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  • Dachshund rescued after 13 days under concrete slab

    April 23, 2015 7:32 PM

    DERBY, KS - A miniature dachshund has been rescued after spending 13 days trapped underneath a concrete slab at her home in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that the dog, named Lucy, disappeared April 3 while in her fenced Derby yard. It turns out Lucy had dug underneath the slab... more »
  • LSU Scouting Report: One-on-One with Paul Mainieri check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2015 7:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU opens the 2015 baseball tonight at The Box against the University of Kansas. The new season brings along new hopes and high expectations. News 2's John Pastorek got a scouting report on the Tigers when he went one-on-one with head coach Paul Mainieri . ... more »
  • Kansas governor rescinds order protecting gay state workers

    February 10, 2015 4:31 PM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has rescinded a former governor's order barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring and employment throughout much of state government. The Republican said Tuesday he issued an executive order canceling the August 2007 order by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius ordered departments... more »
  • Woman assaulted and burned

    November 17, 2014 7:43 PM

    WITCHITA, KANSAS- A woman is in critical condition after being sexually assaulted and burned over half her body. Police say they can't interview because of her heavy medication and current condition. Firefighters responded to a call about a grass fire near Witchita State University found her with severe burns... more »
  • Earthquake shakes parts of Kansas, Oklahoma

    November 12, 2014 4:35 PM

    CONWAY SPRINGS, KS - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has shaken parts of Kansas and Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. It had an epicenter about 8 miles south of Conway Springs, which is a town of about 1,200 people... more »
  • Kansas asks court to block gay marriage licenses

    October 10, 2014 12:12 PM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas' attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, hours after a court office in the state's most populous county issued one, believed to be the first in the state, to a gay couple. The petition asks for an immediate order blocking... more »
  • A good deed shut down

    June 25, 2014 8:00 PM

    LEAWOOD, KANSAS- A nine-year-old boy was told by the city of Leawood in Kansas to remove his "Little Free Library" from his front yard. Sharing books through small wooden structures is a widespread trend and Spencer Collins and his family erected a blue box on red stilts asking people... more »
  • Kentucky beats Kansas; will face Louisville

    June 1, 2014 3:02 PM

    LOUISVILLE - Jacob Moylan doubled in two runs as Kentucky scored seven times in the first four innings, and then held on to eliminate Kansas 8-6 and set up a matchup with rival Louisville in the NCAA regionals on Sunday. The Wildcats (37-24) are 2-0 this year against the Cardinals.... more »
  • LSU golf reaches final 8 of NCAA championships

    May 26, 2014 11:08 PM

    HUTCHINSON, KS - The LSU golf finished the final day of stroke play in a tie for 2nd at the NCAA championships and the Tigers earned themselves a spot in the match play portion of the tournament, open only to the top 8 teams, for the first time since its... more »
  • Second SEC-Big12 Challenge to be held in December

    May 7, 2014 4:41 PM

    BRISTOL, Ct. - National runner-up Kentucky will face Texas and Florida will play Kansas in the 2nd annual SEC-Big 12 Challenge. All 10 Big 12 teams and 10 of the 14 Southeastern Conference teams will play in the event from Dec. 3-6, it was announced Wednesday. Auburn and Texas Tech,... more »
  • Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

    April 15, 2014 10:44 AM

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Kansas prosecutors have filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said Tuesday that Frazier Glenn Cross has been charged with... more »
  • Man arrested in car bomb plot at Kansas airport

    December 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    WICHITA, Kan.- Authorities say a Kansas man accused of planning to detonate a car bomb at the Wichita airport has been arrested. 58-year-old Terry Lee Loewen was arrested Friday morning at Mid-Continent regional airport. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said the man planned to drive a car that he believed was... more »
  • Ranked title showdown for Black Friday

    November 29, 2013 10:32 AM

    UNDATED - Those shopping for Black Friday college basketball have plenty to choose from including a top-25 showdown in New York. No. 4 Arizona and sixth-ranked Duke face off for the title in the NIT Season Tipoff in New York. Arizona goes into the championship game with a 20-2 mark... more »
  • Wyman gives Kansas 13-10 win over La Tech

    September 21, 2013 3:47 PM

    LAWRENCE, KS. - Walk-on kicker Matt Wyman hit a 52-yard field goal with no time left, sending Kansas to a 13-10 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday and ending a 22-game losing streak against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Jake Heaps threw for 279 yards and a touchdown for... more »
  • Several hurt in Kansas when school bus overturns

    August 21, 2013 1:56 PM

    BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - A school bus has overturned in northeast Kansas and some children have been injured. The accident occurred Wednesday afternoon in Bonner Springs. A spokeswoman for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., says the hospital was preparing to receive at least eight children. Television images showed... more »
  • The kids aren't all right

    June 19, 2013 7:50 PM

    LAWRENCE, KANSAS- Its off to prison for a man who bound and blind-folded two of his kids in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Adolfo Gomez got 30-months and two years probation for child abuse and endangerment. Gomez and his wife,Deborah, were arrested last year after police found two of their kids,... more »
  • Kenseth calls harsh penalties 'grossly unfair'

    April 26, 2013 10:06 AM

    RICHMOND - Matt Kenseth says NASCAR's penalties against his team are "grossly unfair" and "borderline shameful." Kenseth's team was hit with some of the harshest penalties NASCAR has handed out Wednesday after his race-winning engine at Kansas failed the post-race inspection. He says one of eight connecting rods on... more »
  • AP Sources: Kenseth's engine fails inspection

    April 24, 2013 9:52 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Associated Press has learned the engine in Matt Kenseth's race-winning car from Kansas failed inspection at NASCAR's Research and Development Center. NASCAR officials were discussing Wednesday what penalties to levy against Kenseth and Joe Gibbs Racing, according to multiple sources. The engine failed because one of... more »
  • Authorities ID man who shot officers in Topeka

    December 17, 2012 2:18 PM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Authorities have identified the gunman who killed two Topeka police officers as a 22-year-old man who records show had a criminal record. During a news conference Monday, authorities said the shooter was David Tiscareno. Officers later shot him. Online court records show Tiscareno was convicted previously of... more »
  • Memorial service planned for Belcher

    December 5, 2012 11:40 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A person familiar with the arrangements says a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is planned for Wednesday afternoon. The team moved up its practice schedule Wednesday so players could attend a 2 p.m. memorial service for Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance... more »
  • Heisman finalists: Manziel, Te'o and Klein

    December 3, 2012 5:24 PM

    NEW YORK - Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o and Kansas quarterback Collin Klein are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Manziel is the favorite to win college football's most famous player of the award when it is presented Saturday night in New York. He would... more »
  • Police: Bound kids said their family feared demons

    August 14, 2012 12:42 PM

    LAWRENCE, Kan. - A police officer says a child whose brother and sister were found bound and blindfolded in a Walmart parking lot in Kansas told him the family believed her younger siblings and their Illinois home had been possessed by demons. The children were discovered tied up and with... more »
  • TV station knife attack

    May 23, 2012 7:39 PM

    A knife-wielding man ran through the halls of a TV station in Topeka, Kansas after complaining the Department of Veterans Affairs was mishandling his case. He stabbed two employees before being subdued. The two men he attacked were taken to a hospital with non life-threatening injuries. It happened at WIBW-TV... more »
  • Nebraska court: Woman must testify in rape case

    May 11, 2012 12:39 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - The Nebraska Supreme Court says a Kansas woman can be sent to jail for refusing to testify against the Nebraska man she has accused of sexual assault. The woman had refused to testify, saying it would shame her and her family. But a Nebraska judge ordered her... more »
  • 'Pink slime' maker halts some plants

    March 26, 2012 12:24 PM

    LUBBOCK, Texas - The company that makes "pink slime" is suspending operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler is made amid a public outcry over concern about the ingredient. Beef Products Inc. spokesman Craig Letch on Monday told The Associated Press about the operations suspensions at... more »
  • Final Four is set

    March 26, 2012 8:52 AM

    Kentucky and Kansas joined the Final Four party, joining Ohio State and Louisville. This year's Final Four is in New Orleans using the Superdome as the host venue. Louisville, the lowest of the four seeds, will face top overall seed Kentucky in the first national semi-final Saturday at... more »
  • Man Sues former Hostages

    November 29, 2011 7:25 PM

    A man who held a couple hostage in their home in Kansas while hiding out from police filed a lawsuit against them claiming they broke an oral contract. Jesse Dimmick says he and Jared and Lindsay Rowley reached a legally binding oral contract that they would hide him. He's now... more »
  • Sextortion Case

    September 14, 2011 7:34 PM

    A man released on bond for extorting a teen into sexual acts in Indiana is accused of victimizing other teens while he was out of jail. Trevor Shea of Mechanicsburg, Maryland agreed to plead guilty to charges of sexually exploiting children in both cases. Federal court documents say Shea coerced... more »
  • Daryl Hannah arrested in White House oil protest

    August 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Actress Daryl Hannah has been arrested in front of the White House along with other environmental protesters who oppose a planned oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. The sit-in on Tuesday involved dozens protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. It would go through Montana,... more »
  • Heavy rains, strong winds start again in Joplin

    May 23, 2011 12:36 PM

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The search for survivors and victims of the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., is being complicated by a fresh round of heavy weather. The city has been pounded by strong winds, rain and hail. Yesterday's tornado damage thousands of buildings and left at least... more »
  • Bin Laden Discount

    May 2, 2011 7:48 PM

    A store in Topeka, Kansas held a big sale to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden. The owner of Plato's Closet says "We were extremely happy last night when we found out about everything that went on and we figured today would be, what better way to celebrate then... more »
  • Kansas, not Louisiana, gets first Google fiber

    March 30, 2011 1:04 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. - After seeing Facebook pleas and flash mobs, and even cities temporarily renaming themselves "Google," the search engine giant said Wednesday it has chosen Kansas City, Kan., as the first place to get its new ultra-fast broadband network. More than 1,100 cities, including Baton Rouge, had... more »
  • Airman Pleads for Benefits

    January 19, 2011 8:00 PM

    An Air Force sergeant who is HIV positive was court martialed for having unprotected sex and not informing his partners begged a military judge to let him keep his benefits he needs to stay alive. Tech Sgt. David Gutierrez says he thanks God everyday none of his sexual partners contracted... more »
  • Air Force Sex case

    January 18, 2011 7:33 PM

    The lawyer for a member of the Air Force accused of having unprotected sex with multiple partners without telling them he was HIV positive layed out his case by attacking the science of the disease. He says the latest research shows what Tech. Sgt. David Gutierrez did does not amount... more »
  • Hawker Beechcraft staying in Kansas

    December 21, 2010 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hawker Beechcraft is officially not moving its operations to Baton Rouge. The airplane manufacturer announced a new 10 year deal to stay in Wichita, Kansas. It's part of a $45 million dollar incentives package from state and local leaders. The company negotiated with the state... more »
  • Hawker Beechcraft decision expected by end of March

    December 16, 2010 10:59 AM

    WICHITA, Kan. - The CEO of aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft has said a decision will be made about the company's future location by the end of March 2011, according to an article by the Wichita Eagle. The company had received offers of incentives reportedly worth millions of dollars to... more »
  • Hawker Beechcraft deal not over for La.

    October 6, 2010 9:59 PM

    Fearing a counter offer from Louisiana, lips are sealed in Kansas about keeping Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita. Kansas cut a deal to keep the majority of the jobs, but it’s not a done deal. News 2’s Kristy Davis got answers on if Baton Rouge is still in the... more »
  • Hawker-Beechcraft considering operating in BR

    October 4, 2010 6:00 PM

    Officials with Wichita-based Hawker-Beechcraft are scheduled to meet with Kansas leaders Tuesday. That's when we could learn more about the airplane maker possibly moving some or all of its operations to Baton Rouge. The company confirmed it was considering Louisiana earlier this year. A workers' union flier released over... more »
  • Kansas doctor convicted of conspiracy in pill mill case

    June 24, 2010 2:20 PM

    A federal jury has found a Kansas doctor and his wife guilty of conspiring to profit from illegally prescribing painkillers to dozens of patients who later died. Dr. Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, were convicted of conspiracy Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors say the Schneiders carelessly wrote prescriptions for... more »
  • Ice Cream Prank

    June 22, 2010 8:44 PM

    A prank involving ice cream, a company car and a children's song didn't get the best of Colin Goodwin in Overland Park, Kansas. His bosses borrowed his car saying they were going to have it detailed and when he got it back, it was covered in ice cream signage and... more »
  • Local soldier speaks out against church protest

    April 1, 2010 10:16 PM

    The US Supreme Court will hear arguments from the father of the Marine who was killed in action. Lance Corporal Matthew Snyder died in Iraq four years ago. Protesters from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas showed up at Snyder's funeral. The Westboro Church believes that soldiers are being... more »
  • Play stirs controversy in Ascension Parish

    March 10, 2010 4:49 PM

    A church in Kansas known for stirring up controversy is planning a trip to Ascension Parish to protest a play at Dutchtown High School. The drama department at Dutchtown High will play, "The Laramie Project." It centers around a gay man who was brutally beaten and killed almost 12... more »
  • Kansas picks Gill as head football coach

    December 14, 2009 9:07 AM

    Kansas has hired Turner Gill as its new football coach replacing Mark Mangino who resigned December 3 amid an investigation into his treatment of players. The former Nebraska quarterback and assistant coach made a name for himself during four years as head coach at Buffalo. He went 20-and-30 with... more »
  • Ole Miss coach says no to Kansas

    December 9, 2009 8:19 AM

    Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said he will not pursue the Kansas coaching vacancy. Nutt and Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone issued statements after media reports that Nutt was interested in the Kansas job. Kansas coach Mark Mangino resigned last week in the midst of an investigation... more »
  • Kansas grabs top spot in preseason college basketball poll

    October 29, 2009 7:38 AM

    The defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks grabbed the top spot in the USA Today-ESPN men's college basketball preseason poll. The Jayhawks finished 27-8 in 2008, winning the title by beating Memphis in overtime 75-68 in San Antonio. Michigan State, Texas, North Carolina and Kentucky rounded out the top... more »

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