WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who led troopers on a 100-mph chase has pleaded guilty to a federal firearm charge.
Federal prosecutors say 26 year-old Codey Elsasser, of Arlington,...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy report says a Topeka motorist who was fatally shot by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in November was under the influence of methamphetamine.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected drunken driver who fled from police with two children in his car crashed into a parked vehicle outside a Wichita senior center.
MANKATO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a report that someone was impersonating a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in north-central Kansas.
Federal judge in Kansas charged in DUI case
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas is facing charges after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Johnson County Court records show that 70-year-old...
6-year-old boy dies from injuries in Kansas ATV crash
LONGTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one of two brothers hurt in an all-terrain vehicle crash in rural southeast Kansas has died from his injuries.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Los Angeles woman has been charged with smuggling more than 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of methamphetamine into Kansas.
The U.S. attorney's office says 46-year-old Maria...
MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas.
TYRO, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer was seriously injured when he rear-ended a stopped school bus in southeast Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened...
2 die in crash in rural area of eastern Kansas
LANSING, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have died in a crash in a rural area of eastern Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened Tuesday after 36-year-old SaraKay...
Correction: Kansas-Banner Lawsuit story
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In a story April 4 about a lawsuit filed over a Kansas policy on Statehouse protests, The Associated Press, relying on court documents, misidentified the superintendent of the...
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people were hurt in a crash on a smoke-obscured highway in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reports that the wreck happened...
MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says two bicyclists have been killed after being hit from behind by a vehicle in south-central Kansas.
2 top Kansas Highway Patrol leaders resign
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two top leaders of the Kansas Highway Patrol are leaving the agency.
Gov. Laura Kelly announced Thursday in a news release that Col. Mark Bruce, the patrol's...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says three people have died in a crash south of Manhattan.
The accident was reported early Wednesday at an exit from Interstate 70.
High wind causes damage around Kansas; snow closes roads
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Ferocious winds caused damage across much of Kansas, while a blizzard closed roads in western sections of the state.
Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 and several other...
3 people die in southeastern Kansas accident
CANEY, Kan. (AP) — Three people are dead after an accident on a highway in southeastern Kansas.
The accident happened around 8:25 a.m. Tuesday near the junction of U.S. 75 and U.S. 166 in...
Victims of Wichita crash were 2 men, 1 woman
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say the victims of fiery wreck in northeast Wichita were two men and a woman.
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victims as 41-year-old Terry Wehry,...
3 killed in fiery wreck in northeast Wichita
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been killed in a fiery wreck in northeast Wichita.
The crash happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Kansas 254. Kansas Highway Patrol...
Annual seat belt enforcement planned for next 2 weeks
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Teen drivers in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma might see more law enforcement officers near their schools in the next two weeks.
Woman dies in fiery crash after driving wrong way on highway
KECHI, Kan. (AP) — A 24-year-old Wichita woman had died in a crash after she drove the wrong way on a Kansas highway.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash early Friday on Kansas 254 in...
Man on bicycle hit, killed while crossing Kansas highway
GALENA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol say a 47-year-old man died when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle across a highway.
Weather-related traffic fatality reported near Manhattan
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says 67-year-old Kansas woman died when she lost control of her vehicle because of snow and ice.
Woman dies after hitting snow plow amid latest winter blast
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A wintry mix of snow and ice has closed schools, government offices and several universities and caused another deadly wreck in Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 51-year-old Dana Michelle Thowe was killed early Thursday when she crashed into a snow plow on Interstate 70 in Topeka. The crash happened two days after another driver was killed after losing control on a slick Miami County bridge.
Freezing drizzle causes deadly wreck, school cancellations
HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Freezing drizzle has caused at least one deadly wreck in Kansas and forced dozens of school districts to cancel classes.
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Candice Breshears says Dennis Gentry was killed Tuesday when he lost control of his pickup truck on U.S. 169 while crossing a Miami County bridge, then slid into a grassy area and overturned.
Trooper wipes away tears after woman dies in icy crash
GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — A state trooper wiped away tears after a woman died in a crash on an icy stretch of Interstate 70 in Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 19-year-old Ashlen Leigh Lemon died Tuesday when she lost control of her car because of icy road conditions, hit the median and struck a guardrail.
Trooper Ben Gardner posted a video on Twitter as he wiped tears from his face and said, "It's devastating."
Patrol: Hays woman dies in crash on icy Interstate 70
GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 19-year-old woman has died in a crash on an ice-covered section of Interstate 70.
The patrol says Ashlen Leigh Lemon, of Hays, died Tuesday afternoon in the one-vehicle crash in Geary County. The patrol says she lost control because of icy road conditions, hit the median and struck a guardrail.
Driver of farm tractor killed in rear-end crash in Kansas
NIOTAZE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed when a pickup truck rear-ended a farm tractor in southeast Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified the victim as 67-year-old Kenneth Sullivan, of Havana. He was driving the tractor when the truck crashed into it around 6 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 166 about 3 miles (about 5 kilometers) east of the small town of Niotaze.
Man, woman from Arizona killed in southwest Kansas crash
MEADE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman from Arizona have died after crashing into a tractor-trailer in southwest Kansas.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 10:40 a.m. Monday when a minivan crossed into oncoming traffic on U.S. 54 in Meade. The patrol identified the victims as 73-year-old Dana House and 72-year-old Cynthia House, both of Goodyear, Arizona.
Crash that killed man, 81, injures Kansas football player
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a crash that killed a Kansas man also injured a University of Kansas football player and two others.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says redshirt freshman safety Nicholas Caudle lost control of a pickup truck Friday on U.S. 59 in Jefferson County. The 20-year-old from Atchison then struck a car, killing the 81-year-old driver, Lee Crum, of Oskaloosa. Caudle, another student in the pickup and Crum's passenger were taken to a hospital.
At least 2 weather-related road deaths reported in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in Kansas have reported at least two killed in weather-related crashes as a winter storm swept the Midwest this weekend.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 62-year-old Bradley Horton of Topeka died after his pickup truck skidded Friday on the snow-slicked Kansas Turnpike and hit a concrete barrier. Investigators say Horton was not wearing a seat belt.
DA: Kansas trooper won’t be charged in man’s death in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A district attorney says a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was justified in fatally shooting a man whose vehicle was dragging the trooper and a Topeka police officer through the snow.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay says the trooper won't be charged in the death of 35-year-old Jarmane Logan in November.
Waste Service employee dies at landfill near Lawrence
OSKALOOSA, Kan. (AP) — Jefferson County authorities say a waste services employee has died at a landfill north of Lawrence.
Sheriff Jeff Herrig says the man, who died Friday morning, was an employee of Hamm Waste Services in Jefferson County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol identified him as 59-year-old Mark Wilson of Lawrence.
Patrol works 29 crashes, 1 fatal, as blizzard hits Kansas
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of drivers crashed or needed help after heavy snow and strong winds created treacherous whiteout conditions in western Kansas.
Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Stephen Larow says the agency responded to 29 crashes Thursday, including one that killed 16-old Jackson Buerge, of Overland Park, and three others with injuries. The patrol says Jackson was riding in a sport utility vehicle that a tractor-trailer rear-ended on a snow-covered stretch of Interstate 70 east of Colby.
New Kansas governor: Patrol chief, fire marshal to stay on
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Laura Kelly will have the current superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol and the state fire marshal stay in their jobs after she takes office.
Kelly has announced that Col. Mark Bruce will continue leading the patrol and Doug Jorgensen will continue serving as the state's chief fire safety official.
Both were appointees of former Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Pickup driver takes Kansas officers on four-county chase
PARSONS, Kan. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is jailed after a two-day police chase that ran through four Kansas counties on roads and through fields at speeds sometimes over 100 mph.
Kansas Highway Patrol spokesman Chad Crittenden said the chase started Wednesday night when officers received a report of a stolen vehicle and potential kidnapping near Parsons.
Troopers lost site of the truck but the chase resumed Thursday when Pratt County officials saw the truck.
22 suffer minor injuries in Ness City school bus crash
DIGHTON, Kan. (AP) — Twenty students and two adults were injured when a school bus carrying a Ness City High School basketball team collided with a pickup truck.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says none of the injuries were life threatening.
The accident occurred Tuesday night on Kansas 96 in western Kansas when the team was returning from a basketball game in Dighton. About 40 people were on the bus.
Man charged after laser pointed at Kansas patrol plane
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man is facing federal charges after allegedly pointed a laser beam at a Kansas Highway Patrol plane.
Prosecutors say 29-year-old Armando Rodriguez-Leyva was indicted Wednesday on one count of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. If convicted, he faces up to five years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.
Troopers shoot teen who attacks woman, flees on horseback
SMITH CENTER, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say investigators shot and wounded a 15-year-old after he attacked a woman, fled on horseback and then fired on law enforcement in Kansas.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Smith County sheriff's deputies responded to a rural home on Saturday where a 66-year-old woman reported being restrained, beaten and choked. She was taken to a hospital.
Kansas man killed in single-vehicle crash near Ingalls
INGALLS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Kansas say an Ingalls man has died in a single-vehicle crash in Gray County.
Television station KSNW reports that the crash happened around 10:30 a.m. Friday on a county road in Gray County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says 34-year-old Nicholas Davidson was driving a pickup truck northbound when he veered off the road, overcorrected and lost control. The truck then crashed into a frozen body of water.
Kansas Highway Patrol: Newton woman killed in Wichita crash
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Newton woman has died following an early-morning crash in Wichita.
Television station KSNW reports that the crash happened on the northbound exit ramp of I-235 to Central around 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
Minnesota man with 471 pounds of marijuana sentenced
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Minnesota man was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for driving a load of 471 pounds of marijuana to Kansas.
U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said 40-year-old Mark Anthony Berg, of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, was sentenced Monday for one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana. He will serve three years of probation after serving his sentence.
A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper stopped Berg's van in December 2017 on Interstate 70 in Ellsworth, Kansas.
1 woman arrested in fatal police shooting in Topeka
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman who is accused of fleeing from law enforcement before a state trooper fatally shot a man who tried to help her.
Topeka man shot after dragging 2 officers has died
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say a man who was shot by a state trooper while his vehicle was dragging two officers has died.
Police Lt. Andrew Beightel says officers, one from Topeka and one from the Kansas Highway Patrol, were not seriously injured in the Tuesday incident.
The driver of the car, 35-year-old Jarmane Dywane Logan, of Topeka, died Tuesday at an area hospital.
Western Kansas crash kills 2 from Minnesota, 1 from Kansas
WELLSFORD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified the three people killed when two tractor-trailers collided head-on in southwest Kansas and caught on fire.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened early Wednesday when the rig that 55-year-old Gary Heald, of Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was driving crossed the center line on U.S. 54 near the town of Wellsford in Kiowa County. He then rammed the rig that 38-year-old Justin Wise, of Arkansas City, Kansas, was driving.
Crash in southwest Kansas kills 3 people, closes highway
WELLSFORD, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says three people have died in a crash involving two semi-trailer trucks.
The head-on crash occurred early Wednesday on Highway 54 near the town of Wellsford in Kiowa County.
The patrol says both trucks caught fire. The highway was closed for several hours after the crash.
Kansas agencies caution vehicle-deer collisions this fall
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — It's October and deer will soon be on the move, if they are not already.
Deer often prance across the street without looking both ways and sometimes stop in the middle of the road with the dreaded "deer in the headlights" expression, resulting in the age old question, "Am I going to hit a deer or is the deer going to hit me?"
Third child dies after crash on Kansas highway
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a third child has died after a crash in Franklin County earlier this week.
The patrol says 12-year-old Elle Bowden, of Wellsville, died Friday morning. She was injured Monday night in a two-vehicle collision five miles east of Ottawa.
Two other children, 11-year-old Briana Sobba and 3-year-old Becham Klemen, both of Wellsville, died in the accident.
2 children killed in Franklin County crash
OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol reports two children were killed and four others were injured in a two-vehicle crash.
The crash was reported Monday night five miles east of Ottawa.
The accident killed 11-year-old Briana Sobba and 3-year-old Becham Klemen, both of Wellsville.
The patrol says a Ford they were in failed to yield the right of way and was struck by another vehicle.