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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.


Longtime local radio announcer passes away

Longtime local radio announcer Larry Joe "L.J." Trant died unexpectedly Thursday evening at the Hiawatha Community Hospital at the age of 62. A memorial service for Trant was set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Hiawatha.


Kansas man facing charges after police say he punched toddler in the face

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) – A Johnson County man is facing multiple charges after police say he punched a 1-year-old in the face last month. Court records show 32-year-old Christopher Michael Moise of Olathe was charged with aggravated child endangerment, domestic battery and possessing drug paraphernalia f


Hearing set for Hiawatha man facing sexual exploitation charges

A Hiawatha man is set for preliminary hearing in May on charges of sexual exploitation of a child and breach of privacy charges. Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill said David Cattrell, 54, is currently facing criminal charges of sexual exploitation of a child, a level 5 person felony and Breach of Pri


Kansas zoo identifies staffer attacked by Sumatran tiger

A Kansas zookeeper who was attacked and badly injured by a Sumatran tiger when she inexplicably entered the animal's enclosure was identified on Tuesday as a 40-year-old wildlife veteran and "one of the most experienced keepers" at the Topeka Zoo, officials said.


Oklahoma authorities identify remains of missing Kansas man

Oklahoma authorities confirm the remains of a man from Arkansas City, Kan. who has been missing for nearly a year were found in northern Oklahoma. The Kay County Sheriff's Office told KSN news that remains found in Kaw City Oklahoma were identified by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office. Dental r


Hiawatha man injured in semi accident in western Kansas

A Hiawatha man sustained injury Thursday morning when the semi he was driving went off the roadway and crashed on a highway in western Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported the accident occurred on K-161 in Cheyenne county about 4 miles north of Bird City.


Kansas cracks down on nursing home operators with shaky finances

The state of Kansas had to take over 22 financially struggling nursing homes last year — the most anyone connected to the industry could remember. Officials with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said they had no choice. Nursing home managers — most of them from out of state —


Sheriff: There's going to be a lot of traffic on Brown Co. highways for months

HIAWATHA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Drivers in Brown Co. can expect to see a lot more cars on the its highways for months because of recent the recent flooding, officials say. On his Facebook page, Sheriff John Merchant says he expects the number of vehicles on U.S.-36 and U.S.-75 to remain higher than normal


Sabetha police investigating unattended infant death

SABETHA, Kan. (KSNT) - Police said Monday they are investigating an infant death in Sabetha. The Sabetha Police Department is investigating a baby's passing on Dec. 1, 2018 as an unattended infant death, Nemaha County District Attorney Brad Lippert said. No charges have been filed related to the cas


Gas prices on the rise in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Gas prices are on the rise as Kansas drivers head in to the summer months. The price of gas has risen 20 cents in the last month to an average of $2.64 per gallon. That's 15 cents higher than this time last year.


Dog burned; cause of Kansas house fire under investigation

SHAWNEE COUNTY — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire Monday at a home in Shawnee County. Just after 3a.m., fire crews responded to a reported structure fire located at 325 SE Pinecrest Drive in Topeka, according to Fire Chief Michael Martin. Upon arrival, firecrews found a one story wo


Fowler taps summer trial date

Almost a year after court proceedings were put on hold, a Huron woman facing multiple batteries against law enforcement officers readies for a trial by jury. Carol Fowler has requested a jury trial. The trial is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Atchison County District Court. Pre-trial motions are


Crews tackle big highway hole, pipe issue

ATCHISON, Kansas — Kansas authorities expect to deal for the rest of the week with the big sinkhole that formed Monday in the middle of U.S. Highway 73 about six miles south of Atchison.


Former U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda considers campaign for Kansas seat in U.S. Senate

Former Congresswoman Nancy Boyda said a national political environment steeped in partisan rancor offered opportunity to a candidate for U.S. Senate eager to open bipartisan conversations on challenging public policy issues.


Fifteen-year-old in custody, weapon contained to bag

ATCHISON, Kansas — Authorities say the boy who brought a BB gun to Atchison High School on Monday is in now in juvenile detention for behavior that prompted a brief lockdown before police secured the contraband.


School Building Upkeep Left To Local Taxpayers In Kansas, So Sometimes Sun Peers Through The Walls

EFFINGHAM, Kansas — In 2014, a cash-strapped school district in rural northeast Kansas turned to its residents with a plea: Pay a little more in taxes annually so we can renovate classrooms, update the wiring and give students better spaces to learn.


Weekend knife threat brings felony charge

A knife-involved fight between occupants inside a vehicle Sunday led to the arrest and formal charges filed against a 22-year-old Atchison man. Thomas E. Wright is in the Atchison County Jail on a $20,000 bond amount facing one count felony aggravated battery and one misdemeanor count domestic batte


Warrant Served In Rulo, Six Arrested In Otoe County

NEBRASKA CITY – Six people were booked into the Otoe County jail and two at Richardson County last week through the Easter weekend. Richardson County deputies conducted a warrant service in Rulo and arrested 34-year-old Paige Frederick of Falls City for suspicion of possession.


South Barber receives Kansas Challenge Award for elementary and 7-12 sites

The South Barber School District USD255 in Kiowa, Kansas learned they are the only school district in Kansas to receive the Kansas Challenge Award for both school sites (elementary and 7-12). This is for performing in the top three percent among Kansas schools on state assessments.