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Warren Theaters cancels showing of ? A Dog?s Purpose?


WICHITA, Kan. - One Wichita theater is joining the growing list of theaters refusing to show the book turned movie, “A Dog’s Purpose”.  Earlier this week, TMZ released a video showing one of the dogs on set being forced into rushin

Wichita Women?s March expects crowd of over 1,000


WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita will be one of many cities participating in the nationwide Women’s March on Washington Saturday, just one day after the inauguration of the 45th president, Donald Trump.  The march that has been in the planning st

Larned man killed in car crash


LARNED, Kan. – A man is dead after a one vehicle crash in Pawnee County Friday afternoon. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. ono 150th Avenue South, about five miles north of Larned.  The Kansas Highway Patrol reports a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

Federal officials fault Kansas privatized Medicaid program


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas risks losing federal money if it doesn't improve its privatized Medicaid program. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a letter dated last Friday that the program, known as KanCare, is "subst

Some Kansas lawmakers look to trim school funding


TOPEKA, Kan.  — Some top Republican legislators in Kansas are looking to cut aid to public schools significantly to close a shortfall in the state's current budget by June 30. Their goal is to avoid the accounting moves proposed by GOP Gov

Report: Little industrial space for Lawrence job growth


LAWRENCE, Kan.  — A recent report from a real estate agency says a lack of industrial inventory in Lawrence is hurting the city's prospective job growth. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Colliers International presented the market report

Report: Kansas financial aid in budget would trail inflation


TOPEKA, Kan.  — Under the recommended budget by Gov. Sam Brownback, per-pupil state financial aid to Kansas public schools would trail inflation in the current fiscal year and following two fiscal years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the

Federal officials fault Kansas privatized Medicaid program


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas risks losing federal money if it doesn't improve its privatized Medicaid program. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in a letter dated last Friday that the program, known as KanCare, is "subst

Iowa cab driver charged in death of Kansas man


DES MOINES, Iowa  — A Des Moines cab driver has been charged with vehicular homicide for a crash that killed one Kansas man and injured another. Authorities say Mohamed Diriye,29, also is charged with second-offense operating while intoxicated

Kansas Supreme Court rejects challenge to law ending tenure


TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court has rejected a legal challenge from the state's largest teachers union to a 2014 law ending guaranteed tenure in the state's public schools. The court ruled unanimously Friday that lawmakers didn'

President Trump sworn in


WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald J. Trump takes the Oath of Office from Chief Justice John Roberts at his inauguration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump became the 45th President of the United States.   

Kansas unemployment rate up in December


TOPEKA, Kan. - The December seasonally adjusted Kansas unemployment rate was 4.2 percent ... down from 4.3 percent in November and up from an even 4 percent in December of 2015. The Kansas Department of Labor reports nonfarm jobs decreased by 500 from Nov

WSU replaces women's hoops coach for next 2 games


WICHITA, Kan. - Jody Adams-Birch has been replaced as Wichita State women's basketball coach for the next two games while athletic director Darron Boatright looks into "information recently received about the women's basketball program,"

Three men charged in Kansas with smuggling liquid meth


KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Three men from Mexico appeared in federal court in Topeka Thursday on charges of smuggling liquid methamphetamine into Kansas City, Kan., in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck.   U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said the defendants are a

GOP lawmakers try to end Kansas tax cuts


TOPEKA, Kan. — A push in Kansas to end an income tax break championed by Gov. Sam Brownback is being led by fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature. A state House committee was having a hearing Thursday on a bill that would repeal a 20

Pretty Prairie misses chance for federal grant to fix water


PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan.  — The city of Pretty Prairie has lost out on a federal grant to help clean up a decade-old problem with high nitrates in its water. The Hutchinson News reports a technicality derailed the city's application for a $500

Kansas gin sees record cotton yields


CULLISON, Kan.  — At a time where crop prices are poor and the farm economy is bleak, the small town of Cullison is seeing an optimistic future for cotton. The Hutchinson News reports the southern Kansas cotton gin formerly known as High Plain

Pipeline ruptures lead to settlement with Oklahoma company


TULSA, Okla. — A subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners will complete $16 million in upgrades to pipelines and pay a $2 million fine as part of a federal settlement following pipeline ruptures in three states. Federal officials said in a stateme

Kansas changes rules for special congressional elections


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas has changed its rules for special congressional elections so that military personnel overseas have an additional month to cast their ballots. A new law that took effect Wednesday was prompted by President-elect Donald Trump

Kansas lawmakers consider bill to fix psychiatrist shortage


TOPEKA, Kan. — Lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at increasing access to mental health services in rural areas. The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony on the bill Thursday. It would approve loans for medical students wh

Missouri Police,searching for missing student from Wichita


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City-area investigators are searching for a missing college student from Wichita who hasn't been seen since Sunday. Tonie Anderson, 22, was last seen early Sunday when she was pulled over by a North Kansas City police

Rolling artwork to be showcased at Starbird-Devlin show


WICHITA, Kan. – The 60th annual Cars for Charities Starbird-Devlin Rods and Customs Show is this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Century II. This three day long show is a family friendly event with all of the proceeds benefitting two Wichita chariti

E. Wichita: 2 Robberies, Same Intersection


WICHITA - Two eateries at the same intersection in the east part Wichita have been robbed this week, both at Central & Hillside. At 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, a man robbed the Subway sandwich shop. Two female employees report the male suspect demanded mon...

E. Wichita Arson: Woman's Car on Fire


WICHITA - Officers are investigating an arson in east Wichita. At about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, a 40-year-old woman was jogging east of Douglas & Grove; she saw a silver 2001 Buick Sentry patrially on fire. The car belonged to a 30-year-old woman living ...

Trouble with KanCare


TOPEKA, Kan. — Federal officials have found that problems with Kansas' privatized Medicaid program are putting recipients at risk. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/2jrFk3c ) reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services c

GOP lawmakers try to end Kansas governor's business tax cut


TOPEKA, Kan. - A push in Kansas to end an income tax break championed by Gov. Sam Brownback is being led by fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature. A state House committee was having a hearing Thursday on a bill that would repeal a 2012 

Victim in Topeka shooting dies


TOPEKA, Kan. - One Topeka man is dead after a shooting Tuesday morning in Topeka.  It happened around 11:30 a.m. Topeka police responded to the report of a shooting at 7th and Brookside Drive.  WIBW News spoke with Lt. Chris Heaven who said 

Winfield man charged in the death of his wife


WINFIELD, Kan. -  A Winfield man has officially been charged in connection with the death of his wife.   Zachary Gardner, 32, was charged Wednesday with second-degree murder.  Investigators believe he shot and killed Melissa Gardner, 33, a

Kansas Governor signs bill to rewrite special election rules


TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback moved quickly Wednesday to sign a bill changing the rules for special elections in Kansas. The Governor signed HB 2017, extending the time between an election proclamation and the vote from a minimum 45 days t

Kansas Supreme Court to hear abortion case March 16


TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments March 16 in a case challenging a law that bans a second-trimester abortion procedure. The Lawrence Journal-World reports two doctors have challenged a 2015 law that bans doctors from using

Kansas legislators leery of budget fix yet moving toward it


TOPEKA, Kan.  — Kansas legislators are gravitating toward an accounting move proposed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback to help paper over a shortfall in the current state budget. They're receptive to his complicated plan even though they d

Kansas student health insurance rates to increase


TOPEKA, Kan. — After two years without increases, student health insurance premiums will go up more than 5% at state universities next year. The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a 5.2% premium increase for all plans for the 2017-18 aca

Wichita man pleads guilty in drug-deal shooting death


WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita man will be sentenced March 3 for killing another man in a drug deal gone wrong. Andrew Scott Bull, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Charles Hawkins III, 23, two days before C

Salina gives initial approval to tax funding for downtown


SALINA, Kan. — The Salina City Commission has given initial approval to authorizing special tax funding for a multimillion dollar redevelopment project in downtown Salina. The commission voted Tuesday night on first reading to authorize $154 millio

Attorney: Kansas state treasurer neutral on loan proposal


TOPEKA, Kan. — An attorney for Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes says Estes is remaining neutral on a key proposal from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback for balancing the state's current budget. Treasurer's office General Counsel Scott Gates sa

Kobach asks Kansas lawmakers for power to toss votes


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is asking the Legislature to give him authority to bar potentially tens of thousands of people from casting votes in state or local races. The Lawrence Journal World reported that Kobach asked a

Police in KC looking for missing Wichita woman


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – 20 year old Toni Anderson, a Wichita native, has been missing since early Sunday.  Kansas City, Missouri police are asking for the public’s help to find her. The University of Missouri – Kansas City student was

Burger King Robbed at Knifepoint


WICHITA, Kan. - A Burger King restraunt was robbed shortly before one-thirty Wednesday morning. According to police, a man entered the store in the 4200 block of East Harry, showed employees a knife, and told the 2 male and one female employees to give h

Fatal shooting in Topeka


TOPEKA, Kan. — Authorities say a Topeka man has been arrested after his father was killed and another person was wounded in an exchange of gunfire. Police said in a news release that gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon after the 45-year-old father an

Kansas lawmakers OK bill to rewrite special election rules


TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill rewriting rules for special congressional elections so military personnel overseas have more time to vote. The Senate approved the measure on a 40-0 vote Tuesday. The House passed the

KCPD searching for missing Wichita woman


KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Police in Kansas City are searching for a Wichita woman after friends say she disappeared under unusual circumstances over the weekend. Twenty-year-old Toni Anderson attending UMKC in Kansas City for college has been missing since 

Morris with career-highs, leads Wichita St. over Evansville


EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Shaquille Morris matched a career-high with 17 points and grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds, and Wichita State beat Evansville 82-65 on Tuesday night. Wichita State (16-4, 6-1 Missouri Valley) bounced back from a 76-62 loss to co

Ice storm cleanup underway in Dodge City


DODGE CITY, Kan.  -  In western Kansas, Thousands of customers remain without power following a weekend ice storm.  In Dodge City public schools will once again remain closed on Wednesday. The clean-up is underway as residents clear downed

Kansas Senate confirms Governors Cabinet Nominees


TOPEKA, Kan.  -  The Kansas Senate on Tuesday approved Governor Sam Brownback’s three cabinet nominees, Tim Keck as Secretary of Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, Joe Norwood as Secretary of Kansas Department of Correctio

Court orders Kansas City vote on minimum wage hike


KANSAS CITY, Mo. -  The Missouri Supreme Court is ordering Kansas City to put a proposed minimum-wage hike to $15 an hour on the ballot. Supreme Court judges ruled Tuesday that a vote is needed before judges can decide if a wage increase is lawful.

Ryan calls Manning commutation 'outrageous'


WASHINGTON, D.C. - House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling President Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence "just outrageous." Ryan says the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents "put American

Kansas woman sentenced for theft for parent teacher group


OLATHE, Kan. — An Olathe woman was placed on probation for stealing more than $34,000 from the parent teacher organization of an Overland Park middle school. Christine Glover, 45, was sentenced Monday for the theft from the organization at Pleasant

Kansas Board of Regents will ask for funding restoration


TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Board of Regents will ask the legislature to restore $30 million in funding that was cut last year. Regents CEO and President Blake Flanders says the board would like to see state funding at least stabilize. In 2012, tuit

Kansas House member pursuing bill on transgender students


TOPEKA, Kan.  — A Kansas House member says he's drafting a bill to require transgender students in public schools to use bathrooms associated with their genders at birth. Rep. John Whitmer, (R-Wichita), said Tuesday his bill also would imp

Kansas House committee will consider halting campus carry


TOPEKA, Kan. — Several Kansas lawmakers are seeking to weaken a law that will allow concealed guns on state college campuses starting this summer. A bill introduced Tuesday would permanently exempt several types of health care facilities and colleg

Gambling machines seized at two El Dorado stores


EL DORADO, Kan. — Law enforcement officials have seized 10 gaming machines from two El Dorado businesses. KAKE-TV reports Butler County Sheriff's officers and the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission seized the machines last week after a two-mon

Court: Ex-employees must pay Kansas prosecutor's office


TOPEKA, Kan.  — Two former employees who sued the Shawnee County prosecutor's office claiming they were terminated because of racial or gender discrimination will have to pay court costs in the wake of a jury verdict finding their allegatio

Kansas Senate to debate changes in laws on special elections


TOPEKA, Kan.  — The Kansas Senate is preparing to debate a bill rewriting state laws on special congressional elections so that military personnel overseas would have more time to vote. The Senate's debate Tuesday came after the House appr

Obama cuts short Chelsea Manning's prison sentence


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening.

S. Wichita: Crash Victim Identified


WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita woman has died, after a traffic accident on 47th Street South near the Kansas Turnpike. It happened early Saturday evening, in the rain.   A 77-year-old woman was traveling west-bound on 47th Street in a Honda Accord, when ...

Wichita: 2 Businesses, 2 Armed Robberies


WICHITA, Kan. - Two businesses were the victims of armed robberies on Monday in Wichita. The first heist happened Monday afternoon at the Taco  Bueno at Central & Hillside. A suspect entered, indicating he had a gun, and demanding money. The sus...

Man Shot in Wichita on N. Green


WICHITA, Kan. - A man was shot in the north part of Wichita near 14th & Grove. At about 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, a 22-year-old man came in to Wesley Medical Center, with a gunshot wound to his left ribs. The victim and a 21-year-old man told police they we...

Building fire ruled arson in Topeka


TOPEKA, Kan. - Investigators suspect arson was the cause of a Topeka building fire. It happened Saturday night at RAK Property Management, a leasing agency in southwest Topeka.  Fire crews were called around 11 p.m. and contained the

Oil leak in southwest Missouri


Nickelville, Mo. - A southwest Missouri county highway is expected to be closed until Thursday as crews clean up an oil pipeline spill.    Enbridge Energy said Sunday that nearly 200 barrels of oil leaked from a pipeline at its pump station 

Wichita looking at seat belt enforcement program


WICHITA, Kan. - Since 2003 the Wichita Police Department has participated in the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Impaired Driving Deterrence Program and Special Traffic Enforcement Program, which provides overtime pay for officers enforcing

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