Damage assessments are in from the three tornadoes that touched down in Kansas on Christmas Day. The National Weather Service office in Dodge City put the first twister six miles southwest of Bucklin Sunday morning. That storm destroyed a cattle building. 20 minutes later, a tornado damaged a horse shed three miles south of Greensburg, and then a third twister came down in a field southwest of Rush Center. None of those are believed to be above an EF1, with winds below 110 miles an hour.
A Topeka group is pushing to establish a citizen review board improve the relationship between the community and the city’s police department, create transparency and hold officers more accountable. A spokeswoman for the police department says Topeka PD always considers suggestions from the public and Chief James Brown already has an advisory board to encourage cooperation and boost community outreach.
Investigators in Wichita are treating the case as suspicious after finding a body in a dumpster. The cause of death isn’t clear yet. Dumpster divers found that body outside a bakery.
The state is reminding hunters that anybody with an unfilled deer permit for year can use it in the extended firearm season in January, but those permits automatically convert to whitetail antlerless-only status. The unit restrictions on those hunting licenses also are still in effect. More info at KSOutdoors.com
A trucker from Colorado continues recovering after wind knocked his tractor-trailer over on its side on I-70 in Logan County. He was headed west at the time, the wind dumped the truck on its side in the right lane. Fortunately no other cars were around so nobody else was hurt. That driver went to the hospital.