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City won't oppose direct entrance to Big Creek Crossing

A direct entrance off Vine Street into Big Creek Crossing mall has the city’s approval. There hasn’t been any official request for a direct entrance, said Hays Mayor Henry Schwaller IV at Thursday’s City Commission work session, but the door is open if mall ownership want to pursue it.


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


City of Hays requests vehicles to not park on snow routes

HAYS, Kan. (KSNW) - The City of Hays Public Works Department and Hays Police Department are requesting your assistance with snow removal along emergency snow routes. With the likelihood of snow accumulation, Hays city crews will be working throughout the weekend in an effort to keep the snow routes



Follow-up to a story wherein mainstream media keeps the most important detail quiet WHILST wringing their hands over the drama. Reality check, we noted the Kansas vendetta on this last year.


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.


New training tower goes up to serve area firefighters

New firefighters discover that fighting a real fire is different from what they imagined. “Most people say it’s hotter than they expected,” says Hays Fire Chief Ryan Hagans. “You can still feel the heat, even through the suits.”


Weather or not: Busy weekend in Hays

Organizers of several events in Hays this weekend are hoping for the best but keeping a wary eye on the forecast, which is calling for a blizzard on Saturday. The 3-2-1A State Wrestling Tournament is likely the largest event in Hays this weekend, with 69 schools bringing 224 wrestlers along with coa


Another winter storm headed for Kansas

Another late-winter blast is heading our way ... expected to impact much of Kansas with heavy snow and high wind ... creating blizzard conditions. The Kansas National Guard will be deployed across the state as needed. The storm is expected to track from the southwest to the northeast Saturday. Wichi


Flu might be on the rise in Ellis County

The flu might be on the rise in Ellis County, information from the county health department and area clinics indicate. Hays USD 489 Superintendent John Thissen said Thursday while the district has not seen high incidents like those that caused Oakley USD 274 and Greeley County USD 200 to close schoo


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.


🎥 R9 Ranch Final Master Order promised by March 1; cities talk to governor

The cities of Hays and Russell have been told a Final Master Order for the R9 Ranch water project will be completed by Friday, March 1. If not, the cities will “turn up the heat,” and 40th District State Sen, Rick Billinger, R-Goodlandm plans to intervene, according to Hays Mayor Henry Schwaller.


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


Kansas teen driver, 4 passengers face charges after police chase, crash

RENO COUNTY— Five people were arrested after a chase with Hutchinson police just before 4:30p..m Wednesday. Lance Moody, 17, was taken into custody and faces possible charges of felony flee and elude, interference with law enforcement, and leaving the scene of an accident after the vehicle he was dr


Blizzard Warning for SW Kansas Saturday

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Dodge City KS 105 PM CST Fri Feb 22 2019 ...Strong Winter Storm Taking Aim on Southwest Kansas... KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>079-084>087-231200- /O.UPG.KDDC.WS.A.0001.190223T1200Z-190224T0600Z/ /O.NEW.KDDC.BZ.W.0001.190223T1200Z-190224T060


Slaves seek freedom through NE Kansas Underground Railroad

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - When you think of the Underground Railroad, Kansas may not be the first place that comes to your mind. Many people think southern states were the only ones to have the escape trails, but Kansas historians say that's not true. While slavery wasn't in Kansas, one city made it tou


County tags $800K to fix busy northwest county roads

On an icy day, it’s not unheard of for cars and semi tractor trailer rigs traveling 230th Avenue northwest of Hays to slide off the hilly, narrow rock road. “At our plant, we employ 360 people,” said Mark Hess, vice president of operations for Hess Services Inc. “This year alone, 20 to 25 of our emp


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.


State to get a move on with R9 water project

After turning up the heat on the state of Kansas the past week, Hays Mayor Henry Schwaller IV said there’s progress to report in the city’s years-long effort to pipe water from Edwards County.


Mike Pompeo Rules Himself Out Of Kansas’s Open 2020 Senate Seat

On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ruled out his possible candidacy for a soon-to-be vacated U.S. Senate seat in his home state of Kansas. In addition to his prior service as CIA Director, Pompeo had also served as a Wichita-area U.S. Congressman for six years.


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.