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ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) A Leavenworth woman admitted in court that she mistreated an elderly man she was supposed to be caring for at an Atchison residential care facility. Thirty-eight-year-old Tammy Puckett on Friday pleaded guilty to mistreatment of a dependent person. Atchison County Attorney Jerry ...
Kansas lawmakers moved closer to fixing an $80 million error in their school finance plan on Saturday but rejected a Democratic bid to add hundreds of millions more in new funding. The House voted 92-27 to correct its plan to increase school funding by more than $500 million over five years. The bill now ...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Tech giants Google and Apple oppose adoption legislation in Kansas that many in the LGBTQ community consider discriminatory. An organization of more than 80 companies called TechNet sent legislators a letter Friday calling the measure a "license to discriminate." The organization ...
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Limited tours of a lost city are being offered in south-central Kansas. Donald Blakeslee is an anthropologist and archaeologist at Wichita State University. He announced last year that he had solved a 400-year-old mystery and found the lost city of Etzanoa, The Wichita Eagle ...
I have come to notice that many stories in The Kansas City Star that mention a county fail to specify the name of the state. Evidently, The Star is not aware there are counties with the same names in Missouri and Kansas. For example, there is a Johnson County, Mo., and a Jackson County, Kan. Please make ...
Kansas lawmakers approved an updated $16 billion budget Saturday on a 92-24 vote as they worked through part of the weekend. The bill amends the spending plans lawmakers approved last year, and includes some targeted increases in state government funding. It partially restores cuts to higher ...

A Kansas family's photo is one of ten finalists in a contest that could win them their dream vacation and a $10,000 donation to a cause. Shana Guttery of Osborne County submitted a photo of her two kids to a contest through Resicore Herbicide. They need your help, though. The three farmers with the most ...
Kansas throughout the 20th century became known as the breadbasket of the world, since it was the biggest wheat-growing state in the biggest wheat-exporting country. It maintained that moniker through most of the 1900s and even into the 2000s. To this day, it's still known for its production of the grain ...
The East Region's No. 1 seed, Villanova, meets the Midwest Region's No. 1 seed, Kansas, in a game that pits two perimeter-oriented teams at the top of their game against each other. While Michigan vs. Loyola offers plenty of intrigue on the other side of the bracket, this showdown very much so has a ...
Kansas is one of only four states that don't require public notice of regular public meetings. It's also one of two, along with Arkansas, that don't require minutes to be kept at those meetings. Legislators aren't required to have their votes recorded at the committee level, where much of the action takes place. The practice of “gut ...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Jeff Colyer has signed into law a measure aimed at luring large-scale poultry processors to set up shop in Kansas. Colyer signed the bill on Tuesday. It passed in the Senate last month and in the House March 12, the Lawrence Journal-World reported . It greatly expands the ...
The Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society, which represents doctors, also oppose the bill. Rachelle Columbo, a lobbyist for the medical society, said the use of antipsychotics in nursing homes is a "complex problem" that would be better addressed with conversations that include ...
A Kansas deputy making an early-morning traffic stop found a .22-caliber rifle in the back of the car and blood dripping from the trunk. The rifle was found on top of a yellow and orange vest, as seen in a photo by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism's game wardens. Another photo showed ...
Kansas Citians should vote yes on April 3, to renew a one-cent sales tax for public improvements. The tax is an irreplaceable tool for maintaining and improving Kansas City's neighborhoods, and deserves voters' endorsement. It isn't perfect. The renewal period — 20 years — is too long. Sales taxes have a ...
The Illinois medical licensing board disciplined Riseman multiple times for medical errors, but that record didn't follow him when he went to work at three of Kansas City's biggest medical institutions. To this day his Missouri license lists him as a physician in good standing with no negative marks. Riseman ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. A grand jury indictment says officials who designed, built and operated a giant waterslide at a Kansas water park knew it was "a deadly weapon" when they allowed a 10-year-old boy to get into a raft that later went airborne and decapitated him. The Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas ...
Even just a few months between visas "can be held against you forever," he said Wednesday while attending a party with neighbors, who were celebrating his release from a Missouri jail two months after he was arrested by immigration officials at his Lawrence home, The Kansas City Star reported.

WELLINGTON, Kan. — A small-town Kansas woman is gaining national attention for her rainbow hair art. Ursula Goff has more than 102,000 followers on Instagram who get to see photos of hairstyles she made that include dyed polka dots, mosaic designs and painted eyes. She was recently featured on ...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he'll send Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach some Chicago-style pizza from Loyola student favorite J.B. Alberto's Pizza should Kansas win. If Loyola wins, Gerlach said he'll send Emanuel ribs from local barbecue restaurant Q39. The losing mayor also will make a ...
But it but gained steam in recent months amid a Kansas Supreme Court ruling in October that found school funding inadequate. In December, lawmakers asked state agency officials to testify about how it would hurt everything from state universities to state hospitals if Kansas took money from their budgets ...
In this July 9, 2014, file photo, riders go down the water slide called “Verruckt” at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. A former executive with the Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy died on the giant waterslide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Tyler Austin Miles, an ...
(WICHITA, Kan.) — The plot to bomb an apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in western Kansas was just the beginning of a plan by three militia members to “exterminate cockroaches,” a prosecutor told jurors Thursday. “Defendants wanted to send the message Muslims are not welcomed here ...
On Tuesday, Missouri may administer a lethal injection to a convict with a condition called cavernous hemangioma. Lawyers for Russell Bucklew argue that the many tumors in his body could burst mid-execution and cause him to choke on his own blood. Which would be gruesome, and potentially ...
“Andy Finch is dead," say the billboards, referring to the 28-year-old victim of a deadly "swatting" hoax. "If you believe in justice, it's time to file charges.” By Dominique Mosbergen. Twitter/BryanRamsdale. New billboards in Wichita, Kansas, are calling for justice for Andy Finch, a local man shot dead by a ...
A Kansas farmer and about 300 of his cattle said 'hi' to SpaceX and Starman, and he has the satellite image to prove it. Cow artist and farmer Derek Klingenberg took his work to the next level — outer space. "My cows and I are super pumped about SpaceX shooting a Tesla into outer space," Klingenberg ...
Political and industrial trade group leaders in Kansas are urging President Donald Trump not to scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement, fearing that doing so would hurt major Kansas export industries like agriculture and aviation. The Trump administration has been in talks with Canada and ...
A new weather pattern set up in early October. It was a pattern that had storm systems consistently bypassing the Plains. Kansas City appears it will be on track for a third consecutive year with less than 10" of snow, which would be a record. The last time Dodge City, KS received more than 0.40" of rain in ...
“Driven by the overwhelming positive feedback from the listeners of 98.9 The Rock, we are very excited to bring Rockfest back to Kansas Speedway for a second year! This year's line-up reflects the best of what rock has to offer. Our fans will see some of the biggest bands in rock, like Five Finger Death ...
Police were investigating the deaths of two women after a man exchanged gunfire with officers and was killed early Monday on Kansas City's East Side. One of the female victims was the mother of the man's child; the other was his cousin, a relative told The Star. Officers responded about 2:30 a.m. to the ...
Kansas officials dealing with youth in the local court system are concerned about trends in mental health treatment following a drastic change last year in state juvenile justice laws. The Hutchinson News reports that a pressing issue for officials is the often monthslong wait to get care for youth needing ...
Two earthquakes centered in northern Oklahoma gave Wichita and south-central Kansas a shake on Sunday. The first shook at about 5:17 p.m. on Sunday. The United States Geological Survey reported it as a 4.2 magnitude quake centered 11 miles from Enid, Okla. If you felt this one, you can report it by ...
Serafin Alegria-Zamora's attorney called it a "final act of terror" when an ex-girlfriend reported the Mexican national to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That led to the Kansas man's deportation on Friday, according to his attorney, Rekha Sharma-Crawford. His deportation was executed over ...
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is running for governor and was part of Trump's now-disbanded commission on voter fraud, has long championed such laws and is defending a Kansas requirement that people present documentary proof of citizenship – such as a birth certificate, naturalization ...
Authorities say man who had just left a Kansas City dance club was gunned down while sitting on a bench. March 5, 2018, at 8:28 ... The Kansas City Star reports that friend Gary Junior of Kansas City described Carson as "always himself" and a strong advocate of the LGBT community. Friends were not ...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislation aimed at protecting free speech on Kansas college campuses is facing mixed reviews amid a nationwide debate over how to balance free speech with the schools' desire to protect against disruptions and make all students feel safe and welcome. The bill, which won ...
The man killed in the shooting that injured seven others on Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., has been identified as Kevin M. Forman, 27, of Kansas City. The shooting occurred shortly before midnight Feb. 17 in a building in the 1600 block of Minnesota. Police said they believe the shooting was ...
A “one in million” set of identical triplets was born to a Kansas family, hospital officials said. Ron, Elkanah and Abishai Choge were born just minutes apart to parents Nicole and Caleb Choge last Thursday night at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. The boys, ranging in weight from 3.4 pounds to 4.5 ...
The 80-year-old retired Boeing engineer and Wichita State University main frame computer technician is an unlikely musician. But here he is on a balmy, sunny Kansas day in Old Town playing “Home on the Range” on a saw. Playing a bow along the edge of the saw, he bends and twists the tip of the blade ...
The Kansas City Star, Feb. 25. Kansas must do better to deliver care to poor seniors. Elderly Kansans who are so poor as to be eligible for Medicaid already face innumerable challenges. Now, The Star reports, changes the state has made to its Medicaid application and renewal process have only added ...
Authorities say a carjacking suspect has been killed in a gunbattle with law enforcement in Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says the shooting happened Monday night in Wamego. Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Adam Winters says the suspect in the carjacking was spotted riding a bicycle with a gun ...
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer ... SHAPIRO: Kansas governor Jeff Colyer is a Republican who was in that meeting and joins us now. ... SHAPIRO: There's a bill that's already cleared one chamber of the Kansas state Legislature that would lower the age to carry a weapon from 21 to 18.
Kansas City could be the epicenter of a national political earthquake in November if voters on either side of the state line decide to elect a political independent in a top race. Missouri hasn't sent an independent to the U.S. Senate in its nearly two centuries as a state, but Kansas City attorney Craig O'Dear ...
The family of a woman killed in 2016 by a driver fleeing from a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the state of Kansas. The suit alleges that the same trooper was involved in a 2007 pursuit that ended in a fatal traffic crash about a mile down the road from the 2016 ...
WICHITA -- The 26-year-old stepmother of a Kansas boy missing since Saturday has been arrested on two counts of child endangerment, Wichita police announced Wednesday. Police say they received a call at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday to report five-year-old Lucas Hernandez was lost in southeast Wichita ...
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will consider Wink Hartman as a potential running mate now that the Wichita businessman has suspended his campaign for governor and endorsed Kobach's candidacy. Hartman, a Wichita oil magnate, had devoted significant resources into his campaign for the ...
Supporters of making Kansas government more transparent — that is, most Kansans — should be worried. Thursday is “turnaround day” in Topeka. Under the Legislature's rules, it's the last day for the House to take up most of its bills, and for the Senate to take up most of its own as well. If a measure hasn't ...
All non-essential state government in Shawnee County will be closed Thursday, Gov. Jeff Colyer announced Wednesday at about 10 p.m.. The decision was made “due to safety concerns regarding the winter storm forecast for the state Wednesday evening and continuing through late Thursday afternoon,” ...
Freezing drizzle fell early Thursday, coating the Kansas City area with a glaze of ice, especially on untreated roads, sidewalks and parking lots. Many school districts across the metro area canceled classes because of the inclement weather, including Blue Springs, Blue Valley, Center, Grandview, ...
Don't expect much of a thaw, Kansas City, before the next round of wintery weather, including freezing rain, hits in the area. Sleet, snow and freezing rain or drizzle are likely to fall in the Kansas City area late Wednesday and early Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
Lawmakers' efforts to support health care in rural Kansas through telemedicine could struggle to gain traction after an otherwise popular bill was swept up in a debate over abortion. A bill born out of an interim committee focused on telemedicine would require that insurers reimburse at the same rate ...


 

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