A Kansas woman was found guilty on Monday of killing a pregnant woman, cutting the baby from her womb and kidnapping the newborn in a gruesome ruse to pass the child off as her own. A jury convicted Lisa Montgomery (39) of Melvern, Kansas, on a charge of kidnapping resulting in death, finding she strangled Bobbie Jo Stinnett, the baby's mother.
Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, a former televangelist who helped lead a huge television ministry before its collapse in a sex and corruption scandal, has died, her website reported on Saturday. Messner died on Friday at age 65 after a long battle with cancer.
Dazed residents were returning to the ruins of Greensburg, Kansas, on Monday three days after a tornado with 320km/h winds tore through the area, killing nine and levelling the small town. Authorities said residents had until dusk to retrieve scattered mementos and assess what might remain of homes and businesses.
A tornado wiped out most of a small farming town in southwestern Kansas, killing nine people and injuring at least 63, emergency officials said on Saturday. The funnel cloud hit Greensburg on Friday evening, smashing buildings, overturning vehicles and knocking out communications towers.