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CCC tabs Rusty Elmore to lead men’s basketball

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 10, 2019

COLBY -- Colby Community College introduced Rusty Elmore as the new men's basketball coach at a press conference Wednesday in the Student Union. Elmore replaces former head coach Rusty Grafel, who resigned in June to join the men's basketball staff at Texas Tech University. "I am so excited to be at Colby Community College," Elmore said. "President Carter and Athletic Director Mike Saddler are ...

$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...

Emergency closure of K-147 in Trego County

Sacha SanguinettiJune 26, 2019

The Kansas Department of Transportation has closed K-147 in Trego County to through traffic as of June 26. The closure is necessary because of public safety concerns about structural deficiencies found during a recent inspection by KDOT and its engineering consultants on the bridge spanning the Cedar Bluff Reservoir spillway. Plans are currently being developed for an emergency bridge replaceme...

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 ...

49 KS counties now a part of disaster declaration…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 28, 2019

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's state of disaster declaration now includes nearly half of the state's counties.  Forty-nine counties are now part of the declaration following the addition of Hodgeman, Marshall and Linn counties.  Kelly has sent a letter to President Trump to request federal assistance with flood and storm relief efforts. Rising floodwaters forced residents out of their homes in...

Heavy rain, flooding, a tornado…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: May 21, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiMay 21, 2019

Parts of Kansas are dealing with heavy rain and flooding.  After several days of soaking rain, more is in the forecast throughout this week. Some areas will see two to five-inches of rain with locally heavier amounts possible.  Widespread flash flooding has been reported in some parts of the state. Law enforcement carried out multiple rescues from stranded vehicles Monday. Residents of the Salin...

Emergency declaration expanded following flooding…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 14, 2019

Kansas' disaster emergency declaration is being expanded.  Governor Laura Kelly has added Butler, Kingman, Pottawatomie, Wilson and Lyon counties to the declaration.  Twenty counties are now included in the emergency declaration following this month's severe weather and flooding.  The declaration allows state resources to be used to help county agencies with storm response and recovery efforts....

Law enforcement preparing for nationwide “Click It or Ticket” campaign…and other h...

Sacha SanguinettiMay 13, 2019

Local law enforcement across Kansas are preparing to join in a nationwide “Click It Or Ticket” effort. The effort is to crack down on unbuckled drivers on Kansas roads and highways. More than 150 law enforcement agencies across Kansas will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt enforcement as part of the national campaign  which is concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday w...

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