Police Identify Victim in KC Chiefs Shooting
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified the girlfriend of a Kansas City Chiefs player killed in a murder-suicide as 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins. Police spokesman Darin Snapp says linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot Perkins yesterday (SAT). He then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager, Scott Pioli.
Police Seek Suspect in Double Murder at Wichita Store
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police are seeking a 19-year-old suspect in a double-homicide at a Dollar General store in Wichita. A warrant was filed yesterday charging the suspect with two counts of murder. Police Lieutenant Scott Heimerman says 22-year-old store employee Zachary Hunt and 79-year-old customer Henry Harvey were fatally wounded around 8 p.m. Friday. Customers who arrived soon afterward called 911.
Legislators Set to Elect New Leadership
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A small group of Kansas legislators hasn't stopped campaigning nearly four weeks after the state's general election because Republican lawmakers are picking new leaders for the House and Senate. Legislators convene for party caucuses tomorrow (MON). For the first time in 12 years, the Senate president, the House speaker and the majority leaders in both chambers will be replaced.
Washburn Observatory Hosts Public Viewing
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An observatory at Washburn University is opening its doors to the public next week. Children and adults will get a chance to view the night sky from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Crane Observatory in Topeka. The event is free but will be canceled if the weather isn't conducive to viewing the sky. The observatory and planetarium is in Stoffer Science Hall.