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Tuesday forecast

A taste of summer heat plus midweek storms in Kansas

Look for very warm, dry weather to start our week followed by midweek rain-storm chances.

Wichita principal prints open letter regarding varsity letters for special needs athletes

Update: Wichita East High School's principal has published an "open letter" to the school community.  You can read that letter in its entirety below.

Safe burning practices as the peak months for grilling approach

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcoming sight at the family cookout, but fire anywhere else can make your spring kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons.

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Dorrance man seriously injured in Russell County four wheeler wreck

A 31-year-old Dorrance man was seriously injured in an early Sunday morning four wheeler accident near the intersection of Taylor and Highway 40 in Dorrance in Russell County.

Several residents displaced by Emporia apartment fire

An apartment fire in Emporia displaced several residents. The fire was reported a little before 4 a.m. Sunday at the Eastwood Lake Apartments on East Street. 

Growing prison program makes "big impact" on domestic violence

As domestic violence continues to be a major problem across the state, the KDOC says a program it started two years ago is working.

High fire danger keeps firefighters on alert

Firefighters across several parts of Kansas were on high alert Sunday as dry and windy conditions made for high fire danger around the state.

This is also the time of year many controlled burns take place to help manage crop and grassland, but firefighters say even controlled burns can be hard to manage in these conditions.

"Right now the fire danger is high, extremely high and it's because…

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Trial scheduled Monday for man accused of killing Wichita radio station employee

The trial for a man accused of killing a Wichita radio station employee is scheduled for Monday. 

Garden City tank manufacturing plant cuts 80 jobs

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A pressurized tank manufacturing company in Garden City is laying off 80 workers because of lower oil prices.

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Lawmaker used state plane to fly to Topeka for vote

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State records show Rep. Virgil Peck of Montgomery County used a state plane to fly from western Kansas to Topeka and back to vote on school finance bill.

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Reno Co. Firefighters remember firefighter who passed away

Reno County Firefighters are remembering one of their own who died Saturday.

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