Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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Protest shooter says he acted in self-defense

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/31/20, 05:20 pm

U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry, a rideshare driver, didn’t know about an in-progress Black Lives Matter protest when he turned onto Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, on July 25, his attorneys said on Friday. Looking to correct what they called inaccurate news reports, they released a statement with Perry’s explanation of the events leading up to him shooting and killing a protester.

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The COVID-19 chasm: The pandemic hits the heartland

Coronavirus | Middle America is seeing spikes in cases and the exhaustion of fending off the virus
by Lynde Langdon, Sarah Schweinsberg & Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/30/20, 12:08 pm

The COVID-19 tracking graph for Sedgwick County, Kan., looks like the steep incline at the beginning of a roller coaster. The city of Wichita and its surrounding county went from 143 active cases on June 1 to 2,442 on July 28, according to the Sedgwick County Health Department. By the third week of July, the percentage of people testing positive had soared to 12.8 percent from less than 2 percent on June 1, and the county’s top physician reinstated a ban on gatherings of 15 people or more.

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Hurricane Hanna downgraded to tropical depression

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/26/20, 10:44 pm

Over the weekend, Hanna brought winds of 50 mph and more than 12 inches of rain to parts of South Texas and northeastern Mexico, areas also dealing with a surge of coronavirus cases. The storm made landfall on Saturday on Padre Island, Texas, south of Corpus Christi but weakened to a tropical depression by Sunday night. Although Hanna destroyed boats, flooded streets, and knocked out power, no deaths have yet to be reported on either side of the border.

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