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Kansas mom hopes to bring awareness to work zone safety

Construction crews fix roads and bridges across Kansas every day. The work isn't just difficult, it can be dangerous.

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Kansas Supreme Court to make 1st visit to Hays to hear cases

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is making its first visit to Hays to hear cases as part of an outreach effort.

Affidavit released in Dodge City child sex crime arrest

Update:  Eyewitness News has obtained Matthew Pennell's arrest affidavit.  It details videos and images  detectives found on his home computer.   The paperwork also says that when asked about it, Pennell started to "shake" and was so nervous the investigator "could see his heart beat on his chest."

Fires out in Reno County, crews watching out for hot spots

Update: Reno County fire officials confirm that grass fires are out. Crews remain on scene to watch for hot spots. On Tuesday afternoon, the Hutchinson Fire Department sent out a news release on the fire. Read the  fire department's report here: Hutchinson Fire news release. 

Hundreds of acres burn; firefighter hurt in Smith Co.

Fire officials in Smith County are monitoring land after fire burned 550 acres on Monday.

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Semi fire closes part of I-70 overnight

I-70 is back open westbound west of WaKeeney after a semi fire early Tuesday morning.

Norton Co. shooting suspect charged

Charges are filed against the suspect police say killed a man in Norton, and then led officers on a high speed chase.

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Smith Center High School closed due to water main break

Smith Center High Schoolers will get an early start on spring break.

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One person dead after crash near Dodge City

Emergency crews are on the scene of a fatal accident near Dodge City. It happened on US 50 west of Dodge City at around 1:00 Wednesday morning.


Grant gets Ashland students to Cowtown in Wichita

A Western Kansas teacher finds a new way to pay for a field trip for her students.

Paving scam targets residents in rural Seward County

The Seward County Sheriff's Office is stepping up patrols in the rural part of the county, looking for scam artists trying to rip off homeowners with a bogus deal to repave their driveways. 

Actor who attended Sterling College; played no-nonsense beer delivery man dies at 36

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A representative for Windell Middlebrooks, who played a no-nonsense beer delivery man in TV commercials, says that the actor has died.

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Threat prompts evacuation of Amtrak train in Garden City

Garden City Police say around 160 passengers and crew were evacuated from an Amtrak train in the early-morning hours Monday.

Storm Team 12 Chaser reflects on Oklahoma tornado

Fort Hays State offers storm chasing class

Have you ever wanted to learn how to chase a storm?

Wichita woman cautions pet owners after alleged coyote attack

If you've spotted a coyote or two roaming around parts of Wichita, you're not alone.


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