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Updated: One arrested after bomb threat

A dropped piece of paper with a bomb threat written on it led to the arrest of a juvenile at Newton High School on Feb. 21. Lt. Mike Yoder of the Newton Police Department said the school's student resource officer looked into the "credible" threat and was able to find the individual they believe is


Krueger Insurance building damaged in fire

Newton Fire/EMS crews were called out early Friday morning for a structure fire at Krueger Insurance, 130 E. Fourth St. Deputy Chief Steve Roberson said the initial crews who responded to the scene around midnight found the building filled with smoke. Firefighters located several spots in the ceilin


Cougar boys' rally falls short at Newton

NEWTON — The Salina South boys gave Newton their best shot, but the best shot off all belonged to the Railers' Ty Berry. Berry scored 36 points, including seven free throws in the last two minutes, as Newton held off a comeback attempt by the short-handed Cougars on Friday night, 70-62, at Ravenscro


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.


Sub-state basketball seedings well-received as format debuts in Kansas Class 4A

Last year, Andale, Collegiate and Trinity Academy were in a four-team boys basketball sub-state and had eight combined losses; one team went to state. This year, Trinity Academy is the No. 1 seed in a 16-team sub-state. Instead of playing a two-loss Andale team to get to state, the Knights will like


Bethel professor recalls student protests

Keith Sprunger, professor of history at Bethel College from 1963 to 2001, spoke about student protests during the 1960s on Tuesday at Newton Public Library. "The '60s began, in my memory, with President John Kennedy and the spirit of Camelot and then it descended into the more complex era of the Vie


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


2 hospitalized after crash Harvey Co. rest area crash

HARVEY COUNTY — Two people were injured in an accident just before 9:30a.m. Wednesday in Harvey County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Ford Escape driven by Amber Leigh Barber, 25, Haviland, was southbound on Interstate 135 just north of south east 125th Road exiting at the rest area.


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.


Police: Man exposes himself in several Wichita businesses

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Wichita Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a man who exposed himself in several local businesses. Police say it happened between Feb. 6 and Feb. 11. They say the man walked into the businesses "with a visible erect penis through his pants."


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


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


On Ronelle's Radar: Heavy Snow And Rain Sweep Through Kansas Saturday

Our latest winter storm is underway. Heavy snow and rain in Western Kansas will track east through Saturday. Snow is heavy and wet in Western Kansas right now and this will continue all the way into the afternoon.


Gems of Kansas coming to Arboretum

"Conserving the Gems of Kansas" by Rob Manes, director of The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston as part of the 2019 Winter Lecture Series.


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.


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.


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?


Wichita woman, 24, dies in crash where car hit K-254 guardrail and caught fire

A 24-year-old Wichita woman died early Friday morning when the car she was driving hit a bridge rail and caught fire on K-254 at Oliver, the Kansas Highway Patrol said. The Highway Patrol identified the woman as Brooke L. Spainhower.


Future of Wichita's Towne West Square unknown

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Towne West Square in west Wichita could soon be headed toward foreclosure. Washington Prime Group owns the shopping center at I-235 and Maple and says it will turn the mall over to Wells Fargo.


Man arrested for aggravated indecent liberties with with a teen

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a teen. Wichita police said the arrest happened Wednesday. Police said Timothy M. Miller was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail.