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Region braces for another winter storm
PAOLA – Residents in Miami and Linn counties are bracing for another round of winter weather, starting in the early evening hours Saturday, Feb. 16. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. The weather service is forecasting
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.
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.
Critics: Knocking down Kansas food tax one percent won't save you much
TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) - While some Kansas lawmakers are trying to lower the tax on groceries, a state-by-state comparison indicates lowering the Kansas food tax from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent would still leave the Sunflower State among higher-taxing states in the nation.
Scholar Athlete of the Month drops in buzzer beater in Tonganoxie boys basketball victory against Paola
February has been good to Calvin Morgan. First, the Tonganoxie High senior was named this month's Midco Sports Network Scholar Athlete of the Month. The three-sport THS standout got some air time with Midco's feature segment on him.
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
Fire damages warehouse on Paola’s west side
PAOLA - A fire heavily damaged a warehouse/garage building about two blocks west of Paola’s Park Square on the morning of Friday, Feb. 15, but no injuries were reported. Capt. Joe Flake of the Paola Fire Department said firefighters were called out to the scene at about 7:45 a.m. Friday, and the bui
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.
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.
Snow begins to pile up Friday as storm intensifies
Miami County and the surrounding region are under a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, according to the National Weather Service. Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are expected with this storm, according to the weather service, which said snowfall rates at times could r
Storm dumps several inches of snow on Miami County
Miami County is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, according to the National Weather Service. Snow accumulations of up to 5 inches are expected with this storm, according to the weather service.
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
Olathe approved JoCo homeless shelter, then the rules changed. Plan now at risk.
Barb and Marc McEver wanted to do something good for Johnson County and meet a vital need sheltering homeless adults. So they spent more than $250,000 this summer to buy a building in Olathe.
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.
Judge orders Christian school founder to stand trial in child sex abuse case
OLATHE, Kan. — The founder of a local Christian school accused of child sexual abuse will go to trial. Dennis Creason, founder of Oaklawn Christian School, is charged with nine counts of taking indecent liberties with children. All of the alleged incidents happened inside the Shawnee school, court d
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.
Man ordered to trial in death of woman in Shawnee
OLATHE, KS (AP) — A 48-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a woman to death and stuffed her body into a trash can was ordered to stand trial for intentional second-degree murder.
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