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Another quick round of rain and snow on the way

A quick moving system will clip Kansas Thursday as it dives southeast from the Northern Plains. This next weather make could bring a rain, snow mix and some light accumulation is possible. 

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Democrats appeal for GOP help to convict 'corrupt' Trump

(Jan. 22). The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s offenses. (Jan. 22). The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s offenses.
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President Donald Trump says he wants top aides to testify in his Senate impeachment trial, but he qualifies that by suggesting there are “national security” concerns that will keep that from happening. More>>

Wichita high school coach using KU, K-State brawl to teach players a lesson Video included

Eric Hammond, Wichita North High School's basketball coach, is using Tuesday night's chaos at the KU, K-State game to talk to his players about good sportsmanship. 

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KU, KSU players suspended for roles in brawl Video included

Kansas basketball player Silvio De Sousa has been suspended indefinitely for his role in a brawl at the end of Tuesday's game against Kansas State. 

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GKN Aerospace hosting career fair near Spirit AeroSystems

For those who have been laid off from the aerospace industry, there might be a small ray of hope. 

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Spirit employees frustrated over company communication Video included

A company memo sent out to Spirit employees said that departures for people affected by the recent layoffs would start today, but so far, no word.  “A lot of us have been messaging back and forth this morning and none of us have gotten a call from over here,” said Jill Relph.  Relph is a sheet metal mechanic at Spirit. Without receiving a call from her manager like expected, she decided to just show up for her shift and hope that her badge would let her in the ... More>>

Wichita father charged with murder in infant's death

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Marlin Williams made his first court appearance Wednesday and was charged with first-degree murder the the death of Marrell Williams. He's also charged with three counts of aggravated battery. 

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Patrick Mahomes wears bracelet from teenager in Hays Video included

The yellow band reading, "Sophia Strong," is on the quarterback's wrist every game. Now, Sophia will see her lucky charm on the field in Miami. She says this gives her the strength she needs to keep fighting.

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Two runaway Wichita teens believed to be together

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A Wichita nonprofit says a missing 16-year-old girl is believed to be with another teenager who ran away from the local children's home on Tuesday.

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Wichita family making 3D printed koalas to raise money for Australia rescue group

A Wichita woman and her two sons are making 3D printed koalas to raise money for a koala rescue group in Australia.

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Man, teen killed in Eastern Kansas crash

Two people were killed in a crash in Franklin County, Kansas early Tuesday. 

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DB Schenker in Wichita to reduce its workforce by 255

DB Schenker will be reducing its workforce at the Wichita distribution center. 

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KAKEland Snow Totals

Here's a look at your snow totals from across KAKEland:

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Snow creates slick roads across KAKEland Video included

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect until noon Wednesday for greater Wichita, Hutchinson, and central Kansas. 

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FedEx warns of scam text messages that hack your phone

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A scam that hooks victims via a text that appears to come from FedEx is prompting warnings from the company and from law enforcement agencies.

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Kansas woman dies when car overturns in creek

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A 76-year-old Kansas woman has died after her car went off a highway and flipped into a creek. 

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Kansas woman pleads guilty to sexually abusing, starving 5-year-old boy

A Kansas woman accused of sexually abusing and starving a 5-year-old boy has pleaded guilty.  

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Closings & Delays

The latest list of school and weather-related closings and delays.

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One year later: mother pushes for stronger gun laws

One year ago, Tuesday, Geneva Smith got the worst call any parent could expect.

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Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game Video included

Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee behind the basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player picking up a stool, moments after the Jayhawks tried to dribble out the time on their 81-59 victory.

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Local nurse goes above and beyond to help families suffering from the loss of a baby

"Every birth is monumental, whether it's a few minutes or a few days. It's still monumental, that the parents acknowledge their child's existence." 

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Kansas deputy wounds fleeing motorist after carjacking attempt

Authorities say a suspect was shot and wounded by law enforcement following a chase in central Kansas. The deputy-involved shooting happened Tuesday along K-96 near Rush Center. 

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Gretchen Carlson named keynote at WSU's anti-trafficking conference

Former Fox News host and journalist Gretchen Carlson will be a keynote speaker at the 6th annual Anti-Human Trafficking Conference at Wichita State.

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Kansas lawmakers consider constitutional change on abortion Video included

Abortion opponents and abortion rights supporters packed the Kansas Legislature's largest committee room Tuesday as two committees reviewed a proposal for overturning a state Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights.

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Man arrested after smartphone app finds Wichita woman's stolen car Video included

Thanks to a phone app, Wichita police quickly found a car jacking victim's 2019 Ford Escape. Within 24 hours of the crime, investigators tracked it to a quick trip near downtown and took two suspects in for questioning.  

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MISSING IN KANSAS: Fernando Rodriguez found safe

Fernando Rodriguez has been found safe.

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From Kansas to the 49ers, Katie Sowers makes NFL history

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“I remember we would make boys cry,” San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers said, laughing and adding some of that might have come from their technique: Seize “their shirts, spin them around and throw them down.”

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Chiefs superfan gets Super Bowl chance of a lifetime, tragedy might keep her from going Video included

"The first time i walked into arrowhead stadium i just fell in love with it." 25 years ago, Andrea Lara's love story began with with the Chiefs. Since then, she's only missed 5 games.  

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Police investigating pair of thefts at Zeller, Evergy, Kansas Gas in Arkansas City

Police in Arkansas City are investigating two thefts that occurred at local businesses, resulting in losses of more than $7,000.  

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Travel tips if you're headed to Miami to cheer on the Chiefs Video included

A trip to Miami, Florida always sounds good to Kansans this time of year. With the Chiefs headed to the Super Bowl on February 2nd for the first time in 50 years, there is a huge incentive.  But what does that mean for traveling? "The biggest thing would get your airline tickets as soon as possible. Also your hotel reservations as soon as possible. It's going to fill up, there's going to be a lot of people in the Miami area. Do it now. Don't wait," said Matt Bert with... More>>

Pet dies in house fire in Eastborough

No one was home when a fire broke out in Eastborough on Monday, but a pet did die.

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Kansas governor's $7.8 billion budget calls for taxing streaming services

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s budget wish list is long: boosting spending on higher education, public safety and human services. 

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Person killed in house fire in south Wichita Video included

One person has been found dead after crews responded to a house fire in south Wichita.

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Police: 2 dead, 15 hurt in Kansas City shooting

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Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say at least two people are dead and 15 people were reportedly injured in a shooting outside a bar.

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MISSING IN KANSAS: Juan Carmen Perez Video included

Garden City Police is asking for the community’s help with finding Juan Carmen Perez. 

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Shockers drop out of AP Top 25 after back-to-back losses

Wichita State dropped out of the AP Top 25 basketball poll after losses to Temple and Houston last week. The Shockers were ranked 16th.

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Wichita police investigate newborn baby's death

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Wichita police say they're investigating the death of a 7-day-old boy.

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Mistrial in 2nd trial of Kansas man accused of killing infant

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D'Khari  Lyons was charged after Michael Calvert Jr. died in November 2018 while Lyons was watching him for his mother.

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1 killed, 2 hurt in rollover crash in Pratt County

Authorities say one person has died and two others were injured in a rollover crash in south-central Kansas.  

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Kansas City Chiefs advance to their first Super Bowl in 50 years Video included

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 Kansas City Chiefs advance to their first Super Bowl in 50 years, beating Tennessee Titans 35-24 in AFC title game.

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School board president arrested on DUI charge

The president and longtime member of the Valley Center school board was arrested in Wichita on January 12th on charges of DUI and driving with no vehicle liability insurance. 

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Earthquake rattles many in south central Kansas Video included

Did you feel the earthquake at around 1:05 p.m. Sunday afternoon? If you did, you're not alone. 

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The technology of the future paints a very lonely picture for all of us

While standing next to Samsung's new softball-shaped robot Ballie at the CES tech show this week, a company spokesperson told me the personal assistant prototype may one day be able to roll over to me and call 911 if I've fallen down. My dark-yet-immediate reaction was to wonder whether the newly-announced "artificial humans" from startup Neon a few booths over would be able to do the same. 

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The student loan debt is about $1.6 trillion and hardly anyone can afford to pay it down

The student loan burden in the US is about $1.6 trillion and rising, mostly because people have barely made a dent in paying down their loans. 

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Suspect presumed dead, woman rescued in standoff, fire Video included

Emergency crews responded to two separate incidents in rural Butler County Saturday evening. 

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K-State stuns #12 West Virginia, 84-68

Cartier Diarra tied a career high with 25 points. 

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Kansas rallies to defeat Texas on the road

Devon Dotson and Udoka Azuibuike helped lead the charge for the Jayhawks. 

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Shockers cold shooting leads to Houston win Video included

Wichita State has dropped back to back games for the first time this season. 

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Paxton's Blessing Box in need of donations

Paxton's Blessing Boxes have been a valued and needed source of food and supplies for many people throughout the entire Wichita area. However, in recent weeks, the group has received several texts and emails about the boxes being empty. 

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Moody’s says 737 MAX layoffs threatens talent migration from Wichita

Moody’s Investors Services says the fallout from the 737 MAX layoffs in Wichita threatens to zap the region of vital talent in an already-tight local labor market and have other, broader impacts on the local economy. 

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Justices taking up bans on state money to religious schools

A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states.

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Sheriff: Sedgwick County jail is facing overcapacity Video included

Cots line the walls and fill the gymnasium at the Sedgwick County Jail as the number of inmates continues to rise.

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Small fire at Sedgwick County courthouse extinguished quickly; no injuries reported Video included

A small fire at the Sedgwick County courthouse Saturday morning caused some smoke and air damage, but nobody was injured. 

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Stolen SUV hit by train Video included

Stolen SUV hit by train.

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Man dies in north-central Kansas crash Friday

A man has died after a crash Friday morning in the north-central Kansas. 

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Suspect captured after deputy-involved shooting

A suspect is in police custody after a manhunt early Saturday morning.

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Budweiser, Eric Fisher repay Chiefs fans whose beers were used in celebration -- and then some

In what will go down as one of the greatest $20 investments in recent memory, two Chiefs fans definitely got their money’s worth when Budweiser and Bud Light repaid them in cases for a couple of “borrowed” beers.

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Chiefs fever spreads into Kansas Video included

From schedules on the wall to the pictures on her desk, it’s hard to miss that Andrea Larn of Wichita, is a Chiefs fan. 

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Wichita police arrest 2 for sex crimes against runaway teen

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Wichita police say they've arrested two men for sex crimes involving a runaway teenager. 

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Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max

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Boeing is working to fix a newly discovered problem with software powering up on the 737 Max, adding to the list of tasks the aircraft maker faces to get the grounded plane back in the air. Boeing said Friday it has told the Federal Aviation Administration about the issue. 

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United Way setting up fund to help laid-off workers pay bills Video included

United Way of the Plains is setting up a "Laid-Off Workers Fund" to help people who have recently been or who will be let go from jobs in Sedgwick County. It will be used to pay bills like rent, mortgages, and utilities directly to landlords or utility companies.

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16 wrecks across Wichita during winter weather Video included

16 wrecks across the Wichita metro during winter weather

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Blood drive held in memory of baby who needed hundreds of transfusions Video included

A Wichita family is remembering their daughter through a blood drive. Nora Rose Akins made a big impact in her short life. Nora was born with biliary atresia, a rare liver disease. What she needed was a liver transplant. But what kept her alive for ___ months was blood donations. In less than two months, Nora received more than 200 blood transfusions.

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2-month-old Wichita boy allegedly abused by father has died Video included

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Officer Charley Davidson says 2-month-old Marrell Williams died on Thursday. The child's twin sister was also hospitalized with a healing broken femur. 

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Advocates' hopes high as Kansas heads for medical pot debate

Kansas lawmakers expect this year to have their most serious debate so far on medical marijuana.

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Border Patrol horse trained by Kansas inmates retires after 7 years of service

A U.S. Border Patrol horse that was trained by Kansas inmates is retiring after seven years of service.  

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Man guilty of starting Kansas fire in effort to kill 2 women

Jurors have found a man guilty of starting a fire in a suburban Kansas City apartment in an attempt to kill two women who lived there. 

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Freezing rain makes KAKEland roads slick Video included

It's becoming more clear that although some light snow and sleet will fall in Kansas this week, the primary threat is freezing rain.

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Plane slides off taxiway at Kansas City airport as icy conditions close schools

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Authorities say a plane has slid off the taxiway at Kansas City International Airport due to icy conditions that also have closed schools, universities and government offices. 

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Police: Endangered 13-year-old Colorado girl may be in Wichita

Police say a missing 13-year-old girl from suburban Denver could be in the Wichita area. 

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Patrick Mahomes' Texas hometown adopts 'Red Friday'

Chiefs Kingdom is getting some extra support this weekend from quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ hometown in Texas. 

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Police search for suspects in north Wichita gas station theft

Wichita Police are looking for four suspects who broke into a gas station earlier this month. 

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Reminders for drivers ahead of winter weather blast Video included

Wichita crews have been getting ready for ice, sleet, and freezing rain headed to Wichita. The winter weather conditions could make Friday morning's commute challenging. 

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Man booked into jail after sister’s body found in Kansas

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A Lawrence man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 22-year-old sister, Johnson County prosecutors said Thursday. 

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Wichita city crews prepare for winter weather Video included

Wichita crews have been getting ready for winter weather headed to KAKE Land. Roads have been in good condition all day Thursday, but freezing rain is in the forecast for Thursday night and early Friday morning. That could lead to a slick commute Friday.

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Kansas governor seeks to use cash reserves to pay off debt Video included

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 Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly proposed Thursday that Kansas burn through more than half of its cash reserves to pay off some debt early while taking longer to close a long-term funding gap for the state pension system for teachers and government workers. 

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Community rallies around 6-year-old Kansas boy battling cancer

A southern Kansas community is raising money for the family of a 6-year-old boy who was diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Eve.

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Century II supporters still working on petition to save building

Century II supporters still working on petition to save building after plans are revealed to demolish it

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2 people killed in mobile home fire near Emporia

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Two people have been found dead after authorities responded to a mobile home fire near Emporia early Thursday morning. 

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Payless ShoeSource emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Payless ShoeSource has emerged from bankruptcy for the second time, with a focus on international markets. 

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71-year-old driver charged with hitting, killing Kansas girl

Sudhir Gandhi, of Lenexa, Kansas, is jailed on $50,000 bond after he was charged with reckless second-degree murder in the death of Alexandra Rumple. 

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Kansas governor pushes for highway plan, Medicaid expansion Video included

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday called for a new program to improve the state’s roads and bridges, urged state lawmakers to approve a bipartisan Medicaid expansion plan and warned she is likely to veto the income tax cuts that Republicans are pursuing. 

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Kansas hospital company closes Missouri location with short notice

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A Kansas hospital company abruptly closed a central Missouri hospital Wednesday, citing regulatory problems.

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Air Capital Commitment: organizations coming together amidst Spirit layoffs Video included

Less than one week after we got word of layoffs at Spirit Aerosystems, 15 different organizations are coming together to form a task force.

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Figure skating returns to Wichita generating an estimated $3.4 million for the city Video included

Wichita has 15 new sporting events on the books for 2020. Combined, they will bring in over $15 million in economic impact, and the first one started Wednesday at Intrust Bank Arena. 

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MISSING IN KANSAS: Audrey French

Audrey French was reported missing on Dec. 30, 2019.

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Police: 9-month-old Wichita girl in abuse case has died

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Officer Charley Davidson said that  9-month-old Maela Flores died Wednesday.

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MISSING IN KANSAS: Risks, warning signs of human trafficking

People of all backgrounds are vulnerable to becoming victims of human trafficking, but some folks may be more at risk than others. 

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Kansas school district closed due to widespread illness Video included

A school district in Marion County has will be closed for the rest of the week due to widespread illness. Goessel USD 411 is experiencing high absence rates due to the flu and stomach issues.

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Spirit workers unite on social media Video included

The Facebook group is giving members hope. Offering a place to vent frustration and make plans for their future. 

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SCAM ALERT: Century II supporters warn of fake online collection sites Video included

Members of the Save Century II organization say scammers are trying to take advantage of their efforts. 

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Man hurt when pickup goes off I-135 in Wichita

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A 20-year-old man has suffered critical injuries in a crash involving two vehicles on Interstate 135 in Wichita. 

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Sunflower Electric abandons proposed Kansas coal power plant

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Sunflower Electric Power Corp. on Wednesday abandoned its proposed coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas after nearly 15 years of pushing for the project, handing a big victory to environmentalists who opposed the plan from the beginning. 

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    Shane Ewing anchors Good Morning Kansas and KAKE News at 11. Despite living in numerous places along his journey to the Sunflower State, Shane calls...

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