7:45AM A few stray storms are possible early this morning, otherwise we are off to a mild and slightly humid morning. Seasonal temps will continue today. We will have a chance of a few showers and storms today mainly in NC and NW Kansas.
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Roger Moore has announced the death of his stepdaughter, Christina Knudsen.
The 88-year-old former James Bond actor says on social media and his official website that Knudsen died at age 47 Monday following a battle with cancer. The announcements don’t say where Knudsen died.
Moore says on Twitter that “we were all with her, surrounding her with love, at the end.” He adds “we are heartbroken.”
The half-Danish, half-Swedish Knudsen was the daughter of Moore’s wife, Kristina Tholstrup.
The longtime London resident worked in interior design and property development and opened a private social club for singles in 2014.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The estimated Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize.
If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball in Wednesday night’s drawing, it will be the game’s first jackpot winner since May 7.
A jackpot winner could opt for a $422 million annuity paid out over 29 years or a $291 million lump sum. The prize would rank as the nation’s 11th largest.
The chance of winning Powerball is incredibly small, at 292.2 million-to-1. But players have much better odds, of about 1 in 25, of winning smaller prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million.
The big Powerball prize comes less than three weeks after a player in Indiana won a $536 million Mega Millions jackpot.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman and his underage driver tried to rob a group of people playing the popular Pokemon Go game, triggering a shootout after one of the players pulled out his own weapon at a Las Vegas park that has become a hot spot for virtual creature hunting.
The incident early Monday marked the latest illustration of unintended consequences in everyday life due to the booming popularity of the GPS-powered “augmented reality” game.
Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said the shooting left a Pokemon player and the would-be armed robber hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Charges are expected against both that suspect and the juvenile who was driving the SUV.
Shortly after 4 a.m., a group of six people were at a public park east of downtown playing the popular smartphone game, which sends players to physical locations to “catch” virtual Pokemon characters.
Police said an armed man and the young driver drove up to the group in an SUV and demanded their possessions at gunpoint. One of the Pokemon players who has a concealed weapons permit drew his own gun and the two sides exchanged fire.
One person in the Pokemon group was shot once in the stomach and taken to the hospital. Meltzer said it’s unclear if that person shot is also the player who had his own gun but that the group of local players knew each other.
The man believed to be the suspect also was treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound. How he got to the hospital is not clear, but a matching SUV was found there.
Facebook users in a few Pokemon Go groups have suggested the location of the shooting, Gary Reese Freedom Park, as a hotspot for a particular kind of pocket monster known as Magikarp. In postings about nearby parks that are good places to catch specific kinds of Pokemon, the park is noted as a good place to collect the fish-like creature.
Police haven’t cited a motive or said if the Pokemon players were targeted.
But this isn’t the first report of suspects trying to rob people engrossed in the hugely-popular Pokemon Go game. Four teens in St. Louis robbed victims earlier this month after luring them to a specific location using Pokemon Go.
Associated Press writer Samantha Shotzbarger contributed from Phoenix.
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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – One person has died after an apartment fire in southeast Wichita.
Fire crews were initially called out to an apartment fire in the 9200 block of East Harry, near Harry and Webb, after a maintenance person first smelled smoke.
When fire crews arrived, they did not find an obvious fire, so they had to go searching through the Buttonwood Tree Apartment complex.
“They exited their rigs and started walking through the courtyards located the apartment from the ground, redirected and was able to initiate the fire attack,” said Battalion Chief Matt Bowen, Wichita Fire Department.
Investigators are still determining what caused the fire and have not yet identified the victim. The coroner is also on scene to begin the investigation into the cause of death.
Several neighbors in the area said they smelled smoke and came out to see what was going on.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A push for unity behind Hillary Clinton from Bernie Sanders is pulling his Kansas delegates at the Democratic National Convention into her camp, though not all of them.
The state’s delegation on Tuesday cast only 14 of its 37 votes for Clinton. It cast 23 votes for Sanders, in line with the results of state’s presidential caucuses in March.
Sanders delegate Sage TeBeest of Wamego said she is now “reinvigorated to continue the revolution.” She texted from the convention in Philadelphia that she is supporting Clinton as the Democratic nominee.
But Julie Perry, a Sanders delegate from Mission, said she’s not going to lower her expectations for real change and Clinton still must earn her vote. The registered nurse said she’ll continue fighting for universal health care coverage.