One dead after train accident near Belle Plaine

SUMNER COUNTY, Kan. - One person has died following an accident near Belle Plaine early Thursday evening.  Sumner County Sherriff Darren Chambers confirms the accident involved a train.  The accident occured around 5:30 p.m. near 90th and Hill

Man identified in Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita police have identified the man who died in a shooting Wednesday on the south side.  Officers were called to the shooting around 4:45 p.m. at a strip mall in the 2000 block of South Seneca. Officer Charley Davidson said

Supreme Court weighs Mission's so-called 'driveway tax'

TOPEKA, Kan.  — The Kansas Supreme Court is weighing the legality of a Kansas City suburb's so-called "driveway tax" in a case that has statewide implications. The Lawrence Journal-World ( ) reports that the

Many Kansans voting at early poll sites

WICHITA, Kan. - This years presidential elections has seen more than twice the amount of voters as the previous election.  The Kansas Secretary of State's office reports that as of 8 a.m. Thursday, 67,211people had cast their vote in person. In

Man arrested at University of Kansas following rape complaint

LAWRENCE, Kan. - An 18-year-old man has been accused of rape and sexual battery and is now in custody in Lawrence.  The man was arrested by university police Thursday morning at the University of Kansas Oliver Residence Hall. It has been confirmed t

Westar Energy requests rate increase

TOPEKA, Kan - The average residential bill in Kansas may be increasing by $1.54 per month.  West Energy filed a request to raise the rates by about $17.4 million.  Gina Penzig, a Westar spokeswoman, reports the company filed the request with t

Wichita firefighters awarded for valor

WICHITA, Kan. – The Wichita Fire Department honored a few first responders for heroic acts in the line of duty.  Four firefighters received valor awards from Fire Chief Rn Blackwell Thursday afternoon.  Captain Ron Kanaga received the 20

Lawsuit filed over fatal 2014 crash at Wichita airport

WICHITA, Kan. — FlightSafety International is suing nearly 20 companies over a fatal plane crash at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport, (still named Mid-Continent Airport at the time of the accident). A Beechcraft King Air B200 crashed into a Flig

Wichita teen arrested for allegedly shooting girlfriend

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita teen was arrested after police determined he shot his girlfriend during an argument.  It happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 3,000 block of south Sayles.  Police responded after a woman, 18, had been

Man arrested after robbing Wichita smoke shop

WICHITA, Kan. - Police made an arrest following a smoke shop robbery in southeast Wichita. It happened around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the 900 block of east Harry.  An employee at Tee-Pee's Smoke Shop reported to police that a man entere

Police identify man killed in south Wichita shooting

WICHITA, Kan. - Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in south Wichita.  The shooting was reported around 5:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the 2000 block of south Seneca.   Police officer Charlie Davidson identified the man as

Chemical spill contained at K-State bio-lab

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday a container of potassium hydroxide was spilled at a lab in Kansas State University's Biosecurity Research Institute at Pat Roberts Hall. Potassium hydroxide is a strong base that is used for many purposes in

Police say domestic violence played role in Topeka killing

TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities say domestic violence was involved in the shooting of a 21-year-old man in Topeka. Topeka police said in a news release that Treondus Lee Wilson, of Topeka, was pronounced dead at the scene of Tuesday night's shooting. 

High number of arson fires under investigation in Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities from several agencies are investigating a higher-than-expected number of arson fires in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 57 blazes have been intentionally set this year. That's about 21 more than a city of 

Kansas Supreme Court won't hear Schwab case

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Supreme Court won't consider the case of a couple whose children were taken into state custody. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the court Friday declined to hear the case of Raymond and Amelia Schwab, who claimed their