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Three arrested following overnight shooting in North Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - Shots fired in a north Wichita neighborhood early Saturday morning leads to three arrests. Police responded to a disturbance in the 15-hundred block of North Market Place around 2 AM.

One Person Dead after Crash on K-96

WICHITA - One person has been pronounced dead after a single-vehicle crash in the EB lanes of K-96 near mile marker 269, east of Mt. Hope. It happened around 10 p.m. Friday night. Trooper Griner stated that the victim was driving at a high rate of

Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night.

Wichita Asian Festival, a Celebration of Cultures

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The 34th Annual Asian Festival returns to Wichita this weekend.  The event has free admission and features live entertainment, Asian foods and a cultural pageant.

Wichita Driver Finds Young Children Out Walking, Alone

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita driver observed two young children walking along on the side of a road.  It happened around 11:00 Thursday morning in the 5500 block of east Harry.

KS Supreme Court Vacates Sentence in Tiller Murder Case

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Supreme Court today affirmed the convictions of Scott Roeder in the murder of Wichita physician and abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Dr. Tiller was shot to death inside a Wichita church on May 31, 2009.

Fatal housefire on Wichita's northwest side

WICHITA - One person has been found dead inside a house on fire in northwest Sedgwick County. Firefighters were called to a house in the 5100 block of North Ridge shortly before 8 am Friday. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke pouring from the home.

Mom: Son's Suspension Over Gun Was Not Fair

WICHITA - A first-grade student is suspended for possession of a weapon, he said he got from a classmate at Spaght Multimedia Magnet Elementary School on Oct. 13. KAKE News spoke with Conisha McCullum, the student's mother who said,

Earthquake Preparedness Meeting Hosted in Harper

HARPER, Kan. - Earlier this month a 4.3 magnitude earthquake shook the residents of Harper. While the area has experienced smaller ones, that intense of an earthquake was rare. Call after call flooded the 911 call center. While the quake only lasted

Two people injured in fire

WICHITA - Fire fighters were called to a home in the 8200 block of East Castle around 8:30pm Thursday evening. When crews arrived, they found a small fire in the basement of the home, which was quickly extinguished. 

Wellington teenager injured in a high-speed chase

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. - A 14-year-old boy from Wellington was hospitalized Thursday evening after he plowed into a lumberyard while he was being chased by deputies.

Doctor isolated at New York City hospital tests positive for Ebola

NEW YORK, NY - A preliminary Ebola test has come back positive for a doctor who recently traveled from West Africa and is currently being isolated at a New York City Hospital, according to an official briefed on the case.

Trick but No Treat for Wichita Homeowner

WICHITA, Kan.  -  It's a case of trick but no treat for a Wichita homeowner.  It was reported that a ceramic pumpkin used as a decoration, was set on fire.  It happened around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday in the 3700 block of W. 20th.  

Dog Returns Home after Reported Dognapping

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A dognapping was reported in Wichita.  It happened around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.  A woman says someone took a fence off its hinges, and took her 8 to 9 month old pit bull puppy out of the yard, and left her leash behind.

Wichita Man Injured in Clubbing with Hatchet

WICHITA, Kan.  -  At around 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning police were called to Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph after a man walked in with a head injury. 

Police Investigate Shooting in Southeast Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A man is hospitalized after being shot inside a southeast Wichita home.  It happened shortly before 6:00 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of South Belmont.

Governor Backs Ouster of Kansas Supreme Court Justices'

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is endorsing an effort to persuade Kansas voters to remove two justices from the state Supreme Court.

Mountain Lion Sighting Confirmed in Kansas

OSWEGO, Kan.  -  A deer hunter in Labette County recently found a single image of a mountain lion on a trail camera he had set up.

Court ruling may impact Schneiders' case

WICHITA - A ruling earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court may affect the case of a Kansas couple imprisoned for a moneymaking conspiracy at a Haysville pain clinic linked to 68 overdose deaths.   Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda Schneider,

First-Generation Student Documentary Premiers

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A documentary about first-generation college students from across Kansas is premiering next month.   The premiere is planned for Nov. 4 at Kansas State University and will coincide with First-Generation College Student Awareness Wee

Judge Mulling Impact of Ruling in Painkiller Case

WICHITA - A ruling earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court may affect the case of a Kansas couple imprisoned for a moneymaking conspiracy at a Haysville pain clinic linked to 68 overdose deaths.   Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda Schneider,

Sheriff: Kansas Corporal Charged With Theft

WICHITA - A former Sedgwick County sheriff's corporal has been charged with theft after authorities say he stole about $200 in cash while working at the jail.   Sheriff Jeff Easter said Wednesday the suspect is charged with two counts of

KC Royals take Game 2 of World Series

After a 5-run 6th inning, the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants in game 2 of the World Series tonight, 7-2.  The series is now tied up 1-1. Game 3 is Friday, 7pm at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Wichita Lawmakers Propose Eliminating Sales Tax on Food

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A bipartisan effort is underway in Kansas to eliminate the sales tax on foof purchased for home preparation. 

Wichita Police Fleet Receives a New Look

Wichita Police Fleet Receives a New Look   WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Wichita Police Department has redesigned the paint and decal scheme for the department's fleet. 

County Commission Votes to Approve Wichita TIF District

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Following a vote by the Wichita City Council October 7, to approve creation of a TIF District for the Union Station project, the Sedgwick County Commission addressed the issue as well.

Judge's ruling favors corrections officer

TOPEKA, Kan. - A federal judge has ruled in favor of a former Shawnee County corrections officer who was sued by an inmate who claimed he wasn't protected from another inmate.   The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports former

Riley County Police to Test Body Cameras

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Riley County police are moving forward with a pilot program to place body cameras on some officers.   The Manhattan Mercury reports Capt. Tim Hegarty announced this week that police will start testing the

Topeka Police Search For Pair After Fatal Crash

TOPEKA, Kan. - Topeka police say two people suspected of being involved in a fatal hit-and-run have turned themselves in for questioning.   The accident Tuesday evening killed a motorcyclist, whose name has not been released. Two people in the car

World Series Game 1: Giants beat Royals 7-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Madison Bumgarner took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night's World Series.

Kansas School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI

EMPORIA, Kan  -  An Allen, Kansas school bus driver has been arrested after authorities said he was driving under the influence of alcohol.

Cat Fatally Shot Following Neighbors Dispute

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A dispute between neighbors apparently contributed to the death of a cat.  It happened in the 2100 block of S. Osage at around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Not So Neighborly Break-In in NE Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A home was broken into in northeast Wichita.  It happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday night in the 4600 block of Ironwood Circle, east of Rock Road off of 45th. 

Home Robbery Reported in N. Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A home was robbed in north Wichita.  It happened around 10:40 p.m. Monday in the 2500 block of N. Fairview.  A man told police that a woman he knows knocked on his door, asking to use the bathroom. 

Arrests Made in Wichita Double Homicide

WICHITA, Kan.  -  UPDATE:  Two people have been arrested in connection to the murder of a Wichita couple.

Stabbing overnight in east Wichita

WICHITA - Police are investigating a stabbing in east Wichita. A neighbor knocked on someone's door to report the stabbing this morning. A 30-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition with a wound to the lower abdomen. No immediate word

Mobile home fire in south Wichita

WICHITA - A mobile home in south Wichita was heavily damaged by fire last night. Capt. Jim Heath says firefighters were called to the 2200 block of East MacArthur around 11 pm. Occupants were not home. No injuries. No immediate word on cause or damage est

More earthquakes in Kansas and Oklahoma

WICHITA - More small earthquakes shaking Kansas and Oklahoma Monday night.  The first happened at 10:46 p.m. near the Kansas/Oklahoma border 9 miles southeast of Anthony, KS.  It was a 2.1 magnitude quake.  Then at 11:46, a 2.5 magnitude

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 pot legalization effort renewed

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 t

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 ( ) 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 ( 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 ( ) 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

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