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Blizzard conditions in KAKEland | KAKE
KAKE | February 23, 2019
Heavy snow and high wind will create blizzard conditions across much of KAKEland.
President Trump vows veto if border resolution passed | KAKE
KAKE | February 23, 2019
President Donald Trump is pledging a veto if Congress passes a resolution blocking his use of a national emergency declaration to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. 
Suspect surrenders after allegedly kidnapping woman, shooting man | KAKE
KAKE | February 23, 2019
A North Carolina man is facing up to 15 years behind bars for allegedly kidnapping a woman after shooting a man during a heated dispute, police said Saturday.
Kansas National Guard ready to deploy ahead of blizzard | KAKE
KAKE | February 23, 2019
Blizzard conditions were expected for parts of Kansas on Saturday, meaning dangerous road conditions. National Guard soldiers in Pratt said they were prepared with everything they needed to answer the call if drivers found themselves stuck. 
Winter weather poses threat to many visiting for state wrestling championships | KAKE
KAKE | February 23, 2019
With the snow's impact on sports, a lot of visitors are in Park City for the state wrestling championships. Getting here wasn't the problem, but getting home might be.
Jana's Campaign aims to reduce domestic violence among students | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Christie Brungardt never thought she’d tap a keg at a fundraiser for her daughter’s foundation. But after Jana Mackey’s murder in 2008, she also never thought she’d move forward at all.
Kansas African-American Museum launches history trail in Wichita | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Thanks to a new trail, families can now enjoy historical sites throughout the state while having a little fun.
New Kansas alcohol laws to take effect in April | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Starting April 1, new Kansas alcohol laws will go into effect, meaning stronger beer will be available in grocery and convenience stores.
Parents who allegedly tortured their kids, plead guilty to 14 counts: DA | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
David and Louise Turpin, the California parents accused of torturing and holding captive most of their 13 children, pleaded guilty Friday to 14 felony counts against them, prosecutors said. 
Murder case dismissed in Schlitterbahn water slide death due to 'improper evidence' | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A judge has dismissed charges in connection with the death of a 10-year-old boy on the the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn Water Park in 2016.
Plaque stolen from Thurgood Marshall bridge in Topeka | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Topeka police are investigating the theft of a commemorative plaque from a bridge named for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. 
Kansas bomb plotter gets more prison time for child porn | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The so-called ringleader of a foiled plot to massacre Muslims in southwest Kansas has been sentenced to more prison time for possession child pornography.
Kansas governor issues disaster declaration ahead of winter storm | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Gov. Laura Kelly has issued a declaration of disaster emergency ahead of a winter storm that's expected to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the state on Saturday.  
Kansas soldier fights for his old job after returning from duty | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Kansas Army National Guard Capt. Ed Raschen had just returned from duty in the Middle East. 
Kansas bill would require notifications of missing foster children | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Child welfare officials would be required to notify the legislature, the governor and the media when a foster child goes missing under proposed legislation. 
Fans travel for final weekend at Neives' Restaurant | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Fans from across Cowley County and beyond are lining up to eat at Neives' Mexican Restaurant in Winfield. 
Police: Patriots owner Robert Kraft solicited prostitute | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Police in Florida have charged New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution, saying they have videotape of him paying for a sex act inside an illicit massage parlor. 
Wichita police will increase traffic enforcement near high schools | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The Wichita Police Department will be increasing enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety.
Kansas House committee votes to keep death penalty in place | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
 A Kansas House committee has narrowly voted to keep the state's death penalty law in place.
Man exposes himself in Wichita businesses | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The Wichita Police Department is searching for a suspect who allegedly exposed himself at several Wichita businesses. 
What deals you can expect for Walmart's 'Baby Savings Day' | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
With two little ones in tow, Bailey Jefferson knows how expensive kids can be, and that's why she's rejoicing in Walmart's baby saving day Saturday. 
Board of embattled Kansas military school looks to future | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The board of an embattled Kansas military school is exploring what to do with the property as the private boarding school prepares to close after facing years of litigation.
Burglary ring: 10 arrested, $170,000 in property recovered in Wichita | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office received information Tuesday from from the Sumner County Sheriff's Office that property was possibly being kept in a storage unit at 1775 South George Washington Boulevard in Wichita.
Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Congress is set to resolve a bruising brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion.
Valentine's Day spike in business for private investigators | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Valentine's Day. A day some embrace, a day some dread, and a day that keeps private investigators busy.
Union Rescue Mission tackling growing meth problem | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The local non-profit, Union Rescue Mission, is tackling the growing methamphetamine problem with a faith-based approach.
Roy'ale Spencer's family demands answers about his death | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
"My baby died January 21st," said Geneva Smith, standing outside the Sedgwick County Courthouse.  "No one has even went in for a simple child endangerment." A Wichita family demands answers in the death of 9-year-old Roy'ale Spencer.  
Winter weather whips back into KAKEland | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
An area of low pressure in Iowa will swing a cold front across KAKEland Thursday, spoiling the mild temperatures and dipping the mercury into the teens and 20s by morning. In addition to the cold, a mixed precipitation event is anticipated across the state on Friday. 
Woman killed in fiery wrong-way crash on K-254 in Kechi | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The Kansas Highway Patrol says Brooke Spainhower was driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of K-254 when she failed to negotiate a curve. Her car hit a bridge rail structure and caught on fire. 
Kansas ends 2 child welfare grants, reviews 4 | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Kansas has canceled two grants to private agencies for services for troubled families and plans to renegotiate the terms of another four grants for services for foster children.
A blizzard takes aim on KAKEland | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A strong storm system will bring rain, snow and wind to KAKEland Saturday. Rain could be heavy at times and rumbles of thunder are definitely not out of the questions. Heavy snow and high wind will create blizzard conditions across much of KAKEland.
Bill Cosby says he's a 'political prisoner,' refuses court-ordered counseling | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Comedian and convicted felon Bill Cosby has refused to take part in mandatory counseling as he serves time in a suburban Philadelphia prison after being found guilty at trial on three counts of sexual assault.
Small hospital, clinics in southeast Kansas will close | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A hospital in a small southeast Kansas town is closing immediately, in part because it doesn't have enough money to pay employees. 
Kansas elementary school students give up Valentine's Day party to help sick children | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Fifth graders from two Andover elementary schools are making sure kids who are too sick to come to school are included in Valentine's Day celebrations.  
'Zombie deer' disease reported in Kansas, 23 other states | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Animals with a disease known as "zombie deer" have been reported in 24 states including Kansas, according to the CDC.
2 persons of interest in custody in teen's killing outside KC high school | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Authorities say a teenage girl was fatally shot outside a Kansas City high school after two groups of people got into an argument at a basketball game.
Man in stolen car arrested after police chase in south Wichita | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Garth Gray was booked early Thursday morning for criminal possession of a firearm, flee and elude, an aggravated weapons violation, possession of stolen property, traffic charges and a parole violation. 
Experts warning online daters of increase in romance scams | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Experts are warning people who have online dating profiles to be careful after new complaint data released by the Federal Trade Commission shows a significant increase in online romance scams. 
Rollover accident leaves one in critical condition | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
One person is in critical condition following a rollover accident in Riverside. At around 9:30 p.m. police responded to a rollover near Meridian and McClean Blvd. 
Residents react to designs as ballpark groundbreaking begins | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Construction signs and fencing have all gone up around the site of Wichita’s new baseball stadium. Some signs of Lawrence Dumont still exist, and so do concerns about the future.
Kennedy Brown Honored to Represent Kansas in All-Star game | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Brown is the second female player from Kansas selected for the McDonald's All-American game. 
Overcrowding at Sedgwick County Jail | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Prisoners come in and out of the Sedgwick County Jail everyday, and right now, they're coming in too often.
MISSING IN KANSAS: Torimechele Garner missing again | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Investigators are asking for the community’s help with finding Torimechele Garner.
Deb Farris | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PMDeb grew up on a farm in Iowa before moving to Pratt, Kansas. She graduated from Pratt High School and Fort Hays...
Shane Ewing | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Anchor / ReporterShane Ewing anchors Good Morning Kansas and KAKE News at 11. Despite living in numerous places along his journey to the Sunflower State, Shane calls...
Alyson Acklin | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Anchor for Good Morning Kansas and Good Morning KAKElandAlyson joined KAKE News from KTEN in Denison, Texas. There she covered record flooding...
Annette Lawless | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Anchor / ReporterEmmy and Murrow-award winning journalist Annette Lawless joined the KAKE News family as an anchor and reporter in August 2013. You can...
Krista Miller | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Anchor / ReporterYou can see Krista Miller reporting weeknights and co-anchoring KAKE News on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Lily Wu | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Crime ReporterLily Wu is KAKE News' crime reporter on weekdays. She joined KAKE News in 2010 after earning a master's degree in journalism.
Greg Miller | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Anchor/ReporterGreg Miller is an Anchor and Reporter for KAKE News weekdays.
Elijah Higgins | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Multimedia JournalistElijah Higgins is a Multimedia Journalist for KAKE News. Originally from Colwich, Kan...
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KAKE | February 22, 2019
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KAKE | February 22, 2019
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Elementary students make birthday cards for Oklahoma veteran | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Recil Troxil is a 92-year-old World War II vet whose family is asking people to send birthday cards to him. 
MISSING IN KANSAS: Dantay Williams | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Police are hoping the community can help find teenager Dantay Williams, who went missing on Jan. 16 in Wichita. 
Ice to impact Thursday morning commute in Wichita | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Slick roads have proven to be troublesome for Wichita drivers, and with more ice coming in, the morning commute will be more dangerous. 
Wichita prepares for the worst after 2 days of icy commutes | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
As weather conditions continue to decline, businesses and people across Wichita are preparing for the icy conditions expected on Thursday.
MISSING IN KANSAS: Search for Megan Foglesong | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The mystery of what happened to a missing Kansas woman continues to rattle a central Kansas community.
Wichitans say current public transportation isn't cutting it | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Many Wichitans rely on public transportation, but some say there aren't enough options to get them from point A to point B. 
Missing in Kansas: Brayden Paxson | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The family of Brayden Paxson says he went missing on Dec. 25, 2018, in Wichita. 
How DCF aims to find missing kids, takes on new lawsuit | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
DCF has been under massive scrutiny in recent years. Annette Lawless speaks to the agency about a new lawsuit and improvements with finding missing kids. 
Missing in Kansas: Randy Leach | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A teenage boy went to a friend’s house for a party – only to never be seen or heard from again.
Missing in Kansas: Tabitha Brewer | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
It’s been 20 years since Tabitha Brewer was last seen. Tabitha was outside of her dad’s home on the night of April 27, 1998, in Shawnee, Kan. 
Missing in Kansas: Nancy Arita-Salazar | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Johnson County investigators are hoping you can help them find teenager Nancy Arita-Salazar. 
Missing in Kansas: Clarence Moore | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
It’s been a mystery for more than 60 years. Soldier Clarence Moore was stationed in Fort Riley, in north-central Kansas, but vanished sometime in 1956. 
Missing in Kansas: Mary Lang | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Mary Lang was last seen in downtown Hays, early in the afternoon of Oct. 21, 1983.
Missing in Kansas: Kevin Congrove | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The Wichita Police Department is asking for the community’s help with finding Kevin Congrove.
Missing in Kansas: April Wiss | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The disappearance of a Kansas teen remains a mystery for 18 years. April Wiss was last in south Wichita in Jan. 2000.
Missing in Kansas: Austin Griffin | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Wichita Police are hoping the public can help find a teenage boy who was last seen this summer.
Missing in Kansas: Lori Freitas | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A northeast Kansas woman may have been on her way to the hospital before she went missing in January 2014. She hasn't been seen since.
Missing in Kansas: Darian Hudson | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A woman missing from Oklahoma was planning to head to Kansas before she vanished. She was last seen in October 2017.
Missing in Kansas: Donald Goodman | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A Kansas man was last seen riding his bicycle on July 25, 1993. He remains missing today.
Missing in Kansas: Zachary Anderson | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Topeka Police is asking for the community’s help with finding Zachary Michael Anderson.
Missing in Kansas: David & Gabriel Gendreau | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
David and Gabriel Gendreau went missing from Lawrence, Kan., on Sept. 17. They may now be in Wichita.
Missing in Kansas: Jaquilla Scales | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A young girl disappeared from a South-Central Kansas home more than 17 years ago. 
Missing in Kansas: Jeremy Coots | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A boy disappeared while at his babysitter’s decades ago in northeast Kansas.
Missing in Kansas: Vincent Moore | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
An infant disappeared more than three years ago in south-central Kansas. Now, family is clinging to hope for the safe return of Vincent Moore.
MISSING IN KANSAS: Jackie Hay cold case | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Jackie Hay hasn’t been seen since Sept. 12, 1981. The five-year-old vanished as her family was preparing for an outing in Shawnee County. 
Missing in Kansas: Marvin Reif | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The Catholic Diocese of Dodge City continues to pray for the safe return of Father Marvin Reif. He went missing on April 3, 2017, in Protection, Kan. 
Missing in Kansas: Kristina Childress | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
A northeast Kansas woman has been missing for several months and may need medical help. 
Missing in Kansas: Gabrielle Cooper | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Loved ones are worried about Gabrielle Cooper. The 17-year-old went missing on July 8 in Hays, Kan. 
Stepmother of Lucas Hernandez jailed after boy's body found | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Lucas Hernandez stepmother, 27-year-old Emily Glass, was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at 10:34 p.m. Thursday.
Texas man charged with having sex with Hutchinson 15-year-old | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
The 15-year-old girl was found safe in Houston and Juan Carlos Carmona, 36, was taken into custody.
Giving hope to families coping with autism | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Parents with autistic and special needs children can often get frustrated, but there's a special place here in Wichita that has been bringing hope to Kansas families for more than 80 years. 
School bus overturns on icy Kansas City road | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Three students and two adults are going to be OK after a school bus overturned on an icy road in Kansas City.  
Freezing drizzle causes deadly wreck, school cancellations in Kansas | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
Dozens of Kansas schools are canceling classes after freezing drizzle created dangerous driving conditions.
Deadly accident shuts down highway | KAKE
KAKE | February 22, 2019
One person is killed in an early-morning accident in Kechi. Authorities were called before 1:50 a.m. Friday to K-254 and Oliver. 
Kansas man charged with kidnapping Michigan teen he met on Snapchat | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
A Kansas man is accused of driving to Michigan and kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl he met on Snapchat. 
Police: ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett faked attack to ‘promote his career’ | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett “took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career” when he made a false police report about an attack in Chicago, the city’s police superintendent said Thursday. 
Wichita driver's license office closed following explosion | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
An explosion shook the ground at a shopping center in northwest Wichita. Firefighters were called around 10:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Twin Lakes Shopping Center at 21st Street and Amidon.
Affidavit: Former Kansas volleyball coach catalogued stolen underwear | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
Court documents say a former volunteer volleyball coach at the University of Kansas stole dozens of pairs of underwear from players and catalogued them in labeled plastic storage containers. 
Man pleads guilty in attacks at Larned State Hospital | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
Anthony Ruiz-Hernandez, of Topeka, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted first-degree murder.
Student arrested for bomb threat at Newton High School | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
Police have arrested a 16-year-old Newton High School student after a threatening note was found in a classroom on Thursday. 
Car break-ins disrupt quiet Kansas town | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
Sedgwick police are investigating 12 car break-ins that occurred Tuesday morning and into Wednesday due to doors being left unlocked.
Possible thunderstorms and blizzard take aim on KAKEland | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
The majority of the rain and snow push into Kansas Saturday. This storm system will bring copious moisture to KAKEland with thunderstorms and even thunder snow not out of the question.
Hospitalized woman gets billed for missed dental appointment | KAKE
KAKE | February 21, 2019
Lucie Kline's world has been flipped upside down. What started out as a routine surgery, a hysterectomy, ended in complications. "The next day I woke up and told my mom I'm going to die," says Kline. As she was admitted back into the hospital, it didn't take doctors long to figure out she ...