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Fatal early morning traffic accident in Butler County


ROSE HILL, Kan. - One person is dead after a one-vehicle crash in western Butler County.   It happened around 12:30 a.m. at southwest 150th Street and southwest Butler Road, two miles north of Rose Hill. Officers arriving at the scene found one

Douglas County identifies 18-year-old missing in lake


BALDWIN CITY, Kan. - The Douglas County Sheriff's office says the 18-year-old last seen Saturday evening before the boat he was on capsized in a county lake was Cameron Kirchner of Gardner. Kirchner and a friend were on a boat the turned over on the

Fatal traffic accident in Cowley County


CAMBRIDGE, Kan. - One man is dead after a motorcycle accident on U.S. 160 in Cowley County.  It happened a mile east of Cambridge, Kan. after 6:30 p.m. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol a motorcycle was eastbound on U.S. 160 when it veered off

No. 25 Wichita State rolls through Evansville, 109-83


WICHITA, Kan.  — Shaq Morris had 18 points, Connor Frankamp and Markis McDuffie added 13 apiece and No. 25 Wichita State announced its return to the Top 25 with a 109-83 blitz of Evansville on Tuesday night. Landry Shamet added 12 points and D

Two sheriff's deputies injured in Wichita crash


WICHITA, Kan.  -  Two deputies with the Sedgwick County Sheriff's office were injured in a crash.  It happened around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at 21st and Greenwich Rd. KSN News reports that the deputies were headed northbound on Gr

Kansas House committee tables Medicaid expansion


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas lawmakers won't vote on expanding Medicaid until at least April 3. The House Health and Human Services Committee voted Monday to table the bill right before the deadline for committees to pass bills onto the floor. That co

Warm weather has a down side in Wichita


WICHITA, Kan.  -  February weather continues to court record or near record highs for this time of year.  While many are enjoying the spring-like conditions, there is a down side to the early onset of warm weather. Many insects, including

Kansas governor to veto income tax hike


TOPEKA, Kan.  — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he will veto a bill that would roll back personal income tax cuts he's championed to help balance the state budget. The governor announced his planned action Tuesday, four days after the Legis

Judge blocks Texas cuts to Planned Parenthood


AUSTIN, Tex.  — A federal judge has stopped Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015. The decision by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Tuesday preserv

Kansas rejects higher limits on donations to candidates


TOPEKA, Kan.  — Kansas legislators have overwhelmingly rejected doubling most of the state's limits on contributions to candidates and political parties. The House voted 101-22 against giving a bill raising contribution limits first-round

Kansas House votes to restore teacher tenure


TOPEKA, Kan.  — The Kansas House has taken a step to restore guaranteed teacher tenure after GOP lawmakers ended it in 2014. The House gave first-round approval Tuesday after Rep. Jerry Stogsdill, (D-Prairie Village), attached the tenure bill

Kansas House advances bill limiting access to police records


TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas House has advanced a bill to allow the state commission that certifies law enforcement officers to close records about officers who have been fired or disciplined. House members gave first-round approval to the bill on a v

Suspect Arrested: ISIS Plot in KC


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Missouri man has been charged with attempting to provide support to ISIS by plotting a President's Day attack in Kansas City. Robert Hester thought the people he was talking to about launching a terror attack were associated with ...

Wichita: Bomb Threat Suspect Arrested


WICHITA, Kan. - Last Friday morning, somebody placed a phone call to a department at City Hall in downtown Wichita, saying there was a bomb there. The building was checked, and nothing was found. Investigators tried to trace the source of the phone call, ...

New Superintendent for Wichita Schools


WICHITA, Kan. - By an unanimous vote (6-0) at a special meeting, the Wichita school board has chosen assistant superintendent of elementary schools Alicia Thompson as the next superintendent for USD 259. Dr. Thompson has worked for the district for 24 ye...

City to Close Swimming Pools


Wichita, KAN. - Citing the need to have to spend millions of dollars in repairing and updating swimming pools owned and operated by the city of Wichita, city commisioners discussed several options to help citizens keep cool in the summer. Most o

Cousins killed in K.C. crash


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Authorities say two teenage cousins have died in a Kansas City crash. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2m3RbJ8 ) reports that the crash happened Saturday night after 17-year-old Ra'Shad Leggs and 19-year-old Quentin Leggs went o

Kansas Senate reacts to the passing of tax bill


TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Senate has voted to hike income taxes to help balance the state budget. The bill had previously passed the House, so it now heads to Governor Sam Brownback for consideration.  The Governor has criticized the bill, so he

Kansas House committee tables Medicaid expansion


TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas lawmakers won't vote on expanding Medicaid until at least April 3. The House Health and Human Services Committee voted Monday to table the bill right before the deadline for committees to pass bills onto the floor. That could 

Wichita City Council to consider closing some city pools


WICHITA, Kan.  -  The Wichita City Council plans to examine ways to improve or close several city pools during this week's council meeting.   Up to nine city pools could be affected as part of the Aquatics Master Plan is considered. &n

Wichita State returns to top 25


WICHITA, Kan.  -  Wichita State has entered the Associated Press top 25 for the first time this season. The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 19, total

Kansas lawmakers consider legalizing medical marijuana


TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas lawmakers are considering legalizing medical marijuana for certain medical conditions. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee heard the bill Monday. If it passes, Kansas would join 28 other states that have some type o

Kansas lawmakers wary of projected school spending savings


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas legislators are skeptical of estimates for projected savings in spending on public schools included in Gov. Sam Brownback's budget proposals. The debate over the numbers came as legislative committees had hearings Monday o

Kansas Honor Flight surprised with donation


WICHITA, Kan. — A group that takes Kansas war veterans on trips to Washington D.C. is celebrating a new donation. KAKE-TV reports Kansas Honor Flight was expecting a check for $5,000 from Allmetal Recycling.  But a big response to fundraising

Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas


GARDEN CITY, Kan.  — Somali refugees who have settled in a Kansas meatpacking town are the cornerstone of an innovative recruiting effort to entice new doctors to rural hospitals. It's an effort that grew out of the realization that many m

Missouri truck driver pleads guilty in fatal car accident


PLATTE CITY, Mo. — A truck driver from Springfield was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty in a crash that killed a Kansas City, Kansas, woman. Adam Shaw, 41, pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter in the October 2013

Many universities are using private planes


BOSTON, Mass. — Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward their coaches. An Associated Press look at do

Woman Shot at Home


WICHITA, Kan. -  Wichita police are investigating a shooting that occured Sunday evening. At around 10:00 PM, officers were called to a disturbance with weapons call in the 200 block of South Osie. When they arrived, they found a 32 year old woman w

Brewer running for governor


WICHITA, Kan.- Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is entering the race to be the next governor of Kansas. Brewer, a Democrat, announced his candidacy Monday. He plans campaign stops in Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City. The 59-year-old Brewer said in a news

USDA to ask farmers what they plan to plant this spring


OMAHA, Neb. - The Agriculture Department is getting ready to survey farmers about what they are planning to grow this year. The USDA will survey about 84,000 farmers nationwide about their plans. The survey will form the basis for the USDA's annual

Kansas crews cleaning spill after grain car tips off tracks


EMPORIA, Kan. - Crews had to clean up a spill after a grain car tipped off the tracks just south of the Bunge Oilseed Processing elevator in Emporia. The Emporia Gazette reported that the car came off the tracks Saturday and fell over on to its side. The

K96 and Kellogg traffic project changes


WICHITA, Kan. - Starting Monday morning Wichita motorists will face three major traffic changes as construction on the expanded East Kellogg Freeway progresses.   First, the ramp from eastbound K-96 to westbound Kellogg will close for the duration of

Animal welfare groups decry loss of online reports


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An online tool has disappeared for people to find out whether they are buying puppies from humane breeders or callous operators of "puppy mills." The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it would return some anima

Chili feed for Wichita police officer


WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita continues to show support after a Wichita police officer was injured almost two weeks ago. The Wagonmasters have planned a chili feed to help raise money.  “It feels good to be able to help out,” Brandon Fit

Sheriff, mother investigated for possible voter fraud


LAWRENCE, Kan. — The Douglas County Sheriff is being investigated for helping his mother obtain a ballot to vote even though she may live in another county, but his actions may not violate Kansas law. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the Kansas S

Crash in western Kansas leaves 5 people dead


DODGE CITY, Kan. - Authorities say four children and an adult died after a semi collided with a minivan in western Kansas while trying to pass another truck. The accident happened Saturday around 8 PM on U.S. Highway 50 about 10 miles east of Dodge City.

Man injured after being robbed in SE Wichita


WICHITA, Kan. - Police are looking for three suspects who robbed a man in southeast Wichita Saturday night.  Around 9:30 PM, officers were called to the 1300 block of South Pershing, near Harry and Oliver, and made contact with a 57-year-old male vi

EPA conference will focus on radon risks and mitigation


MANHATTAN, Kan. — A conference next month will focus on the best ways to raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas. The Environmental Protection Agency is working with health officials in Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa to put on the confe

Supporters want Route 66 designated as historic trail


JOPLIN, Mo. — Supporters of Route 66 are pushing to have the roadway added to a national list of historic trails. Stakeholders in the iconic 2,400-mile road pushed to have legislation introduced in the U.S. House for the designation, which would li

A dry February heightens drought fears


WICHITA, Kan. - Unusually warm and dry weather in February is stoking fears of another drought in the Sunflower State.  Moderate to severe drought is currently affecting most of the western third of the state, with abnormally dry conditions being re

Wildcats nip Texas on late tip-in


AUSTIN, Texas - D.J. Johnson tipped in a miss by Kamau Stokes with 1.6 seconds left, then made a free throw to send Kansas State to a 64-61 win over Texas on Saturday that snapped the Wildcats' three-game losing streak. Johnson's tip came after K

Police and Sheriff to get newer and better guns


HESSON, Kan.  — In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Hesston a year ago that left 3 dead and 14 injured, the Newton Police Department and Harvey County Sheriff's Office are waiting delivery on new AR-Fifteen rifels.  Shefiff Chad

Bank files lawsuit against an ice cream truck company.


WICHITA, Kan.—A lawsuit has been filed against a Wichita ice cream truck company that employed a registered sex offender.  Court Documents show that Southwest National Bank is suing Frosty Treats for $75,000 on behalf of two children, ages 9

Jayhawks slip by Baylor 67-65


WACO, Texas - Landen Lucas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and No. 3 Kansas grabbed a stranglehold on the Big 12 race with a 67-65 victory at No. 4 Baylor on Saturday. The Jayhawks (24-3, 12-2) have a three-game lead in the Big 12 standings ove

Shockers easily handle UNI 73-44


WICHITA, Kan. - Landry Shamet and Darral Willis Jr. scored 14 points apiece and Wichita State throttled Northern Iowa 73-44 on Saturday to run its winning streak to 10. Markis McDuffie added 12 points for the Shockers (25-5, 15-1 Missouri Valley), who re

Kansas Game warden: "Facebook is helpful"


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas game wardens are getting help from a Facebook page that has more than 42,000 followers. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism game warden Dan Melson tells the Wichita Eagle that the social media page is helpfu

House damaged in northeast Wichita fire


WICHITA, Kan. – Fire crews quickly put out a house fire Friday night in northeast Wichita.  The fire was reported shortly after 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Whitfield, near 13th and Woodlawn. Smoke was pouring out of the house and flames burnin

Baby chimp abandoned by mom to join Kansas City Zoo exhibit


KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A baby chimpanzee rejected by her mother last year and raised so far by humans at the Kansas City Zoo is expected to join the public primate exhibit. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2kGaF1k ) reports that Ruw, pronounced "roo,

UPDATE: Wichita police standoff ends with robbery suspect


WICHITA, Kan.  - UPDATE: A robbery suspect surrendered to police following a 5-hour standoff in south Wichita.  It began around 6:00 p.m. Friday when officers observed the 39-year-old suspect at a residence in the 1500 block of south Ida, near Harry and Ida.

After noticing the officers, the man darted into a home and barricaded himself inside the attic.  

Officers obtained an arrest warrant then entered the home to negotiate with the man.  Shortly before 11:00 Friday night, the suspect surrendered to police.  He was arrested and booked into jail for robbery and for resisting and obstructing. Wichita police say there were no other individuals inside the home.

Judge dismisses part of rower's lawsuit against Kansas University


TOPEKA, Kan. - A federal judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a former University of Kansas rower who says a Jayhawk football player sexually assaulted her in 2015... The ruling Thursday by Judge J. Thomas Marten in a lawsuit filed by Sarah McC

Topeka police: Nearly 20 bus shelters have been damaged


TOPEKA, Kan.  — Topeka police say nearly 20 bus shelters have been have been damaged since Jan. 23. Police Lt. Colleen Stuart says 16 shelters had glass broken or cracked between Jan. 23 and Feb. 15. Three more were vandalized Thursday. The T

US rig count increases by ten this week


HOUSTON, Tex.  - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 10 this week to 751. A year ago, 514 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 e

Man robbed outside of west Wichita mall


WICHITA, Kan.  – Wichita police said a suspect armed with an assault rifle robbed a man. It happened late Thursday morning outside of Towne West Square in the 4600 block of West Kellogg. The man, 40, said a suspect approached his car in the pa

Wichita police ask for help in solving deadly cold case


Wichita police ask for help in solving deadly cold case   WICHITA, Kan. – Crime Stoppers and Wichita police are asking for help to solve a cold case homicide.   On June 30, 2008, Lesha Donaby, 17, was returning from the McDonalds at 17th a

Pitcher Peter Moylan agrees to minor league deal with Royals


SURPRISE, Ariz.  — Right-hander Peter Moylan has agreed to a minor league contract with the Kansas City Royals and will report to major league spring training. Moylan, whose deal was announced Friday, was 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in 43 relief appea

Kansas loses 800 small farms, bigger operations unchanged


WICHITA, Kan. — A government report shows Kansas had fewer farms and ranches last year and fewer acres used for agriculture. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that the 59,600 farms counted in the state in 2016 was down 80

Vacant store partially collapses in Missouri jazz district


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A vacant building has partially collapsed in the 18th and Vine jazz district in Kansas City. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/2lr4p1H ) reports that gusty winds caused the one-story, roofless brick structure to give way Thursd

Kemper Arena sold to developer of amateur sports complex


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kemper Arena is one step closer to becoming an amateur sports complex. The Kansas City Council voted Thursday to sale the arena to Foutch Brothers developers for $1. That will allow Foutch to pursue about $8.3 million in historic

Kansas Legislature passes big income tax hike


TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Legislature has approved a big increase in personal income taxes to help balance the state budget in a move that defies Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Senate approved a bill Friday that would generate more than $1 bil

Gov Brownback calls on Pres Trump and others to enact pro-life laws


TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today sent a letter calling on President Trump, Speaker Ryan, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to enact abortion laws similar to those already passed and signed in Kansas. “There are few things more e

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