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For Laura Snider, work is more than just a job
Laura Snider returned to Ottawa in 2012 after securing an accounting degree from Baker University. The 2008 Ottawa High School graduate was looking to start her professional career. A few years passed when the opportunity to join Loma Vista Nursery as an accountant came about. That was the beginning
Here are Kansas City-area schools canceling classes Wednesday due to snow
As another snow storm approached the Kansas City area Tuesday night, Kansas City Public Schools decided to cancel classes and activities for Wednesday. The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill said snow was expected to start falling in the metropolitan area after 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Houston man arrested for ATM skimming in Kansas
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KAKE) - Police in southern Kansas say they're awaiting the extradition of a suspect in the skimming of account information from ATMs late last year. Vasile Serban, 18, is being held in Texas on a warrant stemming from three incidents in Arkansas City in November and December. He
Kansas lawmakers consider lowering sales tax on food
Food is a necessity. Some legislators in the Sunflower State are considering a bill that would result in greater savings at the cash register. Kansas lawmakers have begun hearing testimony on the possibility of lowering the state tax on food sales.
Progress: Education continues to change
Education and the needs of society run in lockstep, which means secondary schools will look and teach differently in the next decade. Ryan Cobbs, Ottawa USD 290 Superintendent, has been laying the ground work for these changes with the Gemini Project, which is part of the Kansans Can School Redesign
Felon accused in fatal Kansas drug deal shooting
SEDGWICK COUNTY— A Kansas felon has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Wichita motel. The 31-year-old suspect identified as Christopher Kemmerly was arrested Monday night in the 700 Block on north Westridge in Wichita, according to the Sedgwick County booking report.
I-35 closed northbound due to wrecks
The Ottawa Police Department announced on Facebook I-35 at milemarker 200 is closed northbound and only one lane is open soutbound because of wrecks. The post read that law enforcement is working several multi-vehicle accidents and all roads in and out of Ottawa are snowpacked.
Kansas shoe store employee no longer has job after MAGA hat dispute
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - An employee of a Vans Off the Wall footwear and apparel store in a suburban Kansas City shopping mall no longer has a job after a confrontation with a teen wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat.
Bizarre Kansas bills similar to those proposed in other states
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A series of bills that have been proposed in the Kansas House is raising concerns. One refers to same-sex marriages as parody marriages and calls homosexuality and the LGBTQIA community a religion. Another automatically blocks pornography on all electronics.
Main Street work nearly complete
The downtown Main Street water pipe project is heading into the finL stretch , city officials said Thursday. Dennis Tharp, City of Ottawa director of utilities, said all the pipe is in and the services are switched over. The project, which included replacing the water mains from the Marais des Cygne
Coyote men look for three-peat against Ottawa
The last time Ottawa's men visited Mabee Arena, they walked out shell-shocked. The Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes were that good. But KWU coach Anthony Monson knows better than to expect a repeat of that Jan. 30 beatdown when the two teams meet again on the same floor at 7 tonight in the quarterfinals of t
Kansas man crashed SUV into home during argument with woman, Ark City police say
A Kansas man has bonded out of jail after allegedly driving his SUV into a home while arguing with a woman, police say. Kevin Lee Kenemore, 40, of Winfield, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Arkansas City police said in a news release. He was relea
Kansas to receive about $922,000 in Walgreens settlement
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will receive about $922,000 as its part of a national settlement with Walgreens concerning over-dispensing of insulin pens to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.
SNAP: KEEP McCARRICK IN KANSAS!!!
A note on cold, hard consequences and isolation at the end of days for this former Catholic leader. Theodore Edgar McCarrick is a defrocked American bishop, former prelate and former cardinal of the Catholic Church.
Abandoned vehicles along Kansas highways will be towed as winter storm approaches
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- The Kansas Highway Patrol is preparing for the impending winter storm that will be affecting the Kansas City area. Due to the predicted snowfall amounts, troopers will be towing any abandoned vehicles from the shoulders of the interstates and highways.
Kansas African-American History Trail To Launch In Wichita
The official launch of the Kansas African-American History Trail will be held in Wichita this week. Eight sites across Kansas have been selected as charter members that depict black history, including an underground railroad passage and a cabin that once was the headquarters for abolitionist John Br
Rising from the ashes: 3 Kansas sisters lose homes, livelihood to wildfire
CLARK COUNTY, Kan. (KSNW) - March 6, 2017 is a day the Giles sisters of Clark County, Kansas will never forget. It's the day the state's largest wildfire erupted. The blaze stretched more than 600,000 acres from southwest Kansas into northwest Oklahoma.
Melvern man injured in Monday wreck
A Melvern man suffered non-life threatening injuries Monday when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash in northeast Lyon County. According to a written statement from the Lyon County Sheriff's Office, emergency crews responded to the 2400 block of Road V at about 8:04 p.m. Monday for the report
"Secret Shopper" scam shows up in Lawrence, police warn
LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) --- The “secret shopper” scam is popping up on northeast Kansas doorsteps. The Lawrence Police Dept. posted a warning onto its Facebook page on Sunday.
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! COUNCIL TEXTS: DAN FOWLER CHECK ON QUINTON LUCAS DUI CASE STARTS KANSAS CITY MAYOR'S RACE MUDSLINGING SILLY SEASON!!!
An otherwise nice guy from the Northland confronts a wave of criticism from his colleagues thanks to texts that depict him snooping around about a case involving a confrère that's really none of his business.