No reports of damage in Kansas from the magnitude 5.0 earthquake that struck Oklahoma around 7:45 last night. A good chunk of the state felt the quake, which was centered about 50 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It was felt as far away as Kansas City as well as Little Rock, Arkansas.
A Topeka police detective and a suspect, wounded as officers tried to arrest that man. Police were reponding to a convenience store robbery at the time, and that detective was hit in the leg and abdomen during the shootout that followed.
The Democrat trying to unseat Congressman Kevin Yoder was told to leave the parking lot of a polling place. Jay Sidie insists he was more than 250 feet from the poll’s entrance in Overland Park and left when he was asked to move farther away. A spokesman for Yoder’s camp claims the congressman will file a formal complaint.
A Kansas militia group says it rejected two men who are accused of plotting to kill immigrants in Garden City. A leader for the Kansas Flatlanders Militia claims they were contacted by two of the three who are facing charges, but they determined the men were too extreme for the group. It’s more focused on community service during disasters.
Staff Sgt. Matthew Lewellen from Lawrence is one of three soldiers, killed in shooting at a military base in Jordan. Their convoy came under fire Friday as they drove onto the base. Lewellen’s accomplishments include being awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. He was 27.