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KS Attorney General proposes change in sex offender sentencing…and other headlines from the To...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 12, 2019

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is proposing a change in the state's sex offender sentencing laws.  Schmidt this week  unveiled a proposal which would block a judge from reducing an offender's sentence even if a victim younger than 14-years-old is found to be an aggressor in the incident.  The proposed bill comes after a Leavenworth County judge lowered the sentence of a convicted sex off...

Fire destroys Trego County fire station…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: F...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 11, 2019

A fire destroyed a western Kansas fire station. According to the Trego County Emergency Management, the fire happened Friday afternoon at Trego Rural Fire Station 1 located on the west edge of Wakeeney. All four fire vehicles were able to be cleared from the building. Western Cooperative Electric Association has offered to house the vehicles and equipment. The cause of the fire is under investigat...

Goodland man sentenced to 7 years prison time…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Rep...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 8, 2019

A Goodland man this week was sentenced to a little over 7 years in state prison.  Eric Wayne Clayville was convicted back in December in Trego County District Court. of attempted aggravated indecent solicitation with a child and four counts of interference with law enforcement.  Clayville's convictions stem from an incident that occurred in WaKeeney in June. Clayville will be required to registe...

Murder-suicide ruled in Rawlins County deaths…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Rep...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 7, 2019

The deaths of a Rawlins County man and his son have been ruled a murder – suicide. Last Friday afternoon 74-year-old Gary E. Withers was found on a farm property in rural Rawlins County, near the Thomas County line in the area of Rexford, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound. Soon after, approximately one half mile away, and outside the home on the property belonging to Gary Withers, deputies...

Winter weather impacts Kansas…again…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report:...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 6, 2019

Winter weather is impacting much of Kansas. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of the state through early Thursday.  Ice accumulation of up to two-tenths of an inch is expected to cause slick conditions on roads, and isolated power outages are possible. A suspect was shot and is recovering, and a Kansas Sheriff Deputy was injured when a bullet went through his windshield, during a...

Search continues for rape suspect after he was spotted in NW Kansas Sunday…and other headlines...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 4, 2019

Students at Fort Hays State University were on alert after receiving notification of an alleged early morning rape near campus. A search today continues for the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Tre Miekale Carrasco, who is believed to have fled Hays. His image was caught by a security camera  several hours after the crime at a gas station in Colby. Carrasco had been released from prison on Frid...

Elderly woman killed in Sheridan County crash…mountain lion found dead in Rooks County…a...

Sacha SanguinettiFebruary 1, 2019

An 84-year-old woman from Scott City was killed in crash in NW Kansas. According to the KHP, a semi hauling an oversized load was headed south on K-23 Highway. It had moved over so it could clear a bridge. An oncoming car struck the load of the semi head on. The crash happened in Sheridany county, 4 miles south of Hoxie. Kansas Game Wardens say a female mountain lion was found dead in Rooks Cou...

Decatur County sheriff asking for public’s help in solving several burglaries…and other ...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 30, 2019

A northwest Kansas sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in solving several area burglaries. It hopes to catch a break in the cases with video of a burglary early Tuesday morning in Norcatur. "The names 'Mike' and 'Sam' may have been heard in the video. The video is still being dissected and analyzed at this time," the Decatur County sheriff's office says. Anyone with information that c...

Prison sentences handed down to would-be bombing convicts in Garden City…and other headlines f...

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 28, 2019

Three men who were convicted of planning to bomb a community of Somali immigrants in Garden City are headed to prison.  Gavin Wright received 26 years, Patrick Stein got 30 years and Curtis Allen received 25 years during a sentencing hearing in federal court on Friday.  Prosecutors say the three suspects had planned to detonate explosives at a mosque and apartment complex in Garden City in Novem...

Rep. Adam Smith Legislative Update: January 25, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiJanuary 25, 2019

Rep. Adam Smith (120th District) shares an update from Topeka every Friday morning during the general session of the Kansas Legislature. These updates air on KLOE-AM (730), KXXX-AM (790) and KRDQ-FM (100.3). Listen to this week's report below. ...

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