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Alton Alexander Nolen, Oklahoma beheading suspect

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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities have charged an Oklahoma man with first-degree murder in the beheading of a Vaughan Foods plant worker.
Cleveland County prosecutor Greg Mashburn announced the charges Tuesday against 30-year-old Alton Nolen. The attack killed 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, and 43-year-old Traci Johnson was repeatedly stabbed. Johnson survived the attack.
Nolen had been fired…


4.1 quake hits Harper, Kansas

An earthquake rattled parts of south-central Kansas Tuesday morning.  The USGS reports the quake measured 4.1 at around 9:55 am.  It was centered near the town of Harper.

Chiefs Defense keys Monday night performance

Not to take anything away from a great balanced offensive attack that put up 300+ yards in the 1st half alone, but the defense stole the show Monday night. Tom Brady was not so terrific, and we saw a team that reminded us of the early 2013 squad. A ball-hawking fast unit able to create turnovers. DT Dontari Poe was impressed after the game.

Craig Ferguson returns to the Orpheum

Comedian Craig Ferguson is returning to Wichita's Orpheum Theatre. The Orpheum says Ferguson will perform as part of his "Hot and Grumpy Tour" on Friday, November 14 at 8:00.

Mom tries to run over bf

Wichita Police Crime Sheets: Tues. Sept. 30

Each day, we comb through pages upon pages of crime reports from the Wichita Police Department.  Below is a quick glance at some bits and pieces from those sheets. 

7-day forecast

Storm chances rise, temps to fall

Meteorologist Mark Larson says there's a wet and stormy stretch of weather headed our way followed by cooler, drier days by week's end.

Man hurt in early morning shooting

A man is hospitalized after being shot early Tuesday morning.  It happened at around 2:15 near Emporia and Lincoln.

Bulletproof vest saves deputy pinned between two trucks

A bulletproof vest with the help of some truck panels may have saved the life of a Harper County Sheriff's Deputy pinned between two trucks.

Democrats seek review of Kansas Medicaid contracts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Democrats in the Kansas Legislature want it to investigate how Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration awarded contracts to private companies to manage the state's Medicaid program.

Motion filed to try Hutch teen as an adult for deadly fire

Judge weighs trying teen as adult in arson homicides

He was just a freshman in high school when police arrested him, now a Hutchinson teen could be tried as an adult for the murders of his mother and sister. A hearing was held Monday at the Reno County Courthouse.

No decision in ballot battle

The future of the Kansas ballot is now in the hands of a three judge panel in Topeka. That panel is deciding whether state law requires the Kansas Democratic Party to name a new candidate after Chad Taylor dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate against Pat Roberts.

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  • Storm chances rise, temps to fall

    7-day forecast

    Meteorologist Mark Larson says there's a wet and stormy stretch of weather headed our way followed by cooler, drier days by week's end.


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