KU Unveils New Championship Banner at 'Late Night at the Phog'
LAWRENCE, Kan. (KPR) - Allen Fieldhouse now boasts a new national championship banner. The banner was officially unveiled at Friday's Late Night at the Phog, KU's 38th annual basketball tipoff celebration and scrimmage. It joins banners for the 1922, 1923 1952, 1988, and 2008 title teams. Banners for the 2022 Big 12 title and the Final Four were also unveiled. Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal performed at the event as DJ Diesel.
Topeka Police Fatally Shot Man Armed with Knife
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Topeka police officers shot and killed a man early Thursday after he walked toward them with a knife as they tried to intervene in a carjacking. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says a woman called 911 around 12:30 am Thursday to report that a 33-year-old family member, Taylor Lowery, was inside the home, armed with a knife and behaving erratically. The woman was able to escape, and Lowery drove away from the home in a sport utility vehicle. Officers spotted him a short time later at a gas station convenience store, where they saw him attempting to steal a parked car with two women and an infant inside.
Former Kansas Officer of the Year Indicted for Rape, Sexual Battery
DODGE CITY, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas’ 2021 Officer of the Year has been indicted on charges of rape and aggravated sexual battery. KWCH TV reports that a Ford County grand jury returned an indictment against former Dodge City Police Officer Guillermo Gutierrez this week. In 2021, Gutierrez was chosen as the statewide Kansas Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. He was the first law enforcement officer from southwest Kansas to receive the award. The charges stem from an incident alleged to have occurred on May 19, 2022, in Dodge City. Records show Gutierrez is accused of having non-consensual sex with a woman he knew was under the
influence of alcohol. Gutierrez’s first appearance and arraignment have been scheduled for November 10th. Dodge City’s police chief said Gutierrez left the department in August.
Railroad Workers Continue Voting
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCUR) - Railroad workers continue to vote on a tentative agreement with the first major U.S. freight railroads, including Kansas City Southern and BNSF. So far, six of the 12 unions that represent railroad workers have voted to ratify the proposed agreement; one has rejected the agreement. If one union strikes, the others will strike in solidarity. The two largest unions will continue voting until mid-November. The proposed agreement would boost workers' pay by 24 percent, but it leaves work rules largely unchanged.