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Joe’s Weather Blog: Turn That Frown Upside Down!

Well after a great afternoon yesterday we’re once again dipped into the colder weather through the Plains. Temperatures were in the 60s yesterday and are going to make it to about 40° today with some afternoon sunshine on the way. As early March days goes…not great but it could be much worse.

As of noon today, north winds are blowing in the cooler weather…and there is even some snow falling through parts of KS, well towards the south of the KC area. The areas with the small boxes represent airports reporting some winter precipitation.


If you click on the image above, the temperatures are represented by the numbers in RED. The front that came through the KC area last night…is now splitting AR.

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VIDEO: Craftsman show the artistry of making marbles

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. — The annual “Marble Crazy” festival is underway in Bonner Springs. FOX 4 photojournalist Steve Silvestri shows you how this toy is a work of art.

Shockers win MVC opener

WICHITA, Kan. – No. 2 Wichita State advanced to the Missouri Valley Conference semi-finals with an 80-58 win over Evansville. With the victory, the Shockers join an exclusive club of four teams in NCAA history that made it to 32-0. The last one to do so was the 1990-91 UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.

Ron Baker and Cleanthony Early led the Shockers with 17 points each. The Shockers will face the winner between Missouri State vs. Illinois State Saturday at 1:35 in St. Louis. Wichita State hasn’t won the MVC Tournament since 1987.

Kansas fisherman awaits DNA testing to confirm he broke record for biggest trout

 Josh McCullough of Spring Hill holding his potential record setting rainbow trout.

Josh McCullough of Spring Hill holding his potential record setting rainbow trout.

DE SOTO, Kan. — Josh McCullough had always talked about catching a big fish, and catching a big fish is what he did.

McCullough pulled in the potential record-setting rainbow trout Feb. 23 at Kill Creek Lake in Johnson County, Kan.

Supreme Court of Kansas rules funding structure to school districts is unconstitutional

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the way the state funds its public schools is unconstitutional.

In the lawsuit known as Gannon vs. the State of Kansas filed in 2010, a coalition of school districts and individuals claim the cuts enacted since the economic downturn violate the state’s constitutional requirement that the legislature provides adequate funds for public schools.

The plaintiffs included school districts in Wichita, Hutchinson, Dodge City, and Kansas City, Kan. along with 31 individuals that are either students or their guardians.

While the court ruled that the individuals did not have the standings to file the suit, the districts did rule that “the State created unconstitutional, wealth-based disparities by withholding capital outlay state aid payments to which certain school districts were otherwise entitled.”

KU celebrates 10th straight Big 12 crown with emphatic win over Texas Tech

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Tarik Black pulled a Big 12 championship T-shirt over his broad shoulders, slipped a title hat on his head, and then gave Andrew Wiggins and the rest of his teammates a hug.

In the background stood the trophies, all 10 of them, brought onto the court at Allen Fieldhouse — a perfect ending to Black’s nearly perfect senior night.

The transfer from Memphis scored 19 points on 9-for-9 shooting, more than making up for the loss of injured center Joel Embiid, and led the eighth-ranked Jayhawks to an 82-57 victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night.

“Wow, did he play good tonight,” Kansas coach Bill Self said.

Black matched the school record for field goal attempts without a miss held by C.J. Giles (2005) and Mark Randall (1990). The only shots he missed came at the free throw line.

Senior Night for the Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Wednesday is Senior Night at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence for the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.

Senior forward Tarik Black, guard Niko Roberts, and forward Justin Wesley will all be honored during the game.