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Amid national hepatitis A outbreaks, Kansas requires vaccine for schoolkids

Kansas schools will require two new vaccines come August, including one against a virus that’s hospitalized 13,000 people and killed 200 across the country since 2016. 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Portions of I-235 to shutdown over the weekend Video included

Drivers beware!  There's a big road closure coming to Wichita this weekend.  Construction will shutdown a large chunk of I-235 in both directions. 

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RECALL ALERT: Adjustable desk & Coffee mugs Video included

OFFICE DEPOT RECALLS DESKS DUE TO SHOCK HAZARD Description: This recall involves  Realspace Magellan Performance-Electric Height-Adjustable Desks. They were sold in espresso or cherry colors. The desks have the Office Depot SKU number 358370 (espresso) or 216230 (cherry) printed on a label located underneath the desk top. The desk’s control box is located under the desk on the right side and controls the desk’s upward and downward movements.  Consumer Contac...

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Officer goes above and beyond to help 76-year-old woman Video included

A Wichita Police Officer has gone above and beyond to help a 76-year-old woman pay for her bills.

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Burglars posing as tree trimmers steal from Wichita woman Video included

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Wichita police are warning residents to be on guard after two people posing at city tree trimmers stole from a homeowner.

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Radio host shares story during Minority Mental Health Month Video included

A local radio personality is opening up about mental health to help others during Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

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ON YOUR SIDE GETS ANSWERS: Renters' rights and Kansas benefits Video included

Each week, we invite viewers to ask us even the smallest questions about technology, culture, your neighborhood, or even renters' rights. That's the subject of a question coming to KAKE News this week from Charles, in Wichita.

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Class unlocks entrepreneurial thinking Video included

A class is inspiring entrepreneurial thinking inside the El Dorado Correctional Facility.

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Atlanta Mayor OKs smoking ban in bars, restaurants, airport

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 The mayor of Atlanta has signed legislation banning smoking and vaping in enclosed areas such as bars, restaurants and the smoking rooms in one of the world's busiest airports.   

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Mazda recalling 262,000 vehicles to fix stall problem

Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly.  

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Check on the elderly during summer heat Video included

With temperatures reaching the 90s this week, heat exhaustion can sneak up on young children and the elderly. 

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Kansas judge won't give go-ahead for telemedicine abortions

A state court judge is declining to give a Kansas clinic permission to provide telemedicine abortions. 

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New discount card for Sedgwick County veterans, military Video included

The Sedgwick County Register of Deeds began a new discount card program today. 

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Measles likely to come to Kansas amid outbreak

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The national measles outbreak has not hit Kansas yet, but it has come close with cases reported in neighboring states.

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Couple claims they gave birth to other couples' babies after IVF mix-up, lawsuit says

A New York couple filed a federal lawsuit against a fertility clinic claiming they gave birth to twins that were not biologically theirs. 

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Detective raises awareness of PTSD after being shot Video included

A Wichita Police detective is raising awareness of post traumatic stress disorder 11 years from his traumatic experience.

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Father creates free teen defensive driving program Video included

The national free teen defensive driving program is coming to Wichita at the end of the month. 

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Families find 'furever' friends at adoption events Video included

Hundreds of people gathered at various pet adoption events in Wichita today. 

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Wichita veteran builds business and community Video included

Army veteran Barshey Bryant now calls Kansas home after retiring from the military. But he doesn't just build a successful cleaning business, he helps build a successful community.

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RECALL ALERT: fireworks Video included

In this week's Recall Alert, a number of fireworks have been recalled because they're overloaded with explosives. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is worried the fireworks could explode more than expected and hurt someone. In one case, an 8-year-old boy lost his hand. The fireworks in question are sold by GS Fireworks, Grandma's Fireworks and Keystone Fireworks. But unless you bought fireworks in Michigan, Indiana or Pennsylvania, you shouldn't have them. That's where tho...

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Catholic Church says confession remains secret Video included

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"I just would like for everybody to get on the same page,"said Janet Patterson, who's son was abused by a parish priest as a child.  "We're protecting children no matter what." 

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Kansas law now offers protections to some users of CBD oil Video included

A Kansas law granting access to CBD oil with low levels of THC to treat chronic conditions goes into effect Monday.

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CDC issues warning on 'crypto' fecal parasite that can live for days in swimming pools

Health officials are asking Americans to take precautions over reports that “crypto,” a fecal parasite that can be transmitted via swimming pools, is on the rise. 

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2-year-old boy dies after contracting E. coli visiting petting zoo at San Diego County Fair

A 2-year-old child has died after contracting E. coli at a petting zoo that was part of the San Diego County Fair. The young boy was one of four children who contacted E. coli from the fair, according to the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. 

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Firefighters will continue inspecting fireworks tents Video included

The Wichita Fire Department will continue to inspect the 30 fireworks stands in Wichita.

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ON YOUR SIDE GETS ANSWERS: Robocalls and the "Do Not Call" list

This week, the government announced it's planning a nationwide crackdown on robocalls. But how is this different than the Do Not Call Registry? That's what our viewers are asking KAKE On Your Side.

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Apple recalling some MacBook Pro laptops due to fire hazard

Apple is recalling some MacBook Pro laptops due to a fire hazard.   

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Fisher Price recalls 71,000 infant sleepers

 Fisher-Price has recalled 71,000 inclined sleeper accessories because infants can roll from their backs to their stomachs on inclined sleep products, risking injury or death. 

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FTC cracking down on illegal robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission cracking down on illegal robocalls, including dozens of actions against domestic operations responsible for more than 1 billion calls.    

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Study: More evidence links earthquakes to energy waste wells

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Scientists say they have more evidence that an increase in earthquakes on the Colorado-New Mexico border has been caused by wells that inject wastewater from oil and gas production back underground. 

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Wins for Kansas: Hope for Hemophilia Video included

A non-profit group helps families deal with a condition that prevents blood from clotting easily after a cut or injury.

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Fore! Hash browns recalled over golf ball bits

You have an early-morning golf match. You make coffee and contemplate the optimal breakfast to help you hit the ball straighter and calm those first-tee jitters. 

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People hurting pets to access pain pills

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 Drugs addicts are hurting their pets to get pain medication. Veterinarians are reporting it across the country. 

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Sargento expands cheese recall due to possible bacterial contamination

Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc., is expanding a voluntary recall of some cheeses due to a possible bacterial contamination.

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6 in 10 Americans don't have $500 in savings

Nearly six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to cover a $500 or $1,000 unplanned expense, according to a new report from Bankrate. 

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Veteran suicide rate staggering

Today the Department of Veterans Affairs released its most comprehensive study yet on the subject of veterans suicides.  

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    Deb Farris

    Deb Farris

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Deb grew up on a farm in Iowa before moving to Pratt, Kansas. She graduated from Pratt High School and Fort Hays...

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    Deb grew up on a farm in Iowa before moving to Pratt, Kansas. She graduated from Pratt High School and Fort Hays...

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    Craig Nigrelli

    Craig Nigrelli

    Anchor for KAKE News @ 5PM, 6PM, 10PM

    Craig Nigrelli has reported and shared major news stories with viewers for more than 29 years...

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    Craig Nigrelli has reported and shared major news stories with viewers for more than 29 years...

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    Shane Ewing

    Shane Ewing

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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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    Anchor / Reporter

    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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