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Vehicle crashes into the Arkansas River


WICHITA, Kan. - A vehicle crashed into the Arkansas River on Sunday with a father and his three-year-old child. Officials say a 27-year-old man ran a stop sign and landed in the water near Taft and McLean. Police are testing the driver to determine what c

Kansas teens' mountain lion sighting among 3 in 15 days


WICHITA, Kan. - Two Kansas teens got a big surprise, and video, when the hound they were using to hunt raccoons treed a mountain lion last month in Wabaunsee County. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Thanksgiving night sighting was one of three documen

School officials have mixed feelings on rural Internet plan


SALINA, Kan. - Some rural public school administrators in north-central and northwest Kansas are expressing mixed feelings about a state plan to improve high-speed internet access in rural districts. State officials this week announced a plan to expand i

Kansas farmer sues to stop wind farm


PRATT, Kan. - A Kansas farmer has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to stop a new wind farm from operating out of concern for the endangered whooping crane. Edwin Petrowsky of Pratt County filed the lawsuit last month seeking injunctions against NextEra En

Public hearing for Westar-KCPL merger is Monday


TOPEKA, Kan. - The only planned public hearing on the biggest utility merger in Kansas history is scheduled for Monday in suburban Topeka. The Wichita Eagle reports the Kansas Corporation Commission has scheduled Monday evening at a Topeka-area high scho

Botched balloting keeps Kansas town from dissolving


TOPEKA, Kan. - The central Kansas town of Frederick has dwindled over the decades to just 10 people. Its only real expense is a $55-a-month electric bill for a half-dozen or so street lights that illuminate the unpaved streets. Some residents want to dis

Chiefs nip Atlanta 29-28


ATLANTA - Eric Berry returned an interception for a touchdown, and then brought back another pick for a 2-point conversion that gave the Kansas City Chiefs an improbable 29-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. The Falcons, rallying from a 27-16

Man in serious condition after being shot during an argument


WICHITA, Kan. - A man is in custody after an argument led to a shooting in Southeast Wichita.  Around 11:30 Saturday night, officers responded to a shots-fired call at an apartment complex in the 1-thousand block of South Bleckley, near Lincoln and

Fast food restaurant robbed in East Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. - Police are looking for a suspect wanted in a robbery of an East Wichita restaurant.  Officers were called to the Burger King in the 5-hundred block of North Oliver around 4:30 Sunday morning. When they arrived, they contacted two emp

Head-on crash on U.S. 81 kills four


WICHITA, Kan. - A two vehicle crash on Highway 81 Saturday night claims the lives of four people.  The accident occurred around 6:45 p.m. A Sumner County Sheriff’s Deputy says first responders rushed to the accident. A vehicle that was heading

Kansas man killed in crash


KEARNY COUNTY, Kan. – A Lakin man is dead following a crash in Kearny County Friday night.  According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 69-year-old Victor Jennings was heading southbound on Road X in his water truck when the passenger-side tire ca

Shooting in southeast Wichita leaves one hurt


WICHITA, Kan. – A man has been critically injured in a shooting in southeast Wichita late Saturday night.  Sedgwick County Dispatchers report the incident occurred shortly before 11:30 p.m. on S. Bleckley St. near the intersection of Lincoln a

About $5K in tools stolen from Kansas City volunteer shop


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities are investigating after tools and equipment were stolen from a Kansas City woodworking shop where retired phone company workers make special devices for children. The Kansas City Star reports (http://j.mp/2g5cE03) a thief o

Kansas hits more pessimistic tax projections in November


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas hit its new, more pessimistic revenue projections for November, with tax collections exceeding estimates by $1.4 million. But the report Thursday from the state Department of Revenue did not significantly alter the state's

Man pleads no contest to beating Kansas student


LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 31-year-old Lawrence man has been convicted of charges accusing him of beating a woman he met on a dating app. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Shane Steven Allen was arrested in April after he was accused of confining a 2

KCP&L leader says merged company to have Topeka presence


TOPEKA, Kan. — The CEO of the company planning to acquire Topeka-based Westar Energy says the merged entity will have an office in Topeka. Terry Bassham, CEO of Kansas City Power and Light, said "Never say never, but I don't have a reason

School officials have mixed feelings on rural Internet plan


SALINA, Kan. — Some rural public school administrators in north-central and northwest Kansas are expressing mixed feelings about a state plan to improve high-speed internet access in rural districts. State officials this week announced a plan to e

Shockers defeat Colorado State 82-67


FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Zach Brown scored 16 points and Shaquille Morris had 13 to lead Wichita State past Colorado 82-67 in a Mountain West-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge Series game on Saturday. Brown's 3 with 7:59 left started a 10-0 run that

Jayhawks get by Stanford 89-74


LAWRENCE, Kan. - Frank Mason III scored 20 points, Devonte Graham delivered an early 3-point barrage and finished with 15, and fourth-ranked Kansas pulled away late for an 89-74 victory over Stanford on Saturday. Josh Jackson and Svi Mykhailiuk added 15

One man dead after shooting in SW Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. - A man is dead following a shooting in a Southwest Wichita trailer park Friday night.  Officers responded to a shots fired call in the 38-hundred block of South Meridian around 11:30 PM. Wichita Police Sgt. Troy Nedbalek says officers

Wildcats run over TCU 30-6


FORT WORTH, Texas - Jesse Ertz ran for a career-high 170 yards with a touchdown and threw an 83-yard scoring pass as Kansas State ended its regular season with a 30-6 win at TCU on a drizzly Saturday. Coach Bill Snyder got his 201st victory in 25 seasons

East Kellogg freeway reopens ahead of schedule


WICHITA, Kan. - The East Kellogg Freeway between Rock Road and Webb Road is now reopen to traffic after contractors completed removal of the Kansas Turnpike Authority bridge earlier than expected.   Demolition of the bridge began just after 10 p.m. o

Two suspects arrested in West Wichita mail theft


WICHITA, Kan. - Two people are in custody after they were caught stealing mail out of boxes in a West Wichita neighborhood.  On Friday, police responded to a larceny call in the 11-thousand 7-hundred block of Lost Creek Court, near 119th St. West an

Kansas teens' mountain lion sighting among 3 in 15 days


WICHITA, Kan. — Two Kansas teens got a big surprise, and video, when the hound they were using to hunt raccoons treed a mountain lion last month in Wabaunsee County. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Thanksgiving night sighting was one of thr

Bills proposed to make attacks on police hate crimes


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are proposing bills that would make attacking a law enforcement officer a hate crime. The Springfield News-Leader (http://sgfnow.co/2gIiIK2 ) reports that Rep. Marsha Haefner's bill would consider certai

Kansas Turnpike Authority bridge demolition this weekend


WICHITA, Kan. – A small section of Kellogg is closed to all traffic this weekend. The mile long stretch will re-open Monday morning.  Kellogg will be closed from Rock to Webb road until 5 a.m. Monday. There are detours set up for drivers to av

Trump aide says Kobach a source for unsupported fraud claim


TOPEKA, Kan. — A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump says Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is among the sources behind Trump's unsubstantiated claim that "millions" of people voted illegally. Kellyanne Conway was Trump

Missing Kansas woman found in Minnesota


PEABODY, Kan.  -  A Peabody woman who was reported missing Friday afternoon has been locacated.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office said in a release that the woman, 67, has dementia, and family members were worried that she might be ex

Kansas agency to cut funding for child psychiatric care


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas officials plan to reduce funding to providers of residential psychiatric care for children in a move expected to save about $350,000 from the state general fund. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Kansas Department for Agi

Details of Kansas judge nominating process may become public


TOPEKA, Kan.  — The Kansas Supreme Court is considering a rule that would require records related to the selection of nominees for the high court and other judgeships to be made public. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the rule change would

1 dead, several injured in Topeka house fire


TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities say one person has been killed in an early morning house fire north of Topeka. Kansas State Fire Marshall's Office spokesman Kevin Doel says eight people were in the home when fire started around 6:20 a.m. Friday. Sev

Kansas couple sues dairy alleging water contamination


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Kansas couple alleges in a lawsuit that a neighboring dairy has contaminated their water supply. The Hutchinson News reports that Beryl and Becky Grow of rural Reno County are seeking more than $75,000 in damages from Perry and

Kansas teen admits to charges in sexual assault case


OLATHE, Kan. — A teenager accused of sexually assaulting two classmates at a suburban Kansas City high school has pleaded guilty to amended charges in a case that touched off a metro-wide protest. The Kansas City Star reports that the Leawood boy,

Child With Gun at Bus Stop


WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita Police and School District 259 security officials are investigating an incident in which a 12 year old and a 14 year old student were showing other students a handgun that discharged at their bus stop before school. On Wednesday,

Who Will Lead the KS Senate in 2017?


TOPEKA, Kan. - Senate President Susan Wagle will have a challenger next week for the presidency of the Kansas Senate. Sen. Ty Masterson, of Andover, told Republican colleagues in a letter that he plans to challenge Wagle, of Wichita. Masterson has been ...

Rural Kansas couple sues dairy alleging water contamination


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Kansas couple alleges in a lawsuit that a neighboring dairy has contaminated their water supply.

 

Pope OKs martyrdom decree for US priest killed in Guatemala


VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has put an American priest killed during Guatemala's civil war on the path to possible sainthood by declaring him a martyr. Francis signed a martyrdom decree Thursday for the Rev. Stanley Rother of Oklahoma. He was k

Man Who Shot Former KC Chiefs RB Released


NEW ORLEANS, La. - The latest on the fatal shooting of former Kansas City Chiefs running back Joe McKnight: authorities say the man who shot the former NFL player was released from custody overnight. Col. John Fortunato is a spokesman for the Jefferson P...

New Kansas State president to receive $500K annual salary


MANHATTAN, Kan. — The former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman hired as Kansas State University's president will receive a $500,000 annual salary. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2gUKBOh ) reports that the Kansas Board of Regents release

Winter weather more deadly in Kansas than tornadoes


TOPEKA, Kan. - According the the National Weather Service winter weather kills more Kansans than tornadoes.  WIBW News in Topeka spoke to Meteorologist Chad Omitt with the NWS winter travel is the most deadly weather hazard in the state. “Over

Suspect in Murder/Kidnapping had prior arrest in Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. - The illegal immigrant accused of murdering a Wichita mother and kidnapping her baby last month had been arrested in Wichita back in July and was not detained by U.S. Immigrations and Customs or deported.  Police records indicate that

Student takes gun to Wichita middle school


WICHITA, Kan. - USD 259 released a statement to parents of Truesdell Middle School on Thursday informing them that they had received reports that a student brought a gun to school. In part that statement read,"We received a report that a student

Mulvane schools confirm case of Pertussis


MULVANE, Kan. - On Thursday the Mulvane school district released a statement saying they have confirmed at least one case of pertussis, or whooping cough, at Mulvane High School. The statement says they have informed the Kansas Department of Health and

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