Category: Area News

Scattered Severe Thunderstorms Possible Today and Tonight

Scattered to numerous thunderstorms with heavy rainfall will affect much of the area through the midday. Localized flooding is possible. Gusty winds to 45 mph may briefly occur as well. Scattered severe thunderstorms remain possible for all areas today and tonight with winds around 60 mph, hail around 1 inch diameter, and very heavy rains […]

Kansas Concealed Carry Application Numbers Continue to Decline in 2018 Fiscal Year

TOPEKA – The number of Kansans applying for new concealed carry licenses continued to decline in the recently ended 2018 fiscal year, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, the attorney general’s Concealed Carry Licensing Unit received 4,896 new applications. This was the lowest number of applications […]

Kansas Records 133 Fireworks-related Injuries, Four in Saline County

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports that at least 133 fireworks-related injuries occurred in the state over the Independence Day holiday week (July 1-7). The injuries, varying in severity, were reported by emergency departments throughout the state to the Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program (KSSP). Of the 133 injuries in Kansas, […]

UPDATE: Statewide Amber Alert Cancelled, Missing Lenexa Teen Found Safe

UPDATE: At about 5:15 p.m., the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found the missing girl and detained the suspect in St. Paul, Minnesota. “Thank you to all that provided information in this matter and the media’s assistance in sharing the alert so rapidly,” the authorities said. The Amber Alert has been cancelled. — LENEXA – […]

Heartland Health Care Clinic Physicians Donate Time and Services to Raise Money for Abilene High School

ABILENE – The physicians at Heartland Health Care Clinic, located at Memorial Hospital in Abilene, recently presented Abilene High School (AHS) Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Will Burton, a check for $860. The physicians donated their time and services to provide sports physicals for Abilene High School students. The money will be used at Abilene High School […]

Heat Advisory in Effect for Clay, Dickinson and Ottawa Counties

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING… For the counties of… Washington-Marshall-Nemaha-Brown-Clay-Riley-Pottawatomie-Jackson- Jefferson-Dickinson-Geary-Morris-Wabaunsee-Shawnee-Douglas-Lyon- Osage-Franklin-Coffey-Anderson. Including the cities of Washington, Hanover, Clifton, Linn, Greenleaf, Marysville, Blue Rapids, Frankfort, Sabetha, Seneca, Hiawatha, Horton, Clay Center, Manhattan, Wamego, St. Marys, Holton, Valley Falls, Oskaloosa, Perry, McLouth, Grantville, Meriden, Nortonville, Abilene, Herington, Junction City, Council Grove, […]

Heat Advisory in Effect Until 7:00 PM Saturday

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT SATURDAY… For the counties of… Russell-Lincoln-Barton-Ellsworth-Saline-Rice-McPherson-Marion- Chase-Reno-Harvey-Butler-Greenwood-Woodson-Allen-Kingman-Sedgwick- Harper-Sumner-Cowley-Elk-Wilson-Neosho-Chautauqua-Montgomery- Labette- Including the cities of Russell, Lincoln, Sylvan Grove, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Wilson, Salina, Lyons, Sterling, McPherson, Hillsboro, Marion, Peabody, Cottonwood Falls, Strong City, Hutchinson, Newton, El Dorado, Augusta, Andover, Rose Hill, Eureka, Madison, Yates Center, Iola, Humboldt, Kingman, […]

Governor Colyer Orders Flags to be Flown at Half-staff in Honor of Fallen Deputies

TOPEKA – In accordance with Executive Order 10-12, Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff state-wide from sun-up until sun-down on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in honor of Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputies Theresa “TK” King and Patrick Rohrer who were killed in the line of duty last week. “These two […]

City of McPherson Now Accepting Housing Rehabilitation Applications

MCPHERSON – The City of McPherson is currently accepting applications for a housing rehabilitation project designed to benefit low- to moderate-income families. The project utilizes a $300,000 federal grant designated for specific home improvements. This is the second grant awarded to the City through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The 2016 grant resulted […]