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Homicides in Seward County and along Kansas/Oklahoma state line

Sacha SanguinettiApril 3, 2019

SEWARD COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), the Seward County Sheriff’s Office, the Liberal Police Department, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the Texas County, Okla., Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas County, Okla., District Attorney’s Office are investigating after two Liberal men were found deceased on Tuesday. At approx...

Former northwest Kansas officer Mark A. Scheetz arrested for rape and other sex crimes against child...

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 28, 2019

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. – Today, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) arrested a school resource officer following allegations of rape, and other sex crimes against children. On Wednesday, March 27, just before 5 p.m., Mark A. Scheetz, 30, of Lansing, was arrested without incident in Bonner Springs, Kan. Scheetz was arrested for rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, and aggravated indecent liber...

House and Senate Unanimously Pass Bill to Promote Sen. Dole to Army Colonel

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today, the House unanimously passed legislation to promote former U.S. Senator Bob Dole to the grade of colonel in the U.S. Army. Congressman Marshall met with Senator Dole today to deliver the great news of the bill's passage. Now with the legislation through both the House and the Senate, it will head to the president’s desk for final signage. “I was so proud ...

Kansas officials respond to the Mueller investigation…and other headlines from the Today in Ka...

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 25, 2019

Kansas officials are reacting to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings in the Russia probe.  Kansas Senator Jerry Moran tweeted that officials must now work to address issues with more cooperation and less division.  Fourth District Congressman Ron Estes released a statement  noting his hope that with the conclusion of Mueller's investigation, the nation can unite and move pa...

Governor signs Executive Order easing motor carrier regulations to assist with flood relief

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 21, 2019

To expedite emergency relief and restoration efforts associated with recent flooding in Kansas and neighboring states, Governor Laura Kelly has issued an executive order temporarily exempting commercial motor carriers and operators from Parts 390 through 399 of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations while traveling in Kansas and directly participating in disaster operations. “Yesterday...

Game wardens mourn the loss of a K-9 colleague…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Re...

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 20, 2019

Kansas game wardens are mourning the loss of a former colleague who was credited for helping in multiple arrests and saving a child. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, former agency K-9 Meg passed away this week just 14 months following her retirement.  Meg is credited with making a multitude of poaching cases, apprehension of many fugitives, and providing critical...

Crash casualties in Kansas…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: March 19, 2019

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 19, 2019

A man from Jetmore was killed in a two vehicle crash on Monday in SW Kansas. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 27-year-old Aaron Shelton was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Impala headed west on K-156 Highway. He went left of center and struck an oncoming truck. Shelton's car spun into a  ditch and flipped onto its top. He was killed in the crash. The driver of the truck was not hurt. The crash ha...

Kansas senators split on national emergency vote…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas ...

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 15, 2019

The two senators from Kansas split in their votes on a resolution of disapproval of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the border. The resolution passed 59-41. A dozen Republicans joined Democrats in passing the Senate resolution, which previously passed in the House.  Kansas Senator Jerry Moran was among the small group of Republicans who voted in favor of the r...

“Traveling Kansas” from Smoky Hills Public Television features Bird City during March 21 episode

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 12, 2019

BUNKER HILL, KS – Smoky Hills Public Television’s Traveling Kansas will highlight Bird City on Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. On this episode of Traveling Kansas, we celebrate rural heritage with a visit to Bird City.  From their July 4th Celebration to the 65th Annual Tri-State Antique Engine & Threshers Show, we also take a look at the Bird City Dairy and learn why Bird City is a ...

Strong low pressure system to impact Tri-State Region Wednesday and Thursday

Sacha SanguinettiMarch 12, 2019

A powerful weather system is forecasted to move into Kansas mid-week with thunderstorms, heavy rain, high winds, flooding potential and blizzard-like conditions all possible. According to ag meteorologist Chris Sramek of Decision Weather in Atwood, the region has not seen lows dropping to this level in over four decades. It's expected to be akin to a category 2 hurricane. Rain-Flooding Poten...

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