Teen who says
she was raped alleges school blamed her for it
KANSAS CITY, Mo. | A teenager who reported she was raped at a suburban Kansas City middle school is alleging in a lawsuit that the school district blamed her in the attack.
The Kansas City Star reported that the lawsuit filed this month says an assistant principal at Bernard Campbell Middle School told the girl’s mother that her daughter got “herself raped” and accused her of disobeying the school’s policy against public displays of affection.
The suit says the assault happened December 2017 in a boy’s bathroom, and that the attacker had been suspended after being accused of sexually assaulting another student at school weeks earlier.
Lee’s Summit police said officers investigated, but prosecutors declined to file charges.
An attorney for the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District said he can’t comment on pending litigation.
Guard still hauling water
near Perry Lake
LAWRENCE, Kan. | Two months after Perry Lake flooded, the Kansas National Guard continues to deliver water to residents in a nearby village — and the effort could continue until mid-September.
The Guard has delivered 1.3 million gallons of water to Lakeside Village because the community’s water well pumps are submerged after flooding in May at Perry Lake, about 1 mile from the village.
Jane Welch, spokeswoman for the Adjutant General, said six guardsmen, using three trucks, are hauling 40,000 gallons of water every day to about 150 homes.
The U.S. Geological Survey said on Wednesday, Perry Lake Heavy reached 921.14 feet, its highest level in 26 years.
The Lawrence Journal-World reported the Federal Emergency Management Agency is paying for the water hauling because Jefferson County is part of a federal disaster declaration.
Official: 3 people killed in Nebraska plane crash
CHADRON, Neb. | Authorities said three people aboard a small plane died when it crashed near the city of Chadron in northwest Nebraska.
The crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, about 3 miles northwest of the city and a half-mile north of Chadron Municipal Airport.
Chadron City Manager Greg Yanker said the plane didn’t catch fire after it plunged into a farm field. Yanker said the pilot and two passengers were pronounced dead at the scene and have yet to be identified.
The Federal Aviation Administration said its preliminary investigation showed the two-engine Beechcraft Baron 55 was registered out of Sebastopol, California, and crashed as it was approaching the airport. FAA spokesman Tony Molinaro said the plane’s flight originated in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Crash injures 2 bicyclists participating
in cross-state ride
INDIANOLA, Iowa | Authorities said at least two bicyclists participating in a cross-Iowa ride were injured in a crash.
Indianola police said a 22-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man crashed Tuesday afternoon as they rode down a hill. Indianola police Capt. Brian Sher said the riders apparently “got tangled up,” went off their bikes, hit the pavement and were seriously injured.
Their names haven’t been released. They were sent to Des Moines hospitals for treatment.
The two had reached Tuesday’s destination of Indianola as part of the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI. The ride began Sunday in Council Bluffs and is scheduled to end Saturday in Keokuk.
Wednesday’s route took riders from Indianola to Centerville.
crashes into field
DESHLER, Neb. | A pilot has survived the crash of his crop-dusting plane in southern Nebraska.
The plane went down around 1:50 p.m. Wednesday in a cornfield near Deshler. Thayer County Sheriff David Lee says pilot Nick Bagley, who is from Arkansas, was spraying a field when it clipped a power line.
The accident cut power to Deshler and a nearby manufacturing plant, but it was restored later Wednesday afternoon.
Federal investigators have been notified about the crash.
— From AP reports