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Pedestrian killed in accident on I-470 in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. - A pedestrian was killed on a Topeka highway on Monday afternoon.  The pedestrian was walking westbound on I-470 and was hit by a car around 12:30 p.m. near the Gage Blvd. exit. WIBW News in Topeka spoke with Kansas Highway Patrol 

Fatal hit-and-run accident in north Wichita

WICHITA - One man is dead after a hit-and-run traffic accident that happened on Monday afternoon in north Wichita.  Just after noon a vehicle driven by an 18-year-old ran a red light at 21st and Arkansas.  That car struck another car in the

Dry conditions spur harvest activity in Kansas

WICHITA - Fall harvest has made some good progress in Kansas this past week amid dry conditions and warm temperatures. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 87 percent of the state's corn crop has been cut. That is near

Kansas officials approve $33K for wrongful death lawsuit

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas officials have voted to approve $33,000 for the settlement of a wrongful death lawsuit filed after a man died at a small lake northwest of Hays. The Topeka-Capital Journal reports that 65-year-old Tony Bieker and his wife were 

Police investigating death at a Eduora daycare

EUDORA, Kan. - A day care in Eudora is under emergency suspension following the death of a 9-month-old boy last month.  According to the Associated Press, Eudora Police Capt. Daniel Flick reports officers recieved a call of an unresponsive infant at

Man pleads no contest in Joyland Park memorabilia thefts

WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita man has pleaded no contest to felony theft in the disappearance of Louie the Clown and other items from the former Joyland Amusement Park. The Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office says 41-year-old Damian Mayes en

Kansas man behind bars until trial in Somali bomb plot

WICHITA, Kan. - A Kansas man will remain in jail until trial for his role in an alleged conspiracy to bomb a Garden City apartment complex.  Curtis Allen was a part of a militia group who allegedly planned to detonate truck bombs outside of an apart

Attendance for 2016 Kansas State Fair third highest

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Kansas State Fair recorded its third highest attendance this year, according to a report from the Associated Press.  Susan Sankey, State Fair General Manager, reports 359,808 people attended the fair, the third highest number

Kansas City man indicted on porn fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City area man is accused of duping women into having sex with him on camera.  A 21 count indictment was announced Monday by federal prosecutors against 33-year-old Mario Antoine of Raymore, Mo.  Antoine told the wom

Former legislator to stay on as Transportation secretary

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gov. Sam Broawnback has confirmed to the Associated Press that former state legislator Richard Carlson will stay on as the Kansas transportation secretary.  Carlson has been the Department of Transportation's interim secretary for

Jury finds man guilty of attempted murder

WICHITA, Kan. - A Sedgwick County jury has found a man guilty in a shooting that left a Kansas woman criticially injured.  The jury found James Phillips guilty of attempted murder in a 2015 shooting and robbery at a Derby AT&T store.  Phil

Wichita schools to practice earthquake drills

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Students at Wichita public schools, (USD 259), will practice earthquake safety drills this week.  From October 25 through 28, students will be introduced to a video that teaches the Drop, Cover, and Hold method of earthqua

Man wanted for shooting Oklahoma police is posting live videos

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.  -  An Oklahoma City television station is reporting that a man accused of shooting two Oklahoma police officers has been posting live videos while on the run. TV station KWTV reports that Michael Vance posted two videos Su

Sedgwick County take-back program reports successful weekend

WICHITA, Kan.  -  1,127 lbs. of expired, unwanted, or over-the-counter medications were collected during the National Drug Take Back initiative on Saturday, October 22, 2016.  Proper disposal of these medications protects kids, families, an

Wichita Speedy Cash building intentionally damaged

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A business was damaged in what may have been a robbery attempt.  It happed around 4:45 a.m. Monday morning at the Speedy Cash in the 3100 block of east Douglas, near Hillside.    Wichita Police are looking for a

Sex offender transcript notation idea dropped

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A proposal that would require all state universities to add a notation on a student's transcript if the student is expelled for sexual violence has been dropped. The Lawrence Journal-World ( ) members of a Ka

Nearly Hit and Run in Old Town

WICHITA - Wichita Police are on the lookout for a woman that almost hit a horse-mounted police officer over the weekend in the Old Town district. The Wichita Eagle is reporting that the horse and police officer were almost hit as the officer was trying t

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

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

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

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

Regents approve Pittsburg State planned project

PITTSBURG, Kan. - The Kansas Board of Regents has approved Pittsburg State University's plan for an $18 million multi-use project. The Joplin Globe reports that the Regents approved Pittsburg State's Block 22 plan for student housing and commerci

Kansas works to understand trauma impact on students

TOPEKA, Kan. - A state education consultant says Kansas could benefit from addressing the impact of childhood trauma on students' ability to learn. Kent Reed, school counseling program consultant for the Kansas Department of Education, told the Stat

Kansan settles lawsuit against coyote hunt

WICHITA, Kan. - A Kansas man has settled a lawsuit with an animal rights group that sought to stop him from holding another coyote hunting contest. The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit in Kansas court against organizers of the WaKeeney hunt held

Alex Smith leads Chiefs past mistake-prone Saints, 27-21

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith threw two touchdown passes in another efficient outing, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception of Drew Brees for another touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs held off the mistake-prone New Orleans Saints 27-21 on Sund

Two dead after weekend shootings in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two men have died in weekend shootings in Kansas City.  Kansas City police officers responded to a call Saturday night in the Westport Entertainment District and found a man who had been shot. The man was transported to a local ho

Kansas Memorial Union proposes $45M renovation

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas Memorial Union is proposing a $45 million renovation, and asking for a fee increase. Kansas students will vote this spring on whether to add the 30-year $50 per semester student fee to pay for the union ren

Chemical spill leaves one hospitalized in Atchison

ATCHISON, Kan. - One person is still in the hospital following a chemical spill in northeast Kansas.  The chemical spill that occurred Friday created a noxious cloud over the town of Atchison. Two chemicals were inadvertently mixed at the MGP Ingrdi

One robbed at Northeast Wichita ATM

WICHITA, Kan. - A man was robbed early Sunday morning at an ATM. Police report the incident occured in the 1200 block of S. Woodlwan around 2:45 a.m.  Sgt. Wendell Nicholson said the 21-year-old male was going to an ATM when he was approached by an

Bullets strike car fleeing from gunman

WICHITA, Kan. - Police are searching for a suspected gunman following an argument in northwest Wichita overnight.  The incident occurred around 1 a.m. in the 1500 block of West 21st Street. A 19 year old man reported to police that he got into an ar

Kansas court upholds death sentence in 1996 slaying

TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas' highest court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a college student 20 years ago. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday let stand Gary Kleypas' death sentence in the 1996 rape and stabbing death of

Man, 27, faces Douglas County charges after abandoning baby

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 27-year-old man faces charges after his 9-month-old stepdaughter was abandoned in Lawrence. The Kansas City Star reports that Marquis Young is charged in Douglas County with attempted first-degree murder and child abuse. He

Derby dinosaur park approved by state

DERBY, Kan. – A dinosaur park soon to be a reality for the city of Derby.  According to KSN city officials received a letter from the Kansas Department of Commerce approving their Sales Tax Revenue (STAR) Bond Project Plan. The state agreed to

Arrests made in Ark City in connection to child sex abuse

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. – Two Arkansas City residents were arrested in connection to the sexual abuse of a child, according to a KAKE News report.  21-year-old Timothy Ray Matthews was arrested shortly after 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on suspicion of agg

One dead from self-inflicted shooting at Field of Screams

MAIZE, Kan. – Sedgwick County dispatchers have confirmed one person shot themselves at the Field of Scream Halloween park near Maize Friday night and has died.  The incident occurred around 10:15 p.m. The Halloween Park is located on N. Tyler

Northern Oklahoma feels three quakes

Trio of earthquakes hit northern Oklahoma     FAIRVIEW, Okla.  -  The U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS), reported three earthquakes from northern Oklahoma Friday afternoon.  The U.S. Geological Survey reports three earthquakes occurr

Wichita State ranks among the safest college campuses

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita State University finds it is ranked among the top colleges in the country, for safety.  Of the top fifty, WSU is listed at number 16.   The list published by College Choice included factors such as general sa

New York Knicks sign Baker, re-sign Early

NEW YORK  — The New York Knicks have re-signed forward Cleanthony Early. The team announced the move Tuesday and didn't disclose terms of the deal. The 6',8" Early averaged 1.8 points in 17 games for New York during his second NB

67 seek medical care after Kansas chemical spill

ATCHISON, Kan. — More than 60 people sought medical attention after a chemical spill at a distilling plant that released a noxious cloud in northeast Kansas. The Kansas Department of Emergency Management says the cloud occurred Friday morning when

Kansas court upholds death sentence in 1996 slaying

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas' highest court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a college student twenty years ago. The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday let stand Gary Kleypas' death sentence in the 1996 rape and stabbing dea

Judge says Kansas man poses 'grave danger'

WICHITA, Kan. — The defense attorney for one of three men accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants in western Kansas says his client was only preparing to defend himself against massive social upheaval. The comments came during a court heari

Lawrence cable, telecom and internet provider sold

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A company that provides cable, telecom and internet services in the Lawrence area has been sold. Officials with WOW announced Friday that the Lawrence system will be acquired by Midco, which provides cable, internet and other servi

Charge dropped against man who decapitated Wichita housekeeper

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has dismissed an attempted rape charge against a truck driver who was sentenced to death in 2004 for killing and decapitating a Wichita housekeeper. The court ruled on Friday that Douglas Belt, 54, should not

Haskell says federal investigation of nepotism is ongoing

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Haskell Indian Nations University is now saying a federal investigation into alleged nepotism at the school is not completed. On Tuesday, Haskell administrators said the federal Office of Inspector General concluded the complaint w

Kansas man waives detention hearing in bomb case

WICHITA, Kan. — Regarding three men accused of conspiring to detonate truck bombs at an apartment complex where Somali immigrants live in western Kansas: A Kansas man has waived a detention hearing and pleaded not guilty in what prosecutors say was

Wichita State University: Safe Campus

WICHITA - Wichita State University has been ranked No. 16 in the top 50 Safest Large Colleges and Universities list. The list, published by College Choice, includes campuses all over the country. Wichita State is the highest-ranked Kansas Board of Regent...

KS Unemployment Rate Ticks Up Again

TOPEKA - Kansas lost more than 2,000 private-sector jobs in September as the state's unemployment rate ticked up for the fourth month in a row. The Kansas Department of Labor attributes the rise in the jobless rate to a combination of fewer people in ...

7,500 More Job Cuts for Bombardier

MONTREAL, Canada - Airplane maker Bombardier, the parent company of Wichita-based Learjet, says it is cutting 7,500 jobs around the world over the next two years. The Montreal-based plane and train maker said Friday that the reductions are designed to sa...

Wichita making changes to ease traffic around Southeast High

WICHITA - Wichita and Sedgwick County are making some changes in hopes of clearing up a problem traffic area near the new Southeast High School.  Planners have been studying the traffic counts since the opening of Southeast and some of their changes

Kansas granted federal disaster declaration for September flooding

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Governor requested a federal disaster declaration for severe storms that brought heavy rain and flooding to the state in September.  On Thursday the Kansas Adjutant's office announced that 11 counties have been granted the 

Second arrest made in Topeka road-rage shooting

TOPEKA, Kan. - A second suspect in a Topeka road-rage shooting has been arrested in West Virginia.  On Oct. 8th 28-year-old Michael Stadler was shot during what Topeka Police called a road-rage argument.  Stadler died at a Topeka Hospital. 

KS Governor comments on debates and elections

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback spoke on KNSS sister station KMBZ prior to Wednesday night's 3rd and final Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.  During an in-studio interview

Nebraska woman killed, three injured in Goddard crash

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A woman, believed to be from Nebraska, died, and three others were injured in a crash west of Wichita.  It happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday night, near 183rd Street West and MacArthur.   A spokesman with the Sedgwic

Man dies in Wichita motorcycle accident

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A motorcyclist died after crashing into a car near Sedgwick County Park.  It happened around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon at 21st and North Shore Boulevard. A police spokesman says the motorcycle was traveling westbound o

Small earthquake impacts Sumner County

CALDWELL, Kan. -  A small earthquake was felt in Sumner county.  The 3.6 magnitude quake was reported just before 7:15 a.m. Thursday morning. The United States Geological Survey, (USGS), says the quake was centered around thirteen miles southwe

Wichita man injured with guitar, robbed

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A man, 31, was injured during a robbery in south Wichita.  It happened around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 100 block of East 58th Street South. The man reported to police that a man he knew hit him in the back of th

Kansas senator says he'll accept vote results

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran is saying that he'll accept this year's election results and will encourage all candidates for office to do the same. The Kansas Republican issued a statement Thursday in response to GOP presidential n

Woman charged in unsolved 1989 killing in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A woman has been charged in the death of an woman, whose body was found nearly thirty years ago in Kansas City, Kansas. The Wyandotte County District Attorney's office said in a release Thursday that Carolyn J. Heckert, 48,

Kansas elections chief backs Trump on election fraud claims

TOPEKA, Kan.  — The top elections official Kansas is defending Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee claims that election fraud could cost him the election. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is a Trump supporter and a vocal a

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