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Winter Weather Possible for Wichita Area

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A taste of winter is in store for a large part of Kansas into Thursday. Light snow started falling in the Wichita area around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Burglary Suspect Captured Atop Spirit Aerosystems Building

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The search for an armed suspect led to a shutdown of part of Wichita's Spirit Aerosystems plant. Law enforcement officers chased an armed burglary suspect who entered Spirit property early Wednesday morning.

City Launches Snow Plow Tracking

WICHITA - With snow and ice forecasted beginning Wednesday evening, City of Wichita officials today announced a new interactive website that allows citizens to track the location of the City’s snow plows.   

Pedestrian Hit By Car in N. Wichita

WICHITA - A man is hospitalized in critical condition after being hit by a car in northeast Wichita. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on 45th Street North between Hydraulic & Hillside. Police officers say a woman was driving to work in the eas...

Double Fatal Traffic Accident in Shawnee County

TOPEKA, Kan. - Before 5:30 Tuesday night a car and a pickup truck collided on highway 75 north of I-70 at NW 62nd road.  The pickup tried to cross the highway without stopping and struck the car.   The driver of the pickup, 62-year-old Steven

Student Finds Handgun Magazine at Kansas School

LEAWOOD, Kan. - Police are investigating after a student found a handgun magazine containing bullets on an elementary school playground in a Kansas City suburb. A Blue Valley School District spokeswoman says the child found the .45-caliber magazine with

Rumors Prompt Increased Police Presence at School

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Police have increased their presence at a Kansas high school after rumors circulated that people who were angry about the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old last weekend might seek retaliation. The Kansas City Star (

New Kansas House Minority Leader Appoints Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. - New Kansas House Minority Leader Tom Burroughs has filled three staff positions. Abbie Hodgson will be the Kansas City Democrat's chief of staff. She is a Democratic activist from Lawrence who worked in the administrations of Democrati

#11 Wichita State rallies late to edge Alabama

WICHITA, Kan. - Daris Carter dunked with 11.9 seconds left, capping No. 11 Wichita State's rally from an 11-point deficit in the final six minutes to edge Alabama 53-52 Tuesday night at Koch Arena. 

Harper County December Tornado Rated EF0

WICHITA - Late Sunday afternoon, a tornado touched down just east of the town of Harper, Kansas, tracking north for about five miles. This tornado was about 100 yards wide, and was rated an EF0, which can have winds up to 70 miles per hour. While Decembe...

Wellington Mom Charged with Murdering Son

WELLINGTON, Kan. - A mother has been formally charged with murdering her 10-year-old son. Officers were called to 902 W. 7th in Wellington late Sunday night. When they arrived, they found a young boy dead. Caleb Chad Blansett, 10, was pronounced dead at ...

Cattle Rustling on the Rise in Kansas

TOPEKA - Kansas officials say record cattle prices have led to an increase in cattle theft reports. Authorities say five longhorn cows and a bull, worth at least $10,000, were recently taken from a pasture in southeast Kingman County. A Reno County produ...

Kansas Water: High Plains Aquifer Dwindling

OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Geological Survey says groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Kansas and seven other states. The USGS has released a report on changes in groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, also known as t...

Gang-Related Shooting Case in NW Wichita

WICHITA - Police continue to investigate a gang-related shooting Monday morning in northwest Wichita, in a residence near 23rd & Shelton. A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times in the abdomen; he remains hospitalized in serious-but-stable conditio...

Kochs donate $11.25 million to Wichita State University

WICHITA - Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation have pledged $11.25 million to create and advance programs at Wichita State University. It will be the largest gift ever to the WSU Foundation from a corporate/foundation source. The pledge

$40,000 damage in Wichita house fire

WICHITA - A house fire in north Wichita Monday night. Around 9:45 fire fighters were called to 22nd and Market. Fire investigator Capt. Stuart Bevis tells KNSS News the fire was centered in a bedroom. He says it started in an electrical outlet. No one wa

A proposal to ban collective bargaining for Kansas teachers

TOPEKA, Kan. - A commission charged with studying efficiencies in Kansas schools considered a proposal that would ban teachers from most collective bargaining.   A proposed bill one of several considered Monday by the K-12 Student Performance and Eff

Sheriff's Office: 1st-Grader Brought Gun to School

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says a first-grade student brought a loaded handgun to school but didn't display it or make any threats. Sheriff's Maj. Phil Blume told The Topeka Capital-Journal ( that

Thieves Steal Christmas Ornaments in Arkansas City

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. - Arkansas City police are investigating a Grinch-like crime in the southwest Kansas town. Police say thieves who hit at least 10 homes during the weekend stole mostly Christmas decorations and broke several windows. Police Captain Ma

Woman's Body Found in South-Central Kansas

KIOWA, Kan. - Officers are investigating after a woman's body was found behind a convenience store in a small south-central Kansas town. The Barber County Sheriff says the body was found Monday afternoon behind the Little Store in Kiowa. No further

Kingman man charged with 2nd degree murder

KINGMAN, Kan. - A 50-year-old Kingman man has been booked into the Kingman County Jail in connection to the death of another man. 

Woman Killed near Kansas Highway

MANHATTAN, Kan.  -  A woman was killed when she was hit by a truck while walking along Highway 24 early Sunday morning, according to the Pottawatomie Co. Sheriff's Office.

2 Arrests Made in Wichita Double Shooting

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Police have arrested two people in connection to a weekend shooting that left one man dead and another hurt. It happened as a private Christmas party was winding down around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night in the 3200 block of W. 13.

Wellington Mother Arrested in Death of Her Son

WELLINGTON, Kan.  -  Wellington Police have arrested a woman in connection to the murder of her son, 10. Officers were called to 900 block of W. 7th in Wellington around 11: 45 p.m. Sunday.

NW Wichita: Man Shot Near 23rd & Shelton

WICHITA - Police are looking for two suspects after a man was shot Monday morning in northwest Wichita, near 23rd & Shelton. After 9:00 a.m. Monday, a man and woman broke into the home through a sliding-glass door at the rear of the residence. A 19-y...

Man Shot Multiple Times in NW Wichita

WICHITA - At about 9:30 a.m. Monday, law enforcement personnel were dispatched to the report of a shooting in northwest Wichita, in the 2400 block of N. Shelton. A 19-year-old man suffered three gunshot wounds to his abdomen; he was hospitalized in very ...

Lawrence Considers Codes Changes After Kennel Fire

LAWRENCE, Kan. - A Lawrence kennel fire that left at least three dogs dead has city officials reviewing fire and pet services codes.   More than 20 dogs were evacuated after the fire broke out November 29th at Christal K-9. The business was unusually

New Kansas Insurance Regulator Wants Robust Market

TOPEKA, Kan. - The next insurance commissioner in Kansas says creating a more robust market is a top goal and argues that greater competition will address problems with the federal health care overhaul.   Commissioner-Elect Ken Selzer is confident th

Kansas Teen Dies in Drive-By Shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Police say a 16-year-old boy wounded in a drive-by shooting has died from his injuries.   The Kansas City, Kansas, police department says Kahlif Hampton died Sunday after being shot in the head on Friday. Officers say a woman who

Vigil Held for Infant Deaths

WICHITA, Kan. - The Kansas Infant Death & SIDS Network held a vigil to help families grieving from loosing their infants. Infant Mortality is high in Sedgwick County. For many people coming to the vigil, it was an opportunity to grieve and have suppo

Tornado Touches Down in Kansas

HARPER, Kan. - A tornado in December! Yes, storms in south-central Kansas on sunday evening spawned a tornado that touched down in Harper County. The tornado dropped northeast of the town of Harper around 5:20 p.m. Dispatchers say there have been no dam

Police Arrest Kansas State's Clinkscales

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Authorities say Kansas State backup defensive tackle Terrell Clinkscales has been arrested on a failure to appear in court warrant and suspicion of witness/victim intimidation.   Riley County Police Sgt. Scott Hajek says officers ar

Rollover Accident #ICTtraffic

Wichita, Kan. - A rollover accident on the eastbound ramp near the turnpike off of Kellogg has left at least one person in serious condition.

Missouri State Highway Patrol searches for car after officer shot in face

Pleasent Valley, Mo. - A Pleasant Valley police officer was shot in the face late Saturday during a traffic stop on southbound Interstate 35 north of Interstate 435, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

Three Quakes Shake Oklahoma, Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas residents reported feeling tremblors from three earthquakes just after 3 a.m. Sunday. According to the United States Geological Survey, the first quake happened at 3:15 a.m. about 13 miles northeast of Cherokee, Oklahoma. It regist

One Man Dead After Shooting in Northwest Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - One man is dead after a shooting Saturday night in northwest Wichita. It happened just after a private Christmas party was winding down around 11 p.m. Saturday night in the 3200 block of W. 13 St. North, outside of Knights of Columbus, wh

Fire at Enersys Plant in Hays

HAYS, Kan. - Firefighters were called out Saturday morning to battle a fire at the Enersys Plant in Hays. The blaze was reported just after 10 a.m. Arriving crews found flames in an outside steel hopper that is part of the plant's dust collection and

Topeka Police Shoot and Kill Armed 19-Year-Old Suspect

TOPEKA, Kan. - Topeka Police were forced to use deadly force after a 19 year old suspect, involved in several crimes, refused to put down his weapon. Officers were first called to the 400 block of SW Tyler where a suspect had allegedly strangled a female

Robbery suspect captured in northeast Wichita

WICHITA -- Wichita Police arrested man in his 20s after an armed robbery at a store in the 1700 block of N. Poplar Friday night. Shortly before closing time, Wilson's Chicken & Fixen was robbed at gunpoint.

Shockers come back from deficit to defeat Detroit

DETROIT, MI - Darius Carter had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 11 Wichita State rallied from a 10-point second half deficit to beat Detroit 77-68 on Saturday.

Downed Power Lines Closes Broadway

WICHITA- Downed power lines shut down Broadway for several hours and leave many without power early Saturday morning. Broadway street between 79th and 87th street has been closed since 4 a.m. this morning due to power lines down in the road. Dis

Wichita Murder, Rape: Records Released

TOPEKA - A Kansas judge has ruled that more information about a Wichita man charged in a sexual assault and fatal burning must be released to the media. The Associated Press, The Wichita Eagle and broadcasters KAKE, KWCH, and KSN went to court Friday pur...

Wichita: Exploration Plc. Parking Lot Gunshot

WICHITA - Shortly after 4:00 p.m. Friday, emergency crews were dispatched to the report of a shooting downtown in the north section of the Exploration Place parking lot, near the river. This may be a self-inflicted shooting. A man was found next to ...

Wichita: Rebuffed Robbery/Multi-time Dad

WICHITA - A would-be robber apparently got talked out of a heist at a liquor store in south Wichita. It happened after 10:00 p.m. Thursday near Harry & Washington. The suspect walked in, armed with a handgun. He told the clerk that he had six childre...

Cattle Rustling Reported in Kingman County

KINGMAN COUNTY, Kan. - A Kingman County rancher has reported the theft of several cattle from pasture land located in the southeastern part of the county. The rancher reported the missing animals Friday. KAKE News reports the rancher indicated that the c...

Low Oil Prices Could Slow Kansas Production

ANTHONY, Kan. - Gasoline prices in Wichita Thursday were $2.38 or $2.39 depending where you're at while the national average for regular unleaded is at $2.46 a gallon. Drivers are enjoying the lower prices. But some in the Kansas oil patch are

Swarm of Earthquakes Rattle Parts of Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. - The U.S. Geological Survey says a swarm of earthquakes has rattled parts of central Oklahoma.   At least five earthquakes were recorded in the state Thursday. The largest, a magnitude 4.1 temblor, was recorded shortly before 2 a.m.

City, Topeka District Settle on School Officers

TOPEKA, Kan. - The city of Topeka and the school district have agreed on the number of city police officers that will work in the district's schools. The city and district announced Thursday that 10 city police will work in the schools for the

Hatteberg not really "retired"

WICHITA - Veteran Wichita broadcaster Larry Hatteberg tells KNSS News he is not really "retired", though he recently left KAKE TV ... where he's worked since 1963. He says he intends to stay quite busy... with "more freedom" to wor

Wichita Protesters March in Streets; No Arrests Made

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Marching and chanting throughout downtown Wichita Thursday night, protesters demanded police officers accused of brutality be held accountable.

Haysville Police Investigate On-Line School Threat

HAYSVILLE, Kan.  - Extra security was on hand at Campus High School in Haysville on Thursday, after a threat was posted on social media.

Jurors Convict Man of Killing Topeka Girl

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Jurors have convicted a man of snatching a girl, 8, from a Topeka apartment, raping her, killing her and stashing her body in a dryer.

Marilyn Monroe Vandals Strike Again in Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  Hutchinson Police are investigating three reports of vandalism with the image of Marilyn Monroe. Stencil paintings of the famous actress have been spotted in the Hyde Park neighborhood and at two buildings near Main Street.

Kansas Begins Issuing Gender-Neutral Marriage Forms

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas has started issuing gender-neutral marriage forms amid ongoing litigation over its same-sex marriage ban.

3 Hurt in Explosion at Kansas Rail Service Company

ATCHISON, Kan.  -   An explosion has rocked a rail service company near Atchison. Authorities said that three were injured.

Wichita Man Guilty in Theft of Dying Woman's Ring

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita man has been found guilty for his role in the theft of a wedding ring from a dying woman's hand.

Police Caution: Wichita Protestors Could be Arrested

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A new protest of police actions is planned in Wichita Thursday evening. Wichita Police said protestors could be arrested if they follow through with plans to block streets.

Kansas Board Considers Abortion-Referrals Case

TOPEKA - An attorney for a Kansas doctor has told the state's medical board that it should allow her to regain her license despite finding that she kept inadequate records for young patients she referred for late-term abortions. Attorney Bob Eye said ...

Wichita Woman Attacked with Her Own Walker

WICHITA - A man attacked a woman with her own walker; it happened in northwest Wichita, near 32nd Street North & Amidon. The 78-year-old woman, who only speaks Vietnamese, was going through her back door at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, when a male suspe...

Governor won't rule out pay raises for state workers

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn't ruling out pay increases for government workers despite projected budget shortfalls. Brownback said during an interview Wednesday that he wouldn't say yet that the state's budget problems will pre

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