Stories tagged: Kansas
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
Republicans survive election scare, narrowly win Kansas seat
Republicans survived an election scare on Tuesday and won a Kansas House seat in the first congressional election since President Donald Trump’s victory, but the margin was much narrower than …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Kansas Legislature passes oversight after waterslide death
Kansas legislators agreed Friday to strengthen the state’s lax oversight of amusement park rides after a lawmaker’s 10-year-old son was killed last year while riding a waterslide.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Kansas principal resigns after high school journalists investigate her credentials
group of reporters and editors from the student newspaper, the Booster Redux at Pittsburg High School in southeastern Kansas, had gathered to talk about Amy Robertson, who was hired as …
Tue., March 28, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid
Kansas’ Republican-controlled Legislature approved an expansion Tuesday of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under the federal Affordable Care Act, which the GOP and President Donald Trump have …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Villanova loss, ACC flameout reshape NCAA Sweet 16
The Atlantic Coast Conference’s strong regular season only stood to set up a first-weekend flameout in the NCAA Tournament.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Officials say Kansas wildfires are under control
Officials say wildfires that have charred more than 1,100 square miles in Kansas are under control, prompting the state to withdraw response teams from the firefighting effort.
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
TCU stuns No. 1 Kansas 85-82 in Big 12 quarterfinals
TCU held on to upset top-ranked Kansas after squandering an 11-point second-half lead, and Desmond Bane’s three free throws with 2.5 seconds left gave the Horned Frogs an 85-82 victory …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Slower winds in forecast could aid crews battling Plains wildfires
The winds fueling deadly wildfires that scorched vast swathes of land in four Plains states finally dropped Thursday, bringing hope to crews trying to contain the blazes.
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Wildfires in 4 states kill 6, force thousands from homes
Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four states and killed six people soon may get a bit of a break: Winds …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Oklahoma’s earthquake threat now equals California’s due to man-made temblors
The earthquake risk for Oklahoma and southern Kansas is expected to remain significant in 2017, threatening 3 million people with seismic events that can produce damaging shaking, according to a …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 11:19 p.m.
911 call: Kansas bar shooting suspect said he’d killed ‘Iranians’
A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Gonzaga slides to No. 4 in both major polls
Gonzaga dropped to No. 4 in both major polls, ending a
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Top 25 Capsules: Guy, Perrantes help No. 23 Virginia beat No. 5 UNC 53-43
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Kyle Guy scored 17 points, London Perrantes had 13 and No. 23 Virginia used a small lineup to neutralize No. 5 North Carolina’s size in a …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Witnesses: Bar gunman shouted ‘get out of my country’
In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to “get out of my country,” witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 10:27 p.m.
Gonzaga No. 1 for program-record fourth consecutive week
Gonzaga is No. 1 in both major college basketball polls for the fourth straight week, eclipsing the 2013 team’s three-week stint as the longest in program history.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Bracket preview show: Gonzaga No. 1 seed, fourth overall
Gonzaga received a No. 1 seed but was fourth overall when the selection committee unveiled its top 16 seeds on Saturday’s “March Madness Bracket Preview Show.”
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 2 a.m.
No. 3 Kansas lifts suspension of forward Carlton Bragg
Kansas has lifted the indefinite suspension of sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., who has missed the past three games after he was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Gonzaga remains No. 1, Villanova climbs to No. 2
Gonzaga remained No. 1 in both major polls after its two closest pursuers dropped games in another upset-filled week of college basketball.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Gonzaga moves to No. 4 in AP, USA Today polls
There isn’t a consensus at the top of the college basketball polls but there is on Gonzaga.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
Family of boy killed on Kansas water slide reaches settlement with park owner
The family of the 10-year-old Olathe, Kansas, boy killed last summer at Schlitterbahn water park has reached a civil settlement with the water park owner.
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 11:32 p.m.
Kansas game wardens kill deer that family treated as pet
Faline entered the Mcgaughey residence on the morning of Dec. 19, ate three cookies and then left to wander around outside. By that afternoon, she had been fatally, and purposely, …
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 7:39 a.m.
Grandfather pleads no contest after 8-year-old driver dies
A northeast Kansas man whose 8-year-old granddaughter was killed in a crash as she drove him home from church has pleaded no contest in her death.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Kansas woman who graduated from college at age 95 has died
A Kansas woman who became national news when she graduated from college at the age of 95, and continued taking classes until she was 100, has died.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1 a.m.
7-year-old Kansas football fan who inspired team dies
A 7-year-old University of Kansas football fan who was cheered on by the team as he battled cancer has died.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, midnight
Kansas rewards David Beaty with contract extension, hefty raise
Two wins earned David Beaty at least two more years at Kansas. Earned him a hefty raise, too.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
Wildlife cameras capture photos of jokers dressed as lions
Motion-activated cameras intended to capture images of mountain lions in a Kansas park have instead snapped pictures of pranksters dressed as animals, monsters and Santa Claus.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 8:28 a.m.
Kansas cheerleader suspended over KKK Snapchat pic
A University of Kansas cheerleader has been suspended from cheering after a photo was posted on her Snapchat account linking the Ku Klux Klan with President-elect Donald Trump.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7:33 a.m.
Kansas mother fatally shot, week-old baby reported missing
Authorities are searching for a missing week-old baby after her mother was found fatally shot in Wichita, Kansas.
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016, 7:10 a.m.
Trump taps Sessions, Flynn, Pompeo for top positions
President-elect Donald Trump is announcing his choices for three key administration jobs Friday, naming Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo to head the CIA and …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 8:56 a.m.
3 people found shot to death outside Kansas home
HESSTON, Kan. – Authorities say investigators found three people shot to death outside a rural home in central Kansas, and an unharmed 18-month-old child was found inside. Sheriff Townsend Walton …