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Kansas City, Kan., bar shooting leaves 4 dead, 5 wounded

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Four people were killed when a suspect entered a Kansas City, Kan., bar early Sunday morning and opened fire, police said.

A total of nine people were shot, but five survived, the city’s police department confirmed on Twitter.

The shooting happened around 1:30 a.m., according to FOX 4 of Kansas City, Mo.

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No immediate information was available regarding the suspect,  information, FOX 4 reported.

This is a developing story; please check back for updates.

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University of Kansas apologizes for controversial Snoop Dogg show

The University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long issued an apology on Friday night following a controversial performance by Snoop Dogg during the school’s “Late Night in the Phog” preseason celebration.

The performance, which kicked off the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team’s 2019-2020 season, featured pole dancers, a money gun and profanity in front of a raucous crowd of 16,300 people at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Snoop Dogg performs onstage at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The University of Kansas has apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which the rapper performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse floor and fake money was shot over the heads of prospective recruits. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP, File)

“We apologize for the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night,” Long said. “We made it clear to the entertainers’ managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show.”

He added: “I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening.”

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During the event, Snoop Dogg performed some of his famous hits like “Gun and Juice,” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” complete with a team of pole dancers. He wore a Kansas Jayhawks Jersey and even shot fake money into the crowd, which ESPN reported featured his own face on the currency.

While the performance isn’t new for the rapper, the school is currently facing five NCAA Level I violations, including a lack of institutional control and a violation of coaching responsibilities standard. Those violations could result in serious penalties for the basketball program.

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Kansas head coach, Bill Self also issued an apology for the event while exclaiming the performance went a bit further than he expected.

“That’s not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go, at all,” Self told USA Today. “Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many. It was still not the right way to provide the entertainment.”

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He added: “I’ve heard from some people that bad publicity is better than no publicity. I actually don’t believe that for a second, but it felt good to say.”

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Lightning strike kills runner in Kansas participating in event at park

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A runner was struck and killed by lightning during an event at a park in southeast Kansas on Saturday as storms were reported in the area.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place in Elk City State Park near the town of Independence, located about 116 miles southeast of Wichita.

Elk City State Park officials confirmed to FOX23 a runner was fatally struck at the park in Montgomery County, Kan.

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The Montgomery County Chronicle reported the runner was participating in an event at the park when they were struck by lightning and died as of result of their injuries. Officials told KAKE they will release additional information on Monday after they notify family members of the person who died.

The National Weather Service Wichita had warned that the region was under the threat for another round of showers and storms on Saturday morning, with some likely to be strong or severe.

The region where the deadly lightning strike took place was under the greatest threat for severe weather, according to forecasters.

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The incident was the first lightning fatality in Kansas since 2012, according to data from the National Weather Service. The death marked the 18th lighting fatality in the U.S. this year, according to the NWS.

Lightning typically strikes tall objects such as trees and skyscrapers because their tops are closer to the base of the storm cloud, according to The National Severe Storms Laboratory.

“However, this does not always mean tall objects will be struck. It all depends on where the charges accumulate,” according to the agency. “Lightning can strike the ground in an open field even if the tree line is close by.

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Lightning known as a “bolt from the blue” can also strike from as far away as 25 miles away from a thunderstorm cloud, even when there appear to be clear skies, according to the NSSL.

“They can be especially dangerous because they appear to come from clear blue sky,” the agency states.

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Kansas dog that lived at shelter for more than 400 days finally gets adopted after human moves in

A Kansas dog who has lived in an animal shelter for more than a year was finally adopted on Tuesday, a week after a man moved into the shelter to try and help find the dog a home.

Scott Poore, whose organization “Mission Driven” creates and promotes fundraisers to aid animal shelters, said he moved into the Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Merriam last week when he heard a 3-year-old terrier mix named Queen was having trouble getting adopted and seemed depressed.

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Poore described Queen as “the most affectionate lovable dog I probably have ever worked with.”

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Scott Poore and Queen. Poore decorated the dog’s room and moved in with her with the goal of attracting the attention of a potential adopter. (Mission Driven)

Mission Driven posted a video of Queen jumping into a black SUV with her new owners on Tuesday afternoon.

Poore told Fox News Wednesday that he spent seven days and seven nights living with Queen, saying he was determined to help her get adopted.

“I honestly did not know if I was going to be there 24 hours or a month but I was prepared to do either,” Poore told Fox News, adding that he was grateful he only had to stay for a week.

“Seven nights in an animal shelter is quite a long time I have to admit,” Poore said.

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Poore in Queen’s room at the SCPA shelter. (Scott Poore)

Poore said he did not get much sleep over the past week “between all the animals barking and Queen every hour on the hour waking me up with her rope toy wanting to play,” but added that it was well worth it now that she had been adopted.

“I was incredibly happy for her, I was happy for her adopter and I was happy that I was able to go home and sleep in my own bed,” he said.

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Queen leaves the shelter on adoption day. (Mission Driven)

Poore said Queen’s adopters are a father and son from the Kansas City area. He added the two lost their dog three weeks ago and when someone shared Queen’s story with them, they decided to adopt her.

“I just want to thank them for opening up their home and their hearts for such an incredible dog who deserves a long life in a loving home,” Poore said. “I had the pleasure of meeting the father and the son and it’s going to be a perfect home for them and for Queen. It’s a win-win for both sides.”

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Poore told Fox News that he could not adopt Queen himself, as much as he wanted to: “I can’t adopt every animal that I help because then I will have 1000 animals in my house.”

Poore said he is already thinking about the next long-term shelter dog he is hoping to help get adopted: “What helps me get through the emotional side of my work is I move very quickly to the next animal that needs my help.”

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US Army soldier allegedly discussed bombing major news network, fighting in Ukraine

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An American soldier at Fort Riley in Kansas has been arrested after allegedly discussing an attack on a major U.S. news network, sharing instructions on building a bomb and targeting Beto O’Rourke, authorities announced Monday.

Jarrett William Smith, 24, was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction, the Department of Justice said in a news release.

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Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, allegedly spoke to an undercover FBI agent last month and discussed plans to conduct an attack in the U.S. He said he was looking for more “radicals” like himself and mentioned killing members of the far-left group Antifa, according to an affidavit.

He allegedly suggested a major American news network, the name of which was redacted from the affidavit, could be the target of a vehicle bomb.

“A large vehicle bomb. Fill a vehicle full of [explosives] then fill a ping pong ball with [commonly available chemical] via drilling, then injection. Put the ball in the tank of the vehicle and leave. 30 minutes later, BOOM,” Smith allegedly said.

Smith again engaged in conversation with an undercover FBI agent on Friday, allegedly having an exchange over a person who would make a good target to kill. He appears to refer to 2020 Democratic presidential contender and former Texas congressman O’Rourke.

“FBI: You got anyone down in Texas that would be a good fit for fire, destruction and death?

SMITH: Outside of Beto? I don’t know enough people that would be relevant enough to cause a change if they died.”

In December of last year, he offered to teach others over Facebook chat how to make cellphone explosive devices “in the style of the Afghans,” according to the affidavit.

A year before joining the Army, Smith expressed a desire to join the violent, far-right Ukrainian paramilitary group called Azov Battalion, officials said.

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Smith joined the Army June 12, 2017, and was transferred to Fort Riley, Kan., on July 8.

He could face a maximum of 20 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000, if convicted.

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Kansas man moves into animal shelter to help get dog adopted

A Kansas man went above and beyond to help man’s best friend — even moving into an animal shelter to comfort a dog in need of adoption.

The dog, named Queen, is a 3-year-old terrier mix available for adoption at Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Merriam, Kan., Fox 4 reported.

Scott Poore, who has dedicated his life to animals through his organization “Mission Driven,” said he moved into the shelter earlier this week to stay with Queen when he heard the dog was having trouble getting adopted and seemed depressed. The animal has been living in the shelter for over 400 days.

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Queen is a 3-year-old terrier mix available for adoption at Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Merriam, Kansas. (WDAF-TV)

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Poore has created and promoted fundraisers to help animal shelters meet their needs and to help dogs find forever homes.

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Scott Poore said he decided to do move into the shelter and stay with Queen when he heard the dog was having trouble getting adopted. (Scott Poore)

“She is the most affectionate lovable dog I probably have ever worked with. She has tons of energy,” Poore said.

He added, “She’s just gentle. She’s loving and the last couple of months she started kind of losing hope, and that’s what motivated me to do this. I’m not going to let her lose hope.”

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“She is the most affectionate lovable dog I probably have ever worked with. She has tons of energy,” Poore said. (WDAF-TV)

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After seeing a change in the dog’s behavior, he decided to decorate the kennel with pictures and stuffed animals with the goal of attracting the attention of a potential adopter.

On Thursday, Poore posted an update on Mission Driven’s Facebook page, saying Queen didn’t have a single visitor, even with all the media exposure.

“Not one potential adopter has come today,” Poore said in the video update.

He reiterated that Queen is extremely affectionate and said children under eight years old would make her a little nervous.

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He said, “I’m having a blast here at the shelter, but I don’t want to live here for a long time. I want to find her a forever home.”

Anyone interested in learning how to adopt Queen can contact the Great Plains SPCA.

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Pearl Harbor sailors laid to rest on same day in NJ, Kansas 78 years after 1941 attack

The remains of two U.S. military veterans, who were killed in Pearl Harbor on the same day in 1941, have finally been laid to rest —  on the same day, nearly 78 years later.

Harold Kendall “Bud” Costill, an 18-year-old Navy fireman 3rd class sailor on the battleship USS West Virginia, and Wilbur Clayton Barrett, a 26-year-old Navy seaman 2nd class who was aboard the USS Oklahoma, both died on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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On Saturday, they were both buried, in Clayton, N.J., and El Dorado, Kan., respectively, after both of their remains were identified through DNA testing.

Costill’s remains were interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in a “unknowns” casket among the 106 killed aboard the West Virginia, and in June his brother was informed Costill’s remains were located and positively identified through a DNA exam, according to the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.

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The remains of Harold Kendall “Bud” Costill, 18, were buried in Clayton, N.J., on Saturday, nearly 78 years after he was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Scientists from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) used dental and anthropological analysis to identify Costill’s remains — and a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis was performed by scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System.

Costill’s name, along with others who are still missing from World War II, is recorded on the Walls of the Missing in Honolulu. The DPAA said a rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for — which they were, in April 2019.

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Barrett’s remains were positively identified last year, also through a DNA test. They were previously commingled in mass graves in Hawaii with hundreds of others killed on the USS Oklahoma, The Wichita Eagle reported.

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Wilbur Clayton Barrett was 26 years old when he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His remains were buried in El Dorado, Kan. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Barrett’s great nephew said the Navy used DNA from one of his aunts to identify the sailor. The DPAA said his remains were accounted for in June 2018.

The USS Oklahoma seaman’s great niece, Nancy Binter, told KSNW the fact her great uncle will be buried in Kansas, where he was from, “just makes me feel happy.”

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Of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII, more than 400,000 died during the conflict, according to the DPAA. Currently, there are 72,704 service members still unaccounted for.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Pearl Harbor sailors laid to rest on same day in NJ, Kansas 78 years after 1941 attack

The remains of two U.S. military veterans, who were killed in Pearl Harbor on the same day in 1941, have finally been laid to rest —  on the same day, nearly 78 years later.

Harold Kendall “Bud” Costill, an 18-year-old Navy fireman 3rd class sailor on the battleship USS West Virginia, and Wilbur Clayton Barrett, a 26-year-old Navy seaman 2nd class who was aboard the USS Oklahoma, both died on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

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On Saturday, they were both buried, in Clayton, N.J., and El Dorado, Kan., respectively, after both of their remains were identified through DNA testing.

Costill’s remains were interred in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in a “unknowns” casket among the 106 killed aboard the West Virginia, and in June his brother was informed Costill’s remains were located and positively identified through a DNA exam, according to the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.

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The remains of Harold Kendall “Bud” Costill, 18, were buried in Clayton, N.J., on Saturday, nearly 78 years after he was killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Scientists from the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) used dental and anthropological analysis to identify Costill’s remains — and a mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis was performed by scientists from the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System.

Costill’s name, along with others who are still missing from World War II, is recorded on the Walls of the Missing in Honolulu. The DPAA said a rosette will be placed next to his name to indicate he has been accounted for — which they were, in April 2019.

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Barrett’s remains were positively identified last year, also through a DNA test. They were previously commingled in mass graves in Hawaii with hundreds of others killed on the USS Oklahoma, The Wichita Eagle reported.

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Wilbur Clayton Barrett was 26 years old when he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. His remains were buried in El Dorado, Kan. (Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)

Barrett’s great nephew said the Navy used DNA from one of his aunts to identify the sailor. The DPAA said his remains were accounted for in June 2018.

The USS Oklahoma seaman’s great niece, Nancy Binter, told KSNW the fact her great uncle will be buried in Kansas, where he was from, “just makes me feel happy.”

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Of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII, more than 400,000 died during the conflict, according to the DPAA. Currently, there are 72,704 service members still unaccounted for.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Gamer sentenced to 15 months in federal prison in deadly ‘swatting’ case

An Ohio gamer who recruited a prankster to make a fake emergency call, known as “swatting,” that led to the fatal shooting of a Kansas man by police was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Friday, prosecutors announced.

Casey Viner, 19, was also ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution. He will have two years of supervised release after he leaves prison.

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Casey Viner leaves federal court in Wichita, Kan. last year.

Viner pleaded guilty in April to one count of conspiracy and one count of obstructing justice. He had originally pleaded not guilty but changed his plea in exchange for a lighter sentence. As part of his plea, Viner admitted trying to hide his involvement in the December 2017 episode when he realized the antic had gotten someone killed.

Prosecutors and defense lawyers in their plea agreement had recommended a sentence of two years of probation, with the added condition that Viner be confined for six months to his home unless attending school, work or church. They also jointly recommended the gaming restriction.

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But U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren said a prison sentence was required to reflect the seriousness of the offense. It was foreseeable that something bad could happen by calling an armed police force to respond to what officers thought was an escalating situation of violence, he said.

“We impose sentences not only for what people intend, but what happened,” Melgren said.

“Swatting, and soliciting others to swat someone, are more than foolish,” U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said in a statement. “Such actions are reckless, dangerous and, as this case proves, potentially tragic. Swatting is not a prank, and it is no way to resolve disputes among gamers. Once again, I call upon gamers to self-police their community to ensure that the practice of swatting is ended once and for all.”

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The case originated with a $1.50 bet between Viner and “Call of Duty: WWII” opponent Shane Gaskill of Wichita, Kan. Gaskill refused to pay up, and police said Viner asked Tyler Barriss, 26, to “swat” Gaskill. Barriss called the police in Kansas from his home in Los Angeles to give a false report of a fake shooting and kidnapping at a Wichita address assumed to be Gaskill’s.

Gaskill and his family previously lived at that address but were evicted in 2016. A SWAT team showed up at the house, which at this point belonged to 28-year-old Andrew Finch. The officers believed they were dealing with a man who had shot his own father and was holding family members hostage. An officer shot and killed Finch, and his family members have sued the Wichita police. Police said they believed Finch had been reaching for a gun as he lowered his hand near his waistband. The local district attorney declined to charge the officer.

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Gaskill has struck a deal for deferred prosecution that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. He was charged as a co-conspirator after knowingly giving Barriss the same former address and taunting him to “try something.”

Barriss in April was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to 51 felonies nationwide, one of the highest prison sentences ever imposed for “swatting.”

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Boy, 11, survives near-fatal fall off bike, being run over by semi-truck: ‘I’m thankful to God’

A week after being run over by a semi, an 11-year-old boy is thanking God he can go home.

Emilio Corrales, who also goes by “Mio,” is recovering at the Wesley Medical Center after being hit by a semi after falling off his bike, Aug. 23 northbound on U.S. 83 Business, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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“I’m thankful to God because I didn’t die,” Emilio told KWCH. “I thought I was gonna die, when I got hit by a semi-truck.”

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Emilio Corrales, 11, was run over by a semi last Saturday but a week later released from the hospital and expected to make a full recovery. (GoFundMe/Little Man Emilio aka Mio)

Emilio, an avid wrestler in Colorado, got a visit from the Carroll Wrestling Club that brought him gifts and words of encouragement Sunday.

The 11-year-old’s father, Oscar Corrales, started a GoFundMe to help cover the medical expenses called “Little Man Emilio aka Mio” with the goal of raising $20,000.

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“I’m a single father trying to raise a little money for helping some of this medical stuff and bills and for Emilio transportation,” Corrales, whose heart was shattered week earlier after his son’s incident, wrote on the page.

He thanked God multiple times in a lengthy Facebook post, also thanking as many people as he could from EMTs to hospital staff to prayer warriors, noting the miracle that his son went from being hit by a semi with a fractured skull, fractured scapula, torn ACL and shoulder muscles, yet sent home a week later and expected to make a full recovery.

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“They prayed and believed in me and I’m just thankful for that,” Emilio told the local media. “I’m ready to go home, I’m happy I get to go home.”

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