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Royals Rally, Beat Astros 5-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -  Ben Zobrist hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning, reliever Wade Davis got replay help for a key pickoff in the ninth and the Kansas City Royals rallied from a three-run hole to beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Friday, e

Counterfeit Bills Show Up in S. Wichita

WICHITA - There were about a dozen cases of counterfeit money reported in Wichita on Thursday; multiple cases were reported on S. Meridian, and S. Broadway. Police notified businesses throughout south Wichita that suspects were using a batch of fake $50 ...

No Charges in Fatal Wichita Police Shooting

WICHITA - Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett has decided to file no criminal charges in the shooting death of a suspect who fired multiple shots at police and others. Bennett told reporters at a news conference Friday that Wichita police ...

Wichita public schools need more than 60 teachers

WICHITA - Kansas begins the school year with more than 300 teacher vacancies. Wichita leads the way with the most openings.


Wellington to See Steep Electric Rate Increase

WELLINGTON - A recent decision by the Wellington city council will have residents and businesses digging a little deeper to pay for energy. City leaders voted 5-1 Tuesday to raise electric rates by 30%. The decision comes after 9 years without an

Wichita Student Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

WICHITA - The Wichita School District says a student at Kelly Elementary has come down with whooping cough. The case is the first for USD 259 this school year. The number of confirmed whooping cough cases in Sedgwick County has hit 60 so far for 2015. KAKE News 

Kansas Supreme Court Declines to Hear Heartland Park Case

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal of a case addressing the validity of a petition drive seeking a public vote on Topeka's proposed purchase of Heartland Park Topeka. The court on Wednesday denied Chris 

State to Issue Birth Certificates to 2 Same-Sex Couples

TOPEKA, Kan. - The state of Kansas will issue birth certificates to two same-sex couples but will continue to study similar requests on a case-by-case basis. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the birth certificates in the two cases 

Kansas Judges Plan New Lawsuit Over Judicial Funding

WICHITA - The four judges who sued Kansas over the Legislature's move to defund the state judiciary's budget are planning to file a new lawsuit. A court notice on Thursday shows they voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit which Kansas had moved to 

Andover Police Investigate Car Burglaries

ANDOVER, Kan. -  Andover Police Department is investigating five car burglaries that happened overnight in the residential neighborhood at 13th Street and Prairie Creek. Thieves took electronics and money left inside cars. Officers said the five car

Police Investigate 3 Break-Ins at Same Derby Pharmacy

DERBY, Kan.  -  Police are looking the suspect or suspects who burglarized a Derby pharmacy three times in the last three months. Damm Pharmacy, at 1410 N. Woodlawn in Derby has been broken into three times since the beginning of July. In each

Chemical Plant Fire near Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Firefighters are on scene of a fire at a chemical plant southwest of Wichita. The fire broke out just before 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the Occidental Chemical Corporation in the 6200 block of South Ridge Road. When crews arrived,

Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Kansas Crash

JUNCTION CITY, Kan.  -  A Fort Riley soldier is dead following a crash involving a semi Thursday morning in Geary County. The crash happened around 3:45 a.m. on Highway-77 about one mile south of K-82, northeast of Milford Lake. KHP troopers s

SE Wichita: Simultaneous Apartment Robberies

WICHITA - Side-by-side break-ins in southeast Wichita, near Harry & Webb. It happened before 1:30 a.m. Thursday, in the 1600 block of S. Beech. A 23-year-old woman says two unknown male suspects came into her apartment through her balcony door, ...

Twin Presto Robberies in SE Wichita

WICHITA - Two Presto stores were robbed in southeast Wichita, and the suspect descriptions in each case are similar. The first case happened late Wednesday night at Rock & Harry. The suspects in that case were described as a black female with a handg...

Man Shot in the Leg in S. Wichita

WICHITA - A man was shot in south Wichita, near Washington & Mt. Vernon. It happened late Wednesday night, where two men were arguing in the 1000 block of E. Clark; a 31-year-old man was being called names by a 29-year-old man. The younger man ran a...

Reward Offered to Find Who Shot Dog in Harvey County

WICHITA - Halstead police are offering a $500 reward for those who shot a pit bull terrier and left it to suffer.  The Terrier now named Samson is in the hands of K-9 Karma Animal Advocates, Inc. and on the road to recovery. But a couple months ago

Westar Energy Warns Customers of Impostors

WICHITA - Westar Energy is alerting customers that impostors claiming to work for the utility are threatening to disconnect service and asking for prepaid cards as payment.  Westar reports several customers have contacted the company after receiving

Gas Leak Caused Fire That Critically Burned Motorcyclist

WICHITA - Troopers say a fuel leak sparked a fire Wednesday afternoon that left a motorcyclist with severe burns.  Emergency crews were called around 4:30 p.m. to the 13500 block of US-54, just east of SW Meadowlark Road in Andover. The Kansas 

McPherson City Worker Hurt in Fall at Transfer Station

MCPHERSON, Kan. - A city worker in McPherson suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a fall at a transfer station Wednesday afternoon.  It happened around 2 p.m. north of 1st Street and Centennial Drive in McPherson. Fire Chief Jeff Diehl said the

Report: Kansas Population Increases by .3 Percent

TOPEKA, Kan. - New health statistics show that the Kansas' population has nudged up slightly to 2.9 million. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has reported a 0.3 percent population increase from 2013 to 2014. The report released this 

Gas Company Plans Appeal of Judgment in Kansas Case

WICHITA - Northern Natural Gas wants a federal court to allow it to delay paying property owners a $8.58 million judgment for condemning nearly 9,200 acres in southern Kansas. The Omaha-based company filed Wednesday a motion in U.S. District Court in 

High Court Weighs 3 Kansas Death Sentences

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  The Supreme Court seems inclined to rule against the perpetrators of what one justice called "some of the most horrendous murders" he's ever seen from the bench.   The justices on Wednesday were critical

Prisoner Renews Demand for Hairstyle Change in Kansas Military Prison

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  Imprisoned national security leaker Chelsea Manning is renewing demands in federal court to wear a feminine hairstyle. The transgender former Army intelligence analyst filed the amended complaint Monday in U.S. District Cou

Reported Forcible Sex Offenses Increase at University of Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  A newly released report says the number of forcible sex offenses reported on the University of Kansas campus has gone up for a second straight year. The university's Clery Act Annual Security Report released Oct. 1 says t

Topeka Area Civil War Era Home, Demolished

Topeka Area Civil War Era Home, Demolished   TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A Civil War-era home north of Topeka that was thought to have been a way station on the Underground Railroad has been demolished.   The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that R

Judge to Consider KS Voter Rules in December

TOPEKA - County election officials in Kansas could be nearly done with canceling more than 31,000 incomplete voter registrations when a federal judge has the next hearing in a lawsuit challenging the effort. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Wed...

Gov. Wants Ike Statue on KS Statehouse Grounds

TOPEKA - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback thinks President Dwight Eisenhower should have more than a sidewalk plaque to honor him on the Statehouse grounds. The state unveiled the plaque Wednesday during a ceremony. It is the 11th on a "Walk of Honor" ...

KS Budget: No New Taxes, Says Gov.

TOPEKA - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's not considering additional spending cuts or new tax increases to keep the state budget balanced in the face of disappointing tax collections. Brownback said Wednesday he's confident the state will ...

Suspect charged in western-Kansas killing

COLDWATER, Kan.  — A 42-year-old western Kansas man has been charged in a fatal shooting.   The Kansas attorney general's office said Tuesday that Frank Domingo Asebedo Jr. of Protection has been charged with first-degree murder in t

Wichita Woman Beaten, Hospitalized

WICHITA - A woman was hospitalized after a beating in Wichita. The 32-year-old woman was reportedly walking on a bike path when a man approached on a bicycle shouting the woman's name. Witnesses say the man passed the woman, then got off the bike and ...

Man Gets 10 Years in Prison in Shawnee County Cocaine Case

TOPEKA, Kan. - A Pennsylvania man who authorities say was stopped on a western Shawnee County highway with more than 13 pounds of cocaine in his possession has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said 37-year-old 

Water Conference to Focus on Kansas Water Vision Plan

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Governor's Water Conference next month aims to focus on implementation of the Kansas water vision plan. The two-day event begins Nov. 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Manhattan. Other major topics slated for

Supreme Court to Hear Carr Brothers Case

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Carr brothers case heads to the US Supreme Court Wednesday. The justices will hear oral arguments about whether or not the two Wichita men convicted of murdering five people should have had their death sentences overturned

Bedbug Evidence Found at Topeka Library

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A pesticide company has found evidence of bedbugs at a Topeka library. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Schendel Pest Services' bug-sniffing dog, Scout, on Monday found signs of the bugs in two sections of the Topeka and

Solomon Fills Rush Order to Aid Saipan

SOLOMON, Kan.  -  A Kansas company is working to fill a rush order from the federal government to help a Pacific island commonwealth hit by a recent typhoon. The Salina Journal reports that more than 100 Solomon Corporation employees are workin

Kansas Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting

COLDWATER, Kan.  -  A western Kansas man has been arrested in a fatal shooting. The Kansas Bureu of Investigation announced Tuesday that the suspect, 42, is jailed in Ford County in the killing of Lelyn P. Betts, 43, of Garden City. Betts was

Kansas Cropland Values Down

MANHATTAN, Kan.  -  Low grain prices are driving down Kansas cropland values, at the same time that high prices for cattle are pushing up the value of pastures. Agriculture Department data shows the value of cropland slipped to an average $2,21

Kansas Man Sentenced in Bicyclist's Death

MANHATTAN, Kan.  -  A Kansas man accused of causing the death of a Manhattan bicyclist last year has been sentenced to 44 days in jail. The Manhattan Mercury reports Derik Kesler, 33, of Rossville was sentenced Monday in the death of Mark Jilka

Kansas Man Indicted on Firearms Charges

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Chanute man was indicted Tuesday on charges of manufacturing silencers in violation of federal firearms laws, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.   Shane Cox, 44, who owned an Army surplus store called Tough Guys, is charg

Voter Lawsuit: KS GOP Leader Wants Davis Out

TOPEKA - The Kansas Republican Party's chairman is demanding that Democrats' last nominee for governor withdraw as an attorney from a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration policies. GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold said Tuesday that former ...

KS: Attorney Indicted on Child Porn Charges

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The former city attorney of Manhattan, Kansas, is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on charges of distributing child pornography. 53-year-old Bill Raymond of Andover is charged with three counts of distributing child pornogra...

South Haven Police Chief Suspended

SOUTH HAVEN, Kan. - Monday evening, city council members learned South Haven police chief Jason Boyd was under investigation by the Sumner County Sheriff's Office. Boyd has been the police chief for about 3 years, but now his job is in question. The

Winter Wheat Planting Nears Halfway Point in Kansas

WICHITA - Kansas farmers are nearing the halfway point for planting of the 2016 winter wheat crop. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 46 percent of the state's winter wheat crop has been seeded. That is slightly behind

Man Pleads Guilty in Uncle's Death in Belvue

BELVUE, Kan. - A man accused of killing his uncle in Belvue has pleaded guilty. WIBW-TV reports Christopher Arand pleaded guilty to first-degree murder Monday just before jury selection was set to begin in his trial. He faces life in prison

Man Who Flew Marijuana to Kansas Gets 1 Year in Prison

WICHITA - A Colorado man who flew a plane loaded with marijuana to Iola, Kansas, was sentenced to a year in federal prison. Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old Kenneth E. Weaver, of Denver, was sentenced Monday for one count of possession with intent to

Kansas Firm, City Reach Restitution Deal for Pollution

WICHITA - A Kansas metal finishing business and its owner have struck a deal with the north-central community of Minneapolis to pay for illegally discharging untreated wastewater into the city sewer. C&R Plating and its owner, Kevin L. Cline told a

Kansas to Reduce Benefits for Children of Some State Workers

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas has plans to reduce the insurance assistance for children of lower-income state workers next year and also allow those children to be enrolled in a federal health program. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports workers who q

Culling Kansas Voter Records to Take Weeks

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Some Kansas election officials expect to take weeks to cancel incomplete voter registrations even with a new rule for culling records from Secretary of State Kris Kobach. And county election officials said Monday that even when

Kansas State's Moore Arrested on DUI

MANHATTAN, Kan.  -  A Kansas State football player has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Cre Moore, 20, was arrested early Sunday after the pickup he was driving hit a light pole in Ma

Topeka Man Sentenced in Drug Trafficking Case

TOPEKA, KAN.  -  A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 20 years for supplying crack cocaine to a drug trafficking operation in Junction City and Manhattan, Kan., U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.   Johnny Lee Ivory, III, 29, Topeka, Kan., wa

Guilty Plea in Plot to Kill 4 at Topeka School

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A man charged as a juvenile with plotting to kill four adults at a Topeka high school has pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated assault. As part of Monday's plea agreement, four counts of soliciting first-degree murde

Inmate Dies at Sedgwick County Jail

WICHITA, Kan.  -     An investigation is underway after an inmate death at the Sedgwick County Jail. On October 4, 2015, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a Sedgwick County inmate was found unresponsive in his cell.  At approximately 11:45

Youngsters Arrested for Arson in NW Wichita

WICHITA - Two youngsters have been arrested after a fire in northwest Wichita. Fire Marshal Brad Crisp says it happened Saturday, after a fire was discovered at a vacant house in the 3200 block of N. Arkansas; he says the fire was intentionally set, and ...

Dispute Over Kansas Judicial Funding

WICHITA - The fight over a move by the Legislature to defund the Kansas judiciary's budget has now landed in the federal courts. A court notice shows Kansas has moved the lawsuit filed by four judges to U.S. District Court in Topeka. The attorn...

K.U. pay raises could be delayed

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — The University of Kansas won't give out employee raises while there's still a chance for last-minute state budget cuts. Provost Jeff Vitter says the university budgeted midyear, merit-based salary increases for select e

Fan Dies During Chiefs-Bengals Game

CINCINNATI, Oh. - A man from Springfield, Missouri, collapsed in a restroom at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday during a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The man's identity wasn't 

Deere Says UAW Members Approve Labor Agreement

MOLINE, Ill. - Farm equipment manufacturer Deere and Company says United Auto Workers members have approved a new six-year labor agreement that covers facilities in three states. Deere and UAW reached a tentative agreement last week. The company said in

Dump Truck Driver Found Dead in Field After Reported Missing

NETAWAKA, Kan. - A 58-year-old northeast Kansas man is dead after the dump truck he was driving ran off the road and into a cornfield. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Edward Howard Hollingdale of Holton was pulling a corn hauler trailer on Saturday

Wichita Attorney Elected Kansas Democratic Party Chairman

SALINA, Kan. - A Wichita attorney is the new Kansas Democratic Party chairman after delegates from across the state elected him on a unanimous vote. Lee Kinch is a longtime party activist who will replace Larry Meeker, who resigned as party chairman in 

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