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Eastbound I-70 closed between Hays, Russell

If you were planning to travel to Hays or beyond this afternoon, you may have to wait a while. According to the Northwest Kansas KDOT Facebook page, Interstate 70 is closed between Russell and Hays because of multiple crashes.


Blizzard conditions close Kansas highways

Blizzard conditions several closed major highways in western Kansas on Saturday afternoon. Most major highways west of Salina were snow-covered by noon, and the Wichita metropolitan area was under a winter weather advisory. Snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are expected in the Wichita area on Satu


Russell's Schoenberger Places Fifth at State

Russell High School's Chandler Schoenberger finished fifth in his weight class for the second-straight year on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament at the Tony's Pizza Event Center in Salina.


Schlitterbahn lawsuit: Charges dropped in Kansas water slide death where boy was decapitated

Kansas City, Kansas -- A judge dismissed criminal charges Friday against a Kansas water park owner and the designer of a 17-story slide on which a 10-year-old boy was decapitated in 2016. Wyandotte County Judge Robert Burns cited improper evidence in dropping second-degree murder charges against Sch


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.


Blizzard Warning Continues for Russell County

A strong winter storm is rolling across Kansas on Saturday bringing heavy snow, strong winds and blizzard conditions. A Blizzard Warning continues for Russell County until 9 PM on Saturday. Blizzard Warnings are generally posted from southwest through north central Kansas.


Kansas National Guard ready to deploy ahead of blizzard

PRATT, Kan. (KAKE) - Blizzard conditions are expected for parts of Kansas tomorrow, meaning drivers could experience dangerous roads. National Guard soldiers in Pratt say they're prepared with everything they need to answer the call if drivers find themselves stuck.


🎥 R9 Ranch Final Master Order promised by March 1; cities talk to governor

The cities of Hays and Russell have been told a Final Master Order for the R9 Ranch water project will be completed by Friday, March 1. If not, the cities will “turn up the heat,” and 40th District State Sen, Rick Billinger, R-Goodlandm plans to intervene, according to Hays Mayor Henry Schwaller.


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.


Oborny hearing moved to March 1

The federal court hearing for Wanda Oborny's entry of a change of plea in felony counts regarding a Hays millionaire has been moved up to 10 a.m. March 1. It had originally been set for March 4.


Russell City Council Approves Hotel Development Agreement

The Russell City Council met Tuesday and approved a final ordinance regarding the hotel development project for South Fossil Street. The proposed hotel and retail space will be located on the west side of South Fossil Street between Jake's Sales and Service and Meridy's Restaurant.


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 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.


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.”


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.


Kansas judges, legislators dig into details of suspended-license amnesty program

Sedgwick County Judge Phil Journey said state lawmakers can dramatically improve lives of low-income Kansans by adopting a statewide amnesty program for people with suspended drivers' licenses.


Collaboration key to funding road projects, officials say

Local officials were hopeful Friday afternoon that state officials’ enthusiasm for what they saw in Ellis County will travel back to Topeka. Led by freshman Rep. Barbara Wasinger, R-Hays, and Rep. Ken Rahjes, R-Agra, city, county and business leaders took Secretary of Commerce David Toland, Deputy S


BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 3:50 pm, KS

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Latest on winter weather moving through Kansas on Saturday. SENT: 400 words. TOPEKA, Kan. — Nearly 600 Kansas inmates have tested positive for hepatitis C, but corrections officials are focusing on treating only the most advanced cases because they don’t have the money to tre


City won't oppose direct entrance to Big Creek Crossing

A direct entrance off Vine Street into Big Creek Crossing mall has the city’s approval. There hasn’t been any official request for a direct entrance, said Hays Mayor Henry Schwaller IV at Thursday’s City Commission work session, but the door is open if mall ownership want to pursue it.


Panzer, Finnesy highlight upsets in Hays

HAYS, Kan. - Lakin 285-pound junior Hadley Panzer and Plainville junior 170-pounder Jordan Finnesy headlined multiple upsets of No. 1-ranked wrestlers in Day 1 of the Class 3-2-1A wrestling tournament at Fort Hays’ Gross Memorial Coliseum.