Former KC Chief Curley Culp Dies at 75
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive lineman Curley Culp, who helped the Kansas City Chiefs win their first Super Bowl during a 14-year NFL career, has died of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 75 years old. Culp announced this month that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. His wife, Collette Bloom Culp, announced the death of the five-time All-Pro. Culp was chosen to participate in six Pro Bowls. Culp was inducted into the Chiefs' Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013. Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said Culp was a "fierce competitor...who commanded a great deal of respect." Funeral arrangements were not immediately available.
Donations Pour in for Missouri Man Freed after 43 Years
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than $1.4 million has been raised for a man who spent 43 years behind bars before a judge overturned his conviction in a triple killing. The GoFundMe fundraiser to benefit Kevin Strickland had raised nearly $1.5 million as of Saturday evening. The Midwest Innocence Project set up the online fundraiser as they fought for his release, noting that he wouldn’t receive compensation from Missouri and needed help paying for basic living expenses. The state only allows wrongful imprisonment payments to people who were exonerated through DNA evidence, so the 62-year-old Strickland wouldn't qualify.
Wellington Runner Killed after Being Struck by Car
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 65-year-old Wellington man is dead after being struck by a car in Wellington. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash was reported at 6:30 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 160 in Wellington. KWCH-TV reports a 2015 Dodge Challenger was traveling east on the inside lane when it hit a man who was running from north to south. The Highway Patrol identified the man who was killed as Chuck E. Flynn of Wellington. The driver and two passengers in the car were not seriously injured.
Woman Dies After Wichita Apartment Fire
WICHITA,Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old woman who was found unresponsive at a Wichita apartment building fire has died. Wichita Fire Department Battalion Chief Jose Ocadiz told the Wichita Eagle that the cause of the Friday's fire remains under investigation, but it appears accidental. He says all 12 units of the building are currently unlivable. The property manager is helping to place residents in other apartments in the complex. The damage is estimated at $250,000 to the building and $100,000 to its contents.
Wichita Police Suspect Alcohol, Speed were Factors in Fatal Wreck
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say speed and alcohol use are suspected to be factors in a Thanksgiving night accident that killed a man and critically injured a woman. KSNW-TV reports that the accident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday at 13th Street and Hillside. Lt. Chris Marceau says a pickup truck struck an SUV from behind at a stoplight, causing the SUV to roll over. A 65-year-old man died and a 67-year-old passenger is hospitalized in critical condition. The 37-year-old driver of the pickup truck was taken into custody. Police say the investigation is ongoing.