state news

Overland Park adds personal vaporizers to smoking ban
August 20, 2014
The second-largest city in Kansas is adding electronic cigarettes to its ban on smoking in public places.
$250,000 grant aims to promote Kansas exports
August 20, 2014
The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining forces with Kansas Global Trade Services to increase awareness of the importance of exports to the state’s economy.
Cosmosphere hosting astronauts this weekend
August 20, 2014
Several astronauts will touch down this weekend in Hutchinson, as part of a fundraiser for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
Kansas crops that missed rain showing stress
August 19, 2014
The latest government snapshot says dryland crops in Kansas that missed the recent rain are showing signs of stress.
Groundbreaking set for Troop F headquarters
August 19, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback will join several other state and law enforcement officials in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Kansas Highway Patrol headquarters in south-central Kansas.
State: Accuracy of heavy capacity scales improving
August 19, 2014
State agriculture officials say new leadership, more money and increased scrutiny has improved the accuracy of heavy capacity scales.
Comcast cancels event at state senator’s home
July 27, 2014
Comcast has canceled a promotional event at the home of a Kansas state senator.
K-10 to be closed to eastbound traffic west of De Soto for emergency repairs
July 2, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation is reporting all lanes of eastbound K-10 over the Evening Star Road bridge will be closed for emergency shoulder pavement repair work beginning as soon as possible this afternoon (around 2:00 p.m.) through late evening tonight, Wednesday, July 2. Because of pavement issues, the shoulder pavement on eastbound K-10 near the bridge has not held up to the increased vehicle and heavy truck traffic.
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging to make window air conditioners available to qualifying seniors
June 20, 2014
Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging today announced the coming of Project ElderCool in Douglas County.
Ottawa quadruple-homicide defendant seeks to exclude statements to police
June 6, 2014
A Franklin County judge on Friday gave the attorney for Kyle Flack, charged in the 2013 shooting deaths of four people, more time to prepare a response to prosecutors’ attempts to admit Flack’s earlier statements to law enforcement officials.
Tornado derails train cars in NE Kansas
June 5, 2014
Crews are moving 52 empty coal cars away from tracks in northeast Kansas after they were derailed by a tornado.
Body pulled from Hillsdale Lake identified
May 27, 2014
Friends of a man who apparently drowned at Hillsdale Lake while boating with his children say he was a devoted family man and respected kickboxer.
Kansas: Muslim group asks county to cancel training
May 22, 2014
A national Muslim organization is asking the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office to cancel a training program by a former FBI agent because it is afraid his message will lead to bias against Islam.
Majority of Kansas now in drought emergency
May 22, 2014
Drought conditions are continuing to worsen in Kansas despite recent rain, prompting Gov. Sam Brownback to declare half the state in a drought emergency.
Kansas: Officials to determine whether test results are valid
May 22, 2014
Education officials plan to discuss this week if results from troubled school tests will be considered valid.