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No. 18 Northern Iowa Routs No. 12 Wichita State 70-54

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Seth Tuttle scored a career-high 29 points and 18th-ranked Northern Iowa trounced No. 12 Wichita State 70-54 on Saturday, snapping the Shockers' 27-game regular season winning streak in the Missouri Valley.     

No. 9 Kansas Drops Kansas State 68-57

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Perry Ellis had 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 9 Kansas bolted to a big lead in the opening minutes Saturday in a 68-57 victory Saturday over Kansas State.        Ellis had a double-double at halftime, wit

Naked Driver Leads Officers on High-speed Chase

HAYS, Kan. - Authorities are investigating after a naked Lawrence man crashed into a tractor-trailer while fleeing from troopers in western Kansas. The Salina Journal  reports that the 21-year-old suspect is accus

Police Search for Man who Exposed Himself to Kids

WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita mom said a man exposed himself to her daughters last week. She believes the suspect in this case may be the same person who exposed himself to a West High School student walking home from school this week.

Gene Stephenson Addresses NCAA Infractions Committee Report

AUSTIN, Tex. - Former Wichita State head baseball coach Gene Stephenson does support at least one portion of the NCAA report handed down Thursday regarding Wichita State's improper benefits violations: The portion which says he is not at fault in the

Report on proposed aqueduct accepted by Kansas Water Authority

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Water Authority accepted a report on proposal to build an aqueduct to take water from the Missouri River to southwestern Kansas.

Wichita Foster Dad Sentenced in Death of Child Left in Hot Car

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly three years in state prison after his 10-month-old foster daughter died after he left her in a hot car while he and his partner smoked marijuana.   Seth Jackson, pleaded guilty to

Kansas Tax Collections Fall Short of Expectations in January

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas says its tax collections fell $47 million short of expectations this month.  

Wichita: Sentencing for a Child's Death

WICHITA - A Wichita man has been sentenced in connection to the death of a young girl who was left in a hot car last summer. Friday, a judge sentenced 29-year-old Seth Jackson to 32 months in prison, followed by two years of supervision. KAKE News repo...

UPDATE: Body of Missing Woman Found in N. Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  UPDATE:  Wichita police said the body believed to be that of a missing woman has been found.

Fire Injures One in Augusta Thursday Night

AUGUSTA, Kan. - Fire caused substantial damage to a home overnight in Augusta.  It happened around 10:00 p.m. Thursday at 15th and Ohio in Augusta.   Fire crews brought the blaze under control in about 15 minutes.  One person was injured

Cosmosphere's Planetarium to Undergo Complete Renovation

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Cosmosphere's is planning a complete renovation for its Justice Planetarium. The Hutchinson-based facility announced Thursday in a news release that the planetarium will close its doors Feb. 2 for the planned upgrades. It is

Kansas Republicans Hold Kansas Days Convention

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Republicans are gathering for their biggest convention of the year. The GOP leadership will kick off the two-day event Friday with speeches by Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder. Kansas officials will be joined

Topeka Police Seek Man in Child's Hair Being Set on Fire

TOPEKA, Kan. - Topeka police are searching for a man suspected of lighting a 6-year-old girl's hair on fire while she was outside in her backyard. The child's uncle, George Hearne, tells WIBW-TV  that she suffered third-degree

Fort Hood Gunman Hasan Could Get New Lawyer in Kansas

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan,  -  The gunman who killed 13 people at the Texas military base Fort Hood in 2009 may receive a new attorney to handle his appeals.

Brownback Names Federal Judge's Aide to Kansas Appeals Court

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Gov. Sam Brownback has nominated a senior federal judge's longtime legal adviser and research clerk for the Kansas Court of Appeals.  

Evaluation Ordered for Wellington Mother Accused of Murder

WELLINGTON, Kan.  -  A Wellington mother charged with killing her son will undergo a mental evaluation. Nicole Blansett appeared in Sumner County Court Thursday afternoon.

Changes Considered Due to Protest inside Wichita's City Hall

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita Police are considering changes in briefings with reporters after a session was interrupted by protestors Wednesday.

Senator Roberts Commends Passage of Keystone Pipeline

Washington, D.C.  -   U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R –Kan.) issued the following statement in response to the Senate passage of legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline:

Delaying School Aid Funding in Kansas?

TOPEKA - A committee in the Kansas House of Representatives has modified a proposal from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback to delay providing some funds to school districts for four months. The Appropriations Committee began work Thursday on a bill that woul...

Day 9: Wichita Water Treatment Pipe Leak

WICHITA - Thursday marks Day 9 since a leak was discovered in a 66-inch water pipe bringing raw water from Cheney Lake to Wichita's treatment plant downtown. Crews have built another pipe, which is now ready to allow water to by-pass the pipe contain ...

NCAA orders probation, loss of wins for WSU baseball

WICHITA - The NCAA Committee on Infractions has ordered probation, a fine and other penalties for the Wichita State baseball program for improper benefits received by some Shocker players. The decision was announced this morning. The penalties include;

Firefighters Battle Wildfire in Barber County

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. - After 2:00 p.m. Wednesday a grass fire started northwest of Medicine Lodge in Barber County.   Pushed on by winds and dry conditions, the fire spread through the Gypsum Hills very rapidly.  The fire line at one time was

Kansas Hunting Guides Get Probation for Game Violations

WICHITA - Kansas hunting guides nabbed during an undercover operation were spared prison after pleading guilty to exceeding daily bag limits. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Wichita says two guides for Misty Morning Outfitters of Haven were sentenced

Wichita's Homeless Invited to Services Event

WICHITA - Wichita's homeless citizens are invited to the annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count and Services Event at Century Two. Delane Butler of United Way of the Plains tells KNSS News confidential information will be gathered by a coalition of

USD 259 Staging 2015 Choices Fair

WICHITA - It's called "one-stop school shopping" as parents and students compare Wichita's 24 magnet schools at the 2015 Choices fair. USD 259 offers 24 magnet schools with specialized emphasis beyond the basics. Gordon Parks Academy

Wichita Backs Away from Driving Permits for Illegals

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Latino activists are angry with the city of Wichita for dropping support of a proposal allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for Kansas driver's permits.

Kansas House Limits Pre-Dawn Work, Attacks Bill Bundling

TOPEKA, Kan.  -   Kansas House members are restricting meetings of their chamber after midnight and advancing a proposed rule to make it harder to bundle multiple measures into a single bill. 

Kansas Considers Reduced Penalties for Marijuana Possession

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Penalties for marijuana possession may be softened in Kansas as legislators seek to lower prison populations and reduce costs.

Kansas Man Dies in Helicopter Crash

ERIE, Colo.  -  Kansas man is dead following a helicopter crash in northern Colorado. Denver ABC affiliate KMGH-TV reports two people died in the crash around noon Monday at a municipal airport in Erie, Colorado.

VanVleet Lifts No. 12 Wichita State to 58-47 Win Over Loyola

VanVleet Lifts No. 12 Wichita State to 58-47 Win Over Loyola WICHITA, Kan.  -  Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 27 points to lead No. 12 Wichita State to a 58-47 win over Loyola on Wednesday night.  

Critical Injuries in SE Wichita Traffic Wreck

WICHITA - Three people have been hurt, one critically, in a traffic accident in southeast Wichita. The wreck happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Southeast Boulevard & Harry. According to Wichita Police, a car was north-bound on Southeast ...

Kansas: Blocking Local Gun Regulations?

TOPEKA - Kansas lawmakers want to bar local governments from regulating the sale of firearms with new fees or taxes. The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee held a hearing on a bill Wednesday that would ban counties and municipalities from r...

Wichita: Protesters Disrupt Police Briefing

WICHITA - During the daily police briefing with the media on Wednesday morning at City Hall, six protesters knelt on the floor with their hands in the air, disrupting the briefing as soon as it started. Some of the protesters were family-members of 23-ye...

Balanced Kansas budget needed by Feb. 13

TOPEKA, Kan. - Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director and top Republicans say Kansas needs to balance its current budget by mid-February to ensure that the state can keep paying all of its bills on time. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan said Wednesday th

Three new weekend shows coming to KNSS!

WICHITA – KNSS Radio announces three new radio programs coming to the Saturday line-up: Leo Laporte – The Tech Guy, At Home with Gary Sullivan, and Handel on the Law, beginning Saturday Jan 31st.  Your Go-To Gadget Guy is The Tech Guy Le

One Injured in Northeast Wichita House Fire

WICHITA - A grandmother is hospitalized in critical condition after a house caught fire in northeast Wichita. Crews were called to the area of 27th and North Erie around 10:45 Tuesday night. Battalion Chief John Turner says the grandmother was in her

Groups Holding Workshops on Restoring Kansas Prairies

TOPEKA, Kan. - Two groups are sponsoring workshops in Lawrence designed to teach rural landowners how to restore native prairie habitats. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that ( ) the workshops are Feb. 26, March 12 and April 9 at

Fort Riley to Hold Forum On Possible Personnel Cuts

TOPEKA, Kan. - Fort Riley is holding a meeting to hear from the community about how possible personnel reductions on the base could affect them. Fort Riley employs more than 25,000 people in the Junction City area. In a news release, Fort Riley said as

Kansas City Area to Get 1,001 Electric Car Chargers

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -  Kansas City Power & Light says it's planning to spend about $20 million to install 1,001 public electric car chargers.

Mayor Brewer Delivers Final Wichita State of the City Address

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer delivered his final State of the City address Tuesday evening.

Next Wichita Mayor?: Ten Candidates

WICHITA - Ten people have filed to run for the office of Wichita Mayor. The filing deadline was noon Tuesday. City council-member Lavonta Williams was the final candidate to file for the Mayor's race. KAKE News reports the field will be pared to two ...

Wichita: Marijuana Issue on April 7th Ballot

WICHITA - It will now be up to voters to decide whether or not to reduce penalties for a first offense of marijuana possession. Tuesday morning, Wichita City council-members voted that the marijuana reform petition be placed on the April 7th ballot. Th

Fatal whooping cough case at Great Bend

GREAT BEND, Kan.  - Health officials say an outbreak of whooping cough in Barton County has killed one person and left five people ill in the last month.   Health Director Shelly Schneider says all the cases were Great Bend, with patients rangin

Repairs continue on Wichita water pipe

WICHITA - City workers hope to have a bypass in place Thursday on a big pipe that brings water into Wichita's central treatment plant. The 66-inch pipe's been leaking since last Wednesday. Public Works Director Alan King tells the city council whe

Multiple Earthquakes Strike Kansas and Oklahoma

WICHITA - Several earthquakes were monitored and reported in Kansas and Oklahoma On Monday, Jan. 26th.  The first struck just after 10 a.m. 5 miles south of Caldwell, KS. It was a relatively minor 2.6 magnitude earthquake. The next was another small

Kansas Measure Would Boost Penalties for Stealing Firearms

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas would increase the penalties for burglarizing a home, building or vehicle intending to steal a firearm under a bill before a state Senate committee. The Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee was having a hearing Tuesday

Lenders Expect Higher Farmland Prices, More Delinquent Loans

WICHITA - A new survey shows agricultural lenders are expecting lower farmland prices and more loan delinquencies from growers. The Kansas State University Agricultural Lender Survey released Monday shows less optimism among lenders for the outlook for g

Wichita School Board Reviews Plans of New SE High School

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Wichita Board of Education saw more detailed plans of the new Southeast High School during its meeting Monday night. 

Wichita Airport Unveils New Logo

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita city leaders today unveiled a new logo for the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. The new logo contains a dominant "W" for Wichita and a smaller "E" for Eisenhower.

Wichita West Student Faces Disciplinary Action

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita West High School student faces disciplinary action in connection with a written threat found in a bathroom.

Kansas Geologists Ask for More Money to Study Earthquakes

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas geologists say they need more funding to investigate an unprecedented spike in earthquakes in the state.

Two Arrested in Liberal Hit & Run Death

LIBERAL, Kan.  -  Two people have been arrested in connection with an apparent hit & run death in Liberal. The body of Jose Ramos, 51, was found near 10th Street and New York Avenue Saturday night.

Troopers Chase Suspect into Grainfield, Kansas School

GRAINFIELD, Kan.  -  A northwest Kansas high school became the scene of a search for a high speed driver. The incident started at 10:15 a.m. Monday when a trooper tried to stop a car in Thomas County.

Men's Hoops: WSU Ranked #12; KU at #9

WICHITA - The Wichita State men's basketball team (18-2) moves up in the national polls this week; the Shockers are now ranked #12 in the nation in this week's Associated Press weekly poll (moving up two spots over Iowa State & Maryland), and ...

Frankamp arrested for DUI

WICHITA  - Authorities say Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp has been arrested on suspicion of DUI.   Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza told The Associated Press that the 19-year-old was arrested early Sunday morning after being initially stop

Repair on water pipe continues

WICHITA - It's a 66" pipe that carries up to 100 million gallons of water a day. Wichita officials say work to bypass a leak in a major water pipe at the city's main water treatment plant is nearly complete. Wichita Public Works Director Ala

Dalton Gang Attraction Among New Historical Site Additions

TOPEKA, Kan. - A southwest Kansas roadside museum about a gang of bank and train robbers is among the newest properties added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Kansas Historical Society said in a news release that the Dalton Gang Hideout &

Sen. Roberts Names US Senate Agriculture Committee Staff

TOPEKA, Kan. - Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts from Kansas has named senior staff for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. Roberts is the committee chairman and named Julian Baer, formerly of OFW Law, as senior policy adviser for nutrition. Janae Brad

Kansas Legislative Panels to Tackle Gap in Current Budget

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas legislative committees are preparing to consider proposals for closing a projected $279 million shortfall in the state's current budget. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Ron Ryckman Jr. says the panel will begin hearings

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