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Early morning shooting leaves teen injured

KSN - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 10:51

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one teenager injured.

In a press release, Officer Charley Davidson says officers were dispatched out to the 1700 block of North Erie around 5 a.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, police say they found a 13-year-old with a gunshot wound to the leg.

A 54-year-old woman told officers an unknown suspect fired several shots into a bedroom window, one striking the teen.

The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Davidson tells us while there is no description of the suspect at this time, the incident does not appear to be random.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers (267-2111) or Wichita Police Detectives (268-4407).

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Why Trump's election scares data scientists

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 09:26
When Donald Trump was elected, most people probably weren't concerned about the future of data. But for some groups, that was top of mind.
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What do angry attendees at town halls want?

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 09:15
Faced with chants of "Do your job," Republican lawmakers have been flustered by rowdy town hall meetings in their home turf over the past few weeks.
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Democratic Party set to choose its new chair

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 09:10
Democrats are set to choose a new chair to lead their battered party as it tries to channel the anti-Donald Trump energy of its base into an electoral rebound.
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Democratic Party set to choose its new chair

CNN Politics - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 09:10
Democrats are set to choose a new chair to lead their battered party as it tries to channel the anti-Donald Trump energy of its base into an electoral rebound.
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Many could lose coverage under GOP draft of Obamacare repeal

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:54
These provisions could leave a significant share of the 20 million people who gained coverage under Obamacare without insurance.
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Under GOP draft of Obamacare repeal plan, a lot of people could lose coverage

CNN Politics - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:54
A draft of the House Republicans' bill to repeal Obamacare would replace its subsidies with less generous tax credits, increase the amount insurers could charge older Americans and effectively eliminate Medicaid for low-income adults.
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Crowds flock to Obama in NYC

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:16
Former President Barack Obama drew cheers from New Yorkers after he was spotted in New York City, while a group in France has started a campaign for him to run for president there. CNN's George Howell reports.
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Mexican-born NASCAR driver in the Daytona 500 spotlight

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 08:01
The Daytona 500 has arrived, and with it so has a new generation in NASCAR. That includes a rookie who could be the next star in the sport -- and who could attract fans south of the US border.
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KSN Threat Tracker for Saturday, February 25, 2017

KSN - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 06:37

10:30AM Tomorrow won’t be quite as cold as today, but there is a small chance for a shower. Everything you need to know about your weekend weather, I’ve timed out on Stormcast right here!

8:30AM Don’t let all of that sunshine fool you! It still feels like it’s in the teens outside… Grab the coat before you head out, and be sure to check the KSN Storm Tracker 3 Everywhere App to see when milder weather returns!

7AM The positives about today: Warmer than yesterday, more sunshine, and lighter winds. The negative: Still chilly with below normal highs in the 40s. Stay warm this weekend, and check out your full week’s forecast in my latest videos right here!

5:30AM It’s a very chilly start to our Saturday! Thankfully the winds aren’t as strong today, but there’s still enough of a breeze to make it feel like it’s in the single digits across the state. Bundle up if you’re headed out this morning! And I’ll have your full weekend forecast all morning on KSN.

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Suicide attacks kill dozens in Syria

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 04:53
Suicide attacks targeting two security centers in the regime-held western Syrian city of Homs killed at least 32 people and wounded 24 others, according to state media.
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The mysterious deaths of Putin's critics

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 04:31
CNN's Matthew Chance explores why some Kremlin critics such as Boris Nemstov, Alexander Litvinenko and Anna Politkovskaja were killed.
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Pence pledges to 'keep our end of the bargain' with top Jewish supporters

CNN Politics - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 01:33
Vice President Mike Pence delivered an ode on Friday evening to the Republican Jewish establishment that once was deeply skeptical of his boss, effusively praising several GOP luminaries such as billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
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Pence pledges to 'keep our end of the bargain' with top Jewish supporters

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 01:33
Vice President Mike Pence delivered an ode on Friday evening to the Republican Jewish establishment that once was deeply skeptical of his boss, effusively praising several GOP luminaries such as billionaire Sheldon Adelson.
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Audience to Trump: Lock her up

CNN Top Stories - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 00:57
Crowd chants "lock her up" during President Trump's CPAC speech.
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Salina Central and Trinity Academy both with big nights

KSN - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 23:49

Both the Mustangs and Knights got the doubleheader sweeps at home, with Salina Central outlasting Newton in two down to the wire finishes, while Trinity Academy took care of business against Wichita Independent.

Here are some other scores from around the state of Kansas:

Andover 65, Goddard 53

Atchison 58, Tonganoxie 46

Bishop Miege 49, BV West 28

Blue Valley 76, Mill Valley 65

Bonner Springs 71, Lansing 66

Buhler 63, El Dorado 43

Burlingame 76, Heritage Christian 44

BV North 59, St. Thomas Aquinas 57

BV Northwest 69, St. James Academy 51

Council Grove 72, West Franklin 52

DeSoto 66, Baldwin 56

Elyria Christian 53, Tescott 33

Gardner-Edgerton 70, Blue Valley Southwest 55

Glasco/Miltonvale-Southern Cloud 50, Natoma 35

Great Bend 66, Hays 61

Highland Park 64, Emporia 52

Holcomb 71, Hugoton 36

Holton 52, Hiawatha 48

Immaculata 52, Pleasant Ridge 38

Jackson Heights 47, Horton 41

Jefferson North 66, Oskaloosa 37

KC Piper 66, KC Turner 43

Labette County 59, Independence 57, OT

Lawrence 77, Lawrence Free State 57

Logan 51, Cheylin 25

Madison/Hamilton 59, Pleasanton 36

Maize 65, Salina South 49

Manhattan 55, Shawnee Heights 46

Maranatha Academy 65, Waverly 55

McPherson 70, Augusta 36

Olathe East 67, Olathe South 64

Olathe Northwest 54, Olathe North 32

Ottawa 60, Spring Hill 47

Parsons 77, Fort Scott 67

Salina Central 51, Newton 47

SM North 64, SM Northwest 55

SM South 67, SM East 62

SM West 64, Leavenworth 40

Smoky Valley 54, Kingman 52

St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 57, Lincoln 27

Sylvan-Lucas 44, Lakeside 42, OT

Topeka Seaman 54, Topeka West 40

Ulysses 71, Colby 42

Valley Falls 41, McLouth 36

Washburn Rural 59, Junction City 56

Wichita Collegiate 72, Wellington 51

Wichita Trinity 52, Wichita Independent 19

Wilson 56, Thunder Ridge 33


Atchison 58, Tonganoxie 46

Basehor-Linwood 52, KC Bishop Ward 50

Bishop Miege 40, BV West 29

Blue Valley 52, Mill Valley 43

Buhler 68, El Dorado 66

BV Northwest 34, St. James Academy 31

Centre 45, BV Randolph 42

Columbus 46, Chanute 43

Council Grove 62, West Franklin 18

DeSoto 58, Baldwin 51

Elyria Christian 53, Tescott 40

Emporia 58, Highland Park 42

Fort Scott 42, Parsons 36

Gardner-Edgerton 43, Blue Valley Southwest 24

Glasco/Miltonvale-Southern Cloud 40, Natoma 22

Goddard 51, Andover 43

Great Bend 51, Hays 45

Heritage Christian 60, Burlingame 46

Hiawatha 43, Holton 41, OT

Hugoton 75, Holcomb 44

Immaculata 51, Pleasant Ridge 50

Jackson Heights 30, Horton 28

Jefferson North 44, Oskaloosa 28

Kingman 46, Smoky Valley 33

Labette County 59, Independence 44

Lakeside 64, Sylvan-Lucas 29

Lansing 54, Bonner Springs 20

Lawrence 54, Lawrence Free State 43

Leavenworth 61, SM West 34

Logan 46, Cheylin 25

Madison/Hamilton 49, Pleasanton 46

Maize 52, Salina South 32

Manhattan 65, Shawnee Heights 30

Marais des Cygnes Valley 39, Altoona-Midway 31

McPherson 68, Augusta 28

Olathe East 39, Olathe South 33

Olathe Northwest 67, Olathe North 57

Paola 52, Louisburg 38

Pittsburg 49, Coffeyville 21

Rural Vista 40, Lebo 37

Salina Central 43, Newton 36

SM East 53, SM South 49

SM North 55, SM Northwest 39

Spring Hill 51, Ottawa 43

St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 56, Lincoln 22

Thunder Ridge 62, Wilson 48

Topeka 61, Topeka Hayden 31

Topeka Seaman 52, Topeka West 33

Ulysses 55, Colby 35

Valley Falls 48, McLouth 16

Washburn Rural 71, Junction City 44

Waverly 55, Maranatha Academy 29

Wichita Collegiate 52, Wellington 22

Wichita Trinity 36, Wichita Independent 23

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Can the White House discuss open investigations with the FBI?

CNN Politics - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 23:32
The FBI rejected a request from White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus last week to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to multiple US officials briefed on the matter.
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Prosecutors question NYC mayor in federal probe

CNN Top Stories - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:57
Federal prosecutors interviewed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday in relation to an ongoing investigation, his press secretary said in a statement.
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Fundraisers helping injured officer and his family

KSN - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:55

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – It’s been more than two weeks since Wichita Police Officer Brian Arterburn was run over by a stolen SUV. Now, several events are planned this weekend to raise money for Arterburn’s family and his medical expenses.

One of the fundraisers wrapped up about 9 p.m. Friday night at Distillery 244 in Old Town. Several hundred people turned out to volunteer their time and offer up their money, all in hopes of giving Arterburn and his family a helping hand in their time of need.

Wichita Police Sgt. Lenny Rose has known Brian Arterburn since he joined the department 23 years ago. That’s why it really hit home when he learned what had happened to his friend.

“It was devastating, it really is, you don’t to think about that it could happen to somebody you know, somebody you care about,” said Rose.

The Wichita Police Department and Coffee with a Cop joined forces to hold a fundraising dinner where 50 percent of the proceeds would go toward helping Officer Arterburn.

“It’s very crucial to help out with the family, there are costs that people just don’t think about until you’ve had some type of tragedy where you’ve had long term care or long-term stays in the hospital,” Rose said.

The support for Arterburn is coming from near and far.

Perry Lambert is the chief of the Cherryvale Police Department north of Coffeyville. While he doesn’t know Arterburn personally, he felt the need to not only make the nearly three-hour drive to Wichita, but also to volunteer his time to help out.

“It doesn’t matter what your badge says, what your department is, doesn’t matter what state you’re in, we are all in this together, so, one of us hurts,we all hurt,” Lambert said.

Whether it was donations brought in or raised during the event, organizers said every little bit helps.

“There here to serve us, help us in anything we need, we should be there to help them when they’re in a time of need as well,” said Michael Pasco, one of the event’s organizers.

And, Sgt. Lenny Rose agrees.

“It shows the great support we have, not just for law enforcement, but for human beings in general.”

The Wichita Police Department has directed citizens to use Honore Adversis at www.thin-blue-line.org or visit the fundraising events in person if they would like to donate to Arterburn.

There are several more events scheduled for Saturday geared toward helping the Arterburn family.  Coffee with a Cop will be held at the Starbucks at Towne East Square from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and the Wichita Wagonmasters are holding a chili feed in Old Town Square Saturday that starts at 11 a.m.

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Mysterious plungers pop up along Wichita bike lane

KSN - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 22:36

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The mystery of who installed plunger-like barriers along a Wichita bike lane is yet to be solved.

Todd Ramsey, an avid cyclist in Wichita, said he noticed the plungers with reflective tape near the intersection of Washington and First Street over the weekend.

“I was riding my bike downtown on Saturday morning. I pull up to this intersection and I see these white posts sticking out of the ground and they look like traffic barriers. They have reflective tape on them and so I’m thinking, wow, the city did something to kind of make this intersection safer,” said Todd Ramsey

Ramsey said he then approached the barriers to get a closer look.

“As I get closer, I realize these aren’t barriers, these are plungers that have been stuck to the ground,” Ramsey said.

Ramsey then snapped a few pictures of the plungers and posted them to social media. He said that’s when the conversation about bike safety, specifically bike-lane safety in downtown Wichita, took off.

“I don’t think the people know the rules about whether they are dedicated turn lanes or not,” Ramsey said.

According to Wichita police, it’s legal for drivers to use the bike lane to make turns and to change lanes as long as there are no cyclists in the area.

However, Ramsey said it’s not uncommon for drivers to use the dedicated bike lane as a turning lane at the same time a cyclist is using it.

“It’s not very fun. You have to be on your guard at all times because you never know if a car is going to turn into you,” Ramsey said. “I don’t think it’s just a cyclist safety issue. It’s a public safety issue and we can do better.”

Ramsey said he believes the plungers are a sign from someone or some group that Wichita can do better in protecting its cyclists.

“I thought this is somebody who knows about bike safety and is trying to make a point or is actually trying to solve a problem that no one else is trying to solve,” he said. “I think it’s a great awareness point to just let people know they need to stay out of the bike lanes regardless of whether there are cyclists in there or not.”

KSN asked the City of Wichita if one of its crews was responsible for the barriers. A city spokesperson said he is unaware of who put up the plungers. He said the plungers were removed by Tuesday morning, but added the city does not know who removed them.

On Friday, black remnants of the plungers were visible along the bike lane.

Wichita police said the person responsible for putting the plungers on the road could get a ticket for littering.

The city said it has had prior discussions about improving the intersection and is looking at long-term improvement plans as part of the First and Second street enhancements.

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