This Afternoon
Mainly cloudy with daytime highs approaching 55
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Partly cloudy with a low of 34
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Daytime highs approaching 60 under partly cloudy skies
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Here's What's Happening

New Director For Cherokee Strip Museum

It's official... The Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum Board of Directors has made Sandy Randel its permanent director, according to the Ark City Traveler. The hiring was effective immediately following Friday's meeting. Randel has been serving as interim museum director since last December,... Read More.

Prairie Chicken Protection Debated

A move is underway to remove federal protections for the lesser prairie chicken. According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, state House members voted 229-190 to approve an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit listing the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened... Read More.

Kansas May Make Big Tax Changes

In Topeka, a proposal to address the state's money problems by raising the sales tax and eliminating some income tax deductions cleared a Kansas House panel on Wednesday. The proposal would raise the state sales tax to 6.85 percent from 6.15 percent and... Read More.

Keep An Eye On The Sky

The National Weather Service in Wichita has put out the warning for some strong to severe thunderstorms across the area on Friday afternoon and into Friday night. Forecasters say the storms could develop Friday in western Kansas on the dryline and move into eastern... Read More.

Ark City Hears Of Harassment

The City Commission of Arkansas City, according to the Traveler, heard a complaint from a local contractor about permit enforcement. The complaint was brought to their attention by Mell Kuhn, owner of Kuhn Mechanical, who said his workers had been “harassed” while on... Read More.

Craigslist Prank In Ark City

The Ark City News reports today that the seniors at Arkansas City High School think the building will be unnecessary after the class of 2015 graduates next Saturday. According to the paper, the seniors, as part of a senior prank, listed the ACHS building... Read More.

Winfield Shooter In Jail

A suspect has been arrested following that deadly shooting last Monday night in Winfield that left one man dead and another critically injured. Joshua Jo Stasa, of Winfield, was arrested Friday on suspicion of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. Stasa was booked into... Read More.

Texas Storm Causes Damage – Unknown Injuries Sunday Night

Officials in North Texas say a Sunday night tornado caused significant damage and an unknown number of injuries in the small city of Van. This local resident says help is coming in from various places...