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Blast of winter across Kansas…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: October 10,...

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 10, 2019

Strong north wind has ushered in much colder air behind a cold front this morning. Temperatures in the 60s will fall through the 50s and into the 40s on north winds gusting over 35 mph. Temperatures in the upper 20s and low 30s will combine with gusty winds to drop wind chills into the teens and 20s across much of the area Friday morning. Be sure to bundle up and take action to protect sensitive p...

New trade agreement with Japan is good news for Kansas producers…and other headlines from the ...

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 9, 2019

A new trade agreement between the United States and Japan is a win for Kansas farmers and ranchers. According to Kansas Senator Jerry Moran, Japan is the second largest export market for agricultural products from Kansas and this agreement will result in even greater market access for beef, wheat, sorghum and pork, and put American producers on a level playing field with our foreign competitors. I...

Deer activity heavy near highways…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: October...

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 8, 2019

With peak season just beginning, there have already been crashes reported involving deer and vehicles. Deer activity on and near Kansas' roadways poses a seasonal traffic hazard. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, because deer-breeding season runs from October and into December, law enforcement officers routinely investigate a large number of vehicle-deer crashes this time of year. Stay alert...

Offender death at Norton Correctional Facility

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 8, 2019

A Norton Correctional Facility offender, Saysavat N. Bounyadeth, died on Saturday, October 5. Bounyadeth, 43, was transported by ambulance to the Norton County Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:55 p.m. The official cause of death is pending an autopsy; however, preliminary reports indicate Bounyadeth succumbed to a heart-related issue. Per protocol, when an offender dies in the custod...

Kansas has ties with vintage WWII aircraft that crashed Wednesday…and other headlines from the...

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 3, 2019

A vintage World War II aircraft which crashed on Wednesday in Connecticut is no stranger to Kansas. The B-17 Flying Fortress named “Nine-O-Nine”, has appeared in numerous events and air shows over the past 30 years, including several times in Topeka and Salina as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Seven people were killed when "Nine-O-Nine" crashed at the Bradley International Airport in Conne...

Kansas couple arrested after fleeing police…twice…and other other headlines from the Tod...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 30, 2019

A couple of Kansans were arrested in Colorado after twice fleeing police. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, two Ulysses, Kansas, residents were arrested in Baca County, Colo. after twice fleeing from police when authorities attempted to arrest them for outstanding warrants. The duo initially escaped from police during a pursuit on Highway 83 in the Liberal area. They were later loca...

Kansas lawmakers respond to impeachment inquiry…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas R...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 25, 2019

Kansas' elected officials are reacting to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement of a formal House impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  Republican First District Congressman Roger Marshall says Democrats will stop at nothing to impeach the President.   Republican Fourth District Congressman Ron Estes said he believes starting an impeachment inquiry is irresponsible, and he is looking f...

National Voter Registration Day…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: September...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 24, 2019

Volunteers across the U.S. , and Kansas, will be working to get people registered to vote today.  It's National Voter Registration Day.  Organizers say every year millions of Americans can't vote because they missed a deadline, didn't update their registration, or just weren't sure how to register. A second vaping-related death is being reported in Kansas.  State officials confirmed the deat...

Upland bird hunting forecast looks positive…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Repor...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 23, 2019

Surveys are complete, data is in, and the 2019 Kansas Upland Bird Hunting Forecast is ready for viewing. The highly-anticipated annual forecast predicts what pheasant, quail and prairie chicken hunters can likely expect going into the new seasons. Based on this year’s crow counts for pheasants, whistle counts for quail, and lek counts for prairie chickens, overall upland bird hunting prospects a...

August Labor Report shows positive indicators

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 20, 2019

Encouraging news in job growth and low unemployment in Kansas was announced Friday. The number of total nonfarm jobs in Kansas increased by 7,900 from July, and private sector jobs, a subset of total nonfarm jobs, increased by 4,200 from the previous month. Since August 2018, Kansas gained 15,500 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs and 17,800 private sector jobs. Positive economic indicators...

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