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Farm Bill headed to President Trump’s desk…and more headlines from the Today in Kansas R...

Sacha SanguinettiDecember 13, 2018

A massive farm bill is headed to President Trump's desk. The House joined the Senate in easily approving the more than 800 billion dollar measure today.  American farmers will benefit from billions of dollars in subsidies.  Ranchers and farmers have been hurt by declines in commodities prices because of the U.S. trade war with China.  The legal production of hemp is also in the farm bill.  Hem...

New class of Kansas Highway Patrol troopers graduates today…and more headlines from the Today ...

Sacha SanguinettiDecember 12, 2018

A group of Kansas Highway Patrol recruits will have their badges pinned on this week in Salina and officially became troopers. The newest class of Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will hit a milestone in their careers this Thursday, as they graduate from the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy in Salina. The Patrol’s 24 newest troopers will then enter the field training phase of our training pr...

3 members of alleged “carnival mafia” charged with capital murder…and more headlin...

Sacha SanguinettiDecember 10, 2018

Three carnival workers are charged with capital murder in the deaths of a Wichita couple.  Fifty-two-year-old Kimberly Younger, 54-year-old  Michael Fowler Junior, and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier were charged Thursday in connection with the deaths of Alfred "Sonny" Carpenter and Pauline Carpenter.  Prosecutors say the suspects killed the victims at the Barton County Fair in July as part of a carn...

KSU coaching legend announces retirement…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: ...

Sacha SanguinettiDecember 3, 2018

Bill Snyder, architect of the greatest turnaround in the history of college football and arguably one of the best college football coaches of all time, announced his retirement today as the head football coach at Kansas State. The winningest coach in the history of K-State football with a 215-117-1 record, Snyder will transition to a special ambassador role for the University as stated in his curr...

Fatal crash on I-70 in Thomas County…and more headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Novem...

Sacha SanguinettiNovember 19, 2018

A Nebraska woman was killed in single vehicle crash in Western Kansas late Saturday night. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 GMC K-1500 Crew Cab Pickup headed west Interstate 70 in Thomas County  exited the road, entered the median and rolled an unknown number of times. The driver, 29-year-old Courtney S. Romej from Elgin, Nebraska, was ejected and died. A child was transported to a ho...

Russell, KS man arrested for first-degree murder

Sacha SanguinettiNovember 15, 2018

RUSSELL COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Russell Police Department, and the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, have made an arrest for first-degree murder. An arrest warrant was issued for Jody S. Fox, 27, of Russell connected to the murder of a 14-month-old child. The child died in April 2017. Fox was in a relationship with the child’s mother. On Thursday, Nov. 15, ...

Salina man confesses to shooting a police officer in Illinois…and other headlines from the Tod...

Sacha SanguinettiNovember 15, 2018

A Salina man has admitted to shooting a police officer in Illinois. 24-year-old Alex Karcher of Salina plead guilty to charges related to the shooting of Carbondale Police Officer Trey Harris on July 31, 2016. Karcher admitted that he, along with others, conspired to possess with the intent to deliver a large amount of marijuana. He admitted that on July 31, 2016, that he and other co-conspirators...

NWKTC placed on lockdown Tuesday…and more headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: November ...

Sacha SanguinettiNovember 14, 2018

Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland  was placed on lockdown on Tuesday after employees received a call about a possible active shooter on campus. Goodland police, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Sherman County Sheriff's Office all responded. The situation was assessed quickly and it was determined that the incident stemmed from rumors being circulated within the student body. This wa...

Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: November 13, 2018

Sacha SanguinettiNovember 13, 2018

A man serving a life sentence in connection with the 2013 disappearance and murder of a Salina woman has died. According to Kansas Department of Corrections records, 30-year-old Joel Heil died on Sunday. Back in 2014 Heil plead guilty to charges that include first degree murder and attempted robbery charges. He was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for 25 years. The victim,...

KBI publishes domestic violence, stalking and rape report for 2017

Sacha SanguinettiNovember 7, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Today, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) published the 2017 Kansas Domestic Violence, Stalking and Rape Report. The report compiles data on domestic violence, rape, stalking, sodomy, and sexual battery incidents reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies across Kansas. The offenses counted in this report represent only those reported by victims to la...

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