WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita police captain who was recorded shoving a teenage referee during a youth basketball game earlier this year is no longer with the department. Officer Paul Cruz tells the Wichita Eagle that Kevin Mears' employment with the Wichita Police Department ended Monday. Cruz did not say whether Mears was fired or resigned.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Police in Wichita say two people have been killed in an overnight shooting. Police say officers were called to the scene in north Wichita around 2:30 a.m. Saturday and found two men with gunshot wounds. The men were taken to a hospital, where they both died from their injuries. Police had not identified the men killed by midday Saturday. No arrests have been reported.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A professor in Kansas says that poet Langston Hughes may have been born a year earlier that what's on record. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Hughes is commonly thought to have been born in 1902, spending his childhood in Topeka and Lawrence. But Washburn University professor Eric McHenry says he unearthed evidence that Hughes was actually born in 1901. Hughes began writing poetry as a child and became a distinguished figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A street market in Wichita has turned into a grassroots business incubator, reinvigorating the city's north end. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Nomar International Market, or Mercadito Hispano Nomar, is a grassroots business incubator launched and managed by local entrepreneurs. The goal is that the businesses will grow and eventually move into retail space available in nearby strip malls. Those involved hope the "mercadito" shows people what a Mexican street market is like.
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