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Fairmount Park Case: Capital Murder Charge

The suspect in a deadly rape and burning at Wichita's Fairmount Park is now charged with capital murder. Prosecutors amended the charges against Cornell McNeal today. Initially McNeal was charged with attempted capital murder, rape and arson. But las

ACLU Revises Gay Marriage Suit in KS

WICHITA - The American Civil Liberties Union has revised its lawsuit over gay marriage in Kansas to raise new claims that the state is refusing to recognize the unions performed in Kansas and other states. Their amended complaint, filed Wednesday, seeks ...

Double Murder: Wichita Man Charged

WICHITA - A Wichita man is charged with capital murder in the deaths of a local couple. Prosecutors charged Steven Edwards in Sedgwick County District Court Wednesday morning. Edwards was arrested last month in the killings of Godofredo and Martha Moreno ...

Christmas tree arrives at governor's mansion

TOPEKA, Kan. - A horse-drawn coach carrying Santa Claus has delivered the governor's Christmas tree to Cedar Crest.  The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that Gov. Sam Brownback and his wife, Mary, were on hand Tuesday mor

Earthquake Swarm Rattles Medford Area

MEDFORD, Ok. - A swarm of earthquakes has rattled the Medford area in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 4.0 quake.   The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake struck at 8:43 a.m. Tuesday. Its epicenter was less than one mile east of

Lawsuit Settled in Death of Former K-State Player

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback have approved a $225,000 settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Kansas State University football player who hung himself at Larned State Hospital.   The Topeka Capital-Journal

OSU Quidditch Team Brings Magic to Campus

STILLWATER, Ok. - There aren't any flying broomsticks, but Oklahoma State University's quidditch team is still bringing magic to the Stillwater campus.   Quidditch is a sport that was born from the "Harry Potter" series of books. It

Dozens Protest Ferguson Decision at Kansas Capitol

TOPEKA, Kan. - Dozens of protesters gathered outside the state Capitol in Topeka to voice their anger after a Missouri grand jury refused to indict a St. Louis-area police officer for shooting an unarmed 18-year-old. About 50 people holding signs turned

Kansas Child in Serious Condition After Being Hit by a Car

MULVANE, Kan. - Mulvane dispatch says a child was taken to St. Francis after being struck in a Dillions parking lot Tuesday. The incident happened around 7:10 p.m. Witnesses told police a child ran out into the parking lot and was hit by a car pulling ou

Proposed Law Would Crack Down on Metal Thieves

WICHITA,Kan. - Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett says he, other law enforcement, and community leaders from around the state are cracking down. They are proposing a new law that would charge metal thieves with aggravated criminal damage to p

Costco Targets Mid-2015 Opening of Wichita Store

WICHITA, Kan. - Costco is moving full speed ahead with its plans to build a store in Wichita. I spoke to Todd Thull, Costco's vice president of construction, on Tuesday about the company's plans for a more than $20 million store. Thull says Cost

'Suspicious' Fire Damages Hutchinson Home

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - An early morning fire that caused extensive damage to a Hutchinson home is being called suspicious. At 6:39 a.m. Tuesday, Hutchinson firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of East 6th Avenue for the report of a house fire. When

Wichita community leaders join 'No Ferguson Here' vigil

WICHITA - About two dozen community leaders joined the 'No Ferguson Here' vigil this morning at the Christian Faith Center in south Wichita. Activists from the Sunflower Community Action group, religious leaders from the Wichita Ministerial Leagu

Stepped up enforcement for holiday drivers

WICHITA - Thanksgiving travel is expected to be at its highest level since 2007 ... with more than 46 million Americans traveling 50 miles or more. Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Gary Warner tells KNSS New a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportati

Harvest of Sorghum, Soybeans Wraps Up in Kansas

WICHITA - The latest government farm snapshot shows the fall harvest is wrapping up in Kansas.   The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 90 percent of the sorghum and 96 percent of the soybeans have now been cut in the state

Kansas Man Sentenced in Cyber 'Snooping' Porn Case

WICHITA - A Kansas man has been sentenced to federal prison after AOL's automatic detection system caught him emailing child pornography.   Fifty-six-year-old Walter Ackerman of Lebanon was sentenced Monday to 14 years and two months in prison

KBI Surveying Law Enforcement Agencies on Kits

TOPEKA, Kan. - The state's investigation bureau is trying to determine if Kansas has a backlog of untested sexual assault kits.   The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the kits include swabs and specimens gathered during exams of sexual assault vict

Wichita BOE Recognizes Heisman Nominees

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Local nominees for the Wendy's High School Heisman Award were recognized at Monday night's USD 259 Board of Education meeting.

Topeka Murder Suspect Seeking Name Change

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A Kansas man whose capital murder conviction was overturned because of ineffective counsel is seeking to change his name, which prosecutors said will have no impact on his upcoming retrial.  

Investors Seek to Develop SE Kansas Casino

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A group of Kansas investors has proposed a $130 million casino in southeast Kansas, the third project to vie for the license. 

Sedgwick County Paramedic Arrested

WICHITA, Kan.  -   Wichita police arrested a paramedic, 23, over the weekend. He's accused of possessing pictures of nude children.

Kansas Man Sentenced to Life for Pratt Murders

PRATT, Kan.  -  A Kansas man is set to spend life in prison for the murder of a woman and her unborn child.

Bird Act: Another Hunter Sentenced in Kansas

WICHITA - A hunter pleaded guilty and has been sentenced in federal court in Wichita for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act when he and seven friends met in Kansas to hunt mourning doves.   52-year-old George Morgan of Gordonville, Texas, was se...

Men's Hoops: WSU Moves Into the Top 10

WICHITA - The Wichita State men's basketball team (3-0) is now ranked in the top 10 in the nation in both major polls; WSU is #9 in the Associated Press weekly poll, and moved up two spots to #10 in the Coaches Poll. The Shockers moved up three spots ...

2 More Earthquakes in OK Monday Morning

WICHITA - Two more earthquakes shake Oklahoma early Monday morning.  The first was a 4.0 magnitude earthquake approximately 18 miles east of Enid, OK at 12:55 a.m. The second quake was a 3.4 magnitude quake measured at 2:28 a.m. approximately 10 mi

Hutchinson Vandalism is About Marilyn Monroe

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - A vandal with an apparent love of Marilyn Monroe has targeted a Hutchinson neighborhood.   The Hutchinson News ( ) reports that the sultry star's likeness appears spray-painted on a column portion of a

Kansas Schools Seek Room and Board Rate Increase

TOPEKA, Kan. - State universities in Kansas are seeking to hike their room and board rates for the upcoming school year.   The Kansas Board of Regents is expected to approve the increases in December. There was a first reading of the proposals last

Kansas Has Lower Private-Sector Job Growth Than US

TOPEKA, Kan. - Federal statistics show Kansas is seeing slower private-sector job growth than the U.S. as a whole, while unemployment in the state declined in October to 4.4 percent.   The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports Kansas gained 13,900

UPDATE: Group Donating Presents to Children of Park Attack Victim

WICHITA, Kan. - The I Got Your Back organization is asking people do drop off Christmas presents for the children of woman who died after being attacked, raped and burnt alive in Fairmount Park a week ago. The victim has been identified as 36-year-old Le

Kansas Prisons Face Staffing Shortages

TOPEKA, Kan. - The interim director of the Kansas Association of State Employees says state correctional officers are being put at risk because of critical staffing shortages in state prisons.   The Lawrence Journal-World ( ) rep

Teen Killed, 6 Hurt in Kansas Crash

OSKALOOSA, Kan. - A teenager is dead and 6 others were hospitalized after a crash Saturday afternoon in Jefferson County. The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. along K-16 near Oskaloosa. Troopers say 17-year-old Levi Terrell was driving in the westbound la

Man robs east Wichita convenience store at gunpoint

WICHITA, Kan. - Police are looking for a man who robbed an east Wichita convenience store at gunpoint late Saturday night. Sgt. Ed Brower said that around 11:30 p.m., a man wearing a ski mask entered the Phillips 66 at Hillside and Waterman.

Wichita State beats Newman University 105-57

WICHITA - The Wichita State Shockers beat the Newman University Jets at Koch Arena Sunday afternoon 105-57. The Shockers host Tulsa at Koch Arena Saturday, November 29 at 2pm. The game will be carried live on our sister station 103.7 KEYN.  

Drive-by shooting damages Wichita convenience store

WICHITA - Wichita Police are investigating a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning at a southeast Quick Trip store. Sgt. Ed Brower said the shooting happened around 3:25am in front of the store at 2106 S. Rock Rd.  A 29-year-old woman heard seven gunshots fired in her direction.

Woman stabbed 9 times in northeast Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police say a woman is in stable condition after being stabbed at an apartment complex in northeast Wichita. The stabbing happened around 7 p.m. Saturday in the 2600 block of N. Grove.

Charred Body of Kansas Man Found in Missouri

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Missouri authorities are investigating the death of a Kansas man whose body was found inside a burned portable restroom. On Friday, Jackson County authorities identified the victim as 30-year-old Jackson Guzman of Shawnee, Kansas.

Manhattan Zoo's Last Remaining Cheetah Euthanized

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Sunset Zoo in Manhattan is without cheetahs after the death of a 13-year-old feline.   The Manhattan Mercury ( ) reports that the veterinary staff euthanized its last remaining cheetah on Thursday. The health of

Kansas Man Dies After His Truck Flips Into Water

CHANUTE, Kan. - A man has died after his pickup truck went off the side of a bridge in southeast Kansas.   The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as 51-year-old Jack R. Cheyney of Chanute. The patrol says the accident happened around 9 a.m.

Fairmount Park attack victim dies

WICHITA - A woman who was raped, beaten and set on fire last week has died. The 36-year-old woman was attacked in Fairmount Park on November 14. KAKE News is reporting she died Saturday morning. Her name hasn't been released.

Fire at Meals On Wheels kitchen closes Senior Services of Wichita

WICHITA - The Meals On Wheels kitchen in Wichita is shut down after a fire there Saturday morning. Crews were called around 10:30 a.m. to the 200 block of South Walnut.

Wichita Police investigate robbery

WICHITA - Wichita Police are investigating a robbery around 6:25am Saturday morning at the Circle Cinema, 2570 S. Seneca. A 33-year-old attendant reported that an man wearing a ski mask came in, ran to the register and took an undisclosed ammount of money.

ACLU to Amend Marriage Equality Lawsuit Against Kansas

KANSAS - Marriage equality may have come to Kansas but same-sex couples say they're still being treated like second class citizens. "They're trying to get on their husbands' or wives' insurance. They're trying to update their drivers'

Woman Killed, Child Hurt in SE Kansas Crash

COFFEYVILLE, Kan - A 29-year-old woman was killed and a child hurt in a crash in SE Kansas today. The accident happened late this morning a half mile north of Coffeyville. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers said a car driven by Rachel Baker ran a stop sign a

McPherson Police Notice Surge in Counterfeit Cash Circulating

MCPHERSON, Kan. - Police noticed a surge of counterfeit cashcirculating in McPherson. Police say the bills have a different paper texture and are missing the watermark. They've seen fakes of $10s, $20s, $50s, and even $100 dollar bills floating aroun

Wichita Middle School Employee Arrested for Child Sex Crimes

WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita middle school employee has been arrested, accused of child sex crimes. Police arrested 22-year-old Samuel Perlman early Friday morning, booking him into jail on two counts of indecent liberties with a child and one count sexual

Park Attack Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The man accused of beating, raping and setting a woman on fire at a northeast Wichita park has made his first court appearance.

Wichita Interchange on I-235 at 13th Street Now Open

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A new highway interchange has opened in west Wichita. After nearly two years of construction, the I-235 and 13th Street Floodway crossing interchange is complete.

Wichita Flights Cancelled Due to Fog

WICHITA, Kan.  -  At least four departing flights have been cancelled in Wichita due to dense fog near the airport. Four flights scheduled to takeoff between Noon and 3:20 p.m. have been cancelled.

Fire Damages Home Near Goddard

GODDARD, Kan.  -  Firefighters battled flames and the elements at a house fire near Goddard Friday morning. It happened on MacArthur and Manly, just east of Lake Afton.

Wichita Police Look for Bank Robber

WICHITA - At about 6:00 p.m. on Halloween, a male suspect entered the Intrust Bank inside the Dillons at 13th & West Street. He was wearing an Oregon Ducks hat and a black long-sleeve Russell Athletics shirt. The suspect approached the counter, telli...

Wichita's Riverside Hospital Treats Victim

WICHITA - On Friday morning, a 23-year-old man with a gunshot wound was dropped off at Riverside Hospital at Central & McLean; he was transfered to Via Christi-St. Francis. Additional security personnel were on the scene at Via Christi when the victi...

$3.3M Raised Toward Newton YMCA

WICHITA - The fundraising effort to bring a branch of the Greater Wichita YMCA to Newton has topped $3.3 million. Of that, $238,480 has been generated from the public portion of the campaign. Loni Jensen, the campaign's coordinator, shared updated totals

KU to Offer Military Mental Health Training

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas is offering a military mental health first aid course.   The course is designed to help active military members, veterans, their families and people who work with them recognize and respond to signs of mental

Metal Finishing Business Owner to Change Pleas

WICHITA - A Kansas metal finishing business and its owner are planning to change their pleas to charges accusing them of dumping untreated wastewater into a city sewer system. A notation filed Thursday shows C & R Plating and its owner, Kevin L. Clin

Forensic Medical Exam Helps Catch Wichita Assault Suspect

WICHITA, Kan.  Via Christi's team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners or "SANE" is helping treat the woman, 36, who was raped, beaten and set on fire last week in Fairmount Park.

Kansas Could Use Highway Funds to Fill Budget Gaps

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas legislators are likely to consider diverting funds earmarked for highway projects to general government programs to help solve the state's budget problems.  

Kansas Nurse Returns to Jail Following Bond Increase

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A former nurse who is charged with sexually assaulting four Kansas City, Kansas, hospital patients has returned to jail.  

Woman Killed in Topeka House Fire

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A woman has been killed in a house fire in a neighborhood just west of downtown Topeka.   The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the fire was reported around 8:20 a.m. Thursday in the two-story home.

Cher Cancels Upcoming Dressed to Kill Tour Dates

WICHITA - Cher has announced the cancellation of all remaining dates on her Dressed To Kill (D2K) concert tour. Shortly before returning to the road in September, she was felled by an infection that affected her kidney function. While her progress has b

Former KS Bank Employee Sentenced

WICHITA - A former employee of a bank in Crawford County in far southeast Kansas was sentenced in federal court in Wichita to nearly six years in federal prison for stealing more than $2.5 million from the bank. 54-year-ld Cynthia Bright of Girard ...

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