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Former Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts
August 4, 2015
A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts says the state’s medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries.
Police search near Derby for missing 4-month-old boy
August 4, 2015
Police are conducting a search along railroad tracks and a wooded area near Derby for a 4-month-old boy who was last seen with his father.
Use of batboys and girls suspended after 9-year-old’s death
August 4, 2015
The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.
July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest
August 3, 2015
Slumping numbers in a July survey suggest there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday.
Kansas teens less likely to be vaccinated against HPV
August 3, 2015
Teenagers in Kansas are among the least likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, according to the Immunize Kansas Coalition.
Billionaire buys Woodlands racing complex, but future fuzzy
August 3, 2015
A billionaire Las Vegas casino owner has purchased The Woodlands racing complex in eastern Kansas, but with a number of unanswered legislative questions and an estimated $50 million in renovations needed, the facility’s future is far from certain.
Lucky breaks with federal funds, pensions help Kansas budget
August 2, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest efforts to prevent a state budget deficit were assisted by a well-timed decision on health care funding from federal officials and better-than-expected news about teacher pensions.
Kansas City Connection: Where comics, movies and TV shows come to life
August 2, 2015
The other night, I had a dream that I was in a giant exhibition hall hanging out with Jackie Brown, Samwise Gamgee and Eddie from “The Munsters.” If this sounds like an exciting scenario, you’ll be pleased to know that this was, in fact, no dream — it’s a description of the first-ever Kansas City Comic Con scheduled for this week at Bartle Hall.
Bat boy, 9, dies after hit in head by swing at baseball game
05:00 p.m., August 2, 2015 Updated 07:49 a.m.
A 9-year-old bat boy has died after he was accidentally hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game in Kansas.
Canoeists set new record in paddling from Kansas to Missouri
July 30, 2015
Two Texas men have set a new record in a race by canoeing the Missouri River from Kansas City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in 34 hours and 34 minutes.
Solar group wants more input into review of Westar plan
July 30, 2015
A solar advocacy group says it doesn’t agree with a decision by Kansas regulators to limit the group’s input over a large utility’s rate plan to boost rates.
Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee
July 30, 2015
The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.
3 suspects in custody after high-speed police chase ends in Lawrence
July 30, 2015
Three people are in custody after leading multiple Kansas law enforcement agencies on a high-speed vehicle chase from Kansas City, Kan., to Lawrence on Wednesday.
GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system
July 29, 2015
Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked a state audit of Kansas’ foster care system even though several acknowledged that they have ongoing concerns about how well it protects abused and neglected children.
Kansas fish farms benefiting from wet weather
July 28, 2015
After years of drought, all the recent wet weather in Kansas has been a boon to the state’s fish farmers.
Panel faults Kansas mental health system
July 28, 2015
A special state task force says treatment options for the mentally ill in Kansas are lacking because the state’s two acute care psychiatric hospitals don’t have enough space and smaller mental health facilities are underfunded.
Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses
July 28, 2015
Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties’ 2016 presidential nominations to the state.
2 Topeka nursing homes, Washburn partner on internships
July 27, 2015
Two Topeka nursing homes and Washburn University’s School of Nursing are partners in a pilot program to improve care in nursing facilities.
Police: Woman arrested in battery of police horse in Wichita
July 27, 2015
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after Wichita police say she assaulted a police horse and two officers.
Study: Many Kansas Turnpike accident hotspots near Lawrence
July 27, 2015
Six of the nine most accident-prone spots along the Kansas Turnpike are in the Lawrence area, according to a study compiled for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

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