May 17, 2020 3:00 PM

Update: Man drowns attempting to save dog in Kan. creek

Posted May 17, 2020 3:00 PM
Search crews on Mission Creek Saturday-photo courtesy WIBW -TV
Search crews on Mission Creek Saturday-photo courtesy WIBW -TV

SHAWNEE COUNTY— Authorities have recovered the body and identified the man who drowned in Mission Creek on Friday 32-year-old Cody, L. Campbell, according to Sheriff Brian Hill.

Campbell's body was recovered with the assistance of the Topeka, Dover, Auburn, Mission and Shawnee Heights Fire Departments as well as Kansas Search and Rescue Dog Association.

Just after 9:30a.m., the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center received a call of a possible drowning in Mission Creek near the 1800 block of SW Glick Road, according to Deputy Shayna Anderson.

According to statements at the scene, two individuals were on land working near the creek when one of the men later identified as Campbell jumped in to try to save a dog that entered the water.

Campbell was swept under by the fast moving water. The other individual attempted a rescue but was unsuccessful.

---------

Emergency crews arriving at the scene Friday morning -photo courtesy WIBW TV

SHAWNEE COUNTY— Authorities are on the scene of a drowning in northeast Kansas.

Just after 9:30a.m., the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center received a call of a possible drowning in Mission Creek near the 1800 block of SW Glick Road, according to Deputy Shayna Anderson.

According to statements at the scene, two individuals were on land working near the creek when one of the men jumped in to try to save a dog that entered the water.

The man was swept under by the fast moving water. The other individual attempted a rescue but was unsuccessful.

A recovery operation is underway with the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, Dover Fire Department, Mission Fire Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, according to Anderson.

Check the Post for additional details as it becomes available.

Continue Reading North Platte Post
May 17, 2020 3:00 PM
Pandemic casualty: JC Penney to close 240 stores

NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney will close almost 30% of its 846 stores as part of a restructuring under bankruptcy protection. The ailing department store said Monday that it plans to close about 192 stores by February 2021, and then 50 additional stores in the year after that.

That would leave the company with just over 600 locations. J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy reorganization on Friday, making it the biggest retailer to do since the coronavirus pandemic forced them to shut down all stores.

The company has not released a list of stores that will close.

-------

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has pushed troubled department store chain J.C. Penney into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

It is the fourth major retailer to meet that fate. Texas-based Penney said late Friday it will be reducing its store count and will be disclosing details and timing in the next few weeks.

It currently operates 850 stores and employs nearly 90,000 workers. It said that it received $900 million in financing to help it operate during the restructuring. Penney joins luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus and J.Crew in filing for bankruptcy reorganization. Others are expected to follow. Still many experts are pessimistic about Penney’s long-term survival.

Check the Post for additional details, as they become available on how the bankruptcy impacts local stores.

--------

U.S. retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept shoppers away, threatened stores across the country and weighed down a sinking economy.

The Commerce Department’s report on retail purchases showed a sector that has collapsed so quickly that sales over the past 12 months are down a crippling 21.6%. The sharpest drops from March to April were at clothiers, electronics stores, furniture stores and restaurants.

A long-standing migration of consumers toward online purchases is accelerating, with that segment posting a 8.4% monthly gain. Measured year over year, online sales surged 21.6%.