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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


MV forensics team earns high marks

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High School’s forensics team took home fifth place at a competitive speaking and acting competition in Neodesha on Jan. 26. Individually, Tea Smith took first place in serious solo acting and fourth in poetry. Rachel Shaffer finished second in humorous solo acting. Allison He


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


One hospital, two clinics abruptly close in southeast Kansas

LABETTE COUNTY, Kan. - One hospital and two clinics close in southeast Kansas. Officials say the Oswego Community Hospital, Oswego Community Clinic and Chetopa Community Clinic have been closed due to unforseen circumstances, according to a post on the company's Facebook page.


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


Pittsburg boys' clinch SEK crown

PITTSBURG — The Purple Dragons earned a sweep against Fort Scott on Thursday night. The girls’ team grabbed a 49-19 victory, with the boys’ winning 59-55 in the nightcap.


’Dawgs, Lions to clash

Wrestling season ended prematurely for both the Arkansas City and Winfield high school wrestling teams. In other ways, though, the season has only begun. The Class 5A No. 2-ranked Bulldogs were set to grapple with 5A No. 1-ranked Goddard in a highly-anticipated dual to end the regular season last Th


Highland men's basketball routes Labette on the road

It was quite different than the first time around on January 26th as the #5 Highland men's basketball team picked up a two-point win back then against Labette and on Wednesday night in Parsons, Kansas the Scotties rolled past the Cardinals 85-48.


Coffeyville fire preliminarily ruled as arson

A January fire that displaced ten Coffeyville residents has been preliminarily ruled an arson. Investigators say they're waiting for final reports from the Kansas State Fire Marshal's Office, but believe the blaze that occurred at 405 Elm Street on January 31st was intentionally set. The two story a


Coffeyville Schools superintendent appointed to Special Education Council

A Southeast Kansas educator is appointed to a new role at the state level. Coffeyville Schools Superintendent Dr. Craig Correll says he was both excited and humbled to be appointed to Governor Laura Kelly's Special Education Council. Correll says the role of the council is to focus on workforce deve


Six Coffeyville firefighters honored for saving a life during a fire

Six Coffeyville firefighters are honored for saving a life during a structure fire last November. Coffeyville Fire Chief Bob Roesky says the firefighters responded a two story house fire in the early morning hours of November 24th. When fire fighters entered the home, they found three people. They w


OU baseball: Brylie Ware prepared to provide leadership for young Sooners squad

NORMAN — Brylie Ware is prepared for his final baseball season at Oklahoma. The senior infielder’s journey to Norman began with a one-year stop at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas. After back-to-back All-Big 12 seasons, Ware is ready to help mentor a young team with aspirations of