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Three men arrested after fleeing Kansas Highway Patrol troopers; stolen vehicles, guns found

The Kansas Highway Patrol arrested three men Saturday after related incidents that included a chase, a car crash and a barricaded subject. About 3:30 p.m., troopers tried to make a traffic stop near the 500 block of N.E. Grattan when the vehicle began a pursuit, according to highway patrol Lt. Bryce


Hiawatha superintendent discusses impact of snow days

Superintendent Lonnie Moser took a moment at Wednesday evening’s meeting of the USD 415 school board to address the concern many people have that the school is running out of snow days for the 2018-19 school year and will need to add days to compensate.


Lawmakers: US budget measure includes $50M for Amtrak route through Kansas

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said Friday the funding for the Southwest Chief route will enable Amtrak to pay matching funding for a grant to pay for maintenance and safety improvements to the Southwest Chief route.


'Zombie deer disease’ has impacted 24 states including Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A fatal disease that affects the brains and spinal cords of deer, elk and moose has shown up in at least 24 states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Recommendations heard in hospital crisis

A joint committee formed of Horton and Hiawatha city officials, county officials and a hospital representative took a step forward Monday toward helping the Hiawatha Community Hospital manage its financial crisis.


Kansas bill would protect homeowners from wind farms

RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) A House Bill requiring distance between wind farms and residential areas is headed to a committee hearing in Topeka this week. House Bill 2273 says there must be at least a mile and a half between wind farms and surrounding homes.


First Baptist Church reschedules Mission Soup Day

The First Baptist Church will have a Mission Soup Day on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the church, located at 210 Lodge Rd., Hiawatha. This event was rescheduled from Feb. 12 due to inclement weather.


Kansas man pleads guilty to attempted murder after drug deal leads to shooting

A Lansing man pleaded guilty to attempted murder this week after he was accused in 2017 of shooting someone during a drug deal, said Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson. Andrew Giani Foderaro, 20, also pleaded guilty on Friday to possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of


Former Cardinal living in Kansas Defrocked

(KSNW) Salina, Kan. - The Vatican says Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.


Second Harvest Community Listening Session set for Feb. 22

The Second Harvest Community Listening Session that was cancelled earlier this week due to the cold temperatures has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 at the Morrill Public Library, 431 Oregon St., Hiawatha.


2018 Brown County Conservation District Board of Supervisors

Happy 2019 To All Brown County Residents and Landowners:. Now that 2018 is completely behind us, it’s a good time to reflect on all the progress made throughout the year. During the past year the Brown County Conservation District has been working diligently to spread the word about conservation to


Kansas Republicans size up potential U.S. Senate candidates, asking: Can they win?

TOPEKA — After losing to Democrats in the governor’s race, Kansas Republicans have a simple message to would-be U.S. Senate candidates: You need to be able to win. Party loyalists began sizing up potential candidates to replace retiring Sen. Pat Roberts in 2020 at the state party’s annual convention


Five Kansas DOT snow plows damaged due to distracted drivers

OLATHE, Kan. — Kansas Department of Transportation crews, which have worked nonstop since a winter storm moved into the area Friday, rely on snow plows to help clear the roads.


Soldier's surprise homecoming in Topeka hospital goes viral

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - A soldier's homecoming in Topeka is going viral after he surprised his wife after she'd just had twin girls. Cydney Cooper said she'd gone in to premature labor with the twins after having the flu and had had an emergency C-section a week before the video was taken at Stormont


Alleged accomplice in thefts has BSA role

Police have arrested two local women in a sequence of thefts, one of whom has had a local leadership role in the prominent expansion of the organization once known as the Boy Scouts of America.


Sac and Fox Police Officer found dead, identified

BROWN COUNTY, Kan. (KSNT) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is looking into the death of a local police officer for the Sac and Fox nation in northeast Kansas. 43-year old Kirby Robidoux was found dead in his patrol vehicle early this morning in northern Brown County.


Kansas senators worry about precedent in border declaration

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas' two Republican U.S. senators worry about the precedent set by President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border with Mexico to secure more money for a wall.


Tales of triumph: Amberley Snyder's story of overcoming obstacles helps Kansas Cattle Drive top cold temps

PRETTY PRAIRIE -- The first year for the Kansas Cattle Drive in Pretty Prairie was hit with inclement weather, but the show went on. Reno County Extension Agent and Kansas Cattle Drive organizer Darren Busick said cold weather, along with ice and snow on Friday, kept some vendors and producers from


Business Watch: Hospitals, Payless and snow. Lots and lots of snow.

More snow this week, and it reminds me of what the winters were like growing up in Topeka. Not to sound like an old person, but winters were a lot rougher back then, weather-wise.