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KNSS News
December 07, 2019 - 8:51 am
One person was hurt after an overnight crash on the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia. The accident happened around midnight at mile marker 116 to the south of Emporia. A semi-truck driver was heading south when he drove off the right shoulder then overcorrected. The vehicle then traveled back onto the...
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Rodney Price
December 07, 2019 - 6:58 am
A van that caught on fire overnight on the Kansas Turnpike completely shut down the southbound lanes of the roadway for about an hour. It happened around 11:10 p.m., at mile marker 41 just south of the toll booths in south Wichita. According to Sedgwick County dispatch, the vehicle was fully...
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Dave Wilson
December 06, 2019 - 11:23 pm
The Wichita Police Department has arrested 32-year-old Krista Dreiling of Wichita on a charge of felony theft and outstanding warrants stemming from a porch theft at a home in the 3300 block of East Clark. This is the second arrest in this case. 41-year-old Tammie Chaplin was arrested on Tuesday...
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KNSS News
December 06, 2019 - 9:25 pm
The top elections official has resigned in a populous Kansas county plagued in two recent elections with delays in reporting results. The Kansas secretary of state's office announced Thursday that Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker stepped down, but Metsker didn't give a reason in...
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KNSS News
December 06, 2019 - 7:57 pm
A driver lead police on a highspeed chase followed by a crash Friday night. The incident began a little before 6 p.m. Friday near South Broadway and Marion. Reports say the suspect rammed a squad car before leading police on a chase. Both cars sustained damages. The chase came to an end at an...
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KNSS News
December 06, 2019 - 6:46 pm
A Sedgwick County Detention Deputy has been arrested related to a stalking case. Deputy Shawn McGonnigil has been accused of stalking a fellow staff member and put on administrative leave for an unspecified amount of time. In addition to the criminal case, the deputy will also be investigated by...
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Ted Woodward
December 06, 2019 - 2:10 pm
A hit-and-run accident took place in the east part of Wichita, severely injuring a 34-year-old male pedestrian. It happened before 8:00 p.m. Thursday, south of Kellogg & Hydraulic. Investigators believe the suspect was driving a pickup truck north-bound on Hydraulic, making a left turn on to...
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Kansas judge accused of bigotry, profanities in courthouse
KNSS News
December 06, 2019 - 5:36 am
A foul-mouthed Kansas judge accused of bigotry and racism is facing complaints that his conduct violates the central judicial canons of independence, integrity and impartiality. The Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications will next week consider whether Montgomery County Judge F. William...
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Amount of water released into Missouri River being reduced
KNSS News
December 06, 2019 - 5:26 am
The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River is being reduced ahead of winter, so flooded areas along the river will see some relief. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from the Gavins Point dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border has been...
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Elections chief resigns in Kansas county beset with problems
KNSS News
December 06, 2019 - 5:19 am
The top elections official has resigned in a populous Kansas county plagued in two recent elections with delays in reporting results. The Kansas secretary of state's office announced Thursday that Johnson County Election Commissioner Ronnie Metsker stepped down, but Metsker didn't give a reason in...
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