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  • Emily Fisher
    Auto workers in KCK sit idle in the wake of the ongoing UAW strike... cold case detectives say they've solved two murder cases in Wyandotte County... a cyberattack in southeast Kansas disrupts jail operations... and the U.S. military works in Kansas City to maintain the nation's nukes. Those headlines and more inside.
  • Emily Fisher
    GM has announced that it is idling its Fairfax assembly plant in KCK... Kansas aims to help child care providers run better businesses... a museum in Paola repatriates artifacts to Latin America... and Saturday's KU football game is sold out. More headlines inside.
  • Autoworkers nationwide are on a limited strike but so far, GM and Ford employees in the KC area remain on the job... lawsuits have been filed by Kansans who argue natural gas providers took advantage of customers... and nearly 700 refugees have been resettled in Kansas since last October, not including citizens who fled Ukraine. More details inside.
  • Most of Kansas is at high risk for West Nile Virus... communities across the country, including Hutchinson, get federal money to plant trees... the KC Chiefs and Royals push for legalized sports betting in Missouri... and mayors along the Mississippi - as well as Kansas officials - worry about the future of river water. Details inside.
  • The KBI investigates an officer-involved fatal shooting in Butler County... a woman leaves her former Kansas high school a $5 million gift... and a defense attorney for a Kansas serial killer says his client was not involved in the disappearance of an Oklahoma teenager. Those headlines and more can be found inside.
  • A prosecutor says there's not enough evidence to charge the BTK serial killer in the 1976 disappearance of an Oklahoma teen... an Atchison woman is accused of stealing from her credit union... and states along the Mississippi worry that dry southwestern states will someday try to take away their river water. Details inside.
  • JM Smucker acquires Lenexa-based Hostess... scientists say climate change is making fall weather warmer in Kansas... a grant from the CDC will help Kansans with Alzheimer's... and a Kansas Senator says he'll support a government shutdown if Congress can't reduce deficit spending. More details inside.
  • Kansas lawmakers consider whether to allow drivers with suspended licenses drive to work and school... a study shows an increase in out-of-state clients at Kansas abortion clinics... rental rates rise in Kansas City... and the Chiefs drop their season home opener. More stories inside.
  • A state commission wants to know why a judge signed off on a search warrant that led to a police raid on a newspaper in Marion... a grizzly bear that fatally mauled a Kansas woman near Yellowstone is shot and killed... a man in Florida confesses to a series of child sex crimes in Kansas... the KC Chiefs open a new season and the Kansas State Fair begins Friday. Those headlines and more... here.
  • Touting its long history and cultural significance, Mexico’s president says genetically modified corn has no place in his country. That puts Mexico and the U.S. on a collision course over a major trade agreement.
  • An event in Lawrence this Sunday hopes to use poetry and music to raise awareness about suicide prevention. An annual tradition since 2014, the Words Save Lives event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at the historic Union Pacific train depot in North Lawrence.
  • This summer has been a global heat record breaker... the governor declares an emergency for parts of western Kansas where wildfires have erupted... a Wichita shelter says domestic violence is on the rise... and the state selects an organization to run a new program for alternatives to abortion. More details inside.