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First man sentenced in Wichita federal gambling investigation

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The first man is sentenced in federal court in connection with an FBI investigation into illegal gambling and public corruption in Wichita.

Friday, a federal judge sentenced Daniel Dreese to 2 years of probation, a $200 special assessment fee and a restitution of $214,540. The judge waived a fine.

via www.kwch.com


Today's Weather Outlook for the Wichita area

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the Wichita Metro area.  Up-to-date weather conditions are observed at the MADIS station D6055, 3.6 miles WSW of Wichita.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the metro area, just type in your zip code below.


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Wichita State-Kansas baseball April 18, 2018

The Wichita State baseball team continued their domination of the Big 12 conference this season, as the Shockers routed Kansas, 11-0, at Eck Stadium on Wednesday evening.

WSU improved to 4-0 this season against Big 12 teams, which includes WSU's first sweep of Oklahoma State since 2010 and a win over Oklahoma. The Shockers (26-9) will go for the sweep of KU (19-17) in Lawrence next Tuesday and also has two games against Kansas State in May.

"One of our goals this season was to be one of the better teams in the Midwest," WSU manager Todd Butler said. "We still have a lot of work ahead of us. You're only as good as your last performance."

via www.kansas.com


Reggie Ragland, KC Chiefs starter at inside linebacker

Two years into an NFL career, he will asked not only to step up his game but become more of a team leader in the absence of a veteran presence.

Patrick Mahomes? Yes. But there is something of a defensive equivalent with inside linebacker Reggie Ragland.

The Chiefs see Ragland as an essential piece of defense that will feature several new parts, including at his position.

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“He’s ready to take the next step,” defensive lineman Chris Jones said of Ragland.

via www.kansascity.com


Rams to face Kansas City Chiefs on 'Monday Night Football' from Mexico City

The Rams' game this season against the Kansas City Chiefs in Mexico City will be played Nov. 19 and will be broadcast by ESPN on "Monday Night Football," the Rams announced Wednesday night.

The full NFL schedule, including dates, kickoff times and broadcast information, will be released Thursday at 5 p.m. (PDT) on the NFL Network.

via www.latimes.com


Is it grilled, or BBQ’d?

Grilling Good Eats

by Mike Thayer

When you hear somebody say they’re going to fire up the BBQ and put some burgers on, chuckle.

Doing up some burgers is grilling, not BBQ. Grilling is hot fire, searing meats, quick cooking tasty morsels over direct heat like, you guessed it, burgers! Hot dogs, kabobs, pork chops, chicken breasts and steaks are all excellent fare for grilling.

Real BBQ isn’t about burgers or hot dogs, BBQ is about a method of cooking - low and slow - it’s about infusing smoky flavor into meats over a long period of time. Usually done in a smoker (not to be confused with a typical grill) or a pit, larger cuts of meat like beef brisket, pork shoulder, ribs, whole chickens or turkey are barbequed for hours at a time using indirect heat, they‘re not close to the fire. Sausages are great done BBQ style as well. I’m sure you’ve had what’s been called a BBQ burger, but it probably wasn’t prepared in a smoker or over a pit, BBQ style. Your burger was prepared on a grill or even a frying pan and BBQ sauce was slapped on it. Traditional BBQ preparation involves indirect heat, dry rubs, mops and yes, that most popular accompaniment for a variety of meats - BBQ sauce!

via www.grillinggoodeats.com


Shockers Defeat Central Arkansas, 8-2

WICHITA, Kan. – No. 24 Wichita State scored four runs in the first inning on the way to an 8-2 win over Central Arkansas on Tuesday evening.

Luke Ritter went 3-for-5 with a run, while Greyson Jenista went 2-for-3 with a home run and Noah Croft drove in two.

Starter Preston Snavely went five innings and gave up one unearned run on one hit with three walks and five strikeouts. Freshman Jacob Lindemann made his collegiate debut and pitched three shutout innings.

via goshockers.com


Kansas Wheat Crops Likely Damaged By Weekend Freeze

Wheat producers in Kansas are worried about the potential for freeze damage after temperatures stayed below freezing for much of the weekend.

While it’s not unusual for Kansas to see spring freezes, the frigid temperatures and blowing wind over the weekend likely caused some damage to the state's wheat crop.

“I think this year we’re really putting the crop to the test,” said Romulo Lollato, wheat specialist at Kansas State University.

via kcur.org