Feed aggregator

Nobel awarded for medicine

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 05:46
Japan's Yoshinori Ohsumi has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.
Categories: CNN News

KSN Threat Tracker for Monday, October 03, 2016

KSN - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 05:27

9:30AM Even though it’s Fall we could have some Spring storms tomorrow.

7:30AM Warm & windy today but strong to severe storms are possible tomorrow across Central Kansas including Wichita. We’ll be tracking anything that develops… Stay tuned.

6:45AM A warm and pretty windy day is headed your way today… Wichita can expect wind gusts up around 25-30 mph today. Winds will gust to 40 mph + in W KS.

5:30AM We are tracking a windy day to start the work week. Breezy conditions have already moved into W KS this morning and much stronger S winds are expected by this afternoon.

4:30AM A few spotty showers are showing up on radar this morning. These are very localized and they are expected to diminish through the morning. CLICK HERE for a look at your live local radar.

Categories: Local News

Taliban launches major assault

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 03:31
Afghan government forces are fighting on the ground and from the air to defend the northern city of Kunduz following a pre-dawn offensive by Taliban militants Monday.
Categories: CNN News

Colombia shocked as FARC deal rejected

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 03:08
A narrow win for Colombia's opponents to a government peace deal with FARC rebels has thrown the country into disarray, leading one journalist to starkly declare, "Nobody really knows what will happen tomorrow."
Categories: CNN News

Jamaica and Haiti brace for monstrous Hurricane Matthew

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 02:44
A ferocious hurricane packing 130-mph winds is threatening to wreak havoc on Haiti and Jamaica as it trudges through the Caribbean Sea.
Categories: CNN News

Syrian regime gains ground in Aleppo

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 02:39
Forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are gaining ground in Aleppo, supported by airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the city.
Categories: CNN News

Spokesperson: Kim Kardashian West held at gunpoint

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 10/03/2016 - 00:54
Rapper Kanye West abruptly left his set early at the Meadows Festival in New York Sunday night after declaring a "family emergency." The Meadows NYC's official Twitter account confirmed West would not be coming back to finish his set "due to an emergency."
Categories: CNN News

Ceremony brings hundreds together to honor fallen Kansas firefighters

KSN - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 22:57

WICHITA, Kan. – –  It was a moment to honor the fallen firefighters of Kansas.

Today, the 15th Kansas Fallen Firefighter Memorial Ceremony was held to pay tribute to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

All 120 fallen firefighters were read one by one.

Followed by the ringing of two bells and the laying of a rose in a bucket.

This years ceremony saw the addition of six new names to the memorial.

One of those was Cordell French, a volunteer firefighter who served with the Towanda Fire Rescue.

His mother, Jeanene, was in attendance for the ceremony.

“He had been on a training exercise that morning until the afternoon, he went home, he laid down and he died,” said French.

French expressed how much she still misses her son, 12 years after he died.

“He had such a passion for life, so I miss him so much,” said French.

More than 300 hundred people came out to the Kansas Firefighter Museum for this years ceremony.

The ceremony included the presentation of the colors, the singing of the national anthem and the playing of Taps.

Several city officials, including Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell, addressed the crowd.

“Each name that has been engraved on this wall is a son, a brother, a husband, a father, a friend and a hero.,” said Longwell.

Longwell and others who spoke detailed the dangers each firefighter has to go through.

Derby Fire Chief Brad Smith says it is important that those who lost their lives in the line of duty aren’t forgotten.

“The possibility that one of these days, a loved one or a friend or a coworker could be on this wall, we don’t take life for granted,” said Smith.

The Fallen Firefighter Memorial includes 16 Wichita firefighters and three from Sedgwick County.

The two youngest men killed on duty were Brandon Daley of Butler County Fire District #3 and Jared Moore of the Fairmount Township.

Daley was 19-years old when he died in 2007, Moore was also 19-years old when he died in 2004.

The list goes all the way back to 1887, when a Wichita firefighter died just one year after the department was organized.

Categories: Local News

LeBron James endorses Hillary Clinton

CNN Politics - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 22:29
Lebron James, the three-time NBA champion and four-time NBA most valuable player, endorsed Hillary Clinton on Sunday.
Categories: CNN News

Pope: Don't teach gender identity in schools

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 21:31
Pope Francis reaffirmed his disagreement with teaching gender identity in schools on Sunday, after earlier calling it a "war against marriage."
Categories: CNN News

Woman arrested in fatal shooting of FSU professor

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 20:52
A woman was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2014 death of a renowned Florida State University Law School professor.
Categories: CNN News

ISIS sniper kills Dutch journalist

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 20:36
An ISIS sniper killed a Dutch journalist in Sirte, Libya, Sunday, according to a spokesman for the Al-Bunyan Al-Marsous military operation.
Categories: CNN News

Mementos from 11 miscarriages

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 20:29
They appear in frames between staplers and phones on office desks. Magnets hold them in place on refrigerators. They can be found in photo albums, tucked into private desk drawers, and sitting on night tables, where they receive one last glance before sleep.
Categories: CNN News

NTSB: Recorder in NJ train crash didn't work

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 20:27
A data recorder that could have helped investigators answer why a New Jersey Transit train crashed in Hoboken last week was not working, the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.
Categories: CNN News

6 questions about Donald Trump's taxes

CNN Top Stories - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 20:22
Donald Trump is facing another political mess -- this time just five weeks from Election Day.
Categories: CNN News