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Woman tries to run over boyfriend; kids in protective custody

WICHITA, Kan. - Two children are in protective custody after police say a woman tried to run over her boyfriend Friday night. It happened just after 10 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 11th Street North. A 22-year-old man told officers that his girlfrien

Crash kills 2 in western Kansas

HAYS, Kan. - Two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in western Kansas.   The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that 40-year-old Jesse Pfannenstiel of Woodston, and 26-year-old Justin Kennedy of Greensburg, died in the crash. The patrol says t

Topeka Site Offering Compressed Natural gas

TOPEKA, Kan. - A Topeka business has started publicly offering compressed natural gas to some drivers.   Questar Fueling's, compressed natural gas filling station has been open since October, but opened Thursday to most of the public.   Comp

Police searching for 2 suspects in early morning shooting

WICHITA, Kan.  - Wichita Police are investigating a shooting that took place early Saturday morning. Just after 4 AM, 9-1-1 dispatch received a call from a passerby who reported that a man had been shot in the vicinity of Edward and Newell, which is

Bomb Threat Clears Derby Wal-Mart

DERBY, Kan.  -  The Derby Wal-Mart was evacuated for several hours.  It happened after someone called in a bomb threat shortly after 6:00 p.m. Friday night. 

Sebelius Not Considering US Senate Run

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A spokeswoman says departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate.  

Brownback Signs Technical Abortion Changes

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.  

2 Wichita Boys in Protective Custody

Wichita, Kan.  -  Two young boys are in protective custody after a police officer found them wandering alone near a Wichita street. 

Guilty Plea in Death of Salina Woman

SALINA, Kan.  -  A Salina man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the death of a woman last April.

Sex Offender Sentenced for Sex Crimes

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A registered sex offender has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes against a old girl, 14.

Kansas Extending Ban on Expansion of Medicaid

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Gov. Sam Brownback has indefinitely extended a ban on expanding Medicaid in Kansas under the federal health care overhaul.  

Thieves Remove Bronze Plaques from Veterans Memorial Park

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita Police are investigating the larceny of two bronze plaques that were taken from the Veterans Memorial Park at 339 W. Central.

Former Kansas Lawmaker Killed in Ultralight Crash

HILLSBORO, Kan.  -  A former six-term Kansas House member who was appointed in December to the state's Supreme Court Nominating Commission has died in an ultralight plane crash near his hometown.

U.S. Delays Review of Keystone XL Pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The State Department is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. That could push a decision about the controversial oil pipeline until after the midterm elections ...

Wyatt Earp Gun Sells for $225K at Auction

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold for $225,000. Earp served as a police officer in Wichita during the 1870s. A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the ...

It Was a Tough Winter For City Crews

WICHITA - It was a tough winter for street maintenance, says Wichita Public Works and Utilities Director Alan King. He tells KNSS News his 850 workers used "a lot" of salt on the roadways... 7,000 tons of sand. Now, city crewss are cleaning up a

Diversion for Sarah Bruce

  HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The wife of Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce was granted diversion and fined for a driving under the influence case. The Hutchinson News reports ( ) Sarah Bruce, of Nickerson, will be given at least six mon

Wichita Jobless Rate Down in March

WICHITA - The Wichita Area unemployment rate dropped a bit ... from 6.3 percent in February ... to 5.9 percent in March. Just over 282, 700 people were working in March in the Wichita MSA ... which includes Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, and Sumner Counties. U

Arkansas City Resident Caught in Fake Loan Scheme

WICHITA - The Better Business Bureau is warning area residents to be mindful of fictitious lenders using BBB's name in fake loan schemes after a Kansas woman recently lost several hundred dollars. An Arkansas City woman recently received a phone call

Wichita State Researchers Seeking 'Grandfamilies'

WICHITA - Two Wichita State University researchers are seeking grandparents and grandchildren of all ages for a study on "grandfamilies." The Wichita State University assistant professors from the Elliott School of Communications in Wichita want

Law Enforcement Releases Wichita "Cops on Rails" Results

WICHITA - The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Wichita Police Department, and the Kansas Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad conducted Operation “Cops On Rails/Officer On The Train” in Wichita be

Airport Terminal on Schedule for Completion in 2015

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Wichita City Council got a tour this morning of the new airport terminal, which will open next year. It has been about 18 months since ground was broken for the new terminal.

Wichita Man Charged with Animal Cruelty

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita man is charged with animal cruelty in the death of a kitten investigators say he threw into a fenced yard with two dogs.

WSU Plans New Technology Entrepreneurship Hub

WICHITA, Kan.  -  This week, Gov. Sam Brownback announced that the legislature is putting $2 million dollars into the creation of Innovation Campus and more technology jobs in Wichita.

Note Leads to Increase Police Presence at 2 Salina Schools

SALINA, Kan.  -  Security has been beefed up at two Salina high schools after a staff member at one of the schools found a note indicating there would be violence there.  

Kansas Officials Boost Revenue Estimates by $178M

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas officials are projecting that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015.  

Peterson Student has Surprise Homecoming at School

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Peterson Elementary fourth-grader Cade O’Brien had quite a surprise during what he thought was an ordinary school assembly.

KHP Led on 65-Mile Chase on Interstate

ABILENE, Kan.  -  The Kansas Highway Patrol says troopers were led on a 65-mile chase on the interstate before the driver was arrested.

Woman Killed Getting Out of Moving Vehicle.

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  The Kansas Turnpike Authority says a woman died when she got out of a moving vehicle and was run over.

Wichita Garage Fire Ruled Arson

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Investigators have ruled a fire that burned a garage earlier this week was arson.  The fire broke out early Tuesday morning at a home in the 4500 block of South Osage in southwest Wichita.

Larned State Hospital Celebrates 100th Anniversary

LARNED, Kan.  -  Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan joined staff and members of the community Thursday to observe and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Larned State Hospital.

Larceny at Wichita Veterans Memorial Park

WICHITA - Metal thieves strike again -- proving that nothing is sacred. Someone stole brass plaques from the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Wichita near the Arkansas River. There were also 14 cases of shoplifting reported Wednesday throughout Wichit

KS Hoping for Better Revenue Projections

TOPEKA - Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says he expects a new fiscal forecast to be more optimistic about state revenues through June 2015. Jordan and other state officials are drafting a new fiscal forecast to guide legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback in ...

First lady to speak at Topeka schools' graduation

TOPEKA, Kan. - Michelle Obama plans to give the commencement address for the graduation ceremony for Topeka's high schools on May 17.  

Kansas unemployment unchanged in March

TOPEKA, Kan. - Unemployment held steady in Kansas during March, staying at a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.9 percent in March, the same as in February.   The Kansas Department of Labor says Thursday that the rate compares with 5.5 percent from March

Kansas Regents sticking with social media policy

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Board of Regents leaders say they do not plan to back away from the board's social media policy, which has been criticized for allowing administrators to fire or discipline employees for their social media postings.   During

Kansas Wesleyan plans environmental studies degree

SALINA, Kan. - Kansas Wesleyan University plans to offer a new environmental science major that will combine sciences with the study of social forces involved in environmental issues.   The new Environmental Sciences and Community Resilience will be

Motion to dismiss 1997 rape case is denied

LAWRENCE, Kan. - A 40-year-old man will go on trial for the second time on charges that he raped a University of Kansas student in 1997.   On Wednesday, Douglas County Judge Michael Malone denied a motion to dismiss the case against Robert Grey, who

Boeing Delivers 8,000th 737, Wichita Has Been a Big Part of Each

WICHITA - The Boeing Co. on Wednesday delivered its 8,000th 737 passenger jet in a delivery ceremony with United Airlines marking a milestone not just for the company, but for Wichita as well. Between Spirit AeroSystems Inc. and Boeing Commercial Airplan

City of Shawnee Finalist for Military Award

TOPEKA, Kan. - The city of Shawnee in northeast Kansas has been named one of 30 finalists for an annual award honoring employers for their support of the National Guard and Reserves. The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that the Johnson County co

Will Sebelius Run for Kansas Senate Seat?

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts blasted Kathleen Sebelius last October, following the troubled launch of the Obamacare enrollment website, urging her to resign as Health and Human Services Secretary.

Geologists in Wichita to Discuss Increased Earthquake Activity

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Geologists were in Wichita Wednesday at Newman University to talk about the cause or causes of increased earthquake activity in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Wichita Man Charged with Sex Crimes

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita man has been formally charged with sex crimes against four young girls.  Last week, officers arrested Steven T. Walters, 31, and Wednesday he made his first court appearance. Walters was charged one count of rap

Stolen Credit Card Used to Order Merchandise

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Sedgwick County Sheriff's investigators are looking into the theft of a credit card someone removed from a mailbox and then used to buy thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise.

4 Hurt in Crash Involving Semi on West Kellogg

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Three people were injured in a crash involving a semi and other vehicles in west Wichita. The crash was reported just after 11:20 a.m. Wednesday in the eastbound lanes of Kellogg near 119th Street West.

Sedgwick County Promotes Fire Marshal

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Sedgwick County Fire Department has announced the Promotion of Tavis Leake from Fire Marshal to District Chief.

Gang Graffiti Plagues West Wichita Neighborhood

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A new batch of gang graffiti appeared on fences, sheds and businesses over the weekend.  It happened just weeks after area residents and business owners had it removed.

Ex-City Clerk Gets Probation for Stealing

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The former city clerk of a tiny southeast Kansas community was spared prison but ordered to the repay the almost $60,000 she embezzled from her town and church. 

Kansas 6th-Grader Dies from Meningitis

LOUISBURG, Kan.  -  A Kansas sixth-grader has died from complications of bacterial meningitis, but his school district and state health officials insist the disease is not contagious and does not pose a public health risk.  

KS Mandates Some Autism Health Coverage

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation aimed at providing health insurance coverage of services for hundreds of children with autism, starting next year. Brownback had a signing ceremony Wednesday at the satellite ...

Emergency Landing NW of Wichita

WICHITA - A small airplane made an emergency landing early Wednesday afternoon in a field northwest of Wichita. The plane landed near Hoover Road, north of Highway K-96, just west of the Brooks Landfill. KAKE News reports the pilot of the Mooney single

Asking Prayers For Shooting Victims

WICHITA - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran is asking all Kansans to pray for the families of those killed by a gunman this week in Overland Park. The Kansas Republican calls the killings of three people near a Jewish center "a senseless act of violence"

Wichita Crime Stoppers to Pay $2,500 Reward

WICHITA - A Crime Stoppers tip in the Daniel Flores homicide case has earned one person a $2,500 reward. This is the first time the non-profit organization has paid a reward at its new, higher maximum reward amount. The body of 25-year-old Flores was fou

KDHE Releases New Contamination Map

WICHITA - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is overseeing the remediation process in West Wichita. They have released a new map with the sampling results from water of private drinking wells, south and east of Central and Tyler. The map can

Kansas to Mandate Some Health Coverage on Autism

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign legislation that will require health insurance plans to provide coverage for some services for children with autism, starting next year. Brownback scheduled a Wednesday morning signing c

Boy Playing with Lighter Sets House on Fire

Wichita, Kan.  -  A boy playing with a lighter is believed to be responsible for a house fire Tuesday morning in south Wichita. It happened shortly after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of West 55th Street South.

Wichita Radio Personality Tim Peters Dies

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Longtime Wichita radio personality Tim Peters has died.  Station officials confirmed the news Tuesday afternoon.

2 dead, 1 seriously injured in Turnpike Crash

Wichita, Kan.  -  Two people are dead; one person has potentially serious injuries following a crash on the Kansas Turnpike. 

AG Holder to Deliver Remarks in Overland Park

WASHINGTON, D.C.,  -  The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Overland Park, Kan., on Thursday to pay tribute to the victims in the shootings at Jewish community sites. 

Farmers Off to Slow Start Planting Corn Crop

ST. LOUIS, Mo.  -  Spring planting across the nation's Corn Belt is sputtering because the soil remains too soggy or cold for effective seeding.  

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