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Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: January 15, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 15, 2019

Laura Kelly is the new governor of Kansas.  The Democrat was sworn into office at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka yesterday morning.  During her inaugural speech, Kelly called on lawmakers to put the collective good ahead of individual ambitions or agendas.  Kelly defeated Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach in the November general election, and she replaces Republican Jeff Colyer in the ...

Biermann a candidate for Superintendent of Schools in Salina…interviews today, January 15, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 15, 2019

The second of four candidates to interview for the position of Salina USD 305 Superintendent of Schools in town today. According to the district, William Biermann will be interviewing for the position of superintendent with the board of education on the evening of January 15, 2019. Biermann is the second of four finalists that the board will interview. Finalists were selected for interview base...

Pedestrian killed on I-70 near Russell…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: Ja...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 11, 2019

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating an incident in which a pedestrian was hit and  killed on Interstate 70. Shortly after 5:00 Friday morning a deceased person was located in the eastbound lanes of I-70 in Russell county. An unoccupied parked vehicle was on the shoulder of the road.  The agency is investigating this event as a vehicle vs pedestrian fatal crash. They say it was not a hit a...

Trego County Sheriff seeking help from public in armed robbery case…and other headlines from t...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 10, 2019

The Trego County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help if catching a man accused of an armed robbery in Wakeeney. The agency says a man "presented a firearm to the clerk and stole prescription narcotics" from a pharmacy. The suspect fled in a dark gray Ford-F-150 pickup. Riley County Police are asking for the public's help in locating a rape suspect. The agency has released a video o...

Arrest warrant served in relation to Goodland homicide…and more headlines from the Today in Ka...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 9, 2019

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation  and the Sherman County Sheriff's Office served an arrest warrant related to the homicide of 21-year-old Zachary Chavez, who was shot to death on Dec. 20.  Jesus M. Soto, 21, of Goodland, had previously been in police custody at the Sherman County Jail. He is facing new charges that include involuntary manslaughter. Soto and Chavez were friends. A driver and...

Shutdown impacting Kansans…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: January 8, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 8, 2019

The impact of the government shutdown continues to be felt in Kansas. Some farmers around the state are experiencing some challenges. Among them are the closure of the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency. Farmers that depend on the agency for resources and aid won't be getting any until the government reopens. Authorities are investigating after an inmate escaped from th...

Pat Roberts announces retirement following current term…and other headlines from the Today in ...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 7, 2019

Pat Roberts is retiring from the U.S. Senate at the end of his current term.  Kansas's senior senator will not seek another term in 2020.  The 82-year-old Republican was first elected to the Senate in 1996 after serving 16 years in the U.S. House representing Kansas's First Congressional District.  There is much speculation about who the next Kansas Senator might be. First District Representati...

KBI asks for assistance in locating a person of interest following homicide in Allen County

Sacha SanguinettiDecember 28, 2018

ALLEN COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Iola Police Department, and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office are investigating after an Iola man and his daughter were discovered deceased in their home Thursday evening. Just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, the Iola Police Department responded to 114 S. Kentucky in Iola, to the report of two subjects who were found deceased. U...

Governor Colyer issues State of Disaster declaration for western Kansas winter storm

Sacha SanguinettiDecember 26, 2018

Gov. Jeff Colyer MD has issued a State of Disaster Emergency declaration for the state in response to the winter storm that will be impacting portions of western Kansas. The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management will activate the State Emergency Operations ...

Homicide in Goodland being investigated by KBI and Sherman County Sheriff’s Office

Sacha SanguinettiDecember 20, 2018

SHERMAN COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a homicide that occurred in Goodland, Kan. The Sherman County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, and special agents and the crime scene response team responded. At approximately 12:30 a.m. Thursday, the She...

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