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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


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


An Alaskan adventure awaits at Night at the Museum

PAOLA — When children and their family members step through the doors of Cottonwood Elementary on Thursday, April 18, they will find themselves immersed in an Alaskan wonderland.


Dillon shoots 75 to win tournament

PAOLA — Louisburg’s Calvin Dillon shot a 75 to win the Paola Invitational, leading the Wildcats to the team title. Dillon won the individual title by six strokes at the Paola Country Club on Monday, April 8. The Louisburg Wildcats carded a 349, defeating runner-up Garnett by seven strokes.


Kansas woman who bought out Payless store for Nebraska flood victims to appear Monday on ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’

HAYS, Kan. — A Kansas woman who donated 204 pairs of shoes to Nebraska flood victims after buying all the remaining shoes at a Payless store that was closing will appear this afternoon on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show.”


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


EMS station construction project to wrap up this summer

PAOLA — Work to expand and renovate the Miami County Emergency Medical Services station south of Paola is gaining momentum, and the contractor is hopeful the weather will cooperate.


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.


Kauk named USD 368 Secondary Teacher of the Year

PAOLA — Paola High School English teacher Heather Kauk loves watching her students get excited about reading. It’s a feeling she can relate to, as she’s always been enamoured with books, and she’s always wanted to be a teacher. As a young girl, Kauk can remember playing teacher at the home of her au


Pedestrian Accident 'Robs' Downtown Kansas City Of An Enthusiastic Champion

Downtown Kansas City lost one of its most enthusiastic champions when Jared Miller was struck and killed by a semi-truck late Saturday morning while crossing the North Loop freeway from the River Market.


Kansas Highway Patrol arrests man after pursuit that led through northeast Johnson County

A man was arrested after leading Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers on a nearly 20-minute pursuit. 

Troopers say the chase started in Overland Park following a hit-and-run involving a light blue Dodge Grand Caravan in the vicinity of 74th Street and Horton just before noon.


`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 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


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


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.


Belton police identify victim in deadly weekend shooting

BELTON, Mo. — The Belton Police Department has identified the victim in a shooting that occurred Saturday morning in the 300 block of Grand Street. Police said Jeremy Kitscher, 40, of Belton was identified as the victim and the case is being investigated as a homicide.


Kansas man sentenced to 14 years for child sex crime

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A 64-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for driving to Missouri because he believed a woman was willing to sell her 10-year-old daughter to become his sex slave.


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' new governor vetoes abortion 'reversal' rule, setting up showdown with GOP

Kansas' new governor vetoed a bill Monday that would require doctors and abortion clinics to tell their patients about a disputed treatment meant to stop a medication abortion.


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 —