WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A man is recovering after receiving a fractured eye socket from being assaulted and robbed early Friday morning.
Police say it happened at 2:45 a.m. in the 4200 block of South Hydraulic.
The 30-year-old victim says he was sitting outside his apartment when two men wearing masks ran up and started beating him, demanding money.
The victim says he handed over an unknown amount of money. The suspect left in a small car of unknown make and model.
The man was taken to Via Christi St. Joseph’s hospital, where doctors discovered he suffered a fractured left eye socket.
Police are searching for the suspects.
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Police are investigating after a Circle K location was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning.
It happened in the 500 block of North Seneca, just after 5 a.m.
A 20-year-old clerk says a man armed with a handgun took an unknown amount of money and a carton of cigarettes from the business.
The suspect left on foot, running toward 3rd and Dodge.
Authorities say the suspect was wearing a dark bandanna, burnt orange coat over a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, tennis shoes with white stripes around the sole area, and was armed with a small chrome or stainless semi-automatic handgun.
Anyone who has information about the robbery is asked to call Crimestoppers or 911.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – Mason Rudolph threw for 220 yards and one touchdown, Jalen McCleskey caught six passes for 129 yards, Justice Hill ran for 162 yards and Oklahoma State extinguished Kansas’ homecoming excitement, winning 44-20 on Saturday.
With less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter, Kansas (1-6, 0-4 Big 12) quarterback Montell Cozart was pressed on third-and-7 deep in Jayhawk territory and threw an interception straight into the hands of Oklahoma State defensive tackle DeQuinton Osborne. Osborne, standing at 6-foot and weighing 310 pounds, ran down to Kansas sideline to the 1-yard line. On the following play, Oklahoma State running back Rennie Childs punched in the ball to put the Cowboys (5-2, 3-1) up 31-20.
Then things got weird.
Six plays later, Cozart threw another interception.
The deep pass was intended for wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez, but he batted the ball up and Oklahoma State free safety Jordan Sterns brought it down. Sterns scrambled up the field for 21 yards and then lateraled the ball to defensive tackle Vincent Taylor. Taylor then ran for 14 yards before lateraling to defensive end Jarrell Owens. Owens ran for another 29 yards before being brought down by Gonzalez at the Kansas 16. Oklahoma State chipped in a 25-yard field goal a few plays after the chaos.
Kansas started off hot, scoring first halfway through the first quarter by a Cozart-to-Gonzalez 68-yard bomb. The Jayhawks held a lead until three minutes before halftime when Hill inched in a 1-yard touchdown run to make the score 17-13.
Kansas came close to getting within one point, as the Jayhawks prepared to attempt a 59-yard field goal as time expired before halftime. With five seconds remaining in the half, Oklahoma State’s Motekiai Maile blocked the kick. Kansas couldn’t recover, scoring only one more time before the game ended.
Cozart threw for 250 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, Ke’aun Kinner rushed for 145 yards, and Gonzalez hauled in six passes for 106 yards in the Jayhawks’ 21st-straight loss to FBS opponents.
Kansas: The Kansas defense sacked Mason Rudolph five times, the most a Jayhawk squad has brought down a Cowboy quarterback in program history. Dorance Armstrong sacked Rudolph once, extending his sack streak to five-straight games.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys scored 17 points off Jayhawk turnovers.
Kansas travels to Oklahoma t0 play the Sooners on Oct. 29.
Oklahoma State hosts West Virginia on Oct. 29.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) – Jesse Ertz ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score, Kansas State held Texas running back D’Onta Foreman in check and the Wildcats held on for a 24-21 victory on Saturday.
Kansas State (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) beat the Longhorns (3-4, 1-3) for the fifth straight time at home, and almost certainly turned up the heat on Texas coach Charlie Strong – as if that was possible.
He dropped to 14-18 with the Longhorns, and has lost three of his last four games.
The way it happened was particularly damaging: Texas forced three turnovers without committing one, but was done in by nine penalties, two failed fourth-down conversions, and a badly missed 35-yard field-goal attempt with just over 4 minutes left that would have made it a 24-17 game.
The Longhorns eventually got the ball back, and Shane Buechele hit Dorian Leonard from 6 yards out with 46 seconds left. But the ensuing onside kick went out of bounds to seal the outcome.
Ertz threw for 171 yards while running for 78, one week after a shoulder injury prevented him from finishing a loss to Oklahoma. Ertz also teamed with running backs Charles Jones, Justin Silmon and Alex Barnes to pile up 240 yards on the ground.
Foreman, the nation’s second-leading rusher, carried 24 times for 124 yards. But he was repeatedly stopped in key situations, a big reason why the Longhorns were just 3 of 11 on third down.
Buechele finished with 222 yards and two scores passing, but a big chunk came on an 80-yard pass to Devin Duvernay in the second quarter. He was also sacked twice and fumbled a snap.
TEXAS: After eclipsing 500 yards total offense for the fourth time this season a week ago against Iowa State, the Longhorns struggled to move the ball. They had just 344 yards on Saturday.
KANSAS STATE: Not everything went smoothly for the Wildcats. Jones fumbled just as he was about to score in the third quarter, cornerback Duke Shelley was burned on the long TD pass and special teams were shaky much of the afternoon.
TEXAS: Ninth-ranked Baylor visits Austin on Saturday.
KANSAS STATE: A trip to Iowa State awaits Saturday.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Steering his campaign toward controversy yet again, Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior. He called them “liars” whose allegations he blamed Democrats for orchestrating.
Trump’s blunt threat of legal action eclipsed his planned focus on serious-minded policy during a speech in Gettysburg. Though his campaign had billed the speech as a chance for Trump to lay out a to-do list for his first 100 days as president, he seemed unable to restrain himself from re-litigating grievances with Hillary Clinton, the media and especially the women who have come forward in recent days.
“All of these liars will be sued once the election is over,” Trump said. He added later: “I look so forward to doing that.”
Ten women have publicly accused Trump of unwanted advances or sexual assault in the weeks since a 2005 recording emerged in which the former reality TV star boasted of kissing women and groping their genitals without their consent. Trump has denied all allegations while insisting some of the women weren’t attractive enough for him to want to pursue.
“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign,” he said. Without offering evidence, he surmised that Clinton or the Democratic National Committee had put the women up to it.
Clinton’s campaign said it was a troubling insight into a potential Trump presidency. Clinton spokeswoman Christina Reynolds called the speech “rambling” and “unfocused.”
Trump’s broadside against the women came at the start of an otherwise substantive speech that sought to weave the many policy ideas he has put forward into a single, cohesive agenda that he said he would pursue aggressively during his first three months in office.
The Republican nominee vowed to lift restrictions on domestic energy production, label China as a currency manipulator and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, familiar themes to supporters who have flocked to his rallies this year.
“This is my pledge to you, and if we follow these steps, we will once again have a government of, by and for the people,” Trump said, invoking a phrase from President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
Though mostly a rehash of policies he’s proposed before, Trump’s speech included a few new elements, such as a freeze on hiring new federal workers and a two-year mandatory minimum sentence for immigrants who re-enter the U.S. illegally after being deported a first time. In a pledge sure to raise eyebrows on Wall Street, he said he’d block a potential merger between AT&T and media conglomerate Time Warner.
Translating his proposals into digestible bullet points, he offered to-the-point titles for the legislative vehicles he’d need Congress to approve to accomplish his goals, such as the “End Illegal Immigration Act” and the “Repeal and Replace Obamacare Act.”
Throughout the GOP primary, Trump was criticized for shying away from detailed policy proposals. But his speech, which aides said would form the core of his closing argument to voters, underscored how the billionaire has gradually compiled a broad — if sometimes vague — policy portfolio that straddles conservative, isolationist and populist orthodoxies.
Yet any headway that Trump may have made was likely to be diluted by his legal threats against his accusers, just the latest example of Trump stepping on his intended message at inopportune moments. Days earlier, during the final debate, his otherwise well-received performance was marred by an alarming statement near the end that he might not accept the outcome of the election if he loses.
Trump didn’t say what kind of lawsuits he planned to file against the women, but any libel litigation could be complicated by the fact that Trump, in the 2005 recording, bragged about the same kind of conduct the women now accuse him of perpetrating. Trump recently vowed to sue The New York Times for libel but has not yet followed through on the threat.
With the debates now over, Trump and Clinton have few apparent opportunities to alter the course the race substantially — a reality that benefits Clinton more than Trump. The Republican is trailing his opponent in most of the battleground states while Clinton eyes potential victories in states such as Arizona, Georgia and Utah that are traditionally safe GOP territory.
During Trump’s struggles, Clinton has been displaying growing confidence, while making direct appeals to voters “who may be reconsidering their support” for Trump following the sexual assault allegations and other troubles.
“I know you may still have questions for me,” Clinton said Friday in Cleveland. “I respect that. I want to answer them. I want to earn your vote.”
Her campaign headquarters in New York was back up and running after a scare over an envelope that arrived containing a white powdery substance. Initial tests showed the substance wasn’t harmful.
Meanwhile, Clinton was getting a campaign boost Saturday from singer and pop icon Katy Perry, who was pushing early voting in Las Vegas.
More than 4.4 million votes have already been cast. Data compiled by The Associated Press found that Clinton appeared to be displaying strength in crucial North Carolina and Florida, while Trump appeared to be holding ground in Ohio, Iowa and Georgia.
TORONTO, Ontario (KSNW) – Wichita State alum Fred VanVleet has earned a spot on the Toronto Raptors’ final roster heading into the regular season, according to Bobby Marks of USA Today Sports.
The undrafted rookie was considered a long shot by many at making the final roster when training camp started, but a strong showing in the preseason earned him a place on the team. He recorded 31 points (12-19 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT), five assists, five rebounds and a steal across 38 minutes in his finest performance of the exhibition season against Argentinian club San Lorenzo de Almagro. VanVleet will presumably start the season as the third string point guard behind Kyle Lowry and Cory Joseph.
While at Wichita State, VanVleet contributed to a resurgence of Shockers basketball that included a Final Four run in the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament as a freshman and an undefeated regular season by the 2013–14 team as a sophomore.
As a junior for the 2014–15 Shockers, he was an All-Missouri Valley Conference first team selection and received All-American honorable mention recognition from the Associated Press. He is the Wichita State career assists leader and was named MVC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year as both a sophomore and a senior.
VanVleet’s former WSU teammate Ron Baker landed a regular season roster spot on the New York Knicks on October 21st, 2016.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) – Firefighters have rescued seven people, including four children, from a burning apartment building in suburban Kansas City.
The fire at an Overland Park apartment building started early Saturday. The fire department says that when the first crews arrived, residents told them there were residents trapped in the building
The fire department says three adults and four children were rescued from second-story balconies. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) – A former Emporia driving school instructor faces charges accusing him of sexually abusing a teenager.
The Emporia Gazette reports that Robert L. Jones of Emporia was charged this week in Lyon County court with aggravated sexual battery of a 16-year-old. The criminal complaint says the alleged crime occurred in August.
Jones has been fired from his position as director of an Emporia driving school, which was has also been shut down.
Jones’ next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 14.
A phone number for a lawyer listed for Jones rang unanswered Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump is laying out a 100-day plan he says will guide him if he makes it to the White House in 2017.
In the symbolic setting of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Republican nominee on Saturday summarized the policy proposals he’s introduced over the course of the campaign.
Trump says he’ll clean up corruption by pushing for new congressional term limits and by increasing restrictions on lobbying by former government officials.
He says that he’ll deport without delay immigrants who are imprisoned for violent crimes. And he says he will cancel visas for countries that refuse to take such people back.