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Crash kills 2 in western Kansas

Two people have been killed in a two-vehicle crash in western Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that 40-year-old Jesse Pfannenstiel of Woodston, and 26-year-old Justin Kennedy of Greensburg, died in the crash. The patrol says the crash occurred Friday night when the vehicles they were in collided at an intersection in rural Ellis County.
The patrol says the victims were wearing…

Jewish center shooting victims


Funeral held for 2 shooting victims

 About 3,000 people attended services for a doctor and his 14-year-old grandson killed in shootings at a Jewish center in suburban Kansas City.
Services for 69-year-old William Corporon and his grandson, Reat Underwood, were Friday at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood.
Reat, a freshman at Blue Valley High School, and his grandfather were killed Sunday outside the…

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Topeka site offering compressed natural gas

A Topeka business has started publicly offering compressed natural gas to some drivers.
Questar Fueling's, compressed natural gas filling station has been open since October, but opened Thursday to most of the public.
Compressed natural gas is chemically the same as the natural gas used for other purposes, but Dennis Brown, CNG specialist for Kansas Gas Service, says it's  delivered at a…

Students compete in firefighting competition

Fire science students get hands-on experience with WFD firefighters

Dozens are area high school students spent Saturday getting some hands-on experience career experience before they ever even graduate high school.

About 30 students from both Northeast Magnot and South High competed in the First Annual High School Department Challenge as a part of the fire science course offered by their high schools. With the help of Wichita firefighters, the teams competed in…

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Man critically injured in west Wichita shooting

A shooting in west Wichita early Saturday morning sends one man in the hospital with critical injuries.

Today severe potential

Showers and storms for Easter

Meteorologist Dean Jones says, a warm and breezy start to the Easter weekend as south winds crank up through the day.  Any rain or storms should hold off until afternoon.

Former Kansas lawmaker remembered fondly by political adversaries

The plane crash that killed former State Representative Donald Dahl cost Representative Jan Pauls a close friend.  They served together in the Kansas Legislature for many years.

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Former Kansas lawmaker dies in ultralight plane crash

Donald Dahl died from his injuries after his plane went down south of Hillsboro.

Derby bomb threat evacuation

Bomb threat forces evacuation at Derby Walmart

A Derby Walmart was evacuated for a couple of hours while authorities investigated a reported bomb threat.

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Wichita man sentenced for sexual crimes against 14-year-old

A Wichita man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection to child sex crimes.

Kansas receives $62.2 million tobaccoo settlement

Kansas has received its annual tobacco settlement. Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that the settlement payment totaled $62.2 million.

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  • Showers and storms for Easter

    Today severe potential

    Meteorologist Dean Jones says, a warm and breezy start to the Easter weekend as south winds crank up through the day.  Any rain or storms should hold off until afternoon.


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