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Two arrested in early morning raid on Baxter Springs residence

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Cherokee Count sheriff's deputies served a search warrant Thursday morning at a residence in Baxter Springs and arrested two suspects on drug charges. The warrant was served about 8:30 a.m. at 502 E. 18th St. A news release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department did not


Storm Shelters in Cherokee County

Cherokee County, KS. - "Here is the list of known storm shelters provided by the Cherokee County Office of Emergency Management. Please remember the county does not operate or manage the shelters, each are operated by separate organizations (Church's, schools, cities, etc...) and as a result, may ha


One dead following rollover on Kansas Turnpike south of El Dorado

EL DORADO, Kan. (KSNW) - The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident in the southbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike. It happened just after 3 p.m. about a mile south of the El Dorado exit.


KHP: 1 injured in SE KS crash involving school bus, patrol car

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas Highway Patrol says a school bus Wednesday afternoon was involved in an injury crash with a Coffeyville Police patrol vehicle, a 2010 Chevy Tahoe.


Southeast Kansas tanker car derails, traffic delay at Sherwin, west of Columbus

(SHERWIN, KS) - "The crossing on Hwy 160 in Sherwin, KS, just west of Columbus, next to the Butterball Feed Mill, is currently blocked due to a tanker car that's derailed. Traffic is being diverted to nearby gravel roads." #JLNtipster, Matt P.


Most expensive listing in Kansas is $9.25 million ‘French country home’ in Mission Hills

MISSION HILLS, Kan. — Want to live in a 12,360-square-foot “massive provincial French country home” without leaving Kansas City?. It’s only going to cost you $9.25 million.


Helping Cherokee County kids in foster care stay closer to home

Cherokee Co., Ks. - One organization is helping displaced Cherokee county children find temporary housing. Care Portal will be working with area law enforcement and churches to connect these kids with a caring home.


Residents escape Kansas apartment building fire

MANHATTAN — Officials are working to determine the cause of a fire in an apartment complex in Manhattan. Just after 9:13 p.m.Wednesday, fire crews was dispatched to 415 Walters Drive Apartment 808 in Manhattan for a report of a structure fire with occupants possibly trapped, according to Deputy Chie


Clydsdales team with politicians to toast Kansas' movement away from 3.2 beer

Powerful elegance of eight Budweiser Clydesdales and one docile Dalmation captivated hundreds of people Thursday with a slow-moving demonstration of how beer was delivered to consumers when commerce required use of wagons.


Cherokee County Recognizes Natl. Dispatchers' Appreciation Wee

Columbus, Ks. - It's National Dispatchers' Appreciation week, a time to acknowledge those that work behind the scenes to get us emergency services. Sheriff David Groves of Cherokee County said, "We kind of think of it as a hub of a wheel. The criminal justice system or law enforcement and emergency


Severe weather rolls across south-central Kansas

Spectacular lightning, heavy rain, and hail peppered south central and southeast Kansas Wednesday night. Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for several counties, including Sedgwick.


New fiscal forecast gives Kansas a little room on Medicaid, tax relief

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials have issued a new fiscal forecast that is a little more optimistic about how much tax revenue the state should expect to collect over the next two years.


Main Street Kansas: Kansas woman creates eye-popping animal paintings

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - If you have walked around Towne West Mall lately, you may have noticed a different kind of store. On this week's Main Street Kansas, KSN Photojournalist Merry Murray introduces us to artist Krystle Cole, who loves bright colors and animals.


3 children identified as those accused of vandalizing Kansas bandroom, won't face charges

PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. (KCTV/AP) — Four students have been suspended after a high school band room was doused with paint and instruments broken in a vandalism spree that resulted in up to $75,000 worth of damage.


Places to celebrate Easter this weekend

The Big Brutus Easter Egg Hunt is always the Friday before Easter Sunday, and starts at 3:30 p.m. at Big Brutus at 6509 Northwest 60th Street, Scammon. The Scammon Fish Fry begins the Friday after Ash Wednesday, and continues until the Friday before Easter Sunday. Doors open at 5 p.m. at St Bridget'


Kansas man arrested for 2017 hit-and-run crash

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man suspected of driving away after crashing into the rear of a stalled car as people tried to push it off a Lawrence road. Andrew Walden, 25, Iola, faces one count of leaving the scene of the May 2017 crash that sent four people to a hospital, two o


Kansas Writer Laura Moriarty Explains How It Felt To Watch The Movie Version Of Her Book

When Kansas-born actress and dancer Louise Brooks wanted to travel to New York City in 1922 at the age of 15, she could not go alone. She needed a chaperone. Brooks' five-week trip is the basis of Lawrence novelist Laura Moriarty's 2012 book "The Chaperone," which has now been made into a movie of t


Budweiser Clydesdales visit Kansas Capitol

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) - The Budweiser Clydesdale's were at the Kansas State Capitol on Thursday to celebrate the new Kansas law allowing stronger beer to be sold in convenience and grocery stores in Kansas.


Layoff Relief Meeting Today For Former EaglePicher Employees

Were you recently laid off be EaglePicher? The company did another round of layoffs last week, eliminating another 39 jobs. 17 people were let go from the Pittsburg facility, and the other 22 were let go from facilities in Joplin, St. Louis, and Rhode Island.


Kansas Sen. Moran says national attention could lead to changes on how the Missouri River is managed

A United States Senator from Kansas is frustrated that a disaster aid package, which would provide assistance to flood victims, has stalled in Congress. But, Sen. Jerry Moran says presidential politics might help.