KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An April rampage in which a man wounded two Kansas law enforcement officers, killed his father and then killed himself has drawn fresh attention to the 2015 disappearance of his girlfriend. David Madden had a history of run-ins with the law before he was found dead after a standoff with law enforcement in Rice County. Friends and relatives say the 37-year-old former Marine had abused, locked up and kidnapped Megan Renee Foglesong before the then 21-year-old went missing.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers are reluctant to move cross county to the Kansas City area when two research agencies move there. The USDA announced its plans earlier this month to move the Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture closer to farmers and agribusinesses they serve, and many employees have objected to the move from the Washington D.C. area.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is reporting that its unemployment rate remained at 3.5% in May and that the number of private sector jobs grew slightly over the previous year. The state Department of Labor says the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in May was higher than the 3.3% rate in May 2018. The department also says that the number of private-sector, nonfarm jobs was 10,300 higher than it was in May 2018.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court has refused to shorten the time a man will spend in prison over a November 2014 murder in McPherson County that authorities say he planned. The court ruled unanimously Friday against Samuel Darrah of McPherson. He pleaded no contest to charges including first-degree murder and attempted aggravated kidnapping in the stabbing of James Croft. He is set to spend more than 30 years in prison.
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