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'58 guns are in the hands of criminals': Wichita police say thieves continue to take guns from cars

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Wichita police report that thieves are continuing to take guns from cars in Wichita. Several of the cars have been unlocked or broken into. So far this year, 58 guns have been stolen out of cars, and 1,600 have been broken into.


Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion.

WELLINGTON, Kan. — The seed of rebellion was planted in classrooms. It grew in kitchens and living rooms, in conversations between students and their parents. It culminated when Collin Winter, 14, an eighth grader in McPherson, Kan., joined a classroom walkout in January. In the nearby town of Welli


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


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


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


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.


Wichita In 1949: A City In Transition

KMUW is turning 70 years old this week, and so today, we decided to take a peek at what Wichita looked like in 1949, the year the station was born. Dr. Jay Price, director of Wichita State University's Public History program, gives us a glimpse.


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 Attorney General Derek Schmidt asks high court to settle appointment dispute

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Monday asked the Kansas Supreme Court to settle a dispute over the governor's authority to fill an appeals court vacancy by ordering the Legislature to clarify state law.


Wichita church pays off $2.2 million in medical debt for Kansans

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Wichita church took on a special task this Easter season and paid off medical debt for thousands of Kansans. Pathway Church said it took some of the money it uses to help those suffering financial hardships and some of the money used to promote its Easter services, and it used


`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.


New state law could let JoCo voters cast ballot at any county polling site. Will Election Office allow it?

A new Kansas law making it possible to vote at any county polling place on election days is still being evaluated by Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker before he decides whether Johnson County should opt in.


Skipping breakfast? 'Significantly' bad for your heart, study shows

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Skipping breakfast is considered common practice, especially for people in a hurry, thinking they don't have time. "I've got to beat the commute," some say, or "I'm not that hungry. I can wait for lunch."


Kansas Highway Patrol: Army vet, wife killed in crash with vulture

Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck Brandon Husband, 42, of Fowler, in the head on a rural road near Medicine Lodge, a


LGBTQ-friendly Wichita church vandalized; not the first time

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - Targeted. That's what a Wichita church says happened to them a day after Easter. When the Table of Hope Pastor Jackie Carter showed up Monday, she says she found multiple windows broken and smashed on the historic church. It's a church that doesn't have your typical congregati


Police: Suspect fired multiple gunshots striking victims at Kansas party

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a shooting that injured as many as four people. Just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, police responded to a check shots call at a business in the 1600 block of south George Washington Boulevard in Wichita, according to officer Charley Davids


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 —


3 drug-related DUI arrests made during check lane

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) - The Wichita Police Department released the results of a DUI check lane Saturday. The check lane happened in the 9700 block of East Kellogg. It started at 10 p.m. and ended Sunday at around 2 a.m.


Domestic and sexual violence report presented to Wichita City Council

The Wichita City Council heard a report about domestic and sexual violence in the community. The Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita were among the 12 groups who participated in the audit. They looked at ways to improve procedures and communication, and provide more pr


FF12: Sedgwick Co. DA says drugs, mental illness causing Kansas criminal justice issues

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) It's been nearly two weeks since Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett wrote a letter to state and local policymakers about the state of the criminal justice system in Kansas.