Local news

After another snowfall, KDOT asks commuters to take their time
February 25, 2011
Commuters in the region are being urged to take their time on their morning drive in the wake of a late-February storm that brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the region.
NWS issues winter storm warning for region; 3-6 inches of sleet and snow possible
February 24, 2011
Another round of winter is expected to blow through the area today.
American Heart Month puts healthy lifestyles in focus
February 16, 2011
February is American Heart Month, and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment encourages Kansans to adopt a healthy lifestyle to reduce the threat of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States and Kansas.
5 Questions: Will you be mine?
Valentine’s Day by the numbers
February 9, 2011
Cupid is busy sharpening his arrow, so for this edition of 5 Questions, we turned to the U.S. Census Bureau to answer some questions about Valentine’s Day.
Thursday classes called off in Shawnee Mission, De Soto districts
February 2, 2011
District officials said the forecasted extreme cold, along with bus transportation complications were key factors in the decision to cancel classes for another day.
6 a.m. road update: KDOT continues to urge drivers to stay off roads
February 2, 2011
The Kansas Department of Transportation is reporting road conditions across Northeast Kansas range from drifting to mostly to completely snowpacked throughout the region.
5 Questions: Stay hydrated
Chapped lips, dry skin signs of dehydration
February 2, 2011
Mary Knapp, state climatologist based with Kansas State University Research and Extension, offers advice about dehydration in the winter months.
Schools call off classes Wednesday as cold settles in
04:56 p.m., February 1, 2011 Updated 07:24 p.m.
Heavy snowfall, high winds and wind chill indexes below zero have caused area school districts to call off classes for a second consecutive day.
Shawnee, De Soto districts call off school Wednesday
February 1, 2011
School officials in Shawnee Mission USD 512 and De Soto USD 232 have called off school for a second straight day because of snowy weather.
KDOT urges drivers to stay home, off roads
February 1, 2011
White-out conditions, freezing wind chills and blowing snow have caused the Kansas Department of Transportation to issue a winter storm alert as of 3:30 this afternoon.
Schools across area cancel classes
08:43 p.m., January 31, 2011 Updated 06:40 a.m.
The prospect of blizzardlike conditions is causing cancellation of schools across the area.
Weather forces closure of Fort Leavenworth
January 31, 2011
The U.S. Army installation Fort Leavenworth will be closed Tuesday with only emergency personnel working. Grant Gate, the main gate will be open but offices and normal operations will not be.
Winter storm warning gives way to blizzard warning
03:00 p.m., January 31, 2011 Updated 06:12 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for Kansas City area, saying the expected snowstorm could cripple the region.
Winter storm watch in effect early Monday morning through 6 a.m. Wednesday for area counties
02:33 p.m., January 30, 2011 Updated 08:18 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch effective midnight Monday through 6 a.m. Wednesday for several area counties, including Douglas, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties.