- Kansas Senate moves to protect pensions, mental hospitals Updated: Feb-11-16 10:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate approved proposals aimed at preventing the state from shorting its contributions to public pensions or having private companies run its two mental hospitals, part of a larger plan it also advanced Thursday night to balance the next state budget.
- The Latest: Kansas Senate approves budget-balancing measure Updated: Feb-11-16 10:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the debate over balancing the state budget (all times local):
- Lawmakers seek advice on Docking building controversy Updated: Feb-11-16 7:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Lawmakers said Thursday they have asked the Kansas attorney general to analyze agreements state officials reached on the planned implosion of a state office building and construction of a new Capitol Complex energy plant.
- Kansas State reports 2nd case of mumps Updated: Feb-11-16 7:01 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - A second case of mumps has been reported at Kansas State University.
- Kansas Supreme Court invalidates school funding law Updated: Feb-11-16 6:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court threatened Thursday to shut down schools if lawmakers don't revamp the way the state funds public schools by July, ruling that a law enacted last year as a temporary fix underfunded poor school districts by at least $54 million.
- The Latest: Kansas governor decries 'activist' court ruling Updated: Feb-11-16 6:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court decision to toss the state's stopgap school funding law (all times local):
- Fines issued after 2 at Salina facility suffer amputations Updated: Feb-11-16 4:28 pm
SALINA, Kansas - A federal agency has fined a food preparation company more than $170,000 because of worker injuries that included two amputations at its Salina facility.
- Amusement park owner sues former employee over pipe organ Updated: Feb-11-16 4:24 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A pipe organ that has served as the musical backdrop to an amusement park clown is now the subject of a civil court case.
- Sentencing hearing delayed for 80-year-old marijuana dealer Updated: Feb-11-16 4:10 pm
BOSTON - A federal judge in Massachusetts has delayed the sentencing of an 80-year-old man who admitted running a sprawling multistate marijuana-dealing operation.
- Groups decry US election official acting on citizenship rule Updated: Feb-11-16 4:07 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - More than 30 advocacy groups are asking a federal elections official to withdraw changes made to a national form requiring residents of Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote.
- Trial delayed for quadruple murder in Kansas Updated: Feb-11-16 1:29 pm
OTTAWA, Kansas - The capital murder trial of a man accused of killing a child and three adults in eastern Kansas has been delayed again.
- $1.8M gift to create new University of Kansas professorship Updated: Feb-11-16 8:58 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The estate of a University of Kansas graduate who helped develop the atomic bomb has donated $1.8 million to establish a new professorship in physics.
- 2 brothers ordered to stand trial in Kansas rapper's death Updated: Feb-11-16 8:05 am
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Two Kansas City brothers have been ordered to stand trial in the death of an aspiring rapper from suburban Olathe.
- Police: Man killed in drive-by shooting in Wichita Updated: Feb-11-16 5:54 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Police say a 26-year-old man has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Wichita.
- Ex-Fort Riley nurse accused of stealing painkillers Updated: Feb-11-16 5:14 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A former Fort Riley nurse has been indicted on federal charges of stealing fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.
- Freeman, Prince lead No. 21 Baylor past K-State, 82-72 Updated: Feb-10-16 11:12 pm
MANHATTAN, Kansas - Al Freeman and Taurean Prince couldn't have been much more efficient for Baylor on Wednesday night.
- Kansas senate bill would restrict habitat protections Updated: Feb-10-16 5:51 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Threatened and endangered species in Kansas would see their protected habitats greatly shrink under a proposal that would change how those habitats are designated, a conservationist warned a Senate committee Wednesday.
- Pro racecar driver Scott Tucker charged in payday loan scam Updated: Feb-10-16 3:28 pm
NEW YORK - Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending operation to get quick cash over the Internet.
- House passes bill to limit penalties for juveniles sexting Updated: Feb-10-16 1:19 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas House has approved a bill designed to moderate penalties for sexting among middle and high school students, which now can carry a prison sentence of more than a decade.
- Kansas cancer survivors support tanning booth ban for teens Updated: Feb-10-16 1:08 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Skin cancer survivors and a dozen like-minded organizations have testified in support of a bill that would ban tanning beds to those younger than 18 years old.
- Man, woman found dead in Kansas City, Kansas, home Updated: Feb-10-16 12:01 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - A man and woman have been found dead inside a Kansas City, Kansas, home.
- Bill removing gifted youths from special education abandoned Updated: Feb-10-16 11:40 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A bill that would have made changes to gifted education has been abandoned after an outcry.
- Feds charge Kansas man over fake casino 'players cards' Updated: Feb-10-16 10:29 am
WICHITA, Kansas - Federal prosecutors have charged a former tribal casino employee with embezzlement in a scheme involving fake "players cards" at a casino in northeast Kansas.
- Former Malheur occupier arrested on unrelated warrant Updated: Feb-10-16 10:28 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - A man who had been with the armed occupiers at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been arrested on an unrelated warrant.
- Man gets more than 14 years in prison in Topeka park slaying Updated: Feb-10-16 7:49 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - A Topeka man convicted in a 2014 killing in Freedom Valley Park has been sentenced to 14 years and eight months in prison.