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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 (http://bit.ly/1ACBJ6Q ) 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 (http://bit.ly/1xE6rtY ) 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.

Judge won't dismiss suit in Salina girl's death


SALINA, Kan. - The family of a Salina girl who was fatally shocked may press ahead with a $10.5 million lawsuit.   

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.

One dead, three injured after early morning crash in Mulvane


MULVANE, Kan. - One person is dead and three people were rushed to the hospital after a crash in Mulvane early Saturday morning. It happened near College Avenue and Helbert Street, just before 3 a.m. 

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 ...

Petition Seeks KS House Speaker's Ouster


TOPEKA - Kansas Democrats are pushing a petition calling for the ouster of the Republican House speaker for saying government employees produce nothing, but they acknowledge the effort is mainly to draw attention to the Stilwell representative's remar...

Suspect Arrested in N. Wichita: Park Attack


WICHITA - On Friday, November 14, a 36-year-old woman was raped and severaly burned at Fairmount Park in north Wichita. Interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley says late Wednesday night, officers arrested a suspect in the case, taking a 26-year-old man into c...

Copper Thieves Hit Highway Lighting


WICHITA - Driving down the highway, you might not notice the copper thieves at work. The Kansas Department of Transportation says for the last five years the bandits have been hard at it, stealing from the highway lighting systems. KAKE News spoke with

Kansas Star Casino Phase II Nears Completion


MULVANE, Kan. - The Kansas Star Casino's original master plan is finally about to be completed. Assistant General Manager Dan Ihm says phase II construction should be wrapped up in mid to late December. Ihm tells KAKE News this allows the marketing

US Attorney's Office Collects $11.4M in Kansas


WICHITA - The U.S. attorney's office says it has collected more than $11.4 million this year from criminal and civil actions in Kansas.   That includes $5 million collected in criminal cases and $6.4 million collected in civil actions.   U.S

Man Charged in Connection to Fatal Street Race


WICHITA, Kan.  -  Formal charges have been filed in connection to a fiery street racing crash that left a man dead last week.

Sedgwick Co. to Begin Search for New County Manager


Wichita, Kan.  -  Sedgwick County leaders are starting the search for county manager.  Assistant County Manager Ron Holt said the county is drafting a Request for Proposal to find an executive search firm.

Combine Sharing Program Aims to Boost Farm Income


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A combine-sharing program touted as the first of its kind in the country aims to give farmers a chance to make some money off expensive equipment that sits idle after harvest is finished. 

Kansas Attorney General Wants Gay Marriage Clarity


TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says his vigorous defense of the state's gay marriage ban is designed to get a final U.S. Supreme Court ruling on whether such bans are constitutional.  

District Attorney: Officer-Involved Shooting Justified


WICHITA, Kan. -  District Attorney Marc Bennett has ruled that a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened earlier this year was justified. David M. Zehring, 30, was shot in the early morning hours of April 10, 2014 following a police chase.

FBI Probe: Two Maize Workers Placed on Leave


MAIZE, Kan. - Two Maize USD 266 employees were placed on administrative leave Tuesday, the same day federal agents served search warrants on the district's administration building. USD 266 spokesperson Lori O'Toole Buselt said the employees were ...

Native American Connections to Route 66


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - More than two dozen American Indian tribes are teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for travelers along historic Route 66, the famous byway that stretches from Chicago to California. A ...

Kansas man dies after combine, 2 vehicles collide


BELOIT, Kan. - An 86-year-old northwest Kansas man died and another man was injured in an accident involving two vehicles and a combine in north-central Kansas.   The Kansas Highway Patrol says the accident Tuesday night on Kansas Highway 24 five mil

Suspicious death in McPherson County


GALVA, Kan. - State and McPherson County authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found in a ditch near Galva. The man was identified Tuesday as 39-year-old James E. Croft, who was originally from Portland, Oregon.  

Ramp Closed at Wichita's North Junction


WICHITA - Bridge work construction on I-135 at Wichita's north junction leads to another ramp closure. The north bound I-235 to north bound I-135 ramp will be closed for the next seven days. KDOT spokesman Tom Hein says it's because of work

Topeka Committee Passes on Public Nudity Ban


TOPEKA, Kan. - A Topeka city committee has declined to take action on a proposed public nudity ban that is headed to the City Council for consideration. The council's Public Health and Safety Committee voted 3-0 Tuesday to make no

Police Identify Dead Woman Found in Kansas Home


LAWRENCE, Kan. - Lawrence police have identified a 19-year-old woman found dead in her apartment last week.   Officers found Justina Mosso at the Cedarwood Apartments on Nov. 9 while conducting a welfare check. Police are treating the death as a

Las Vegas Man Sentenced for Possessing Drugs


WICHITA - A 31-year-old Las Vegas man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing 80 pounds of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it.   U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says the Kansas Highway

Report: Fewer Immigrants Live Illegally in Kansa


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A new study shows Kansas is among 14 states with a big decline in the number of immigrants who are living illegally in the United States.  

No. 11 Wichita State tops Memphis State 71-56


SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  -  Ron Baker scored 21 points to lead No. 11 Wichita State to a 71-56 win Tuesday over Memphis State, pushing the Shockers regular-season win streak to a nation-leading 33 games.  

FBI Search Warrants Executed at Maize School Adm. Building


MAIZE, Kan.  -  The FBI served search warrants at the USD 266 Maize Education Support Center on Tuesday.  The building houses the Maize school administration offices.

Plane with Kansas Registry Crashes into Chicago Home


CHICAGO, Ill.  -  Chicago police say a small plane has crashed into a home on the city's southwest side. Police spokesman Ron Gaines says the single-engine plane crashed into the house around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Man Assaulted at Wichita Gay Marriage Ceremony


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A man reports being assaulted during a mass gay marriage ceremony in downtown Wichita.  Sedgwick County Deputies responded to a disturbance in the crowd shortly after 5:00 p.m. Monday afternoon. 

Reward Offered in Case of Assault on Wichita Woman


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest after a woman was sexually assaulted and set on fire.

Senate to vote on Keystone XL pipeline today


WICHITA - Will President Obama veto the Keystone XL Pipeline bill, if it passes the Senate? It's been approved by the House and a Senate voted is expected today. Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts tells KNSS News the project has been under review

Earthquake Damage to Church in Harper


HARPER, Kan. - New apparent earthquake damage continues to show up after several recent earthquakes in Harper County including four this past weekend. St. Patrick's Catholic Church was already having some brick work done on its 50 year old bell tower

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