 20 feet, and landed upright in the ditch. As it traveled in the ditch it became airborne and  flipped end over end, and landed upside down. The driver, identified as 36-year-old Jimmy Coleman from Kansas City, was killed. The crash happened Sunday afternoon at around 1:30, three miles east of Emporia on I 35 in Lyon County.

A man is dead following a crash involving a motorcycle. Police say two motorcycles were racing in Wichita early Saturday morning when one of the motorcycles collided with a Toyota.  A 19-year-old motorcycle rider died at the scene.  No other injuries were reported. Authorities believe speed was a factor in the crash.

First responders in Butler County are preparing for potential mass casualty threats.  Butler County EMS, a swat team and several other agencies staged a mass casualty exercise at Circle Hill Elementary School on Saturday.  Agencies who took part in the exercise practiced how they would respond in the event of an active shooter.  Teachers and students also participated in the event to help first responders train.

Experts are predicting relief at the pump this fall. A new forecast by AAA says prices may drop as much as 25-cents per gallon this autumn. National gas prices are expected to fall after Labor Day because of a decrease in demand, and because of a shift in September to cheaper-to-produce winter-blend gas. Experts warn the optimistic outlook depends on hurricane activity, which is expected to be above normal this season.

A Western Kansas college is working at filling a need for teachers in rural areas. Fort Hays State University has been helping students with college expenses through the Noyce Scholarship Program since 2012. The university applied to the National Science Foundation for a grant seven years ago and received $1.2 million for scholarships. The NSF awarded Fort Hays State an additional year of funding, and the school was encouraged to apply again. FHSU successfully wrote another grant, and the $1.45 million it was awarded covers five years of scholarships and will run through 2023. Noyce scholars agree to teach in high-need areas, mainly rural, for two years for every year a grant is accepted.

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