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Strong beer coming to Kansas grocery and convenience stores, changes to liquor stores

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Kansans will be able to buy full strength beer at grocery or convenience stores and liquore stores will be adding some product to their shelves, too, starting Apr.1.


Crash claims life of a man in Wilson County, Kansas

WILSON COUNTY, Kan. - A Buffalo, Kansas resident dies in a crash in southeast Kansas. The crash happened around 4:30 pm on March 18th, 2019, on about five miles west of Fredonia on U.S. 400.


Employee shoots himself, coworker in Montgomery County grocery store

CHERRYVALE, Kan. (KWCH) One man is dead and another is injured after a workplace shooting in Montgomery County. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says around 3:35 p.m. on Monday, the Cherryvale Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the


Kansas authorities arrest 11 in drug operation

Bellendir said officers discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and at one location, a stolen firearm. These are the 11 people arrested and the possible charges they face:


Abortion flap could cost Kansas governor her commerce chief

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly could be forced to replace her top business development official because of an abortion controversy. Acting state Commerce Secretary David Toland has no role in regulating abortion providers. Yet he is under fire because of two small grants received by a local economic develo


Shooting closes store in Cherryvale, Kansas

CHERRYVALE, Kan. - According to the Cherryvale Police Department, "Due to an incident at G&W Foods the store will be closed indefinitely while an Investigation is being done. Further information will be released at a later time!"


KBI investigating shooting in Montgomery County

TOPEKA (WIBW)--- KBI investigating shooting in Montgomery County. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Cherryvale Police Department with an investigation into a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon at a grocery store in Cherryvale.


Video shows Kansas officer shooting man

Dashcam video has been released of a white Kansas police officer shooting and wounding a black man in a case in which the rookie officer told investigators that she mistakenly fired her firearm instead of her Taser. (March 26)


Kansas Tax Relief Bill Is Down, But Maybe Not Out, After Gov. Kelly's Veto

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly sent a tax relief bill down in flames Monday, taking her veto pen to the measure she says would wreck the state budget. But, as a priority for Republicans, it could remain in play for the rest of the legislative session and rise from the ashes.


Shooting in Cherryvale leaves one dead, one wounded

A shooting at a grocery store in Cherryvale, Kansas, left one man dead and another wounded. Read the full press release below from the KBI:. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is assisting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Cherryvale Police Department with an investigation into a


KOAM Morning News to Know 3-26

CHERRYVALE, Kan. - Police investigate a shooting in Cherryvale, Kansas, where authorities say a grocery store employee shot a coworker and then himself. It happened at G&W Foods. The KBI says a man shot his coworker and then turned the gun on himself. The suspect later died. The victim was flown to


New principal announced for WHS

The assistant principal and activities director at Chanute High School has been tapped to be the next principal of Winfield High School. USD 465 Board of Education members met in executive session Monday night and chose Eric Flaton as the new WHS principal.


Allens celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary

Rex and Judy (Perez) Allen celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on March 2, 2019, at Nocona Hills Community Church in Nocona, Texas. They were married on March 4, 1949, in San Antonio, Texas. They have three children, Diana and David Garard of Erie, Rex and Debbie Allen of Shreveport, Louisiana


Hoaks Sentenced to eight months

CHANUTE - A woman with a history of criminal activity in southeast Kansas is sentenced to eight months in prison. The Neosho county, KS county attorney's office says Birdie Jo Hoaks plead no contest to conspiracy to commit theft earlier this week. She had originally been charged in connection to an


5 Storylines to Watch this Spring

Next week marks the kickoff of the 2019 spring sports season and after a very successful 2018 which brought a state championship for Iola baseball, a state tournament appearance for Humboldt baseball and multiple state qualifiers in both golf and track throughout our area teams, this season aspires


One dead after crash west of Fredonia

FREDONIA, Kan. (KSNW) - A 76-year-old man died in a crash Monday west of Fredonia. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a semi and GMC Acadia were eastbound on U.S. 400. The Acadia was slowing to turn onto Kansas Highway 39 when the semi failed to slow down and struck the SUV from behind.


One of 2 infamous twins sentenced for forgery, theft

NEOSHO COUNTY, Kan. - Birdie Jo and Becky Hoaks have a long history of crime across the U.S. The latest sentencing comes in southeast Kansas. On March 19th, 2019, a judge ordered Birdie Jo Hoaks to eight months in prison for conspiracy to commit theft.


Feeback accepts wrestling coache's challenge, breaks Bronco record

SPRING HILL — Son of a high school wrestler, Brennen Feeback was a state runner-up when he was 7. While his father Jason, head coach of the Spring Hill football team, was taught to have a strong dislike for the game, Brennen was drawn to the orange ball.


Hoisington wrestler earns national trophies

DENVER, COLO. — Hoisington High’s Wyatt Pedigo was named Outstanding Wrestler after winning five matches to capture the 195-pound division at the Rocky Mountain Nationals Tournament Saturday. Pedigo is a two-time Kansas high school state wrestling champion who earned four pins.


Affidavit: Sheriff's charges stem from girlfriend's DUI stop

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (AP) - Charging documents say a Kansas sheriff who’s charged with two misdemeanors tried to interfere in the drunken driving arrest of his then-girlfriend.