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How much snow is falling across Kansas?

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — KSN’s Storm Track 3 team is tracking snowfall totals across Kansas and some of the surrounding areas.

Snowfall totals:

Snow falling in Stockton, Kan., on Tuesday, Nov. 29. (Courtesy: Matthew Leal)

9:26 p.m.

  • 4 N Ludell – Rawlins – 1.5 inches
  • Sharon Springs – Wallace – 0.5 inch
  • 19 N Parks – Dundy Co, NE – 2 inches
  • 11 W Danbury – Red Willow Co, NE – 1 inch

3:05 p.m.

  • Atwood – Rawlins Co – 1 inch

2:27 p.m.

  • Saint Francis – Cheyenne Co – 1 inch
  • 1 NE Benkelman – Dundy Co, NE – 1 inch

2:10 p.m.

  • Oakley – Logan Co – 0.5 inch
  • McCook – Red Willow Co, NE – 1.5 inch

1:59 p.m.

  • 19 miles north of Parks – Dundy County, Nebraska – 1 inch

Lisa Mussman, KDOT public affairs manager, says road crews started treating early this morning.

“We’re not anticipating any heavy accumulation. Like I said, we’ll just be out treating and plowing as it does start sticking, but we aren’t anticipating anything heavy at this time.”

For road conditions across Kansas, click here.

Catch a glimpse of the weather across Kansas through KSN’s SkyView Network. KSN has SkyView cameras in Colby, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, Hutchinson, Pratt, Salina, downtown Wichita, northeast Wichita (PBS Kansas) and at Wichita State University.

Have a picture of the weather that you would like to share with KSN? Email it to connect3news@ksn.com.

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Local museum celebrates its namesake in Fort Scott

FORT SCOTT, Kan. – The Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott, Kansas is today celebrating the anniversary of Gordon Parks Birthday.

To do so, officials say the museum is hosting several events throughout the day such as:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Gordon Parks Museum will be open for extended hours.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. — Showing of the film Criterion Collection The Learning Tree.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. — “Langston Hughes & Gordon Parks Story Board” (Lunch and Learn Event)
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Showing of the film Leadbelly.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — “Digital Photography Workshop” Veretta Cobler, Professional Photographer

The Gordon Parks Museum says all films, workshops and presentations are free to the public.

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News To Know: fatal crash in Sarcoxie, Missouri carries out execution

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. – A Jay man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for shooting and killing his mother and wounding a second family member in northeast Oklahoma. U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Christopher Leo Weeley, 42, to 24 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. Click here if you would like to read more about this story.

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Monday November 28, Baxter Springs Police responded to a residence, 2400 Lincoln Ave, regarding a shooting. Three men suffering gunshot wounds. “Two died of injuries on the scene,” Chief Brian Henderson states, the third victim rushed to a Joplin hospital. Next of kin are now notified as names are released:

  • Jeremy Murphy, 47, of Anderson, Mo.
  • Craig Guinn, 59, of Pineville, Mo.
  • Seth Guinn, 27, of Pineville, Mo.

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SARCOXIE, Mo. — About 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2022 reports of a two vehicle crash at MO-37 and Blackberry Road alerted Jasper Count E-911. Sarcoxie Fire Dept, Sarcoxie Police and Mercy Ambulance responded. MoDOT Emergency Response and Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. Driving a 2013 Fiat, Emmanuel Lovell, 20, of Sarcoxie, he was traveling north on CR60. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Jasper County Coroner Randy Nace. Click here to read more about this story.

BONNE TERRE, Mo. — A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was the state’s second execution this year and the 17th nationally. Two more executions are scheduled in Missouri for the first few weeks of 2023. To read more about this story, click here.

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Former Galena police officer appears in municipal court on shoplifting charges

MIAMI, Okla. – A former Galena police officer accused of shoplifting from the Miami Wal-Mart is possibly facing more shoplifting complaints, according to Miami City Attorney Ben Loring.  

Christopher Bailey Corbit, 44, of Commerce, appeared in Miami Municipal Court on Tuesday where he pleaded not guilty to two citations citing him with larceny and shoplifting and theft by shoplifting.

Christopher Bailey Corbit

He was ordered to return to court on Dec. 15 for a hearing.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Loring said there was a possibility of other charges being filed.

Corbit is accused of shoplifting 28 items totaling approximately $300 from the Miami Walmart by placing items on top of each other, scanning one item and bagging two items through the self-checkout machines, according to the Miami Police Department report.

Wal-Mart has five open cases involving shoplifting and Corbit, the report states.

Corbit served as Galena’s school resource officer at the time of the alleged theft.  He has since been dismissed from the Galena Police Department.  

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Missouri men killed in Kansas Double Homicide; 3rd shooting victim critical

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Monday November 28, Baxter Springs Police responded to a residence, 2400 Lincoln Ave, regarding a shooting.

Three men suffering gunshot wounds. “Two died of injuries on the scene,” Chief Brian Henderson states, the third victim rushed to a Joplin, Mo. hospital.

| RELATED BREAKING NEWS >> Double Homicide in Baxter Springs, 3rd shooting victim rushed to Joplin hospital

Next of kin are now notified as names are released:

  • Jeremy Murphy, 47, of Anderson, Mo.
  • Craig Guinn, 59, of Pineville, Mo.
  • Seth Guinn, 27, of Pineville, Mo.

Jeremy Murphy and Craig Guinn pronounced deceased at the scene.  Their bodies have been turned over to the Cherokee County Coroner pending Autopsy later this week.  

Seth Guinn was transported to Freeman Hospital where he is still listed in critical condition.

BAXTERSPRINGSDBLHOMICIDE 11-28-22

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On 11-28-22 at 2:40 pm the Baxter Springs Police Department was dispatched to 2400 Lincoln reference to reported gunshots in the residence.  The reporting party told dispatch that three people had been shot inside the residence.  

Officers arrived on scene and immediately began life saving measures on the three victims that had been shot.  A description of the suspect was immediately put out to responding officers.  As officers were coming into the area, they located the suspect walking in the area.  After a brief struggle the suspect was taken into custody by officers.  

Two of the victims were found to be deceased on scene and the third was transported by Cherokee County EMS to Freeman Hospital with life threatening injuries.  Names are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.  

The suspect in this case has been identified as Kyle Butts age 41 of Independence MO.  He is being held in the Cherokee County Jail pending formal charges of Capital Murder by the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office.  

This incident is being investigated by the Baxter Springs Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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News To Know: body discovered, shooting suspect

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Just before 3 p.m. on Monday, November 28, authorities respond to reports of a shooting in Baxter Springs in the 2400 block of Lincoln. Chief Brian Henderson says there is no threat to the public, but an isolated incident within a residence. When officers arrived, they began life-saving measures. 2 people succumbed to their injuries. The man in custody is identified as Kyle Butts, 41, of Independence MO.  He is being held in the Cherokee County Jail pending formal charges by the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office. If you are interested, click here for more information.

EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. — On Sunday at just after 2:00 in the afternoon, El Dorado Springs police respond to the 100 block of North Jackson street concerning a deceased person in the nearby creek bed. The deceased has been identified as 30-year-old Tory Richards of El Dorado Springs. The cedar county coroner’s office is assisting the investigation although authoirites say there is no apparent sign of foul play. Next of kin have been notified. Click here if you would like to read more about this story.

NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA — According to CBS News, statistics show Native American communities see a disproportionate amount of violence and missing persons cases. When a Native American is murdered or disappears on one of the 324 federally recognized reservations across the United States, the majority of these cases fall within federal jurisdiction. CBS reports that in recent years, families of missing and murdered Indigenous people have pushed federal authorities and legislators to address the crisis. Grassroots advocates join those families in the fight. If you would like to read more about this report, click here.

NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA — Among the missing Native Americans, authorities are still searching for Grove Oklahoma native Aubrey Dameron. She was 25-years-old at the time when she went missing in March of 2019. If you have any information about the location of Aubrey Dameron you are urged to contact the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, the OSBI, or the Cherokee Nation martial service.

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JPD ensured Christmas Parade safety

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin Police Department ensures safety ahead of Christmas Parade.

Parades all over the four states will be taking place, and with Joplin’s Christmas Parade coming up soon and JPD is ensuring that it will be safe.

“Outline the details such as parade routes, entry and exit points. As well as roads that need blocked off.  We work weeks ahead of time in preparation to get our plans lined out,” said Captain William Davis of the Joplin Police Department.

Candy is allowed at the parade but is meant to be handed out and not thrown.

 

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UPDATE: Baxter Springs Police identify victims in Monday afternoon shooting

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (KOAM) – Update Nov. 29, 2022 – Baxter Springs Police have identified the victims in Monday’s deadly shooting on Lincoln Avenue.

According to Chief Brian Henderson, Jeremy Murphy, 47, of Anderson, Mo. and Craig Guinn, 59, of Pineville, Mo. were found dead at the scene.

Seth Guinn, 27, also of Pineville, was taken to Freeman Hospital for treatment of injuries. Henderson said that he remains in critical condition.

Investigators turned the bodies of Murphy and Craig Guinn over to the Cherokee County Coronor for autopsy. Those are expected to be completed later this week.

 

 

Original Story:

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Just before 3 p.m. on Monday, November 28, reports of a shooting in Baxter Springs in the 2400 block of Lincoln.

Many had asked if there was still an active shooter. Chief Brian Henderson assures us there is no threat to the public. This was an isolated incident within a residence.

Officers arrived on scene and began life-saving measures. Unfortunately 2 people succumbed to their injuries. We are not releasing any information at this time pending notification of next of kin. A third person was transported from the scene by EMS for life-threatening injuries and is currently at a Joplin hospital.”

Chief Brian Henderson

Chief Henderson tells us the shootings occurred inside the residence which is now  surrounded in crime scene tape.

2400 Lincoln Ave is the extreme SW part of town. The road dead ends as it circles on the south before the former Yellow Freight complex on Powell Road.

Baxter Springs Police, Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves and his Deputies, are on the scene as well as the KBI. KHP also assisted with calls while BSPD were securing the scene.

The man in custody is identified as Kyle Butts, 41, of Independence MO.  He is being held in the Cherokee County Jail pending formal charges by the Cherokee County Attorney’s Office.

Chief Henderson anticipates they will be here all night as a light trailer illuminates the entire property.

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Universities team up to help local law students

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A new partnership between Pittsburg State University and the Washburn School of Law is underway.

Officials say the partnership will positively impact students, ultimately leading to money and time saved for those seeking law degrees.

“We have inked a partnership that will allow students to complete a bachelor’s degree as well as a law degree in six years total — three years here at Pittsburg State, and three years at Washburn School of Law,” said Chris Childers, director of PSU’s School of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences, in a press conference Monday in Russ Hall officially announcing the partnership.

The partnership also means a year less in tuition and fees at PSU, he noted, and students who are accepted into the program are guaranteed a minimum tuition scholarship of $5,000 per year at Washburn School of Law.

The announcement comes at a time when demand is high and supply is low: Officials say Southeast Kansas is considered underserved when it comes to the number of cases on the books and the number of lawyers available.

“Kansas will benefit and Kansans will benefit,” said Kansas Supreme Court Justice Marla Luckert. “We have a critical shortage of attorneys…especially in rural Kansas.”

Washburn Associate Dean Shawn Leisinger said students in the program also will be able to go into communities in their third year of law school for externships with law firms, serving communities and gaining valuable real-world experience.

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Kansas Inmate dies under observation; Autopsy pending

LANSING, Kan. – A correctional facility in northeast Kansas says an inmate’s death is under investigation.

The Lansing Correctional Facility says that inmate George E. Dobbs was found unresponsive on November 26, 2022.

Officers attempted life-saving measures however, Dobbs was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Officials say the cause of death is pending until the results of an independent autopsy are disclosed.

Dobbs, 53, was serving an 89-month sentence, based on convictions in Leavenworth County, Kansas of Distribution of heroin or meth.

The investigation is currently ongoing.