Stories tagged: Kansas
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Gonzaga remains No. 12 in AP poll, Villanova new No. 1
Gonzaga was right in the middle of the shakeup at the top of the AP college basketball poll.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
70-plus children missing from Kansas’ foster care system
Lawmakers are expressing outrage after learning more than 70 foster children are missing in Kansas, a number that officials say is in line with the national average.
Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:01 a.m.
Trump nominee defends move to void gay worker protections
A presidential nominee is defending his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sat., July 29, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Warden at Kansas prison that has seen unrest takes new job
The warden of a maximum-security Kansas prison that’s had four reported inmate disturbances in the past three months took a new job within the state Department of Corrections a day …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
Trump to nominate Kan. Gov. Brownback to serve as ambassador for religious freedom
The White House on Wednesday announced that President Donald Trump plans to nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to serve as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. If confirmed by the Senate, …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Idaho residents at risk from Kansas cyberattack; millions of Social Security numbers exposed
Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
Five die in fiery, six-vehicle pileup on I-70 in Kansas
Five people were killed in a fiery six-vehicle wreck that temporarily closed a stretch of Interstate 70 on the western edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area, authorities said.
Fri., July 7, 2017
Goodman: Trump’s plan is to suppress votes
What is most troubling to voting-rights and civil-rights activists is the potential that this commission is ramping up and institutionalizing voter suppression.
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
FBI: Montana man is bank robber dubbed ‘AK-47 bandit’
Authorities say a Montana man accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper is a bank robber dubbed “the AK-47 bandit” by the FBI.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 6:50 p.m.
Bombs found in Montana home after Kansas fugitive’s arrest
Federal agents found homemade bombs in the Montana home of a man they suspect is the “AK-47 Bandit,” who is wanted for a string of bank robberies and is accused …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Kansas jury awards $218M to farmers in Syngenta GMO suit
A Kansas federal jury awarded nearly $218 million on Friday to farmers who sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety.
Sun., June 18, 2017, 4:57 p.m.
Kansas tax hike hailed as fix doesn’t quite balance budget
The big income tax increase Kansas legislators enacted over Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto won’t balance the budget by itself, despite immediately boosting the state’s credit outlook.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
Trump election-fraud official running for Kansas governor
A Kansas official who’s helping lead President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud announced Thursday that he’s running for the Republican nomination for governor.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 4:40 p.m.
2018 point guard Brandon Williams picks Arizona over Gonzaga, other schools
Brandon Williams, a standout point guard in the 2018 class, had Gonzaga in his top five, but it seemed clear that Arizona was at the top of his list.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
Kansas governor denounces decision to kill his 2012 tax cuts
The day after the tax cuts he’s long championed were defeated by the Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature, Gov. Sam Brownback denounced the decision by lawmakers in a speech and then quickly …
Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:03 a.m.
Political shift, hospital’s fears hand NRA defeat in Kansas
Kansas lawmakers bucked the National Rifle Association by approving a measure meant to keep concealed guns out of hospitals – a testament to how much the Republican-controlled Legislature shifted to …
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:49 p.m.
82-year-old woman arrested after scuffle at Wichita airport
An 82-year-old Texas woman was arrested and booked into jail after scuffling with a security agent at the Eisenhower National Airport in Wichita.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Tornadoes touch down in Oklahoma, Texas no injuries reported
Officials say a tornado has touched down in a rural area of southwestern Oklahoma with no injuries or damage reported.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
Trump launches commission to investigate voter fraud
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally …
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 …