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Financial crimes lead to Atchison woman's arrest

Formal charges are on file in district court against a 33-year-old Atchison woman on day following her arrest for financial crimes involving an elderly female acquaintance. Samantha A. Tull faces charges that include computer crime, a felony, criminal use of a financial card, a misdemeanor, and thre


Man's outcome remains unknown despite jury conviction

The outcome for a 22-year-old Atchison man remains unknown following his felony conviction by jury trial on Tuesday and awaiting a decision on concerning a motion for new trial filed on Wednesday.


Colorado trucker charged in deaths of 5 on Kansas Turnpike

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A truck driver from Greeley, Colorado, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2017 crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs.


Tax sale hits auction block this week

Potential bidders might realize a few deals of the day as they gather around the auction block Wednesday morning in the main hallway at the courthouse. Atchison County Counselor Patrick Henderson urges all potential bidders to read the sale information concerning Judicial Tax Foreclosure Sale pursua


Plea deal drives road rage closer to resolution

An autumn road rage incident came nearer to resolution Friday after the second of two persons facing charges entered a plea in district court. Anthony A. Brayshaw pleaded no contest to aggravated battery and aggravated assault, both felony offenses. The crimes are each punishable by 11 to 34 months


Helicopter operation leads to 26 arrests

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo,) -- A helicopter operation involving various local law enforcement led to 26 arrests Thursday night. St. Joseph Police Department joined forces with Missouri Highway Patrol, Buchanan County's Drug Strike Force for the helicopter operation. A total of 53 law enforcement officers part


Kansas Supreme Court again overturns sentence in Shawnee County case

A prison sentence that was legal when pronounced does not become illegal if the law subsequently changes, the Kansas Supreme Court said Friday in reversing — for the second time — a calculation by Shawnee County District Judge Nancy Parrish of the sentence to be served by convicted robber Jimmy Lee


Barricaded man talked out of Atchison hotel room

ATCHISON, Kansas — Police negotiators eventually persuaded a man who refused on Tuesday afternoon to come out of his hotel room to surrender peacefully without injury or further incident.


Police identify gunman accused of shooting Kansas police officer

RUSSELL, Kan. (KSNT) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has identified the man accused of shooting an officer at a Russell hotel. Police said Taylor Malcolm, 29, of Lenexa, fired four shots through a hotel room door hitting the officer in the leg. It happened at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Days Inn.


Sheriff: Missing 12-year-old boy found safe

(BUCHANAN COUNTY, Mo.) After searching for several hours, authorities say they have located the missing 12-year-old boy. ‪At around 8:15 p.m. Thursday, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a 12-year-old boy who ran away. Authorities learned the boy was Koltin Kirk, from Dearbor


Colorado semi driver faces five counts of vehicular homicide in 2017 crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 58-year-old Colorado man faces five counts of vehicular homicide in connection with a July 2017 crash on Interstate 70, the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office announced Friday.


Kansas receives roughly $55.9 million payment from tobacco settlement

TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -- Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Friday that Kansas has received its annual tobacco settlement payment totaling more than $55.9 million. The $55,989,218.94 total was received on Thursday and is consistent with the estimate that the attorney general provided last fall


Water levels mostly steady in western Kansas

LAWRENCE — Groundwater levels during 2018, on average, rose slightly or remained about even throughout most of western and central Kansas, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey.


Central Kansas Outdoors 4-20

Join outdoor expert Bob Roberts on Saturday mornings on 1150 KSAL for the latest edition of Central Kansas Outdoors. Bob Roberts interviews Brian Sowers, fisheries biologist for Wilson reservoir.


Increased enforcement to take place over 420 weekend in Kansas

TOPEKA — There will be increased traffic enforcement and police visibility across the state to crack down on drugged driving, according to a Kansas Department of Transportation press release. This enforcement will run from April 19-21, where 420 (April 20) is largely recognized for its social attent


A warm weekend for Kansas

Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that a warm weekend is in store for Kansas with temperatures climbing into the 80s for much of the state. Skies will be clear Saturday morning with lows in the 40s and light winds. South breezes will increase Saturday afternoon with highs getting back into the 8


ADM moving workers from Kansas to Decatur

DECATUR — Archer Daniels Midland is moving several employees in its milling division from Overland Park, Kansas, to the North American headquarters in Decatur. "Decatur has been the heart of our operations as a company since 1969, and we are excited to add even more capabilities to the strong team w


Former Leavenworth woman sentenced for her role in 2017 homicide

DOUGLAS COUNTY, KS (KCTV) – On Thursday, Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced that Christina L. Towell, 38, has been sentenced for her part in the Nov. 2017 homicide of Joel Wales.


Workers return to city hall; park remains closed

City government is back at city hall in Weston, with the move back into the Main Street building completed on Monday. Late last week, the city issued a press release regarding the situation at another city facility — the downtown park, which remains closed due to contamination concerns.


Gov. Laura Kelly allows Farm Bureau health-coverage bill to become Kansas law

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday the bill granting Kansas Farm Bureau authority to sell health coverage exempted from state and federal regulation would become state law without her signature.