El Dorado

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KNSS News
February 13, 2020 - 8:07 pm
Authorities say an ambulance has crashed on a slushy stretch of I-35 near El Dorado.
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KNSS News
October 10, 2019 - 1:23 pm
The Butler County Sheriff says everyone is safe, after investigating a call at the HollyFrontier Refinery in El Dorado overnight that prompted evacuations. Sheriff Kelly Herzet said Butler County 911 received a call around 10:30 p.m. from a contractor at the refinery who said he saw three men, one...
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June 27, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Authorities have found a body inside a badly burned central Kansas garage. The fire was reported before 1:00 p.m. Thursday just southwest of El Dorado. Butler County dispatchers said the detached garage was on fire. There were multiple explosions from propane tanks stored in the garage. There is no...
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November 01, 2018 - 6:01 pm
Kansas prison officials say two correctional officers were injured while responding to a fight between inmates at El Dorado Correctional Facility. Corrections department spokesman Samir Arif says the fight occurred last Friday. He said the officers were treated on-site and their injuries were not...
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Dreamstime
August 25, 2018 - 6:32 pm
A man who made meth in a studio apartment has left quite the cleanup for the landlord. Angela McKnight rented a studio apartment to a man just thirty days' ago. As is customary for a landlord, she took pictures of the inside of the apartment before the tenant moved in. The pictures taken after the...
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August 10, 2018 - 10:44 pm
Two people have were injured, one critically, following a crash in Butler County. The crash happened Friday night on US 54 east of El Dorado near Bluestem Road. Butler County authorities say three cars were involved in the crash. One person was critically injured and airlifted to a Wichita hospital...
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July 02, 2018 - 1:46 pm
Inmates broke dozens of windows and set fires during a weekend disturbance at a maximum-security prison in south-central Kansas that has been the scene of other incidents, officials said Monday. Nobody was hurt in the fracas that started around noon Sunday in the recreation yard at the prison in El...
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Dreamstime
November 01, 2017 - 9:00 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) — A review of prison unrest at the El Dorado prison facility has revealed problems leading up to an uprising. The internal review sites prison staffers who didn't secure doors that allowed for up to seventy inmates to leave their cell blocks. The review was released Wednesday by...
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Dreamstime
September 30, 2017 - 9:01 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are debating how much the decision to house more inmates two-to-a-cell has fueled unrest at state prisons in recent months. Some worry about plans for opening a new state prison with a majority of its cells double-bunked. Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood told...
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Dreamstime
September 24, 2017 - 10:01 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Corrections reports several spikes this year in the number of inmates transferred among its prisons. Officials are debating how much the movement of prisoners is fueling inmate unrest. The department says short-term increases in transfers of inmates into...
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