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Employee shoots himself, coworker in Montgomery County grocery store

CHERRYVALE, Kan. (KWCH) One man is dead and another is injured after a workplace shooting in Montgomery County. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says around 3:35 p.m. on Monday, the Cherryvale Police Department, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the


KBI investigating shooting in Montgomery County

TOPEKA (WIBW)--- KBI investigating shooting in Montgomery County. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Cherryvale Police Department with an investigation into a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon at a grocery store in Cherryvale.


Kansas man is ordered to stop performing autopsies

Shawn Parcells has been ordered by a Kansas judge to stop performing autopsies while he is facing charges and a lawsuit by the state attorney general. Parcells assisted in the 2014 autopsy of Michael Brown.


Update: Victim in fair condition after shooting at Cherryvale store

The victim in a Monday shooting at G&W Foods in Cherryvale, Kansas is listed in fair condition. The KBI has not released names of those involved. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and the Cherryvale Police Department in the investigation.


Kansas Tax Relief Bill Is Down, But Maybe Not Out, After Gov. Kelly's Veto

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly sent a tax relief bill down in flames Monday, taking her veto pen to the measure she says would wreck the state budget. But, as a priority for Republicans, it could remain in play for the rest of the legislative session and rise from the ashes.


Strong beer coming to Kansas grocery and convenience stores, changes to liquor stores

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Kansans will be able to buy full strength beer at grocery or convenience stores and liquore stores will be adding some product to their shelves, too, starting Apr.1.


Kansas authorities arrest 11 in drug operation

Bellendir said officers discovered methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and at one location, a stolen firearm. These are the 11 people arrested and the possible charges they face:


Police: one man injured, another dead after Cherryvale shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (KSN News) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting in Cherryvale, KS, that left one man dead and another in surgery for gunshot wounds. Around 3:30 Monday afternoon, Cherryvale Police and Montgomery Sheriff's deputies responded to the report of an armed man at


Abortion flap could cost Kansas governor her commerce chief

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly could be forced to replace her top business development official because of an abortion controversy. Acting state Commerce Secretary David Toland has no role in regulating abortion providers. Yet he is under fire because of two small grants received by a local economic develo


KOAM Morning News to Know 3-26

CHERRYVALE, Kan. - Police investigate a shooting in Cherryvale, Kansas, where authorities say a grocery store employee shot a coworker and then himself. It happened at G&W Foods. The KBI says a man shot his coworker and then turned the gun on himself. The suspect later died. The victim was flown to


Video shows Kansas officer shooting man

Dashcam video has been released of a white Kansas police officer shooting and wounding a black man in a case in which the rookie officer told investigators that she mistakenly fired her firearm instead of her Taser. (March 26)


Parsons man arrested for arson, criminal threats

Parsons, Kansas Police arrest a man for suspected arson and criminal threats. On Friday, March 23rd, 2019 just before 10:00 pm, Parsons Police Dispatch Center got a report that a home at 1824 Gabriel Avenue was on fire. Officers responded along with the Parsons Fire Department and found the home ful