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Police: Man Shot by Girlfriend in S. Wichita

WICHITA - A 44-year-old man says he was shot by his girlfriend in south Wichita. Police Lt. James Espinoza says it all began at about 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, when a woman went to visit her boyfriend; he was doing some construction work on a home near Emporia ...

Hutchinson School District suing Missouri group

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Hutchinson School District is suing a Missouri-based group in a dispute over proceeds from a student fundraising effort.   The Hutchinson News reports ( ) that the Kansas district has filed a lawsuit agains

Kansas Rescue Group Leader Fined for Poodle Death

TOPEKA, Kan. - The owner of a no-kill rescue organization has been found guilty of violating Topeka's dangerous dogs ordinance after a German shepherd fatally mauled a teacup poodle at this year's St. Patrick's Day parade.   The Topeka Ca

Kansas Farmers Harvesting Crops, Seeding Wheat

WICHITA - Kansas farmers are taking advantage of the mild weather to harvest fall crops, put up feed for cattle and seed wheat.   The National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday that 31 percent of the winter wheat crop has now been planted.

Several Earthquakes Shake Central Oklahoma

PERRY, Ok. - Just after 10:00 p.m. Monday night seismologists monitored a 4.2 magnitude earthquake in central Oklahoma.  The epicenter was located 15 miles southwest of Perry.   A 2.7 magnitude aftershock was measured about 20 minutes later.

Democrats Seek Review of Kansas Medicaid Contracts

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Two Democrats in the Kansas Legislature want it to investigate how Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration awarded contracts to private companies to manage the state's Medicaid program.

Boeing Confirms it's Moving Defense Jobs to OKC, St. Louis

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Boeing Co. on Monday announced it will move defense workers out of Washington State and relocate the majority of their work to sites in Oklahoma City and St. Louis.

Reward Offered in Kansas Pelican Shooting

MANKATO, Kan.  -  Two groups are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction in the shooting of seven American white pelicans in Kansas earlier this month.

Topeka Man Charged in Girlfriend's Death

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A Topeka man who police say was naked and bloody before his arrest is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in this girlfriend's death.

Maize School Responds to Neighborhood Threat

MAIZE, Kan.  -  Maize Middle School students were not allowed to walk home on Monday, as police searched for a suspect in a domestic disturbance.

Hutchinson Murder Case Comes Before Judge

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - A judge will decide if a teenager will face charges as a juvenile or adult for the deaths of his mother and sister. Detectives and eyewitnesses have testified before Reno County District Judge Patricia Macke Dick. The closed court hear...

Newton Buildings Reopen After Bomb Threat

NEWTON, Kan. - Numerous buildings that were evacuated have reopened in downtown Newton following a bomb threat and the discovery of a suspicious device. At about 8:15 a.m. Monday, Newton Police say someone called in a bomb threat to the community correct...

Senator Brings in Jeb Bush to Campaign in Kansas

WICHITA - U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is bringing in another Republican heavy-hitter to help bolster his troubled campaign for re-election.   Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be in Wichita on Monday for a fundraising event for the Kansas senator.   H

Wichita Zoo Officials Detail Elephant Exhibit

WICHITA - Sedgwick County Zoo officials say they will house the third largest elephant exhibit in the country once a recently funded renovation is completed.   Construction on the 5-acre exhibit will begin next month and be complete in May 2016. Offi

Dog Rescued From Arkansas City Drainage System

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. - Authorities have rescued a dog that was trapped for at least 30 hours in a southern Kansas canal.   KAKE-TV reports ( ) police and firefighters lassoed the dog on Sunday after reports from concerned Arkansas

Wichita man assaulted with flashlight

WICHITA - Wichita Police were called to a disturbance around 8:30pm Saturday night in the 1300 block of south Edwards. Two friends were allegedly arguing when one of them grabbed a flashlight and struck the other, causing a large laceration.

Hundreds Don't Have Power In Hutchinson

HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Hutchinson dispatch reports almost 900 Westar customers are without power Sunday. The power is expected to be restored around 9 p.m. We reached out to Westar, but so far, there's no cause on the cause of the outage yet.

Kansas Coach Charlie Weiss Fired

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas coach Charlie Weis has been fired four games into his third season as coach

Woman Fulfills Organ Donor's Bucket List

PARK CITY, Kan. - A Wichita woman is fulfilling her organ donor's bucket list by driving a race car.

Long Wait for People Using Kancare

WICHITA, Kan. - The watchdog group Kancare DD Watch held a forum Saturday afternoon to let politicians running in the 2014 Gubernatorial race know about the problems people using Kancare are experiencing. According to forum organizers, all three candidat

Accidental apartment fire in south Wichita

WICHITA - Firefighters were called to an apartment building at 727 W. MacArther around 5 a.m. Saturday morning. KAKE News reported that smoke and flames were seen coming from a 2nd story balcony.

Man arrested for robbing a Wichita liquor store

WICHITA - Wichita Police are investigating a robbery and assault late Friday night at Pawnee Liquor, 606 E. Pawnee. Police say a 32-year-old man entered the store and attempted to hide a bottle of liquor in his shirt. 

Vehicle fire spreads to garage in West Wichita

WICHITA - Wichita Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle fire in the 600 block of S. Vine around 3:30 a.m. this morning. KAKE News reports that when crews arrived the fire had spread to a detached garage and was starting to ignite the house

Heavy Downtown Traffic Today in Wichita

WICHITA - Streets are closing for the 25th Anniversary Kansas Wichita Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure from Downtown at Waterwalk Plaza to 515 S. Main Wichita. The annual race will be on September 27 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Road Closures for this

Wichita Schools Enrollment Highest Since 1975

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Wichita Public Schools released its 2014-2015 enrollment numbers on Friday. The official head count of students enrolled for the 2014-2015 school year is 51,330.

Kansas Woman Sentenced for Elder Abuse

EMPORIA, Kan.  -  An Emporia woman convicted of using her elderly mother-in-law's money to make expensive purchases for herself has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.  

Mail Stolen from Lawrence Municipal Court

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  Officials in Lawrence are investigating the theft of two days' worth of mail addressed to the Municipal Court.   The mail was taken Tuesday and Wednesday from a secure post office box in the downtown post office.

OSHA Cites Missouri Company in Cell Tower Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C.  -  A federal safety enforcement agency is citing a Missouri-based communications company for "willful" and "serious" safety violations in the death of two workers.

Fire Damages Home in Southeast Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  - Fire damaged a home in southeast Wichita.  It happened around 2:00 p.m. Friday.  A passerby called 911 after seeing a home on fire in the 4300 block of East Morris.

KS Enrollment: Regents & Techs Up, Jucos Down

TOPEKA - Preliminary fall enrollment figures released by the Kansas Board of Regents show an increase in enrollment at all six state universities, totaling 1,381 students (1.47%). Wichita State University saw the largest increase (453 students; +3.1%), fo...

USDA Makes Another Discovery of GMO Wheat

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Agriculture Department says unregulated genetically modified wheat has popped up in a second location in the U.S., this time in Montana. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming. Unapproved genetically mod...

Air Berlin Cancels Order for 33 Boeing Jets

BERLIN - Germany's second-biggest airline, Air Berlin, says it has canceled an order for 33 new Boeing jets with a list price of some $5 billion. Air Berlin said Friday that an agreement to terminate orders for 18 Boeing 737 aircraft and 15 Boeing 78...

Moran urges caution on military down-sizing

WICHITA - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran comments on the down-sizing of the National Guard at Wichita's McConnell Air Force Base... where about a third of the personnel is being laid off. The Kansas Republican tells KNSS News there is "lots of waste" in the national defense, but "we need to be very careful on the personnel side".

Moran says the country "need a strong military and the ability to analyze intelligence".

City of Wichita to Compete in Chili Cook-off

WICHITA - The City of Wichita will participate for the seventh year in the annual Wagonmasters Chili Cook-off.  Council Member Pete Meitzner will lead Team Caddyshack at the event from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday near the intersection of Douglas

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

MOORE, Okla. - Police say a woman who was killed by a co-worker at a food distribution center in suburban Oklahoma City was beheaded.   Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Friday that the woman, who has not been identified, was beheaded by a man who

Former Kansas Congressman Comments on Terrorism

WICHITA - Former Kansas Congressman Dan Glickman says we live in a "very, very dangerous time." KNSS News asked the former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee what concerns him most about the current threat from terrorism. "I rea

Kansas Motorcyclist Dies After Perry Wreck

PERRY, Kan. - A motorcyclist in northeast Kansas has died after a pickup truck pulled in front of him.   The Kansas Highway Patrol says 49-year-old Kurt Lucas was killed Thursday near Perry-Lecompton High School. They say the 49-year-old truck driver

Salina Driver Arrested After Police Chase

SALINA, Kan. - Salina police arrested a 21-year-old man who they say led police on a chase after they caught him drag racing.   Police tell the Salina Journal the man was arrested Wednesday and that he had a 15-year-old girl

$750,000 in Unclaimed Property Returned at Kansas State Fair

TOPEKA, Kan. - State Treasurer Ron Estes says the Kansas Cash booth at this year's state fair resulted in more than $750,000 in unclaimed property being returned to its rightful owners.   The treasurer says the number of people stopping at the bo

Budget Chief: Kansas Identifies $101M in Savings

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's top budget adviser says the administration has identified $101 million in savings to help the state reduce a $238 million budget shortfall predicted for July 2016.  

AG Schmidt Wants to Have Say in KS Senate Dispute

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt wants a chance to argue in court that Kansas Democrats are legally obligated to pick a new nominee for U.S. Senate. 

Fort Riley Soldiers Deploying to Middle East

FORT RILEY, Kan.  -  The Defense Department says about 200 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley will deploy to Iraq to advise Iraqi forces confronting Islamic State militants.  

Two Kansas Men Convicted for Synthetic Marijuana

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A father and son from Kansas who helped launch a global sales and supply network for a synthetic version of marijuana were convicted Thursday on charges of violating the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. 

Trains Collide, Derail in McPherson County

GALVA, Kan.  -  Emergency crews are on the scene as two trains collided and derailed in McPherson County. It happened around 6:00 a.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of 24th Avenue.

Bond Set at $1 Million for Topeka Murder Suspect

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Bond has been set at $1 million for a man who police say was running around bloodied, naked and screaming outside the Topeka home where his girlfriend's body was found.

Police Searching for 5 Missing Girls from Newton

NEWTON, Kan.  -  Newton Police are asking for your help to find five "endangered runaways." The girls left from a youth care facility in Newton late Wednesday or early Thursday morning, according to authorities. 

Air National Guard Cuts at McConnell AFB

WICHITA - Major cuts are coming to the Air National Guard at McConnell Air Force Base. This comes amid budget cuts by the U.S. Department of Defense, and will impact about one-third of the guard unit stationed at the base. That means 122 members of the 5...

Rabid Skunks Turn Up in Wichita

WICHITA - During the past week-and-a-half, there have been three confirmed cases in which rabid skunks encountered pet dogs in east Wichita. Skunks can become very active during the cooler fall weather, as they prepare for winter. The three cases in east ...

Sarah Palin visits Kansas

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. - Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is calling for Republican Party to unify now that the primary is over. Palin was in southeast Kansas Thursday campaigning for U.S. Sen. Pat Rob

Earthquake Felt in Harper County Kansas Overnight

ANTHONY, Kan. - Just after 1:45 a.m. a 2.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Harper County. It was measured by a USGS seismologist who estimated the epicenter to be just southeast of the town of Anthony.   The USGS also reports getting 2 reports of the quake from the

McCain in Kansas Praises GOP Sen. Pat Roberts

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Republican Senator John McCain is in Kansas praising three-term Sen. Pat Roberts as "a steady hand" and calling Roberts' independent opponent a Democrat in disguise.   At a rally Wednesday in the Kansas City

Kobach Seeks to Intervene in Kansas Senate Dispute

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is trying to intervene in a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled Democratic voter to force the party to name a new U.S. Senate nominee.   Kobach filed a motion Wednesday in Shawnee County District Court.

Kansas Prosecutor Appointed to District Judgeship

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gov. Sam Brownback has named Coffey County's prosecutor to an open judge's position on the district court for four east-central Kansas counties.   Brownback announced the appointment of Douglas Witteman on Wednesday. 

Wichita Police Discuss Conflict at Youth Sporting Events

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Following the assault of a coach at Linwood Park earlier this month Wichita Police gathered area junior league football coaches and directors to talk handling conflict.

Rick Perry in Wichita to Campaign for Brownback

WICHITA, Kan.  -  In his visit to campaign for Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday, Texas Governor Rick Perry told Kansas voters, Brownback is at the center of a group of Republican politicians across the country creating a competitive climate for economic growth.

Fatal Old Town Shooting Remains Unsolved

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The one year anniversary of an Old Town fatal shooting came and went this Monday and still there is no arrest in the case.

Auction of Sex Toys to Pay Kansas Tax Debt

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Thousands of sex toys and other adult-themed items are about to be auctioned off in order to pay taxes owed to the state of Kansas.

Naked Man Arrested at Scene of Topeka Homicide

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Topeka police have identified a woman whose body was found outside a home where a blood-covered naked man was detained.  

Rabid Skunks Found In Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita Animal Control has confirmed that three rabid skunks were found in east Wichita and officials are encouraging pet owners to vaccinate their pets.

Sedgwick Co. Sheriff's Office Conducts Seatbelt Patrol

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office conducted a seatbelt enforcement patrol in Sedgwick County. 

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