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Butler Community College students react to 'community college stigma'

EL DORADO, Kan. (KWCH) Steve Robinson, the president of Owens Community College, in Toledo, Ohio, is starting a social media campaign to end the stigma that surrounds going to a community college.


Kansas police arrest student after bomb threat found in Newton High School classroom

A Kansas high school student has been arrested by police after a bomb threat was found in a classroom on Thursday, officials said. Newton public schools spokeswoman Samantha Anderson said in a statement that a bomb threat was found in a Newton High School classroom in between classes. District staff


Wichita restaurant hires new chef, takes another pass at getting its food menu right

Ever since he moved his Reverie Coffee Roasters to its fancy big new space at 2202 E. Douglas, Andrew Gough has had a complicated relationship with food. He opened a year ago with a full-time chef and plans to operate as a full-service restaurant with hot breakfast and lunch items. But it didn’t tak


Kansas governor issues disaster declaration ahead of winter storm

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Gov. Laura Kelly has issued a declaration of disaster emergency ahead ofa winter storm that's expected to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the state on Saturday.


Wichita woman, 24, dies in crash where car hit K-254 guardrail and caught fire

A 24-year-old Wichita woman died early Friday morning when the car she was driving hit a bridge rail and caught fire on K-254 at Oliver, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The Highway Patrol identified the woman as Brooke L. Spainhower.


El Dorado Chamber hosts annual meeting

The El Dorado Chamber of Commerce celebrated businesses and community during their annual chamber meeting Friday evening at the Civic Center. Following a meal, the program got underway.


Kansas man charged in murder of mother who weighed 58 lbs

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - An Olathe man who is charged with first-degree murder told investigators that he didn’t seek medical care for his ailing mother before she died weighing just 58 pounds and suffering from open bed sores, according to court records.


BOE approves Lolling as new EHS Principal

This week’s El Dorado USD 490 Board of Education’s meeting included the hiring of a new EHS Principal and Head Football Coach. Bruce Lolling will be the new EHS Principal beginning July 1, 2019. Lolling has been the Assistant Principal at Campus High School in Haysville for four years. Prior to that



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New Kansas alcohol laws to take effect in April

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Starting April 1, new Kansas alcohol laws will go into effect, meaning stronger beer will be available in grocery and convenience stores. Mike Thornbrugh, with QuikTrip, has already been through alcohol law changes in other states.


Governor Kelly addresses staffing issues, employees at El Dorado Correction Facility

EL DORADO, Kan. (KWCH) Governor Laura Kelly flew in to El Dorado to personally address employees at the correction facility about what the state calls an emergency staffing situation at the prison.


Kansas Supreme Court affirms involuntary commitment in Clay County District Court case

TOPEKA, Kan. — In a decision released Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed the involuntary commitment of Matthew C. Cone under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA).


USGS: Thursday earthquake shakes portions of Kansas

HARPER COUNTY—An earthquake shook portions of Kansas Thursday evening. The quake at 5:20p.m. measured a magnitude 3.2 and was centered approximately four miles east of Harper, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Overcrowding at Sedgwick County Jail

Prisoners come in and out of the Sedgwick County Jail everyday, and right now, they're coming in too often. '. "Everything that you try to do to reduce that population. Just right now, with all the drug issues that we're having, and crime issues that we're having, they're still coming," says Sedgwic


Two hospitalized after car rear-ends Kansas school bus

ATCHISON COUNTY — Two people were injured in an accident just after 7a.m. Friday in Atchison County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Chevy Impala driven by Skylar D. Coady, 21, Atchison, was traveling on U.S. 73 five miles west of Atchison.


Blizzard Warning for SW Kansas Saturday

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Update: Police identify NE Kansas checkbook theft suspect

JOHNSON COUNTY — Lenexa police reported Thursday they had identified the suspect in the alleged checkbook theft. The investigation continues, according to police. They released no additional details.


Car break-ins disrupt quiet Kansas town

SEDGWICK, Kan (KAKE) - Sedgwick police are investigating 12 car break-ins that occurred Tuesday morning and into Wednesday due to doors being left unlocked. Police Chief, Larry Alexander, said thieves stole a laptop, an iPod, and a firearm. However, he said their main target was car registration pap


Man arrested for aggravated indecent liberties with with a teen

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a teen. Wichita police said the arrest happened Wednesday. Police said Timothy M. Miller was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.


Wichita DMV office closed following explosion

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - The DMV office in northwest could be closed for several days following an explosion Wednesday night. Firefighters were called around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Twin Lakes Shopping Center at 21st Street and Amidon after someone noticed smoke coming out of the building.