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Police K-9 assists in arrest of Kansas felon on drug charges

BARTON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas felon on new charges after an arrest. Just after 9:30p.m. Tuesday, police stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 3600 block of 10tth Street in Great Bend, according to a media release.


BREAKING NEWS: Police standoff at Kansas and Sunshine

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield police have arrested two people after a standoff that began early Tuesday morning. The standoff happened near Sunshine St. and Kansas Expwy. The suspects, wanted for burglary and vehicle theft, have been taken to the Greene County Jail.


California woman indicted for smuggling 60 pounds of meth into Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A California woman was indicted Tuesday on a federal charge of smuggling more than 60 pounds of methamphetamine into Kansas. Maria Alvarez-Buenrostro, 46, Los Angeles, Calif., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.


Omaha woman reaches plea agreement in deadly Kansas crash

JACKSON COUNTY, Kan. -- An Omaha woman accused in a Kansas traffic accident that took the lives of three people has reached a deal with prosecutors and entered a plea of No Contest to four charges.


Sheriff: Cab driver crossed center line in fatal Kansas crash

COWLEY COUNTY — One person died in an accident just before 7a.m. Thursday in Cowley County. A 2016 Dodge Caravan owned by Best Cabs, Inc. from Wichita and driven by James Johnson, 54, Wichita, was eastbound on U.S. 160 and crossed the center line, according to Sheriff Dave Falletti.


Planning commission votes against Kansas wind farm project

A proposed central Kansas wind farm has gotten some bad news after weeks of hearings. KAKE-TV reports that the Reno County Planning Commission voted 4-3 Tuesday to recommend denying the Next Era proposal near Cheney Lake. The Reno County Commission will make the final decision. They could still say


Schools in Garnett, Kansas, locked down because of large police presence nearby

GARNETT, Kan. — According to United School District 365, Garnett Elementary School and Anderson County Junior/Senior High School are currently “under soft lock down due to an incident near KDOT.”


Report: Driver says brakes failed before he killed Kansas teen

A driver told investigators that his brakes failed before his car careened onto a suburban Kansas City sidewalk where it struck and killed a young girl, and narrowly missed three other children.


Kansas families push back against Zuckerberg-backed school curriculum

Parents and students in two Kansas communities are fighting back against a new online school curriculum known as Summit Learning, which is backed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Dr. Priscilla Chan. NBC’s Ron Mott reports for TODAY.


Security website releases list of Kansas' safest cities

Home security review website Safewise.com has announced its safest cities in Kansas list for 2019. Rebecca Edwards with Safewise says the list consists of 64 cities. “The Top 20 included Hesston at number one, said Edwards. "Rose Hill debuting on the list at number two and Fairway rounding out the t


The Latest: Top Kansas court asked to say who names judge

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on a dispute over the appointment of a new judge to the Kansas Court of Appeals (all times local):. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking the state Supreme Court to decide whether Gov. Laura Kelly can nominate a new judge to the state Court of Appeals.


Iola High adds Internet cafe to menu

It’s not easy to keep high school students motivated when it comes to online learning, Iola High School Principal Scott Crenshaw told USD 257 board members Monday night. To provide a more conducive learning environment, the district plans to convert part of the high school library into “an internet


Charles Baker celebrates 40-year milestone at KDOT

Charles Baker has worked on the state highways in all kinds of adverse weather events, including tornadoes and snowstorms. He and his crew at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Erie subarea shop have also dealt with heavy rains and major flooding – including a flood that destroyed the of


IHS sticks close to home for after-prom

Iola High School juniors and seniors won’t have to venture too far for their after-prom festivities Saturday night. The annual affair in recent years had been capped with chartered bus trips to places like Kansas City. This year, the junior class parents decided to keep the action within walking dis


Trevor Vann picks up first win

HUMBOLDT — The excitement for the Love’s Travel Stops Midwest Modifieds grew even stronger on Friday after Fort Scott’s Trevor Vann picked up his very first Midwest Modified victory at the Humboldt Speedway. Vann, starting outside the second row, took advantage of a mid-race restart and led the clos


Labette Community College is offering Physical Therapy as well as 5 other Medical Fields (041119)

Labette strives for exceptionality. They give more than an excellent education, they give an environment of support, and a wealth of resources. Students will have access to a diverse range of teaching methods, technology, and continuous work at improvement from LCC. There are 52 different degrees/ce


Doors of historic church to soon close

GIRARD — Nearly 150 Easters have been celebrated at the historic First Presbyterian Church in Girard. A member of the church since the 1960s, Girard resident Beverly Wilson would go to the church’s Maundy Thursday service, and of course the other Easter services which would follow.


Law Enforcement cracking down on impaired driving over 420 weekend

WILSON COUNTY, Kan. - Wilson County deputies patrol for speeders on Highway 400 every day. But Friday night -- they will be on the lookout for something different. Drivers who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol for 420 weekend.


Weather history for April 19 includes tornadoes in the 4-State area

WILSON COUNTY, Kan. - The Wilson County Emergency Management agency releases the weather history for April 19th. "In 1916, 8 tornadoes struck Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri. The strongest was a violent F4 that killed 6 and injured 19 along a track 65 miles long and around one half mile wide


Fillies use extra innings win to split at Independence

Earlier this week, Iola softball opened up its series versus Osawatomie with a 2-1 eight-inning win. That extra-inning mojo stayed alive for the Fillies into Thursday night when they used it again to break a seven-inning 0-0 stalemate by scoring three runs in the eighth inning to secure a split of .