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African American Pastors Upset with Kansas Asst. Secretary of State

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Wichita Ministerial League held a news conference Wednesday to air some grievances they have with Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker.

Wichita Man Charged in Toddler's Death in Hot Car

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita man has been charged with murder in connection to the death of a baby who was left in a hot car. The 10-month-old girl died after being left in a car for about 2 hours last Thursday night in south Wichita.

Wolf Confronts Roberts at Emporia Campaign Stop

EMPORIA, Kan.  -  Republican challenger Milton Wolf confronted U.S. Senator Pat Roberts as he campaigned in downtown Emporia.  

Obama Wraps Up Visit to Kansas City, MO

PARKVILLE, Mo. - Residents of the Kansas City suburb of Parkville got a surprise when President Barack Obama stopped at a coffee shop and paid the tabs for a handful of patrons. Obama and his entourage of security, aides and the press pool filed into Par...

Child Dies After Shooting Himself in S. Wichita

WICHITA - A three-year-old boy, Jahmez Hunt, accidentally shot and killed himself in his home in south Wichita. Police Lt. Jeff Gilmore says it happened late Tuesday afternoon at a residence near Lincoln & Emporia. Four children under the age of nine ...

Sdg. Co. Sheriff's Deputy: Shoplifting Case

WICHITA - A Kansas detention deputy has lost his job after being arrested for shoplifting. KAKE-TV reports Wichita police officers were called to a shoplifting report at a Walmart around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter says an off-...

Kansas Agriculture Groups Critical of Fuel Standards Repeal

WICHITA - Kansas agricultural and ethanol groups are asking U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp to remove his name from a bill that the groups say is detrimental to the industry. The Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors, the Kansas Corn Growers, Kansas Farm Burea

Bellagio Robbery Suspect a KS Parole Absconder

LAS VEGAS, Nv. - The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino and accused of celebrating after the heist with prostitutes and a spending spree on the Las Vegas Strip will appear in court Wednesday. The Clark County Detention Center webs

Tampering Claimed in Case of Oklahoma Bombing Videos

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah  -  A Utah lawyer suing the FBI over his public records request for surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Man Injured in Wilson Co. Train Accident

NEODESHA, Kan.   -  A man was seriously hurt after an accident between a vehicle and a train. It happened around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday on Pratt Road, just north of Neodesha in Wilson County.

Sedg. Co. Deputies Uncover Pot Growing Operation

WICHITA, Kan.  - Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies, investigating a vicious dog call, uncovered a drug operation.

No Injuries Following Hard Landing in Neodesha

NEODESHA, Kan.  -  No one was hurt after a small plane made a hard landing at a southeast Kansas airport. It happened at the Neodesha Municipal Airport in Wilson County just after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Return of Hot, Dry Conditions Stresses Kansas Crops

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The return of hot, dry conditions to Kansas has put stress on farm crops in many parts of the state.  

Debate GMO Labeling Shifts to House Race in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The national debate over the labeling of bioengineered foods has shifted to a congressional primary race in south-central Kansas.  

Child Dies Following Wichita Shooting

WICHITA, Kan.  A child has been critically injured in a shooting in south Wichita. It happened just after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday near Lincoln and Emporia.

Fire Reported at Wichita's Spirit AeroSystems

WICHITA - At about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, multiple fire crews were dispatched to Spirit AeroSystems in the 4400 block of E MacArthur, to the report of a titanium fire. Among those on the scene were Hazardous Materials crews, and firefighters from McConnell A...

Sen. Moran Says Help on the Way For Veterans

WICHITA - Senator Jerry Moran tells KNSS News the Senate will soon take up a conference report designed to help America's military veterans by giving them a card to go to any physician they choose, if they haven't received help from the VA in 14 days. 

4 Injured in Refinery Fire Near Coffeyville

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. - A fire broke out at a refinery in the Coffeyville area early Tuesday, sending four people to the hospital with burns. The fire department tells KAKE News the fire broke out at the CVR refinery around 12:20 a.m. Crews needed about an h

Democrat Raises $1.1M in Kansas Governor's Race

TOPEKA, Kan. - Democratic challenger Paul Davis has raised more in contributions this year than Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, but the incumbent is entering the fall campaign with more cash on hand. Finance reports filed Monday by the two campaigns show D

Return of Hot, Dry Conditions Stresses Kansas Crops

WICHITA - The return of hot, dry conditions to Kansas has put stress on farm crops in many parts of the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says in its late crop report that temperatures averaged 2 to 6 degrees above normal in most of Kans

Fire Damages Wichita Home

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Fire damaged a home on the corner of S. Seneca and S. Dayton at around 9:30 p.m. Monday. The home is on the same corner of another fire that burned Whiskey Dick’s bar earlier Monday morning.  

4.3 Earthquake Felt in Kansas

WICHITA -  A 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook portions of Kansas and Oklahoma Monday evening. It happened at 9:46 p.m. about 15 miles west-southwest of Medford, Ok. The earthquake could be felt all across Kansas. According to the U.S. Geological surve

Hutchinson Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  A Hutchinson man is dead following a crash on Highway 50, west of South Hutchinson. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday in the intersection at Dean Road.

Kansas Capital Case Rulings Prompt Legislative Ire

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Supreme Court decisions overturning two brothers' death sentences for a robbery, rape and killing spree in Wichita are likely to fuel another push by conservative Republicans to change how the justices are picked.

Kansas Man Found Dead on Longs Peak Identified

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo.  -  Officials have released the name of a man whose body was found on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.  

Children Removed from Wichita Home

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Four children have been placed into police protective custody following a neighbor's complaint.

No Budget Presented at Wichita School Board Meeting

WICHITA, Kan. -  The Wichita School Board was supposed to get the 2014-2015 budget at Monday night's meeting, but that didn't happen.

Kansas Inmate Sentenced for Attacking Prosecutor

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  A Kansas inmate has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for attacking a county prosecutor in a Reno County courtroom. 

Fire Causes Serious Damage to West Wichita bar

WICHITA, Kan. — Fire has caused significant damage to a west Wichita bar. Just before 11:30 a.m. Monday, a passerby called 911 after seeing smoke coming from Whiskey Dick's Bar and Grill, located at 801 S. Seneca. Fire crews who arrived on sce

Police Say Someone Passing Fake Money in Salina

SALINA, Kan.- Salina police say several businesses have reported receiving counterfeit $20 and $100 bills over the weekend.      

KC Abortion Clinic Closes

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - One of four remaining clinics in Kansas that provide abortions has closed because its doctor and manager have retired.       

Children in State Custody at All-time High

TOPEKA, Kan. - The number of Kansas children in state custody has risen to all-time highs as the number of child abuse and neglect complaints also is climbing.        The Topeka Capital-Journal (http:

Lawmaker Sees Need for Kansas Death Penalty Fixes

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman says he'll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases. Independence Republican Jeff King says the ca

Orman to Submit Petitions for Kansas Senate Bid

TOPEKA, Kan. - A northeast Kansas businessman running for the U.S. Senate as an independent says he h

Panda Express to Open in Derby Marketplace

WICHITA, Kan. - Panda Express is planning to open a location in the Derby Marketplace. This will be the third Panda Express location in the Wichita area. A commercial building permit has been pulled through the city of Derby for a Panda Express, which i

Lawrence Police Investigating Woman's Death

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Lawrence police and state authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a house.        Police say officers found the woman's body at a home Saturday after

Man Critically Injured in Crash on I-135

WICHITA, Kan. - A man has been seriously injured in a collision with a concrete bridge support. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened around 12:30 a.m. on northbound I-135 near Harry. Troopers say 24-year-old Diamond Wilson was driving northbound in

UPDATE: Three Killed in Overnight Crash

WICHITA, Kan. - Three people are dead and two others injured, after a truck collided with a car in west Wichita. It happened shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning at the intersection of Maple and Tracy. Sgt. Jim Merrick says a white Ford Expedition headin

Woman stabbed in north Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - A woman is stabbed early Sunday at a north Wichita motel but doesn't realize she's been injured until later. Police Sgt. Ed Brower says the 28 year old woman told police she had gone around midnight to visit a friend at the Mark 8

Judge rescinds order sealing murder case records

TOPEKA, Kan. - A judge has rescinded an order sealing court records in the case against a man charged in a quadruple murder in southeast Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 11th Judicial District Judge Robert Fleming on Friday rescinded

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Fatal Crash

WICHITA, Kan. -  Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning a serious injury accident was reported at the intersection of Maple and Tracy. Officers blocked the intersection while clearing the wreckage and searching for the suspect. Police say the suspect ran foll

Manhunt Underway Following Fatal Accident

WICHITA, Kan. - Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning a serious injury accident was reported at the intersection of Maple and Tracy. Officers blocked the intersection while clearing the wreckage and searching for the suspect. Police say the suspect ran following

Comcast Cancels Event at Lynn's Home

OLATHE, Kan. - Comcast has canceled a promotional event at the home of a Kansas state senator.   The cable company announced the open house in a recent news release that paired Republican Sen. Julia Lynn of Olathe and promotional language about its h

Two Killed in Separate Accidents Saturday

WICHITA, Kan. - The Kansas Highway Patrol investigated three separate fatal accidents across the state Saturday. The first accident was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m., about 16 miles north of Liberal on U83. Troopers say a 39-year-old Liberal woman wa

Apartment Fire Causes $100,000 in Damage

WICHITA, Kan. - Careless smoking is believed to be responsible for an apartment fire in south Wichita. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of South Emporia at The Shores apartment complex. When firefighters arrived on scene they found

Officers finds a man, injured and nude, under a tree

WICHITA, Kan. - Early Saturday morning a man was found under a tree in the nude, unconscious, and noticeably injured. Around 4:00 a.m. on the 2600 block of S. Holyoke police were called to a scene and found a 37-year-old male naked and unconscious under a

UPDATE: One person dead after being hit by train in S Wichita

WICHITA - One person has died after being hit by a train near Lincoln and Washington. It happened shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Wichita City Council waffling on fall sales tax vote

WICHITA - The Wichita City Council, confronted with bad poll numbers on a loosely-defined $80 million jobs development fund, may not ask for a public vote this fall on a one-cent sales tax. With two weeks left until the council must make a decision on a referendum

Foster Home Inspections Ordered after Child Dies in Hot Car

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Department for Children and Families has ordered foster homes inspections in response to a foster child dying after being left in a hot car.

2 Minnesotans Killed in Kansas Crash

MCPHERSON, Kan.  -  Two Minnesota residents have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in central Kansas.   The Kansas Highway Patrol says Kay Dianne Pautz, 69, and Gary Walter Pautz, 70, died in the accident north of McPherson on Thursday.

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Raping Student

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  A Lawrence man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a University of Kansas student in 1997.  

Reaction to Carr Brothers' Ruling

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Several state and local officials reacted to the ruling Friday from the Kanas Supreme Court, to reverse the death penalty sentences of the Carr brothers.

Sedg. Co. DA Bennett Responds to Carr Bros. Ruling

WICHITA, Kan.  -   The Kansas Supreme Court decisions Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers for a December 2000 robbery, rape and kidnapping spree that ended with four fatal shootings in Wichita field. Sedgwick County Distr

El Dorado Walmart Evacuated following Bomb Threat

EL DORADO, Kan.  -   A Walmart in El Dorado was evacuated after a bomb threat. Officers were called around 5:15 p.m. Friday to the Walmart at 301 South Village road after the threat was called in to the store.

Near Drowning at Cheney Lake

CHENEY, Kan. - Emergency crews were dispatched to a near-drowning at Cheney Lake. KAKE News reports it happened at M&M Point on the east side of the lake. According to Reno County emergency dispatch, a man was pulled from the water and his friend p...

Kansas' primary election tool

WICHITA - With Kansas’ primary election on August 5 approaching fast, it will be imperative that voters go to the right polling place and bring the necessary forms of ID in order to cast their ballot.  This VIP tool is the only tool of its kind that use

Wichita Arrest: Death of Baby Girl Left in Hot Car

WICHITA - Police have made an arrest in connection to the death of a 10-month-old girl who was reportedly left in a hot car. Officers were called just before 7 p.m. Thursday to the 1500 block of South Topeka. When they arrived on scene, they found the ba...

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of capital murder in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a snow-covered Wichita soccer field in 2000.   

Kansas Issues Public Health Warnings for 7 Lakes

TOPEKA, Kan. - Health officials are alerting the public about potentially harmful algae blooms in Kansas lakes. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued warnings for high levels of the toxic algae in seven lakes. Those include Chisholm C

Regents Ask Universities to Start Early on Tuition

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Public university leaders in Kansas are being encouraged to start working on next year's tuition proposals now, rather than wait until the spring semester. Kansas Board of Regents chairman Kenny Wilk says the revenue stream from tuiti

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