Nov 07, 2019 11:51 PM

Kansas man arrested in death of his 4-year-old NE granddaughter

Posted Nov 07, 2019 11:51 PM

SILVER LAKE, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old granddaughter.


Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay announced Thursday that 56-year-old Timothy Wayne Funk Sr., of Silver Lake, was charged in the July death of Brandy Funk. He is also charged with two counts of aggravated endangering a child.


Brandy, of Beatrice, Nebraska, died July 23 at a Silver Lake home.


Authorities did not release any further information Thursday.


The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Funk remains jailed in Shawnee County Jail Thursday afternoon on $500,000 bond.


Funk was discharged from state prison in August 2012 after serving time for driving under the influence, fourth or subsequent offense in June 2008.

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2 students, 5 others hospitalized after Lincoln collision

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say two students on a Lincoln school bus and five people in a car were sent to a hospital after a collision.


The crash between the eastbound bus and northbound car occurred about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say the north-central Lincoln intersection had no stop signs or other control devices.


All 10 students on the bus and its driver were evaluated, and two students were taken to a hospital out of what school officials say was an abundance of caution. All the injuries were considered minor.


No names have been released.