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Wichita Man Arrested following Assault, Threat


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A man, 71, reported to police that his step son assaulted him.  It happened around 5:45 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of north Salina.  The man says he was struck in the face and several teeth were knocked out. 

Wichita Man Shot while Walking


Wichita Man Shot while Walking   WICHITA, Kan.  -  A man suffered a gunshot wound early Saturday morning in the 2600 block of N. Vassar.  Officers responded and found a man, 26 with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.  

F-16 Crashes Following Midair Collision in SE Kansas


MOLINE, Kan.  -  The Oklahoma Air National Guard has confirmed that two F-16 Fighting Falcons were involved in a midair collision during a training exercise near Moline, KS.

Wichita Officials Engage, Educate on Sales Tax Issue


WICHITA, Kan.  -  City of Wichita officials provided an update on efforts to educate and engage the community on the proposed one-cent sales tax with will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Woman Injured in Wichita Crash


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A woman has been critically hurt in an accident in southeast Wichita. The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. Monday on Rock Road near Zimmerly.

Court Sets Hearing in Kansas Gay Marriage Lawsuit


KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A federal judge has set a hearing this week to hear arguments over whether he should order Kansas to allow same-sex marriages.

KC Girl Killed in Drive-By Shooting


KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -  Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a girl, 6, who had stopped at a convenience store with her dad to buy bubblegum.

Woman Killed in Single Vehicle Accident Near Newton


Woman Killed in Single Vehicle Accident Near Newton   NEWTON, Kan  -  A woman was killed Monday when her car struck a bridge guard rail. The accident was reported at 8:45 a.m. a quarter mile north of 12th Street in Newton.  

Another Wichita effort to decriminalize pot


WICHITA - A second attempt to reduce marijuana penalties in Wichita has begun. The Marijuana Reform Initiative held a meeting Sunday to begin a new petition drive to get the issue on the April ballot. The first effort came up a few dozen names short of

Wichita Teen Dies in Butler County Traffic Accident


WICHITA - One teenager is dead and a truck driver seriously injured, after a pickup and semi collide on U.S. 400 in Butler County. The accident happened Saturday three miles west of Leon. A 2000 Chevrolet Silverado was driving west-bound when the driver

Explosive Device Found Near Hutchinson Bar


HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Hutchinson police are investigating after officers found a homemade explosive device behind a bar.   Sgt. Eric Buller says officers went to Gold Diggers bar after receiving a report of an explosion Sunday afternoon. He says the bar

WU Receives $1.4M Gift for Athletic Scholarships


TOPEKA, Kan. - Washburn University has received a $1.4 million donation for athletic scholarships.   The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1rlHNaj ) reports that the money comes from the estate of Dorothy Reichart. Her late husband, Jerry Reichar

Salina Tech Works to Start Trucking Institute


SALINA, Kan. - The Salina Area Technical College is working to start a professional trucking program because demand for drivers is strong.   The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/1xZmIbf) reports that the program was discussed last week during a meeting

New KU Addition Inspires Architects-in-Training


LAWRENCE, Kan. - An auditorium that was designed by architects-in-training at the University of Kansas has opened on the Lawrence campus.   The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1rlI5xT ) reports that the first lecture was conducted Friday at the

Driver dies after being pinned under ATV


RENO COUNTY, Kan. - Reno County Sheriff's deputies found a man dead after an ATV landed on top of him. Deputies say the accident happened right before 2 p.m in the 19600 block of S. Sylvia Saturday. 

West Wichita business burglarized


WICHITA - Wichita Police are investigating a burglary at a West Wichita business. Sgt. Ed Brower said someone broke into Alkoda of Kansas at 401 N. West Street Sunday morning a around 4:45am.

Openly Gay Democrat Seeks Seat in Congress


OKLAHOMA CITY - A Republican former state senator with a distinguished military career and a Democratic state senator who is also a military veteran and was the first openly gay person ever elected to the Oklahoma Legislature are seeking Oklahoma's op

19 Year Old Man Kills Parents and Sister for Inheritance


DUNCAN, Okla. - A 19-year-old charged with the shooting deaths of his newspaper publisher father, his mother and his sister in Duncan has asked for a court-appointed attorney. 

Three Injured in South Wichita Crash


WICHITA, Kan. - Three people were injured in a crash Saturday night. One Wichita teenager was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police responded to a call around 10:50 p.m. about an accident on the 3200 block of South Gold street. Sgt. Dan Bi

Famous Amos Founder to Speak in Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. - Wally Amos, founder of the Famous Amos cookie brand, will be the featured speaker for the annual Wichita NAACP meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Wichita Marriott, 9100 E. Corporate Hills Drive. Amos, 78, founded the cookie brand in 1975.

Girl Killed in Drive-by Shooting Outside KC Convience Store


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 6-year-old Kansas City girl has died in a drive-by shooting at a convenience store in the southern part of the city. Police said in a news release that Angel Hooper was wounded Friday night when someone in a passing vehicle fired mul

Grassroots Plays Outsized Role in Kansas Elections


WICHITA, Kan. - Bipartisan grassroots political organizations have been gaining strength across Kansas in recent months.   Political experts say the movement is partly why the races for governor and U.S. Senate that were believed a year ago to be nea

Charges Amended Against Supremacist Suspect


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Criminal charges have been amended against a supremacist accused of fatally shooting three people at suburban Kansas City Jewish sites.   The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1sAH2he ) reports that 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Cross

Fatal Accident in Kearny County


DEERFIELD, Kan. - A 21-year-old man died after over-correcting his car and crashing into a field in Kearny County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports this happened around 4:45 a.m. Saturday morning on US 50 west of Deerfield. The 2001 Chevrolet truck was

Man shot in ankle in north Wichita


Wichita Police are investigating a shooting Friday afternoon in the 2600 block of North Jackson. Sgt. Ron Hunt said officers were called to the area at around 5:10pm after shots were fired at a 19-year-old man. 

UPDATE: overnight shooting in North Wichita


Police have more information about a shooting overnight in north Wichita that left a man in critical condition. Sgt. Ron Hunt said a 23-year-old man was walking home from work when a 28-year-old suspect drove up and opened fire. 

One dead in Butler Co car crash


AUGUSTA, Kan. - A person is dead and another with serious injuries after a pickup and semi collide on US 400 in Butler County. The accident happened around 4 p.m. east of Augusta, near the junction of US 77 and US 400. 

Man stabbed in the neck after arugment


WICHITA - A man is seriously hurt after being stabbed in the neck during an argument over a woman at bar Friday. The stabbing happened in the 600 block of W. Maple at Stadium Bar just before 11:30 p.m.

Vehicle Crashes Through Wall in NE Wichita


WICHITA - A vehicle crashed through a wall sending the driver to the hospital with severe injuries in northeast Wichita. Sgt. Paul Kimble tells KAKE News that a vehicle was parked for some time near Inwood crossing's front gate, when it sudden

Overnight Shooting Leaves One Man in Critical Condition


WICHITA- Police are investigating an overnight shooting in north Wichita that left one man in critical condition. Sgt. Paul Kimble said that a man in his early 20's was walking home from work at 27th and Fairmount when a vehicle approached hi

Whooping Cough Cases Increase in Marion County


HILLSBORO, Kan. -  The Marion County Health Department is investigating an increased number of whooping cough or pertussis cases in the county.

Man Sentenced for Stealing from Elderly Woman


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Mulvane man has been sentenced to prison for stealing $50,000 from an elderly woman. Jeremy Glenn, 35, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of felony theft and possession of methamphetamine.

Democrat Slams Plan Giving State Medicare Control


WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Democrat nominee for Kansas insurance commissioner is deriding a proposed multi-state health care compact that would give the state control of Medicare within its borders.  

Man Grabs Child after Breaking into Newton Home


NEWTON, Kan.  -  Late Thursday night, the Newton Police Department began receiving calls of a man trying to force entry to several houses in the area 400-500 blocks of SE 5th St.

Fire Destroys Old Motel in Salina


SALINA, Kan.  -  Fire crews in Salina have been battling a large structure fire.  It began around 8:30 p.m. Friday in what officials called an "old" motel in the 500 block of E. Pacific.

Man Injured in North Wichita Shooting


WICHITA, Kan.  -  UPDATE:  A person has received serious injuries following a shooting around 26th and Jackson. That is around the area of 29th and Broadway.

Textron Aviation Machinists Accept Joint Contract


WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita machinists voted to accept a joint contract from Textron Aviation. The contract passed Friday by a vote of 73% to 27%.

Wichita Woman Dies, Setting Herself Ablaze


WICHITA - A woman in south Wichita died after setting herself on fire. It happened Thursday afternoon off of Southeast Boulevard near 31st Street South; the woman had been arguing with her boyfriend. She grabbed a five-gallon container of gasoline, dousi...

Murdered Couple's Car Burned SW of Wichita


WICHITA - Police continue to investigate a double homicide. The victims were discovered Thursday morning in a house near Kellogg & Washington; they had been stabbed multiple times in their house in the 600 block of S. Ida. The victims have been ident...

Two arrested in Wichita high-speed chase


WICHITA - Two men are in custody and a third is being sought by police after a high-speed chase and S-U-V crash early Friday in central Wichita. It started around 12:30am when a sheriff's officer tried to stop the S-U-V for an expired tag. 

Governor Announces Kellogg Improvement Projects


WICHITA, Kan.  -  The work, which is being planned and funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation, the City of Wichita and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, will include new U.S. 54 interchanges at Webb Road and Greenwich Road and new KTA ramps at U.S. 54.

Prescription Cough Syrup Added to Concern List


WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Pharmacy Board added prescription pseudoephedrine products and promethazine with codeine to the Drugs of Concern List.

Man Arrested After Stealing, Wrecking Cowley Co. Patrol Car


ARKANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  An Ark City man has been arrested after authorities say he drove off in a patrol car while handcuffed. Derek Shrewsberry, 26, was arrested Thursday morning.

Bicyclist Hit by Truck in North Wichita


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A man is hospitalized after being hit by a truck in north Wichita. Emergency crews were called to 25th Street North and Broadway around 12:40 p.m. Thursday. 

Carr Bros. Death Penalty Case Appealed to Supreme Court


TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt formally appealed the Kansas Supreme Court’s decisions that vacated the death sentences of Reginald and Jonathan Carr.

Jury Awards Nearly $1 Million to Fired McPherson Officer


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A federal jury has awarded nearly $1 million in wages and damages to a former McPherson police officer who was fired after being found asleep on duty.

Shockers Ranked No. 11 in Preseason Coaches Poll


WICHITA, Kan. – The nation’s coaches foresee another big year for Wichita State basketball. The Shockers were tabbed No. 11 in the USATODAY Preseason Coaches Poll, released Thursday.

Machinists Union Backs Textron Aviation Offer


WICHITA - The Machinists Union is backing the final contract offer made by Textron Aviation to its Cessna and Beechcraft workforces. KAKE News reports that union-members are scheduled to vote on the proposed contract on Friday. The union told employees ...

Man & Woman Dead After Wichita Stabbing


WICHITA - Two people are dead in an apparent stabbing southeast of downtown Wichita, near Kellogg & Washington. Police officers were called to a home in the 600 block of S. Ida just before 11 a.m. When they arrived, they found a man and woman with st...

Parties see jump in Kansas voter registrations


TOPEKA, Kan. - The Democratic and Republican parties in Kansas have both gained registered voters since the August primary elections, while the number of unaffiliated voters has fallen.   Tuesday was the registration deadline for the Nov. 4 general e

Kansas Democratic Party suspends communications director


TOPEKA, KS - The state Democratic Party has suspended its communications director without pay over an online posting in which he called Cherryvale, Columbus and Galena leading contenders for "most craphole small towns in Kansas." 

Sedgwick County Manager Bill Buchanan retiring


WICHITA - Bill Buchanan is retiring, after 24 years as Sedgwick County Manager. Buchanan says he wants to spend more time with his wife and family.

Royals sweep Orioles, head to World Series


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning and a bullpen that shut down the Baltimore Orioles once again.

Pat Roberts, Greg Orman Debate the Issues


WICHITA, Kan.  -  Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts and Independent candidate Greg Orman faced the issues and questions from a panel of journalists in a debate Wednesday night, on KSN.

Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Valley Center Murders


WICHITA, Kan.  -  Prosecutors say they're going to seek the death penalty for the 2013 Valley Center High School graduate accused of killing his adoptive parents.

Hutchinson Teen Makes First Court Appearance


HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  A Hutchinson teenager made his first court appearance as an adult for the fatal fire that killed his mother and sister.

Wichita Man Charged with Rape of 100-Year-Old Woman


WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Wichita man accused of raping a 100-year-old woman during a home break-in has been formally charged. On Wednesday, Kasey L. Nesbitt, 35, was charged with one count of rape and one count of aggravated burglary.

Reward Offered in Dog Shooting Case


WICHITA, Kan.  - Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County has announced it will pay a reward for the anonymous tip that leads to the arrest of the person or persons who shot a Wichita area family pet with a pellet gun.

Wichita Attorney Indicted


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita attorney was indicted Wednesday on a federal charge of evading more than $1 million in taxes, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Eldon L. Boisseau, 66, is charged with one count of tax evasion.

CDC Confirms Kansas Patient Does Not Have Ebola


KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A second lab has confirmed that a Kansas City, Kansas, man who came to University of Kansas Hospital this week with Ebola-like symptoms does not have the deadly disease.  

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