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Harlem Globetrotters 2018 ticket giveaway Official Rules

Local KSN News - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 00:01

2018 Harlem Globetrotters Ticket Giveaway
Official Rules

1. Sponsors. This sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is sponsored by KSNW (“Station”), 833 N Main Street, Wichita, KS 67201 and INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202 (collectively, the “Sponsor(s)”). This Sweepstakes is void where taxed, restricted, or prohibited and is subject to all local, state, and federal laws. By entering this Sweepstakes, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor(s), which shall be final and not subject to appeal.

2. Eligibility. No purchase necessary to enter. The Sweepstakes is open to permanent legal U.S. residents who reside within KSNW’s viewing area and who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry.  Current or former employees of KSNW, Nexstar Media Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, the other Sponsors, the other television and radio stations and multichannel video programming distributors in KSNW’s viewing area, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising or promotional agencies (including anyone who prepares and/or distributes Sweepstakes materials), and the immediate family members or persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of all the foregoing are not eligible to participate or win.  The term “immediate family members” includes spouses, grandparents, parents, siblings, children and grandchildren.

Participants are eligible to win a KSNW contest or sweepstakes only once (1) every 60 days. Only one (1) winner per household is permitted in any contest or sweepstakes. Participants are eligible to win a prize valued at $600.00 or more only once (1) every six months. Text, data, or messaging rates may apply.

3. Entry. This Sweepstakes will accept entries beginning on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 12:01 AM CST and ending on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST. To enter the Sweepstakes, entrants must visit KSN.com to submit the entry form. Entrants must include their name, phone number, street address, e-mail address and date of birth in order to enter. Incomplete entries will not be considered. All entries must be received by Monday, January 29, 2017 at 12:00 PM CST. One (1) entry per person per day will be accepted.

Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for technical or computer, telephone service outages, delays, equipment malfunctions, busy signals, hang-ups, errors or data loss of any kind, lost or unavailable connections, or late, lost, failed, illegible, incomplete, garbled or deleted entries, transmissions, or voicemails or other network or technological difficulties that may prevent an individual from completing his/her telephone call or online entry, or for printing errors in any advertisement, entry form, or the rules.

An entrant may use only one email address to submit entries during the Sweepstakes.  If an entrant uses multiple email addresses to submit more than one entry per day, the entrant will be disqualified.  For entries submitted online, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned to the e-mail address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization that is responsible for assigning the e-mail address or the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address. Any automated or computer-generated entries, fake or duplicate identities, spam, or improper techniques (as determined by the Sponsor(s)) will be disqualified. Any questions regarding the validity, completeness, or number of entries submitted by an individual or the identity of the authorized account holder of an e-mail address, phone number, or social media profile shall be determined by Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion. The Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entrant who acts in a disruptive, harassing, vulgar, or unsportsmanlike manner, as determined by the Sponsor(s) in its/their sole discretion.

Entry materials that have been tampered with or altered are void. If the Sponsor(s) determine(s), in its/their sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual tampering with the Sweepstakes (electronic or otherwise) or if technical difficulties (e.g. infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor(s)) compromise the security, fairness, integrity or administration of the Sweepstakes, the Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to void the entries at issue and/or modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Sweepstakes and conduct a random drawing to award the prize among all eligible entries received as of the termination date. If the Sweepstakes is terminated due to tampering or technical difficulties prior to its expiration date, notice will be posted online at http://ksn.com/contests. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to disqualify any entrant that tampers with the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates the Official Rules of the Sweepstakes. Entries not conforming to announced entry specifications will not be acknowledged or returned.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE OR SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

By entering this Sweepstakes online, participants agree to KSN.com Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy located at http://ksn.com/privacy-policy/. All entry information becomes the property of the Sponsor(s), and entrants grant the Station the right to distribute all of their entry information to the other Sponsor(s). By entering, entrants grant the Sponsor(s) the right to broadcast and distribute their name, image, likeness, voice, entry materials, and biographical information in any media whatsoever, including on the air on the Station and on KSN.com, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization from or compensation to the entrant. The Sponsors reserve the right to reject and disqualify any submissions that do not meet the terms and conditions of these Sweepstakes rules.

4. Odds of Winning. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

5. Prize(s). There will be two (2) winner(s) in this Sweepstakes. On Monday, January 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM CST, the winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and notified that they won by phone or e-mail. The winners will receive four (4) tickets to one of the February 3, 2018 performance of Harlem Globetrotters at the INTRUST Bank Arena, located at 500 E Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202. The approximate retail value of the prize $208. Entrants can win only once.

The potential winners will be contacted by a representative of the Sponsors, and must reply within 24 hours to maintain eligibility.  If a potential winner cannot be contacted within this time period or fails to respond to any attempted contact, such potential winner will be disqualified, his/her entry will be declared null and void and the Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole and absolute discretion, to select the eligible entry with the next-highest number of votes, in which event these provisions shall apply to such other eligible entry.  The Sponsors also reserve the right to ask for proof to validate the authenticity of the photo submitted.  If, in the Sponsors’ sole judgment and discretion, valid proof of the photo’s authenticity is not provided, the Sponsors reserve the right to choose another potential winner by the process referred to above.

All results are unofficial until winner(s) is/are verified by the Sponsor(s). Prizes may not be exchanged, substituted, transferred or redeemed for other prizes by winner. Cash will not be awarded as a substitute for prize.  Prizes are awarded ‘as is’ with no guarantees or warranties as to use, merchantability, or fitness for a specific purpose, and the Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for defective prizes. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to substitute a prize in their sole discretion without an on-air or off-air announcement, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Other terms and conditions may apply.

6. Conditions for Acceptance of the Prize(s). The winners must claim the prize(s) in-person at the Station, located at 833 N Main Street, Wichita, KS 67203, during regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM CST – 5:00 PM CST). Prize(s) will not be mailed under any circumstances. The prize(s) must be claimed by February 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM CST or it/they will be forfeited. Winners will be required to provide a valid government issued photo identification card and to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity and liability release prior to receiving their prize(s). The Station may require the winner’s guests, invitees, or travel companions to sign liability releases prior to receiving the prize. All unclaimed or rejected prizes will be forfeited. Failure by the winner(s) to respond to the Station’s messages, calls, e-mails or other notification will lead to forfeiture of the prize(s). Failure to completely fill out and sign all waivers, releases, or forms requested by the Station will result in forfeiture of the prize(s). The Station then has the right, at its discretion, to award that prize to another winner using the method described above. A winner who forfeits any prize is not eligible to win another contest or sweepstakes conducted by the Station for thirty (30) days.

Payment of all federal, state and local taxes is the sole responsibility of the winner(s) and the winner(s) may receive an IRS 1099 Form or equivalent from the Sponsor(s). The Sponsor(s) will report any individual winnings over $600 (in cash or fair market value of goods or services) in a one year period to the Internal Revenue Service.  Winner(s) is/are required to fill out any tax forms requested by the Sponsor(s) in order to receive their prize(s).

Winner(s) will be solely responsible for any and all license and registration fees, accommodations, transportation costs, gratuities and all other items of an incidental nature. All expenses on receipt and use of prize(s) are the sole responsibility of the winner(s), the Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for any weather changes or extenuating circumstances relating to a prize received. The Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for replacing or reimbursing winners with any form of compensation for events that are delayed or canceled.  All delays and cancellations are deemed beyond the control of the Sponsor(s). This includes, but is not limited to, event cancellations, trip schedule changes, flight cancellations, changes in travel arrangements, travel delays of any form and duration, game cancellations and delays, as well as all acts of nature. The Sponsor(s) is/are not responsible for any expenses incurred by Sweepstakes winners as a result of such delays or cancellations. Sponsor(s) will not be responsible for failure to supply the prize(s) by reason of any force majeure events, such as acts of God, war, terrorist attacks, unusually severe weather, labor strikes, or other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor(s).

By accepting the prize, the winner or winners agree to have their name, voice, likeness, biographical information, and entry materials used in any advertising or broadcasting material relating to this Sweepstakes, and in any media whatsoever, including the Station and on KSN.com, for any purpose whatsoever, worldwide, in perpetuity, without any further authorization or compensation to the winner(s).

7. Social Media. For contests or sweepstakes conducted or promoted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat, iHeartRadio, or any other social media website (each a “Social Media Site” and collectively the “Social Media Sites”), the Sponsors reserve the right to void any entrant’s entry in the Sweepstakes for failure to abide by the guidelines, policies, or procedures of the applicable Social Media Site, and to delete or remove any of entrant’s related “Likes,” comments, posts, tweets, videos, photos, user generated content, or other electronic messages, communications, or submissions at their discretion. The Sponsors also reserve the right to block, ignore, report, and/or completely prevent any entrant, account, user, or profile from accessing the Sweepstakes and/or the Sponsors’ profile(s), account(s), website(s), blog(s) or handle(s). This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the Social Media Sites. By entering this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold the Social Media Sites harmless from any or all claims, liability, damages, judgments, fines, costs, expenses related to or associated with their participation in this Sweepstakes. Entrants understand that by logging-in to the applicable Social Media Site, that they agree to comply with the Social Media Site’s Terms of Service, and that their personal information is subject to the Privacy Policies and information collection practices of the Social Media Site. Entrants agree that the Sponsors are not responsible for the collection, disclosure, transfer, or dissemination of their personal information, whether directly or indirectly, by third party advertisers, marketers, or any other transferees. For entries submitted through the Social Media Sites, the Sponsors may be limited to using the information in a manner set forth by the Social Media Sites and in no other way.

8. Limitation on Liability. Sponsor(s) disclaim(s) all liabilities to the winner(s) with respect to receipt and use of the prize(s). Winners and their guests or travel companions, by acceptance of their prize(s), agree to release and hold the Sponsor(s) and its/their affiliated companies, their  advertising, promotion and production agencies, and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, shareholders, directors, employees, agents and representatives harmless from any and all liability, claims, causes of actions, damages, fines, and costs of any kind whatsoever (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which may be sustained directly or indirectly to persons or property in connection with the receipt, ownership or use of the prize or while preparing for, participating in, and/or traveling to any Sweepstakes or prize-related activity.

9. Reservation of Rights. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to make changes to these Official Rules in their sole discretion which will become effective upon announcement. Sponsor(s) reserve(s) the right to cancel or terminate this Sweepstakes for any reason in the event that it cannot be run or administered as intended by the Sponsor(s). Any such changes or termination will be announced on KSN.com.

10. Contact Information. For questions or more information about this Sweepstakes, please contact KSNW at 833 N Main Street, Wichita, KS 67203. For a copy of these rules, addendum, and/or list of winners please go to KSN.com or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to KSNW within sixty (60) days of the end of this Sweepstakes.

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Balance once again carries K-State past No. 24 TCU, 73-68

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 20:05

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A balanced scoring effort led by a game-high 20 points from junior Dean Wade helped carry Kansas State to its second consecutive Top 25 win of the week in a 73-68 victory over No. 24/25 TCU before a season-best crowd of 11,194 fans at Bramlage Coliseum.

With today’s win, the Wildcats (14-5, 4-3 Big 12) posted back-to-back victories at home over Top 25 teams for the first time since knocking off No. 8 Kansas (70-63) and No. 12 Iowa State (70-69) on February 23 and 28, 2015. The team now has 36 wins over Top 25 teams at Bramlage Coliseum, including 16 under head coach Bruce Weber.

For the fourth consecutive game and eighth time this season, four Wildcats reached double figures, including a game-high 20 points from Wade, and a career-high 18 points from sophomore Makol Mawien. Junior Barry Brown, Jr., scored 12 of his 15 points after halftime, while sophomore Xavier Sneed added 10 points.

K-State connected on 52.9 percent (27-of-51) from the field, which is the 10th time this season the team has connected on 50 percent or better in a contest, including 42.1 percent (8-of-19) from beyond the arc.

TCU (14-5, 2-5 Big 12), which was held to 20 points below its scoring average of 88.6 points per game, was led by senior forward Vlad Brodziansky, who scored 15 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field.

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Western’s Weather Wrap: Winter Returns Sunday

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 19:33

It was unusually warm across most of Kansas today, so hopefully you got outside to enjoy it!

Tomorrow will actually still be very mild in Wichita, though much of the state will be cooler. We’ll also see mostly cloudy skies, gusty winds, and the chance for some patchy drizzle and spotty showers throughout the day.

So tomorrow will be fairly quiet for Wichita, but it’s a different story for northwestern Kansas. A *Winter Storm Warning* is in effect for the counties in pink, and a *Winter Weather Advisory* is in place for the counties in purple for tomorrow morning through Monday morning. Both of these areas are expected to see freezing drizzle and slick roads Sunday morning, then blowing snow and reduced visibility Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. The highest snow accumulations will be for the counties in pink with up to 4-8″ possible.

Wichita won’t see much, but a good chunk of the state will be experiencing drizzle tomorrow morning, with the biggest concern for icy roads being in northwestern Kansas.

Then the snow primarily starts to move in from the northwest tomorrow afternoon, accompanied by significant north winds, causing whiteout conditions at times and making travel extremely hazardous.

Get the latest on potential snowfall totals tonight on KSN News at 10, or watch my latest forecast right here: http://ksn.com/2017/03/08/weather-forecast-discussion/

~Katie the Weather Lady

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Local activists gather to support Kansas DACA recipients

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:53

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Local activists hosted a rally in Old Town Saturday to show support for DACA recipients living in Kansas.

Organizers for Saturday’s rally say 6,000 DACA recipients live in the Sunflower State.

Some attendees of the protest say the imminent DACA decision not only affects their life, but also the future of their families.

One DACA recipient explained how she is coping with the uncertainty.

“I’ve tried not to think about it too much, but have tried thinking of what I could do to avoid that and help my fellow ‘Dreamers’ in the fight for our lives,” said Guadalupe Martinez, DACA recipient.

Coming up on KSN News at 10:00 p.m., Ashonti Ford meets with local DACA recipients who just got back from Washington D.C. and have comments on the continued government shutdown.

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‘Women’s March on the Air Capital’ urges women to vote

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:33

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Hundreds of women chanted “hear our vote” at Wichita’s city hall on Saturday afternoon, their passionate voices being carried further by the brutal wind.

The second annual Women’s March on the Air Capital was not a physical march, rather, a rally with a panel of speakers this year, from former city councilwoman to Black Women Empowered in Wichita’s Mary Dean.

“If you stay at home then you get what you get so it’s really important in 2018 that we flip this house,” Dean said.

Between each speaker, the crowd chanted, “Hear our vote, hear our vote, hear our vote!”

Volunteers were on hand getting women registered to vote and informing them of their polling place.

“It’s wonderful when we get together and we come out here and we feel empowered, and we march and we rally, we have to vote,” organizer Brandi Calvert told the crowd. “In November, we get a new governor and we get a new secretary of state and 125 house seats are up for election. Women make up 51 percent of the population, we have to vote.”

Fusion restaurant on Douglas hosted an after-march luncheon for women to connect with one another.

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One person in critical condition after vehicle crashes into Wichita grocery store

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:29

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – One person is in critical condition after a vehicle crashed into a building in the 3000 block of W. 13th Street.

The crash was first reported at 6:07 p.m. Saturday.

According to authorities, the car crashed into a Mexican grocery store. Authorities at the scene say one person was not breathing after the crash.

KSN has a crew on the way to the scene. Updates will be provided as more details are released.

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Lawmakers battling to resolve government shutdown

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 18:22

WASHINGTON (KSNW WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT) – Much of the government is shut down after the Senate failed to pass a funding bill late last night.

The Senate and House are both at work at the Capitol today in an effort to find a compromise plan to restart the government before Monday morning.

Lawmakers in Washington are in crisis mode, but instead of working together to come up with a bipartisan solution, many of them are still pointing fingers.

Tennessee Republican Congressman Chuck Fleischmann says Democrats got them into this mess, and it should be Democrats who get them out.

“They’ve made a colossal mistake. They hurt the American people with this,” said Chuck Fleischmann, U.S. Congressman, R-TN. “They need to reverse course, stand up.”

However, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says it’s the Republicans who aren’t willing to compromise.

“The Republican leadership can’t get a tumultuous president on board with anything and they don’t offer us any compromises on their own,” said Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator, D-New York.

It all comes down to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. It’s the program that protects immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children from deportation.

Democrats say they want a DACA deal attached to the spending bill, but Republicans, like Texas Congressman Jodey Arrington, say they aren’t willing to start negotiating DACA until the government is back up and running.

“It’s unbelievable to think that Democrats would actually put American citizens at risk, our military at risk, shut the American government down on people who are here illegally,” said Jodey Arrington, U.S. Congressman, R-Texas.

But Texas Democrat Lloyd Doggett says he’s willing to keep DACA out of the spending bill if Republicans promise a vote on DACA in the next few days.

“It doesn’t have to be included in this agreement but there has to be a firm understanding of how we address that,” said Lloyd Doggett, US Congressman, D-Texas.

Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar agrees. He says lawmakers need to work out their differences.

“You got to put people in one room, people that know the subject, sit down, roll up your sleeves and get the job done,” said Henry Cuellar, U.S. Congressman, D-Texas. “The people are frustrated.”

Today’s shutdown also marks President Trump’s one year anniversary in office. The president fired out a series of tweets today, all blaming the Democrats for the impasse, calling it a “nice present.”

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Congressman Marshall to donate salary during shutdown to Fort Riley

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 17:21

Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. issued a statement after a short-term funding bill failed, causing a government shutdown.

In the statement, Marshall said he will be donating his salary every day during the government shutdown to USO Fort Riley.

The following statement was released:

I am deeply disappointed that the Democrats decided to shut the government down. Perhaps Democrats do not fully understand what this will mean for our military, our children, and millions of families across the country. I will be donating my pay every single day this government is shutdown to USO Fort Riley. This organization supports military families and spouses who are coping with long deployments and separations from their loved ones in uniform”

It’s frustrating to me that at a time when our nations is seeing incredible successes, with our military, our economy and our national security, that Democrats are turning a simple CR into political games. They are hanging their hats on a DACA solution by creating arbitrary deadlines. Here are the facts, we have until March to pass a DACA deal, and this Congress fully intends to do so. However, we do not need to tag DACA legislation on a simple CR that funds our military and extends CHIP funding, which serves more than 9 million uninsured children.

Marshall also released the following statement regarding the CHIP program:

As a doctor and a father, I couldn’t imagine voting against a bill that ensures children get access to the care they need. Yet Nancy Pelosi says that she is proud of her party and this shutdown. I can’t understand how Mrs. Pelosi can support a shutdown, with more than 107,913 children in her district, this shutdown will leave a large percentage of those kids without health insurance.”

“Holding our military and our kids hostage over this issue is just not acceptable. We need to pass a DACA bill separately, and I have complete confidence that we will meet that deadline. I came to Washington to help end these political stunts, but Dems can’t seem to operate any other way.

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Family pleads for people to listen to doctors after mother of five dies from flu complications

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 15:19

BAKERSFIELD, CA (WCMH) — As flu season intensifies across the country, a California family is pleading for people to listen to doctors after a woman died after getting the flu.

Public health officials in Bakersfield, California have confirmed Michelle Maroney-Placencia, a 39-year-old mother of five, has died from complications from the flu.

“It is a tragedy and it is a reminder of how devastating and serious this disease or this illness can be,” said Michelle Corson with the Kern County Public Health Department.

KGET reports Maroney-Placencia began feeling ill last Sunday. Her husband, Gary Placencia, said she went to an urgent care Tuesday night but woke up feeling even worse Wednesday morning.

“She woke me up at 2 o’clock in the morning complaining of shortness of breath, just aches and pains and wanted me to get her in the bathtub,” Placencia said. Maroney-Placencia couldn’t stay in the tub for long, and got up and went to the couch where she fell asleep for a few hours.

“She kept on telling me she was sick and she was going to die and she felt bad,” Placencia told KGET. He called 911 and medics transported her to the hospital, where she later died.

“The doctor came in and said her heart rate was pretty much next to nothing, that she was dying and she wasn’t going to make it,” Placencia said. “I demanded I go to see her.  I didn’t want her to die by herself.”

Her family says she was otherwise healthy, and they hope the community will listen to health officials after this tragedy.

“If you’ve got it, stay home with it. Listen to what the doctors and the CDC people are telling you,” said Maroney-Placencia’s father, Wes Maroney. “If you don’t, you’re going to wind up with us. I lost my daughter. I don’t want anyone else to have to go through this.”

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Missouri governor: ‘no blackmail,’ ‘no violence’ in affair

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 15:02

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he described as a months-long “consensual relationship” with his former hairdresser.

Greitens told The Associated Press that he has no plans to resign from office as a result of the affair, despite calls to step aside from several Republican and Democratic state lawmakers.

“I’m staying. I’m staying” he said twice for emphasis, adding about his relationship with his wife, staff and supporters: “We’re strong.”

Greitens has remained out of the public eye since shortly after delivering his State of the State address on Jan. 10. Later that night, St. Louis television station KMOV reported that Greitens had an extramarital affair in 2015 as he was preparing to run for governor.

The report included an audio recording of a conversation between a woman and her then-husband — recorded secretly by the husband — in which the woman said Greitens had bound her hands and blindfolded her, taken a photo of her partially nude and warned her to remain silent during an encounter in his home.

Grietens did not directly say “yes” or “no” when asked Saturday if he had bound and blindfolded and taken a photo of the woman. But he firmly denied that he had attempted to coerce the woman.

“This was a consensual relationship,” Greitens said. “There was no blackmail, there was no violence, there was no threat of violence, there was no threat of blackmail, there was no threat of using a photograph for blackmail. All of those things are false.”

Greitens added: “The mistake that I made was that I was engaged in a consensual relationship with a woman who was not my wife. That is a mistake for which I am very sorry.”

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Congressman Estes requests no pay while government is shutdown

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:45

Congressman Ron Estes is asking for his pay to be withheld in light of the government shutdown.

According to a tweet from Estes, the lawmaker sent a letter to Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko requesting his pay be withheld until legislation is passed to fund the government.

The full letter states:

Dear Mr. Kiko,

It is my understanding that despite the lapse in appropriations, Members of Congress will continue receiving their salary.

I am writing you today to request that my pay be withheld during the current lapse in appropriations that began on January 20, 2018 at midnight.

Should you have any questions please contact me at 202-225-6216.

Sincerely,

Ron Estes, Member of Congress

The full letter can be seen on the congressman’s Twitter feed.

Today, I sent a letter requesting that during the current lapse in appropriations my pay be withheld until we fund the government. pic.twitter.com/v1aUcjzD8n

— Rep. Ron Estes (@RepRonEstes) January 20, 2018

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Fire officials: 5-acre fire near Pawnee Prairie Park may be man-made

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 14:02
Fire crews respond to a brush fire near Pawnee Prairie Park. (Photo courtesy KSN News)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Officials are investigating after a brush fire burned multiple acres near Pawnee Prairie Park.

The fire was first reported around 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of W. May St. and S. Carrwood Dr. Officials say the fire started as two separate fires that merged together. They think the fire was man-made.

Multiple fire crews initially responded to the fire and the fire is under control. Approximately five acres burned.

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Boil water advisory rescinded for Valley Center

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 13:45

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for Valley Center. KDHE officials issued the advisory because the systems need to repair a fire hydrant. The repairs will cause a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Laboratory testing samples collected from Valley Center indicate no evidence of contamination and all other conditions that placed the system at risk of contamination are deemed by KDHE officials to be resolved.

Public water suppliers in Kansas take all measures necessary to notify customers quickly after a system failure. Regardless of whether it’s the supplier or KDHE that announces a boil water advisory, KDHE will issue the rescind order following testing at a certified laboratory.

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Clay Center man dies in north-central Kansas crash

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:58

CLAY CENTER, Kan. (AP) – A Clay Center man has died in a single-car crash in north-central Kansas.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 49-year-old John Robert Linn died when the car he was driving overturned near Clay Center around 4 p.m. Thursday.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Linn was driving westbound on Broughton Road when he came up upon slower traffic, swerved and lost control. The patrol says his car entered the north ditch and overturned.

A 41-year-old woman riding in Linn’s car was hospitalized with injuries.

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Authorities in Osborne are searching for an escaped inmate

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:23

OSBORNE, Kan. (KSNW) – Osborne police are looking for an escaped inmate.

According to the department, Joel W. Wagoner escaped from the Osborne County Jail Friday at around 2:42 p.m.

Wagoner is believed to be wearing standard orange pants and shirt and he may have a dark blue cotton blanket.

If you have any information regarding Wagoner’s whereabouts, please contact Osborne dispatch at 785-346-2001 or call 911. Authorities say you should not approach this man but instead call law enforcement.

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New exhibit at Exploration Place puts guests in the seat of first responders

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:01

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Exploration Place opened a new traveling exhibit today.

The exhibit “Rescue,” puts the guest right in the middle of the action. A helicopter simulator is sure to be a big hit with the kids, along with the chance to perform a water rescue on a jet ski.

The real life scenarios teach people how the skills and technology aid in saving live.

“This is a great exhibit for young people to see, really role models of these professionals saving lives every day, so that maybe that sparks a thought in their own mind, that someday maybe they can do that for a living,” said Christina Bluml,director of marketing at Exploration Place.

The exhibit runs from Saturday until May 6.

KSN got a sneak peak of the exhibit on Friday. Watch the video below to learn more.

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Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:14

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans awoke Saturday to learn that quarreling politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

It was a striking display of Washington dysfunction, and the finger-pointing came quickly. Trump tweeted that Democrats “wanted to give me a nice present” to mark the start of his second year in office.

The Republican-controlled Congress scheduled an unusual weekend session to begin considering a three-week version of a short-term spending measure and to broadcast to the people they serve that they were at work as the closure commenced. It seemed likely that each side would push for votes aimed at making the other party look culpable for shuttering federal agencies.

Trump spoke with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell early Saturday to discuss next steps, while chief of staff John Kelly also worked the phones. Top White House negotiators, legislative affairs director Marc Short and budget director Mick Mulvaney, went to Capitol Hill to meet with House Republicans.

Democrats say they oppose the three-week plan, which they view as a way to stall negotiations over the future of the “Dreamers” — the young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and facing possible deportation when their protection expires in March. Republicans declared they would not reopen talks until the government shutdown ends, a strategy aimed at trying to erode Democratic cohesion.

“Negotiations will not go on until we open the government up and start being serious about the fundamental issue that is before us all,” Rep. Mark Meadows, a conservative leader, said Saturday.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Saturday on the House floor that Trump had earned an F for “failure in leadership.” She said Republicans are “so incompetent and negligent that they couldn’t get it together to keep the government open.”

The fourth government shutdown in a quarter-century began at the stroke of midnight Friday, shortly after Senate Democrats blocked a four-week budget extension and a flurry of last-minute negotiations could not beat the clock.

The closure began at the start of a weekend, so many of the immediate effects will be muted for most Americans. Damage could build quickly if the closure is prolonged. And it comes with no shortage of embarrassment for Trump and political risk for both parties, as they wager that voters will punish the other at the ballot box in November.

Trump said Democrats “could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics instead.” In a series of tweets hours after the shutdown began, the president tried to make the case for Americans to elect more Republicans to Congress in November “in order to power through this mess.” He noted that there are 51 Republicans in the 100-member Senate, and it often takes 60 votes to advance legislation.

Social Security and most other safety-net programs are unaffected by the lapse in federal spending authority. Critical government functions will continue, with uniformed service members, health inspectors and law enforcement officers set to work without pay. But if no deal is brokered before Monday, hundreds of thousands of federal employees will be furloughed.

After hours of closed-door meetings and phone calls, the Senate scheduled its late Friday night vote on a House-passed plan. It gained 50 votes to proceed to 49 against, but 60 were needed to break a Democratic filibuster.

Democrats balked in an effort to put pressure on the White House to cut a deal to protect immigrants brought to the country as children and now here illegally — commonly called “Dreamers” — before their legal protection runs out in March.

Democrats are laying fault for the shutdown on Republicans, who control both chambers of Congress and the White House and have struggled with building internal consensus. Republicans are holding Democrats responsible after they declined to provide the votes needed to overcome a filibuster over their desire to force the passage of legislation to protect some 700,000 younger immigrants from deportation.

“Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous” border with Mexico, Trump tweeted.

Republicans branded the confrontation a “Schumer shutdown,” after New York’s Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader. He said a “Trump shutdown” was more accurate.

Earlier Friday, Trump had brought Schumer to the White House in hopes of cutting a deal on a short-term spending agreement.

The two New Yorkers, who pride themselves on their negotiating abilities, started talking over cheeseburgers about a larger agreement that would have included greater military spending and money for a Southern border wall. But the talks fell apart almost as abruptly as they started.

Nonetheless, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney predicted a deal would be reached by Monday, when most government offices are to reopen after the weekend.

Trump had been an unreliable negotiator in the weeks leading up to the showdown. Earlier this week he tweeted opposition to the four-week plan, forcing the White House to later affirm his support. He expressed openness to extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, only to reject a bipartisan proposal. His disparaging remarks about African and Haitian immigrants last week helped derail further negotiations.

Trump had been set to leave Friday afternoon to attend a fundraiser at his Palm Beach, Florida, estate marking the inauguration anniversary but delayed his travel.

The last shutdown came in 2013. Tea party Republicans, in a strategy not unlike the one Schumer is employing now, sought to use a must-pass budget bill to try to force President Barack Obama to delay implementation of his health care law. At the time, Trump told “Fox & Friends” that the ultimate blame for a shutdown lies at the top. “I really think the pressure is on the president,” he said.

Arguing that Trump’s predecessors “weaponized” that shutdown, Mulvaney said his budget office would direct agencies to work to mitigate the impact this time. That position is a striking role reversal for the conservative former congressman who was one of the architects of the 2013 shutdown.

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Associated Press writers Jill Colvin, Richard Lardner, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey in Washington and Jonathan Lemire in New York contributed to this report.

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Women will march again with aim to become a political force

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:11

A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and enthusiasm into political force.

The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches created solidarity for those denouncing Trump’s views on abortion, immigration, LGBT rights and more. Since then, a wave of women decided to run for elected office and the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct became a cultural phenomenon.

“We made a lot of noise,” said Elaine Wynn, an organizer. “But now how do we translate that noise into something concrete or fulfilling?”

Along with hundreds of gatherings Saturday and Sunday across the U.S. and in places such as Beijing, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Nairobi, Kenya, a rally Sunday in Las Vegas will launch an effort to register 1 million voters and target swing states in the midterm elections.

Linda Sarsour, one of the four organizers of last year’s Washington march, said Las Vegas was targeted for a major rally because it’s a strategic swing state that gave Hillary Clinton a narrow win in the presidential election and will have one of the most competitive Senate races in 2018. Democrats believe they have a good chance of winning the seat held by embattled Republican Sen. Dean Heller and weakening the GOP’s hold on the chamber.

Wynn, president of the Nevada State Board of Education and former wife of casino mogul Steve Wynn, said women make up half of the state’s congressional delegation, including Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, who became the first Latina in the U.S. Senate in 2016. Nevada also has one of the highest percentages of female state lawmakers in the country, and women are mayors of its three largest cities.

Organizers say Nevada is also a microcosm of larger national issues like immigration, as well as the debate over gun control after the deadliest mass shooting in modern history.

Following the October massacre, the rally will be held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ stadium 10 miles (16 kilometers) southeast of the famous Strip where a gunman opened fire onto a concert, killing 58 people.

Authorities have kept details confidential about security at the 40,000-seat stadium.

Minnie Wood, a nurse practitioner who participated in the 2017 gathering in Las Vegas, said she was left with a sense of solidarity and “this feeling of almost a quickening, this resistance brewing.”

It also laid the groundwork for the recent movement that brought a reckoning for powerful men accused of sexual misconduct, Sarsour said.

“I think when women see visible women’s leadership, bold and fierce, going up against a very racist, sexist, misogynist administration, it gives you a different level of courage that you may not have felt you had,” she said.

Many women inspired by last year’s massive marches have sought higher office, such as Mindi Messmer, a 54-year-old environmental scientist from Rye, New Hampshire.

Messmer was a state legislator when she attended the 2017 march in her state capital of Portsmouth. She’s now a candidate for the seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, a fellow Democrat.

“Last year was really empowering and uplifting at a time when we women feel we are being assaulted on a daily basis,” she said.

Other women running for Congress include newcomer Chrissy Houlahan, who hopes to unseat a Republican in suburban Philadelphia, and Sara Jacobs, a former aide to Barack Obama, seeking the Southern California seat held by retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa.

“There are women all over the country deciding to be candidates,” said veteran feminist Kathy Bonk, who worked in the 1970s for the women’s advocacy group NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Democratic officeholders pledging to elect more progressive candidates in swing states will be among the speakers in Las Vegas. Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood also will address the crowd.

Last year’s march in Washington sparked debate over inclusion, with some transgender minority women complaining that the event seemed designed for white women born female. Some anti-abortion activists said the event did not welcome them.

The organizers for the Sunday rally are striving for greater inclusion this year, with Latina and transgender female speakers, said Carmen Perez, another co-chair of the 2017 Washington march. Women in the U.S. illegally, sex workers and those formerly incarcerated are welcome, she said.

Eman Hassaballa Aly, a 38-year-old digital communications manager and activist, said after last year’s gathering in the Chicago area, she saw women become more politically active, including two Muslim women she knows who are running for office — one for state Senate and one for Congress.

“It was incredible that all these people came together,” said Aly, who addressed the 2017 Chicago event. “We realized how powerful this thing could be.”

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Price reported from Salt Lake City and Snow from Phoenix. Associated Press writers Ken Ritter in Las Vegas, Teresa Crawford and Sara Burnett in Chicago, Jocelyn Noveck in New York and Bill Barrow in Atlanta contributed to this report.

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Across the globe, rallies against Trump, sexual misconduct

Local KSN News - Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:10

NEW YORK (AP) — Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

A protest in New York was among more than 200 such actions planned for the weekend around the world. By mid-morning, people gathered in Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and Raleigh, North Carolina. In Philadelphia, many marchers wore pink cat-ear hats as a show of solidarity, while others carried signs stating opposition to Trump and his policies.

Earlier Saturday, dozens of activists gathered in Rome to denounce violence against women and express support for the #MeToo movement. They were joined by Italian actress and director Asia Argento, who made headlines after alleging in 2017 she had been sexually assaulted by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein in the 1990s.

The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches created solidarity for those denouncing Trump’s views on abortion, immigration, LGBT rights and more. Millions of people around the world marched during last year’s rallies, and many on Saturday thought about all that’s happened in the past year.

“I’d be lying if I said that I’m not dispirited and discouraged over having to march yet again to register our opposition to this disastrous first year of the Trump presidency,” said Peggy Taylor, a New York City tour guide and Manhattan resident.

She said that last year, she felt “a kind of euphoria” walking through the city with hundreds of thousands of participants.

This year, “the hard reality of what lies ahead of us has sunk in,” she said. “I know that we have a long slog ahead of us to undo the damage that this man has inflicted.”

In New York, scheduled speakers included Ashley Bennett, a Democrat who was elected Atlantic County, New Jersey, freeholder last November. Bennett defeated Republican incumbent John Carman, who had mocked the 2017 women’s march in Washington, D.C. with a Facebook post asking whether the women would be home in time to cook dinner.

Among the goals of this year’s march are getting more Democrats to run for public office and bolstering voter registration.

In Rome, the 42-year-old Argento addressed the criticism she received once she spoke up about her abuse.

“Women are scared to speak and because I was vilified by everything I said, I was called a prostitute for being raped,” she said at the rally. “I wonder how women who received such violence would find the courage to come out as I did, when they saw what happened to me, so I am here to assess the necessity of women to speak out and change things.”

Argento was strongly criticized by many Italian media and Italian women for not speaking out earlier and was hounded on Twitter with accusations that she sought trouble.

Last year’s march in Washington sparked debate over inclusion, with some transgender minority women complaining that the event seemed designed for white women born female. Some anti-abortion activists said the event did not welcome them.

The organizers for the Sunday rally are striving for greater inclusion this year, with Latina and transgender female speakers, said Carmen Perez, another co-chair of the 2017 Washington march. Women in the U.S. illegally, sex workers and those formerly incarcerated are welcome, she said.

Linda Sarsour, one of the four organizers of last year’s Washington march, said Las Vegas was slotted for a major rally because it’s a strategic swing state that gave Hillary Clinton a narrow win in the presidential election and will have one of the most competitive Senate races in 2018.

The rallies also laid the groundwork for the recent movement that brought a reckoning for powerful men accused of sexual misconduct, Sarsour said.

“I think when women see visible women’s leadership, bold and fierce, going up against a very racist, sexist, misogynist administration, it gives you a different level of courage that you may not have felt you had,” she said.

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Lush reported from St. Petersburg, Florida.

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Semifinal Friday produces several nailbiters in Tournament Week

Local KSN News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 23:07

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Several high school boys’ basketball tournaments continued tonight, with spots in tomorrow’s championship games on the line. Cheney and Andale both won up at the Adolph Rupp Tournament in Halstead, setting up a big showdown tomorrow for the title.

At the Bluestem Classic up in El Dorado, Trinity Academy and Kapaun Mt. Carmel both won and will play each other. Elsewhere, it’ll be McPherson and Bishop Carroll tomorrow for the MIT title, while Wichita Southeast will play Topeka Seaman for the Valley Center January Jam tournament title.

Here are some of tonight’s scores from around the state:

Maur Hill – Mount Academy 72, Christ Preparatory Academy 61

Adolph Rupp Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Minneapolis 65, Winfield 62

Semifinal

Andale 55, Haven 28

Cheney 61, Halstead 52

Army National Gaurd Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Monett, Mo. 49, Wichita Independent 39

Semifinal

Pacific, Mo. 52, Frontenac 29

Baldwin Tournament Semifinal

Augusta 68, Wellsville 33

Basehor Linwood Invitational Pool Play

Topeka Hayden 66, KC Schlagle 49

Semifinal

SM North 50, Ottawa 42

Burlington Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Independence 57, Iola 52

Labette County 69, Prairie View 34

Semifinal

Rock Creek 81, Sabetha 73, OT

Canton-Galva Tournament Third Place

Bennington 56, Ell-Saline 54

Centre Tournament Semifinal

Elyria Christian 49, Rural Vista 27

Chanute Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Shawnee Heights 48, Goddard 45

SM South 80, Chanute 58

Semifinal

Andover Central 66, Emporia 55

Olathe North 64, Joplin, Mo. 48

Chaparral Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Chaparral 75, Mulvane 58

Semifinal

Arkansas City 54, Clearwater 23

Belle Plaine 54, Kingman 53

Colby Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Scott City 52, Lotus School of Excellence, Colo. 33

Semifinal

Falcon, Colo. 50, Colby 47

Dodge City Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Manhattan 54, Leavenworth 44

Wichita East 76, Dodge City 58

Semifinal

Maize 64, Bishop Miege 59

Wichita Heights 76, Hays 51

El Dorado Bluestem Classic Consolation Semifinal

Great Bend 60, El Dorado 46

Wichita Collegiate 81, Newton 68

Semifinal

Wichita Trinity 70, Circle 0

Hi-Plains League Tournament Consolation

Syracuse 46, Sublette 34

Semifinal

Cimarron 48, Stanton County 28

Lakin 78, Meade 63

Hillsboro Tournament

Holcomb 71, Hesston 41

Riley County 39, Republic County 32

Hoisington Tournament Semifinal

Hoisington 58, Otis-Bison 46

Pratt 52, Ellsworth 50

McPherson Invitational Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Derby 73, Junction City 68

Wichita North 60, BV West 48

Semifinal

McPherson 61, SM East 49

Wichita Bishop Carroll 59, Lawrence Free State 53

Mid Continent League Tournament Semifinal

Hays-TMP-Marian 65, Plainville 49

Phillipsburg 66, Oakley 39

Northern Plains League Tournament Consolation

Thunder Ridge 50, Tescott 35

Consolation Semifinal

Glasco/Miltonvale-Southern Cloud 43, Sylvan-Lucas 38

Lakeside 64, Pike Valley 55

Semifinal

Osborne 57, Wilson 24

Rock Hills 60, St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 57

Northwest Kansas League Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Wallace County 61, Quinter 55

Semifinal

Hoxie 77, Dighton 43

Rawlins County 63, St. Francis 53

Pittsburg Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Carl Junction, Mo. 64, Atchison 41

Pleasanton Tournament Seventh Place

Oswego 43, Altoona-Midway 14

Fifth Place

Marmaton Valley 56, Pleasanton 44

Third Place

Heritage Christian 53, Uniontown 46

Royal Valley Panther Classic

Chapman 73, Wabaunsee 31

Santa Fe Trail 78, Royal Valley 63

Salina Invitational Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Andover 54, Salina South 49

Liberal 69, Concordia 38

Semifinal

Abilene 53, Goodland 43

Salina Central 56, Buhler 44

Shawnee Mission West Tournament Pool Play

BV North 72, Blue Springs South, Mo. 63

Third Place

KC Wyandotte 82, Lansing 68

Skyline Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Kinsley 52, Norwich 46

Stafford 75, Cunningham 31

Semifinal

Attica 52, South Barber 51

South Central Border League Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Cedar Vale/Dexter 51, Flinthills 25

Udall 57, Burden Central 31

Semifinal

Sedan 45, Caldwell 37

West Elk 61, Oxford 24

Ninth Place

Argonia 53, South Haven 38

Southeast Cherokee Tournament Semifinal

Parsons 64, Pierce City, Mo. 48

Spring Hill Tournament Seventh Place

KC Sumner 57, Veritas Christian 31

Fifth Place

Spring Hill 55, BV Southwest 51

Third Place

KC Piper 71, Gardner-Edgerton 53

Championship

Goddard-Eisenhower 72, Olathe South 49

St. John Tournament Consolation Semifinal

KC Christian 60, Nickerson 56

Semifinal

Central Plains 75, Wichita Defenders 48

St. John 44, Macksville 33

St. Thomas Aquinas Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Washburn Rural 53, Mill Valley 42

Semifinal

Barstow, Mo. 80, Olathe East 63

St. Thomas Aquinas 49, Blue Valley 42

Sterling Tournament Seventh Place

Remington 34, Lyons 33

Fifth Place

Smoky Valley 59, Hugoton 57

Third Place

Beloit 57, Southeast Saline 43

Topeka Invitational Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Topeka 63, Wichita Northwest 46

Semifinal

Topeka West 57, Wichita South 53

Vashon, Mo. 64, Lawrence 53

Twin Valley League Tournament Consolation

Linn 44, Troy 31

Consolation Semifinal

Axtell 49, Washington County 39

Valley Heights 68, Wetmore 58

Semifinal

Doniphan West 60, Centralia 49

Hanover 81, Clifton-Clyde 57

Valley Center Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Coffeyville 80, Garden City 71

Valley Center 50, KC Turner 47

Semifinal

Topeka Seaman 63, Maize South 57

Wichita Southeast 61, Ulysses 60

Valley Falls Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Atchison County 60, Oskaloosa 53

Rossville 57, Valley Falls 49

Semifinal

Perry-Lecompton 61, Pleasant Ridge 43

Wilson County Classic Consolation Semifinal

Bluestem 59, Fredonia 32

Douglass 46, Neodesha 36

Semifinal

Yates Center 70, Cherryvale 49

POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Northern Plains League Tournament Consolation

Natoma vs. Thunder Ridge, ppd. to Jan 20.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Hutchinson Central Christian 63, Norwich 37

Jackson Heights 48, St. Mary’s 40

Lawrence Free State 52, Gardner-Edgerton 44

Logan 46, Palco 29

Maize 59, Maize South 32

Manhattan 63, Topeka Seaman 50

Minneapolis 61, Ell-Saline 43

Moundridge 45, Goessel 28

Rose Hill 57, Andover Central 54

Russell 46, Ellsworth 40

Shawnee Heights 37, Emporia 34

Basehor Linwood Invitational Semifinal

Benton, Mo. 50, Basehor-Linwood 23

Topeka Hayden 47, Holton 30

Burlington Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Iola 48, Prairie View 35

Semifinal

Labette County 54, Sabetha 46

Colby Tournament

Falcon, Colo. 50, Colby 47

Semifinal

Scott City 54, Kearney Catholic, Neb. 45

Hi-Plains League Tournament Consolation

Stanton County 33, Lakin 30

Hillsboro Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Riley County 39, Republic County 32

Wichita Sunrise 55, Cornerstone Family 44

Semifinal

Clay Center 39, Hillsboro 18

Hesston 41, Holcomb 24

Hoisington Tournament Semifinal

Otis-Bison 29, La Crosse 23

Mid Continent League Tournament Semifinal

Hays-TMP-Marian 39, Hill City 27

Smith Center 44, Stockton 42

Northern Plains League Tournament Consolation

Natoma 53, Rock Hills 38

Consolation Semifinal

Glasco/Miltonvale-Southern Cloud 35, Osborne 30

Lakeside 56, Chase 34

Semifinal

Thunder Ridge 50, Sylvan-Lucas 35

Wilson 49, St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 41

Northwest Kansas League Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Greeley County 43, Oberlin-Decatur 40

Wallace County 40, Rawlins County 35

Semifinal

Quinter 41, Dighton 34

Pittsburg Tournament Consolation Semifinal

BV Northwest 47, North Kansas City (B), Mo. 16

Pittsburg 62, Wichita West 46

Pleasanton Tournament Seventh Place

Oswego 45, Altoona-Midway 19

Fifth Place

Heritage Christian 45, Uniontown 30

Royal Valley Panther Classic

Royal Valley 60, Santa Fe Trail 22

Wabaunsee 66, Chapman 30

Salina Invitational Tournament Consolation Semifinal

Andover 58, Goodland 36

Concordia 53, Buhler 50

Semifinal

Liberal 47, Salina South 26

Salina Central 52, Abilene 40

SPIAA Tournament Play-In

Bucklin 50, Minneola 46

Sterling Tournament Fifth Place

Lyons 39, Southeast Saline 31

Third Place

Hugoton 44, Remington 36

Championship

Sterling 59, Beloit 48

Tonganoxie Invitational Semifinal

DeSoto 44, Bonner Springs 25

Jefferson West 36, Eudora 21

Wilson County Classic Consolation Semifinal

Caney Valley 54, Wichita North 40

Fredonia 62, Neodesha 45

Semifinal

Cherryvale 43, Yates Center 39

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