News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated - KCTV5

News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CST

Posted: Updated:

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - An internal review by the Topeka police department found two officers who fatally shot a man in September acted in compliance with the department's policy on use of force. Deputy city manager Doug Gerber said Friday the department would not release any information on whether officers Justin Mackey and Michael Cruse were disciplined because it is a personnel matter. The two officers have been on paid leave since they shot 30-year-old Dominque White Sept. 28 near a Topeka park.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri lawmaker is pushing for tougher penalties after a death that resulted from a prank call to police. KRCG-TV reports that Republican Rep. Bill Kidd has filed legislation to hold pranksters civilly and criminally liable if they make a call resulting in an emergency response. The push comes amid the rise of "swatting," a prank in which someone calls the police to report an emergency that requires officers to send a SWAT team. The prank turned deadly when police fatally shot a Kansas man.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - An attorney says a 15-year-old Texas boy was sexually assaulted this week by two other students at a Kansas military school. Salina police confirm that they arrested two St. John's Military School students on suspicion of aggravated criminal sodomy. Formal charges are pending. St. John's President William Clark did not respond to a request for comment.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas saw its unemployment rate drop slightly in December to 3.4 percent and reach its lowest point in nearly 18 years. The state Department of Labor reported Friday that last month's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower than both the 3.5 percent reported in November and the 4.3 percent rate in December 2016. According to department statistics, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last dropped to 3.4 percent in February 2000.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.