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Farmer's Market opens in May in same location

The Ottawa Farmer’s Market returns to a familiar spot in the Orscheln’s Farm and Home parking lot. Pat Campbell, Ottawa Farmer’s Market Association president, said the vendors decided to stay at Orscheln’s, 2008 S. Princeton St., Ottawa.


Ottawa man sentenced for sex crime involving child

OTTAWA, Kan. (KSNW) - An Ottawa man was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison for driving to Missouri to meet what he believed was a mother who was willing to sell her 10-year-old daughter for sex.


Kansas man gets life in prison for Kansas lake killing

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man convicted of killing a Lawrence man at Perry Lake has been ordered to life in prison with no chance at parole for 50 years. County Attorney Joshua Ney says Jonathan D. Blevins was sentenced to the "Hard 50" Thursday in Jefferson County District Court.


Kansas man facing charges after police say he punched toddler in the face

OLATHE, KS (KCTV) – A Johnson County man is facing multiple charges after police say he punched a 1-year-old in the face last month. Court records show 32-year-old Christopher Michael Moise of Olathe was charged with aggravated child endangerment, domestic battery and possessing drug paraphernalia f


OHS to present 'Penny For Your Thoughts'

This week, the Ottawa High School Theatre Department (The Fellowship of the Stage) is presenting their Spring show, “Penny for Your Thoughts” by Scott Haan. “‘Penny for Your Thoughts’ is a romantic comedy about Penny and the little brain people that live in her head,” said Amy Miller, OHS Theatre in


Oklahoma authorities identify remains of missing Kansas man

Oklahoma authorities confirm the remains of a man from Arkansas City, Kan. who has been missing for nearly a year were found in northern Oklahoma. The Kay County Sheriff's Office told KSN news that remains found in Kaw City Oklahoma were identified by the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office. Dental r


Gas prices on the rise in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - Gas prices are on the rise as Kansas drivers head in to the summer months. The price of gas has risen 20 cents in the last month to an average of $2.64 per gallon. That's 15 cents higher than this time last year.


Eastern Kansas grazing school to be held in Ottawa

Rotation grazing is recognized as a way to utilize pastures and forages more efficiently. A collaboration of experts from K-State Research and Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service and the University of Missouri are joining together to offer a two-day grazing school to present information


Dog burned; cause of Kansas house fire under investigation

SHAWNEE COUNTY — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire Monday at a home in Shawnee County. Just after 3a.m., fire crews responded to a reported structure fire located at 325 SE Pinecrest Drive in Topeka, according to Fire Chief Michael Martin. Upon arrival, firecrews found a one story wo


Vulture causes crash that kills Kansas husband, wife

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed a married couple as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a rural roa


`Human error' may have led to tiger attack on Kansas zookeeper

The Topeka Zoo blamed "human error" for the near-fatal mauling of a zookeeper by a tiger over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. The zoo identified the victim of Saturday's attack as long-time employee Kristyn Hayden-Ortega, who has been with them since 2001, director Brendan Wiley said.


Kansas launches collaborative effort to boost 2020 Census participation

Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order Tuesday creating an advisory committee charged with sparking public engagement in Kansas ahead of the 2020 Census. She said the official headcount conducted every decade would dictate the level of federal funding to Kansas, determine the number of U.S. Hous


Lawrence man sentenced on child porn charges

A Lawrence man was sentenced today to 151 months in federal prison for distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. In addition, he was ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution and a $5,000 assessment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.


Kansas cracks down on nursing home operators with shaky finances

The state of Kansas had to take over 22 financially struggling nursing homes last year — the most anyone connected to the industry could remember. Officials with the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services said they had no choice. Nursing home managers — most of them from out of state —


Kansas police chief accused of stalking, violating PFA in Reno County

A Kansas police chief was booked into jail Friday night for stalking and violation of a protective order. Bushton Police Chief Brian Treaster was taken to Reno County jail because of those suspicions. Bushton is in far northwestern Rice County, about 30 minutes from Great Bend.


Kansas' Azubuike returning for senior season

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he hoped to build his offense around last season. Azubuike averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds before undergoing season-ending wrist surgery last season. The Jayhawks went on


Baldwin City man sentenced after father-in-law dies in drug test scam

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A 35-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to prison after his father-in-law died while taking methadone to help the younger man cheat on a drug test. Justin Jones was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter in the 2017 death of 47-year-old Eric Everts


Kansas felon caught on dog kennel after chase

SALINE COUNTY—Law enforcement are investigating a suspect on multiple charges after a weekend chase across several counties. Just after 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Ottawa County Sheriff’s personnel and Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) troopers were engaged the pursuit of a dark colored BMW. The chase entered Sal


Local roundup: Three Hickman records fall at Kansas Relays

Three more Hickman High School track and field records fell over the weekend at the Kansas Relays in Lawrence, Kansas. Cortney Watkins ran the 110-meter hurdles preliminaries in a record-setting time of 14.01, going on to win the finals in 14.31. Watkins also took second in the 300 hurdles in 38.91.


Woman charged in Kansas death arrested in California

Authorities say a Kansas woman sought in the murder of a homeless man two years ago was arrested Sunday in California. Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves said Diana Bohlander, 57, was taken into custody in Santa Barbara. Bohlander is charged with first-degree murder in the August 2017 death of Jam