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Headlines for Sunday, July 17, 2022

Shawnee County Pilot Killed in Crash

TOPEKA, Kan. (TCJ/KPR) - A 72-year-old man died in a plane crash in northeast Shawnee County Saturday morning. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Steven Stucky was the pilot of the plane that stalled and crashed shorty after taking off from the private Buena Terra Airport. Officials say Stucky was pronounced dead at the scene. Stucky was the only person aboard the 2007 RV-7 airplane. The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to investigate the crash.

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Body of Drowned Swimmer Recovered from Clinton Lake

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW/KPR) - The body of a missing swimmer has been recovered at Clinton Lake. WIBW reports that the man had been sailing with friends when he was reported missing Saturday afternoon. Around 10 p.m., Douglas County officials confirmed that the man's body had been recovered. His name had not yet been released. The Douglas County Sheriff's office, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Department, and the Kansas Highway Patrol assisted in the search for the man.

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Inmate Hospitalized after Lansing Disturbance

LANSING, Kan. (TCJ/KPR) - At least one inmate has been hospitalized after a disturbance at the Lansing Correctional Facility. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the facility was placed on lockdown Friday night after the disturbance. A spokesman for the Kansas Department of Corrections confirmed that an inmate was stabbed; the Kansas Organization of State Employees said in a news release that three employees were also injured in the fight. A tactical unit was deployed at Lansing and additional staff was brought in from other facilities. Lansing is the largest of the state's prisons and has been plagued by understaffing.

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Missouri Resident Dies from Rare Amoeba-Based Infection

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri resident who was infected with a rare brain-eating amoeba has died. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says the patient died due to primary amebic meningoencephalitis, a rare and usually fatal infection. Health officials say they believe the victim contracted the parasite after swimming in a southeastern Iowa lake, about two hours north of Kansas City. The name and age of the patient will not be released, officials said. Iowa officials closed the Lake of Three Fires State Park July 7th as a precaution. The beach remains closed.

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