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Wichita Animal Shelter Holding Animals from Last Big Storm

WICHITA, Kan.  -  There are still several animals that were picked up following the early April wind storm in Wichita, who are looking to be reunited with owners. 

3 People Killed in Butler County Crash

ROSALIA, Kan.  -  Three people are dead following a crash Friday afternoon in Butler County. The crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Highway 54 east of Rosalia. That's near the Greenwood County line.

Kansas State Lab Reports Uptick in Rabies Cases

MANHATTAN, Kan.  -  A Kansas State University laboratory that conducts rabies testing is reporting a spike in positive results.  

Veterans Return from First Kansas Honor Flight of 2015

WICHITA, Kan.  -   The first Kansas Honor Flight of the year returned to Wichita with 23 veterans of World War II. The group included one veteran, 97, and two female veterans.

Kansas Woman Arrested in Man's Death

GALVA, Kan.  -  A woman has been arrested in connection to a man’s death last year. The McPherson Sentinel reports Kamra Kay Farrell, 28, is facing first-degree murder charges in the November 2014 death of James Croft, 39.

Kansas Board Delays Vote on Unlicensed Teachers

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Board of Education delayed a vote on a proposal to allow unlicensed teachers in six of the state's school districts.

Governor signs bonds-for-pensions bill

TOPEKA, Kan. - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill issuing $1 billion in bonds to bolster Kansas' pension system for teachers and government workers.   The bill that Brownback signed Wednesday will give the pension system an infusion

Sheriff Easter a "true believer" in body cameras

WICHITA  - Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter tells KNSS News some of his officers are equipped with body cameras ... and in-dash car cameras are in use. He says body cams for all Sheriff deputies are in his future plans. Easter assisted in providi

Kansas Seeks Court Order to Block Quapaw Tribe Casino

WICHITA - Kansas has asked a federal court to temporarily block the Quapaw Tribe from expanding its Downstream Casino in Oklahoma into southeast Kansas. The request for a preliminary injunction filed Thursday contends the state will suffer irreparable

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Kansas Man in Fort Riley Bomb Plot

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A federal grand jury has handed down a three-count indictment charging a 20-year-old Kansas man with trying to carry out a suicide attack at Fort Riley. Prosecutors say John T. Booker Jr. of Topeka was arrested Friday while trying to

US Sen. Roberts' 'Frozen' Ringtone Creates Hysterics

WASHINGTON - Sen. Pat Roberts is urging people to "let it go" after his cellphone filled a somber committee hearing room with the first few bars of a song from Disney's "Frozen." The Kansas City Star reports that the 78-year-old

Commission Questions Numbers in Kansas Casino Proposal

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Lottery Commission is giving Las Vegas billionaire Phil Ruffin more time to provide information about a proposed southeast Kansas casino. The Joplin Globe reports that the commission raised questions Wednesday about whether

Sedgwick County Training Program Not Looking into Changes

SEDGWICK CO. -- The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal review of its reserve deputy program after a deadly shooting by a volunteer officer. Reserve deputy Robert Bates was charged Monday for shooting and killing the unarmed suspec

Washburn Professor Named Kansas Poet Laureate

TOPEKA, Kan. - An associate English professor at Washburn University has been named the Poet Laureate for Kansas.   The nonprofit Kansas Humanities Council announced the appointment of Eric McHenry in a news release Thursday. McHenry's work has b

UPDATE: Suspect in Downtown Wichita Bank Robbery Indicted

WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita man has been indicted, accused of robbing a bank earlier this month. On Monday, April 6, Emprise Bank at 257 N. Broadway in downtown Wichita was robbed. A criminal complaint alleges that 57-year-old Randal H. Duncan walked in ar

Teen to be Tried As Adult in Killings of Wichita Couple

WICHITA, Kan - A teenager will be tried as an adult in the fatal shootings of a Wichita couple during a robbery.   The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports that Sedgwick County juvenile court Judge Robb Rumsey granted a motion Wednesday for

Kansas Deputy Arrested for Murder in Death of Baby Son

JETMORE, Kan. - A western Kansas sheriff's deputy has been arrested for the alleged murder of his baby son. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reports that on Thursday, 30-year-old Kody Lee Hanson of Jetmore was arrested by KBI agents in Hodgeman Cou

Kansas Supreme Court to Consider Wichita Marijuana Dispute

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The state's highest court has taken up the dispute over the legality of a new voter-approved ordinance in the state's largest city that lessens criminal penalties for marijuana possession.

Wichita University, Technical College Launch Partnership

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita State University is joining forces with Wichita Area Technical College to launch an innovative approach to degree completion. 

A big gift for WSU

WICHITA - Wichita State University's Foundation will use most of a $5 million gift to support its honors college. The gift from Bill and Dorothy Cohen was announced Wednesday. Bill Cohen founded IMA Financial Group in Wichita.     The univer

Advisor: Troop Cuts for Ft. Riley Cuts May Be Minimal

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Fort Riley is among the U.S. Army installations facing possible troop reductions.  Because of sequestration and budget cuts, the Army is looking to downsize personnel by 70,000 between now and 2020.  Manhattan-based military

Butler County Woman Upset Over Tag Office Treatment

EL DORADO, Kan. - A Butler County woman is frustrated after paying for her car tags in cash, only to have the tag office demand more money later. The woman even has a receipt marked paid from the transaction. But after a KAKE I-Team investigation, her pr

Animal Cruelty Charges Pending for Three Mulvane Students

MULVANE, Kan. - A Mulvane Police detective presented the case to Sedgwick Co. District Attorney Marc Bennett on Wednesday, asking for charges to be filed against the three MHS students. The charges are now pending for two minors and an 18-year-old. Polic

Gov. Brownback Signs Kansas Welfare Reform Bill

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  UPDATE:  Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that specifies several dozen items poor families will not be able to buy with their welfare benefits.

Kansas Ranks 12th in the Country for the Lowest Gas Prices

WICHITA, Kan. - AAA says thanks to low crude oil prices and a resolution to issues at regional refineries, the cost of gasoline in Kansas and across the country should keep dropping throughout the year. "I think they're great, " said Wichit

Records Reveal Details From 'High-End' Clothing Thefts

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Newly released court documents show that a Facebook post first led police to investigate a suburban Kansas City woman charged with stealing more than $100,000 worth of "high-end" clothing.   The Kansas City Star (http:

Salina Truck Stop Fire Due to Improperly Discarded Cigarettes

SALINA, Kan.  -  UPDATE:  Investigators say the cause of Wednesday's fire at a Salina truck stop was caused by the improper disposal of smoking materials.

Regional Jet Makes Emergency Landing in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A regional airliner with 84 passengers on board safely made an emergency landing in Wichita after the plane had cabin pressurization problems. 

Woman Killed in Lyon County Crash

HARTFORD, Kan.  -  A Hartford, Kansas woman was killed in a rollover accident early Wednesday. The accident happened about four miles south of Hartford.

New Wichita Terminal Open House on Saturday

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The public is invited to attend an open house and tour of the new terminal project from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

Oklahoma City Bombing Ceremony to Feature Bill Clinton

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.  -  Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak during a ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.  

Sedgwick County Woman Dies from Accident Injuries

PECK, Kan.  -  What initially looked like a minor injury turned into a crash that killed a Sedgwick County woman. Sheriff's investigators released details of the accident Wednesday morning.

Pedestrian Critical After Accident Near Andale

ANDALE, Kan. - A pedestrian is in critical condition after he was hit by an SUV Tuesday evening near Andale. The 21-year-old man was reportedly crossing 53rd Street north near his home. It appears the SUV driver didn't have enough time to avoid

Police Investigating After Man Wounded in Topeka Shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities are investigating after a 34-year-old man was injured in a Topeka shooting. Lt. John Sturgeon says police discovered the man, whose identity wasn't released, after responding to a report of a shooting around 11 p.m. Tuesday

Winfield Intermediate School To Close in May

WINFIELD, Kan. - The doors at Winfield Intermediate School for 5th and 6th graders will close for good May 12th. In an effort to save money, the district is consolidating its resources. Sixth graders will move to the middle school with 7th and 8th grade

Kansas May Let 5 School Districts Hire Unlicensed Teachers

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas could allow five public school districts designated as innovative districts to hire unlicensed teachers. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the State Board of Education plans to vote Thursday on a

KU to Exhibit Bob Dole's WWII-Era Letters

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence is exhibiting World War II letters between Bob Dole and his family for an online audience. The institute announced the exhibit became available online Tuesday, marking the day Dole was wounded i

Salina Area Girl to be Tried as Adult in Sister's Death

SALINA, Kan.  -  A judge has ruled that a girl, 15, will be tried as an adult in the fatal stabbing of her sister, 13.

Animal Health Firm Moving to Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  An Australian-based animal health company says it plans to move its global headquarters to the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. 

Wichita Tag Office Suffers Network Loss

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Due to a connection cut to one of the Cox fiber lines, the Chadsworth Tag Office, located at 2330 N. Maize Road, has lost its network connection to the State and County resources. 

Longwell sworn in as Wichita Mayor

WICHITA - Jeff Longwell took the oath of office as Wichita mayor today... saying "collective action is going to allow us to find solutions to transit, water, and jobs". Longwell thanked his "large family" for their support during his c

A busy time on Kansas farms

WICHITA - The latest snapshot of Kansas agriculture shows farmers busy with spring planting preparations and the burning of pastures.   The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that farmers have planted about 14 percent of their c

Fire Destroys Olathe Strip Mall

OLATHE, Kan. - Fire has destroyed a strip mall in Olathe. The blaze in the Kansas City suburb apparently started in a nail salon where electrical workers been on the job earlier in the day. Last night's fire quickly spread to Fronteras Mexican

Three Wichita Heights Students Arrested

WICHITA - Three students from Wichita Heights high school have been arrested according to a USD 259 spokesperson. KAKE News confirmed with the district attorney's office that the DA is investigating the incident as well. Back in February, KAKE News

State Agency Slams 'Left' in Facebook Post on Welfare Reform

TOPEKA, Kan. - A state agency is catching heat for social media comments that some say were too partisan. A Friday post on the Facebook page of the Kansas Department for Children and Families accused the left of "mocking the State of Kansas"

Anthem Subsidiaries Face Lawsuit in Kansas Over Data Breach

TOPEKA, Kan. - A former candidate for Kansas governor says he and other lawyers suing two subsidiaries of health insurer Anthem can show individuals were harmed by a cyberattack on its computer networks. Paul Davis is a partner in one of three law firms

Pittsburg State University to Host Air Force Jazz Ensemble

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Pittsburg State University will host the U.S. Air Force Academy's top jazz ensemble in a free concert. The university announced Monday that the Falconaires will be playing at Bicknell Family Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on

Hollywood Casino Cites Legislation in Delaying Hotel Project

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Hollywood Casino officials are opting to pay the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, more than $1 million rather than starting construction on a 248-room hotel. Unified Government spokesman Mike Taylor says

Report: Corn Planting in Kansas Reaches 14 Percent

WICHITA - The latest snapshot of Kansas agriculture shows farmers busy with spring planting preparations and the burning of pastures. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that farmers have planted about 14 percent of their corn

Former Soldier Fire Chief Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft

SOLDIER, Kan. - The Jackson County attorney says a former fire chief in northeast Kansas has pleaded guilty to theft and agreed to pay restitution. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 45-year-old Ryan L. White was set to stand

Suspects Lose Money in Wichita Drive-Thru Robbery Attempt

WICHITA, Kan.  -  An attempted robbery was reported in a fast food drive-thru.  It happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning in the 4300 block of east Harry. 

Wichita Man Sentenced for Trafficking Marijuana

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita man is set to spend 12 years in federal prison for trafficking marijuana. Jeremy Harris, 33, previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Baker will Return for Senior Season

WICHITA - All-American guard, Ron Baker announced Monday that he will return for his senior season at Wichita State. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Scott City spent the days following the Shockers’ Sweet 16 exit evaluating his professional basketball op

Former El Dorado Para-Educator Arrested

EL DORADO, Kan.  -  A former para-educator at a Kansas school has been arrested for a child sex crime.

Rabies cases on the increase

MANHATTAN, Kan. - A Kansas State University laboratory says it is seeing an increase in rabies cases so far this year. The university's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory says it had verified 28 positive cases of rabies from January through March, comp

Renovated planetarium now open

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - A renovated planetarium at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is officially open for business. The attraction in Hutchinson held its reopening ceremony and reception Sunday, although it had a soft opening in mid-March.   The p

Lenexa bakery to re-open

LENEXA, Kan.  - A former Hostess Brands bakery in Lenexa will reopen this summer, providing about 100 jobs.   Flower Foods, which acquired part of the former plant in 2013, announced it will begin producing its Nature's Own, Wonder and Home

Police, KBI Investigating Kansas Woman's Death

SEDAN, Kan. - Authorities are investigating a woman's death in southeast Kansas. Officers were called around 8 a.m. Sunday to a home near Chautauqua and Bowers streets in Sedan. Chautauqua County Sheriff Richard Newby would not confirm the nature of

Student Testing Gets Off to a Smooth Start in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. - Student testing in Kansas is going much smoother than last year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that principals and district-level test coordinators in several school districts say issues with Kansas'

Sedgwick County dodges storm warnings

WICHITA - Another stormy night for central Kansas ... but Wichita and Sedgwick County dodged the severe weather "bullet". Thunderstorm warnings were issued for Harper, Kingman, and Reno Counties Sunday evening ... but the storms lost their punch

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