Rain heavy at times will move across northeast Kansas this afternoon and tonight that could lead to flooding. Severe storms are also possible through this evening with 60 mph wind gusts and hail up to the size of quarters.
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Shawnee County Sheriff's Office are investigating the death of an inmate at the Shawnee County Jail.
Officials found John Rippee, 34, unresponsive during a medication pass around 4:40 a.m. Thursday. They say he wasn't breathing. Emergency personnel were summoned, but Rippee was pronounced dead about fifteen minutes later.
Captain Tim Phelps said Rippee died of natural causes.
Rippee was in jail on charges of stalking and violation of a protective order.
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