Guilty

Kansas teen found guilty of killing mom, sister in fire


HUTCHINSON, Kan.  — A Kansas teen has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for setting a fire that killed his mother and sister. The Hutchinson News reports Sam Vonachen, 17, also was convicted Wednesday of aggravated arson a
KS Quake

Earthquake rattles Ellis County


ELLIS, Kan.  -  An earthquake was felt in parts of Kansas.  It happened at 10:27 a.m. Wednesday morning and was centered about four miles north-northwest of Ellis.   The US Geological Survey reported the 3.2 magnitude quake at at dept
School Funding

Brownback seeking opinions, ideas on Kansas school funding


TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback is making a point of soliciting opinions and ideas from educators, parents and others on school funding. Brownback had a news conference Wednesday to call for ideas and announce that he's urging groups and indi
Security

Kansas works to secure voter database


TOPEKA, Kan. — Following a conference call with the US Department of Homeland Security and election officials from around the county, Kansas has entered into a partnership with federal agencies in an attempt to ensure the security of the state's
Law Fight

Opponents to revisit concealed carry law at Kansas colleges


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas opponents of concealed weapons on college campuses are preparing to fight again against the law ahead of its implementation in 2017. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that state-run universities must begin allowing concealed
Lawsuit

Judge narrows ex-employee's lawsuit against Kobach's office


TOPEKA, Kan. — A federal judge has narrowed a lawsuit filed by a former employee of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office who claims she was fired for refusing to attend prayer services there. But Topeka attorney Gary Laughlin said Wed
Request

Kansas Supreme Court asked to order grand jury on Kobach


TOPEKA, Kan. — A former Kansas House candidate has asked the state Supreme Court to order a county's judges to convene a grand jury to investigate Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Democrat Steven Davis of Lawrence filed his request last week aft
Pudgy Peach!

Kansas: World Record Plump Peach?


BUCYRUS, Kan. - It could be months before an eastern Kansas business finds out if one of its peaches has broken a world record. A peach weighing about 2 pounds (more than 763 grams) was picked Aug. 24 at Tubby Fruits Peach Orchard in Bucyrus. The current ...
Threat: No

Social Media Threat: NOT Wichita NW


WICHITA - A social-media post causing concern here in town -- but police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says it had nothing to do with Wichita. A social-media post was shared throughout Wichita on several different sites; it was a picture of a hand holding a gu...
3 Arrested

Three Arrests: Multiple Wichita Robberies


WICHITA - Three men have been arrested, linked to numerous robberies this month of Wichita businesses. Things unraveled for the trio at about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kellogg & Tyler, when a 20-year-old man walked into the Phillips 66 gas station at Kell...
Fire Death

Wichita: Fatal Fire Victim Identified


WICHITA - On Tuesday morning, fire crews responded to the report of a gas odor in Wichita near Southeast Boulevard & Mt. Vernon; they discovered a small fire coming from one unit of a triplex in the 1200 block of E. Clark. Forcing their way insi...
Scam

Grandparent scam reported in Kingman County


KINGMAN, Kan. - The Kingman County Sheriff's Office is warning residents about a telephone scam being reported in the area.  KAKE News says this comes just a week after Garden City Police warning about a kidnapping scam. The scam starts with a 
Attack

Elk County Deputy attacked in Topeka


TOPEKA, Kan. - An Elk County Sheriff's Officer was unharmed after being attacked in Topeka.  WIBW News in Topeka says the incident was reported by the Elk County Sheriff's Office on their Facebook page on Tuesday, but it actually happened 
Lawsuit

Judge tosses Kansas jail inmate's religious-rights lawsuit


TOPEKA, Kan. - A federal judge in Kansas has thrown out a Muslim inmate's lawsuit that accused a county jail of violating the convicted killer's religious rights. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports U.S. Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse in Topeka
Grand Jury

Kansas Supreme Court asked to order grand jury on Kobach


TOPEKA, Kan. - A former Kansas House candidate has asked the state Supreme Court to order a county's judges to convene a grand jury to investigate Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Democrat Steven Davis of Lawrence filed his request last week after