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Newton Man in Custody following Police Standoff

NEWTON, Kan.  -  Newton police have a man in custody after a brief standoff at 2nd and Oak. Newton police reporting during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon, a car fled from officers and pulled into a driveway on East 2nd Street. The passenger t

Kansas Collects More Than Expected Taxes in November

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas is reporting that it collected nearly $8 million more in taxes than anticipated in November, with both income and sales taxes exceeding expectations. The state Department of Revenue said Tuesday the state collected $430

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Wichita Shooting

WICHITA, Kan.  -  One person is dead and other critically hurt following a shooting in east Wichita. Police were called to the 2500 block of East Mossman just before 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.  A 911 dispatch supervisor said that when officers ar

Suspicious Package Discovered at Wichita City Hall Garage

WICHITA, KAN.  -  The Wichita Police Department has reopened the City Hall parking garage after removing a suspicious package discovered in the garage. Just before noon Tuesday, WPD responded with technicians who examined the package and determ

Mid-American Business Index: Down Again

OMAHA - Figures have plunged in a fourth straight monthly survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Kansas, providing more evidence of a slowdown in the region's economy. A report issued Tuesday says the overall Mid-Ameri

Gunfire: Jewelry Store Robbery in N. Wichita

WICHITA - Gunfire during the armed robbery of a jewelry store in north Wichita. Just after 10 a.m. Tuesday, police officers were dispatched to the report of a robbery at Kim Chi Jewelry, south of 21st & Broadway; one gunshot was fired. Police are se

Kansas Officials Await Figures on November Tax Collections

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas officials will learn soon whether the state's tax collections in November met expectations. The report due Tuesday from the Department of Revenue is coming less than a month after state officials and university economists issued

Hutchinson Residents Discover the Cost to Re-Connect

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  - An ice storm in Reno County left thousands without power over the weekend. Westar says they have brought in 100 additional crews trying to restore power by Wednesday. Homeowners are responsible for repairing some of the damage t

Andover Schools Placed on High Alert

ANDOVER, Kan.  -  Several Andover schools were placed on high alert Monday afternoon after reports of a threat. At Andover High School, a suspicious character was seen outside the building. The school was placed on high alert and students were

Wichita Coach, Teacher Roger Robben Dies at 46

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Guidance counselors met with students at Bishop Carroll High School following the death of one of the school's football coaches. Roger Robben died suddenly at his home in West Wichita Monday morning. He was 46 years old. 

Kansas Weighs Education Funding Studies

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A special legislative committee studying options for reformatting K-12 public education funding in Kansas is preparing to review conflicting research studies. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the 15-member committee's tas

KU Chancellor Addresses Diversity Issues

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  The University of Kansas' chancellor says hiring a new provost and addressing campus concerns about race are among her top priorities. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little was hired by the

Garden City Man Sentenced in Child Porn Case

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A Garden City man was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for having more than 16,000 child pornography images. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says James McGary, 43, was sentenced Monday to 6½ yea

Father Held in Connection to Missing KC Area Boy

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A Kansas man is being held on $10 million bond after police were made aware of his missing son, 7, and found unidentified human remains on his property. Michael A. Jones, 44, made his first court appearance Monday. The Kan

Child Killed in Derby Area Crash, Identified

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Sheriff's investigators said a Wichita girl was killed in an accident near Derby Sunday. The accident happened in the 4500 block of South Rock Road. Tessa Ann Wilson, 23 months, was killed when the car she was riding in sl

Advocates push for changes to Kansas Open Records Act

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Public records advocates are pushing for state legislators to bring the Kansas Open Records Act regarding disclosure of police records more in line with open record laws in other states. The Lawrence Journal-World (

Masked-Man Robberies in SE Wichita

WICHITA - Two male suspects robbed a Dollar General store in southeast Wichita, near Lincoln & Oliver; it happened Sunday evening in the 900 block of S. Glendale. The suspects ran away. They were both wearing masks; one of the suspects had a firearm, ...

Post Ice Storm: Wichita Road Crews

WICHITA - City of Wichita road crews are finally ramping down after a storm spanning Thanksgiving weekend. The storm had city of Wichita road crews working back-to back 12-hour shifts for four days. Wichita used six million pounds of salt/sand mix durin...

Request for new plant and warehouse at Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — The Lawrence City Commission will soon receive a home improvement retailer's request for public incentives to construct a production plant and warehouse in the city.   The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.

Another Oklahoma Earthquake Felt in Kansas

WICHITA - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was felt early Monday morning in Kansas and Oklahoma.  The epicenter of the quake was located 16 miles west of Medford, Oklahoma. No injuries or damage reported.   A 4.7 earthquake struck Oklahoma on 

Storm Lingering in Southern Plains

WICHITA - A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice in recent days has been blamed eight deaths in Texas and six in Kansas since Thursday. Utilities in Oklahoma say ice storms there helped cut power to more 

Attorney Compares Kansas Sperm Donor's Plight, Gay Marriage

TOPEKA, Kan. - An attorney representing a Kansas sperm donor who is being pushed by the state to pay child support says his client's legal battle is similar to the fight for same-sex couples to marry. Charles Baylor represents William Marotta, who 

Police: Thief Punches Woman, Steals Brand New Car

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police are searching for a thief who punched a woman in the face and stole her brand new car. It happened around 6:25 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of South Greenwood, near Mt. Vernon and Hydraulic. Police said the 27-year-old w

Live Grenade Found at Goodwill in Winfield

WINFIELD, Kan. - A spokesperson says a live grenade was found among donated items at a Goodwill store in Winfield. Processors at the store at 1908 E. 9th Avenue discovered the grenade as they went through items that were part of a large donation, NewsCow

UPDATE: KTA Identifies Women Killed in Crash Near Andover

ANDOVER, Kan. - The Kansas Turnpike Authority has identified two people killed in a crash late Friday afternoon near Andover. The crash happened around 5 p.m. on I-35 near Andover. According to the KTA, a Ford truck was heading southbound, lost control o

Family Escapes House Fire in Southeast Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - A family is safe after a fire at their home early Saturday morning. Crews were called around 6 a.m. to the home near Chalet Drive and Capri Lane, which is northeast of Pawnee and Rock Road. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire

Menard Proposes 100-Job Facility in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The home improvement retailer Menard Inc. is proposing a $25 million distribution center and manufacturing facility in Lawrence. The Kansas City Star ( ) reports that the facility would bring about 100 jobs to the co

Pittsburg State Exchanges Land with City

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg have formalized a deal to exchange about 100 acres of land. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports ( ) that under the deal formalized this week, the city receives abou

2 Teens Killed in Rollover Crash in Harvey County

WICHITA, Kan. - Two teenagers have died following a rollover crash just north of the Sedgwick-Harvey county line. The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Friday just north of 125th Street North on South East Lake Road. That's about two miles north of Fur

WSU's Grady Injured, has Spinal Concussion

ORLANDO, Fla. - An MRI for Wichita State men’s basketball player Anton Grady came back negative Friday night, and a neurosurgeon is scheduled to review the results and prepare a diagnosis Saturday. WSU will provide an update on his condition as soon

Kansas Man Charged with Abuse After Human Remains Found

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been charged with child abuse after police responded to an armed disturbance that led them to discover human remains at a barn on his property. Forty-four-year-old Michael A. Jones also was charged Frida

Church Provides Thanksgiving Dinner for Holiday Workers

WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita church is starting a new tradition of its own this Thanksgiving. Gracepoint Church is providing meals for those on the clock. Over the past two days, hundreds filled the church to make 500 meals for Wichitans missing Thanksgivin

New Minivan Service Debuts in Western Kansas

CIMARRON, Kan. - A western Kansas county has a new transportation service organized to help residents get to appointments, visit friends or collect their groceries. Gray County Transit is a door-to-door minivan service administered by Dodge City's R-

2 Tiger Brothers go on Display at Manhattan Zoo

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The zoo in Manhattan has two new stripped additions. The Manhattan Mercury ( reports that they're two Malayan tigers named Malik and Hakim. The 8-year-old brothers come from Cincinnati and arrived at the Sunset

Governor's Christmas Tree Arrives at Cedar Crest

TOPEKA, Kan. - The governor's Christmas tree has arrived at Cedar Crest on a horse-drawn coach. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that Gov. Sam Brownback hopped on the high-wheel hitch wagon for the final leg of the delivery

Human Remains Found Near Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Authorities have found human remains in Kansas City, Kansas, while investigating the disappearance of a 7-month-old boy. Police said in a news release that the investigation began after officers responded Wednesday to an armed disturb

Haysville Business Work Van Stolen, Recovered Wednesday

HAYSVILLE, Kan. - A Haysville business receives some good news after their work van is stolen this Monday at the area's Bionic Burger. The Ralstin family has owned a carpet cleaning business, Proclean, for more than three decades. They tell me Monday

Prosecutors Seek Removal of Topeka Councilman

TOPEKA, Kan. - Prosecutors are seeking to remove a member of the Topeka City Council over child abuse allegations. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that Shawnee County prosecutors filed a civil action Tuesday seeking first to s

Andover Police Designate Safe Place for Craigslist Exchanges

ANDOVER, Kan. - We've all heard the horror stories of Craigslist deals going wrong. That's why the Andover Police Department has set up a place where buyers and sellers can meet each other, without the fear of being scammed or hurt. The safe area

Wichita Woman Loses $350 in Microsoft Scam

WICHITA, Kan. - Specialists at Ribbit Computers have seen several customers fall victim to the Microsoft scam. "This problem has been around a very long time but right now is prevalent," said Stephanie Lamone, Ribbit Computers IT Specialist. D

Selden, Kansas Beat Vanderbilt for Maui Title

LAHAINA, Hawaii - Wayne Selden Jr. scored 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and No. 5 Kansas won the Maui Jim Maui Invitational with a 70-63 victory over No. 19 Vanderbilt on Wednesday night. The Jayhawks (4-1) did what no other team in the field could do,

Wichita Woman Accuses Former Wichita Police Officer of Sexual Assault

WICHITA, Kan. - Two woman are claiming that a former Wichita police officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty. Now one of those women has filed a lawsuit against him, the City of Wichita and the former police chief. Both women claim former off

Wet and Wintry Weather for Kansas Thanksgiving

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A busy weather forecast will coincide with one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Wind, rain, snow, ice and bitter cold all on the Kansas menu for Thanksgiving weekend. Rain and thundershowers likely for the eastern half

University of Kansas Residence Hall Imploded as Planned

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  A massive 50-year-old landmark residence hall at the University of Kansas has been imploded as planned. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that crews detonated about 750 pounds of explosives spaced through McCollum Hall on We

Homemade Alcohol found in Salina Jail Kitchen

SALINA, Kan.  -  Authorities have found two batches of homemade alcohol in the kitchen of the Saline County Jail. The Salina Journal reports the alcohol was found this week. Saline County Sheriff's Capt. Brent Melander says officials found

Junction City Man Receives Life Sentence

JUNCTION CITY, Kan.  -  A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas. The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas said Wednesday that Albert Dwayne Banks, 33, was sentenced to life in fe

Plane Makes Hard Landing at Wichita Airport

WICHITA, Kan.  -  No one was hurt when a small plane's landing gear buckled during touchdown at a Wichita airport. Around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, a Beech Baron was landing on a runway at Jabara Airport when the landing gear failed. The plane l

Pompeo: Where Is the Signed Deal?

WICHITA - Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo has released a statement after receiving a letter from the State Department in response to his request for a final signed version of the Iran nuclear agreement; Pompeo says the copy of the deal provided to Congress ...

Wichita Road Crews Prep for Winter Storm

WICHITA - Wichita Public Works & Utilities crews are ready to respond to potential freezing rain, projected to begin as early as Thursday evening, and could continue through Monday morning. The National Weather Service is advising of potential ice acc

Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested

WICHITA - Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested after an altercation at a Kansas casino. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says Randle was asked to leave the Kansas Star casino in Mulvane Tuesday night after causing some

Pair of Fires Damage Homes in Wichita Overnight

WICHITA - A mobile home fire in south Wichita overnight. Firefighters were called to the 12-hundred block of west Carey Lane just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.  Crews arriving found fire in a bedroom. No one was injured in the fire. The cause is listed 

Kansas School Bus Crash Investigation Indicates Driver Error

HIAWATHA, Kan.  -  Kansas Highway Patrol investigators say a school bus crash in Brown County last week was the result of driver error. The KHP report says troopers responded to the rollover crash just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18

KansasThanksgiving, Wet and Wintry

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A busy weather forecast will coincide with one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Wind, rain, snow, ice and bitter cold all on the Kansas menu for Thanksgiving weekend. Travel on Wednesday will be relatively uneventful a

KBI Investigating Halstead Police Department

HALSTEAD, Kan.  -  The Halstead Police Department is under investigation by the KBI. The request for the KBI to investigate was made through the office of Harvey County Attorney David Yoder. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirms they are

Garden City Police Search for Fraud Suspect

GARDEN CITY, Kan.  -  The Garden City Police Department is working to identify a suspect involved in the Criminal Use of a Financial Card and Theft. Police say the suspect is believed to have used a stolen credit card at several retail establis

KCP&L Appeals Kansas Rate Increase Ruling

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas City Power & Light is appealing a September ruling by Kansas regulators reducing the percentage of annual profit the utility is allowed to return to its stockholders. KCP&L filed a rate request seeking to boost a

600 Franklin County Residents to be Summoned for Trial

OTTAWA, Kan.  -  Hundreds of Franklin County residents are expected to receive jury summonses for the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing four people. Kyle Trevor Flack's trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 1, 2016. He's charg

Leavenworth Seeks Scores of Historical Photos

LEAVENWORTH, Kan.  -  The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a $1 million campaign to retrieve glass-plate photo negatives taken more than century ago during Leavenworth's pioneer days. The 40,000 photo negatives, some of wh

Blue Bell Resuming Sales in Louisiana, Mississippi

BRENHAM, Texas  -  Blue Bell ice cream will be available in Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 21 after listeria contamination halted sales and prompted cleanup of production plants. Blue Bell on Tuesday also announced the return of 11

Thanksgiving & Green-Bean Casserole in KS

WICHITA - 30 million green-bean casseroles are set to appear on Thanksgiving tables this week in the United States. In Kansas, it may be on about half of the dinner tables. Kansas is ranked #8 in the U.S. for love of green-bean casserole, according to th

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