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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


City offers rebate program to seniors

Low-income senior citizens are invited to take part in a program that will reduce their monthly bills. The city of Leavenworth once again is offering a rebate program for qualifying individuals that pays their sewer and trash bills each month.


Parents turn to governor to help find Leavenworth County teen missing for over 30 years

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Kan. — A Leavenworth County couple, worried they are running out of time, is urging Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly to help them find their son. Randy Leach disappeared in April 1988, just weeks before he was set to graduate from high school. His disappearance from a party in rural Leave


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


County approves office remodeling project

Preparation work for the expansion of the Leavenworth County Commission continues. And when they met Wednesday, current commissioners voted to approve a bid to remodel the existing office space for commissioners at the Leavenworth County Courthouse. The remodeling project will result in the construc


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.


Driver allegedly rams unmarked police car

A man was arrested after he allegedly rammed an unmarked police car driven by a detective from the Leavenworth Police Department, a police official said. The incident was reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday in Leavenworth. The suspect, a 35-year-old Topeka man, is believed to have been intoxicated at the


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


Charges dropped against Schlitterbahn officials

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A Wyandotte County judge on Friday dismissed all charges against Schlitterbahn Waterpark officials, saying he found multiple abuses by the Kansas Attorney General's Office in the grand jury process.


Storm leaves behind several inches of snow

Leavenworth County received an additional three to four inches of snow during Tuesday night’s storm. That is according to Chuck Magaha, director of Leavenworth County Emergency Management.


Wanted man flees from police, busts down Platte City apartment door before barricading himself inside

PLATTE CITY, Mo. -- Officials in Platte City, Missouri are working Friday to coax a man, who fled from Leavenworth, Kansas police earlier, out of an apartment that does not belong to him.


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.


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.


KC Zoo says adult giraffe, Hamisi, who fathered Dixie and Maxwell has died in tragic accident

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Zoo announced Friday that for the second time this week a beloved animal has died. Hamisi, one of the zoo's adult giraffes, died Wednesday morning due to a tragic accident the zoo said in a post on their Facebook page.


Man firing shots at KCK clerk who refused to sell him cigarettes, shoots another man in the leg

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A good Samaritan who stepped in to stop a shooting early Friday was shot in the leg, police said. Kansas City, Kansas police chief Terry Zeigler tweeted that two young men attempted to buy cigarettes at a convenience store near 42nd and Shawnee Drive, but the clerk refused to sel


Platte County SWAT faces off with suspect in Platte City

The Platte County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle pursuit from Leavenworth, Kansas coming into Platte County at approximately 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The suspect fled on foot from the vehicle and entered an apartment in the 100 block of O’Rourke in Platte City. Deputies from the Platte


Washburn Rural boys make late charge, earn state bowling berth

It wasn't an insurmountable deficit Washburn Rural's boys faced in their bid to qualify for the Class 6A state tournament at Friday's bowling regional at West Ridge Lanes. But down 77 pins to Leavenworth for the third and final qualifying team spot entering the Baker format, things certainly did not


Kansas Supreme Court affirms involuntary commitment in Clay County District Court case

TOPEKA, Kan. — In a decision released Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed the involuntary commitment of Matthew C. Cone under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA).


Family upset they weren't notified when murder suspect posted bond

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A family in central Missouri is frustrated after not being told by authorities or the courts that the person accused of killing their loved one was out on bond.


Metro man warns of costly Kansas matchmaking company with dozens of unhappy customers

LEAWOOD, Kan. -- A metro company promising to help you find love is under fire. Dozens of people who signed up for matchmaking services through Kansas Singles say they're not getting what they paid for.