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

Jackson SchneiderNovember 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 ...

Jackson SchneiderNovember 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

Jackson SchneiderNovember 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

Jackson SchneiderNovember 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...

Moscow man arrested on first-degree murder of 2-year-old child

Jackson SchneiderNovember 7, 2018

STEVENS COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), and the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office, have made an arrest connected to the murder of a 2-year-old boy. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 5:05 p.m, the Stevens County Sheriff’s Office contacted the KBI to request assistance investigating a death which occurred in Moscow, Kan. KBI agents and the Crime Scene Response Team responded to conduct...

Ness County sheriff role falls on County Clerk after multiple resignations

Jackson SchneiderNovember 6, 2018

The undersheriff, three deputies and a dispatcher all submitted their resignations in Ness County Tuesday. This follows the resignation of Bryan Whipple, the embattled county sheriff who faced federal firearms charges. Kansas law states that the duties of sheriff now fall on County Clerk Renee Kerr. KSA 19-804a reads: “When there shall be no sheriff or undersheriff in any county, it shall be ...

Active shooter incident in Phillips County…and more headlines from the Today in Kansas Report:...

Jackson SchneiderNovember 6, 2018

A domestic disturbance in Logan turned into an active shooter incident early Monday morning. Phillips County Sheriff's Office dispatchers received a call at approximately 3:50 a.m. of an active shooter incident at a home in Logan. Upon arrival, deputies determined the incident began as a domestic dispute and that the victim was able to exit the residence without injury. Shots were fired inside and...

2018 Mid-Term Election: by the numbers (voter statistics)

Jackson SchneiderNovember 6, 2018

With Election Day upon us, here is a look at some of the vital voter statistics in the state of Kansas and in select counties from northwest Kansas. This data includes voter turnout numbers from the 2018 primary election, 2016 general election and 2014 general election.   General election voter statistics for the State of Kansas (source: Kansas Secretary of State website): Total numb...

Tree stands stolen in Trego County…and more headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Novembe...

Jackson SchneiderNovember 1, 2018

Game wardens received information from the Trego county sheriff's department of two tree stands that were stolen from property in Trego county as well as a photo of an unidentified individual trespassing on the property. The Ness and Trego county Game Wardens were able to identify the individual in the photo and get a confession from him admitting to stealing the tree stands. The stolen stands wer...

Salina man killed in fatal accident near Kansas/Colorado state line…and other headlines from t...

Jackson SchneiderOctober 30, 2018

A Salina man was killed in a single vehicle crash along Interstate 70 near the Kansas / Colorado border in Sherman County early Monday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol,  the 59-year-old Brian Bender lost control of a pickup he was driving and rolled multiple times. The truck came to rest  on its top. The crash happened at 4:00 Monday morning on Interstate 70 in Sherman County Kans...

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