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Headlines from the Today in Kansas: October 18, 2018

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 18, 2018

A woman was critically injured following a workplace accident in Saline County. Authorities say the woman was part of a work crew using a tractor to power an auger at the KOA Campground on West Diamond Drive on Tuesday when her jacket became caught in the tractor.  The 50-year-old victim lost her left arm and was taken to a Wichita hospital for treatment. One person was killed when a utility t...

Vice President Pence to visit Kansas Thursday in support of Kobach

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 17, 2018

Details are revealed about Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Kansas.  Pence will be in Wichita tomorrow to attend a dinner and reception to campaign for Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach. On Friday he will be in Topeka to campaign for Republican Steve Watkins in his bid for the 2nd Dist. Congressional seat. Pence’s visit  comes less than two weeks after President Donald Trump spok...

Disaster declaration issued by Governor…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: O...

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 11, 2018

Governor Jeff Colyer is issuing a disaster declaration following heavy rains and flooding around the state.  The declaration allows state resources to be used in any county impacted by floodwaters.  State officials say additional counties will be included in the declaration if they ask for help Vice President Mike Pence will visit Kansas.  Pence is scheduled to attend an October 18th campaig...

Heavy rains across Kansas…plus other headlines: October 9, 2018

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 9, 2018

Heavy rainfall over the past couple of days have prompted some flooding issues around Kansas. Motorists are urged to be wary of flooding in some areas, and to "turn around don't drown". Road crews across the state are working overtime during this week's rainy weather Crews in some areas are working 12-hour shifts during the storms. More than 20 high school students and a driver are safe after ...

President Trump rallies in Topeka…and other headlines: October 8, 2018

Sacha SanguinettiOctober 8, 2018

President Donald Trump is showing his support for Kansas Republican candidates.  Thousands of people gathered at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on Saturday as Trump campaigned for Republican candidate for governor Kris Kobach and Second Congressional District candidate Steve Watkins.  The president also praised Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose U.S. Supreme Court nomination was confirmed by the Se...

President Trump to visit Kansas in October in support of Kobach-Hartman ticket

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 27, 2018

Following is a press release from Kobach/Hartman for Governor campaign: TOPEKA (September 27, 2018) - President Trump announced he will visit Kansas in support of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's campaign for governor. "I'm honored and grateful that President Trump will be coming to Kansas on Oct. 6. President Trump's success in cutting taxes at the national level unleashed economic g...

KDHE Recommends Flu Vaccine Ahead of 2018-2019 Influenza Season

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 21, 2018

TOPEKA – Influenza season is rapidly approaching in the United States and Kansas. While activity remains low, influenza cases have already been reported to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Although the flu vaccine can vary in how well it works, it is the best way to prevent flu illness and serious flu complications, including those that can result in hospitalization and...

National test coming to your radio and wireless devices in early October

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 17, 2018

On Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:18 PM CDT, 12:18 pm MDT, FEMA and the FCC will send a TEST Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) message to nearly all wireless devices in the United States. This was the test previously scheduled for Thursday, September 20th but has since been postponed. This is a "Presidential Alert". You can not turn off a Presidential Alert. You CAN NOT "opt out" of the test ei...

Wichita announces plans for new stadium and Triple-A team

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 6, 2018

Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell made a couple of major announcements Thursday during a press conference at historic Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. 84-year-old Lawrence-Dumont Stadium will be demolished and replaced by a new modern facility. The New Orleans Baby Cakes, a Triple-A baseball team affiliated with the Miami Marlins, has filed a relocation application seeking a move to Wichita. Rumors a...

Barber County undersheriff arrested

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 5, 2018

BARBER COUNTY – Today, Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Barber County Undersheriff Virgil “Dusty” Brewer following an investigation into the Oct. 6, 2017, shooting death of 42-year-old Steven P. Myers of Sun City, Kan. On Sept. 5 at 11:25 a.m., Virgil “Dusty” Brewer, 60, was arrested without incident at the Barber County Courthouse, 120 E. Washington Ave., in Medicine Lo...

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