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Request for new plant and warehouse at Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan.  — The Lawrence City Commission will soon receive a home improvement retailer's request for public incentives to construct a production plant and warehouse in the city.   The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.

Another Oklahoma Earthquake Felt in Kansas

WICHITA - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake was felt early Monday morning in Kansas and Oklahoma.  The epicenter of the quake was located 16 miles west of Medford, Oklahoma. No injuries or damage reported.   A 4.7 earthquake struck Oklahoma on 

Storm Lingering in Southern Plains

WICHITA - A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice in recent days has been blamed eight deaths in Texas and six in Kansas since Thursday. Utilities in Oklahoma say ice storms there helped cut power to more 

Attorney Compares Kansas Sperm Donor's Plight, Gay Marriage

TOPEKA, Kan. - An attorney representing a Kansas sperm donor who is being pushed by the state to pay child support says his client's legal battle is similar to the fight for same-sex couples to marry. Charles Baylor represents William Marotta, who 

Police: Thief Punches Woman, Steals Brand New Car

WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita police are searching for a thief who punched a woman in the face and stole her brand new car. It happened around 6:25 a.m. Saturday in the 1900 block of South Greenwood, near Mt. Vernon and Hydraulic. Police said the 27-year-old w

Live Grenade Found at Goodwill in Winfield

WINFIELD, Kan. - A spokesperson says a live grenade was found among donated items at a Goodwill store in Winfield. Processors at the store at 1908 E. 9th Avenue discovered the grenade as they went through items that were part of a large donation, NewsCow

UPDATE: KTA Identifies Women Killed in Crash Near Andover

ANDOVER, Kan. - The Kansas Turnpike Authority has identified two people killed in a crash late Friday afternoon near Andover. The crash happened around 5 p.m. on I-35 near Andover. According to the KTA, a Ford truck was heading southbound, lost control o

Family Escapes House Fire in Southeast Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. - A family is safe after a fire at their home early Saturday morning. Crews were called around 6 a.m. to the home near Chalet Drive and Capri Lane, which is northeast of Pawnee and Rock Road. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire

Menard Proposes 100-Job Facility in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The home improvement retailer Menard Inc. is proposing a $25 million distribution center and manufacturing facility in Lawrence. The Kansas City Star ( ) reports that the facility would bring about 100 jobs to the co

Pittsburg State Exchanges Land with City

PITTSBURG, Kan. - Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg have formalized a deal to exchange about 100 acres of land. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports ( ) that under the deal formalized this week, the city receives abou

2 Teens Killed in Rollover Crash in Harvey County

WICHITA, Kan. - Two teenagers have died following a rollover crash just north of the Sedgwick-Harvey county line. The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. Friday just north of 125th Street North on South East Lake Road. That's about two miles north of Fur

WSU's Grady Injured, has Spinal Concussion

ORLANDO, Fla. - An MRI for Wichita State men’s basketball player Anton Grady came back negative Friday night, and a neurosurgeon is scheduled to review the results and prepare a diagnosis Saturday. WSU will provide an update on his condition as soon

Kansas Man Charged with Abuse After Human Remains Found

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been charged with child abuse after police responded to an armed disturbance that led them to discover human remains at a barn on his property. Forty-four-year-old Michael A. Jones also was charged Frida

Church Provides Thanksgiving Dinner for Holiday Workers

WICHITA, Kan. - A Wichita church is starting a new tradition of its own this Thanksgiving. Gracepoint Church is providing meals for those on the clock. Over the past two days, hundreds filled the church to make 500 meals for Wichitans missing Thanksgivin

New Minivan Service Debuts in Western Kansas

CIMARRON, Kan. - A western Kansas county has a new transportation service organized to help residents get to appointments, visit friends or collect their groceries. Gray County Transit is a door-to-door minivan service administered by Dodge City's R-

2 Tiger Brothers go on Display at Manhattan Zoo

MANHATTAN, Kan. - The zoo in Manhattan has two new stripped additions. The Manhattan Mercury ( reports that they're two Malayan tigers named Malik and Hakim. The 8-year-old brothers come from Cincinnati and arrived at the Sunset

Governor's Christmas Tree Arrives at Cedar Crest

TOPEKA, Kan. - The governor's Christmas tree has arrived at Cedar Crest on a horse-drawn coach. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that Gov. Sam Brownback hopped on the high-wheel hitch wagon for the final leg of the delivery

Human Remains Found Near Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Authorities have found human remains in Kansas City, Kansas, while investigating the disappearance of a 7-month-old boy. Police said in a news release that the investigation began after officers responded Wednesday to an armed disturb

Haysville Business Work Van Stolen, Recovered Wednesday

HAYSVILLE, Kan. - A Haysville business receives some good news after their work van is stolen this Monday at the area's Bionic Burger. The Ralstin family has owned a carpet cleaning business, Proclean, for more than three decades. They tell me Monday

Prosecutors Seek Removal of Topeka Councilman

TOPEKA, Kan. - Prosecutors are seeking to remove a member of the Topeka City Council over child abuse allegations. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( ) reports that Shawnee County prosecutors filed a civil action Tuesday seeking first to s

Andover Police Designate Safe Place for Craigslist Exchanges

ANDOVER, Kan. - We've all heard the horror stories of Craigslist deals going wrong. That's why the Andover Police Department has set up a place where buyers and sellers can meet each other, without the fear of being scammed or hurt. The safe area

Wichita Woman Loses $350 in Microsoft Scam

WICHITA, Kan. - Specialists at Ribbit Computers have seen several customers fall victim to the Microsoft scam. "This problem has been around a very long time but right now is prevalent," said Stephanie Lamone, Ribbit Computers IT Specialist. D

Selden, Kansas Beat Vanderbilt for Maui Title

LAHAINA, Hawaii - Wayne Selden Jr. scored 25 points on 8-of-11 shooting, and No. 5 Kansas won the Maui Jim Maui Invitational with a 70-63 victory over No. 19 Vanderbilt on Wednesday night. The Jayhawks (4-1) did what no other team in the field could do,

Wichita Woman Accuses Former Wichita Police Officer of Sexual Assault

WICHITA, Kan. - Two woman are claiming that a former Wichita police officer sexually assaulted them while he was on duty. Now one of those women has filed a lawsuit against him, the City of Wichita and the former police chief. Both women claim former off

Wet and Wintry Weather for Kansas Thanksgiving

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A busy weather forecast will coincide with one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Wind, rain, snow, ice and bitter cold all on the Kansas menu for Thanksgiving weekend. Rain and thundershowers likely for the eastern half

University of Kansas Residence Hall Imploded as Planned

LAWRENCE, Kan.  -  A massive 50-year-old landmark residence hall at the University of Kansas has been imploded as planned. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that crews detonated about 750 pounds of explosives spaced through McCollum Hall on We

Homemade Alcohol found in Salina Jail Kitchen

SALINA, Kan.  -  Authorities have found two batches of homemade alcohol in the kitchen of the Saline County Jail. The Salina Journal reports the alcohol was found this week. Saline County Sheriff's Capt. Brent Melander says officials found

Junction City Man Receives Life Sentence

JUNCTION CITY, Kan.  -  A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas. The office of the U.S. Attorney for Kansas said Wednesday that Albert Dwayne Banks, 33, was sentenced to life in fe

Plane Makes Hard Landing at Wichita Airport

WICHITA, Kan.  -  No one was hurt when a small plane's landing gear buckled during touchdown at a Wichita airport. Around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, a Beech Baron was landing on a runway at Jabara Airport when the landing gear failed. The plane l

Pompeo: Where Is the Signed Deal?

WICHITA - Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo has released a statement after receiving a letter from the State Department in response to his request for a final signed version of the Iran nuclear agreement; Pompeo says the copy of the deal provided to Congress ...

Wichita Road Crews Prep for Winter Storm

WICHITA - Wichita Public Works & Utilities crews are ready to respond to potential freezing rain, projected to begin as early as Thursday evening, and could continue through Monday morning. The National Weather Service is advising of potential ice acc

Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested

WICHITA - Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested after an altercation at a Kansas casino. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says Randle was asked to leave the Kansas Star casino in Mulvane Tuesday night after causing some

Pair of Fires Damage Homes in Wichita Overnight

WICHITA - A mobile home fire in south Wichita overnight. Firefighters were called to the 12-hundred block of west Carey Lane just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.  Crews arriving found fire in a bedroom. No one was injured in the fire. The cause is listed 

Kansas School Bus Crash Investigation Indicates Driver Error

HIAWATHA, Kan.  -  Kansas Highway Patrol investigators say a school bus crash in Brown County last week was the result of driver error. The KHP report says troopers responded to the rollover crash just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18

KansasThanksgiving, Wet and Wintry

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A busy weather forecast will coincide with one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. Wind, rain, snow, ice and bitter cold all on the Kansas menu for Thanksgiving weekend. Travel on Wednesday will be relatively uneventful a

KBI Investigating Halstead Police Department

HALSTEAD, Kan.  -  The Halstead Police Department is under investigation by the KBI. The request for the KBI to investigate was made through the office of Harvey County Attorney David Yoder. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirms they are

Garden City Police Search for Fraud Suspect

GARDEN CITY, Kan.  -  The Garden City Police Department is working to identify a suspect involved in the Criminal Use of a Financial Card and Theft. Police say the suspect is believed to have used a stolen credit card at several retail establis

KCP&L Appeals Kansas Rate Increase Ruling

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas City Power & Light is appealing a September ruling by Kansas regulators reducing the percentage of annual profit the utility is allowed to return to its stockholders. KCP&L filed a rate request seeking to boost a

600 Franklin County Residents to be Summoned for Trial

OTTAWA, Kan.  -  Hundreds of Franklin County residents are expected to receive jury summonses for the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing four people. Kyle Trevor Flack's trial is scheduled to begin Feb. 1, 2016. He's charg

Leavenworth Seeks Scores of Historical Photos

LEAVENWORTH, Kan.  -  The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a $1 million campaign to retrieve glass-plate photo negatives taken more than century ago during Leavenworth's pioneer days. The 40,000 photo negatives, some of wh

Blue Bell Resuming Sales in Louisiana, Mississippi

BRENHAM, Texas  -  Blue Bell ice cream will be available in Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi, on Dec. 21 after listeria contamination halted sales and prompted cleanup of production plants. Blue Bell on Tuesday also announced the return of 11

Thanksgiving & Green-Bean Casserole in KS

WICHITA - 30 million green-bean casseroles are set to appear on Thanksgiving tables this week in the United States. In Kansas, it may be on about half of the dinner tables. Kansas is ranked #8 in the U.S. for love of green-bean casserole, according to th

KS: Determining School Funding

WICHITA - The state of Kansas is urging the Kansas Supreme Court to let the governor and lawmakers decide whether schools are getting enough money. Lawyers for the state argued in a brief Tuesday that if the court wants to make that decision, then the ev...

Kansas Seeking Increase in Engineering Grads

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas is moving toward a goal of increasing the number of college graduates majoring in engineering. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Kansas has a multiyear plan to increase college degrees in engineering 

Bill Clinton Wins Award Named After Former Rival Bob Dole

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Former President Bill Clinton is the latest recipient of a prize named after the man he defeated in the 1996 election. Clinton was at the University of Kansas Monday to receive the Dole Leadership Prize, named in honor of the longtime 

Kansas Secretary of Aging and Disability Resigns

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kari Bruffett, secretary of the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services, has announced plans to resign at the end of the year. Gov. Sam Brownback said Monday in a release that Bruffett's resignation is effective Dec. 31. Br

Fort Riley's New Hospital Faces More Delays

FORT RILEY, Kan. - The opening of Fort Riley's new hospital faces another delay. The new hospital would replace the Irwin Army Community Hospital, the oldest Army hospital in the nation. The Manhattan Mercury ( ) reports that th

City Dealing with Backlog of Tree Removal and Trimming

WICHITA, Kan. - The City of Wichita is so busy cutting down dead trees, they have had to pause trimming trees. The recent drought has caused many trees to die. One Wichita resident says she has called the city about a dead tree limb on a city owned tree

Kansas Deputy Arrested in Connection to Fatal Crash

EMPORIA, Kan. - A Kansas sheriff's deputy has been arrested in connection to a crash that left another man dead more than three years ago. The crash occurred on the evening of October 16, 2012. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, it happen

Rubio Joins Field for Kansas GOP Caucus

TOPEKA, Kan - Sen. Marco Rubio has filed for the Kansas Republican President caucus, making him the sixth presidential contender to file in the state. He joins former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Ben Carso

Sdg. Co. D.A.: No Recall for Ranzau

WICHITA - Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett has blocked a recall effort against a county commissioner who has refused to accept millions of dollars in grants for local health programs. Bennett announced Monday that the petition for an e...

Major Booze Heist in NW Wichita

WICHITA - A major booze heist from a store in northwest Wichita. It happened early Sunday evening at J & J Fine Liquor at 21st & Tyler; the suspect slammed his truck into the front glass doors of the business; once inside, he stole at least ...

4.4-Magnitude Earthquake Jostles KS & OK

WICHITA - A 4.4-magnitude earthquake occurred at 3:17 p.m. Monday in north-central Oklahoma, and it was felt in the Wichita area. The quake was centered six miles northeast of Cherokee, Oklahoma, about 79 miles southwest of Wichita.  A 3.5-mag...

Wichita: Driver's License Amnesty Program

WICHITA - From Dec. 4 through Dec. 30, City of Wichita Municipal Court will offer amnesty to drivers who have had their licenses suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket. Drivers can obtain a restricted license while they participate in the amnesty p

Child driver dies in NE Kansas crash

TROY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old northeast Kansas girl has died after the car she was driving ran off a roadway and down an embankment. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 8-year-old Cadence Orcutt of Troy died in the accident Sunday. The

KHP Identifies Man Killed in I-135 Crash

WICHITA - Troopers have identified a man who was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon in Wichita. It happened on the ramp from west-bound Kellogg to south-bound I-135.  The Kansas Highway Patrol said the driver lost control of his S-U-V, veered off 

Kansas Gets 'C' Grade in Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

TOPEKA, Kan. - A Vancouver, Washington-based nonprofit has given Kansas a grade of "C'' for its legislation addressing domestic child sex trafficking. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shared Hope International

KU's McCollum Hall to be Turned Into Rubble This Week

LAWRENCE, Kan. - A University of Kansas residence hall is coming down this week. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that about 750 pounds of explosives will detonate Wednesday morning at McCollum Hall. In 18 seconds, the 10-story, three-wing, 220,000-squ

Dodge City Teacher Named 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year

WICHITA - A high school mathematics teacher from Dodge City is the 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year. Justin Coffey's selection was announced by Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson during a ceremony Saturday night in Wichita. He received 

Wildlife Officials Concerned With Placement of Wind Farm

TARKIO, Mo.  Federal wildlife officials are concerned about a proposed wind farm project in northwest Missouri they say is in the migratory corridor for birds flying into the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Lenexa, Kansas-based Tradewind 

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