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Hutchinson hospital may lose LifeSave helicopter

The medical helicopter once based at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center is now parked in Wichita and may not return. The helicopter has been gone about two weeks, after it was removed to repaint it, said Hutchinson Regional Director of Communication Sue Wray.


Minor injuries in S. Hutch wreck

Two people had non-life threatening injuries after a wreck around 9 a.m. on Friday at the intersection of Blanchard and Poplar streets in South Hutchinson, the Reno County Sheriff’s Office.


Hutchinson gets salt supply refill ahead of weekend storm

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) City crews in Hutchinson had one important task Friday. Fill the salt bin. "We plan to get anywhere from 20-30 loads in today," said Cecil Weible, a street supervisor.


Kansas governor issues disaster declaration ahead of winter storm

WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Gov. Laura Kelly has issued a declaration of disaster emergency ahead ofa winter storm that's expected to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the state on Saturday.


Hutchinson artist exhibits at Final Friday

There are many Final Friday events tonight in Wichita that will be of interest to see. The Gnome, 1710 East Douglas Avenue, features Hutchinson artist Sara Crow through the end of March, with the opening reception tonight during Final Friday.


SmartAsset lists Hutchinson at No. 16 for reaching retirement

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Most people strive to retire by 65. People across the country also try to pay for their children’s college education. These are two basic savings goals for Americans.


Local chiropractor cited by state

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Hutchinson chiropractor has been cited by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts after several deficiencies were reported at his practice. The board began its investigation of Dr. Christopher Schroeder after a complaint with multiple allegations was filed. The complaint alleged a lack


Judge dismisses charges over boy's death on Kansas water slide

A judge has dismissed criminal charges against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a boy was decapitated in 2016. The Kansas City Star reports that Wyandotte County Judge Robert Burns found Friday that state prosecutors showed grand jurors inadmissible evidence in


Things to do this weekend

1. The Cupids Court Drag Show, 8 p.m. Saturday at Royal's Bar & Grill, 1514 E 4th Ave, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501. Join our very own Miss Hutchinson Salt City Pride Queen, Starla Nyte Carmichael, joined by her court of Cupid's Kings and Queens as they bring you all the jumps, kicks, and twirls you can


Kansas man dies, 2 hurt in head-on crash on I-70

ABILENE, Kan. (KAKE) - A 33-year-old man was killed and two other suffered serious injuries when a car and pickup truck collided head-on near Abilene. The crash happened shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday on Interstate 70 east of the town in Dickinson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports Scott Chr


Weather Alert: Blizzard conditions possible for parts of Kansas Saturday

Meteorologist Sarah Fletcher says Saturday will be a Storm Team 12 Weather Alert Day as heavy snow and high wind gusts move into Kansas. Tonight, the chance for snow will move into northwestern Kansas around midnight. Rain will be possible overnight for southwestern Kansas. Lows will fall into the m


Daughter criticizes Kansas lawmaker who signed 'parody marriage' bill

KANSAS CITY, Kan.(KWCH) Another Kansas lawmaker apologizes for sponsoring a bill calling same-sex marriages "parody marriages". It comes after his daughter criticized him on social media.


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


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.


Former Kansas attorney general reacts after Schlitterbahn charges are dropped

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Prosecutors in the Schlitterbahn case have a big decision to make tonight: will they re-file charges against three park officials where a 10-year-old died on a waterslide?


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.


Latest winter weather hits the hardest in Hutchinson, Kingman

(KSNW) - The winter season's latest blast of weather left some Kansas residents packed in, leaving them with no other option then to dig out of the snow. Two of the hardest hit areas were in Reno and Kingman counties.


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


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.


Hutchinson businesses clean up after snow storm

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KWCH) Local shop owners in Hutchinson spent their morning shoveling about 6 inches of snow. It made for a wet, slushy drive, too. Marty Lee and her husband got out a snowblower to clear a path for customers.