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Over 60 Power Poles Downed in Reno County

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  Winds as strong as 50 miles per hour could have been to blame for more than 60 downed power poles in Reno County. The poles were located along highway 50. 

Suspect Wanted in Aggravated Kidnapping

WELLINGTON, Kan.  -  The Sumner County Sheriff's Office is asking for information on Brandon Scott Hutchison, 29.

Attorney Wants Murder Case Thrown Out

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita murder case is being called into question because of the Brady-Giglio policy, which deals with police officers who may not be credible witnesses.

Dole Resuming Kansas Homecoming Tour

INDEPENDENCE, Kan.  -  Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole returns to Kansas next month for the latest of several planned trips to his home state this year.  

Wichita Day Care Owner Arrested

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The owner of a Wichita home day care where a toddler was critically injured by a lawn mower is out of jail.   The woman, 39, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aggravated child endangerment. 

El Dorado Man Charged in Toddler's Murder, Again

EL DORADO, Kan.  -  A man has been charged with murder for a second time in connection to the death of a Kansas toddler two and a half years ago.

Oil & Gas Rigs on the Rise in Kansas

HOUSTON - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.

Mower-Injured Wichita Toddler Taken to KC

WICHITA - A toddler has who was seriously injured in a lawnmower accident at a Wichita home day care has been transferred to a Kansas City hospital.

Wichita Sex-Trafficking Sentencing

WICHITA - The former owner of some Asian massage parlors in Wichita has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his role in a sex trafficking case.

Riding Lawnmower Death Near Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - One person is dead following a riding lawnmower accident near Hutchinson.

Nelson Mosley: Wichita Interim Police Chief

WICHITA - City manager Robert Layton announced on Friday that Deputy Chief Nelson Mosley will serve as interim police chief of the Wichita Police Department.

Davis says education funding the biggest issue

WICHITA - The Democrat running for Kansas governor tells KNSS News "the Brownback experiment" with tax cuts is not working.


New Indoor Football Team On Its Way to Wichita

WICHITA - It is without a name or a place to call home, but a new indoor football team will play in Wichita in the upcoming arena football season.

Dunkin Donuts Franchisee Plans Nine Wichita Locations

WICHITA - Dunkin' Donuts announced Thursday that franchisees plan to open 14 restaurants in Kansas, including nine in Wichita.

Missionary's Son Says Mom Recuperating after Ebola

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The son of missionary Nancy Writebol says his mother is still recuperating after surviving Ebola.  

Crews Battle Wichita House Fire

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Fire crews extinguished a blaze at an east Wichita home Thursday evening. Firefighters were called just after 9:00 p.m. to the 200 block of North Spruce, near 1st and Grove. 

KDOT Announces Next Road Projects

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King stopped in Wichita, McPherson and Liberal Thursday to announce the next two years of upcoming KDOT road projects.

Economy Slowing in Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb.  -  A new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy is slowing down in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.  

Near Drowning in Wichita Pool

WICHITA, Kan.  -   A woman is in critical condition after nearly drowning at a pool in northeast Wichita. Emergency crews were called around 5:45 p.m. Thursday to Heritage Townhomes in the 1400 block of North Rock Rd.

Brownback Speaks on Federal Labor Rule

WICHITA - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's not sure the federal government knows the unintended consequences of a planned labor overtime rule that aims to protect domestic service workers.

Wichita Police Workers: Credibility Issues?

WICHITA - Twenty-six Wichita police department employees fall under the Brady/Giglio Policy, a policy requiring prosecutors to disclose to defense attorneys any witness who may have credibility issues.

Women Arrested Twice in Wichita in One Day

WICHITA - A 42-year-old woman was arrested twice in one day, for a very similar pair of circumstances.

Daycare Owner Jailed Following Lawnmower Accident

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A toddler has been seriously injured in a lawn mower accident at a home day care in northwest Wichita.

Police: Abandoned Truck Crashes Into Topeka Home

TOPEKA, Kan. - Police are searching for whoever abandoned a truck that rolled down a hill and into a Topeka home.

'In Cold Blood' Files Case Returns to Court

TOPEKA, Kan. - Attorneys sparring over investigation materials from the 1959 "In Cold Blood" murders in southwest Kansas are headed to court. 

Leavenworth Cutting Property Tax by 40 Percent

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A sales tax increase approved by Leavenworth voters earlier this year is paying off with a 40 percent cut in the city's property tax. 

Salina Couple Scammed by Two Men Promoting Business

SALINA, Kan. - The Salina Police Department is warning residents about scammers promoting their linoleum flooring business.

Kansas Closes Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

WICHITA - A Kansas state agency has shuttered a Wichita group home after regulators say they found improperly stored medications, rodent infestations and unlicensed staff members.

Missouri Utilities Look to Kansas for Wind Energy

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  - Missouri utilities are looking to Kansas companies to help meet carbon dioxide emission targets proposed by a federal agency.  

Derby Man Indicted in Movie Fraud Scheme

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Derby man has been indicted on charges of creating dozens of false identities so he could buy discounted DVD and Blue-ray movies and then resell them..

NJ Gov. Christie Stumps for Kansas Gov. Brownback

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is lending Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback support in his tougher-than-expected race against Democrat Paul Davis. 

Kansas Files Complaint Against Westar Energy

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Kansas regulators have filed a complaint against Westar Energy Inc., alleging the utility is charging unjust and unreasonable electric transmission rates.  

Wichita Man Pleads Guilty in Traffic Death

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a car crash that killed a girl, 6.  

Man Shot by Haysville Police Identified

HAYSVILLE, Kan.  -  Police have identified the man shot and killed by an officer during a domestic dispute in Haysville.

Newton Standoff Ends with Suspect in Custody

NEWTON, Kan. -  A standoff in a Newton neighborhood ended with one man in custody.   It began early Wednesday morning when a man allegedly threatened to hurt three of his co-workers at Norcraft, and then kill himself. 

Guilty Plea in Wichita Child Traffic Death

WICHITA - Raudel Sandoval Jr. of Wichita has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the traffic death of a six-year-old girl.

Weighty Wok Larceny in N. Wichita

WICHITA - A larceny involving a mammoth Oriental cooking item occurred in north Wichita.

SW Wichita: Crash Victim Gives Birth, Then Dies

WICHITA - 21-year-old Trevadawn Pauley gave birth to a baby girl, then died, after she was involved in a two-car traffic accident Tuesday evening in southwest Wichita, south of Meridian & Harry.

Cosmosphere hosting astronauts this weekend

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Several astronauts will touch down this weekend in Hutchinson, as part of a fundraiser for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.  

Man Guilty of Spying on Family From Under a Bed

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. - A northeast Kansas man who was discovered by a child to be hiding under a bed will be sentenced next month for criminal trespass and other charges.

Overland Park Adds Vaporizers to Smoking Ban

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The second-largest city in Kansas is adding electronic cigarettes to its ban on smoking in public places.   The expanded ordinance in Overland Park will take effect later this month. City Council members in the Johnson County co

$250,000 Grant Aims to Promote Kansas Exports

WICHITA - The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining forces with Kansas Global Trade Services to increase awareness of the importance of exports to the state's economy. 

6 Injured, 1 Seriously in South Wichita Accident

WICHITA, Kan.  -   One person was seriously injured in an accident at S. Meridian and Esthner.  It happened around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday Police say it appears a car turned left in front of an SUV.

Kansas Man Sentenced for Beer Bottle Death

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  A northeast Kansas man who hit an Iraq war veteran on the head with a beer bottle will go to prison for the man's death. 

Thief Steals Trailer, Props from Wichita Children's Theater

WICHITA, Kan. -- A trailer full of theater sets and costumes stolen from the Wichita Children's Theater and Dance Center. The stolen items were going to be used in the touring production of "The Ugly Duckling" starting in September.

KDHE Reports State's First West Nile Case

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  State health officials say a man from Republic County has the first reported case of West Nile virus in Kansas this year.  

GOP Intensifies Efforts in Kan. Governor's Race

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Republican Governors Association says it has made a $600,000 ad buy attacking the Democrat challenger to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback.  

Officer-Involved Fatal Shooting in Haysville

HAYSVILLE, Kan. - A man is dead following following an officer-involved shooting in Haysville; it happened at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment complex in the 400 block of W. Sarah Lane.

Wichita State Golf Course Will Close in November

WICHITA - Braeburn Golf Course, on the campus of Wichita State University, will close Nov. 3 to make room for construction of the new Innovation Campus.

Wichita Rape Case: Baby Girl

WICHITA - Police are investigating the possible rape of a baby girl. According to police, the child's mother brought her to a Wichita hospital Monday morning; the infant had bruising and other injuries to her genital area. The hospital performed a r

Kansas Crops That Missed Rain Showing Stress

WICHITA - The latest government snapshot says dryland crops in Kansas that missed the recent rain are showing signs of stress.

Century-Old Kansas Bridge Closed to Motor Vehicles

LINDSBORG, Kan. - A century-old central Kansas bridge that one official describes as "fun to drive" has been closed to motor vehicles.

Two Dead After 3-Vehicle Accident in Leavenworth County

TONGANOXIE, Kan. - Troopers say a westbound driver sideswiped an eastbound vehicle before veering into oncoming traffic.

Ballot Issues Plague McPherson Primary

McPHERSON, Kan.  -  Missing names and write-in lines in a local election leaves voters and candidates in one county outraged. It happened in the recent primary elections in McPherson County.

Items Stolen from City of Wichita Facility, Including Vehicles

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for the theft of numerous items from a city facility.

Woman Pistol-Whipped, Carjacked at Topeka Motel

TOPEKA, Kan.  -   Police in Topeka are looking for two men after a woman reported being pistol-whipped and carjacked outside a motel.  

Salina Police Investigate Shooting

SALINA, Kan.  -  One man is recovering and another is in custody following a shooting in Salina. At about 12:30 p.m. Monday, officers were called to the report of a shooting in the 800 block of N. 2nd Street.

Oil Pipeline Opponents Plan Cornfield Concert

NELIGH, Neb.  -  Willie Nelson and Neil Young will headline a concert next month in a Nebraska cornfield organized by opponents of a proposed pipeline that would carry oil from Canada south to the Gulf Coast.  

Syracuse Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A registered sex offender from southwest Kansas has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of possessing child pornography.  

Kechi Man Sentenced: Child Porn Case

WICHITA - A Wichita-area man was sentenced Monday to more than nine years in federal prison for trading files over the Internet with a Missouri man who was producing child pornography; that's according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

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