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Driver arrested for DUI in crash that killed Augusta teen

The Cowley County Sheriff's Office said Kaitlyn Keeling was heading west when her Chevy Traverse crossed the center line and struck an oncoming motorcycle head-on. → Read More

'Justice for Floyd' protesters gather at north Wichita police station

Police Chief Gordon Ramsay and Mayor Brandon Whipple spoke to a growing crowd of protesters Saturday afternoon. → Read More

KDOC: El Dorado inmate death not believed to be coronavirus-related

44-year-old Bobby Edwards died at around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, March 24. The death is not believed to be related to COVID-19. → Read More

KDOC: El Dorado inmate death not believed to be coronavirus-related

44-year-old Bobby Edwards died at around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, March 24. The death is not believed to be related to COVID-19. → Read More

Western Kansas mayor resigns during Zoom meeting

The mayor in Oakley, Kansas resigned during a teleconference on Monday. Oakley Mayor Timothy Whyte made the announcement about an hour into the audio-only conference. → Read More

Police investigating body found in west Wichita

Wichita Police are investigating after a body was discovered in the 200 block of S West St. → Read More

Sedgwick County identifies COVID-19 cluster at The Manor Nursing Home

The county and The Manor Nursing Home at Park West identified ten positive test results at the facility, including one death. → Read More

Finney County reports first COVID-19 death

A release from the county states the resident was a woman in her 50s who had "underlying conditions." → Read More

Fifth coronavirus case reported in Johnson County, 7th in Kansas

This new case involves a woman in her 50s with ties to the Johnson County Community College. → Read More

Grassfire in Oklahoma panhandle forces town evacuation

The green on this radar image represents smoke visible on weather radar. An emergency dispatcher for Beaver County said the entire town is under evacuation orders, and buses were helping get people... → Read More

Girls throw down in Kansas' first official girls-only state wrestling tournament

"Wrestling boys, it's okay," said Manhattan High School wrestler Dache Island-Jones. "I'm not trying to say males are superior to females, but it's a little bit harder. Wrestling somebody at the sa... → Read More

Firefighters conduct mitigation burns to help prevent wildfires in Reno County

?Firefighters brought out the torches north of Hutchinson this morning. They're using fire to help prevent wildfires. "We're out here doing some mitigation work," said Hutchinson Fire Division Chi... → Read More

Child killed in Reno County farming accident

A child is dead after an accident at a home in rural Reno County Saturday. The Reno County Sheriff's Office said a tractor ran over a 22-month-old boy at a farm on 82nd Road, southwest of Sterling. → Read More

State troopers talk safety after patrol vehicles struck

The Kansas Highway Patrol has had a busy month responding to crashes, and every incident puts that trooper in danger. At least three law enforcement vehicles have been struck this year. → Read More

Retailers optimistic for holiday sales despite shorter shopping season

The fourth Thursday of November happened later in the month this year, which means Thanksgiving is almost an entire week closer to Christmas. → Read More

Preventing porch piracy as holiday shopping season begins

The holiday shopping season is already starting, and that means package thieves may be watching out for easy targets. KAKE News takes a look at a few steps you can take to keep your packages and yo... → Read More

Clearwater Elementary raises more than $8,000 to send veterans to D.C.

The Kansas Honor Flight sends veterans to the nation's capital several times a year. While the trip is free for veterans, the travel costs add up. That's where the Clearwater students are stepping in. → Read More

Salina economy gets boost from new business landing near airport

A new business is expected to bring dozens of jobs to Salina in the short term, but officials say 1 Vision Aviation could eventually bring hundreds of jobs to the region. → Read More

Sheriff's office identifies 3 killed in Reno County crash

The Reno County Sheriff's Office has identified three men who were killed in a head-on crash Sunday morning. → Read More

Man dies after weekend motorcycle crash in north Wichita

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Michael Ralls' motorcycle crashed into a barrier wall on I-135 near 13th Street North at around 3:20 p.m. Saturday. → Read More