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by John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | June 7, 2012
Flags across Kansas will fly at half-staff Thursday in honor of three Kansas soldiers killed in Afghanistan.  The three army reservists were based out of Olathe. Sergeant Alexander J. Bennett, Specialist Spencer C. Duncan and Hays native Chief Warrant Officer Two Bryan Nichols. They were among thirty servicemembers who died in last August's Chinook helicopter crash. They will be honored for their sacrifice in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, Thursday. Flags were also flown at half-staff on Wednesday in honor of Private First Class Clyde Miller who died on May 24 in Afghanistan.
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By Joe Fenton and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | December 18, 2011
An area of Kansas that was mined for its lead and zinc deposits to fuel industrial production more than a century ago is getting a new life and purpose.      The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism is purchasing some 700 acres in southeast Kansas that will be used for public recreation. Funding comes through a federal program that seeks to clean up contaminants left by 150 years of mining and smelting.      Members of the State Finance Council approved purchasing the land in the Neosho River basin in Cherokee, Crawford, Labette and Neosho counties.
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March 21, 2011
      This website lists TONS of different farmers markets in Kansas Oldtown Farmer's Market - starting May 14 on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Wichita, KS Sedgwick County Ext. Office Farmer's Market - starting April 3 on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. & starting May 26 on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in West Wichita Derby Farmer's Market - starting May 29 on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in...
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August 8, 2008
By John Boyd (WICHITA, Kan.) Want to see your house online?  You now can through Google's Street View mapping system.  Google used high-tech vehicles equiped with 360 degree cameras...and drove the streets of Wichita, Hutchinson and other areas of Kansas. You can drive the virtual streets of Wichita, using the 360 degree images to look in all directions as you cruise.  Check Out Google Maps Street View Street View imagery is available in the blue-shaded areas.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | March 26, 2011
Two weeks after VCU's Bradford Burgess blew off watching the NCAA field announcement - Why be disappointed? - the Rams are making the tournament's most impressive underdog run since George Mason in 2006. Like the Rams, George Mason was an 11th seed. Both schools hail from the unheralded Colonial Athletic Association. And just as George Mason toppled championship favorite Connecticut to reach the Final Four, VCU must now knock out the last No. 1 seed standing. That's after VCU (27-11)
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By Roger Cornish and KWCH 12 EYEWITNESS NEWS | May 13, 2013
The idea of winning a jackpot always gets a lot of attention.  That's why many lined up in Wichita Monday to buy Powerball tickets. This week's jackpot is expected to be about $350 million. Your odds of winning are very slim, but still Buddy Presnell likes to play.  "You can't win if you don't play, it's $350 million for  a couple of bucks, might as well see what happens".  We asked Curtis Bruce what he would do with the money if he won..  "Pay off my bills build another home, that's it. Sit back and take it easy from now until whenever I leave and whatever I got left,the kids can have".
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By Jim Grawe and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | September 22, 2012
The same week workers get layed off at Siemens in Hutchinson and Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita, the latest unemployment numbers show a slight improvement. "I usually get about ten miles in every day, depending on what errands I have to run to make sure I have food and everything for the family," Brice Gordon says. Gordon is on foot and out of work, with a broken-down car a family to feed. "They're counting on me, so every second I go without being employed is a heartache and a half," Gordon says.
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March 24, 2010
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas senators have approved a bill that makes the little bluestem the official state grass of Kansas. Senators voted 37-2 Wednesday after a brief debate giving the grass special designation. Approval sends the bill to Gov. Mark Parkinson for his signature. Kansas has numerous official animals, birds and reptiles, including the American buffalo, western meadowlark and ornate box turtle. The official soil is the Harney silt loam and the official state song is "Home on the Range.
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By John Boyd and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | September 28, 2011
Barton County authorities police are looking for those responsible for damaging or destroying dozens of headstones at a cemetery just north of Hoisington. Some of those headstones have been in place for well over 100 years. Those with information are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 792-1300 or 1-888-305-1300.
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By Rebecca Zepick White and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | August 9, 2011
Strong storms brought damaging winds to much of central Kansas Tuesday night. At one point, Reno County Emergency Managers reported wind speeds topping 90 miles per hour in Buhler. As of mid-Wednesday morning, around 1,100 customers are without power in south central Kansas. If you have pictures of the storms or the damage and/or flooding left behind, send them to us - stormshots@kwch.com.
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by Pat Mueller and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 29, 2013
Preliminary enrollment figures show the number of Kansas students attending public schools grew by less than 1 percent this fall. The raw figures disclosed Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Education were based on the Sept. 20 enrollment count. The figures show there were nearly 460,000 full-time equivalent students attending Kansas public schools. The figure is different than the headcount enrollment which counts actual students in attendance. However, students who are in kindergarten are counted as halftime students.
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by Lauren Seabrook and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 25, 2013
The race is on for the next Governor of Kansas and it is a tight one. One year from November, Kansas will have its 47th Governor. Campaigns for both the Republicans and Democrats are just getting started, but Eyewitness News wanted to know what is going through voters' minds right now. So we asked. Of the 511 registered voters polled in our Exclusive Factfinder 12 Scientific Survey, 39% say if the election were today they would cast their ballot for Governor Sam Brownback and running-mate Jeff Colyer.
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by Adia Hamer | October 23, 2013
 Reser's Fine Foods in Topeka is expanding its recall of it's chicken, ham, and beef products. All products make between September 5 and October 9, 2013. This is in addition to the 22,800 pounds of product recalled on the 22 of October.  The original announcement came from the the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) overnight. The company announced that these products are being recalled in conjunction with other foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 22, 2013
There's only been one thing that's been dependable on offense for Kansas State this season and that's center BJ Finney.     The junior from Andale, Kan., didn't have a single scholarship offer coming out of high school, but he made the most of an opportunity to walk on with the Wildcats. He moved into the starting lineup after a redshirt season and has never looked back.     Now a junior, he's trying to help the Wildcats bounce back from a rough start to the season.
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by Jim Grawe and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 22, 2013
An audio recording of radio traffic at Mid-Continent Airport reveals that pilots were dealing with ice build-up on their planes Friday morning.  It was right about the time a twin-engine jet that had just taken off, crashed into a Sedgwick County farm field.  A California evangelist and his pilot were killed. Veteran pilot Doug Moler of Valley Center has flown everything from a 747 to a hang glider.  He remembers that morning and the cold icy conditions.  Moler has no doubt that weather was a concern for pilots at that time.
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by Jim Grawe and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 21, 2013
Prescription medication, cash, jewelry--police say those are some of the things stolen from homes in El Dorado by door-to-door scammers. The cops are investigating three cases that appear to be related.  The thieves have shown up at people's homes posing as someone from the water department, a tree trimming service or a roof repair company.  While that person is distracting the homeowner, an accomplice sneaks in and steals things out of...
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by John Wright and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 21, 2013
The work has begun...more than 75 Kansas National Guard soldiers and airmen are repairing roads washed away during a flash flood September 12 in Colorado. Army and Air National Guards units from Kansas arrived in Colorado October 16. The units include engineers from Augusta, Topeka, Coffeyville, Iola, Pittsburg and Wichita. Montana units joined in. U.S. Highway 36 between Lyons and Estes Park became inaccessible after the flood, cutting off residents in the smaller rural communities, who live along the 25-mile stretch of highway.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 18, 2013
A swath of winter weather moved across Kansas Friday, the first snow of the season. The snow began in far northwestern Kansas early Friday morning. Goodland reported more than 5 inches of snow, with fewer amounts the further east the system moved. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, most of I-70 had snow-covered roads from Western Kansas to Topeka by 1 p.m. No roads have been closed, and no major accidents have been reported due to the weather. Click here for storm shots The first flakes began falling in the Wichita area during the noon rush hour.
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by Adam Knapp and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 16, 2013
Kevin Welsh, the suspect of a double murder in Eureka earlier this month, is now one of Kansas' Most Wanted. He is described on the poster as a white male, 6 foot tall and 185 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information about Welsh's location is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-572-7463. On Oct. 2, 52-year-old Sheila Kriesel and her husband, 54-year-old Keith Kriesel, were both shot and killed in their Eureka home. Catherine Scheff, 24, was also shot and suffered critical wounds.
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by Adam Knapp and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 15, 2013
Some members of the Kansas National Guard are heading to Colorado.    About 75 engineers will leave for Boulder tomorrow to help re-build highways damaged by massive flooding. They plan to be there for more than two weeks. The Kansas National Guard has sent personnel to other states in past years, to battle forest fires and help with hurricane recovery.
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