Creighton survey says midwest index at lowest level in years

Omaha, Neb. - In Creighton University's latest Rural Main Street Index the 9-state midwest area monitored is at 31.8.  Any number under 50 indicates a shrinking economy. WIBW News in Topeka spoke with Creighton economist Ernie Goss who says this

Two injured in Great Bend shooting

GREAT BEND, Kan. - One man is in custody after two men were shot and wounded early Sunday morning in Great Bend.  It happened just after 1:30 a.m. Sunday near 9th and Frey in Great Bend.  Great Bend Police told KAKE news officers responding
Apartment Fire

Overland Park fire crews rescue 4 children, 3 adults

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Firefighters have rescued seven people, including four children, from a burning apartment building in suburban Kansas City. The fire at an Overland Park apartment building started early Saturday. The fire department says that when t
Tornado Anniversary

Greensburg prepares for tornado anniversary next year

GREENSBURG, Kan. - The city of Greensburg is deep into planning for a May celebration to mark the 10-year anniversary of a tornado that nearly wiped the town off the map. The May 4, 2007, tornado destroyed 95 percent of the town and killed 11 people. The
State Politics

Democrats focus Kansas congressional race on Trump

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Democrats believe Republican U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder is vulnerable in his suburban Kansas City district because Donald Trump and the state's GOP governor are seen as unpopular there. They're pouring money into television ads