Hemenway Memorial Service Takes Place Sunday
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ The memorial service on Sunday for former University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway will be streamed online and broadcast at the Lied Center, where overflow seating will be available. The Lawrence Journal World reports the service for the university's 16th chancellor will start at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dole Institute of Politics. A reception in the Lied Center's main lobby will follow. Hemenway died July 31st at a Lenexa nursing home from complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 73. His family asks that memorial contributions be made in lieu of flowers to the Robert E. Hemenway Scholarship fund, handled by the KU Endowment Association. Hemenway served as chancellor from 1995 to 2009. The university will provide the live video stream at journalism.ku.edu/live/doleinstitute.
Kansas Shooting Suspect Arrested Following Missouri Standoff
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ A 46-year-old man faces murder charges in the shooting death of his employer in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that Willie E. Parker is charged in Wyandotte County District Court with first-degree murder in the July 28th shooting death of 54-year-old Michel Ziade of Lee's Summit. Parker was an employee of the medical transport company that Ziade owned. The shooting occurred in a parking lot near the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.Parker was taken into custody in Missouri on Thursday evening after a five-hour standoff with police and waived his right to fight extradition back to Kansas during a brief court hearing Friday.Parker was expected to be returned to Wyandotte County later Friday. It's unclear if Parker has a lawyer.
Wichita Crash Claims Three Lives
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A collision that killed three people in Wichita came after a brief police pursuit. Wichita police say an officer noticed a man driving a Ford pickup erratically and without headlights early Friday in south Wichita. Capt. Jeff Weible says the driver refused to pull over, prompting a chase that lasted less than a minute. Weible says less than 10 minutes later, the speeding truck collided with a Cadillac.A 31-year-old Wichita man driving the truck was killed, along with a 69-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman from Haysville who were in the other vehicle. Weible says the truck driver did not seem to realize he was no longer being pursued. He says the officer followed proper protocol.
Topeka Dog Owner Cited in Attacks
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A 28-year-old Topeka man has received 10 citations after police say his two pit bull-type dogs attacked three people, including an 11-year-old boy.The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Angelo Aldridge was issued six citations for a dangerous dog, two for having a dog at large and two for not having a city tag for them. Police say the two dogs bit the boy, who escaped to the top of some monkey bars, and two men, ages 21 and 33, who tried to intervene. A Topeka police officer shot one of the dogs and both were captured by police, who were called to Chesney Park at 2:09 p.m. Thursday. Police Chief James Brown says the officer who shot the dog probably saved several lives. None of the bites were considered life-threatening.