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Women's march in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. – Thousands show up to march and rally on Saturday in Wichita to show support for the marches happening in Washington D.C. and across the nation. Marchers at the rally say they want to educate and empower women of every background.&nb

Major sinkhole following short police chase and motorcycle crash in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. – Following a short police chase, a motorcycle crash caused a sinkhole to open at Lincoln and South Laura Street. All four lanes could potentially be closed for a couple days.  According to police, the motorcycle collided with a

Adams-Birch let go as WSU women's basketball coach

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State University is replacing women's basketball coach Jody Adams-Birch in what it called an amicable parting. A news release issued Sunday did not say whether Adams-Birch was fired or resigned. Former Shockers women's co

One person injured during food truck robbery

WICHITA, Kan. - One person was injured after an attempted robbery of a food truck in North Wichita.  Around 11:45 Saturday night, officers responded to a robbery call in the 2400 block of North Broadway.  Wichita Police Sgt. Jim Pinegar says a

Suspect wanted in SE Wichita store robbery

WICHITA, Kan. - Police are searching for a suspect wanted for a store robbery in Southeast Wichita.  Around 6 PM Saturday, officers were called to the Dollar General in the 4500 block of East Pawnee.  Wichita Police Sgt. Jim Pinegar says the su

Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Dies at 25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, whose electric arm helped his team win the 2015 World Series title, was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early Sunday. Royals vice president Mike Swanson confirmed Ventura'

Fatal crash in Hutchinson leaves one woman in custody

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – A crash in Hutchinson leaves one man dead and one woman in custody.  The Reno County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that deputies were dispatched to the crash around 2 p.m. at 30th and Prairie Dunes Drive.&nb

Rollover accident in Harvey County Saturday

HARVEY COUNTY, Kan. – A crash in Harvey County leaves one man in critical condition.  According to Harvey County dispatchers, the crash occurred around 5 p.m. on I-135.  The driver was ejected after the vehicle flipped several times. 

Wichita store robbed by man with machete

WICHITA, Kan. – A Dollar General was robbed Saturday evening by a man armed with a machete.  The incident occurred in the 4500 block of East Pawnee shortly after 6 p.m.  According to police, there were no injuries.  This robbery is

Missouri, Kansas rallies against Trump draw thousands

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of protesters, mostly women, gathered in Missouri's two biggest cities and Kansas' capital city in disapproval of Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president. Packing a park across from Kansas City's l

Kansas State stuns No. 7 West Virginia

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kamau Stokes and Barry Brown each scored 13 points to help Kansas State rally to upset No. 7 West Virginia 79-75 on Saturday night. The Wildcats (15-4, 4-3 Big 12) trailed by 12 late in the first half before Stokes keyed a late bu

Wichita police support staffer charged with theft

WICHITA, Kan. —Wichita police report that one of its employees has been charged with one count of misdemeanor theft.   William Betkel has been employed with the city of Wichita in a police support staff role since February 2014, was charg

Voting rights advocates want to rein in Kansas election laws

WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers are expected to debate aspects of the state's election laws this year as Democrats push to reverse some of the stricter measures enacted at the urging of Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Democrats want to repeal

Prosecutor says death penalty possible for slayings' suspects

NEWTON, Kan. — A Kansas prosecutor says the death penalty "is on the table" in the case of two people who investigators say fled to Mexico as suspects in a triple homicide last October. Harvey County prosecutors have charged 35-year-old J

Senate hearings take a testy turn

WASHINGTON, DC. -The confirmation hearings for President Trumps pick for Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin became heated on Thursday as Oregon Sen Ron Wyden opened the hearing with an extremely tough statement about Mnuchin.  This then led Kansas Se

Shockers sweep Indiana State 84-58

WICHITA, Kan. - Shaquille Morris scored 24 points, Markis McDuffie scored 16, and Austin Reaves added 11 in Wichita State's 84-58 rout of Indiana State on Saturday. Conner Frankamp and McDuffie each had 3s, and Reaves had a pair of 3s as the Shockers

Man injured following police chase in SE Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - A man suffered serious injuries after crashing during a police pursuit in Southeast Wichita.  Just after 1 AM Saturday, officers attempted to stop a motorcyclist for a traffic violation near Lincoln and Hydraulic.  Wichita Polic

Jayhawks defeat Texas 79-67

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Devonte' Graham scored 18 points, Frank Mason III added 17 and No. 2 Kansas beat Texas 79-67 on Saturday. Freshman Josh Jackson chipped in 15 points for the Jayhawks while Svi Mykhailiuk added 12 points and Landen Lucas had 12 reboun

Shooting in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Prosecutors have charged a man in connection with a shooting death last summer in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City Star reports that 34-year-old Maurice Wayne Hall was charged Friday in Wyandotte County with one count of fir

Warren Theaters cancels showing of A Dogs Purpose

WICHITA, Kan. - One Wichita theater is joining the growing list of theaters refusing to show the book turned movie, “A Dog’s Purpose”.  Earlier this week, TMZ released a video showing one of the dogs on set being forced into rushin

Wichita Women March expects crowd of over 1,000

WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita will be one of many cities participating in the nationwide Women’s March on Washington Saturday, just one day after the inauguration of the 45th president, Donald Trump.  The march that has been in the planning st

Larned man killed in car crash

LARNED, Kan. – A man is dead after a one vehicle crash in Pawnee County Friday afternoon. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. ono 150th Avenue South, about five miles north of Larned.  The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

Federal officials fault Kansas privatized Medicaid program

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas risks losing federal money if it doesn't improve its privatized Medicaid program. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a letter dated last Friday that the program, known as KanCare, is "subst

Some Kansas lawmakers look to trim school funding

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Some top Republican legislators in Kansas are looking to cut aid to public schools significantly to close a shortfall in the state's current budget by June 30. Their goal is to avoid the accounting moves proposed by GOP Gov

Report: Little industrial space for Lawrence job growth

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — A recent report from a real estate agency says a lack of industrial inventory in Lawrence is hurting the city's prospective job growth. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Colliers International presented the market report

Report: Kansas financial aid in budget would trail inflation

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Under the recommended budget by Gov. Sam Brownback, per-pupil state financial aid to Kansas public schools would trail inflation in the current fiscal year and following two fiscal years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the

Federal officials fault Kansas privatized Medicaid program

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas risks losing federal money if it doesn't improve its privatized Medicaid program. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a letter dated last Friday that the program, known as KanCare, is "subst

Iowa cab driver charged in death of Kansas man

DES MOINES, Iowa  — A Des Moines cab driver has been charged with vehicular homicide for a crash that killed one Kansas man and injured another. Authorities say Mohamed Diriye,29, also is charged with second-offense operating while intoxicated

Kansas Supreme Court rejects challenge to law ending tenure

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge from the state's largest teachers union to a 2014 law ending guaranteed tenure in the state's public schools. The court ruled unanimously Friday that lawmakers didn'

President Trump sworn in

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald J. Trump takes the Oath of Office from Chief Justice John Roberts at his inauguration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump became the 45th President of the United States.   

Kansas unemployment rate up in December

TOPEKA, Kan. - The December seasonally adjusted Kansas unemployment rate was 4.2 percent ... down from 4.3 percent in November and up from an even 4 percent in December of 2015. The Kansas Department of Labor reports nonfarm jobs decreased by 500 from Nov

WSU replaces women's hoops coach for next 2 games

WICHITA, Kan. - Jody Adams-Birch has been replaced as Wichita State women's basketball coach for the next two games while athletic director Darron Boatright looks into "information recently received about the women's basketball program,"

Three men charged in Kansas with smuggling liquid meth

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Three men from Mexico appeared in federal court in Topeka Thursday on charges of smuggling liquid methamphetamine into Kansas City, Kan., in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck.   U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said the defendants are a

GOP lawmakers try to end Kansas tax cuts

TOPEKA, Kan. — A push in Kansas to end an income tax break championed by Gov. Sam Brownback is being led by fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature. A state House committee was having a hearing Thursday on a bill that would repeal a 20

Pretty Prairie misses chance for federal grant to fix water

PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan.  — The city of Pretty Prairie has lost out on a federal grant to help clean up a decade-old problem with high nitrates in its water. The Hutchinson News reports a technicality derailed the city's application for a $500

Kansas gin sees record cotton yields

CULLISON, Kan.  — At a time where crop prices are poor and the farm economy is bleak, the small town of Cullison is seeing an optimistic future for cotton. The Hutchinson News reports the southern Kansas cotton gin formerly known as High Plain

Pipeline ruptures lead to settlement with Oklahoma company

TULSA, Okla. — A subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners will complete $16 million in upgrades to pipelines and pay a $2 million fine as part of a federal settlement following pipeline ruptures in three states. Federal officials said in a stateme

Kansas changes rules for special congressional elections

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas has changed its rules for special congressional elections so that military personnel overseas have an additional month to cast their ballots. A new law that took effect Wednesday was prompted by President-elect Donald Trump

Kansas lawmakers consider bill to fix psychiatrist shortage

TOPEKA, Kan. — Lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at increasing access to mental health services in rural areas. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony on the bill Thursday. It would approve loans for medical students wh

Missouri Police,searching for missing student from Wichita

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City-area investigators are searching for a missing college student from Wichita who hasn't been seen since Sunday. Tonie Anderson, 22, was last seen early Sunday when she was pulled over by a North Kansas City police

Rolling artwork to be showcased at Starbird-Devlin show

WICHITA, Kan. – The 60th annual Cars for Charities Starbird-Devlin Rods and Customs Show is this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Century II. This three day long show is a family friendly event with all of the proceeds benefitting two Wichita chariti

E. Wichita: 2 Robberies, Same Intersection

WICHITA - Two eateries at the same intersection in the east part Wichita have been robbed this week, both at Central & Hillside. At 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, a man robbed the Subway sandwich shop. Two female employees report the male suspect demanded mon...

E. Wichita Arson: Woman's Car on Fire

WICHITA - Officers are investigating an arson in east Wichita. At about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a 40-year-old woman was jogging east of Douglas & Grove; she saw a silver 2001 Buick Sentry patrially on fire. The car belonged to a 30-year-old woman living ...

Trouble with KanCare

TOPEKA, Kan. — Federal officials have found that problems with Kansas' privatized Medicaid program are putting recipients at risk. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services c

GOP lawmakers try to end Kansas governor's business tax cut

TOPEKA, Kan. - A push in Kansas to end an income tax break championed by Gov. Sam Brownback is being led by fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature. A state House committee was having a hearing Thursday on a bill that would repeal a 2012 

Victim in Topeka shooting dies

TOPEKA, Kan. - One Topeka man is dead after a shooting Tuesday morning in Topeka.  It happened around 11:30 a.m. Topeka police responded to the report of a shooting at 7th and Brookside Drive.  WIBW News spoke with Lt. Chris Heaven who said 

Winfield man charged in the death of his wife

WINFIELD, Kan. -  A Winfield man has officially been charged in connection with the death of his wife.   Zachary Gardner, 32, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder.  Investigators believe he shot and killed Melissa Gardner, 33, a

Kansas Governor signs bill to rewrite special election rules

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback moved quickly Wednesday to sign a bill changing the rules for special elections in Kansas. The Governor signed HB 2017, extending the time between an election proclamation and the vote from a minimum 45 days t

Kansas Supreme Court to hear abortion case March 16

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments March 16 in a case challenging a law that bans a second-trimester abortion procedure. The Lawrence Journal-World reports two doctors have challenged a 2015 law that bans doctors from using

Kansas legislators leery of budget fix yet moving toward it

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Kansas legislators are gravitating toward an accounting move proposed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback to help paper over a shortfall in the current state budget. They're receptive to his complicated plan even though they d

Kansas student health insurance rates to increase

TOPEKA, Kan. — After two years without increases, student health insurance premiums will go up more than 5% at state universities next year. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a 5.2% premium increase for all plans for the 2017-18 aca

Wichita man pleads guilty in drug-deal shooting death

WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita man will be sentenced March 3 for killing another man in a drug deal gone wrong. Andrew Scott Bull, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Charles Hawkins III, 23, two days before C

Salina gives initial approval to tax funding for downtown

SALINA, Kan. — The Salina City Commission has given initial approval to authorizing special tax funding for a multimillion dollar redevelopment project in downtown Salina. The commission voted Tuesday night on first reading to authorize $154 millio

Attorney: Kansas state treasurer neutral on loan proposal

TOPEKA, Kan. — An attorney for Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes says Estes is remaining neutral on a key proposal from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback for balancing the state's current budget. Treasurer's office General Counsel Scott Gates sa

Kobach asks Kansas lawmakers for power to toss votes

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the Legislature to give him authority to bar potentially tens of thousands of people from casting votes in state or local races. The Lawrence Journal World reported that Kobach asked a

Police in KC looking for missing Wichita woman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – 20 year old Toni Anderson, a Wichita native, has been missing since early Sunday.  Kansas City, Missouri police are asking for the public’s help to find her. The University of Missouri – Kansas City student was

Burger King Robbed at Knifepoint

WICHITA, Kan. - A Burger King restraunt was robbed shortly before one-thirty Wednesday morning. According to police, a man entered the store in the 4200 block of East Harry, showed employees a knife, and told the 2 male and one female employees to give h

Fatal shooting in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities say a Topeka man has been arrested after his father was killed and another person was wounded in an exchange of gunfire. Police said in a news release that gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon after the 45-year-old father an

Kansas lawmakers OK bill to rewrite special election rules

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill rewriting rules for special congressional elections so military personnel overseas have more time to vote. The Senate approved the measure on a 40-0 vote Tuesday. The House passed the

KCPD searching for missing Wichita woman

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Police in Kansas City are searching for a Wichita woman after friends say she disappeared under unusual circumstances over the weekend. Twenty-year-old Toni Anderson attending UMKC in Kansas City for college has been missing since 

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