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Kansas Supreme Court again overturns sentence in Shawnee County case

A prison sentence that was legal when pronounced does not become illegal if the law subsequently changes, the Kansas Supreme Court said Friday in reversing — for the second time — a calculation by Shawnee County District Judge Nancy Parrish of the sentence to be served by convicted robber Jimmy Lee


Colorado trucker charged in deaths of 5 on Kansas Turnpike

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A truck driver from Greeley, Colorado, is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide for a fiery 2017 crash that killed five people on the Kansas Turnpike near Bonner Springs.


First-degree murder charges dismissed in death of McPherson man

MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — Charges have been dismissed against a 27-year-old man accused in an April 2017 death of a central Kansas man. First-degree murder and other charges against Travis Ryan Belt were dismissed Friday without prejudice, which means charges could be filed again.


Moundridge native named Rookie of the Year

ST. JOHN - Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland is pleased to announce that Aaron Fast, land specialist with Mossy Oak Properties of the Heartland-Koelsch Outdoor Properties, LLC in St. John, has won its “Rookie of the Year” award for the 2018 sales year.


Increased enforcement to take place over 420 weekend in Kansas

TOPEKA — There will be increased traffic enforcement and police visibility across the state to crack down on drugged driving, according to a Kansas Department of Transportation press release. This enforcement will run from April 19-21, where 420 (April 20) is largely recognized for its social attent


Water levels mostly steady in western Kansas

LAWRENCE — Groundwater levels during 2018, on average, rose slightly or remained about even throughout most of western and central Kansas, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey.


Police identify gunman accused of shooting Kansas police officer

RUSSELL, Kan. (KSNT) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has identified the man accused of shooting an officer at a Russell hotel. Police said Taylor Malcolm, 29, of Lenexa, fired four shots through a hotel room door hitting the officer in the leg. It happened at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at Days Inn.


Kansas receives roughly $55.9 million payment from tobacco settlement

TOPEKA, KS (KCTV) -- Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Friday that Kansas has received its annual tobacco settlement payment totaling more than $55.9 million. The $55,989,218.94 total was received on Thursday and is consistent with the estimate that the attorney general provided last fall


Scooter’s Coffee coming to Northgate property

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Another business is set to join Genzada at the Northgate property. Scooter’s Coffee is coming to the corner of 30th and Plum and will be located in the parking lot of Genzada.


Marquette grocery store offers stock to help save 100-year-old business

MARQUETTE, Kan. (KSNW) - The only grocery store in Marquette is now offering stock in the store in hopes of saving the 100-year-old business. Store owners and residents said business has decreased since the loss of the town's school years ago.


Gov. Laura Kelly allows Farm Bureau health-coverage bill to become Kansas law

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday the bill granting Kansas Farm Bureau authority to sell health coverage exempted from state and federal regulation would become state law without her signature.


One killed, another injured in crash on Kansas Turnpike

A man is dead, another seriously injured after a one-vehicle accident on the Kansas Turnpike. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike one mile south of the El Dorado exit around three Thursday afternoon.


A warm weekend for Kansas

Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen says that a warm weekend is in store for Kansas with temperatures climbing into the 80s for much of the state. Skies will be clear Saturday morning with lows in the 40s and light winds. South breezes will increase Saturday afternoon with highs getting back into the 8


Buhler grad Clovis mentioned in Mueller's report

Samuel Clovis Jr., the 1967 Buhler High School graduate who was living in Iowa when he became national co-chairman of the Trump campaign, appears in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation report released Thursday.


Central Kansas Outdoors 4-20

Join outdoor expert Bob Roberts on Saturday mornings on 1150 KSAL for the latest edition of Central Kansas Outdoors. Bob Roberts interviews Brian Sowers, fisheries biologist for Wilson reservoir.


Author to sign devotional at Faith & Life

Author Kathryn Graves will host a book signing from 2 to 4 p.m. April 27 at Faith & Life Bookstore, 606 N. Main in Newton. Graves holds a bachelor's dgree in psychology. A pastor’s wife, she spent 12 years as a beauty and fashion expert with Premier Designs.


Popular downtown Lindsborg restaurant gifted to Bethany College

LINDSBORG, Kan. A popular downtown Lindsborg restaurant will soon belong to Bethany College. Wednesday, Bethany College celebrated Roy and Donice Applequist's announcement that they are gifting the Swedish Crown to the college and that this gift should be finalized "in the coming weeks."


30th and Waldron blocked for ruptured gas line

Hutchinson fire crews have blocked an area near 30th and Waldron due to a ruptured gas line. The road is blocked on 30th, between Plaza East Drive and Lakeview East. It is also blocked on Waldron from 25th Street north to 30th.


Pawn shop talks about negligence amidst Hesston shooting settlement

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - It's been three years since the deadly Hesston Excel Industries shooting. Now, there is a two million dollar settlement for some of the victims and their families.


City asphalt crew hard at work

Thursday was “request day,” so Christian Reveles and James Araiza were targeting potholes called in by Hutchinson residents or left on the city’s complaint site. Reveles joined Araiza on the two-person crew about three weeks ago, and together they’ve patched hundreds of holes in city streets.