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Headlines for Saturday, April 12, 2014


Water Plan Group Meets with 150 in Manhattan

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials working on a 50-year water plan say regional conservation efforts and the Missouri River are likely to be included. A six-member team developing the plan discussed the work yesterday (FRI) with reporters after a daylong meeting with about 150 state and local officials and members of the general public in Manhattan.


Investigation Continues Into KC Highway Shootings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have connected 12 shootings targeting vehicles on Kansas City-area roads and highways since early March. Three drivers have been wounded by gunfire, though none of the wounds was considered life-threatening. Police have said they were looking into as many as 20 reported highway shootings. A reward for information leading to an arrest has been increased to $10,000.


Charges Filed in Car Crash Death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of an 8-year-old girl who was in a minivan the man crashed into while fleeing from police. Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman yesterday (FRI) charged 27-year-old Tyrone Murphy Junior in the death of Jasmine Rodriguez. She was killed Wednesday when Murphy's car collided with a minivan her mother was driving.


Wichita Man Sentenced in Wichita Shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 20-year-old Wichita man has been sentenced to two life terms plus 228 months in prison for his role in the drug-related shooting deaths of two people early last year. The Wichita Eagle reports Jerone Brown was sentenced yesterday (FRI) in the January 2013 shooting deaths of Shawn Rhone and Adji Tampone.

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