Kansas Crime & Safety


No injuries, but equipment destroyed in crash at Kansas Turnpike’s Emporia tollgate

It didn’t result in a hospital trip, but a crash led to some significant damage to some of the Kansas Turnpike’s equipment at the Emporia tollgate. Shortly before 3 pm Wednesday, a semi driven by 51-year-old Angel Chirino-Becerril of Tultepec, Mexico, was going through the gate. Chirino-Becerril apparently merged into the KTAG lane, realized he didn’t want to go through that lane and then merged left. His semi hit what’s called the crash attenuator, equipment used to absorb impact and thus keep both tollbooths and toll collectors safe.
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Prosecutor seeks 3rd trial for Kansas woman in 2 killings

A Kansas prosecutor has indicated that he intends to try a woman for the third time in the killings of her ex-husband and his girlfriend two decades ago.Dana Chandler is accused of killing 47-year-old Mike Sisco and his fiancee, 53-year-old Karen Harkness, in 2002 in Topeka. Chandler's second trial on two counts of first-degree murder ended in a hung jury last month. Chandler, who has always maintained she was in Colorado when the murders occurred, was convicted in her first trial in 2012, but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned that conviction because of prosecutorial misconduct. In a court filing...
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KDOT planning minor signage changes after intersection death

The Kansas Department of Transportation will be making immediate traffic control changes at the U.S. Highway 36 and K-148 intersection after the most recent fatality accident there on Sept. 21 when a 71-yearold woman from Manhattan failed to stop at a stop sign and was killed. That intersection has been plagued with fatalities over the years. Many of the collisions involve people who are not…

Kansas man convicted of child sex crimes had 6,000 images of CP

PITTSBURG, Kans. — A Kansas man was sentenced to life in the Kansas Department of Corrections after being convicted of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. The investigation into 41-year-old Rex Mills began in November of 2021 when a Wichita division of the ICAC Task Force caught wind of Mills’ online distribution network. Their subsequent investigation […]

Statistics show impact fentanyl is having on KC metro

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - As we continue to share personal stories of fentanyl overdoses right here at home, we also want to keep you updated on the latest numbers we’re seeing. According to the CDC, more than 600 overdose deaths in the state of Kansas were reported in...

Escapee from Kan. sex offender program enters plea to federal charges

PAWNEE COUNTY – Law enforcement authorities in Kansas were notified this week that John Freeman Colt entered a Guilty plea in the Federal District Court of Utah to a single count of Failing to Register under the Federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. His sentencing in Federal Court is currently scheduled for October 27, according to a statement from Pawnee County Attorney Doug McNett.

Calls for justice continue year after Kansas teen’s in-custody death

The Wichita State University Board of Trustees approved funding for the first two phases of the renovation of Cessna Stadium. Wichita city leaders addressed concerns about potential problems with the Wichita Police Department’s Property and Evidence facility. NASA spacecraft closes in on asteroid for head-on collision. Updated: 9 hours...