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Lewis backs Pratt Republican for his post

State Rep. Greg Lewis, R-St. John, endorsed Donna Hoener-Queal, Pratt, to fill his seat in the 113th House District and to complete his term. “Greg and I are very similar and I would continue to carry on his legacy and fight for the rural interests,” said Hoener-Queal, 60, in a telephone interview W


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.


Girls 1A Regional Update: Regional Championship Games are set!

The 1A sub-state picture is becoming more clear. Girls basketball teams from across Kansas finished Regional Semifinal games. The winning teams from each of Thursday’s games are now scheduled to play in their respective Regional Championship games Saturday.


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.


First woman Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas stops by Emporia church

When she was studying at the University of Kansas, The Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom heard a calling to the ministry — a surprise, since her family wasn’t especially “churched.”


Snowfall amounts near 4 inches in Pratt

A blanket of snow fell in the Pratt area Tuesday af- ternoon and evening, with depths ranging from two inches to four inches by the time it was done at 11 p.m. Total inches increased as the storm system moved eastward, according to Greg Tatro, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Dodge


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


Groundbreaking date for new track and field is in sight

Plans for the Track and Soccer Field addition to the Green Sports Complex are moving from the planning stages toward construction with a groundbreaking date of March to April in sight, according to Pratt Recreation Director Bruce Pinkall and Pratt Community College President Dr. Michael Calvert.


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


On Ronelle's Radar: Heavy Snow And Rain Sweep Through Kansas Saturday

Our latest winter storm is underway. Heavy snow and rain in Western Kansas will track east through Saturday. Snow is heavy and wet in Western Kansas right now and this will continue all the way into the afternoon.


Fairchild: 'Interested' in 113th District seat

St. JOHN - Former political candidate and St. John farmer Brett Fairchild said he is interested an opening soon in the Kansas House of Representative, but he regrets the health circumstances prompting the resignation of State Rep. Greg Lewis, R-St. John.


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.


Blizzard Warning for SW Kansas Saturday

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Kansas cops go bald for a good cause during 'Shave-a-Cop' event

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Kansas police officers are now sporting new hairdos, and it's all for a good cause. The "Shave-a-Cop" event was held on Friday at LaVela, an event venue in Wichita.


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.


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?


Kansas Humane Society and WAAL team up to host cat event

The Wichita Animal Action League and Kansas Humane Society are teaming up to host a free cat spay and neuter event. The first sixty felines will be offered free spay and neuter surgery, as well as a free microchip and rabies shot.


Postcard mailed in 1966 found in Haviland

HAVILAND, Kan. (KWCH) It was a typical morning on Jan. 24 for Marilyn Foster. The Haviland postal carrier says she was making her daily mail deliveries when she found a piece of mail hadn't made it to its destination for 53 years.


A mysterious postcard will be returned to its owner 53 years later

HAVILAND, Kan. (KSNW) - A post card that’s been lost in the mail for over half a decade will finally return to its rightful owner, thanks to a local mail carrier. In small town Haviland, everyone knows mail carrier Marilyn Foster.


Cowgirls earn number one seed in ‘new’ Class 4A sub-state bracketing

With the 52-38 win at Chapman on Tuesday, the Abilene Cowgirls secured the number one overall seed in the “new” Class 4A sub-state bracketing. Class 4A begins the same procedure that the two larger classes, 5A and 6A, have used in the past couple of years. Gone are sight locations where multiple sch