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US attorney’s office stops cooperating in recordings probe

Local KSN News - 3 hours 44 min ago

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A court-appointed official looking into the taping of attorney-client meetings at a federal detention center in Kansas says the state’s U.S. attorney’s office is no longer cooperating with his investigation.

Special Master David R. Cohen said in a report obtained by KCUR Radio that he received a 24-page letter last month from the U.S. attorney’s office stating that it will no longer provide him with information and documents as part of his investigation of claims involving at the Leavenworth Detention Center.

The decision may heighten suspicions that the U.S. attorney’s office is concealing information about the tapings from criminal defense lawyers, many of whom have filed motions to dismiss cases on the grounds that the Sixth Amendment rights of clients were violated.

At least two class-action lawsuits have been filed by attorneys on behalf of former detainees, both seeking at least $5 million in damages from the operator of the prison, CoreCivic Inc., and the company that provides the prison with phone services, Securus Technologies.

Both companies have denied wrongdoing. Cohen, in his report, commended both for their cooperation.

But the report also cites the 24-page letter from Steven D. Clymer, a federal prosecutor in New York appointed to act as the contact with Cohen after the U.S. attorney’s office in Kansas concluded it might have a conflict.

The letter cites several reasons for declining Cohen’s requests for information, asserting that there is no evidence suggesting there were any constitutional violations or that recording “was conducted at the direction of the OUSA (U.S. Attorney’s Office).”

Jim Cross, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Tom Beall, declined to comment, saying the office doesn’t publicly discuss pending litigation.

The prison recordings probe grew from an earlier criminal investigation into contraband at the detention center. Many of the people held at the facility are defendants awaiting trial who have not been convicted.

The court-appointed special master has reported that law enforcement obtained 188 recordings of attorney-client phone calls from the facility, including 54 marked “private” that should not have been available.

Cohen, in his report to U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson, said the decision not to produce responsive information “is a drawing of shades against sunlight,” and may be against the U.S. attorney’s office’s own interests.

Cohen said that so far, his investigation found just one instance where the U.S. attorney requested video recordings of meetings between inmates and their attorneys “and the OUSA did not actually view any such meeting.”

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Local teen accepts $100,000 in scholarships

Local KSN News - 3 hours 48 min ago

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Christopher Burrell is a senior an Northeast Magnet but he’s also a kid with a great story. Burrell was taken away from his mother as a kid, shortly after two of his siblings died.

“In the police car, after being taken from my home, I cried because my mother’s grief was being misunderstood as her not loving us.” 

Chris opened up about his challenging childhood in front of hundreds of strangers at this year’s the Youth of the Year competition. His story and delivery earned him a spot to represent Kansas in the regional Youth of the Year competition in Texas.

“Chris is an exemplary young man,” said his mother, Valyn Burrell. “He is the definition of kindness and I could not be more proud of him.”

Valyn had Chris when she was 17. Monday, she recalled taking her senior pictures with Chirs as a baby.

“He wanted me to be in his senior pictures this year, since he was in mine,” she laughed.

Chris is an athlete at East high and he currently holds a 3.7 GPA. Among his community service over the years, he also has spent a great deal of time at the local Boys and Girls Club. Here is where he said he got his support in academics and community involvement. His mentor and director of the club, Juston White, says this is the mission for all the kids that come into the Boys and Girls Club.

“Chris is a great student and athlete,” said White. “I was there when he accepted his first $5,000 so now looking at almost $100,000 for him, is exciting.”

Chris has been awarded $70,000 in scholarship money.

“We’re very happy,” said Chris’s mom. “He actually is studying really hard for his ACTS test because he was told with a high enough score, he could get an additional $30,000.”

Burrell was accepted into the Mechanical Engineering Program at multiple schools including: Wichita State, KState, Wichita State and Kansas University. He plans on applying for Youth of the year in 2018 but I have been told he will be competing with other kids from the Boys and Girls Club, who hope to follow in his footsteps.

“Chris is one of a kind,” said White. “He’s a great student. He’s very comical. He’s very involved in the boys and girls club and his school on north east magnet but also a great athlete on the basketball team for Wichita east high school.”

Burrell will take his ACTS tests next week. Those scores will determine if he is eligible for $30,000 in additional scholarships.

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Teen arrested in Oklahoma crossbow death of 10-year-old boy

Local KSN News - 4 hours 57 min ago

CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) – A 13-year-old boy has been arrested after authorities in central Oklahoma say he shot an arrow from a crossbow, killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring the victim’s younger brother.

Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Dougherty says Austin Almanza was killed Saturday evening after the teenager fired the arrow, which traveled through Austin’s body and hit Austin’s brother in the arm. The brother’s age wasn’t released.

The sheriff said during a news conference Monday that Austin didn’t die “because of an accident.” He says a dispute involving the three boys led to the shooting. He didn’t release the suspect’s name.

He says deputies are investigating the case as a homicide and plan to give their findings to the county prosecutor who will make a decision about charges.

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Teachman’s Take: Buckle Up! Temps Take Us For A Ride This Week

Local KSN News - 5 hours 24 min ago

The winds today switched from the northwest and have been strong!  Get used to gusty winds this week because they won’t change much day after day until the weekend.

Our temperatures are mild this afternoon.  But, look at those afternoon temps in the 50s in NW Kansas….

As winds stay windy from the northwest Tuesday, we are going to be cooler in the lower 60s.  And this is just the beginning of the ups and downs we’ll face this week.  While our rain chances are extremely slim to non-existent for the next week, we are going to have some significant temperatures changes.  Join me tonight on KSN News at 5, 6 and 10.  I’ll let you know how to dress for these changes and when all of us will have a hard freeze. – Chief Meteorologist Lisa Teachman

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Tampa neighborhood fears serial killer after 3 killings

Local KSN News - 5 hours 42 min ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police escorted children to school Monday and a city bus changed up its usual route as a neighborhood near downtown Tampa feared a serial killer may be on the loose.

In the last two weeks, three people have been shot to death within a 1-mile radius in the normally quiet Seminole Heights neighborhood. Police believe the shootings are linked by proximity and time frame, but they don’t have a motive or a suspect.

All three victims, who didn’t know each other, rode the bus and were alone when they were shot on the street. None of the victims were robbed.

“I’m afraid,” said Maria Maldonado, who lives near the scene of two of the shootings that happened about 300 yards apart. The other was less than a mile away.

Maldonado won’t let her 7-year-old son play in the yard.

“We don’t open the door or nothing. A lot of people are scared. I’m scared for my son, for the neighborhood,” she said.

Seminole Heights is a working-class neighborhood northeast of downtown Tampa that’s slowly becoming gentrified. Run-down homes sit next to renovated, historic bungalows, and trendy restaurants have sprung up near auto body shops.

Residents and business owners say there are car burglaries and fights between kids, but they are not accustomed to anything like the violence that started Oct. 9.

Business owners report a downturn in recent days, as worried residents stay inside.

“We don’t know what’s next,” said Majed Foqahaa, the owner of the M&M market.

He said two of the victims would come into the store and buy soda and snacks. Foqahaa said he has a concealed carry permit for a handgun, and he keeps it at the store while he is working. When he walks out to his car at night, he holds it in his hand.

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said the city has put dozens of officers in the area around the clock. The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also helping, he said.

“There aren’t a lot of facts, or evidence, yet,” Buckhorn said as he visited a block where one victim was killed. “But it’s not for lack of Tampa Police Department trying. We literally have put bodies out here by the dozens. We’re going to find this guy and we’re not leaving this neighborhood till we do.”

He was hesitant to use the word serial killer, but Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan wasn’t.

“We can call it what we want. If that brings attention to this. . That’s fine,” he said.

Police said 22-year-old Benjamin Mitchell was the first person killed on Oct. 9. Two days later, 32-year-old Monica Hoffa was killed in a vacant lot. Anthony Naiboa, 20, was shot and killed Oct. 19.

Lula Mae Lewis, an 80-year-old woman who has lived in the area for 30 years, lives across the street from where Hoffa’s body was found.

“I heard the shots that Wednesday night,” she said. “But I was afraid to open my door because they were so loud, it sounded like it was just right here.”


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Long day of diplomacy: Tillerson visits Afghanistan, Iraq

Local KSN News - 5 hours 52 min ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Far from the Washington murmurs about his future, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson secretly traveled to two of America’s enduring war zones Monday, prodding leaders in Afghanistan and Iraq to reach out to longtime rivals.

Tillerson flew on a C-17 military transport plane from Qatar into Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Base, where he met President Ashraf Ghani and other Afghan leaders. After returning to Qatar, he departed for Baghdad for talks with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the second time in as many days. They discussed healing a Kurdish fight with the central government, accelerating post-Islamic State reconstruction projects for Iraq’s liberated towns and cities, and more.

For Tillerson, the journey to a pair of the world’s most dangerous countries represented an escape from a bruising few weeks of political scrutiny at home. The former Exxon Mobil CEO has been on the defensive ever since reports claimed he called his boss, President Donald Trump, a “moron” after a contentious national security meeting this summer, fueling speculation that he might be the next top Trump aide to leave an administration beset by high-profile departures.

Tillerson slipped out of Doha before dawn. Few outside his inner circle were aware of the plans. Only a few journalists were allowed to accompany him and they were prevented from sharing any information until Tillerson was about to depart. He spent about 2½ hours in Afghanistan.

His primary message: support for a declaration that some Taliban leaders could join Afghanistan’s government if they renounce violence and terrorism and commit to stability. He also bluntly warned neighboring Pakistan to step up action against militant groups that find haven within its borders.

“Clearly, we have to continue to fight against the Taliban, against others, in order for them to understand they will never win a military victory,” Tillerson said at Bagram, where he met Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and other senior Afghan officials. “And there are, we believe, moderate voices among the Taliban, voices that do not want to continue to fight forever. They don’t want their children to fight forever. So we are looking to engage with those voices.”

“There’s a place for them in the government if they are ready to come, renouncing terrorism, renouncing violence and being committed to a stable prosperous Afghanistan,” Tillerson said.

Tillerson outlined the Trump administration’s new policy for Afghanistan and its region, which centers on defeating extremist organizations that might threaten the United States. The new strategy incorporates goals for Pakistan and India, too, both of which he’ll visit this week. Tillerson said the objective is to deny haven to terrorists anywhere in South Asia.

The biggest challenge is Pakistan, a country the United States has devoted years and billions of dollars toward helping defeat the Taliban, al-Qaida and now even Islamic State fighters and affiliated groups. Tillerson will visit Islamabad on Tuesday and tell Pakistani leaders that driving extremists from their hideouts on their territory is imperative to a good relationship with Washington.

“Pakistan needs to, I think, take a clear-eyed view of the situation that they are confronted with in terms of the number of terrorist organizations that find safe haven inside of Pakistan,” he said. “So we want to work closely with Pakistan to create a more stable and secure Pakistan as well.”

Hours later, Tillerson dealt with different security problems in Iraq. The Arab country has scored major, U.S.-backed military successes against IS in recent months, but is reeling from its own persistent ethnic and religious divisions. The most recent: a resurgent Kurdish independence movement in northern Iraq, where a widely criticized independence referendum last month has sparked tensions within the country and with neighbors.

“We did not support the Kurdish independence referendum,” Tillerson said at a news conference with Qatar’s foreign minister in Doha on Sunday, before visiting Baghdad the next day. “We did not believe it was time given that the battle to defeat ISIS is still under way. And while there have been significant victories and significant progress in Iraq, that task is not yet complete.”

Still, he said the Kurds have legitimate grievances that should be addressed within the framework of a unified Iraq. Calling for restraint on all sides, Tillerson said he believed al-Abadi was committed to resolving Kurdish complaints.

“The Kurdish people have a number of unfulfilled expectations, rights that were promised them under the constitution that were never delivered upon, and so there are a number of actions that need to be taken,” he said. He cautioned everyone that the war to defeat the IS group is not yet over and that remains the greatest threat to Iraq.”


Lee reported from Doha, Qatar.

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Hays woman dies from injuries in head-on crash

Local KSN News - 5 hours 57 min ago

HAYS, Kan. (KSNW) – A Hays woman died from injuries in a head-on crash. It happened at the I-70 and Vine Street exit around 11 a.m.

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a 2003 Mercury Sable driven by 87-year-old Luverna K. Schmeidler was westbound on the eastbound I-70 ramp. She struck a semi head-on just before the exit in the center of the lanes.

Schmeidler was transported to Hays Medical Center where she died. The 48-year-old semi driver from Missouri was not injured.

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Average US gas price falls a nickel to $2.51 for regular

Local KSN News - 7 hours 35 min ago

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline fell a nickel nationally over the past two weeks to $2.51.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the drop comes as distribution systems continue to get back to normal following disruptions from late-summer hurricanes along the Gulf Coast.

Gas in San Francisco was the highest in the contiguous United States at an average of $3.07 a gallon. The lowest was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at $2.14 a gallon.

The U.S. average diesel price is $2.76, down about a penny from two weeks ago.

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New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

Local KSN News - 7 hours 36 min ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a civil rights investigation on Monday into The Weinstein Co. following sexual harassment and assault allegations against its co-founder, Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

As part of the investigation, the prosecutor’s office issued a subpoena seeking company records on harassment complaints and legal settlements to determine whether any civil rights and anti-discrimination laws were broken.

“No New Yorker should be forced to walk into a workplace ruled by sexual intimidation, harassment or fear,” said Schneiderman, a Democrat. “If sexual harassment or discrimination is pervasive at a company, we want to know.”

The New York City-based company fired Weinstein on Oct. 8 after The New York Times and The New Yorker exposed allegations of sexual assault and harassment spanning decades.

More than three dozen women, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, have publicly accused the entertainment mogul of abuse. Weinstein has denied allegations of nonconsensual sex.

A woman who answered the phone in The Weinstein Co.’s media relations office said the company had no comment on the subpoena or news of the investigation.

Police in Los Angeles, New York City and London are also investigating Harvey Weinstein over allegations of sex abuse in those cities.

The Oscar winner was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Producers Guild of America has started the process of expelling him.

The allegations have prompted calls in Albany to use the power of the state to crack down on harassment. Democratic Assemblywoman Nily Rozic of Queens proposed legislation that would make designers, photographers, retailers and others liable for harassment experienced by models.

Another lawmaker, Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal of Manhattan, proposed legislation that would make companies ineligible for state tax incentives if they fail to address chronic harassment problems in the workplace.

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Ark City police seek Sonic drive-in robbery suspect

Local KSN News - 7 hours 54 min ago

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) — The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking a young man in connection with a robbery of a Sonic Drive-In late Saturday night.

Officers were dispatched about 11:00 p.m. Saturday for a report of a robbery at Sonic Drive-In, located at 1510 N. Summit St. Employees reported that the suspect had entered the restaurant and demanded money.

He received cash from the employees before leaving and fleeing on foot. Pictures of the suspect were obtained from security camera footage. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s, wearing a hooded jacket.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has any information about this crime is asked to call the Arkansas City Police Department at (620) 441-4444. Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Cowley County Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Call (620) 442-7777 in Arkansas City or (620) 221-7777 in Winfield, or visit www.tipsubmit.com or accs.crimestoppersweb.com to make an anonymous report. An anonymous tip also can be submitted by texting ACTIPS to 847411.

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Target says customers want it to pause the ‘Christmas creep’

Local KSN News - 8 hours 10 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Target says customers want it to pause the “Christmas creep.” It says it wants to be more in tune with customers’ mindset, so it plans to ease in holiday promotions this year while better recognizing Thanksgiving.

The retailer’s holiday plans also include a new e-gift service, adding kiosks that focus on impulse presents mainly under $15, and launching a wallet feature to its app. It’s also offering more weekend deals since shoppers do more holiday buying then.

While all retailers need to worry about online growth and the expansion of Amazon, Target is spending $7 billion over three years to remodel old stores, open small ones in cities and college towns and offer faster delivery for online orders. It’s also been refreshing its store brands and trying to be more convenient to shoppers. Eight of Target’s new brands will be available for the first time this holiday season.

The company is expanding its marketing focus and increasing its holiday marketing budget compared to a year ago.

For November, Target will keep Thanksgiving signs and displays at the entrances and its marketing will play up Thanksgiving meal preparation and entertaining for shoppers. “They want us to pause, and be really intentional and recognize Thanksgiving,” said Rick Gomez, Target’s chief marketing officer. “What they don’t want us to do is go right into Christmas. So, we are going to respect that.”

As it eases into the later holidays, the company isn’t repeating the “Ten Days of Deals” strategy, which it had for two seasons in a row. Instead, it’s increasing weekend deals starting Nov. 11. Gomez says customers are shopping on the weekend twice as much as they are during weekdays.

Target’s also focusing on convenience. A new service on Target’s website lets people click on a GiftNow button for products to send an e-gift. That lets the recipient know, and the person can change the color or size or choose something entirely different — all before anything is shipped. In its stores, Target is adding kiosks that cater to different kinds of shoppers. They include items like fluffy slippers or beauty products.

As it works to play catch-up in some online services. Target is now shipping online orders from 1,400 stores, up from 1,000 a year ago. Fifty percent of orders shipped from stores arrive to customers’ homes in two days, the company said.

It’s also offering curbside pickup for online customers at 50 stores in the Minneapolis area. The items include not only groceries but also other products like toys and electronics. Competitor Walmart, meanwhile, has 1,000 stores that offer curbside pickup for online shoppers buying groceries as well as certain seasonal items. It plans to double that figure next year.


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Listeria concerns causes massive nationwide recall of vegetable products

Local KSN News - 9 hours 47 min ago

SALINAS, CA – Mann’s is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetables nationwide because of a possible Listeria contamination.

The minimally processed vegetables from Mann Packing were sold nationwide at stores like Trader Joe’s, Walmart, and several others.

“As an owner of this company and a mom, providing safe and healthy foods to our consumers and their families is always our top priority,” said Gina Nucci, Director of Corporate Marketing. “This voluntary recall is a reflection of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our consumers.”

The recalled products were distributed throughout the United States and Canada with “best if used by” dates from October 11 to October 20 listed on the front of the packaging. For recalled products distributed at retail and foodservice, product names, UPC codes and “best if used by” dates are listed below:

Country Distributed To Brand Product Description UPC Code Canada Compliments Cauliettes Chop, 14oz bags ‘068820132547 Vegetable Platter, 24oz trays ‘055742534900 Canada Mann Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 12 oz bags ‘716519013072 Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bas ‘716519067013 Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 oz bags ‘716519013034 Mann’s Family Favorites Brussels Sprouts, 12 oz bags ‘716519010354 Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 12 oz bags ‘716519013065 Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 2 lb bags ‘716519020186 Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 12 oz bags ‘716519013041 Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 2 lb bags ‘716519020155 Mann’s Fiesta Vegetable Tray, 35.5 oz tray ‘716519020490 Mann’s Kale Beet Blend, 8 oz Bags ‘716519000270 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Delight, 7.15 oz trays ‘716519036934 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Butternut Kale Risotto, 8.75 oz tray ‘716519036910 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Cauli Rice Curry, 11 oz trays ‘716519036903 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha, 12 oz trays CAN ‘716519036828 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle, 10.5 oz trays ‘716519036866 Mann’s Power Blend, 10 oz bags ‘716519013119 Mann’s Rainbow Salad, 12 oz bags ‘716519013089 Mann’s Vegetable Tray, 2.5 lb tray ‘716519014079 Mann’s Vegetable Tray, 54 oz tray ‘716519014055 Canada Mann’s Culinary Cuts Mann’s Culinary Cuts Cauliettes Chopped Cauliflower, 14 oz bags ‘716519069017 Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bas ‘716519067013 Canada Mann’s Family Favorites Mann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets, 10 oz bags ‘716519014031 Mann’s Snacking Favorites Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Hummus Tray, 16.5 oz tray ‘716519020582 Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Ranch Tray, 16.5 oz tray ‘716519020605 Western Family Spicy Southwester Kale Kit, 22.8 OZ bags ‘062639352301 Vegetable Medley, 2 LB bags 062639324810 West Coast Stir Fry Mix, 2 lb bags 062639324858 Kale Salad Kit, 24 oz bags 062639345938 Kale Caesar Kit, 14.8 OZ bags ‘062639352295 Broccoli Slaw, 12 oz bags 062639324841 USA Archer Farms Broccoli Slaw 12 OZ bags ‘085239343142 Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12oz bags ‘085239341148 Broccoli Florets 12oz bags ‘085239319147 Broccoli Medley 12oz Bags ‘085239339145 Brussels Sprouts, 12oz bags ‘085239301142 Shaved Brussels Sprouts, 9oz bags ‘085239193143 Cauliflower Florets, 10oz bags ‘085239030141 USA HEB Broccoli Carrots, 12 OZ bags 4122097508 Broccoli Cauliflower, 12 OZ bags 4122097503 Broccoli Florets, 12 OZ bags 4122097505 Broccoli Slaw, 12 OZ bags 4122097512 Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad, 10OZ bags 4122065112 Veggie Toss Kit Caulibit Mushroom Sauce, 11oz bags 4122017706 Caulibits Chopped Cauliflower, 14oz bags 4122009327 Cauliflower Florets, 10 OZ bags 4122032278 Fiesta Salad, 12 OZ bags 4122097501 Power Slaw, 10 OZ bags 4122083223 Stir Fry Medley, 12 OZ bags 4122097504 Vegetable Medley, 12 OZ bags 4122097506 USA Little Salad Bar Broccoli Florets, 12 OZ bags ‘041498216030 Broccoli Slaw, 12 OZ bags ‘041498216047 USA Mann Mann’s Brussels Sprouts, 2LB bags ‘716519020308 USA Mann Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 1 lb bags ‘716519011009 Mann’s Broccoli Cole Slaw, 12 oz bags ‘716519013072 Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bas ‘716519067013 Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Carrots, 12 oz bags ‘716519013058 Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 oz bags ‘716519013034 Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 16 oz bags ‘716519012174 Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Wokly, 1 lb bags ‘716519010163 Mann’s Family Favorites Broccoli Wokly, 12 oz bags ‘716519013010 Mann’s Family Favorites Brussels Sprouts, 12 oz bags ‘716519010354 Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 1 lb bags ‘716519012181 Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 12 oz bags ‘716519013065 Mann’s Family Favorites California Stir Fry, 2 lb bags ‘716519020186 Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 1 lb bags ‘716519012150 Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 12 oz bags ‘716519013041 Mann’s Family Favorites Vegetable Medley, 2 lb bags ‘716519020155 Mann’s Fiesta Vegetable Tray, 35.5 oz tray ‘716519088728 Mann’s Fiesta Vegetable Tray, 35.5 oz tray ‘716519020490 Mann’s Kale Beet Blend, 8 oz Bags ‘716519000270 Mann’s Nourish Bowl Cauli Rice Curry, 11 oz Tray ‘716519036897 Mann’s Nourish Bowl Monterey Risotto, 8.75 oz Tray ‘716519036798 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Bacon Maple Brussels, 7.15 oz Tray ‘716519036941 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Sesame Sriracha, 12 oz Tray ‘716519036811 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle, 10.5 oz trays ‘716519036859 Mann’s Nourish Bowls Southwest Chipotle, 2-10.5 oz trays ‘716519036958 Mann’s Power Blend, 10 oz bags ‘716519013119 Mann’s Power Blend, 20 oz bags ‘716519000416 Mann’s Rainbow Salad, 12 oz bags ‘716519013089 Mann’s Vegetable Tray, 2.5 lb tray ‘716519014079 Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 3 lb bags ‘716519030113 USA Mann Culinary Cuts Mann’s Culinary Cuts Cauliettes Chopped Cauliflower, 14 oz bags ‘716519069017 Mann’s Culinary Cuts Shaved Brussels Sprout, 9 oz bas ‘716519067013 USA Mann’s Family Favorites Mann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets, 10 oz bags ‘716519014031 USA Mann’s Snacking Favorites Mann’s Snacking Favorites Cheddar Pretzel Veggie Tray, 19.6 oz tray ‘716519020445 Mann’s Snacking Favorites Honey Turkey Cheddar, 20.3 oz Tray ‘716519020483 Mann’s Snacking Favorites Hummus Tray, 16.5 oz trays ‘716519014758 Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Hummus Tray, 16.5 oz tray ‘716519020582 Mann’s Snacking Favorites Veggie Ranch Tray, 16.5 oz bags ‘716519020575 USA Signature Farms Meat & Cheese Tray, 36 OZ trays ‘021130110964 Broccoli Cauliflower Florets 4/28 OZ bags ‘021130984497 Broccoli Cauliflower Florets 6/12 OZ bags 021130983407 Broccoli Slaw 12 OZ bags 021130983391 Broccoli Stir Fry 28 OZ bags ‘021130984459 Broccoli Florets 12 OZ bags ‘021130983407 Broccoli Stir Fry, 12 OZ bags 021130983322 Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip, 24 OZ. trays ‘021130299553 Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip, 24OZ (NS) trays ‘021130299553 Veggie Tray with Ranch Dip, 54 OZ. trays ‘021130299560 Vegetable Medley, 28 OZ bags ‘021130984466 Vegetable Medley, 12 OZ bags 021130983322 Veggie & Hummus Tray (NS), 16.5OZ trays ‘021130984282 Veggie & Hummus Tray, 16.5 OZ trays ‘021130984282 USA Trader Joe’s Kohlrabi Salad Blend, 10 OZ Bags ‘0058 6146 USA Walmart Broccoli Cauliflower Florets, 12 OZ bags ‘681131328852 Broccoli Florets, 32 oz bags ‘681131122344 Broccoli Florets, 12 OZ bags ‘681131328845 Broccoli Slaw, 16 OZ bags ‘681131148207 Stir Fry Medley, 12 OZ bags ‘681131457460 Cauliflower Florets, 10 OZ bags ‘681131091381 Cauliflower 6/16 oz bags ‘681131122320 Super Blend, 10oz bags ‘681131148368 Vegetable Medley, 2LB bags ‘681131457378 USA Vegetable Medley 9/12 OZ WM ‘681131328791 USA (Foodservice) Cross Valley Farms Shaved Brussels Sprouts, 2 lb bags Cauliflower Florets, 3 LB bags Spiral Cut Kohlrabi, 2 LB bags Superfood Slaw, 2 LB bags Mann Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 3 lb bags Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 6/3 lb bags Broccoli Cole Slaw, 4×3 lb bags Cauliflower Florets, 2/3 LB PIZZA CUT, bags Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 3 lb bags Mann’s Family Favorites Cauliflower Florets, 3 lb bags Veggie Power Blend 4/2 LB SS Cauliflower Florets 2/3 LB MIN bags Sysco Natural Broccoli Cole Slaw 4×3 lb bags Canada Mann Mann’s Broccoli Florets, 3 lb bags (Foodservice) Veggie Power Blend 4/2 LB SS
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Wrongful conviction no surprise to Kansas black community

Local KSN News - 10 hours 5 min ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Rose McIntyre says she wonders whether her refusal to grant regular sexual favors to a white detective prompted him to retaliate against her black son, who spent 23 years in a Kansas prison for a double murder he didn’t commit.

“I do believe that if I had complied with his request for me to become his ‘woman,’ that my son would likely not be in prison,” she said in a 2014 affidavit.

Her son, Lamonte McIntyre, 41, walked out of a court hearing on Oct. 13 a free man after Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree asked that charges from the 1994 murders be dismissed because of “manifest injustice.”

The case has outraged, but not surprised, the poor black community of Kansas City, Kansas, and highlights why many African-Americans do not trust police and the U.S. criminal justice system.

“In my community, this is a norm,” Lamonte McIntyre said Saturday in a telephone interview. “We are not shocked or surprised at the injustice or the brutality … of law enforcement. This is an everyday life for us.”

Documents made public during an 8-year effort to exonerate Lamonte McIntyre allege homicide detective Roger Golubski used his power to prey for decades on African-American women, including Rose McIntyre. They also accuse the prosecutor in the case, Terra Morehead, of intimidating witnesses who told her McIntyre was not the killer. And they say the presiding judge, Wyandotte County District Judge J. Dexter Burdette, had a romantic relationship with the prosecutor before the trial that neither disclosed at the time.

None of them has faced discipline. Golubski rose through the ranks to detective and captain. He retired from law enforcement last year. Morehead is now a federal prosecutor in Kansas City. Burdette is still on the bench.

Golubski’s attorney, Paul Morrison, did not respond to multiple phone and email messages left at his law office seeking comment. Morehead did not respond to an email and the U.S. attorney’s office declined comment. Burdette did not return a message left at his office.

Lamonte McIntyre was 17 when he was given two life sentences for the 1994 murders of Doniel Quinn, 21, and Donald Ewing, 34. They were shot in broad daylight as they sat in a car in a drug-infested neighborhood of Kansas City. No physical evidence linked him to the crime, and he didn’t know the victims.

When police showed eyewitnesses a photo lineup of five people to identify the shooter, three of those photos were Rose McIntyre’s relatives — her two sons and a nephew.

At the trial, two planned eyewitnesses to the murders told Morehead when they saw Lamonte McIntyre in person that she had the wrong man, according to court filings. Niko Quinn signed an affidavit that she lied on the stand because Morehead threatened to have her arrested and have her children taken away if she did not testify. Morehead sent the other witness, her mother Josephine Quinn, away without calling her to testify. Those exculpatory statements were not disclosed at the time to Lamonte McIntyre’s defense lawyers.

Another witness, Ruby Mitchell, signed an affidavit attesting to her fear of Golubski. On the ride in the police car to the station to identify the suspect after the shootings, Golubski made sexual comments to her and asked if she dated white men, according to the affidavit.

Rose McIntyre recounted in her affidavit that Golubski coerced her into a sexual act in his office in the late 1980s and then harassed her for weeks, often calling her two or three times a day, before she moved and changed her phone number.

“He had total power, and I was terrified that he would try to force me again to provide sexual favors,” she said in the affidavit. “I also knew that there was no one I could complain to, as Golubski was known to be very powerful in the community and in the police department.”

Golubski was so involved with black female prostitutes and drug addicts that he fathered children with some of them, according to an affidavit from retired police officer Ruby Ellington, a 25-year Kansas City police department employee.

“Roger Golubski’s involvement with them was no secret,” Ellington said. “It was simply accepted as part of what Roger Golubski was able to do without repercussion.”

Kansas City Police Chief Terry Zeigler said in an emailed statement that the FBI looked into Golubski’s conduct and could not find any incidents within the statute of limitations, which is five years for such allegations. They consider the matter closed. Zeigler added that he worked with Golubski and “never saw anything that caused me concern.”

A leading expert on legal ethics said the romantic relationship between the judge and prosecutor amounted to judicial misconduct and also deprived Lamonte McIntyre of his constitutional right to a fair trial.

“It is hard to imagine a circumstance in which a judge’s impartiality would be more open to question than where a judge has been intimately involved with counsel for a party — in this case, the government prosecutor,” wrote Yale Law School attorney Lawrence Fox, in a report to help exonerate McIntyre.

Community activists are calling for independent investigations. The Wyandotte County district attorney’s office said it has asked the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to look into the case.

The Midwest Innocence Project is taking “a hard look” at more than a dozen suspect cases in their database that involved Golubski, said Tricia Bushnell, the group’s executive director and co-counsel for McIntyre.

“This is an entire community that has suffered,” Bushnell said. “And until we hold all of these different parts of the system accountable, none of them get justice.”


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WH: Trump likely not to visit Korea’s DMZ during Asia trip

Local KSN News - 10 hours 35 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to use his 12-day, five-nation Asia trip to encourage a tougher stance against the threat posed by North Korea, but he likely will not make the traditional presidential visit to the border between North and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone.

The White House said Monday that Trump was invited by Korean president Moon Jae-in to visit Camp Humphreys, a military base about 40 miles south of Seoul, and that time constraints would likely not permit Trump to also travel to the border. In briefing reporters, the White House downplayed suggestions that the decision stemmed from security concerns and suggested that plans could still change.

If Trump doesn’t go, he would be breaking from recent presidential custom. All presidents but one since Ronald Reagan made the visit to the heavily-fortified border, known as the DMZ, which has separated the North and South for 64 years. Often wearing bomber-style jackets and flanked by military officers, presidents have used binoculars to peer at the barren strip of land at the 38th parallel and delivered forceful remarks denouncing the threat posed by the rogue regime led by Kim Jung Un in Pyongyang.

Vice President Mike Pence visited the DMZ in April so the North Koreans could “see our resolve in my face.”

Trump has frequently turned to bellicose rhetoric to denounce Kim Jung Un, whom he has given the mocking nickname “Little Rocket Man” and has threated to unleash “fire and fury” on North Korea if does not cease its nuclear weapons ambitions. The inflammatory language has done little to deter the North Korean dictator, who has repeatedly launched missile tests, including some that have flown over Japan.

Beyond addressing the dangers posed by Pyongyang, Trump will spend much of the trip advocating for American economic interests in the region, including in meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump has long bemoaned the United States’ trade deficit with China, a country he has called a “currency manipulator,” though he has signaled that he would soften his stance toward the continent’s growing economic power if it would step up its efforts at containing North Korea.

The White House outlined a robust schedule for Trump’s trip, the longest of his presidency and first to Asia, which begins November 3. Officials said Trump has begun preparing for the trip by reading briefing materials and engaging discussions with H.R. McMaster, his national security adviser, as well as economics adviser Gary Cohn and State Department officials.

The trip will begin in Hawaii, where Trump will meet with military leaders at the U.S. Pacific Command and tour Pearl Harbor, including the wreckage of the USS Arizona that remains capsized in shallow water after the sneak attack by Japan in 1941 that pulled the U.S. into World War II.

From there, the president will fly to Japan, where he will speak to Japanese and U.S. service members, visit with the families of Japanese citizens abducted by the North Korean regime and meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who just posted an impressive election win. Trump and Abe may also play a round of golf, as they did at Trump’s Florida golf course in February.

Trump will then travel to South Korea for a state visit. In addition to his visit to Camp Humphreys, Trump is scheduled to visit a military cemetery and deliver a speech to the national assembly in which he will call on the international community to maximize the pressure being placed on Pyongyang, the White House said.

On November 8, the one year anniversary of Trump’s stunning election win, the president will visit Beijing for a state visit with Xi, who just consolidated his hold on power during a gathering of the Communist Party Congress. China has long provided much of North Korea’s economic lifeblood, and Trump will push Beijing to take further steps to isolate Kim Jung Un. But the White House said the president will also demand that China must provide fair and reciprocal treatment of American businesses, cease predatory intellectual property practices and look to find solutions to the one-sided trade deficit.

It was not clear if Trump, who made building a border wall a centerpiece of his campaign, would visit the Great Wall of China.

After departing China, Trump will attend the first of the two summits that make up the back half of his Asian trip. He will first travel to Da Nang, Vietnam, where he will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and deliver a major speech on the need for fair trade and economic practices in the region, Trump said. He will attend a series of bilateral and multi-lateral meetings with world leaders while there, though the White House said it was not clear if one of them would be with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump will travel to Hanoi for his second day in Vietnam to meet with its president Tr?n D?i Quang and underscore the United States’ commitment to its relationship with Vietnam. The White House did not say if he would visit any sites dating from the Vietnam War, including the Hanoi Hilton, the prison that once housed US military officers, including John McCain, Trump’s frequent political rival.

Trump’s final stop will be Manila in the Philippines, where he spend two days at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit to highlight the United States’ interests and partnerships in the region. He will also meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been accused of a series of human rights abuses, including killing suspected drug dealers. The White House said Trump could raise concerns with the program.


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Kelly on O’Reilly: Abuse, shaming of women has to stop

Local KSN News - 10 hours 35 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly says she complained to her bosses about Bill O’Reilly’s behavior after she had accused former Fox chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, and that the abuse and shaming of women has to stop.

Kelly, now on NBC, spoke Monday after it was revealed in The New York Times that Fox paid a $32 million settlement to former Fox analyst Lis Wiehl shortly before O’Reilly’s contract was renewed in February. O’Reilly was fired in April.

When Kelly’s memoir was released last November, O’Reilly publicly questioned the loyalty of those who criticized Fox.

She said on NBC that “the abuse of women, the shaming of them, the threatening, the retaliation, the silencing of them after the fact — it has to stop.”

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Two Wichita police officers placed on administrative leave

Local KSN News - 10 hours 49 min ago

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Two Wichita police officers were placed on paid administrative on Friday. Police said it was related to an officer being arrested Friday for stalking.

Jail records indicate that Joshua Price was arrested on suspicion of official misconduct; vehicle use by employee for personal gain and stalking intimate conduct cause fear to person/family. He is also listed on the Wichita police website as Officer Joshua R. Price. His arrest was by made by the Sedgwick County Sheriff.

Police said the investigation is being conducted by the sheriff’s department as part of collaborative agreement made earlier this year to ensure transparency and avoid conflicts of interest.

Police said they cannot provide more information because the investigation is ongoing.

Chief Gordon Ramsay issued the following statement in regards to the investigation.

“This is an unfortunate situation. The Wichita Police Department will continue to hold its officers to the highest standard and accountable when they fail to meet those standards. We will continue to improve transparency and public trust, in part, by working with other agencies on such matters.”

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Laura’s Look: Weekend Freeze Likely

Local KSN News - 10 hours 49 min ago

Comfortable temperatures can be expected today, the only difference will be the wind. Winds will gust over 35 MPH at times throughout the day.

Kansas Today

Stiff northwest winds will stay in place through the day tomorrow. It won’t be as warm with highs in the 60s.

Tuesday StormCast

We’ll warm up again for the mid-week time period before our next shot of cold air.

Temperature Trend

Widespread low temperatures in the 20s can be expected by Saturday morning. Certainly some of the coldest air of the season so far. So gardeners will want to heed the warning.

There’s been some buzz about this cool down and whether or not we’ll get any wintry precipitation out of this, I’ll show you what you can expect along with the colder temperatures coming up on KSN News at Noon! – Laura Bannon

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Jack-o-lantern house draws hundreds of visitors

Local KSN News - 12 hours 6 min ago

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (NBC) – One Colorado couple takes the spookiest holiday of the year very seriously, setting up hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns in their yard, with their lights all synced to music.

Jim Christopherson has over 200 jack-o’-lanterns in his front yard.

Woody, Darth Vader, even the Minions are just a few of the characters he’s carved, and they don’t just light up.

The lights are synced to spooky-themed music. It started as just a few pumpkins on the front porch.

“It’s been a passion, a love of my wife’s and mine to do this for a long long time. We’ve been doing this for almost 20 years. So we converted our house a couple of years ago from scary to family friendly. Providing a nice evening where a whole family can simply have fun is the reason we do this. That’s what’s most important.”

Now, they aren’t real pumpkins.

Chrisopherson carves foam ones so they don’t rot.

He says the crowd has grown over the years, and he expects almost 1,000 to come out next weekend.

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2 University of Kansas students arrested on rape accusations

Local KSN News - 12 hours 38 min ago

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Authorities say two University of Kansas students have been arrested on suspicion of rape at a residence hall.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the KU Public Safety Office says campus police made the arrests Saturday. KU Police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said in a news release that a female student reported that she was sexually assaulted by two acquaintances, at different times, early Saturday in her room at Cora Downs Residence Hall.

Anguiano says the suspects were taken to the Douglas County Jail following interviews and an investigation. Jail booking logs show that two 19-year-old men were booked on suspicion of rape following their arrests by KU police.

No other details were immediately available.

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