3 killed after 2 pickup trucks collide near Hutchinson
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three people were killed when two pickup trucks collided near Hutchinson.
The Reno County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that deputies...
Kansas officials warn of deer crashes as peak season looms
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials say November is peak season for deer-vehicle collisions, and they're warning drivers not to swerve abruptly to avoid hitting the animal because that could...
Bicyclist sues after stop by police, subsequent drug charges
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson man whose drug conviction was overturned because a court determined he had been illegally searched after he was stopped while riding a bicycle is suing the...
Series of 2.8 to 3.8 magnitude earthquakes rattle Kansas
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A series of three earthquakes have rattled portions of south-central Kansas.
The Kansas Geological Survey says the strongest measured 3.8 and struck around 2:40 a.m....
Kansas State Fair to evaluate gun rules for concert security
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Fair will reevaluate its gun policy this fall because concert security concerns could conflict with state law that allows gun owners to carry their weapons...
Mine safety grants totaling $400K awarded to 5 recipients
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five grants totaling $400,000 have been awarded to help prevent unsafe working conditions in and around U.S. mines.
Woman found strangled in Hutchinson alley in August has died
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson police say a 29-year-old woman who was found unconscious in an alley in August has died.
The Hutchinson News reports Lora Beth Stratton had been on life...
Another small earthquake rattles Hutchinson
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Another small earthquake has rattled shelves and rattled nerves in the Kansas town of Hutchinson.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake occurred at 8:21 a.m....
Former newspaper editor named new Kansas county magistrate
KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) — A former Hutchinson News managing editor has been named as a new magistrate for a rural south-central Kansas county.
Ron Sylvester was appointed to fill the judicial...
The Latest: 4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a series of earthquakes in Kansas (all times local):
A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas near Hutchinson, knocking down...
4.2 magnitude earthquake reported in Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A series of earthquakes shook parts of Kansas on Friday morning near Hutchinson, knocking down ceiling tiles and breaking some windows.
Garden City native running for 1st Congressional seat
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old Garden City native is running for the 1st Congressional District seat in Kansas.
Kali Barnett, a Democrat, is a political newcomer who taught school in...
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A 65-year-old Hutchinson man was sent to prison for threatening to kill his ex-wife and daughter and trying to burn down the couple's house before it could be sold in a...
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Reno County attorney says 10 officers who fired at a suspect during a confrontation at a Hutchinson home last month will not face charges.
Inmate hospitalized after fall at Kansas fairgrounds
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas inmate has been taken to a hospital after he fell while working on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Republican state senator from Kansas has fractured vertebrae while vacationing in Colorado.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 73-year-old Ed Berger, of...
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Former western Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp has resigned as the leader of an Illinois-based group that dismisses climate change and promotes free-market...
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prison inmate serving 50 years for a brutal murder has been ordered to stand trial for attempted rape last year of a female correctional officer.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — When a nonprofit group asked for donations to help the Hutchinson Zoo recover from flood damage, it hoped to raise $10,000 in a month or two.
Kansas parks tabulating economic losses from floods
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — This spring's heavy rain and flooding will cause significant economic losses at many of the state's 28 parks, both from damage and from closures and refunds to disappointed...
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one man is hospitalized and another is in custody after a standoff with police ended in an exchange of gunfire.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson Zoo director Ryan VanZant says flooding in May covered more than one-third of the zoo.
The Hutchinson News reports the zoo — except for the gift shop and...
Reno County Commission rejects wind farm proposal
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Reno County Commission has denied a proposal to build a wind farm in the county.
The commission voted 2-1 Thursday on a proposal from Florida-based NextEra Energy...
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Spanish renewable energy company's plant in central Kansas is upping its capacity to manufacture wind turbines.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Reno County authorities say a rural Hutchinson man died after he was pinned beneath an ATV on a road that was washed out by flood waters.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Mission control consoles used by NASA to guide trips to the moon are being restored by experts in Kansas and will soon be returned to the control room in Houston, Texas,...
High water forces Hutchinson Zoo to close
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — High water in central Kansas is forcing the Hutchinson Zoo to close for the first time in more than a decade.
Zoo Director Ryan VanZant says the closing earlier this...
ULYSSES, Kan. (AP) — A 17-year-old Kansas student will collect diplomas from high school and Harvard University this month.
Braxton Moral received his high school degree from Ulysses High...
Hutchinson woman alive after being hit by train
HUTCHNSON, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old Hutchinson woman is alive despite being hit by a train as she walked home from work.
Hutchinson police Lt. Rob Rowe says Anais Saulters suffered deep...
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a driver who died following a three-vehicle chase and shooting in Council Bluffs.
Police say 18-year-old Ethan Edgar, of Hutchinson,...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' corrections secretary said Tuesday that officials believe contraband drugs could be involved in the recent deaths of four inmates at three prisons but are awaiting...
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A proposed central Kansas wind farm has gotten some bad news after weeks of hearings.
KAKE-TV reports that the Reno County Planning Commission voted 4-3 Tuesday to...
School where band room was vandalized gets instruments
PRETTY PRARIE, Kan. (AP) — Students at a Kansas school where the band room was extensively damaged are back to practice thanks to a donation from another school district.
Priest arrested after money missing at Kansas church
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Reno County authorities say a Roman Catholic priest has been arrested after an investigation into money missing from a church.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Hutchinson man who is accused of killing a puppy has been arrested after a police chase.
Police said in an arrest affidavit that an officer began pursuing...
Man convicted in 2015 shooting death in Hutchison
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A 34-year-old Hutchinson man has been convicted in the shooting death of another man.
The Reno County attorney's office says Brennan Trass was convicted Thursday of...
Hutchinson woman raises mini-steer named Cuddles
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Mix a city girl with a love for cattle, and the outcome is a pet mini-steer with its own Instagram account.
Traci Hansen, of Hutchinson, grew up in Houston and first...
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Catholic officials have asked a pastor to resign from a Kansas church amid an investigation into financial irregularities.
Leader helps connect Kansas sober-living house to community
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Members of the sober-living Oxford House team circled up in the infield of a Fun Valley Sports Complex baseball diamond reciting the Lord's Prayer, as custom at group...
Reno County sees many visitors during schools’ spring break
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Conway Springs family of Jessi and Bryan Lynch considered Oklahoma City and Kansas City for their destination spring break vacation.
Investigators probing cause of Kansas church fire
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed a church near downtown Hutchinson.
Kansas quilter gifts blankets to Hutchinson hospice centers
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Pamela Yoder's winter hobby has become wrapping people in squares of love.
Yoder, of rural Reno County, has been sewing and distributing lap blankets to a pair of...
Hutchinson man gets 2 years in killing of cyclist
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Hutchinson man to two years in prison for intentionally crashing into a bicyclist, who later died.
Kansas taking further steps to start industrial hemp crop
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Agriculture is accepting applications from farmers who want to be part of the state's industrial hemp research program, which state lawmakers created last April.
One of the farmers eager to get on board is PJ Sneed, who is building infrastructure, clearing land and establishing a cover crop on his land in western Reno County.
Kansas jail search spurred by gang-related inmate fights
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say more than five inmate fights that all occurred within a week at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility prompted jail officials to move up the timing of a large-scale search that confiscated contraband, including inmate-made weapons.
Kansas officials teach residential wildfire preparedness
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The home of Tom and Dr. Christine Sanders in the Jupiter Hills subdivision north of Hutchinson was an excellent example for firefighters and forestry experts. The home was used to point to recently during a residential wildfire preparedness workshop to help a handful of Sandhills residents visualize a "fire wise" home.
20 inmates charged in November Larned prison riot
LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Twenty inmates at the Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility face felony charges after a riot at the prison in November.
Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett charged the inmates after a state prison official completed an investigation of the Nov. 6 uprising. McNett said in a news release Wednesday the 20 inmates were primarily responsible for the riots.
Real pic in fake Facebook profile leads to suspect’s arrest
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Hutchinson man was arrested on suspicion of using counterfeit bills to purchase electronics because the fake Facebook profile he's accused of using to arrange the transactions included a real picture.
Hutchinson officer becomes peer mentor after fatal shooting
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Josh Long's home life deteriorated. He paced around the house at night while his children and wife slept. Panic attacks became the norm.
The Hutchinson police officer remembered feeling content at work, but at home he struggled to cope with killing a man in the months following the deadly shooting.