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Body Found in SE Wichita Creek

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Police are investigating after a body was found in a creek in southeast Wichita. A passerby discovered the body around 3:00 p.m. Friday in a creek near Roosevelt and Ross Parkway.

Family Identifies Woman Killed in Wichita Plane Crash

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Family members have confirmed the identity of a woman killed in a plane crash Thursday at Mid-Continent Airport.

Squirrel Blamed for Knocking out Power in Emporia

EMPORIA, Kan.  -  A squirrel is being blamed for an hour-long power outage in Emporia that left Emporia State University and thousands of customers temporarily in the dark. 

Sedgwick Co. DUI Patrol Underway Halloween Night

WICHITA, Kan.  -  Sedgwick County sheriff's deputies will be out looking for drunk drivers on Halloween night.

Valley Center Student Arrested for Threat against Staff, Students

VALLEY CENTER, Kan.  -  Valley Center High School student has been arrested, accused of making threats against staff and other students.

Police: Hutchinson Man Killed in Work Accident

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Hutchinson police say a worker at a recycling company has died after being struck by a piece of machinery.   Officers say the death of 29-year-old Joshua Tracy of Hutchinson is being treated as an industrial accident. The employee

Kansas Man Gets 2 Years in Prison for Fatal Wreck

WICHITA - A Kansas man has been sentenced to two years in prison for causing a car crash that killed a 6-year-old girl. Twenty-year-old Raudel Sandoval Jr. was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty in August to a charge of involuntary manslaughter

Sheriff: Kansas Man Wanted on Drug Offenses

TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities in northeast Kansas are searching for a man who they say has possessed and manufactured drugs.   The Topeka Capital-Journal reports 38-year-old Roy Hector Wahquahboshkuk Jr. from Mayetta has eluded

4 Dead, 5 Injured Following Crash at Wichita Airport

WICHITA - Four people, including the pilot, have been killed and others are hurt after a plane crashed into a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says a twin-engine Beechcraft King Air

Roberts Raises Concern About Terrorists in Kansas

LEAVENWORTH, Kan.  -  Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is raising concerns that President Barack Obama may try to place terrorist suspects at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. And Roberts is vowing to stop it, if re-elected.

Feds to Monitor Election Complaints in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan.  -  U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom says a federal prosecutor will be on duty election day to respond promptly to complaints of possible election fraud and voting rights violations in Kansas. 

Second Developer Interested in Casino in SE Kansas

PITTSBURG, Kan.  -  Odds are better for a casino in southeast Kansas after a second developer expressed interest in the project.  

Washburn Pledges to Stop Sexual Violence on Campus

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Washburn University faculty, staff and students are pledging to help stop sexual violence on campus.  

Sleuths Have New Hope in Search for Earhart Plane

OXFORD, Pa.  -  A suburban Philadelphia group trying to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery has new reason to think a piece of aluminum found on a Pacific atoll came from her lost plane.  

Kobach Predicts 50% Turnout in Midterm Vote

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicts turnout for Tuesday's elections will be about 50 %, even without more than 20,000 people on a suspended voters list because they haven't provided proof of citizenship.  

Plane crash at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

WICHITA - At least four people have been killed and others are hurt after a plane hit a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport.

2 Injured in North Wichita Street Fight

WICHITA - Several people were injured in a street fight in north Wichita late Wednesday. It happened in the two-thousand block of North Minneapolis after 11:00 p.m. Police Lt. Dale Mattern told KAKE news several witnesses said four or five people were us

Two More Earthquakes Shake Kansas and Oklahoma

ANTHONY, Kan. - The first was recorded just after 11:00 p.m., 11 miles southeast of Anthony, Kansas.  It was a measured 2.6 magnitude earthquake. The second was a 2.5 magnitude quake 5 miles southeast of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Sheriff Urges Halloween Safety for Trick-or-Treaters

WICHITA - With Halloween just two days away, the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is urging parents to take safety precautions before letting their kids trick-or-treat. Among the tips: check to see if any convicted felons live in the neighborhood.

Kansas Education Commissioner Candidates Named

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas State Board of Education has identified four candidates for state education commissioner.  The Kansas State Department of Education announced Wednesday that the candidates include Georgia Schools Superintendent John Barge,

Bumgarner, Giants Beat KC 3-2 in Series Game 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -  Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.  

Death Penalty Sought in KC Jewish Center Shootings

OLATHE, Kan.  -  Defense attorneys for a Missouri man accused of killing three people outside of two Jewish centers in Kansas say prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty against him.  

Most Suspended Kansas Voters Claim No Party

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A majority of the 22,394 voters who will be unable to cast a legal ballot this election in Kansas because of the state's proof-of-citizenship law claim no political affiliation.  

Orman Campaigns in Roberts' Rural Kansas Base

NEWTON, Kan.  -  Independent challenger Greg Orman is attempting to make inroads into rural Kansas while asserting that Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts no longer effectively represents the agricultural interests that have long formed his base.

KS Governor's Race Spotlights Questions about Medicaid

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is facing new questions about his administration's overhaul of the Medicaid program in Kansas as his close race for re-election nears its end.  

3 Arrested in Great Bend Area Burglaries

GREAT BEND, Kan.  -  Authorities believe they've solved a recent rash of business burglaries with the arrests of three men.  

Jury Rejects Claim Restraints Violated Rights

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A federal jury in Wichita has rejected a man's claims that his civil rights were violated by the use of a restraining chair when he was held in Sedgwick County's juvenile detention center. 

2 Killed in Greenwood County Crash

SEVERY, Kan. - The Kansas Highway Patrol says two people have died and two others have been hospitalized after a car crash.   Troopers say an SUV and a truck collided Wednesday on a highway in Greenwood County near Severy. The 31-year-old SUV driver

Wichita School Lockdown Lifted, Suspect Search Continues

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita elementary school was briefly locked down as nearby police officers searched for a suspect wanted in connection to a shooting.

Equus Beds: Wichita Survives 2012 Drought

WICHITA - Wichita’s water-use strategy has helped preserve the Equus Beds aquifer during the recent drought of 2011-12; that's according to a new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey and prepared in cooperation with the city of Wichita.

School Carbon Monoxide Leak in Dexter, Kansas

DEXTER, Kan. - Numerous students at Dexter Elementary School in Cowley County are being treated for possible carbon monoxide exposure. William Newton Hospital in Winfield received the first call just around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. A hospital spokesperson s...

Death Penalty Sought in KS: Jewish Victims

OLATHE, Kan. - Defense attorneys for a Missouri man accused of killing three people outside of two Jewish centers in Kansas say prosecutors are planning to seek the death penalty against him. Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit attorney Ron Evans says in a ...

Suspects Impersonate Cops in SE Wichita

WICHITA - Two men have been arrested in southeast Wichita, after pretending to be police officers. A 26-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man were walking on Woodlawn late Tuesday night, south of Kellogg, when two men drove up in a white Ford Taurus. They ...

GOP plans to watch for problems on election day

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Republican Party plans to have a network of lawyers ready to watch voting on Election Day for potential legal problems. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports ( ) the GOP plans to have lawyers on standby,

Kansas School District Deals With Bogus Ebola Report

WICHITA - If you've read about reports of an Ebola outbreak at a Kansas school you are not alone. A false report of seven Olathe elementary school students exposed to Ebola spread on social media and the internet today. The reports prompted the Olath

62 Arrested in Sedgwick Co. Family Violence Sweep

WICHITA - Dozens of people wanted by police are now in custody, thanks to a joint effort by several local law enforcement agencies. This is the 12th year the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has participated in the National Family Violence Warrant Apprehension

Kansas Man Critically Injured Trying to Avoid Deer

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Douglas County authorities say a 64-year-old man has been critically injured after flipping his car to avoid a deer in the road.   The Lawrence Journal-World reports Thomas Cunningham was injured south of Law

Royals Rout Giants 10-0 to Force Game 7 in Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -  Lorenzo Cain looped a two-run single and Eric Hosmer chopped a two-run double over shortstop in a seven-run second inning as the Kansas City Royals battered the San Francisco Giants 10-0 Tuesday night to force a decisive Gam

Judge Sets Hearing Date in Gay Marriage Suit

KANSAS CITY, Kan.  -  A federal judge has set a new hearing on the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage.  

Roberts Campaign Funds Strong for End of Kansas Senate Race

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Campaign finance reports show Republican Sen. Pat Roberts raised about $2.2 million in contributions over three months for his Kansas re-election race and ended mid-October with $927,000 in his treasury.  

School Funding Key Late in Kansas Governor's Race

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Democrat challenger Paul Davis are making funding for Kansas public schools a key issue as their hotly contested race nears its end. 

Topeka Man Pleads No Contest to Prison Escape

HUTCHINSON, Kan.  -  A Topeka man who is serving more than 20 years for multiple burglaries and thefts has pleaded no contest to aggravated escape for walking away from prison in August.  

Kansas Bobcat a Big Hit at California Park

GREAT BEND, Kan.  -  A tiny bobcat that was rescued from a central Kansas oil rig is proving to be a big hit at a northern California wildlife refuge. 

City of Wichita Says There Will Be Sales Tax Oversight

WICHITA, Kan. -  One week until election day and both sides are pulling out all the stops in the Wichita one cent sales tax issue. It's the home stretch for those for and opposed to the city's proposed one cent sales tax.

Seven Treated after Carbon Monoxide Fills RV in Garden City

GARDEN CITY, Kan.  -  Seven people were treated at a Garden City hospital after carbon monoxide leaked into a recreational vehicle in which they were riding.

Man Injured in Construction Accident at Wichita Airport Site

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A construction worker was seriously hurt in an accident at Mid-Continent Airport this morning. Police said a steel beam fell on the man, 29.  Workers used a forklift to remove the six thousand pound beam.

KS #22: State Business Tax Climate Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Kansas has the 22nd best tax climate in the U.S. according to the latest edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index, released by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation. The Sunflower State dropped three rankings overall, from 19th to 22nd, ...

New Hearing Date in KS Gay Marriage Suit

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A federal judge has set a new hearing on the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. A court notice filed Tuesday shows the hearing on the ACLU's request for an ord...

OK Paving Operation Will Pay KS Penalties

TOPEKA - An Oklahoma door-to-door paving operation has been ordered to pay a $100,000 penalty and more than $13,000 in restitution to two Kansas consumers for violating Kansas consumer protection laws. In a default judgment, the judge ordered Will J. Har...

Salina fieldhouse plan moves forward

SALINA, Kan. - A proposed $9 million downtown fieldhouse is one step closer to reality in Salina but the process is far from complete. The Salina City Commission on Monday gave preliminary approval to the proposed fieldhouse, which supporters say would so

Whooping Cranes to Make Stop at Quivira

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Whooping cranes will be passing over central Kansas as they leave their breeding grounds to migrate south from Canada to Texas.   The Hutchinson News reports a few dozen of the rare birds are sighted each

Warm Temperatures Spur Rapid Winter Wheat Growth

WICHITA - Unseasonably warm fall weather is spurring rapid growth of the emerging winter wheat crop in Kansas.   Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 87 percent of the 2015 wheat crop has now been planted. About 72

Former Senator Dole Concludes Kansas Tour

MOUND CITY, Kan. - Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole returns to Kansas Tuesday for the 10th and final leg of a statewide homecoming tour that began in April. The 91-year-old Russell native has scheduled stops in nine southeast Kansas communities through Thursday

One Person Dead Following Motorcycle Accident in S. Wichita

WICHITA, Kan.  -  One person is dead following a motorcycle accident.  It happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday south of Lincoln Park at Broadway and Boston.

Wichita Developer George Ablah, Dies at 84

WICHITA, Kan.  -  The legendary developer, who saw the potential in northeast Wichita, George Ablah died Monday at the age of 84.

Feds Block Kansas Plan to Reduce School Testing

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Kansas will not be able to let high school students skip state mathematics and English tests so they can focus on college entrance exams and career-oriented tests.  

Kansas Governor Sees Close Race Turning His Way

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says his tough race for re-election is swinging back his way because Democratic challenger Paul Davis hasn't been visible enough to Kansas voters. 

Romney, Dole Campaign with KS Sen. Roberts

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.  -  Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is campaigning in Kansas for U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' re-election, portraying a vote for his independent challenger as a vote for Democratic President Barack Obama.

Death of Man in Dodge City Considered Homicide

DODGE CITY, Kan.  -  Authorities in southwest Kansas are asking the public for information about the death of a Dodge City man over the weekend.  

Couples in Tax Case Weigh in on Gay Marriage Case

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Two married gay couples suing for the right to file joint Kansas income tax returns have filed a brief weighing in on another gay marriage case.

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