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66-Year-Old Kansas Man Dies After Report of Smoke at Home

EMPORIA, Kan. - A 66-year-old Emporia man is dead after firefighters found his body inside his smoke-filled home. The Emporia Gazette reports firefighters were called to the Emporia home just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday

Kansas House Preparing to Debate Proposals to Raise Taxes

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas House members are preparing to debate proposals for raising sales, tobacco and business taxes to close a projected budget shortfall. Republican leaders in the GOP-dominated chamber put three tax bills on Friday's agenda. Top

Demolition of Towers to Begin at Great Bend Hospital

GREAT BEND, Kan. - The towers of the former Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend are set to be demolished. The Hutchinson News ( ) reports the towers of the hospital, which became St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center in 2011

Inmate Files $2 Million Lawsuit Against Jail Over Injuries

TOPEKA, Kan. - A Kansas man has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Shawnee County Jail claiming it failed to provide proper medical attention for a broken bone in his foot and subsequent head injury.

Kansas Governor to Sign Bill on Work After Retirement

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign a bill that rewrites the rules for teachers, school administrators and other public employees who return to work after retiring. Public employees currently are allowed to retire but return to work and

Kansas Manhunt for Man Accused of Shooting Oklahoma Officer

NOWATA. Okla.  -  Authorities in southeast Kansas are searching for a suspect after an Oklahoma police officer was shot in the head during a pursuit. The pursuit began Thursday evening north of the town of Nowata.  

Kansas Senate Approves Tweaks to State Liquor Laws

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Senate has approved a measure that would allow alcohol at state events at the Capitol and adjusts a number of liquor permit processes. 

Brownback Signs Bill on Kansas Emission Reduction

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that would require legislators to sign off on any plan for reducing the state's greenhouse gas emissions. Brownback signed the bill Thursday flanked by administration and legislation off

Brownback Open to Kansas Budget Cuts; Lawmaker Skeptical

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Gov. Sam Brownback says he's willing to consider new proposals to trim state spending to help balance the budget, but a GOP legislative leader is skeptical that such efforts would bear fruit. 

Shooting of Clearwater Teen Ruled Accidental

CLEARWATER, Kan.  -  The shooting of a Clearwater teen last week has been ruled accidental, and the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is no longer looking for suspects.

Salina Bombers Football Team Dissolving

SALINA, Kan  -  The Salina Bombers indoor football team is dissolving. A post on the team's facebook page says the change is effective immediately, calling it a "business decision". 

Kansas Mother Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Son

WELLINGTON, Kan.  -  A Kansas woman has pleaded not guilty to killing her 10-year-old son. Lindsey Nicole Blansett, 33, of Wellington, appeared in Sumner County Court on Thursday. She's charged with murdering her son, Caleb, late last year.

Search Crews Find Missing Haysville Girl Safe

HAYSVILLE, Kan.  -  UPDATE:  The search for a girl who had been missing since Wednesday night has a happy ending.

Kansas Legislature's Annual Session Likely to Hit 100th Day

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators are likely to have one of their longest annual sessions ever this year because they're still struggling to resolve budget and tax issues. Lawmakers were convening early Thursday for the 98th day of their session,

Man Indicted in Connection With 2013 Kansas Bank Holdup

WICHITA - A federal grand jury has indicted a 45-year-old Wichita, Kansas, man in connection with a 2013 bank holdup in his hometown. Frederick Aaron Cunningham is charged with one felony count of bank robbery. Authorities allege Cunningham robbed the

Lawrence School District Proposes $1.2M in Budget Cuts

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Lawrence school board has approved a proposal to cut and reallocate more than $1.2 million in the district's budget. The Lawrence Journal World reports the proposal is for the upcoming fiscal year

Texas Woman Sentenced for Adoption Fraud of Kansas Couple

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A Texas woman was sentenced to five years in federal prison for defrauding a Kansas couple in an adoption scheme.

Kansas Senate Approves Proposal to Lower Sales Tax on Food

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Senate has approved a proposal from its top Democrat to decrease the state's sales tax on food to 5.7% from 6.15%.

Brownback Looks at Possible Kansas Budget Furloughs

TOPEKA, Kan. -  Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's office is looking at perhaps furloughing state workers if the Legislature does not pass a balanced budget in the coming weeks.

Tornadoes Touch Down in Western Kansas

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Several tornadoes touched down in Western Kansas as the state deals with another round of severe weather.

Man Arrested in Haysville Hit-and-Run Case

HAYSVILLE, Kan.  -  Deputies have arrested a man in connection to a hit-and-run over the weekend that left two Haysville teenagers injured.

Sedgwick County Sees Increase in Mosquito Population

WICHITA, Kan. -  The increase in mosquitoes raises the potential for mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus, but health officials offer ways to prevent bites.

Man Stunned by KC Police Officer, Dies

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A man who was stunned by a police officer, was rushed to the hospital Wednesday afternoon where he later died.

Drive-by: Man Shot in Head in SE Wichita

WICHITA - A man was shot late Tuesday night during a drive-by shooting in southeast Wichita, near Pawnee & Rock. Police say the trouble began earlier in the day, when several males in their 20s and late teens were at Towne East Square shopping center ...

13-year-old Arrested in NW Wichita: Sex Abuse

WICHITA - On Tuesday evening, Wichita police officers were dispatched to a hospital, where they contacted a woman in her mid-30s; she says her nine-year-old daughter had been sexually assaulted by a 13-year-old boy. Police learned there were at least sev...

Wichita Man Flees Police: Newborn Niece in Car

WICHITA - Late Monday night, on Memorial Day, a man's Hyundai Sonata with a veteran's tag was stolen by three male suspects in Wichita, in the 700 block of N. Broadway. On Tuesday afternoon, police spotted that stolen car in the 1300 block of N. V...

Kansas City Zoo Has 1st Gorilla Birth in 40 Years

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Zoo is celebrating the birth of a baby gorilla for the first time in 40 years. Kansas City media outlets report a baby was born to a 27-year-old Western lowland gorilla named Makari on Memorial Day. Zoo officials say

Kansas House Approves Bill Revising Land Annexation Process

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill that would require cities and towns to get approval from counties before annexing land in some cases. The House approved the measure on a 106-7 vote Tuesday. The Senate approved the me

County Commissioners Disagree on Whether to Open Boy's Ranch

WICHITA, Kan.   -  Sedgwick County Commissioners are looking at the possibility of reopening the Judge Riddel boys ranch.

Kansas House Panel Advances Plan to Fix Budget

TOPEKA, Kan. -  A Kansas House committee has advanced a plan for balancing the state budget that increases the sales tax and reverses one of Gov. Sam Brownback's key economic policies.

Kansas Marijuana Bill Hits Senate Roadblock

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A bill that would ease many of Kansas' marijuana laws has stalled in the Senate and likely won't be considered again this year.

Fourth Honor Flight Departs Wichita Wednesday

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The fourth Kansas Honor Flight of the year will depart from Wichita Eisenhower National Airport at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, carrying one World War II veteran and 21 Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C.

City of Wichita: No Boating on Arkansas River

WICHITA,Kan.  -  Recent rains have pushed parts of the Arkansas River out of its banks and onto bike trails.

Wichita Police Recover Stolen Car, Find Baby Inside

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Police in northeast Wichita have recovered a car believed to have been stolen. Inside the car, officers found a baby.

Deputy Escapes Injury in Crash Near Wichita School

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy escaped injury Tuesday afternoon when his patrol car was involved in an accident.

Kansas Man Dies In Car Crash On Oklahoma Highway

PAWNEE, Ok, - A Kansas man has died after a car crash on the Cimarron Turnpike east of Pawnee, Oklahoma. The Oklahoman ( ) reports 19-year-old Levi Charles Hampton of Goddard, Kansas, was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 412 Monday

Fatal Small Plane Crash in SW Kansas

SYRACUSE, Kan - The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a small plane in southwest Kansas. The plane went down in Syracuse, in Hamilton County. The NTSB said the plane that crashed is a Yak-52, a Soviet trainer plane.

One Person Killed in Accident in Sumner County

WELLINGTON, Kan - One person has been killed in an accident in Sumner County. The accident scene is on U.S. Highway 160 near the Kansas Turnpike exit. A Kansas Highway Patrol dispatcher said the accident involved two vehicles and several people were inju

Four Killed in Two Separate Kansas Accidents

TOPEKA, Kan. - Four people have died in traffic accidents in Kansas during the holiday weekend. A Haysville couple was killed and two other people injured Saturday when three vehicles collided on U.S. 54 near Pratt, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.

Presto Robbed, Suspects Caught.

WICHITA, Kan. - Two people are in custody for robbing a Presto with a knife after being short on funds for their purchase.   Police responded to a robbery at 2356 S. Seneca around 11:35 pm Saturday night.. A 29 year old female was with a 34 year ol

Security Guard Attacked by Nude Man

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police responded to an apartment complex in south Wichita around 6 a.m. Sunday to reports that a nude man attacked a security guard.   It started when residents reported loud noises to a 61 year old  female securit

Teens riding bicycles hurt in hit-and-run in Haysville

HAYSVILLE - Police are seeking driver that fled the scene of a hit-and-run accident involving 2 teens riding bicycles in Haysville. Around 11:40 p.m. Saturday 2 teens riding bicycles south on Meridian street were struck by a pickup that continued south o

Earthquakes rattle south-central Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. — Two earthquakes have hit south-central Kansas, and one could be felt almost 100 miles away. The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter Scale hit southwest of Pratt near Sun City in Barber County on Sa

Teen shot near Clearwater

WICHITA - Sedgwick County investigators are searching for two suspects after a Clearwater area teen said he was shot during a burglary. A 17-year old male is reported in critical condition after a shooting on 95th Street South, near Clearwater in southwes

Westar to increase its rates

TOPEKA, Kan. - Westar Energy plans to increase its rates starting in June to cover the costs of its environmental projects.   The Kansas Corporation Commission on Thursday approved a $10.8 million increase in Westar's environmental cost recovery

Kansas House Balks at Setting Up Alternative to Foster Care

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas House members are uneasy about a proposal to allow parents to temporarily give up custody of their children to others as an alternative to putting the youngsters into foster homes overseen by the state. The Topeka Capital-Journal

Woman in Assisted Living Center Fraud Case to Change Plea

WICHITA - A woman accused of stealing more than $1.2 million from a company which owns assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri is expected to change her plea next month. A court filing on Thursday shows Lori Shryock of Augusta is scheduled for

Kansas Senate Approves Bill to Bolster 'Webcam' Abortion Ban

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at allowing the state to enforce a ban on what critics call "webcam" abortions.  

Kansas Lawmakers Negotiate Agreement on State Budget

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate have agreed on a proposed budget that would limit increases in tuition at state universities. 

Wichita Airport to Auction Items from Old Terminal

WICHITA, Kan.  -  After months of waiting, the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is set to open on June 3, 2015, and then the old terminal will shut down to the public.

Wichita School Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Riverside Elementary school was evacuated due to a gas leak. It happened around 3:00 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 Block of North Porter. A police spokesperson said explosive levels of gas were discovered at the foundation.

Wichita Woman Charged with Using Vehicle as Murder Weapon

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Prosecutors charged a Wichita woman today with using her vehicle to kill another woman. Tiplance Walker appeared in court where she was charged with first degree murder and child endangerment.

Cheney State Park is Ready for Campers

CHENEY, Kan.  -  Park crews have been hard at work preparing for an influx of campers this Memorial Day Weekend. Cheney State Park Regional Supervisor Ryan Stucky says, "Despite the forecast we have a lot of folks who are already out here.'

Feds Accuse Man of Assaulting Immigration Enforcement Agent

WICHITA - Federal prosecutors have accused a Mexican man living illegally in the United States of assaulting an immigration enforcement agent who arrested him for deportation. A criminal complaint filed Tuesday in federal court in Kansas accuses Emmanuel

Construction Begins on Reno County Veterans Memorial

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - After several years of planning, construction is set to begin on the Reno County Veterans Memorial. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at the site of memorial in South Hutchinson. Committee member Kelly Danyluck says

4 of 5 Hutchinson Teens Plead Not Guilty in Alleged Shooting Plot

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  Four of five teenagers accused of conspiring to carry out a shooting at Hutchison High School have pleaded not guilty in juvenile court.

Kansas Governor Says He's Not Drawing Clear Lines on Taxes

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Gov. Sam Brownback says he's not drawing clear lines on what he'll accept as the GOP-dominated Kansas Legislature considers backtracking on one of his major economic initiatives.  

Lawmakers Advance Bill to Boost Secretary of State's Power

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  The House has advanced a bill that would give Kansas' secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud.   The chamber gave the measure first-round approval Wednesday.  

Mortar Shell Found at Salina Scrap Business

SALINA, Kan.  -  The discovery of a mortar shell at a scrap business prompted an area of downtown Salina to be blocked off Wednesday afternoon.

Man Stabbed in SW Wichita

WICHITA - A man has suffered severe injuries after he was stabbed Wednesday afternoon in southwest Wichita. KAKE News reports police and emergency crews were called around 1:45 p.m. to the 1800 block of S. St. Paul; that's near Harry & Southwest

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