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Church returns to the streets

WICHITA, Kan. – Church on The Street, a local outreach organization providing church service on Sundays for the homeless community, will be back to their original spot on St. Francis Street, behind the Bite Me BBQ restaurant.  Due to weather,

GoFundMe for Kansas bar shooting victims

OLATHE, Kan. — GoFundMe sites for the families of an Indian man who was killed and two men who were injured in a shooting at a Kansas bar have raised more than $1 million combined. The four sites were set up to help relatives of Srinivas Kuchi

Former northeast Kansas sheriff dies

OSKALOOSA, Kan. — A retired longtime Kansas sheriff named in an unresolved federal lawsuit by a wrongfully convicted former inmate has died. The Barnett Family Funeral Home says Roy Dunnaway was 74 when he died Friday at a Topeka hospital. The caus

New Farm Bill efforts complicated by downturn in farm economy

WICHITA, Kan. - U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is facing a daunting task as drafting begins on the 2018 Farm Bill amid challenges confronting farmers in the President Donald Trump era. He and U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall were in Kansas this week for the first field h

BTK serial killer's daughter works on book about experience

WICHITA, Kan. — The BTK serial killer's daughter is writing a book about dealing with the emotional trauma of discovering that her father had killed 10 people. The Wichita Eagle reports Kerri Rawson says she hopes the book help people cope with

Trout fishing suddenly has gotten better at a Kansas lake

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that workers from Crystal Lake Fisheries of Ava, Missouri, released about 7,000 pounds of trout into Lake Shawnee near Topeka on Saturday. Shawnee County Parks and Recreation Department spokesm

Fundraiser for Wichita police officer

WICHITA, Kan. - Hundreds showed up on Saturday for a huge chili feed in support of Wichita police officer Brian Arterburn, who was struck by a fleeing car a few weeks ago. Wagonmaster’s whipped up 400 gallons of chili.  All of the proceeds went to Brian and h

Man arrested following hostage situation at Newton dealerships

NEWTON, Kan. – A man is now in police custody after taking one car dealership hostage and assaulted another.  Newton Police Sergeant Maurice Montano says the incident began around 1 p.m. Saturday.  Officers report that the suspect entere

Kansas Legislature's lurch to center cuts governor's clout

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas has seen its once-conservative Legislature lurch to the center with the flowering of a bipartisan coalition. Democrats and moderate Republicans are bent on erasing much of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's tax-cutting legacy and r

Missouri man jailed without bond in Kansas shooting death

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. - A Joplin, Missouri, man is jailed without bond as a suspect in the shooting death of a man at the victim's home in southeast Kansas. The Cherokee County, Kansas, Sheriff's Department said in a statement Saturday that the bo

Known gang member gets over 20 years for a 2015 double murder

WICHITA, Kan. — Ishmail Bryant, a known gang member was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison Friday for the double shooting murder of Andrew Smith,and Quentin Brown back in January of 2015.  Two other men in that shooting were hospitaliz

Suspect charged in Olathe bar shooting has a Monday court date

OLATHE, Kan. — Adam Purinton, the man accused of shooting two indian immigrants and a third man who had tried to intervine Wednesday at a bar in Olathe Kansas is still in jail on murder and attempted murder charges and still without a lawyer.   While some believe

Woman held in connection to shootings in Newton, released.

NEWTON, Kan. —A woman who was a person of interest and taken into custody in Harvey County for a shooting that left four people dead, was released Friday afternoon from the Harvey County Detention Center without charges.  The situation began o

Man on bike robs victim in SW Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - Police are looking for a suspect who used his bike as his mode of transportation for a robbery in southwest Wichita.  Officers were called to the area of Harry and Orient around 10:30 Friday night. When they arrived, they made contac

Teen wounded in NE Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. - A teen suffered a gunshot wound to his leg following a shooting early Saturday morning in northeast Wichita.   Around 5 AM, officers were called to a residence in the 17-hundred block of North Erie, near 17th and Hillside. Offic

Shockers take care of Missouri State 86-67

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Landry Shamet scored a career-best 23 points as No. 25 Wichita State clinched at least a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title for a fourth straight season with an 86-67 victory over Missouri State on Saturday. The title is the

Fire kills one in Hutchinson

Hutchinson, Kan.  - One person has died after an overnight fire in a Hutchinson apartment.  The Hutchinson Fire Department says the fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Poplar.  Our news partners at KSN say that when

Overnight shooting injures one

Wichita, Kan.  - One person was injured in an overnight shooting.  It happened around 5 a.m. in the 17-hundred block of N. Erie.  Wichita Police say several shots were fired outside a bedroom window.  A 13 year-old boy was struck in th

Woman arrested in Wellington bomb threats

WICHITA, Kan. – One person has been arrested in connection to bomb threats made Friday against a Wellington business and school.  A Wellington Police Department spokesperson confirmed that a 31-year-old woman was taken into custody Friday. She

Kansas City minimum wage question on August ballot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City residents will vote in August on whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour. The Kansas City Council agreed Thursday to comply with a Missouri Supreme Court order and put the petition initiative on the Aug.

Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

OLATHE, Kan. — A neighborhood bar in suburban Kansas City where one man was killed and two others were injured is scheduled to reopen even as the community tries to recover from an attack that witnesses said was racially motivated. Austins Bar and

Police: Scam alert over injured Wichita officer donations

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita police were informed about a phone scam where individuals have been calling phone numbers around the area asking for donations for an injured police officer. Police are not aware of anyone placing calls and asking for

Donations for Kansas shooting victims top $670,000

OLATHE, Kan. — Three GoFundMe sites started for one man who was killed and two others who were injured at a suburban Kansas City bar have raised a total of more than $670,000. The sites were set up to help pay expenses for Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who

Woman in custody in Kansas triple shooting, released

NEWTON, Kan. — A woman who was taken into custody in connection with a central Kansas shooting that left four people dead has been released from custody. Harvey County authorities say a Newton woman, 42, was arrested Thursday. But the sheriff's

Kansas counties hit by ice in January to get federal aid

TOPEKA, Kan. — Eighteen Kansas counties affected by a severe ice storm in January will receive federal disaster aid. The Kansas Adjutant General's office announced Friday that President Donald Trump has granted Gov. Sam Brownback's request

Kansas man accused in bomb plot feared social collapse

WICHITA, Kan. — A lawyer for a Kansas man accused of plotting to attack Somali refugees says his client believed then President Barack Obama would declare martial law and not recognize the validity of the election if Donald Trump won — forcing

US rig count increases 3 this week

HOUSTON, Tex. — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 754. A year ago, 502 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 602 rigs sought oil and 15

Update on Injured Officer

WICHITA, Kan. -  Wichita police gave an update on the condition of officer Brian Arterburn, the officer who sustained critical injuries after he was run over by a fleeing suspect ;ast month. Sergent Nikki Woodrow told reporters at Friday's media

Wichita Man Convicted: Human Trafficking

WICHITA, Kan. - A jury has found a Wichita man guilty on federal human trafficking charges; that's according to U.S. Attorney Tom Beall.   25-year-old Daederick Lacy was convicted on one count of sex trafficking of a minor, one count of sex traff...

Kansas bar shooting survivor leaves hospital

OLATHE, Kan. — An Indian man who survived a suburban Kansas City bar shooting that killed his friend and wounded a man who tried to intervene has been released from the hospital. The Kansas City Star ( ) reports that 32-ye

Possible racial motivation in Olathe shooting

OLATHE, Kan. - A man accused of shooting two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar, killing one man and injuring two others in an attack that some witnesses said was racially motivated, has been charged with murder and attempted murder. Authoriti

Kansas House advances opioid prevention bill

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would expand access to drugs that stop opioid overdoses as health care providers and law enforcement officers grapple with a national epidemic. The House gave unanimous first-round approval

Kansas legislators advance governor's tax proposals

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators are advancing Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to raise cigarette and liquor taxes even though they do not think the measures have much support. The House and Senate tax committees on Thursday forwarded separate

Suspect in Kansas bar shooting charged with murder

OLATHE, Kan. — A man has been charged with murder and attempted murder in a shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar that left one man dead and two others injured. Adam Purinton, 51, of Olathe, was charged Thursday in Johnson County, Kansas. Prosecut

Officer shoots suspect in Kansas triple homicide

NEWTON, Kan.  — Central Kansas officials say a man suspected of gunning down three other men in a home before being fatally shot by a police officer knew his victims and targeted them. Harvey County authorities identified the suspect as David

No charges in sexual assault report at Kansas fraternity

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — The Douglas County District Attorney will not file charges after a sexual assault allegation prompted the University of Kansas to place the Kappa Sigma fraternity on probation in 2014. District Attorney Charles Branson says h

Mumps confirmed at Kansas high school

COLBY, Kan. — Three Colby High School students have been confirmed with cases of mumps. Thomas County Health Department administrator Emily Strange says the Thomas County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirm

KS Governor's Tax Proposals Advanced

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators are advancing Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to raise cigarette and liquor taxes even though they do not think the measures have much support. The House of Representatives and Senate tax committees on Thur...

KS House: Prevention of Opioid-Related Death

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas lawmakers have advanced a bill that would expand access to drugs that stop opioid overdoses as health care providers and law enforcement officers grapple with a national epidemic. The House of Representatives gave unanimous first-ro...

Update: Harvey Co. Triple Homicide

NEWTON, Kan. - A south-central Kansas sheriff says a suspect who gunned down three other men in a home before being fatally shot by a police officer apparently targeted his victims. Harvey County Sheriff Chad Gay didn't elaborate about the slayings h...

Suspect arrested in Olathe shooting

OLATHE, Kan. -  Authorities have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting one man and wounding two others at a crowded bar in suburban Kansas City. Olathe Police Sgt. Logan Bonney says the shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday as people w

Four dead after Newton shooting spree

NEWTON, Kan. - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into a shooting spree that left four men dead, including a suspect. This happened early Thursday morning near Newton.   Around 12:30 a.m. Police responding to the report of a shooting near

2 men face sentencing for Kansas hate crime attack

WICHITA, Kan. - Two Kansas men have been punished for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali men. A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Omar Cantero Martinez to 26 months. Armando Sotelo was given a time served sentence for the 20 months 

Kansas House advances Medicaid expansion

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas House has given first-round approval to providing Medicaid to more low-income, non-elderly adults. The proposal would expand coverage to those earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, about $16,000 for a single

3 people wounded in shooting at Olathe bar

OLATHE, Kan. - Olathe police are searching for a suspect after three people were shot and wounded at a crowded bar. A police spokesman tells the Kansas City Star the shooting occurred Wednesday evening at Austins Bar and Grill. Police Sgt. Logan Bonney 

No. 3 Kansas routs TCU 87-68 to clinch share of Big 12 title

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Frank Mason III scored 20 points, Carlton Bragg provided a big lift off the bench and No. 3 Kansas pulled away in the second half to beat TCU 87-68 on Wednesday night and clinch a share of its 13th consecutive Big 12 championship.

Wichita murder suspect arrested at Mexican border

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A man, suspected in a ten-year-old murder case has been arrested. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's office in a news release said Rogelio Reyes, 29, was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers as he was

Teen injured in Park City shooting accident

PARK CITY, Kan.  -  A teenager was injured in an accidental shooting by his older brother.  It happened around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at a mobile home park, near Douglas and Greenwich, in Park City.   Investigators said the boy,

Searchers find body in lake believed to be Gardner man

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office says searchers have recovered what is believed to be the body of a Gardner man, 18, who has been missing since Saturday. The office said in a news release a body was found Wednesday afternoon 

Mexican woman tied to Kansas gun killing, deported

WICHITA, Kan.  — A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been deported. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson said Wednesday that Azucena Garcia-Ferniza, 22, was deported Friday. Garc

Kansas administrators charged with failing to report abuse

LA CYGNE, Kan.  — Two Kansas school administrators are charged with failing to report suspected child abuse involving a former teacher who is accused of having sex with at least one student. Prairie View High School principal Tim Weis and form

Kansas lawmakers unsure of path ahead on taxes

TOPEKA, Kan.  — Kansas legislators are not sure what path they will take to balance the state budget after failing to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing income taxes. Brownback vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have r

Man dies near Mulvane when truck hit by train

MULVANE, Kan.  — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a man was killed when a train hit his truck southeast of Mulvane. The man's name has not been released. Trooper Chad Crittenden says it's unclear if the man saw the train coming as he dr

Larcenies Spiking in Warmer Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - In recent days with warmer weather, police are noticing a spike in larcenies -- people entering unlocked cars and stealing items. Some of the items stolen in recent days include: purses and wallets containing personal information, credit ...

Update: KS House Overrides Gov.'s Veto

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Latest on the debate in Kansas over raising income taxes to balance the state budget: 1 p.m. A majority of the Republicans in the Kansas House voted to override GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing income taxes to he...

Kansas House votes to limit access to police records

TOPEKA, Kan. — A bill limiting public access to records about police officers who have been disciplined or fired will move to the Senate after the House passed it by a wide margin Wednesday. The bill passed 107 to 18. It would exempt police records

Oklahoma town abolishes decades-old dance ban

HENRYETTA, Okla. — Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal in Henryetta. The Tulsa World ( ) reports city leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance that forbids dancing within 500 feet of a place of worshi

Kansas House votes to restore guaranteed teacher tenure

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has given final approval to a bill restoring guaranteed teacher tenure. The bill now goes to the Senate. The body passed the bill Wednesday with a 72 to 53 vote. It originally dealt with arbitration but was amended T

Kansas House votes to override tax bill veto

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has voted to override Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a bill increasing personal income taxes to help balance the state budget. The vote Wednesday was 85-40. That's one vote more than the two-thi

Brownback vetoes spending bill

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has fulfilled his promise to veto a bill that would have increase personal income taxes to help balance the budget. Brownback acted during a Statehouse news conference. He had pledged to veto the measure during a T

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