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Several Wichita businesses robbed, police asking for help

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita Police Department is asking for the public’s help in connection to at least six, separate robberies this weekend.

Sunday

Officer Paul Cruz told KSN the most recent happened around 9:45 a.m. Sunday, in the 900 block of South Glendale.

Officials have not released the name of the business or details about the robbery.

We have a crew on the way to the scene.

Cruz said a Kwik Shop was also robbed this morning.

It’s located in the 500 block of South Oliver.

He says a suspect went in, demanded money, and then left in a white, four-door vehicle.

Saturday

12:40 a.m. – Quik Trip

The first happened at 12:40 a.m. at the Quik Trip in the 600 block of South Hillside.

An employee there told officers a suspect came in and demanded money.

After cash was taken, the employee says the suspect left in an unknown vehicle.

12:53 a.m. – Quik Trip 

Just 13 minutes later, another Quik Trip was robbed. This one is in the 1600 block of East Lincoln.

Police say they spoke with an employee who said an armed suspect took money from the business and left.

4:43 a.m. – Kwik Shop 

In the 2800 block of East Douglas, a Kwik Shop was robbed.

An employee said a suspect claimed to have a gun and demanded money.

Cash was taken from the business.

10:30 p.m. – Phillips 66 

The last reported robbery took place at the Phillips 66 in the 1200 block of South Rock Road.

Police say the suspect pointed a gun at an employee and demanded money.

After getting the cash, the employee said the suspect ran away on foot.

 

Officer Cruz said while the suspect description for all of these cases is similar, each robbery is being investigated separately.

If you have information in any of these cases, police want to hear from you. Please call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111.

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Western’s Weather Wrap: Chilly Morning, Perfect Afternoon

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A cold front passed through overnight, bringing a significant temperature change across the state. After a mild and muggy start to the day yesterday, we are about 30° colder and much drier this morning.

The winds also aren’t nearly as strong as yesterday, but there’s enough of a breeze to give us a slight wind chill. It feels like it’s in the 40s in eastern Kansas, but it feels like the 20s out west!

So, you’ll at least want a heavy jacket before you head out to church or anything this morning, but you won’t need it by the afternoon! Sunshine takes over today, warming us to the low 70s, along with light winds and low humidity – a perfect day to get outside and enjoy the second half of your weekend!

Rain chances look to remain minimal over the next week, and a series of fronts will give us some roller coaster temperatures – one dropping us to the 60s on Tuesday, and another dropping us to the 50s on Friday!


I’ll have more details on your forecast all morning on KSN, or you can catch my latest update right here: http://ksn.com/2017/03/08/weather-forecast-discussion/

Enjoy this gorgeous Sunday!

~Katie the Weather Lady

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Kansas State Loses to Oklahoma

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 23:48

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas State Wildcats were defeated 42-35 by the No. 9 ranked Oklahoma Sooners at Bill Snyder Family Stadium on Saturday, despite rushing for 268 yards, including three rushing touchdowns from quarterback Alex Delton.

K-State held a 21-10 advantage at the half but the No. 9 Sooners used 32 second-half points to come-from-behind, including a go-ahead score in the final 10 seconds to seal the victory.

Early in the game it was K-State as the offensive aggressor. On the second play from scrimmage, the Wildcats set the tone and jumped out to an early lead, behind a 75-yard touchdown rush by running back Alex Barnes. After receiving the handoff, Barnes hit the hole created by the K-State offensive line and finished it off to record a new career-long rush and the longest K-State rushing attempt since John Huber went 95 yards against Missouri State in 1995.

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Directors guild files disciplinary charges against Weinstein

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 20:30

NEW YORK (AP) — The Directors Guild of America announced Saturday it has filed disciplinary charges against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

The group said it filed the charges on Oct. 13.

Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Producers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in the weeks since The New York Times and The New Yorker published exposes alleging decades of sexual misconduct by Weinstein.

The Television Academy, which bestows Emmy awards, said a disciplinary hearing set for November could lead to termination of his membership.

More than 40 women have accused the 65-year-old Weinstein of harassment or abuse.

Actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Lupita Nyong’o have accused Weinstein of harassment, while actresses Asia Argento and Rose McGowan said he raped them.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

The directors guild issued a statement condemning sexual harassment in general following a board meeting New York on Saturday.

“There must be no tolerance for such deplorable abuses of power,” the statement said. “This isn’t about one person. We must recognize sexual harassment is endemic in our society, and painfully, in our industry.”

The group added that “every individual has the right to a safe workplace.”

An attorney for Weinstein did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

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Kansas lawmakers study insurance payments for telemedicine

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 20:24

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas lawmakers are considering whether insurance companies should be required to pay health care providers the same amount for telemedicine services as for in-person visits.

The Topeka Capital Journal reports that a committee studying the issue is expected to make recommendations to the Legislature before its 2018 session begins in January. The panel had a hearing Thursday and Friday.

Advocates believe greater use of telemedicine could increase access to health care in rural areas.

Director Eve-Lynn Nelson of the Center for Telemedicine and Telehealth at the University of Kansas Medical Center said telemedicine can reduce costs and make providers more productive.

But Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City lobbyist Coni Fries said primary care physicians are paid more because they’re expected to continue managing a patient’s care.

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One man in critical condition after shooting in south Wichita

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 20:03

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A man is in critical condition after being shot in south Wichita Saturday night.

According to authorities, the shooting happened around 6:41 p.m. in the 1600 block of S. Martinson.

The male victim was shot in the face and is being transported to a local hospital.

This story is still developing. Stay with KSN for updates.

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Trump announces classified JFK files to be made public

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:45

WASHINGTON D.C. (NBC) – President Donald Trump said he will allow the release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Trump said in a tweet that subject to the receipt of further information he will permit the classified JFK files to be opened.

Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 21, 2017

The National Archives has until Thursday to release the documents.

Through the years The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas has compiled an extensive collection of videos, photos and documents related to the assassination.

But the National Archives has 3,000 documents that have never been seen by the public before. And it has 30,000 documents that have been previously released, but with redactions.

The Warren Commission investigating Kennedy’s killing found Lee Harvey Oswald was responsible for shooting Kennedy while he was riding in a presidential motorcade through Dallas in 1963..

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Laura’s Look: Saturday evening storms; Quiet Sunday

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 17:14

A line of storms will impact central and eastern Kansas Saturday evening. Large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning will be possible. A tornado cannot be ruled out.

A Severe Storm Watch is in effect until 10PM, this includes the Wichita Metro. A Tornado Watch is in effect until 10PM for central Oklahoma, this includes Kay County in the KSN viewing area.

We’ll clear out overnight tonight, this will set the stage for a brisk Sunday in the Metro. Expect freezing conditions in western Kansas.

A delightful Sunday on tap with temperatures in the 70s.

Temperatures stay mild through the work week with more changes on the way next weekend! Make sure to tune into KSN News at 6 and 10 for the latest on where the storms are and where they’re headed next. – Laura Bannon

 

 

 

 

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More than 1,000 people walked to end Alzheimer’s in Wichita Saturday

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 15:31

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Hundreds of people gathered at the Waterfront Saturday to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The event kicked off around 11:00 a.m. where over 1,000 walkers took to the pavement for a 2.4 mile walk along the WaterWalk downtown.

Proceeds from the event will go to fund programs and research for the Kansas Alzheimer’s Association. Organizers said many of today’s participants have in some way been affected by the disease.

The four flower colors each represent a different meaning in connection to Alzheimer’s. (Photo courtesy KSN News)

“We’ve got people out here that are caregivers, people that have family members with it, people that just know someone with Alzheimers,” said Fe Vorderlanwehr, Executive Director of the Alzheimers Association. “And we also have people that are suffering from the disease as well.”

Flowers were handed out to those in attendance. The colors of the flowers each had their own meaning. The meanings for each flower are listed below.

  • Blue – Represents someone who has Alzheimer’s
  • Yellow – Represents someone who is supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
  • Orange – Represents someone who supports the cause and the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s
  • Purple – Represents someone who lost someone to Alzheimer’s

If you would like to donate to the cause, click here.

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Medicaid director leaving as Kansas prepares extension bid

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:55

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas official overseeing the state’s privatized Medicaid program is departing as the state prepares to ask the federal government to extend the program past 2018.

The Department of Health and Environment announced Friday that Mike Randol would step down as Medicaid director.

Spokeswoman Angela de Rocha could not say exactly when Randol will leave.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that KDHE Secretary Susan Mosier praised Randol’s service to the Medicaid program. He has been director since 2012.

The announcement of Randol’s departure came the same day KDHE announced that it would wait until next week to release its plan for the privatized Medicaid program going forward. The release date had been Friday.

But de Rocha said the delay was tied to legal issues and not Randol’s departure.

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54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 14:25

CAIRO (AP) — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo was ambushed, officials said Saturday. The ensuing firefight was one of the deadliest for Egyptian security forces in recent years.

Two police officials told The Associated Press that the exchange of fire began late Friday in the al-Wahat al-Bahriya area in Giza province, about 135 kilometers (84 miles) southwest of Cairo.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.

The firefight began when security forces acting on intelligence moved against a militants’ hideout in the area. Backed by armored personnel carriers and led by senior counterterrorism officers, the police contingent drew fire and rocket-propelled grenades, according to the officials.

The officials said what happened next is not clear, but added that the force likely ran out of ammunition and that the militants captured several policemen and later killed them.

The officials said the police force appeared to have fallen into a carefully planned ambush set up by the militants. The death toll could increase, they added.

Those killed included two police brigadier-generals, a colonel and 10 lieutenant colonels.

Egypt’s Interior Ministry, which is in charge of police, announced a much lower death toll, saying in a statement read over state television that 16 were killed in the shootout. It added that 15 militants were killed or injured, later releasing photos of some of them.

The last time Egypt’s security forces suffered such a heavy loss of life was in July 2015 when militants from the extremist Islamic State group carried out a series of coordinated attacks, including suicide bombings, against army and police positions in the Sinai peninsula, killing at least 50. However, the army said only 17 soldiers and over 100 militants were killed.

An official statement issued Saturday said Friday’s incident would be investigated, suggesting that the heavy death toll may have been partially caused by incompetence, intelligence failures or lack of coordination. The officials said prosecutors will look into whether the police’s counterterrorism agents failed to inform the military of the operation or include them.

Two audio recordings purportedly by policemen who took part in the operation circulated online late Friday. One policeman, apparently using a two-way radio, was heard in the nearly two-minute recording pleading for help from a higher-ranking officer.

“We are the only ones injured, sir,” the policeman said. “We were 10 but three were killed. After their injury, they bled to death, sir.”

“They took all the weapons and ammunition,” he added, “We are now at the foot of a mountain.”

The second recording was purportedly by a policeman warning others. “I can’t identify any direction. Only planes can see us. Take care every one,” he was heard saying, adding that militants were pursuing them.

The authenticity of the recordings could not be immediately verified.

The heavy loss of life will likely lead to the restructuring and streamlining of the country’s counterterrorism effort, the officials said, with better coordination between the police, military and security agencies high on the list of objectives.

It’s also likely to be cited by government critics as a vindication of their long-held argument that suppressing freedoms, jailing opponents and cracking down on civil society does not, as the pro-government media insists, help in the war against terror.

No militant group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which bore all the hallmarks of the Islamic State group. A local affiliate of the extremist group is spearheading an insurgency whose epicenter is in the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Israel and the Gaza Strip.

The United States condemned the attack in a statement issued by State Department, offering “profound condolences to the families of the deceased and the government and people of Egypt… at this difficult time.”

The incident comes a few days after militants staged a brazen daylight attack in the heart of el-Arish, the largest city in the Sinai Peninsula, attacking a church and a nearby bank and reportedly making away with some $1 million. Seven were killed in the Monday attack.

Attacks by militants have significantly increased since the 2013 ouster by the military of an Islamist president, who was freely elected but whose one-year rule proved divisive. Attacks have also spread outside Sinai and into the country’s mainland and areas close to the porous Libyan border to the west.

The country has been under a state of emergency since April, following a spate of suicide bombings targeting minority Christians that have killed more than a 100 since December. The attacks were claimed by IS.

Egypt blamed the attacks on the Christians on militant cells trained and armed in neighboring Libya, where mostly Islamist militias, including extremist groups like IS, control territory or maintain a foothold in the vast, oil-rich nation. In response, Egypt has stepped up security along its desert border with Libya, where it supports an eastern-based army general fighting militant groups.

In July 2014, gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guard post in Egypt’s western desert in a brazen assault that killed 21 troops deployed close to the Libyan border.

Associated Press writer Thomas Strong in Washington D.C. contributed to this report.

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One killed in Barton County crash

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 11:02

BARTON County, Kansas (KSNW) — One woman was killed in an accident south of Great Bend Friday night.

The Barton Co. Sheriff’s Office says they were called to a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of US 281 Highway and South East 50 Road around 6:15 p.m. Friday.

Investigators say a 2005 Nissan Altima did not stop at a stop sign on the west side of the highway, and collided with two other vehicles. Julie Kanady, 57, of Hutchinson was in the Altima and was killed in the crash.

Two others in the other vehicles were injured. An 18-year-old man was taken to a Wichita Hospital in serious condition. Another teen was treated and released at a local hospital.

 

The accident is still under investigation. Investigators say alcohol is not a factor.

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WPD: Officer arrested for stalking and misconduct

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:23

WICHITA, Kansas (KSNW) — A Wichita Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of
misdemeanor official misconduct and stalking.

According to a press release sent out from Wichita Police Department spokesperson, Officer Charley Davidson, the arrest was made Friday evening by the Sedgwick County
Sheriff’s Office after the WPD requested them to investigate potential criminal conduct by the officer.

Jail records indicate that Joshua Price was arrested for “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.”

The officer that was arrested is a 21-year veteran of the WPD and, is on paid administrative leave, per department policy.

Wichita Police Department officials say they requested the matter be investigated by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, as part of a collaborative agreement made earlier this year to ensure transparency and avoid conflicts of interest.

The criminal investigation is being handled by the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office.

“We will not comment further on the case at this time,” said Davidson in the press release.

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Western’s Weather Wrap: Saturday Storms, Some Severe

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 08:01

Our gusty winds from yesterday have held strong overnight, making it a windy and mild start to our Saturday.

For the rest of the day, we’ll keep with these strong winds, along with muggy conditions, mostly cloudy skies, and warm highs in the mid 70s.

Storms are expected to develop right around the Wichita Metro at about 3-4 PM, and then will develop into a line of storms that will progress southeastward through the evening.

These storms will run the risk of becoming severe with an Elevated Risk (1/3) in place across southcentral Kansas today.

Large hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning will be possible with these storms. A tornado can’t be ruled out, but thankfully the risk is low.

I’ll have more on your weekend forecast all morning on KSN! Or you can watch my latest video here: http://ksn.com/2017/03/08/weather-forecast-discussion/

Have a great Saturday, but stay weather aware!

~Katie the Weather Lady

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Friday Football Fever: Week 8 Video

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:36

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The FFF Game of the Week was Hutchinson vs. Maize.

You can also help choose next week’s game by voting hereBe sure to check out the scores on our scores page

This week’s video highlights include:

  • Hutchinson vs. Maize
  • Salina Central vs. Salina South
  • Kapaun Mt. Carmel vs. Bishop Carroll
  • Wichita Southeast vs. Wichita Northwest
  • Wichita West vs. Wichita East
  • Great Bend vs. Garden City
  • Cheney vs. Conway Springs
  • Newton vs. Goddard
  • Andover vs. Valley Center
  • Derby vs. Haysville Campus
  • Pratt vs. Holcomb

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Vote for the Week 9 Game of the Week

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 23:00

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – KSN and Cowley College are asking you to help us pick the Friday Football Fever Game of the Week!

Each week, we will ask you to make your choice for the Game of the Week. Make your choice in the poll below, come back Wednesday afternoon to see the results and we may see you at the game!

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Wichita tech expert: ‘There are hidden cameras all over’

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 22:45

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Tech experts are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings after a Wichita State student was accused of taking pictures up women’s skirts.

“It happens all over the place. There are hidden cameras all over,” said technology expert Bill Ramsey.

Bill Ramsey is the part owner of a uBreakiFix store. He is also the former chief technology officer for CybertronIT. He said technology advancements are making it easier for criminals to watch people’s every move.

“You should always assume that you are probably on camera somewhere,” Ramsey said.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office agreed with Ramsey.

“If you really think about it any type of erroneous object that is sitting around the home from a teddy bear, to a pen, to a pen hole, they can virtually place a camera in any one of those spots nowadays,” said Sedgwick County Sheriff Deputy Tim Hallacy.

KSN asked Ramsey and Hallacy how people can protect themselves from falling victim to a camera lens.

“I don’t think that keeping yourself safe is a possibility so much as limiting the options for people out there to take advantage of you,” Hallacy said.

Hallacy and Ramsey both said the best practice for people is to check their surroundings each time they enter a new environment.

“The way to look is to look for tiny little holes where the lens may be,” Ramsey said. “You can look for things like the obvious things like domes where they would hide cameras, blatant cameras up in corners. I usually check ceilings and kind of around the room.”

Ramsey walked KSN through an old TV studio on Friday and pointed out specific things and areas of the room to look for a possible hidden camera.

“I can look here and immediately and see things like screw holes, potential spots that a camera could be,” he said. “So if somebody pulled a screw out and had a camera there you wouldn’t really notice it maybe.”

Ramsey said there are some tricks to help people find hidden cameras.

“At night turn off all the lights and shine a flashlight around the room and it will reflect off the lens surface,” he said.

Hallacy said it’s also a good idea to look in obvious places.

“We get a little hung up on thinking hey, is it in the hook, is it here, but we also have to realize that everybody is basically walking around with a camera 24 hours a day 7 days a week now,” Hallacy said.

Both Hallacy and Ramsey said the best advice is for people to be aware of their surroundings and if they see something out of the ordinary to contact authorities.

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1 person dies in Barton County crash Friday night

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:52

BARTON COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) – One person has died after a crash involving three vehicles in Barton County on Friday.

According to Barton County authorities, the crash happened around 6:15 p.m. at Southeast 50 Road and S. U-S 281.

Three other people were taken to the hospital with injuries. It is unclear what the extent of their injuries are.

More information about the crash is expected to be released tonight or tomorrow.

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Mark Arts selling theatre stock accumulated over nearly 50 years

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 21:33

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – If you’re looking for some items for your high school theatre production or, even to just spruce up your house — you’re in luck.

Mark Arts is selling its theatre stock that took almost 50 years to accumulate. Those items include costumes, antique furniture and hand tools.

All the money goes to Mark Arts.

“We have a very very alive and active theatre community here in town that’s still producing extraordinarily good work and a wonderful range of work,” said John Boldenow. “Everything from the classic material to the new, cutting-edge material.”

The sale runs all weekend on the stage at Mark Arts located at 9112 E. Central.

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Vegas shooting doesn’t change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 20:28

ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws.

The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favor tighter laws as they have for several years, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

The massive divide on stricter limits remains firmly in place.

The survey was conducted from Oct. 12-16, about two weeks after 64-year-old Stephen Paddock fired on a crowded musical festival taking place on across the street from his hotel room, killing 58 and wounding more than 540 before killing himself. It’s the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

In this latest survey, 61 percent said the country’s gun laws should be tougher, while 27 percent would rather see them remain the same and 11 percent want them to be less strict. That’s similar to the results of an AP-GfK poll in July 2016.

Nearly 9 in 10 Democrats, but just a third of Republicans, want to see gun laws made stricter.

Kenny Garcia, a 31-year-old resident of Stockton, California, and a former gun owner, said he’s torn about whether tighter gun laws would lead to a reduction in mass shootings.

“That’s the hard part,” Garcia said. “How do you control something like that when you have no idea where it’s coming from, whether you control the guns or not?”

Still, he’s frustrated by easy availability of some devices — such as the “bump stocks” used by the Las Vegas shooter to make his semi-automatic guns mimic the more rapid fire of automatic weapons.

“They give people access to these things, then they question after something horrible happens, but yet the answer is right there,” he said. “It just doesn’t make sense.”

About half of Americans said they think making it more difficult to buy a gun would reduce the number of mass shootings in the country, and slightly under half said it would reduce the number of homicides.

About half felt it would reduce the number of accidental shootings, 4 in 10 that it would reduce the number of suicides and only about a third felt it would reduce gang violence.

Alea Leonard, a 21-year-old data analyst and full-time student, said she’s torn about whether the nation’s gun laws should be more strict, in part because different parts of the country have different experiences with crime.

“Here, I feel like everyone should be able to carry a .22 (caliber handgun) on them,” said Leonard, who lives in Orange County, California. Her neighborhood, she said, has a high crime rate and in the five months since she moved there, a 14-year-old was shot in the back of the head.

She grew up in California, but spent some summers in Wyoming. She never before felt the need to have a gun but is now researching what it would take to carry a firearm.

There are indications of a generational divide on the issue. Most of those in the survey who are younger than 30 said they believe stricter gun laws would result in fewer mass shootings, homicides and accidental shootings.

The poll also found that a majority of Americans disapprove of how President Donald Trump is handling gun control. Trump is the first president since Ronald Reagan to address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association. One of his sons has voiced strong support for easing the restrictions on gun silencers.

Some 59 percent voiced disapproval with Trump’s handling of the issue, while 40 percent said they approved. About half of Americans age 60 and over approve of how he is handling the issue, compared with fewer than 4 in 10 of those under 60. Politically, 79 percent of people who identify as Republican approve of Trump’s handling of gun issues, while 61 percent of independents and 89 percent of Democrats disapprove. Sixty percent of gun owners approve of Trump on the issue.

The poll also showed Americans divided over which party, if any, they trust to handle gun control. Close to a third give Democrats the edge while 28 percent prefer Republicans, and 31 percent say they don’t trust either party.

The AP-NORC poll of 1,054 adults was conducted Oct. 12-16 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 4.0 percentage points.

Respondents were first selected randomly using address-based sampling methods, and later interviewed online or by phone.

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Emily Swanson reported from Washington.

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Online:

AP-NORC Center: http://www.apnorc.org

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