Derby woman's space is 'unlivable' after water from another unit seeps into hers

Derby woman's space is 'unlivable' after water from another unit seeps into hers

A Derby woman reached out to KAKE News with concerns about her living space after an upstairs apartment's water heater began leaking, damaging not only that unit, but hers, too. 

Wichita police arrest 2 suspects in deadly Old Town shooting

Wichita police arrest 2 suspects in deadly Old Town shooting

A man died in a shooting in Old Town early Sunday morning. Two suspects have been arrested.

Rhea Lana’s sale at Century II provides financial relief for parents as back-to-school nears

Rhea Lana’s sale at Century II provides financial relief for parents as back-to-school nears

The consignment sale runs through Friday, and the owner said after last week's pre-sale, she's already seen an increase in foot traffic.

Hometown Hero: Lee Buttel

Hometown Hero: Lee Buttel

Lee Buttel began serving his country right at the end of the Vietnam War Era, back in 1977. Since then, he has served through Desert Storm and the Iraq and Afghan wars, as well as 9/11.

Man dies, 2 others hurt after UTV accident

Man dies, 2 others hurt after UTV accident

One man died and two victims were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Hutchinson High School holds field night for Jones family

Hutchinson High School holds field night for Jones family

Don Michael Field was the place to be in Hutchinson on Saturday night, where Kansans gathered to support and raise money for the Jones family.

Lawrence man guilty of one count of rape against Wichita resident

Lawrence man guilty of one count of rape against Wichita resident

Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez announced on Friday that a jury returned a guilty verdict on one count of rape against 22-year-old Ray C. Atkins of Lawrence.

Sedgwick County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center education held Saturday

Sedgwick County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center education held Saturday

State and county leaders walked community members through who can come to JIAC, what the intake process is and discussed concerns regarding the death of 17-year-old Cedric Lofton.

11 arrested in Wichita prostitution sting

11 arrested in Wichita prostitution sting

11 men were arrested in a prostitution sting in Wichita.

Kansas district rejects strategic plan urging diversity

Kansas district rejects strategic plan urging diversity

The Derby school district has been in the spotlight recently regarding issues with diversity.

Kansas to recount abortion vote by hand, despite big margin

Kansas to recount abortion vote by hand, despite big margin

A northwest Kansas woman filed a request to get the Aug. 2 abortion measure recounted by hand.

Kansans one step closer to legal sports betting as KRGC unanimously approves regulations

Kansans one step closer to legal sports betting as KRGC unanimously approves regulations

It started off just on social media, but now, advertisements are everywhere for sports betting as Kansas prepares to legalize it.

Len Dawson, MVP of Chiefs' first Super Bowl win, in hospice

Len Dawson, MVP of Chiefs' first Super Bowl win, in hospice

Len Dawson, the 87-year-old Hall of Fame quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to their first Super Bowl title, has entered hospice care in Kansas City.

'This grant actually changes everything': Smoky Hill River renewal project receives government grant

'This grant actually changes everything': Smoky Hill River renewal project receives government grant

Snaking through the City of Salina is the old Smokey River. Shelly Grandy has lived across from it in her home for 26 years.

One dead in Reno County car explosion

One dead in Reno County car explosion

Reno County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a man has died on Friday afternoon in a car fire near Cheney Reservoir.

WPD officer immune from prosecution in 2020 shooting

WPD officer immune from prosecution in 2020 shooting

The December 2020 officer-involved shooting has been declared to be justified by Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett.

'Luckily there was minimal damage': Northwest Wichita grass fire under control

'Luckily there was minimal damage': Northwest Wichita grass fire under control

The large grass fire just west of Ridge and K-96 in northwest Wichita is under control.

FBI seized ‘top secret’ documents from Trump home

FBI seized ‘top secret’ documents from Trump home

The FBI recovered documents that were labeled “top secret” from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Anne Heche is 'brain dead' but remains on life support for organ donation, according to family statement

Anne Heche is 'brain dead' but remains on life support for organ donation, according to family statement

One week after a fiery car crash, Anne Heche is 'brain dead' but remains on life support.

Kansas Board of Education member ‘ticked off’ by analysis of school safety planning

Kansas Board of Education member ‘ticked off’ by analysis of school safety planning

Kansas school board member Jim McNiece’s frustration grew as two state Department of Education safety experts moved through a presentation on inadequacies of district crisis management plans

Help teachers cross items off their wish lists ahead of school year

Help teachers cross items off their wish lists ahead of school year

Teachers in need of items for their classrooms can receive help from various community outlets.

Riverfront Stadium's first-ever 'Bark in the Park' brings in cutest crowd yet to Wind Surge game

Riverfront Stadium's first-ever 'Bark in the Park' brings in cutest crowd yet to Wind Surge game

One of Wichita's favorite places to be got a whole lot furrier Thursday. And the stands – a whole lot cuter.

Crime Stoppers: AC units vandalized at Hyde Park

Crime Stoppers: AC units vandalized at Hyde Park

Vandals and thieves have cost city taxpayers more than $50,000 in the last few months at one Wichita park alone.

'You could hear it coming': Learning from the Cottonwood Complex fire

'You could hear it coming': Learning from the Cottonwood Complex fire

Rebuilding will be a long process for Jason Harvey's family after the Cottonwood Complex fire destroyed their home.

South Carolina couple charged in 2010 murder case

South Carolina couple charged in 2010 murder case

A couple accused in a 2010 murder case are back in Kansas to face charges.

Jury convicts Kansas veteran of defrauding VA for disability benefits

Jury convicts Kansas veteran of defrauding VA for disability benefits

 A federal jury has convicted a Kansas veteran of wire fraud and theft of government funds.

FBI moves to seize bank deposits in alleged $10 million fraud of Kansas foster care provider

FBI moves to seize bank deposits in alleged $10 million fraud of Kansas foster care provider

Federal court documents assert former IT employee submitted bogus expense claims.

Merrick Garland says FBI filed motion to unseal Trump Mar-a-Lago warrant and property receipt

Merrick Garland says FBI filed motion to unseal Trump Mar-a-Lago warrant and property receipt

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday said that the Justice Department had filed in court a request that the search warrant and property receipt from the search be unsealed.

Students return to Prairie Creek Elementary School for first day

Students return to Prairie Creek Elementary School for first day

Some in the Andover school district are calling it a miracle they can return to the school after parts of the roof were torn off, the cafeteria suffered extensive damage and glass was shattered throughout the building.

Kansas agencies partner to promote safety for kids heading back to school

Kansas agencies partner to promote safety for kids heading back to school

The Kansas Department of Education and the Kansas Highway Patrol have partnered to promote safety tips for kids going back to school.

McPherson residents fighting back against talks by city to remove nearly 40 trees from Lakeside Park

McPherson residents fighting back against talks by city to remove nearly 40 trees from Lakeside Park

On Tuesday, the town was outraged at what came out of the City Council meeting.

Are employees at risk in potential recession?

Are employees at risk in potential recession?

Economists have been warning Americans about the potential impact of recession, but experts do not believe a recession would have much of an impact on Kansas employees.

Kansas man arrested, accused of soliciting a minor

Kansas man arrested, accused of soliciting a minor

The KBI arrested an Edgerton man Wednesday morning following an investigation by the Northeast Child Victim Task Force and the Collin County Sheriff’s Office.

Mother of baby found dead in 2018 headed back to prison after violating parole

Mother of baby found dead in 2018 headed back to prison after violating parole

The mother of the 2-year-old found dead in a Wichita hotel is headed back to prison. 

Man who performed illegal autopsies can't work in Kansas

Man who performed illegal autopsies can't work in Kansas

A Kansas man convicted of performing illegal autopsies has been permanently banned from doing business in the state.

Barton County Sheriff's Department needs help in stolen oilfield tubing case

Barton County Sheriff's Department needs help in stolen oilfield tubing case

Officials in a small Barton town are looking for the people who stole $10,000 worth of oil field tubing.

Well-known Wichita couple shares their Alzheimer’s story to raise awareness

Well-known Wichita couple shares their Alzheimer’s story to raise awareness

Alzheimer’s affects more than 55,000 people in Kansas and it kills one in three US senior citizens.

Hutchinson approves pay raises for school bus drivers

Hutchinson approves pay raises for school bus drivers

Hutchinson Public Schools Board of Education board members have approved a pay increase for bus drivers contracted through Durham School Services.

No injuries in southeast Wichita house fire

No injuries in southeast Wichita house fire

There were no injuries reported from residents or firefighters, but there was significant damage to the house. 

Sedgwick County reactivates COVID-19 dashboard as cases rise for months

Sedgwick County reactivates COVID-19 dashboard as cases rise for months

With a better understanding of the virus and vaccines readily available, the fight against COVID-19 is much different and less deadly than it used to be.

More ads online for sports betting as Kansans gets ready to gamble

More ads online for sports betting as Kansans gets ready to gamble

More digital ads are popping up on social media offering early sign up bonuses to people interested in sports betting with one of the major apps when it goes live in Kansas later this year.

'We're here if they need it': Hutchinson coach organizes fundraiser for Nickerson family

'We're here if they need it': Hutchinson coach organizes fundraiser for Nickerson family

A Hutchinson High School softball coach and his family have organized a fundraiser for a Nickerson family whose lives were changed forever by a crash in Louisville, Kentucky last month.

Remains found 37 years ago identified as Wichita teenager

Remains found 37 years ago identified as Wichita teenager

A Wichita teenager who was last seen on Thursday, July 25, 1984 was identified today by authorities in New Mexico. 

Man sentenced for role in Kansas City drug conspiracy

Man sentenced for role in Kansas City drug conspiracy

A man from Mexico was sentenced to 100 months in prison in connection to an international drug ring that distributed large quantities of drugs from Mexico in the Kansas City area.

Missouri to vote on recreational marijuana

Missouri to vote on recreational marijuana

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced Tuesday that an initiative petition to place a legalization question on the ballot in November has enough signatures to head to voters.

Sedgwick County remains at high risk for COVID transmission

Sedgwick County remains at high risk for COVID transmission

For the third consecutive week,  Sedgwick County remains at high risk for COVID-19 transmission.

Thousands in tubing stolen from Barton Co. field

Thousands in tubing stolen from Barton Co. field

The Barton County Sheriff's office is trying to locate who removed thousands in tubing from a rural field.

MISSING IN KANSAS: Unidentified man found in 1983

MISSING IN KANSAS: Unidentified man found in 1983

The man was found in northeast Kansas decades ago, and his identity remains a mystery.

Bicyclist killed in Norton Co. crash

Bicyclist killed in Norton Co. crash

A bicyclist from California died Monday when he was hit by a truck in northern Kansas.

Trump says FBI conducted search at his Mar-a-Lago estate

Trump says FBI conducted search at his Mar-a-Lago estate

The FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate as part of an investigation into whether he took classified records from the White House to his Florida residence.

'Nothing ever happens here': Neighbors react to violent standoff in north Wichita

'Nothing ever happens here': Neighbors react to violent standoff in north Wichita

On a quiet morning in a peaceful neighborhood in north Wichita, resident Mike Reynard couldn't believe what his street turned into.

WPD releases more details, body camera video from weekend standoff in north Wichita

WPD releases more details, body camera video from weekend standoff in north Wichita

Wichita police provide an update on a stand off that ended with one man getting shot and sent to the hospital.

Monkeypox identified in Shawnee County

Monkeypox identified in Shawnee County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment, working with the Shawnee County Health Department, has identified a probable case of monkeypox in Shawnee County.

Expansion project on Woodlawn affecting nearby restaurant, 50 percent decrease in customers

Expansion project on Woodlawn affecting nearby restaurant, 50 percent decrease in customers

With constant cones and construction, a local restaurant says the Woodlawn Expansion Project is hurting business.

Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73

Olivia Newton-John, singer and actress, dead at 73

Olivia Newton-John died on Monday, according to a statement from her husband. She was 73.

Augusta man drowns in Nebraska

Augusta man drowns in Nebraska

Witnesses said the victim,  79-year-old Wayne Mathias,  was swimming approximately 100 feet from shore when he called for help and disappeared under the water.

Inmate killed at Lansing prison

Inmate killed at Lansing prison

A registered sex offender died at Lansing Correctional Facility and his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Kansas deputy released from hospital after bison attack

Kansas deputy released from hospital after bison attack

The Ellsworth County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Deputy Jerry Slaight suffered serious injuries in the August 7 incident and has been released from the hospital. 

Managing first day of school jitters

Managing first day of school jitters

The first day of school is almost here for students across Kansas leaving many kids feeling anxious about going back.

Injury accident on Kellogg and Seneca

Injury accident on Kellogg and Seneca

Two car collision on Kellogg and Seneca

Amateur water skiers competing in Maize this week

Amateur water skiers competing in Maize this week

Water skiers from around the world, including some holding world records, started competition Sunday in the world's largest water ski tournament in Maize.

Mayor Whipple hopes Indiana business will look to Wichita for potential growth

Mayor Whipple hopes Indiana business will look to Wichita for potential growth

Mayor Whipple hopes an Indiana business will look at Wichita for potential growth opportunity.

Missouri Dems hope Kansas, Illinois will help pay for out-of-state residents’ abortions

Missouri Dems hope Kansas, Illinois will help pay for out-of-state residents’ abortions

Missouri’s top Democratic lawmakers have yet to receive a formal response to letters urging governors in Kansas and Illinois to help pay for abortions for out-of-state Medicaid patients

Standoff ends with one sent to hospital

Standoff ends with one sent to hospital

A standoff at 45th and Arkansas has ended.

Motorcyclist killed in collision after car failed to yield on Kansas highway

Motorcyclist killed in collision after car failed to yield on Kansas highway

A Topeka man died in the accident.

Lawrence Police arrest man suspected in Ohio quadruple murder

Lawrence Police arrest man suspected in Ohio quadruple murder

The man is believed to have shot and killed four people near a home owned by his parents.

‘Victory March’ held in Downtown Wichita abortion amendment defeat

‘Victory March’ held in Downtown Wichita abortion amendment defeat

The proposed abortion amendment, which could have led to abortion restrictions in Kansas if passed, did not in the Aug. 2 primary.

Keith Sanborn, longtime judge and District Attorney, dies at 100

Keith Sanborn, longtime judge and District Attorney, dies at 100

Keith Sanborn, the longest-serving County and District Attorney for Sedgwick County, has passed away at the age of 100.

Victim identified after deadly south Wichita crash

Victim identified after deadly south Wichita crash

The man was walking with a lawnmower across the road.

When will Topgolf open? Here's a bird's-eye view of the construction progress

When will Topgolf open? Here's a bird's-eye view of the construction progress

A Topgolf spokesperson says while they don't have an exact date yet, what was originally supposed to be a 2023 opening should now be well within this year.

'Nobody is immune to this': Doctors urge caution ahead of hot weekend

'Nobody is immune to this': Doctors urge caution ahead of hot weekend

Kansans are looking to avoid the heat this weekend with temps hitting triple digits. Doctors say that its important to be smart about your time outside or else it could make you sick.

In-state and out-of-state residents seeing McPherson as a stop for cost-effective fuel

In-state and out-of-state residents seeing McPherson as a stop for cost-effective fuel

According to AAA, on Friday August 5, the national price for a gallon of gas is about $4.11 a gallon, but right now in McPherson Kansas, you can snag a gallon of gas for under 3 dollars.

Andover teen dies after car crashes into creek; alcohol possibly involved

Andover teen dies after car crashes into creek; alcohol possibly involved

The 17-year-old driver had been able to exit the vehicle, but the passenger, 18-year-old Ethan Babcock, was still inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Massage therapist arrested for sexual battery of 3 women, Wichita police say

Massage therapist arrested for sexual battery of 3 women, Wichita police say

Officers got a report on May 23 from a 38-year-old woman who said a male massage therapist assaulted her during a massage an an east Wichita massage establishment. The suspect, identified as Zach Sample, was an employee of the business at the time.

Teacher shortages spurring 4-day weeks, hefty sign-on bonuses

Teacher shortages spurring 4-day weeks, hefty sign-on bonuses

New data shows Kansas could face its worst-ever teacher shortage this fall. Around 1,400 in-state teaching jobs are unfilled as students and staff head into the school year, the biggest shortage ever seen.

Small plane crashes near Stearman Field in Butler County

Small plane crashes near Stearman Field in Butler County

A Butler County dispatcher confirms a plane crash was reported Friday morning east of Stearman Field. 

Chiefs 1969 champion reunited with lost Super Bowl ring

Chiefs 1969 champion reunited with lost Super Bowl ring

Jim Kearney noticed his 1969 Super Bowl championship ring was missing after a golf session at the Shoal Creek Golf Couse.

Kansas mother, daughter hit by car are set to be released from hospital in less than 2 weeks

Kansas mother, daughter hit by car are set to be released from hospital in less than 2 weeks

A family member said on the Facebook group Jones Family Updates that Amy and Ava Jones are expected to be discharged from a Louisville hospital on August 17. 

Police: Man on bicycle dies after colliding with SUV in Hutchinson

Police: Man on bicycle dies after colliding with SUV in Hutchinson

The accident happened at around 8:15 p.m. at 10th and Severance. Police Capt. Michael Collins said a southbound Hyundai Tucson hit Heath Volkman who was heading west on his bike. 

Crime Stoppers: Motorcyclist fires shots outside Wichita home

Crime Stoppers: Motorcyclist fires shots outside Wichita home

It was July 23 around 5:00 in the morning, when a homeowner at Hydraulic and Mac Arthur heard gunfire.

Wichita parents hope popular back-to-school tax-free weekend comes to Kansas

Wichita parents hope popular back-to-school tax-free weekend comes to Kansas

It's back-to-school season for parents like Trey Johnson. But with four kids, it's one of the hardest times of the year for him.

'There's just no excuse for this': Empty promises lead to action after Wichita woman's plea for cemetery help

'There's just no excuse for this': Empty promises lead to action after Wichita woman's plea for cemetery help

A Wichita woman turned to KAKE On Your Side for help after months of empty promises from management at a Wichita cemetery regarding her husband's gravesite.

Wichita woman launches app to try to help bars, restaurants find extra workers

Wichita woman launches app to try to help bars, restaurants find extra workers

A Wichita woman has launched an app that she hope helps local restaurants and bars find staff

Boil water advisory issued for Cassoday

Boil water advisory issued for Cassoday

A boil water advisory has been issued for the City of Cassoday public water supply system located in Butler County.  

Twin brothers arrested for alleged rapes of 2 children, Wichita police say

Twin brothers arrested for alleged rapes of 2 children, Wichita police say

Amarrion Gilkey and Damarrion Gilkey, both 18, were each booked Wednesday evening for two counts of rape of a child under the age of 14, two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of aggravated criminal sodomy. 

Woman convicted of murder in man's death at Kansas mobile home

Woman convicted of murder in man's death at Kansas mobile home

Tina Nicole Brown entered a no-contest plea to charges of second-degree reckless murder and battery on a law enforcement officer. Sentencing is scheduled for November 1. 

Conspiracy-promoting sheriffs claim vast election authority

Conspiracy-promoting sheriffs claim vast election authority

The sheriff in Kansas’ most populous county says he took it for granted that local elections ran smoothly — until former President Donald Trump lost there in 2020.

Kansas woman accused of charging thousands to victims’ accounts, faces 111 charges

Kansas woman accused of charging thousands to victims’ accounts, faces 111 charges

Billie Jean Peterson, a 25-year-old from Lawrence, was taken into custody and charged with felony theft along with 26 counts of criminal use of a financial card, 28 counts of unlawful computer acts, and 56 counts of identity theft.

Autopsy: Family killed at Iowa park shot, stabbed, strangled

Autopsy: Family killed at Iowa park shot, stabbed, strangled

Tyler Schmidt, 42, died from a gunshot wound and “multiple sharp force injuries,” while his wife, 42-year-old Sarah Schmidt, died from multiple sharp force injuries, the Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a news release.

Dirty tricks in Kansas via text: Does yes actually mean no?

Dirty tricks in Kansas via text: Does yes actually mean no?

The misleading texts sent to Kansas Democrats highlights the growing problem of political disinformation sent by automated text message.

Man ejected, killed in rollover crash in western Kansas

Man ejected, killed in rollover crash in western Kansas

A 77-year-old man was killed Wednesday when his pickup truck crashed on a highway in western Kansas. The accident happened at around 2:30 p.m. on K-27 about four miles north of Sharon Springs.

How abortion rights advocates preserved access in Kansas

How abortion rights advocates preserved access in Kansas

Even as votes were still being counted, nearly 59% of Kansans voted 'no' on the amendment -- keeping the status quo in the state, where abortion is currently legal up to 22 weeks. 

Roofers in Kansas mistakenly take roof off the wrong house, then leave

Roofers in Kansas mistakenly take roof off the wrong house, then leave

The owner, Steven Kornspan, rushed to the Overland Park home Monday morning after his renters heard banging. When he got there, his roof was mostly just a wooden frame.

Child sex offender guilty in kidnapping, rape of Wichita teen

Child sex offender guilty in kidnapping, rape of Wichita teen

Police said the girl was walking near 2nd Street North and Grove on Monday, November 18, 2019 when Anthony Seymour held a knife to her, forced the teen into his black 2005 Lexus and sexually assaulted her. 

‘Every bit counts’: Jones family shares update as community rallies behind them

‘Every bit counts’: Jones family shares update as community rallies behind them

A three-day fundraiser organized by a Spangles general manager managed to raised $17,100 to support a Nickerson family.

'Back to the drawing board': Kansas lawmaker says both sides were misunderstood in abortion vote

'Back to the drawing board': Kansas lawmaker says both sides were misunderstood in abortion vote

It was an emotional day Tuesday as people waited in scorching-hot lines for hours to cast their vote on one of the most controversial decisions ever – abortion.

What comes next after 'Value them Both' amendment failed

What comes next after 'Value them Both' amendment failed

Political science experts and members of the "No" vote group discuss what happens after the groups win in the August 2 Primary.

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner talks long lines, high turnout and other Election Day issues

Sedgwick County Election Commissioner talks long lines, high turnout and other Election Day issues

Sedgwick County experienced record high voter turnout during the Aug. 2 primary.

President Biden signs new executive order on abortion rights: 'Women's health and lives are on the line'

President Biden signs new executive order on abortion rights: 'Women's health and lives are on the line'

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order to help ensure access to abortion.

Amazon partners with Wichita State to offer employees tuition assistance

Amazon partners with Wichita State to offer employees tuition assistance

More than 1,000 local Amazon employees can now receive tuition assistance at Wichita State University through the Amazon Career Choice program.

Wichita man racks up nearly $120,000 in credit card debt to pay for partial recount of the Kansas abortion vote

Wichita man racks up nearly $120,000 in credit card debt to pay for partial recount of the Kansas abortion vote

Scientists plan the resurrection of an animal that's been extinct since 1936

Scientists plan the resurrection of an animal that's been extinct since 1936

7-year-old Kansas boy dies 3 days after crash that killed his father

7-year-old Kansas boy dies 3 days after crash that killed his father

Wellington woman charged with murder in boyfriend's stabbing death

Wellington woman charged with murder in boyfriend's stabbing death

'They just don't care': After years of getting trapped by trains and being ignored, neighborhood demands action

'They just don't care': After years of getting trapped by trains and being ignored, neighborhood demands action

Abortion foes tap credit cards to get partial Kansas recount

Abortion foes tap credit cards to get partial Kansas recount