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Kansas man charged with kidnapping Michigan teen he met on Snapchat

ST. CHARLES, Mich. (KAKE) - A Kansas man is accused of driving to Michigan and kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl he met on Snapchat. WJRT reports 33-year-old Scott Janner appeared in court Wednesday on seven charges that include kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, including four c


Felony battery charge brings man back to Atchison

A man with local ties is in the county jail on $30,000 bond in connection with injuries he allegedly inflicted on a Nortonville man in September. Joshua Lucas Sharp, 28, formerly of Atchison, is facing one count aggravated battery for knowingly and intentionally cause harm in a manner to inflict gre


Kansas bicyclist crossing Route 66 killed in crash, state troopers say

A Kansas cyclist has died after he was struck by a Jeep while crossing Route 66 at night, officials say. Emergency personnel were called at around 7 p.m. Wednesday to an accident on K-66 about a mile and a half west of Galena in Cherokee County, a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report shows. David Furr


Another winter storm takes aim at Kansas

Meteorologist Mark Larson says we'll enjoy a couple of trouble-free weather days, and milder temps, before another winter storm plows across Kansas Friday night and Saturday. Look for increasing clouds Thursday with afternoon highs ranging from the upper 30s and lower 40s across northern Kansas to t


Kansas governor experiencing a rocky start

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's election is created by some to a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in state politics. But many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives.


Scout leader relieved amid thefts

ATCHISON, Kansas — A woman charged in two late-2018 thefts in Atchison, Kansas, who had a local leadership role amid the nationwide gender integration of the Boy Scouts of America is no longer in her post.


Attempts to elude sets drug charges

A local man has had his legal troubles doubled after two reported attempts to out run law enforcement on two consecutive nights this past week. Dewayne A. Martin, 35, of Atchison, was arrested about 11:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the Farmers Market area — the 500 block of Main Street — after a short


Suspect arrested for series of Kansas vehicle burglaries

COWLEY COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect in connection with multiple vehicle burglaries that occurred in January. Officers investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries in Arkansas City identified a suspect as 23-year-old Trevor Scott Brown, according to a media release.


Kansas GOP pushes for cheaper health plans that may not cover pre-existing conditions

Kansas Republicans and trade associations, empowered by changes President Donald Trump’s administration made to the Affordable Care Act, are pushing for health plans that are less expensive because they don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions.


MH-MA boys sweep Atchison County

The Maur Hill Ravens put on another dominating performance in a home Tuesday night match against the ACCHS Tigers winning 69-26. The Ravens got to the board quickly and had amassed a 14 point lead by the close of the first quarter.


Pompeo on Kansas Senate run: 'It's ruled out'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that he has "ruled out" running for a soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat in his home state of Kansas next year in favor of remaining in his role as President Donald Trump’s top diplomat.


Rebant punches ticket to state

Jake Rebant become the first Atchison High School freshman wrestler to earn a trip to state since 2002 thanks to a last second thrilling victory Saturday against Jake Owens of Louisburg at Paolo High School.


Anti-gay advocate who lobbied in Kansas now ‘security concern’ in Missouri statehouse

Chris Sevier, the anti-gay, anti-porn advocate who met with Kansas lawmakers earlier this month, has been deemed a security concern in the Missouri Capitol. Missouri Senate Administrator Patrick Baker sent out an email early Thursday morning to the entire senate and staff with the subject line “secu


KQ2 Forecast: Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the area

***Winter Storm Warning in effect for our northern counties in NW Missouri 6 p.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday. That includes Atchison, Holt, Nodaway, Gentry, Worth and Harrison Counties. 5-7 inches of accumulating snow is expected.


Conserving the Gems of Kansas set for Feb. 26

On Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Hesston, the Dyck Arboretum of the Plains will continue its 2019 Winter Lecture Series with "Conserving the Gems of Kansas" presented by Rob Manes, director of The Nature Conservancy in Kansas.


Sheriff's Department installs prescription drug drop box

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) People with unwanted prescription drugs now have another place to get rid of them. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Department recently installed a drop-box in the lobby for unused medications.


Driver allegedly rams unmarked police car

A man was arrested after he allegedly rammed an unmarked police car driven by a detective from the Leavenworth Police Department, a police official said. The incident was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Leavenworth. The suspect, a 35-year-old Topeka man, is believed to have been intoxicated at the


Kansas teen hospitalized after car hits a tree

ATCHISON COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just after 11:30p.m. Monday in Atchinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Honda Accord driven by Jacob RollieSims, 19, Horton,was westbound on Kansas 116 for miles north of Nortonville.


Redmen come up short against Cyclones and Chieftains

Despite a strong showing in the fourth quarter, The Atchison boys basketball team dropped its last two regular season home games against Bishop Ward Cyclones 66-54 and 85-60 versus the Tonganoxie Chieftains Tuesday night.


3 entertaining events for film buffs in NYC this week

When it comes to film industry events, there's plenty to get you off the couch this week. From "Harry Potter" trivia to an Oscars viewing party, read on for the week's top film events to add to you calendar.