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Community Caring Center continues to serve
As the needs of the Augusta community grow, the Community Caring Center grows with it. The Center is receiving and distributing more food and providing more services than in previous years.
2 men arrested after incident at home of Koch family member
WICHITA, Kan. (AP/KSNW) - Two men were arrested after their car intentionally rammed a police car at the home of a member of the Charles Koch family. The Wichita Eagle reports the incident happened Tuesday night at the home of Chase Koch, son of Wichita billionaire Charles Koch.
County okays NG 9-1-1 for 2019 service
The Board of Butler County Commission convened for the first meeting of the new year on Jan. 8, 2019. First order of business was to issue a proclamation honoring “Women in STEAM” as proposed by Miss Augusta 2019, Sierra Marie Bonn. The proclamation recognizes the third week in October as “Women in
New governor sees need to rebuild Kansas without raising taxes
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - New Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly told Kansas legislators Wednesday that the state faces an emergency in its child welfare system and is "completely unprepared" for the next national economic downturn.
Wichita police officer injured after patrol car hit, two suspects in custody
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A Wichita Police officer received minor injuries following an incident on Greenwich Road in east Wichita. Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsey posted to Facebook that the officer's car was rammed by a suspect in a suspicious vehicle call near 21st Street North and Greenwich Road
Augusta lawmaker files bill to exempt Kansas from daylight saving time
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A Kansas lawmaker has filed a bill to exempt the state from daylight saving time. Rep. Kristey Williams of Augusta filed House Bill 2008 on Tuesday. It states Kansas should not observe daylight saving time after the antemeridian on the first Sunday of November 2019.
Two Wichita neighborhoods will do without their McDonald’s during remodel, rebuild
Nearly every Wichita neighborhood has a McDonald’s that it calls its own. But two Wichita neighborhoods — Delano and Westlink — are going to have to do without all or part of their McDonald’s over the next several months as the restaurants get makeovers.
City to decide on allowing RV parking in mobile home parks
Monday night’s Augusta City Council meeting kicked off with Eric Burris, City Wastewater Supervisor and Michael Windholz, Safety Officer, both being recognized for 10 years of service to the community. They were congratulated by council members and presented a plaque.
Kansas' governor reinstates, expands ban of gay bias
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Kansas' new Democratic governor on Tuesday reinstated a ban on bias against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers in state agencies' employment decisions that a Republican predecessor had repealed, and she also expanded the policy to cover government contractors.
Andover’s library has LGBT children’s books. Some want them out of the kid’s section
Children’s books that include transgender characters may be moved out of the kids section at Andover Public Library if board members follow the wishes of some members of the community.
Winter storm could impact weekend events in Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) With snow in the forecast this weekend, many events scheduled around Wichita have backup plans. Tim Devlin is the president of Cars for Charities, this is the eighth year they've put on the show.
Augusta girls drop home showdown with McPherson
The McPherson girls basketball team grinded out a road win over a tough Augusta team by a score of 40-28 on Tuesday night at Augusta High School. Augusta held the Bullpups scoreless for most of the first quarter, while jumping out to a 5-0 lead midway through the first quarter. By the end of the qua
Augusta's new website, contest
The City of Augusta is launching a new website and would like to showcase photos and videos of residents enjoying Augusta. Submit your photos and videos of the city’s attractions or events for a chance to to win $50 or an iHome Speaker System! Entries from photographers and videographers of all ages
Woman dies after vehicle crashes into Kansas pond
Authorities say a suburban Kansas City woman has died from injuries sustained when she crashed into a pond. Police in Olathe, Kansas, say Helen Riddle, 61, apparently suffered a medical emergency last week before her sport utility vehicle struck a car and went off the side of a road. She then crashe
Wichita officer Brian Arterburn in intensive care
WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - A retired Wichita police officer who wasrun over by a man in an SUV two years ago has been moved to intensive care after having surgery last week. The Facebook page Wearing Blue for Brian Friday's [sic] said the trauma to Arterburn's brain is causing lots of issue and that doc
County Commission hears about 'Women in STEAM Week'
The Board of Butler County Commissioners met one final time for the calendar year on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. On the agenda was a request for a homestead lot split for Paul and Jane Heide. After a brief discussion it was approved.
Butler County couple sees benefits in growing hemp following devastating crash
BUTLER COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) In 2017, Rick Gash almost died in a car crash. He says the crash is the reason why he now wants to grow hemp on his farm. Rick says during his recovery, pain pills made him irritable and somewhat intolerable. That's when he started looking into alternative treatments.
Earthquake felt in southern Kansas Tuesday evening
CALDWELL, Kan. (KSNW) - A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck southern Kansas on Tuesday evening. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered near Caldwell just after 9:30 p.m.
CBD store owner is a ‘believer’
El Dorado has a new business that sells CBD products. Sacred Leaf, 2348 W. Central, Suite A., sells a variety of products that contain cannabidiol - CBD for short - which are becoming more and more popular as medicinals to treat everything from anxiety, to joint pain to seizures.
Wichita man convicted of murdering teen in marijuana deal gone bad
Jurors on Monday convicted a Wichita man in the shooting death of a fellow teen during what police have described as a marijuana deal gone bad. Mark Holley III, 20, was found guilty of the first-degree felony murder of 18-year-old D’Shaun Smith, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of endang