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US cop wins tweeting award for creative posts.

CHICAGO, Nov 25 — A twitter post in late October from Kansas policeman Ben Gardner featured a large cow curled up on top of a BMW sedan's hood. The message from the spokesman for the Midwestern US state's highway patrol department was...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced.

A former Arkansas County employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation.

- FOX News - US

Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing.

- Billings Gazette - US

Boom! Luxury converted nuclear missile silo lists on Airbnb.

ESKRIDGE, Kan. — A Cold War-era missile silo in rural northeast Kansas that housed a nuclear warhead 65 years ago and was later converted into an underground mansion is now finding a new lease on life as an Airbnb…

- Billings Gazette - US

Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing.

A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing.

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Johnny Cash's childhood home in Arkansas may be heritage listed.

The boyhood home of country music icon Johnny Cash in a tiny Arkansas town is considered for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

- ABC News - AU

Corrections officer severely hurt in Kansas City jail attack.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A jail inmate in Kansas City, Missouri, has been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action after authorities say he attacked a corrections officer, critically injuring him.

- Billings Gazette - US

Corrections officer severely hurt in Kansas City jail attack.

Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say a corrections officer was assaulted by a prisoner at the Jackson County Regional Correctional Center and is in critical condition.

- FOX News - US

Arkansas Universities Want to Be Able to Fire Professors Who Aren't Collegial.

General counsel for the university system tries to slip in long-condemned policy.

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Collegial or Fired: New at Reason.

General counsel is asking the University of Arkansas System to consider adding collegiality to the list of things for which to fire a tenured professor, a very, very bad idea, Lindsay Marchello writes. The vagueness in U of A's and ONU's policies is the crux of the danger to academic freedom, leaving plenty of room for ...

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Donald Trump Jr. headlining fundraiser in Kansas for a leader of his father's voter fraud commission.

The president's eldest son is aiding the gubernatorial campaign of Kris Kobach, the panel's vice chairman and driving force.

- Washington Post - US

What Happens When You Drop a Turkey from a Plane?

Domestic turkeys can't fly — but that hasn't stopped people in a small town in Arkansas from dropping the birds from small planes at an annual festival event that has drawn opposition from animal-rights activists.

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Man allegedly kicked off Greyhound bus because of his name

A PhD candidate who was traveling on a Greyhound bus from Dallas to a conference in Kansas City this month says he was was kicked off at 3 a.m. during a stop in Witchita because his name is Mohammad. The driver lady came to me and woke me up and asked for my ticket....

- The Raw Story - US

Beloved Kansas City high school sophomore died in shooting death at laundromat

A local Kansas City community is mourning the shooting death of a high school sophomore inside a laundromat, while the authorities are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

- FOX News - US

Nebraska Public Service Commission Allows Keystone XL Pipeline Expansion, Exposes Whole US to Environmental, Public Health Risks

Environment AmericaBetraying bipartisan voices from across Nebraska and the rest of the United States, the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted today to allow the Keystone XL pipeline, which will connect a Canadian pipeline transporting the dirtiest fuel on the planet to an existing line at the Nebraska-Kansas border. ...

- Common Dreams - US

Jesse Watters: Hillary Clinton Reminds Me 'Of a Corrupt Dictator'

It's the start of a new week, and The Five got right to it today by tearing into Hillary Clinton for her recent remarks at a public forum in Arkansas.

- Mediaite - US

Heisman favorite Baker Mayfield will not start for the Sooners after making an obscene gesture towards Kansas players

ESPN Baker Mayfield will not start for the Sooners on Saturday after making obscene gestures at an opposing bench last week. Mayfield made the gesture after players from Kansas spurned his handshake before kickoff. Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley was emotional while announcing the punishment of the likely Heisman winner. ...

- Business Insider - US

Attorney: Video contradicts Kansas shooting police account

The widow of a Kansas man killed last month by an undersheriff has asked a court to release video and audio recordings that her attorney says show her husband was unarmed and trying to obey instructions when he was shot.

- FOX News - US

3 dead after medical helicopter crash in eastern Arkansas

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Tyson puts Kansas plant on hold, to build facility in Tennessee

The company will continue to consider potential sites in Kansas for additional expansion of its poultry business, spokesman Worth Sparkman told Reuters in an email on Monday. The proposed $320 million plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas was expected to create about 1,600 jobs. Tyson said the plant in Gibson County, Tennessee ...

- Yahoo! News - US

3 dead after medical helicopter crash in eastern Arkansas

DEWITT, Ark. — Officials say a medical helicopter has crashed in rural Arkansas, killing all three people on board.

- Billings Gazette - US

Three killed in Arkansas medical helicopter crash

Three people died in the crash of a medical helicopter in Arkansas County, Ark., the county sheriff confirmed.

- UPI - US

FBI: 3 suspects wounded after van rammed police vehicles

Court records show that officers shot and wounded three suspects earlier this month in Kansas City, Kansas, after the suspects desperately tried to escape. The Kansas City Star reports that … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

At least 3 dead after air ambulance crashes in Arkansas

The crash happened in the Lodge Corner, Arkansas.

- ABC News - US

3 dead after medical helicopter crash in eastern Arkansas

DEWITT, Ark. — Officials say a medical helicopter has crashed in eastern Arkansas, killing all three people on board.

- Billings Gazette - US

Sen. Tom Cotton: 'Every income group will receive a tax cut under Senate bill'

Senator Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, joins "Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson to discuss the Senate's tax reform bill and recent allegations of sexual harassment.


The FAA Can't Stop People From Throwing Live Turkeys Out Of Planes

The Federal Aviation Administration has found no violations with an infamous Arkansas event that involves dropping live turkeys from a plane ― but that may be because no one ever thought they'd need a rule about that.

- Yahoo! News - US

Kansas keeps police officer-involved shooting cases, body camera images cloaked in secrecy

Some Kansas police departments do not identify officers involved in fatal shootings, and body camera footage from the incidents may never become public. Records in ...

- The Japan Times - JP

WATCH: Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield Grabs Crotch, Shouts 'F**k You!' at Kansas Sideline

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was expected to go to Kansas and get a win on Saturday. It's what the Heisman favorite did on the sideline, that was unexpected.

- Breitbart - US

Shootings by officers, other Kansas cases cloaked in secrecy

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Clinton says Trump is Putin's 'puppet' and 'obsessed' with her

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leveled a fresh round of criticism at her erstwhile campaign rival, President Trump, in two sets of comments this weekend. In an interview published Friday, Clinton said she stands by her past comment that Trump is Russian President Vladimir Putin's "puppet," calling the president ...

- The Week - US

Clintons Return To Arkansas

Bill and Hillary Clinton are back in Arkansas this weekend reflecting on the 1992 presidential campaign, but their appearance comes at a time of controversy over inappropriate sexual conduct.

- NPR - US

'True Detective': Carmen Ejogo To Star In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series

Carmen Ejogo is set to star opposite Mahershala Ali in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto's HBO crime anthology series True Detective. The new installment of True Detective tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. ...

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Missouri limits use of weed killer linked to crop damage

- Missouri will limit the use of a weed killer made by BASF SE after farmers complained the chemical drifted and harmed their crops, following a move by Arkansas to prohibit sprayings next year of the herbicide and rival products.

- Reuters - US

Arkansas high schools to teach financial literacy

- Education Week - US

Arkansas enters education contract after state-paid trips

- Education Week - US

Kansas lawmakers to spend $400K for help on school funding

- Education Week - US

High School administrator unseats Kansas City, Kansas, mayor

- Education Week - US

An Arkansas Town Agrees to Criminal Justice Reform to Ensure That the Poor Are Not Jailed

The city of Sherwood agrees to stop jailing people for debts they are too poor to pay. For years, the city of Sherwood, Arkansas, home to about 30,000 people, had a practice of jailing people who could not afford to pay court costs incurred from bounced checks. Thousands of Arkansans were locked up—sometimes after ...


From Brussels to Arkansas, a Tough Week for Monsanto

French and Italian opposition torpedoed an E.U. vote to reauthorize the world’s most popular herbicide, while Little Rock moved to restrict an alternative.

- International NY Times - US