Man in Custody After Ark River Rescue
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 35-year-old man is in custody after Wichita police say he resisted efforts to rescue him from the Arkansas (ar-KAN'-zuhs) River. KWCH-TV reports a witness alerted police to a man who appeared to be in distress around 8:30 a.m. yesterday as he floated down the river on an inflatable object. Police said the man had several warrants out for his arrest. He also faces possible charges for failing to obey an officer and being in the river.
Death Sentenced for Garnett Man Convicted in Triple Homicide
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Kansas man convicted of killing three relatives in west-central Missouri has been sentenced to death. Clay County Circuit Judge Larry Harman imposed the sentence yesterday on 47-year-old Robert Blurton of Garnett, Kansas. Blurton was convicted in June of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his aunt and uncle, Donnie and Sharon Luetjen (LOO'-chen), and the couple's 15-year-old granddaughter, Taron Luetjen.
Hays Man Claims $1 Million in Powerball Drawing
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northwest Kansas resident has come forward to claim a $1 million cash prize in Wednesday's Powerball drawing. The Kansas Lottery said yesterday the person lives in Hays but has chosen to remain anonymous, as allowed by state law. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers but not the Powerball in Wednesday's drawing, which had a $425 million jackpot.