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Severe weather continues to wreak havoc…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: A...

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 22, 2019

Strong storms are to blame for power outages in central Kansas.  Last night's storms left more than 55-hundred homes and businesses without power in Sedgwick, Reno, McPherson and Marion counties.  Most of the outages were reported in Sedgwick County including Eisenhower National Airport.  The storms produced 70-mile-per-hour winds and heavy rain that led to flash flooding. The Kansas Corpora...

Update: Statewide Silver Alert Issued for Johnson County woman cancelled

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 19, 2019

UPDATE (8/20/19): JOHNSON COUNTY – The Overland Park Police Department reported that Lila Mertz was located safely tonight, and is being reunited with her family. The statewide silver alert has been canceled.   Thank you for your assistance in getting the word out to the public. Any additional inquiries should be directed to the Overland Park Police Department. JOHNSON COUNTY ...

Exec. Director of Goodland’s Carnegie Arts Center appointed to Creative Arts Commission

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 13, 2019

Governor Kelly appointed Aubrey Streit-Krug, Abby Killingsworth, Jamie Oliver and Brittany Novotny to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission.   “The creative arts industry is a very important piece of our state’s history,” Kelly said. “In difficult times, the arts bring people together – from all across Kansas. Creativity is what makes Kansas an extraordinary place to live....

KBI makes arrest connected to death of one-year-old Ulysses child

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 2, 2019

STEVENS COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) made an arrest related to the October 2017 death of a one-year-old Ulysses child. Today, Aug. 1, at approximately 3:25 p.m., KBI agents arrested 18-year-old Jayden S. Silva, at his home at 511 W. 8th St., in Hugoton, for the suspected juvenile offenses of first-degree felony murder, and abuse of a child. The arrest follows a lengthy inv...

KBI Crime Index Report for 2018 reveals violent crime trending upward

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 25, 2019

TOPEKA–The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) released the2018 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies across Kansas. Violent crime analysis The 2018 Kansas Crime Index Report indicated that violent crime in Kansas continues to trend upward. In 2018, 12,367 violent crimes were reported in Kansas. Thi...

KDHE requires new vaccines for back-to-school

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 19, 2019

The Kansas Department of Health is requiring two new vaccines for the upcoming school year. Kindergartners and first-graders will need to get two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine starting this fall. Students going into the seventh grade will need to get a meningococcal ACWY vaccination. State health officials say the vaccines are safe and can prevent the severe illnesses that Meningitis and ...

$1,000,000 PowerBall prize claimed in south-central Kansas

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 9, 2019

TOPEKA, KAN. – While the 4th of July weekend celebrations came to an end Sunday, one Sedgwick County resident was just starting to celebrate after becoming the Sunflower State’s newest millionaire! “My cheeks are starting to hurt from smiling so much,” the winner exclaimed. “I’m just overwhelmed with joy!” The lucky Kansan anonymously claimed a Powerball ticket worth $1 million...

Lindstrom Announces Senate Run in Goodland

Ross VolkmerJune 27, 2019

GOODLAND, KS -- Former Kansas City Chiefs lineman Dave Lindstrom is taking his shot at Pat Roberts’ opening U.S. Senate seat.  Lindstrom announced his bid for the Senate Thursday morning in Goodland inside the Linin Farms Shop. "I am announcing as of today that I am going to be a candidate for US Senate and we had 105 choices on where we were going to go and we chose this place right here, G...

With all the moisture West Nile Virus a concern…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas R...

Sacha SanguinettiJune 10, 2019

The entire state of Kansas is under a moderate risk for West Nile Virus. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says floods throughout the state will cause an increase in the mosquito populations. An increase in temperatures mean it will take less time for mosquitoes to mature from eggs to biting adults.  They expect an increase in risk of West Nile virus transmission over the next sever...

Senator Moran pushes POTUS to provide disaster aid to flood-ravaged KS

Sacha SanguinettiMay 28, 2019

“I do not remember a time where flooding in my state has been worse . . . I urge you to approve this request” - Senator Jerry Moran WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today urged President Trump to expeditiously approve of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s request for federal disaster relief and emergency protective measures, noting that “nearly half of Kansas’ 105 counties ...

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