Headlines for Sunday, August 28, 2022
Kansas City Man Killed in Boating Accident
LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. (KY3/KPR) - A Kansas City, Missouri, man was killed in a boating accident on the Lake of the Ozarks. The Missouri Highway Patrol has identified the victim as 29-year-old Daniel Cortez. Cortez was killed when the pontoon he was riding in hit a wake and crashed. Cortez and others were thrown from the boat. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators say everyone else on the boat is accounted for and safe.
Missouri Bans Sexually Explicit Images from School Libraries
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A new Missouri law is outlawing books with sexually explicit images from school libraries. The law takes effect Sunday and makes it a misdemeanor for educators to give K-12 students books with photos or drawings that are sexually explicit. There are exceptions for anatomy, biology, art, and other images that are educational. The law does not ban written descriptions that might be considered sexually explicit. The Missouri Association of School Librarians says the law likely will only apply to certain comic books and graphic novels.
Three Kansans Killed in Kingman County Accident
WICHITA, Kan. (KSN/KPR) - Three residents of the small town of Cheney, Kansas, were killed Friday in a crash in Kingman County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that 21-year-old Justin Robert Martin was driving a car that failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a pickup truck driven by 89-year-old Franklin Leroy Young. Martin and Young were killed in the accident, along with 25-year-old Ashley Ashwill who was a passenger in Martin's vehicle. Another passenger was injured in the accident.
Kansas Institutions to Host Launch Parties
UNDATED, Kan. (KPR) - When NASA launches Artemis 1 from Cape Canaveral Monday, groups of Kansans will gather to watch. The Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita is opening its doors at 6am Monday for a watch party. The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson is also hosting a watch party at its Cosmo Cafe.