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Missing Chanute woman’s remains identified; investigation continues

Kansas authorities have identified the remains of a woman found last summer in a Neosho County field. The remains are of Marissa M. Craft, 39, who disappeared from her home in Chanute, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday.


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


Chanute, Garnett talk schools’ impact

Matt Godinez grew up “on the wrong side of town” in Chanute. Now, as executive director of the Chanute Regional Development Authority, Godinez understands how school facilities impact a community.


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


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.


70 local wrestlers qualify for Kansas state championships

PITTSBURG, Kan. - 70 local wrestlers have qualified for the KSHSAA state championships this weekend. Chanute leads the way with 10 individuals qualified for state. Frontenac is sending 8, while Pittsburg has 5 qualified. Below is a complete list of local wrestlers headed to state. Click HERE for mor


Kansas teen driver, 4 passengers face charges after police chase, crash

RENO COUNTY— Five people were arrested after a chase with Hutchinson police just before 4:30p..m Wednesday. Lance Moody, 17, was taken into custody and faces possible charges of felony flee and elude, interference with law enforcement, and leaving the scene of an accident after the vehicle he was dr


Ten Wrestlers a’ Wrestlin’

CHANUTE — The Class 4A No. 7-ranked Winfield High School wrestling team qualified 10 wrestlers out of 13 weight classes for State at the Class 4A Regional Championships on Saturday.


Kansas man sentenced for wounding teen amid fireworks fray

A Lawrence man has been sentenced to 17 months in prison for shooting and wounding a girl, 17, as several people shot fireworks at him. Rashan Gill, 21, apologized at Tuesday's hearing, saying through tears that he "will never forget" what happened and that he could have killed the girl. In the earl


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.


Folk musicians Ellis Paul, Sky Smeed will perform at 'Trail Mix' 25th Anniversary Concert

LAWRENCE – Hit the trail and head to Maceli’s for the “Trail Mix” 25th Anniversary Concert featuring Ellis Paul and Sky Smeed at 7:30 p.m. March 16. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


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


‘Wide open race’ and open wallets in Kansas after Pompeo rules out 2020 Senate run

A giant obstacle has been cleared from the path of Kansas politicians who want a spot in the U.S. Senate now that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he has ruled out a run in 2020.


Iola High CTE programs target ‘the other’ students

Educators can get reasonably close to figuring out which of their high school seniors are serious about college by counting who takes the American College Test. Last year, 52 Iola High School juniors and seniors took the ACT, Principal Scott Crenshaw noted. But that left 140 upperclassmen, nearly th


Iola woman part of new Kansas GOP leadership

The new chairman of the Kansas Republican Party is focused on winning back the governorship and the 3rd Congressional District. He told party leaders this weekend how he plans to do it. Johnson County attorney Mike Kuckelman was the only one to present a full slate of leadership candidates for party


Parsons HS seniors make mascot mosaic for a senor project

A senior project at one Southeast Kansas high school has kids of all ages coming together to show their school pride. Jensen Riley says it began as an idea in her drafting class at Parsons High School, but it's grown to much more than that.


Local wings group plans fundraiser

Wings of Warriors Cancer Foundation members discussed plans Feb. 12 for their next fundraiser, a raffle on March 7 at Sam and Louie’s in Iola. Tickets are available by contacting any Wings of Warriors member or stopping by Capper Jewelry. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page. Eleven


Kansas health system reaches out to shuttered hospital's displaced employees

Labette Health in Parsons, Kan., held an employee fair Feb. 18 to reach staff affected by the closure of Oswego (Kan.) Community Hospital, according to FourStatesHomepage.com. The Oswego critical access hospital, owned by Kansas City, Mo.-based EmpowerHMS, and its two affiliated clinics closed Feb.


County commission rescinds trail resolution

GIRARD – Just weeks after approving a resolution in support of a plan to turn an abandoned railway into a trail, the Crawford County Commission voted Tuesday to rescind that decision.


Frigid conditions push Battle at the Bullring to March

The seemingly never-ending winter has come between Allen County race fans and the annual kickoff of Humboldt Speedway’s 2019 season. The fifth-annual Battle at the Bullring has been postponed from this weekend to March due to the weather. The event will now be the weekend of March 21-23 to run in co