• Police identify man using stolen credit cards

    Police say he came in several times with different women, each time he used a stolen credit card to buy hundreds of dollars worth of items. 

  • Wichita police warn of rise in auto thefts

    Dusten Prather of Prather and Sons Auto Repair has been fixing trucks since he was 11-years-old. Overtime, he's become attached to many of his vehicles but this one was extra special to him. "We call it Old Red. I put a lot of miles on it. It's an old truck but it's never let me down,” Prather said. 

  • Sedgwick County jail hiring, still struggling with staffing shortage

    "We've been in a staffing crisis literally coming up on 4 years," Schechter said.

  • DCF to inspect housing facility for immigrant children in Topeka

    After weeks of being separated from their children, the government has started reuniting illegal border crossers with their kids.

  • Amber Alert for Kansas City teen canceled

    Police issued an update saying, "based on the investigation, we no longer believe Sledge was abducted. We believe she is still endangered and with 18-year-old Anthony King." 

  • Brothers hope previously capsized Kansas boat floats again

    A tornado capsized the Whippoorwill paddle boat in 1978 on Pomona Lake, killing 16 of the 58 people on board.

  • Topeka nonprofit housing immigrant children

    Located off a rural road outside Topeka,  The Villages calls itself a supportive home for children and youth in need.

  • Family of missing Kansas veteran Ashley Meiss claim 'foul play'

    National headlines continue to follow the disappearance of Kansas veteran Ashley Meiss. The mother of two was last seen in Ogden, Kansas on May 18th.  Initially, Ashley's family thought her on-going battle with PTSD, bouts of depression and pending divorce drove her to escape.  Now that doesn't look to be the story.

  • Haysville motorcycle crash leaves two people in critical condition

    Ronnie Kondo has lived in the same, quiet, Haysville neighborhood for nearly 8 years now and he said accidents like this one happen all the time. “It’s a huge blind spot. If you’re speeding, there’s no time to react to anything,” Kondo said. 

  • 2 critically hurt in crash in Haysville

    Dispatch confirms two people have suffered critical injuries in an accident that occurred near Timbercreek and Seneca, in Haysville. 

  • Kansas sailor killed at Pearl Harbor buried with military honors

     A sailor from Kansas who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been reburied in Colorado

  • Schools hold job fair as vacancies grow

    A lot of positions are open in Sedgwick County schools. Districts have had a hard time filling some of them, so many of them came together for the first time at a job fair.

  • NewsCow.net

    Cause of fire at Ark City group home undetermined

    The cause of a fire at an Ark City group home has been ruled undetermined. 

  • Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King

    2 Kansas deputies slain in courthouse remembered as 'heroes'

     Wyandotte County Sheriff Don Ash said Thursday during a joint service for Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer that they "literally put their lives between a cold-blooded killer and the citizens they swore an oath to protect."

  • Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

    Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday. 

  • Man shot to death in Northeast Wichita

    The shooting happened in a strip mall parking lot at 21st and Grove. Lafian Berryman was pronounced dead at a local hospital Tuesday night.  

  • Union says Spirit AeroSystems is overworking employees

    A local union says the city's largest employer, Spirit AeroSystems, is asking too much from its workers.

  • Wichita fire union is worried about recent service cuts

    Matt Schulte has been a Wichita firefighter for 31 years. Now as the president of the city’s firefighter’s union, IAFF Local 135, he said the public should be worried about the recent cut in services “Where does it stop? That’s our question. Nobody has that answer for us,” Schulte said. 

  • Wichita elementary school playgrounds will soon be off-limits to the public

    If you and your family like visiting neighborhood school playgrounds after school hours those will soon be off-limits to the public. 

  • Kobach responds to ACLU lawsuit

    Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach calls his week “busy.” He’s making national headlines again, this time over his voter citizenship law which was struck down by a federal judge – citing insufficient evidence. 

  • One person dead in motorcycle crash near I-235 and MacArthur

    One person is dead following an accident on I-235 south of MacArthur. 

  • Kansas farmers race to haul in winter wheat

    This year's winter wheat harvest has been a mixed bag for Kansas, farmers are racing to bring in the crop before damaging storms continue to pound some local fields with hail. But it’s not all bad news for the crop in Kansas this year.

  • Large hail, rain, winds cause damage across KAKEland

    Showers and storms are expected to fire up this afternoon and evening across KAKEland and some could be severe. 

  • Chelsea Brooks

    Governor denies Gentry's pardon in killing of young mother and unborn baby

    The Governor announced today that he has denied pardons for nearly two dozen inmates, including a man who murdered a mother and her unborn child. 

  • Human remains found inside coffin at building being renovated in Derby

    Derby police are investigating after construction crews found what appear to be human remains inside an old coffin.  

  • Federal judge halts Kobach's voter law

    In a 118-page ruling a federal judge ordered a halt to the state's requirement that people provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote. It’s an issue that's divided Kansans for years. "I don't feel that it's necessary. I do think that they take enough proper steps in the process of registration to make sure that everything is legalized and to make sure that everything is up to count and up to steps,” Kansas voter, David Merz said. 

  • MGN Online

    Summer colds on the rise this season

    It's not the typical cold and flu season but that doesn't mean you can't catch a cold.  Doctors report a number of patients coming in with summer colds. 

  • Date set for Greyhound Park land auction

    Sedgwick County is looking for a buyer to the land it owns at the Wichita Greyhound Park.

  • Goddard intermediate school undergoing major improvements

    Discovery Intermediate School is about to undergo a major face lift. The school opened its doors in 1971 and for those in this community, so many memories have been made  behind these walls.

  • Skyscrapercity.com

    Online survey seeks input for Wichita's future

    Project Wichita's online survey launched Monday to give Wichita residents an opportunity to provide input on a vision for the region's future. 

  • Family pleads for missing Kansas veteran battling PTSD to come home

    Ashley Meiss recently turned 31 years old, but she didn't spend her birthday with her family and loved ones. May 19 was the last day anyone heard from the former military police officer living in Ogden.

  • Patrick Rohrer and Theresa King

    Funerals Thursday for Kansas deputies killed in line of duty

    Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were fatally shot Friday.

  • Kansas farmers prepare for rain

    Ken Wood has been farming full time for more than three decades, and with this year's drought, he couldn’t be happier about the rain expected to pour into Kansas. 

  • Local baseball teams beat the Kansas heat

    Heather Hargadine spends most of her summer days watching her son play baseball. After years of games, she's practically become a pro at handling the heat. 

  • Local deputies reflect on KCK shooting

    Sedgwick County Sheriffs deputies leave the jail every day, many times with inmates in their custody. The shooting in Kansas City, Kansas proves that process may be routine, but it can be deadly. 

  • Funeral service held for Kansas officer who died in motorcycle crash

    A funeral was held Friday morning to honor a Concordia officer who died in a motorcycle crash earlier this week.

  • Wichita Walmart's new policy to prevent theft

    The Walmart at Pawnee and Broadway in Wichita is a busy place. But at the entrance, a sign is stopping some customers in their tracks.

  • 3 teens arrested in Wellington Aquatic center break-in

    Wellington police have arrested 3 teens in connection to the robbery that occurred at the Wellington Aquatic center

  • One dead in Arkansas City group home fire

    The fire was reported at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at North 6th Street and West Maple.

  • Thieves steal thousands of dollars in equipment at Hutchinson YMCA

    In a matter of weeks, football practice will begin but for one youth football program, it may not happen- after thieves stole thousands of dollars of new equipment. 

  • Triple-digit high temperatures hit Kansas

    Thursday marked the first 100-degree day of the year, and was clearly felt by anyone who spent time outdoors.

  • Popular Wichita mural being replaced

    A popular mural on Wichita's north side is being, sparking complaints and even death threats against the building's owner. "I never even touch it," said Natalie Barrueta, owner of Glam and Glitter Fashion.

  • Augusta man rescues fawn from family pool

    After the rescue, Walter placed the fawn near the rocks in the backyard in hopes the mom would come back for it. “I was worried about it, my scent being on the little guy."

  • Blue-green algae warnings for 2 Kansas lakes

    The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, in conjunction with wildlife officials, has issued public health warnings for two lakes due to harmful blue-green algae blooms.

  • Woman believed to be oldest in Kansas dies at 108

    Edna Martha Shaffer passed away on Monday in Topeka, where she lived most of her life. She was born September 1, 1909. 

  • Thieves break into swimming pools looking for snacks, cash

    It started out as a regular day for the workers at Twin River Club, until they found the door of the concession stand kicked in. "We weren't surprised. That was one of the reasons we had the video surveillance going. We experienced quite a few last summer,” TRC board member, Sky Hendricks said. 

  • Skyscrapercity.com

    "Wichita is a little bit stuck where it is," report shows city needs improvements

    Some dim and grim statistics show Wichita's economy has declined while similar cities in the Midwest are growing.

  • Wichita police: Woman robbed, forced to withdraw $8,000

    Wichita police are looking for suspects after a woman was robbed at gunpoint and forced to withdraw thousands of dollars from her bank account.

  • 'I think this is so wrong': local non-profit not renewing tenants' leases

    Tenants have been informed their leases aren't being renewed. They say moving out isn't an easy option.

  • North Wichita pool decision deferred

    The Wichita City Council has deferred a decision on a new pool or aquatic facility in District one. Councilmembers were slated to make a decision after approving $4 million for a new facility in north Wichita.

  • Memorial honors those killed, injured during mass shooting at Excel Industries in 2016

    Two years after the mass shooting at Excel Industries, a memorial was created to honor those who were killed and injured during the shooting on February 25th, 2016.

  • More than 600 participate in Biking Across Kansas

    The week-long bicycle tour is underway from western to eastern Kansas.

  • Hays police locate missing teen

    Samantha Kreidt left KVC Weatland Hospital at around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Lucas Hernandez service open to public June 30

    A celebration of life for Lucas Hernandez will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at the  WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, which is located at 5015 East 29th Street North.

  • City of Wichita employee honored for helping alleged sexual assault victim

    Police said the 19-year-old woman was jogging on the bike path when the suspect approached, physically assaulted her and tried to sexually assault her.  

  • Dogs rescued from hot cars in separate incidents at Towne West Square

    It was a scorching hot day and authorities spent it rescuing dogs in hot cars.

  • City plans to turn off traffic light at 111th and Kellogg to improve safety

    Cathy Brady’s family has been in the gardening business for over 60 years. Now she feels her local nursery, Brady Nursery and Landscape, could be facing some trouble. "It's gonna be hard, yeah,” Brady said. 

  • Arkansas City police, KHP investigating fatal accident

    Arkansas City police and Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal accident that left one person dead.

  • Kansas Forest Service deploys to Colorado Fire

    The 416 Fire in Colorado has doubled in size and thousands of people are evacuating. The fire is so massive in southwestern Colorado, that crews there have asked for outside support. Some of that support is coming from Kansas. 

  • 38 dogs rescued from Kansas home

    Authorities say 38 dogs were rescued from a Kansas home after one was found dead in a dumpster. 

  • Bicyclist struck by vehicle in west Wichita

    A bicyclist is seriously hurt after being struck by a vehicle in west Wichita. The accident happened around noon Sunday near Central and Woodchuck. 

  • One of the women burned at a North Wichita restaurant dies

    One of the women severely burned in a fire at a restaurant has died. 

  • Cosmosphere receives $650,000 grant from NASA

    The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson will receive about $650,000 from NASA to promote science, technology engineering and math education. 

  • Fort Riley warns of loud training exercises in coming weeks

    Fort Riley is warning residents near the fort in Manhattan to be ready for a lot of noise on certain days up to June 19. 

  • 4.5 earthquake shakes up Oklahoma, Kansas

    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of Oklahoma and south central Kansas Saturday morning. 

  • DA: Lucas Hernandez case continues following death of Emily Glass

    District Attorney Marc Bennett gave an update Friday on the Lucas Hernandez case, following the death of Emily Glass. 

  • David Marshburn

    Private investigator reacts to Emily Glass' apparent suicide

    David Marshburn wasn't surprised when he woke up to the news of the reported suicide of Emily Glass. "I would like to say it's shocking but it's not really that shocking,” Marshburn said. Marshburn, a North Carolina private investigator hired by the family of Lucas Hernandez, says he warned police that this could happen. 

  • MGN Online

    Kansas suicide rate increasing 'dramatically'

    New information from the State Department of Health shows suicide rates are going up in Kansas.

  • Community reacts to death of Emily Glass

    The Lucas Hernandez investigation  has created both National and International headlines, at the center of it - Emily Glass. 

  • Virtual run honors fallen military veterans

    A national run to honor fallen veterans is weaving its way across the country. Some people who would like to run, but can't, are participating in their own way, and making new friends.

  • Police investigating multiple shooting cases

    Police are searching for the suspect(s) in multiple drive-by shootings. 

  • Mourning family now urges drivers to stop texting on the road

    Jacque Tierce can’t stop thinking about what led to her daughter’s deadly accident. “The nights are the worst. When you have time to think about the last conversation I had with her,” Tierce said.

  • Tyler Barriss

    'Swatting' incident in Ohio possibly connected to Tyler Barriss

    A fake phone call to police led to the death of a Wichita man last December. The man accused of making the call is accused of doing it just weeks before-that time in Ohio.

  • Tips on finding a roofing contractor following storm damage

    A recent hail storm  left its mark on many roofs in Southeast Wichita.  Top Tier Roofing says insurance adjusters will come in after a hail event -- and see just how much damage there is. 

  • Neighbors in West Wichita concerned about crime

    A quiet neighborhood on Wichita's West side is now on edge, after becoming the target of thieves. "When I moved here from Pittsburg, Kansas, I told the realtor I wanted somewhere really safe, because my husband had passed away, and I was alone with kids," said Kathy Mishmash.

  • 3 killed in head-on crash in McPherson County identified

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says law enforcement attempted to stop a car before it was involved in a crash that killed three people Wednesday morning.

  • Wichitans react 50 years ago to RFK's assassination

    June 5, 1968, America along with Wichita, Kansas was on edge. Democratic presidential hopeful, Robert F. Kennedy was clinging to life after being shot in California. 

  • Local WWII veterans reflect on the 74th anniversary of D-Day

    KAKE News reached out to some local vets who share what D-Day means to them. “War is hell.” Army Veteran Robert “Bob” Rogers like many WWII Vets will agree was a difficult time. 

  • Kansans reflect on RFK 50 years later

    In March of 1968, Robert F. Kennedy came to a rally in Manhattan shortly after announcing his candidacy for president. The rally brought thousands of people, democrats and republicans, to hear what Kennedy had to say. 

  • Trauma kits to be placed in Newton buildings

    Newton city buildings to be equipped with trauma kits

    Newton is outfitting its city buildings with trauma kits in case of a mass shooting event.

  • Kal Patel (left) tracked town the owner of a $1 million lottery ticket on March 18. (Salina Journal)

    Kansas man doesn't regret giving up $1 million ticket

    A Kansas man who returned a $1 million lottery ticket to a customer who left it on a store counter says he has no regrets about giving up the prize money.

  • Grass awns pose danger for dogs

    Wichita veterinarian warns of summer danger lurking in grass

    A local veterinarian is warning pet owners about a tiny seed that's causing big problems.

  • City tests water quality for Riverfest activities

    Like most Riverfest goers, Gabby and Jacob Marney spent the afternoon walking alongside the Arkansas River. “It’s definitely a big focal point. Us being new here, we hear stuff about it all the time,” Gabby Marney said. 

  • Man bitten by venomous snake while swimming at Cheney Lake

    A quick dip in Cheney Lake on Friday landed Grady Kornelson in hospital after being bitten by what’s believed to be a copperhead snake.

  • Demolition of old airport terminal will begin soon

    Demolition of the old airport terminal building will begin in the fall of this year. 

  • Firefighters: Propane leak caused 'flash fire' inside trailer

    According to the Firefighters, a couple inside the trailer was testing a propane furnace when a possible leak led to a flash fire, burning the two victims.

  • Community remembers 'Baby Emma' four years after her death

    Hospital staff reported to police that Emma was found with head injuries and bruises. Emma died from her injuries 2 days later.

  • Unsolved shootings prompt teamwork between neighbors and police

    A once peaceful neighborhood in Wichita is now the target of gang shootouts. Homes are being riddled with bullets and people are worried.

  • Lucas Hernandez's father opens up to Nancy Grace

    Since 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez went missing months ago, national talk show host and former prosecutor Nancy Grace has been following the case.

  • Estes vs. Estes causes ballot confusion

    It's a ballot box mix up. Two Republicans with the same name are running for the same seat here in Kansas. But what one of them did to clear the confusion isn't sitting well with Democratic candidate Laura Lombard. 

  • Modern dating dos and don'ts come to Hutch High School

    Remember when passing notes to your crush was a thing? Pen and paper has taken a backseat to snaps, texts and your story on Instagram. That trend has changed the way teachers tackle the dating topic at Hutchinson High School.

  • WSU grad debuts video game at Riverfest's eSports convention

    It's been Salina Williams' dream to create video games since she was a little girl, and people telling her it was just for boys never held her back.

  • Wichita store owners focus on giving back to the community at strip mall grand opening

    For the first time in more than two decades, every store at a strip mall at 13th and Bluff is open and running at the same time. 

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