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Man Identified in Officer Involved Shooting

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A 71-year-old central Kansas man has been identified as the person killed in a shootout with Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and Barton County deputies over the weekend.        Barton County Sheriff Brian Be

Explosive Device Turns Out to be an Alarm Clock

Officials say a motel has been evacuated after a suspected explosive device was found in a room. It happened just before noon Monday at the Mark 8 Inn in the 1100 block of North Broadway. 911 dispatchers say a maid who was cleaning the room found what app

Elk Wander into Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. -- Residents in northwest Wichita had a couple of surprise guests drop in for their Labor Day barbecues. Two elk wandered into the city limits and into a residential neighborhood near the area of West and 16th. Officials say one elk ran off

Overnight Stabbing Leaves One Hurt

WICHITA, Kan. - One person is in serious condition following a stabbing early Monday morning.

Derby Marketplace Projects Moving Forward

DERBY, Kan. - Construction projects in the Derby Marketplace are moving forward. The city has issued a $750,000 commercial building permit for Discount Tire; a $700,000 permit for Chick-fil-A and a $100,000 permit for Amy’s Hallmark. The permits may

Storms Interrupt Labor Day Weekend

WICHITA, Kan. - Many people had to move their Labor Day weekend plans indoors, as a storm line moved across Kansas.

Plans call for shrinking of Central Kansas health facility

GREAT BEND, Kan. - Officials have announced an $11 million plan to demolish a mostly unused Great Bend hospital building and remodel nearby buildings.  

Event Examines Trail's Effect on Hispanics

LARNED, Kan. - An upcoming event will focus on the Santa Fe Trails' effect on Hispanics and its influence on other cultures.   The Hutchinson News reports that the 18th biennial history seminar is planned for Sept. 18-20 in Larned. Eleven speaker

Patrol Says Armed Suspect Dies in Confrontation

GREAT BEND, Kan. - The Kansas Highway Patrol says an armed suspect was shot and fatally wounded during a confrontation with law enforcement officers.

Six Teens Arrested while Attempting Break-In

WICHITA, Kan. - Six people are in custody after Wichita Police arrested the suspects for suspicion of burglary.

Several Grass Fires Along K-254

BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. - Sunday emergency responders from multiple counties were involved in putting out grass fires along K-254.

Fire Chief Says Grass Fire was No Accident

BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. - Butler County firefighters say a grass fire may not have been caused by weather.

Two Kids are in Protective Custody After Being Found Home Alone

WICHITA, Kan. - Exploited & Missing Children Unit are investigating a case involving two young kids who were found home alone Friday night.

An infant is taken to the hospital with fractured skull

WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita police say a baby was taken to the hospital with a fractured skull around 9:30 p.m. last night. The incident happened in the 1000 block of South Pineridge.

Woman Crashes Into Power Pole Causing Fire and Power Outages

WICHITA, Kan. -- Woman wrecks into power pole causing a fire and nearly 2,000 people to be without power. It happened on Market street near 25th street on Saturday morning. A woman crashed her car into a power pole, causing one of the power lines to sna

Man in Critical Condition after Early Morning Bicycle Accident

WICHITA, Kan. -- A man is in critical condition after an early Saturday morning bicycle accident. It happened in the 400 Block of West Murdock just after 1 a.m. Police say a man in his 40s was riding when he had an accident. Initial reports came out as

Trailer Rolls Over in South Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A one vehicle accident was reported in south Wichita.  It happened just after 6:30 p.m. Friday at I-235 and K-42.

KU Police Begin Using Body-Mounted Cameras

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  University of Kansas police officers have begun wearing body-mounted cameras this week.  

Judge: Murder Suspect's Statements Can be Admitted

OTTAWA, Kan.  -  A judge has ruled that statements from the suspect in a quadruple homicide in  Kansas can be used at his trial.  

Kansas Taxes Fall Short of Expectations in August

TOPEKA, Kan.  - A new report says Kansas collected $4 million less in taxes than expected in  August.  

Prosecutors Charge Oklahoma Officer with Rape

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.  -  An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with 16 counts that  include rape and sexual battery after authorities said he attacked at least seven women while on patrol.  

Kansas Woman Convicted in Child's Death

HIAWATHA, Kan.  -  A Hiawatha woman has been convicted in last year's beating death of  her boyfriend's 4-year-old son.

Algae Warning Issued for Chisholm Creek Park Lake

WICHITA, Kan.  -  As Kansans travel to the state lakes or ponds this holiday weekend they should take note that nine bodies of water have been put on warning for blue-green algae that includes Chisholm Creek Park Lake in Sedgwick County.

Troll Vandalism Suspects Charged in Wichita

WICHITA - After two years, there has finally been some movement in a notable case of vandalism in downtown Wichita.

KS Governor Names New Supreme Court Justice

TOPEKA - Gov. Sam Brownback has made State Court of Appeals judge Caleb Stegall his first appointment to the Kansas Supreme Court.

Kansans have been turned into "tax slaves"

WICHITA - Keen Umbehr wants you to know there are three candidates for Kansas governor.

Kansas Officials Await Word on August Taxes

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas officials are awaiting word on whether the state's tax collections in August met expectations.  

Infant Dies at Kansas Day Care

LYNDON, Kan. - A northeast Kansas sheriff's office is investigating the death of a baby who stopped breathing at a day care facility.

Fantasy Football Illegal in Kansas

WICHITA - It's all over the internet, including big sites like Yahoo!, CBS and the NFL.

Mail Theft on the Rise in Wichita

WICHITA - Cases of mail theft are on the rise in Wichita.

More Resources Available for Victims of Sexual Assault

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita State University is moving ahead of the October deadline to implement and provide more resources for students and staff regarding campus assaults.

Newton Man Arrested after Making Threats, Standoff

NEWTON, Kan.  -  A man was arrested after police say he barricaded himself in a Newton home. A Harvey County spokesperson said they received a report around 6:00 p.m Thursday, of someone making threats via text messages.

Rollover Crash Leads to Power Outage in South Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A rollover accident left many Westar customers in south Wichita without power. It happened just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday on southbound I-235 at Seneca.

Troopers Seek Witnesses in Deadly Hit & Run

OSAGE CITY, Kan.  -  Kansas Highway Patrol troopers are looking for witnesses in connection with a  deadly hit and run. Timothy Kemble, 20, of Carbondale, was hit by a vehicle as he walked along U.S.  Highway 56 in Osage County.

Sedgwick Co. DA Tackling Copper Theft Problem

WICHITA, Kan.  -  It's a problem that skyrocketed in recent years, and Marc Bennett wants to put an end to copper thefts.

Smoking Materials Caused KU Frat Fire

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Investigators say a fire at a University of Kansas fraternity house was caused by improperly disposed of smoking materials.

K-State Will Offer Its First Massive Online Course

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State University has announced that a health and wellness course will be its first "massive open online course."

Why vote "no" on the Wichita sales tax increase?

WICHITA - Jennifer Baysinger is spokeswoman for "Coalition for a Better Wichita" ... which opposes a proposed one-cent sales tax increase for Wichita.

Primary drew about 20 percent of Kansas voters

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas officials say about 20 percent of the state's 1.74 million registered voters participated in primary elections this month.  

Famous barbecue restaurant dropping Oklahoma name

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The well-known Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant is changing its name to reflect that it has no ties to Oklahoma.      

Hutchinson officials urged to end housing program

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Hutchinson Housing Commission is recommending that the city council allow a two-year-old housing incentive program to expire. 

Wichita Official Warns of Illegal Dumping

WICHITA - A Wichita official says an increased number of illegal dumping cases are putting a strain on city workers.

Lawyer Says Wichita Lawn Mower Injury Not a Crime

WICHITA - The attorney for a home day care owner who ran over a toddler with a lawn mower says the accident was not a crime.

Kobach Reappoints Johnson County's Election Chief

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has appointed the top elections official in the state's most populous county to another four-year term.

Conference Examines Future of Water in Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Governor's Water Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas will highlight policy and research developments on water issues in the state.

Report: Student Loan Education Efforts Lacking

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A new report finds that most universities aren't offering students enough help in understanding the financial burden posed by student loans.  

Missing Missouri Girl Found Safe

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo.  -  A missing girl, 3, from Missouri was found safe with her biological mother in Kansas City. An Amber Alert was issued in connection with the disappearance and possible abduction of the girl in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

One Person Seriously Hurt in County Accident

HALSTEAD, Kan.  -  Four people were injured, one seriously, in an accident near Halstead. The accident happened just after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. 

Sheriff's Office Acquires Armored Vehicle from Military Surplus

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office recently acquired an armored vehicle though a military surplus program.

Wichita Elementary School Struggles with AC Issues

Wichita Elementary School Struggles with AC Issues   WICHITA, Kan.  -  Some classroom temperatures are reaching no more than 80 degrees due to a partially functioning air conditioning unit at Allen Elementary School.

Wichita Minister in Induced Coma Following Moped Accident

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita prison minister is in an induced coma after being hit by a pickup truck while riding his moped. The crash happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of South Seneca, north of Pawnee.

Schodorf Releases Income Tax Returns

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Democrat challenger to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has released the past three years of personal income tax information and is challenging her opponent to do the same. 

Panel Sides with Gas Firm in Kansas Condemnation

WICHITA, Kan.  - A court-appointed panel of petroleum engineering experts has sided with Omaha-based Northern Natural Gas over what it should pay for condemning nearly 9,200 acres in southern Kansas.

Kansas Primary Election Saw 20% Turnout

Kansas Primary Election Saw 20% Turnout TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas officials say about 20% of the state's 1.74 million registered voters took part in this month's primary elections.  

Kansas Board OKs Senior's Voter Registration

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A Kansas board has approved the voter registration of a woman after she and her daughter presented copies of census records and a page from a battered family Bible to prove she was born in the U.S. 

Plane Crash-Lands Near El Dorado Airport

EL DORADO, Kan.  -  The Kansas Highway Patrol says a pilot and his passenger escaped injury when a small, twin-engine plane made a crash landing near an airport.

Huge Heroin Seizure in Sedgwick County

WICHITA - Two men are in custody after Sedgwick County sheriff's deputies made the largest heroin seizure in county history.

Baby Dies After SW Wichita Traffic Wreck

WICHITA - A baby who was born following a traffic accident in southwest Wichita last week has died.

AGCO Layoffs Coming in Hesston

HESSTON, Kan. - AGCO is going to lay off 80 workers at its Hesston plant.

Travel plans for Labor Day weekend

 WICHITA - Many Americans are preparing for a three-day weekend to celebrate Labor Day ... which is next Monday.

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