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Hutchinson Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  A Hutchinson man is dead following a crash on Highway 50, west of South Hutchinson. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. Monday in the intersection at Dean Road.

Kansas Capital Case Rulings Prompt Legislative Ire

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Supreme Court decisions overturning two brothers' death sentences for a robbery, rape and killing spree in Wichita are likely to fuel another push by conservative Republicans to change how the justices are picked.

Kansas Man Found Dead on Longs Peak Identified

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo.  -  Officials have released the name of a man whose body was found on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.  

Children Removed from Wichita Home

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Four children have been placed into police protective custody following a neighbor's complaint.

No Budget Presented at Wichita School Board Meeting

WICHITA, Kan. -  The Wichita School Board was supposed to get the 2014-2015 budget at Monday night's meeting, but that didn't happen.

Kansas Inmate Sentenced for Attacking Prosecutor

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  A Kansas inmate has been sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for attacking a county prosecutor in a Reno County courtroom. 

Fire Causes Serious Damage to West Wichita bar

WICHITA, Kan. — Fire has caused significant damage to a west Wichita bar. Just before 11:30 a.m. Monday, a passerby called 911 after seeing smoke coming from Whiskey Dick's Bar and Grill, located at 801 S. Seneca. Fire crews who arrived on sce

Police Say Someone Passing Fake Money in Salina

SALINA, Kan.- Salina police say several businesses have reported receiving counterfeit $20 and $100 bills over the weekend.      

KC Abortion Clinic Closes

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - One of four remaining clinics in Kansas that provide abortions has closed because its doctor and manager have retired.       

Children in State Custody at All-time High

TOPEKA, Kan. - The number of Kansas children in state custody has risen to all-time highs as the number of child abuse and neglect complaints also is climbing.        The Topeka Capital-Journal (http:

Lawmaker Sees Need for Kansas Death Penalty Fixes

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee's chairman says he'll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases. Independence Republican Jeff King says the ca

Orman to Submit Petitions for Kansas Senate Bid

TOPEKA, Kan. - A northeast Kansas businessman running for the U.S. Senate as an independent says he h

Panda Express to Open in Derby Marketplace

WICHITA, Kan. - Panda Express is planning to open a location in the Derby Marketplace. This will be the third Panda Express location in the Wichita area. A commercial building permit has been pulled through the city of Derby for a Panda Express, which i

Lawrence Police Investigating Woman's Death

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Lawrence police and state authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found at a house.        Police say officers found the woman's body at a home Saturday after

Man Critically Injured in Crash on I-135

WICHITA, Kan. - A man has been seriously injured in a collision with a concrete bridge support. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened around 12:30 a.m. on northbound I-135 near Harry. Troopers say 24-year-old Diamond Wilson was driving northbound in

UPDATE: Three Killed in Overnight Crash

WICHITA, Kan. - Three people are dead and two others injured, after a truck collided with a car in west Wichita. It happened shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday morning at the intersection of Maple and Tracy. Sgt. Jim Merrick says a white Ford Expedition headin

Woman stabbed in north Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - A woman is stabbed early Sunday at a north Wichita motel but doesn't realize she's been injured until later. Police Sgt. Ed Brower says the 28 year old woman told police she had gone around midnight to visit a friend at the Mark 8

Judge rescinds order sealing murder case records

TOPEKA, Kan. - A judge has rescinded an order sealing court records in the case against a man charged in a quadruple murder in southeast Kansas. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 11th Judicial District Judge Robert Fleming on Friday rescinded

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested After Fatal Crash

WICHITA, Kan. -  Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning a serious injury accident was reported at the intersection of Maple and Tracy. Officers blocked the intersection while clearing the wreckage and searching for the suspect. Police say the suspect ran foll

Manhunt Underway Following Fatal Accident

WICHITA, Kan. - Around 2 a.m. Sunday morning a serious injury accident was reported at the intersection of Maple and Tracy. Officers blocked the intersection while clearing the wreckage and searching for the suspect. Police say the suspect ran following

Comcast Cancels Event at Lynn's Home

OLATHE, Kan. - Comcast has canceled a promotional event at the home of a Kansas state senator.   The cable company announced the open house in a recent news release that paired Republican Sen. Julia Lynn of Olathe and promotional language about its h

Two Killed in Separate Accidents Saturday

WICHITA, Kan. - The Kansas Highway Patrol investigated three separate fatal accidents across the state Saturday. The first accident was reported shortly before 8:30 a.m., about 16 miles north of Liberal on U83. Troopers say a 39-year-old Liberal woman wa

Apartment Fire Causes $100,000 in Damage

WICHITA, Kan. - Careless smoking is believed to be responsible for an apartment fire in south Wichita. It happened around 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2700 block of South Emporia at The Shores apartment complex. When firefighters arrived on scene they found

Audit of SE Kansas county reveals missing money

COLUMBUS, Kan. - Cherokee County officials say an audit of the county treasurer's office shows that more than $23,000 is missing from county bank accounts.   County Commissioner Richard Hilderbrand said Friday that the special audit of funds from

Officers finds a man, injured and nude, under a tree

WICHITA, Kan. - Early Saturday morning a man was found under a tree in the nude, unconscious, and noticeably injured. Around 4:00 a.m. on the 2600 block of S. Holyoke police were called to a scene and found a 37-year-old male naked and unconscious under a

UPDATE: One person dead after being hit by train in S Wichita

WICHITA - One person has died after being hit by a train near Lincoln and Washington. It happened shortly after 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Wichita City Council waffling on fall sales tax vote

WICHITA - The Wichita City Council, confronted with bad poll numbers on a loosely-defined $80 million jobs development fund, may not ask for a public vote this fall on a one-cent sales tax. With two weeks left until the council must make a decision on a referendum

Foster Home Inspections Ordered after Child Dies in Hot Car

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Department for Children and Families has ordered foster homes inspections in response to a foster child dying after being left in a hot car.

2 Minnesotans Killed in Kansas Crash

MCPHERSON, Kan.  -  Two Minnesota residents have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in central Kansas.   The Kansas Highway Patrol says Kay Dianne Pautz, 69, and Gary Walter Pautz, 70, died in the accident north of McPherson on Thursday.

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Raping Student

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  A Lawrence man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a University of Kansas student in 1997.  

Reaction to Carr Brothers' Ruling

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Several state and local officials reacted to the ruling Friday from the Kanas Supreme Court, to reverse the death penalty sentences of the Carr brothers.

Sedg. Co. DA Bennett Responds to Carr Bros. Ruling

WICHITA, Kan.  -   The Kansas Supreme Court decisions Friday overturned the death sentences of two brothers for a December 2000 robbery, rape and kidnapping spree that ended with four fatal shootings in Wichita field. Sedgwick County Distr

El Dorado Walmart Evacuated following Bomb Threat

EL DORADO, Kan.  -   A Walmart in El Dorado was evacuated after a bomb threat. Officers were called around 5:15 p.m. Friday to the Walmart at 301 South Village road after the threat was called in to the store.

Near Drowning at Cheney Lake

CHENEY, Kan. - Emergency crews were dispatched to a near-drowning at Cheney Lake. KAKE News reports it happened at M&M Point on the east side of the lake. According to Reno County emergency dispatch, a man was pulled from the water and his friend p...

Kansas' primary election tool

WICHITA - With Kansas’ primary election on August 5 approaching fast, it will be imperative that voters go to the right polling place and bring the necessary forms of ID in order to cast their ballot.  This VIP tool is the only tool of its kind that use

Wichita Arrest: Death of Baby Girl Left in Hot Car

WICHITA - Police have made an arrest in connection to the death of a 10-month-old girl who was reportedly left in a hot car. Officers were called just before 7 p.m. Thursday to the 1500 block of South Topeka. When they arrived on scene, they found the ba...

Kansas court overturns brothers' death sentences

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Supreme Court has overturned the death sentences of two brothers convicted of capital murder in the shooting deaths of four people whose bodies were found in a snow-covered Wichita soccer field in 2000.   

Kansas Issues Public Health Warnings for 7 Lakes

TOPEKA, Kan. - Health officials are alerting the public about potentially harmful algae blooms in Kansas lakes. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued warnings for high levels of the toxic algae in seven lakes. Those include Chisholm C

Regents Ask Universities to Start Early on Tuition

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Public university leaders in Kansas are being encouraged to start working on next year's tuition proposals now, rather than wait until the spring semester. Kansas Board of Regents chairman Kenny Wilk says the revenue stream from tuiti

Voter Turnout and Kansas' 4th District Primary

WICHITA - The local and state primary election is less than two weeks away. One of the hottest races is the Republican match-up between 4th District Congressman Mike Pompeo and the man who formerly occupied that seat, Todd Tiahrt. Wichita State University

Man Shot South of Downtown Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A shooting was reported in the 1800 block of South Palisade.  It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wichita Baby Dies after Left in Hot Car

WICHITA, Kan.  -   A 10-month-old girl has died after reportedly being left in a hot car in south Wichita. Officers were called just before 7:00 p.m. Thursday to the 1500 block of South Topeka.

Kansas Woman Sentenced in Theft from Co-Workers

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A Kansas woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison without parole for stealing from her co-workers at a U.S. Department Agriculture office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Immigrant Children in Okla. Being Placed with Sponsors

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.  -  The federal government says more than 200 unaccompanied children in Oklahoma have been placed with sponsors so far this year.

Tentative Contract Agreement Reached for Wichita Teachers Union

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The United Teachers of Wichita and the Wichita Board of Education announced a tentative one-year agreement on teachers' contract for 2014-2015.

2 Killed in Accident near McPherson on I-135

MCPHERSON, Kan.  -  Two people were killed in an accident on I-135 Thursday afternoon. The accident happened just north of the city of McPherson.

Kansas court to rule in brothers' capital cases

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to rule on the death sentences and capital murder convictions of two brothers in connection with the shooting deaths of four people in Wichita.   The court said it would release decisions Friday mo

Building Collapses in Downtown Kingman

KINGMAN, Kan.  -  A building in downtown Kingman has partially collapsed. The building, located at the intersection of Main and Sherman, collapsed around 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

Man Dies in SW Wichita Motorcycle Wreck

WICHITA - One man died in a motorcycle accident late Wednesday night in southwest Wichita. A Harley-Davidson motorcycle turned from Harry on to west-bound Orient, turing in front of an oncoming Lexus driven by a 19-year-old man. The driver of the motorcy...

Bombardier Cutting 1,800 Jobs Worldwide

WICHITA - Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations. Spokeswoman Isabelle Rondeau with the Montreal-based company said Thursday that Bombardier plans to reorganize the company into four ...

$16 Million Grant to KU for New Slawson Hall

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas says a $16 million gift will help build a hall in the university's planned Earth, Energy and Environment Center. The university announced the gift Thursday from the family of Donald Slawson, a Wichita residen

United to End Topeka-Chicago Flights in September

TOPEKA, Kan. - A Topeka official says United Airlines will end flights between the Kansas capital and Chicago on Sept. 2. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports ( ) that Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority President Eric Johnson made th

Former Garmin Employee Sentenced for Stealing

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A former Garmin International employee has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for stealing GPS devices from the Olathe-based company. The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas said in a release Wednesday that 32-year-old

Retired WSU Professor, Randy Brown Dies Following Long Illness

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Randy Brown, a retired Elliott Scholl of Communication, (ESC), professor at Wichita State has passed away following a long illness.  ESC officials confirmed the report Wednesday.

New Coalition Opposes Wichita Sales Tax Increase

WICHITA, Kan.  -   A group of business owners, community leaders, and citizens announced the creation of the "Coalition For A Better Wichita" today.

Brownback Supports Phasing Out Kansas Energy Rule

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Gov. Sam Brownback says he supports phasing out a renewable energy requirement for Kansas utilities over four years and is urging critics of the rule and wind-energy advocates to work on a compromise.  

Sen. Moran Says VA Center Begged for Equipment

WICHITA, Kan.  -  U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran says a veterans medical center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to "begging, borrowing and manipulation" just to obtain vital surgical equipment.

Wichita Woman Arrested in Child Abuse Case

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita woman has been arrested, accused of injuring her young stepdaughter. Tuesday night, a man, 24, brought his 5-year-old daughter to Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph.

Texan Reports Measles following Wichita Softball Event

FORT WORTH, Texas  -  A Texan has been diagnosed with measles after attending a softball tournament in Kansas where health officials later warned of possible exposure to the virus.

Kansas Man Charged in Death of Girl Following Police Chase

LEAVENWORTH, Kan.  -  An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a girl, 5.

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