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Charter plane makes emergency landing in Colby field

COLBY, Kan. (KWCH) A charter plane had to make an emergency landing in a Colby field Friday morning. The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened just before 10 a.m. at the north Colby airport.


Blizzard conditions close Kansas highways

Blizzard conditions several closed major highways in western Kansas on Saturday afternoon. Most major highways west of Salina were snow-covered by noon, and the Wichita metropolitan area was under a winter weather advisory. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected in the Wichita area on Satu


Woman injured in highway accident

A Hugoton woman was injured in an accident in Thomas County in Northwest Kansas over the weekend. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported the wreck happened shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of State Highway 25 in Thomas County.


On Ronelle's Radar: Heavy Snow And Rain Sweep Through Kansas Saturday

Our latest winter storm is underway. Heavy snow and rain in Western Kansas will track east through Saturday. Snow is heavy and wet in Western Kansas right now and this will continue all the way into the afternoon.


Kansas lawmaker apologizes after daughter decries bill

A conservative Kansas legislator has apologized and said he has asked that he be removed as a sponsor of a bill calling same-sex marriages a "parody." State Rep. Ron Highland, (R-Wamego), took the actions Thursday after his daughter posted a letter to him on Facebook that ended with, "Shame on you."


Blue Dragons post 27th win of season

COLBY, Kan. — The No. 10-ranked Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball team maintained its share of first place in the Jayhawk West entering the final week of the regular season on Saturday with a 75-62 road win at Colby.


Former Kansas attorney general reacts after Schlitterbahn charges are dropped

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Prosecutors in the Schlitterbahn case have a big decision to make tonight: will they re-file charges against three park officials where a 10-year-old died on a waterslide?


UPDATE: Vehicle theft suspect in custody after NW Kansas pursuit, crash

DECATUR COUNTY — The suspect wanted in connection with a stolen vehicle in Thomas County has been apprehended. According to the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect believed to have stolen a Ford pickup from a homestead east of Levant on Thursday allegedly stole a second vehicle in Colby befo


Judge dismisses charges over boy's death on Kansas water slide

A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a boy was decapitated in 2016. The Kansas City Star reports that Wyandotte County Judge Robert Burns found Friday that state prosecutors showed grand jurors inadmissible evidence in


Kansas cops go bald for a good cause during 'Shave-a-Cop' event

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Kansas police officers are now sporting new hairdos, and it's all for a good cause. The "Shave-a-Cop" event was held on Friday at LaVela, an event venue in Wichita.


Search underway for man who ran during traffic stop in Thomas County

THOMAS COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Thomas County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who ran during a traffic stop. Around 8 p.m., a deputy was patrolling and looking for a vehicle that had been reported stolen from a nearby county.


Kansas judges, legislators dig into details of suspended-license amnesty program

Sedgwick County Judge Phil Journey said state lawmakers can dramatically improve lives of low-income Kansans by adopting a statewide amnesty program for people with suspended drivers' licenses.


First woman Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas stops by Emporia church

When she was studying at the University of Kansas, The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom heard a calling to the ministry — a surprise, since her family wasn’t especially “churched.”


Kansas Humane Society and WAAL team up to host cat event

The Wichita Animal Action League and Kansas Humane Society are teaming up to host a free cat spay and neuter event. The first sixty felines will be offered free spay and neuter surgery, as well as a free microchip and rabies shot.


2 western Kansas school districts cancel classes due to illness

OAKLEY, Kan. (KWCH) -- Several schools across Kansas canceled classes on Wednesday due to heavy snow. But, in western Kansas, at least two school districts closed due to illness.


Metro man warns of costly Kansas matchmaking company with dozens of unhappy customers

LEAWOOD, Kan. -- A metro company promising to help you find love is under fire. Dozens of people who signed up for matchmaking services through Kansas Singles say they're not getting what they paid for.


BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 3:50 pm, KS

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Latest on winter weather moving through Kansas on Saturday. SENT: 400 words. TOPEKA, Kan. — Nearly 600 Kansas inmates have tested positive for hepatitis C, but corrections officials are focusing on treating only the most advanced cases because they don’t have the money to tre


Kansas Children's Discovery Center uses robots as learning tool for kids

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) The Kansas Children's Discovery Center brought out their "Rockin' Robots" on Saturday to teach young kids about programming and coding. The focus of the activity was to get the children familiar with those specific aspects of technology.


Police: Search continues for suspect in alleged NW Kan. sexual assault

ELLIS COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities continue to investigate an alleged sexual assault and have not located the suspect. On Monday, police in Hays reported the continue to work with other law enforcement agencies to locate 23-year-old Tre Miekale Carrasco. There is an arrest warrant for him in


FHSU Social Work Outreach Program Expands to NW Kansas

With a $95,000 grant from the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, Logan, the Department of Social Work at Fort Hays State University is expanding its Bachelor of Social Work cohort program to Colby Community College and, through Colby’s outreach program, to Norton.