Wichita Police Investigate Fatal Stabbing
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Wichita say a 28-year-old woman has been stabbed to death. The Wichita Eagle reports that the woman, whose name has not yet been released, died Saturday morning at a Wichita hospital. Police say officers were called just after 4 a.m. Saturday to a home for a report of a cutting. Responding officers found the woman inside with multiple stab wounds. Police say a 44-year-old man who was at the home was being interviewed by detectives. No arrests had been reported by midday Saturday, but police say the killing was not a random act.
Kansas Woman Charged With Murder in Boyfriend's Death
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting her boyfriend has been charged with intentional second-degree murder. Wichita station KSNW reports that 45-year-old Stacey Peters, of Haysville, made an appearance Friday in Sedgwick County Court. She’s being held on $125,000 bond. She was arrested following the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Robert Duvaul early Tuesday morning in Wichita. Duvaul died at the scene from a single gunshot wound. Police say they’re found a gun they believe was used in the shooting.
19-year-old Wichita Man Killed in 3-Vehicle Crash
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Wichita man has died in a three-vehicle crash on a Dickinson County road. The Wichita Eagle reports that the crash happened around noon Friday when a pickup truck left the roadway, went into a ditch and overcorrecting into oncoming traffic. Investigators say the truck hit a car and other vehicle. The Kansas Highway Patrol says a passenger in the car, Jacob Alexander Aguilera, died in the crash. The drivers of the truck and the car were treated for serious injuries at a local hospital. The driver of the third vehicle was not injured.
Kansas Colleges Slashing General Education Requirements
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas universities are reducing general education requirements to ensure more students can graduate on time and create more room for classes in their majors. Wichita State University became the latest school to slash the numbers of general ed classes their undergraduates are required to take. Schools are hoping students can learn skills such as ethical reasoning from an engineering course by scrapping philosophy and history requirements in favor of specific goals. But KCUR reports that some liberal arts professors warn the change will remove an essential aspect of what a university education offers — a widespread knowledge of the world. Wichita State’s general education cuts were largely spurred by a Kansas Board of Regents mandate to reduce students’ credit hours.
Greensburg’s ‘Green’ Rebuild Considered a Mixed Success
GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A dozen years after a tornado nearly wiped out Greensburg, city leaders acknowledge that the decision to rebuild as “the greenest community in America” has been a mixed success. The May 4, 2007, E-5 tornado killed 11 people and destroyed most of Greensburg. The town has about 850 residents, 600 fewer than when the tornado hit. The Kansas News Service reports the decision to rebuild in an environmentally friendly way started the night after the tornado. The green rebuilding plan was considered a way to set the small town apart from other rural communities, which were dwindling. City Administrator Stacy Barnes acknowledges some expectations at the time were unrealistic. But she says the town continues to work on projects and she remains optimistic about the town’s future.