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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.


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.


Kansas middle school student made up threat to get out of school: police

A Kansas student made up a threat to get out of going to school Tuesday, police said. The anonymous threat was posted on a social media site and was meant to look like it was sent to the student who attends Horace Good Middle School in Garden City, the Wichita Eagle reported.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


Best-selling author explores run for U.S. Senate seat in Kansas

Sarah Smarsh, an author who wrote a New York Times best seller about growing up in Kansas, says she's exploring a U.S. Senate run. On Facebook Tuesday, Smarsh confirmed an interest in a run for Pat Roberts' seat, but did not provide a possible timetable concerning her plans.


Road trip leads to exploration of far western counties

Three counties in western Kansas are getting ready for hundreds of visitors next week when the second Big Kansas Road Trip gets underway. From May 2 to 5, Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace counties will show off what they have to offer, including museums, history, geography, business and agriculture.


Big Kansas Road Trip to showcase northwest Kansas

Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace in northwest Kansas will be the showcase counties for the Big Kansas Road Trip May 2 to 5. Organized by the Kansas Sampler Foundation and local county leaders, the event is designed to provide the public first-hand experiences with what there is to see, do, hear, taste,


Seed Saving Workshop set for April 27

On April 27 at the Burlington Library on 321 14th Street in Burlington, Colorado, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., plan to attend a Seed Saving Workshop in support of the Burlington’s Seed Lending Library. Learn how to grow vegetable varieties you never thought you could have in your vegetable garden year a


Burlington's Easter egg hunt is Saturday

Kids in preschool through sixth grade will have an opportunity to ‘hunt’ for sacked candy eggs Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m., when Burlington Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt.


Burlington Rotarians kick off flag placement service

Burlington Rotary Club is well on its way to kicking off its newest fundraiser – an American flag placement service – slated to begin in May with the placement of flags on Memorial Day.


City updates personnel policy, approves contract for fireworks

At their work session meeting Monday, April 8, Burlington city council worked through a few new business items before reviewing the city's first quarter financial report. New business began with council approving updates to the city's Personnel Policy-Appendix B - Drug and Alcohol Policy. According


Highway wreck leaves semi trailer dangling off bridge

GOODLAND — A two vehicle wreck Wednesday on Interstate 70, just east of Goodland, left a semi trailer dangling off a bridge. According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, a Kenworth semi truck pulling a Hyundai trailer and a Kansas Department of Transportation truck were both eastbound on I-70 about


Winter storm creates blizzard conditions in northwest Kansas

GOODLAND, Kan. — Blizzard warnings have been issued across part of northwest Kansas, closing schools and making travel dangerous. The National Weather Service says snow and wind gust as high as 55 mph will create whiteout conditions Thursday. Drivers are urged to stay home and bring a winter surviva


1 hospitalized after semi hits KDOT truck on I-70

SHERMAN COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just after 10p.m. Wednesday in Sherman County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 Kenworth semi driven by Rogelio Morales, 46, Hialeah, FL., was eastbound on Interstate 70 four miles east of Goodland. The semi struck an eastbound KDOT tru


Hectic agenda on deck for Burlington's batters

With an opportunity to add four more marks in the win column, Burlington High School’s varsity batters will head out on the road to address the hectic agenda they have on deck over these next six days.