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Pratt shooting leaves one injured

PRATT, Kan. – The Pratt Police Department in investigating a Friday evening shooting.  KAKE News reports a man was flown to a Wichita hospital for injuries sustained in the shooting.  The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. in the 100 b

Hutchinson woman sentenced for role in murder

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – A Hutchinson woman was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for her role in the death of Mary Ann Arnett in June 2015.  28-year-old Jammie Hatfield was sentenced to 147 months in prison for intentional 2nd degree murder

Missouri patrol: 18-year-old drowns in lake

GALENA, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an 18-year-old has drowned in Table Rock Lake. The patrol says Nicholas Mullet was swimming with friends early Friday near a pier when he began struggling in the water and disappeared beneath the surfa

Duffy dominant as Royals rout Rangers 3 - 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Danny Duffy scattered four hits while pitching into the seventh inning, the Royals scratched out three runs off the Rangers' Yu Darvish, and Kansas City beat Texas 3-1 on Friday night to open their three-game series. The only

Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriage

TOPEKA, Kan. — A federal judge has told Kansas that for three more years he will monitor its compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a perm

Kansas man convicted in death of centenarian woman

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Kansas man has been convicted in the death and sexual assault on a woman, 100.  Kasey Nesbitt was arrested following the murder of Martha Schell in September 2014. The Wichita Eagle reports that the jury deliberated for

Suspect in Kansas police captain's death appears in court

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man charged in the killing of a Kansas police captain is on suicide watch. Jamaal Lewis, 20, wore an anti-suicide prison smock when he made his first court appearance Friday. Lewis is charged with capital murder in the shooti

Kansas court upholds death sentence for sheriff's killing

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence imposed on a man convicted of fatally shooting a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid. Kansas hasn't executed anyone in more than fifty years, and Friday's decision in Scott C

Kansas attorney general sues to get Guantanamo Bay records

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is suing the federal government to obtain documents related to planning by President Barack Obama's administration to move prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth. Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed the

Grand opening planned for building housing Naismith's rules

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Grand opening festivities are planned for a new center built to house James Naismith's original rules of basketball on the University of Kansas' Lawrence campus. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the celebration is pl

One dead, one critical in Kansas crash

MOUNT HOPE, Kan.  - One person is dead, another critically injured following a rollover crash near Mount Hope.   The accident happened at about 1:15 p.m. Friday on westbound K-96 near Ohio. K-96 was

Kansas AG Sues for Guantanamo Bay Records

TOPEKA - Kansas is suing the federal government to obtain documents related to planning by President Barack Obama's administration to move prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth. Attorney General Derek Schmidt filed the lawsuit Frid...

Wichita: Presto Robbery Suspect Search

WICHITA - Police continue to search for the armed suspect who attacked a woman and robbed a Presto Convenience store. It happened at 5:00 a.m. Thursday near Harry & Rock; the suspect jumped the counter, battering the 30-year-old female employee

WSU professor assesses GOP convention

WICHITA - He calls it an "unconventional" convention. Wichita State University political science professor Ken Ciboski shares his reaction to Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the GOP convention in Cleveland... saying Trump presented a &qu

Kansas court upholds death sentence for sheriff's killing

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence imposed on a man convicted of fatally shooting a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid. Kansas hasn't executed anyone in more than 50 years, and Friday's decision in Scott Chee

Fatal fire in Butler County

TOWANDA, Kan. - One person is dead after an overnight fire in Towanda, in Butler County. Around 11:30 Thursday night firefighters were called to the 300 block of North Main ... the report of a house fire with a person trapped. Firefighters made entry and

Algae warning for Lake Afton and 3 other KS lakes

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment lists 4 lakes in Kansas under a blue-green algae warning. Lakes under a warning status are Lake Afton in Sedgwick County, Atchison County Park Lake in Atchison County, Melvern Outlet Pond in 

KS gas prices likely to remain low compared to last year

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gas prices in Kansas are two dollars a gallon in most of the state, the Wichita area prices are around $2.05 a gallon.  WIBW News in Topeka spoke to Jim Hanni with AAA of Kansas who says prices are 15 to 20 percent lower than they were

Kansas parks welcome Pokemon Go players

TOPEKA, Kan - The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism says that Pokemon go players have spotted many of the virtual pocket monsters at state parks and nature centers.  In a statement State Parks Director Linda Lanterman does offer some

One killed, two hurt in Wichita crash

WICHITA, Kan.  -  One person has died, two others were injured following a crash near Harry and Estelle, west of Hillside. The accident happened around 7:50 p.m. Thursday.  KAKE News reports that a police spokesman confirmed that one perso

Wichita's Chief Ramsey invited to the White House

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Community and police relations appears to be a hot topic with the Obama administration.  Word about bringing the Wichita community together for a bar-b-que to help quell racial tensions has not gone un-noticed. The Wichit

Derby man pleads guilty to tax charges

WICHITA, Kan. – A Derby man has pleaded guilty to federal tax charges and admitted he engaged in fraud to obtain more than 60,000 DVD movies at discount prices from the Disney Movie Club, Acting U.S. Att

$10M bond set for man in Kansas officer's death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A prosecutor says bond has been set at $10 million for a man charged with capital murder in the death of a Kansas City, Kansas, police officer. Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman announced the bond amount Thursday

Royals visit White House, press secretary gets jersey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A dream came true for one long-suffering Kansas City Royals fan in the White House when the reigning World Series champion team paid a visit. President Barack Obama's spokesman Josh Earnest is a Kansas City, Missouri, native

Judge to hear challenge to Kansas' two-tiered voting system

TOPEKA, Kan. — A judge will hear arguments on whether to block the two-tiered voting system in Kansas just days before the primary election. Shawnee County District Judge Larry Hendricks has set a July 29 hearing in Topeka on the American Civil Lib

Lawsuit: Worker for Kansas contractor sexually coerced mother

TOPEKA, Kan. — A federal lawsuit alleges that a caseworker for a Kansas foster care and family preservation contractor sexually harassed and coerced a mother seeking to regain custody of her children. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a Sedgw

Kansas House majority leader interested in speaker's post

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey has confirmed that he's interested in becoming the chamber's next speaker. But the Louisburg Republican told reporters Wednesday that he's concentrating first on helping fellow GO

Man sentenced in Kansas robbery where student died

PITTSBURG, Kan.  — A man involved in a home-invasion robbery in which a Pittsburg State University student was killed has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Joplin Globe reports that Juan Salas-Rueda, 26, was sentenced Wednesday for o

Cruz's failure to endorse Trump irks Kansas delegation

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Republican Party's chairman says the state's delegation to the GOP National Convention felt "general disappointment" when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz didn't endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump. State Ch

Rural Mainstreet Index: July Drop

OMAHA, Neb. - A monthly survey of bankers suggests there's been a drop in the already weak economic outlook for rural areas of 10 Western and Plains states, including Kansas. A report issued Thursday on the Rural Mainstreet Index says it fell to 39.8 ...

Masked Man Attacks Worker in SE Wichita

WICHITA - An armed man wearing a black mask robbed a Presto convenience store in southeast Wichita. It happened at about 5:00 a.m. Thursday near Rock & Harry; the victim was a 30-year-old employee. She says a man came in and jumped over the coun ...

Happy Birthday Wichita: 146 Years

WICHITA - Wichita on Thursday marks 146 years since becoming a city. Wichita was incorporated as a city on July 21, 1870, with 123 men and one woman signing the original incorporation petition. The woman was Mrs. Catherine McCarty, who owned and operate

Hearing set for man accused in KS detective's death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A judge has scheduled a November preliminary hearing for a 29-year-old man charged with capital murder in the death of a Kansas City, Kansas, police detective. Curtis Ayers, of Tonganoxie, is charged with capital murder in the May 9

Cruz's failure to endorse Trump irks KS delegation

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Republican Party's chairman says the state's delegation to the GOP National Convention felt "general disappointment" when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz didn't endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump. State Chairman

Silver Alert for missing Colorado woman

WICHITA - A Silver Alert has been issued for 81-year-old Mary Finnegan of Montrose, Colorado.  She was last seen around noon on July 15th in Montrose.   The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Colorado authorities know Finnegan has family in 

Nyquin, Carrasco send Indians to 11-4 romp over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tyler Naquin hit two of the Indians' five homers and had a career-high six RBIs, helping the Cleveland Indians rout the AL Central-rival Kansas City Royals 11-4 on Wednesday. Carlos Carrasco (7-3) only allowed one hit in six 

Slain Kansas City officer is a former National Guardsman

Kansas City, Kan.  -  Kansas City, Kansas, police captain Robert Melton, who was killed in the line of duty July 19, was a retired member of the Kansas National Guard. Melton served in the Kansas Army National Guard as an enlisted soldier from

Kansas man pleads guilty in bank robbery

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A Kansas City, Kan., man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he took part in an armed robbery at a Stillwell bank before leading police on a high speed chase with a child in his car, Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Be

Facility Dog joins Wichita PD's Victim Assistance Unit

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Wichita Police Department began using a facility dog to aid victims and witnesses of crimes.  Since June 20th the dog has been helping reducing stress and anxiety for people as they work through the aftermath of their

Wichita police arrest robber, with help from alert citizen

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita police were able to arrest a suspect from a recent armed robbery, thanks to an alert citizen.  A man with a gun jumped the pharmacy counter and demanded prescription drugs, at a Walgreen's in the 9500 block of

Chiropractor's license revoked

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Kansas Board of Healing Arts has revoked the license of a Hutchinson chiropractor after he was convicted last year of attempted insurance fraud. The Hutchinson News ( ) reports that the final revocation o

House fire in southwest Wichita

WICHITA - Wichita fire crews were dispatched to a house fire in southwest Wichita early Wednesday morning.  Around 12:40 firefighters arrived at a home in the 17-hundred block of South Edwards.  Fire crews there fought the fire in a defensive

Slain Kansas officer was in honor guard at funeral

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, police captain who was gunned down while looking for a suspect in a drive-by shooting was a member of the department's honor guard at the funeral for a fellow officer who was fatally shot near Kansas City two

KS delegates split over questions about Melania Trump speech

TOPEKA, Kan. - Some Kansas delegates to the Republican National Convention are dismissive of questions about whether passages from Melania Trump's speech were plagiarized. But delegate and State Treasurer Ron Estes said Tuesday that the issue is an

Salazar pitches Indians to 7-3 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Danny Salazar handled the Royals for the third time this season, the Indians roughed up Kansas City's starter-by-committee and Cleveland rolled to a 7-3 victory Tuesday night to even their three-game series. Salazar (11-3) al

Kansas casts GOP convention votes in line with caucuses

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas delegates at the Republican National Convention have voted on Donald Trump's presidential nomination in line with the state's caucus results. The state Tuesday cast nine votes for Trump but 24 for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz a

Feds remove lesser prairie chicken from protection list

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  — The U.S. government has announced it is removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday the move follows recent court rul

ACLU sues over two-tiered Kansas elections

WICHITA, Kan. — The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a two-tiered election system that require Kansas election officials to throw out thousands of votes cast in state and local races by people who registered at motor vehicle offices or

Woman accused in Kansas factory shooting plans plea change

WICHITA, Kan. — Federal court records indicate a woman accused of giving her former boyfriend guns that he used in a shooting at a Kansas lawn equipment factory is planning to change her plea. The Hutchinson News reports that a Monday court filing

Kansas to lose matching federal arts funding

TOPEKA, Kan. — The state budget for arts funding doesn't meet the standard set by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Kansas has allocated $191,000 in funding for this fiscal year.  However it's around $250,000 short of the requi

New Jersey company proposes building dinosaur park in Derby

DERBY, Kan. — A New Jersey company is proposing to build a $39 million dinosaur adventure park in Derby.   The Wichita Eagle reports that Field Station: Dinosaurs wants to replicate its East Coast park in north Derby. The park would include li

Roberts endorses Trump at Republican National Convention

TOPEKA, Kan. —  Sen. Pat Roberts. (R-Kansas), has endorsed Donald Trump in a short speech at the Republican National Convention. The Hutchinson News reports that that Roberts denounced presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a five-m

Man convicted in shooting death of Kansas bride

TOPEKA, Kan. — A second man has been convicted in the shooting death of a Kansas bride as she headed to her reception in her wedding gown. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that jurors found Thomas Earl Brown Jr., 39, guilty Monday of premeditated

Police officer killed in Kansas City, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A trauma surgeon in Kansas City, Kansas, says a police officer has been shot and killed.    Police Chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that the officer was shot Tuesday afternoon. He tweeted "start prayers."    Th

SE Wichita: Phony Animal Control Officer

WICHITA - Somebody is impersonating a police officer in southeast Wichita, near Harry & 127th Street East. A resident living in the 13000 block of E. Stampede reports during the last two weeks, he's been contacted by a man identifying himself as ...

Ice Cream Truck Robbed in W. Wichita

WICHITA - A woman driving an ice cream truck was robbed in west Wichita. It happened Monday afternoon, when a man and two women approached the truck on Murdock, east of Hoover. The suspects ordered some ice cream, but then the man wearing basketball shor...

Man Shot in E. Wichita; Suspect Nabbed

WICHITA - Police are investigating a shooting in east Wichita; it happened around 10:30 a.m. Tusday at the Village Park Rockborough apartments, north of Douglas & Rock.  One man suffered a gunshot wound to the neck, or the upper body; he was hos...

S.W.A.T. Team Deployed in NE Wichita

WICHITA - At about 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, police officers and the S.W.A.T. Team were on the scene of a disturbance with gunshots fired in northeast Wichita, east of 13th & Edgemoor. A woman in her late 40s reportedly fired shots from a residence in the 1...

Man killed by train in Osage County

Quenemo, Kan. - One man is dead after being struck by a train Monday in northeast Kansas. WIBW News in Topeka says around 3:30 a.m. Monday the Osage County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad about a man who was 

Inmate escapes near downtown Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities in Shawnee County are looking for an inmate who escaped from custody Monday while participating in his first day on a work crew project. WIBW News in Topeka is reporting that 25-year-old Ethan James Brouwer ran away around 

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