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Police arrest man for domestic violence


WICHITA, Kan. - Police have a man in custody following a domestic disturbance early Sunday morning.  Just after 3:30 AM, officers were called to a residence in the 13-hundred block of North Williamsburg, near 13th and Oliver. Wichita Police Sgt. Joe

Royals outlast Tigers 12-9


DETROIT - Salvador Perez homered to cap a cycle by Kansas City's first four batters of the game, and the Royals went deep three more times to beat Detroit 12-9 Sunday and drop the Tigers in the AL wild-card race. The defending World Series champions

Teen arrested after disturbance in West Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. - A teen is in custody following a disturbance Saturday morning in West Wichita.  Police were called to the Dillon's grocery store at Central & Maize Road just after 11 AM. Officers contacted a 58-year-old female victim who sta

Topeka man sentenced in shooting death of former wife


TOPEKA, Kan. - A 60-year-old Topeka man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison in the death of his former wife. Colin Edward Pritchard was convicted in June of intentional second-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of his former wife, 51

1 dead after vehicle plunges into Kansas City area lake


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person was killed when a vehicle plunged into a Kansas City area lake. The Kansas City Star reports (http://j.mp/2dea8oD ) the vehicle landed in Bales Lake at Blue Valley Park on Friday evening. Police said another person in the ca

Police: Teen driver crashes into parade-goers; 8 injured


HAZELWOOD, Mo. - Authorities say a teenage driver in suburban St. Louis struck another vehicle and then spun into people who were waiting for a homecoming parade to begin, injuring several of them. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://j.mp/2cR0SV9

K-State beats Missouri St 35-0 in game called at halftime


MANHATTAN, Kan. - Jesse Ertz threw two touchdown passes, Winston Dimel added two touchdown runs and Kansas State beat Missouri State 35-0 on Saturday night in a game called at halftime as lightning lit up the skies around Bill Snyder Family Stadium. With

Orlando, Hosmer spark late comeback as Royals top Tigers 7-4


DETROIT - Paulo Orlando hit a tying, two-run double and Eric Hosmer followed with a three-run homer against Francisco Rodriguez, capping a ninth-inning comeback that led the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 7-4 Saturday. Given a 4-2 lead, Rodri

$2M gift for University of Kansas


LAWRENCE, Kan. - The University of Kansas has received a gift of more than $2 million for faculty development in the university's department of chemical and petroleum engineering. The gift is from John V. Bossi, who earned his bachelor's degree a

Passenger fatally struck in Kansas City area


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 25-year-old man was struck and killed after he got out of a vehicle stopped along a Kansas City area highway. The Kansas City Star reports that police say the victim asked an Uber driver to pull over along Interstate 435 early Saturd

Kansas election official accused of not complying


WICHITA, Kan. - The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to enforce her earlier order requiring Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to put on voter rolls people who registered at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship documents.

Army suspends Fort Riley commander, launches investigation


FORT RILEY, Kan. -  The U.S. Army says it has suspended the commander of Fort Riley and launched an official investigation, though no details have been provided. Army spokesman Col. Patrick R. Seiber announced Friday that Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby ha

Kansas man sentenced in shooting death


TOPEKA, Kan. - A northeast Kansas man faces about 27 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 23-year-old Kelsey Lee Fairchild of Overbrook prison was sentenced Friday for the 2015 killing of 1

Shots fired in SE Wichita neighborhood


WICHITA, Kan. - A report of shots fired in a Southeast Wichita neighborhood.  Around 3 AM Saturday morning, officers responded to the report of an aggravated assault in the 1-thousand block of South Woodlawn.  Wichita Police Sgt. Wendell Nicho

Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds


Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds WICHITA, Kan. -  The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the mon

More lawsuits filed against Kansas VA worker


TOPEKA, Kan. - More lawsuits have been filed against a former physician assistant accused of sexual battery and other crimes at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth. At least three lawsuits were filed earlier this year in U.S. District Court in Ka

Man arrested following convenience store robbery


WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita Police have a suspect in custody following an aggravated robbery early Saturday morning.  Around 5 AM, officers were called to the Presto convenience store located in the 500 block of North Seneca. The victim, a 20-year-old f

Wichita student brings BB gun on bus to school


WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita Public Schools reports a BB gun was brought to Christa McAuliffe Academy by a student Friday morning.  KSNW reports that the school received a call that a student had a BB gun on the bus. USD 259 contacted Wichita polic

KU chancellor stepping down in 2017


LAWRENCE, Kan. - Bernadette Gray-Little will step down as chancellor of the University of Kansas next summer, the Lawrence Journal-World is reporting. She is the university’s 17th chancellor, a role she started in 2009. Gray-Little recently inform

Former Derby teacher sentenced for child solicitation


WICHITA, Kan.  -  A former 8th grade social studies teacher at Derby Middle School has been sentenced for the electronic solicitation of a child. Steven Young, 41 was sentenced Friday to three years in Sedgwick County District Court.  Youn

Immediate sentencing sought for Kansas teen in fire deaths


HUTCHINSON, Kan. -  A prosecutor is calling for the Kansas Supreme Court to order a judge to immediately sentence a Hutchinson boy for killing his mother and sister in a fire.  The Hutchinson News reports that a Reno County District Attorney Ke

Wichita's Perry Ellis signs with Charlotte


CHARLOTTE, NC  -  Charlotte Hornets manager Rich Cho announced Friday that Wichita native, Perry Ellis is now part of the Hornets team.  However, terms of the deal were not released. Ellis a former Heights Falcon and KU basketball standout

Fulmer sharp as playoff-chasing Tigers rout Royals 8-3


DETROIT, Mich. — Michael Fulmer pitched seven sharp innings for his first win in over a month and the Detroit Tigers homered three times in an 8-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Justin Upton, Victor Martinez and Cameron Maybin

Army suspends Fort Riley commander, launches investigation


FORT RILEY, Kan. — The U.S. Army says it has suspended the commander of Fort Riley and launched an official investigation, though no details have been provided. Army spokesman Col. Patrick R. Seiber announced Friday that Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby has

Brownback: Budget proposals not considered open records


TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback's administration has declared that budget proposals forwarded to the governor by state agencies are "draft" documents and not subject to the state's open records laws. The Topeka Capital-Journal r

Kansas election official accused of not complying with order


WICHITA, Kan. — The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a judge to enforce her earlier order requiring Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to put on voter rolls people who registered at motor vehicle offices without providing citizenship docu

Pittsburg State University gets native prairie land as gift


PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg State University has been given two small patches of native prairie land northeast of Cherokee as a gift. The Joplin Globe reports that the university has managed the land known as the O'Malley Prairies for several y

Exhibit to highlight Kansas towns that no longer exist


MANHATTAN, Kan. — An exhibit showcasing the collected history of Flint Hills communities that no longer exist will soon open in Manhattan. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the exhibit will open Saturday at the Flint Hills Discovery Center and run

Wichita: Chief Speaks with Suspect's Family


WICHTA - On Thursday, family-members of a robbery suspect who was shot by a police sergeant staged a protest, saying they were not getting information about him from the police department nor the hospital. Police chief Gordon Ramsay says he spoke wit...

Trump Names KS Gov. to Catholic Advisory Group


TOPEKA - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to an advisory council of prominent Catholics. Brownback was among 34 people named to the council by the Trump campaign. Trump also named Brownback in August to an ...

Chelsea Manning in KS: 2 Weeks in Solitary


LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A nonprofit group says a transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for leaking classified information faces up to two weeks in solitary confinement in part for a recent suicide attempt. Fight for the Future said in a statement Friday t...

Man sentenced in fireworks accident


TOPEKA, Kan.  — A Topeka man whose 4-year-old son was severely injured when explosives detonated in his car the day after July Fourth 2015 has been sentenced to 18 months of probation. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2d36vNA ) report

Kansas AG questions feds' $26K in spending on Gitmo surveys


TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas' attorney general has released a document showing that the U.S. Department of Defense spent nearly $26,000 surveying potential sites last year for housing terror suspects now held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Republican Attorney

Faith-based group seeks to prevent concealed guns on campus


LAWRENCE, Kan. - A Kansas faith-based group is hoping to overturn a law allowing concealed weapons to be carried on college campuses across the state. Lawrence-based Kansas Interfaith Action representatives are visiting state universities to increase 

ACLU to host town hall on voting rights


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas is hosting a telephone town hall on voting rights in the state. The group is inviting 20,000 households across the state to participate in Tuesday's event, which takes place on 

Sedgwick mayor resigns during council's special session


SEDGWICK, Kan.  -  The town of Sedgwick has a new mayor after Rodney Eggleston resigned during a special session Thursday night.   “In light of recent events and the general direction the council is heading, I can no longer in good 

Santana's HR lifts Indians over KC, closer to Central title


CLEVELAND, Ohio — Carlos Santana's three-run homer pushed the Cleveland Indians to a 5-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night and nearer to their first AL Central championship since 2007. Santana's shot in the sixth inning off

Audit: Kansas foster care fails to meet requirements


WICHITA, Kan.  — A new audit indicates that the Kansas foster care system is missing the mark when it comes to federal requirements, including those that provide stability for the children. The report follows an audit in July that discovered t

Judge: Resentencing of convicted Kansas killer won't be 'a circus'


WICHITA, Kan. — The judge overseeing the resentencing of a convicted killer is concerned about the proceedings.   The Wichita Eagle Reports that Judge Warren Wilbert says he won't allow the resentencing of Scott Roeder to turn into a "

Westar Energy, Great Plains Energy clear legal challenges


TOPEKA, Kan.  — The $12.2 billion sale of Topeka-based Westar Energy and Great Plains Energy has cleared legal challenges after parties in lawsuits challenging the deal have agreed to drop the cases. Missouri-based Great Plains is the parent c

Kansas man dies after vehicle rolls while fleeing police


POMONA, Kan. — A Kansas man is dead after a vehicle in which he was riding crashed while fleeing from police. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office reports officers with the Quenemo Police Department in Osage County began pursuing a 2003 F150 pi

KU Chancellor to Step Down


TOPEKA - The University of Kansas says Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little plans to step down from the position in the summer of 2017. The university issued a statement Thursday. Gray-Little has served as chancellor of the state's largest university si...

Medicaid Backlog Costs KS $2 Million+


TOPEKA - A state audit has found that Kansas spent more than $2 million fighting a backlog of unprocessed first-time applications for the Medicaid health care program that covers the poor. The audit also found that the state has stopped reviewing renewal ...

Emergency Landing in NE Wichita


WICHITA - At about 11:00 a.m. Thursday, a small airplane lost power and made an emergency landing in the northeast part of Wichita, coming down east of Jabara Airport. The single-engine plane stopped nose-down in a field near 29th Street North & ...

Winning Lottery ticket puchased


TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Lottery says a ticket worth $3.16 million has been sold in northeast Kansas. Lottery officials announced Thursday that the winning numbers of the Super Kansas Cash jackpot are 07-08-14-28-29 Cashball 07. The ticket was dra

Fire destroys mobile home in Bentley


BENTLEY, Kan. - Firefighters from several communities responded to a fire in a mobile home Wednesday night northwest of Bentley, in northwest Sedgwick County. It happened around 10:30 p.m.  Firefighters say it's unclear whether anyone was living

Highway Patrol arrests 2 after chase, crash near Hays


HAYS, Kan. - Two suspects are in custody after a police chase and a crash on I-70 near Hays.  It started with troopers trying to pull over a speeding rental vehicle on I-70.  The car sped away and the chase began. During the chase a trash bag

One dead after accident near Andover on I-35


WICHITA - One woman is dead after a semi-truck crashed into her SUV.  It happened just after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lanes of I-35 just north of the Andover exit in Butler County. 50-year-old Luvenia Lewis of Shawnee, Kansas had been

Kluber's strong outing knocks Royals from AL Central race


CLEVELAND, Ohio  — Corey Kluber allowed two runs and struck out nine in 6 1/3 innings, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Wednesday night, eliminating the reigning World Series champions from the AL Central race.

Kansas court mulls shifting existing school aid


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Supreme Court justices have briefly considered whether the state could pay for a suitable education for every child by shifting funds out of programs for gifted students. The court heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed

Kansas man pleads not guilty in death of son


KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Kansas man has pleaded not guilty to charges in the death of his son, 7, whose remains were found near the family's pigs. Michael Jones pleaded not guilty Wednesday to premeditated first-degree murder and other charges in

Kansas City students support schoolmate


PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Students throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area dressed in black to support a Kansas girl who says she was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom. The Kansas City Star reports hundreds of students at Shawnee Mission E

Kansas man sentenced in crash that killed daughter


MANHATTAN, Kan. — A Kansas man has been sentenced to more than seventeen years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed his daughter, 6. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Joshua Mall, 39, of Riley, was sentenced Monday for second-degree m

Two bodies found in suburban Kansas City home


PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a suburban Kansas City home. The Kansas City Star reports that officers made the discovery Tuesday afternoon in Prairie Village after they were

Study: Topeka Regional Airport could lure passenger service


TOPEKA, Kan. — A study says say business and travel growth in the Topeka area could lure an airline to the Topeka Regional Airport, which hasn't had passenger flights since 2014. The Topeka Capital Journal reports that a consulting group studie

Two injured in Topeka apartment fire


TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities say two people are hospitalized after a Topeka apartment fire. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that heavy smoke was coming from the east side of the 12-unit building when crews responded around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. F

Fire chief accused of setting fires tribe was paid to fight


TOPEKA, Kan. — The former head of an American Indian reservation's volunteer fire department is accused of setting fires the tribe was paid to fight. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas says former Kickapoo Tribal Volunteer Fire Department

Judge Holds Hearing on KS Voting


TOPEKA - The Latest on court hearing to determine whether to force Kansas to count potentially thousands of votes cast in November: 1 p.m. A Kansas judge did not immediately decide whether to permanently force Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach ...

KS: Shifting Funds from Gifted Students?


TOPEKA - The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's hearing on a school funding lawsuit: 11:55 p.m. Kansas Supreme Court justices have briefly considered whether the state could pay for a suitable education for every child by shifting funds out of pro...

Marijuana edibles found in Shawnee County traffic stop


TOPEKA, Kan. - Around noon on Monday the Shawnee County Sheriff's office stopped a vehicle on I-70 near California Avenue and K-9 officers were called in. Several items of pot "edibles" were found in the vehicle. Some of the 

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