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Labette County Relay for Life

Labette County Relay For Life had its annual business luncheon on Thursday in the Jerry Lilley Conference Room at Labette Health. Relay For Life is the annual fundraiser for cancer research. The relay this year will be from 6 p.m. to midnight June 7 in Forest Park in Parsons. The annual survivors’ d


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


Kansas health system reaches out to shuttered hospital's displaced employees

Labette Health in Parsons, Kan., held an employee fair Feb. 18 to reach staff affected by the closure of Oswego (Kan.) Community Hospital, according to FourStatesHomepage.com. The Oswego critical access hospital, owned by Kansas City, Mo.-based EmpowerHMS, and its two affiliated clinics closed Feb.


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.


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


Parsons HS seniors make mascot mosaic for a senor project

A senior project at one Southeast Kansas high school has kids of all ages coming together to show their school pride. Jensen Riley says it began as an idea in her drafting class at Parsons High School, but it's grown to much more than that.


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


Labette Community College is offering Nursing as well as many Medical Fields (021119)

Labette strives for exceptionality. They give more than an excellent education, they give an environment of support, and a wealth of resources. Students will have access to a diverse range of teaching methods, technology, and continuous work at improvement from LCC. There are 52 different degrees/ce


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?


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.


Kansas Supreme Court affirms involuntary commitment in Clay County District Court case

TOPEKA, Kan. — In a decision released Friday, the Kansas Supreme Court affirmed the involuntary commitment of Matthew C. Cone under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act (SVPA).


Norsemen keep district qualifier streak going - Get all 10 in again

PARSONS, Kan. — Once again, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M will have all of its wrestlers competing in the NJCAA National Championship. The Norsemen, who won the team title at Saturday’s West Central District with 186 points, had three individual winners (Alex Porter, Zeke Silva and Antonio Andrade), fiv


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.


Kansas soldier fights for his old job after returning from duty

ALTAMONT, Kan. (KMBC) - Kansas Army National Guard Capt. Ed Raschen had just returned from duty in the Middle East. As Labette County High School’s assistant principal and athletic director Raschen wasn’t technically back on the clock when he showed up to the high school’s prom in the spring last ye


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.


USGS: Thursday earthquake shakes portions of Kansas

HARPER COUNTY—An earthquake shook portions of Kansas Thursday evening. The quake at 5:20p.m. measured a magnitude 3.2 and was centered approximately four miles east of Harper, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.


Metro man warns of costly Kansas matchmaking company with dozens of unhappy customers

LEAWOOD, Kan. -- A metro company promising to help you find love is under fire. Dozens of people who signed up for matchmaking services through Kansas Singles say they're not getting what they paid for.


Kansas coach to German player: 'I'm your new Hitler'

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. (KSNT) - A Kansas football coach best known for his appearence in the Netflix documentary series "Last Chance U," is accused of telling a player that he is his "new Hitler."


Kansas bicyclist crossing Route 66 killed in crash, state troopers say

A Kansas cyclist has died after he was struck by a Jeep while crossing Route 66 at night, officials say. Emergency personnel were called at around 7 p.m. Wednesday to an accident on K-66 about a mile and a half west of Galena in Cherokee County, a Kansas Highway Patrol crash report shows. David Furr


Cherokee Co. Sheriff: Phone scams continue to target area elderly residents

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. - Several area residents have recently been targeted by phone scams, and more than one unfortunately has resulted in the theft of several hundred dollars.