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Foster teen says she drank bleach to mask cannabis
June 22, 2014
A 54-year-old Kansas foster mother faces a felony charge of endangering a child after one of the teenagers under her care said they drank milk laced with bleach to “clean up” urine samples of marijuana traces, authorities said Friday.
Kansas soldier killed in 1952 plane crash brought home
June 22, 2014
Services are planned this weekend for a Kansas soldier who was among those killed when a military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain more than 60 years ago.
Kansas City Connection: Venues have World Cup covered
June 22, 2014
Whether you believe Kansas City is really the “Soccer Capital of the U.S.,” as murals and fans here often proclaim, there’s no question soccer mania has taken hold of the city.
U.S. senator from Kansas questions protocols in supremacist case
June 22, 2014
A U.S. senator from Kansas is questioning whether three people fatally shot at two Kansas City-area Jewish centers this April might still be alive if the federal government had not been so lenient a quarter-century ago with the white supremacist charged in the deaths.
Kansas governor decries prairie chicken lawsuit
June 18, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback says a federal lawsuit by environmental groups over the lesser prairie chicken is an attempt to shut down agriculture and energy production in western Kansas.
Cosmosphere unveils plan for next 50 years
June 18, 2014
Officials at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson announced a five-year, $15 million plan Tuesday, with a goal of securing the institution’s future for the next 50 years.
Kansas regents to consider increasing tuition
June 18, 2014
State university students could see their tuition and fees rise by as much as 5.7 percent this fall under proposals before the Kansas Board of Regents.
Group trying to restore Wichita park disbands
June 17, 2014
A group that has worked for three years to restore the Joyland amusement park in Wichita has announced plans to disband because of a lack of time and money.
Auburn city clerk released
June 17, 2014
The 61-year-old former city clerk of a northeast Kansas community has been released without bond, but ordered to refrain from gambling.
Kansas couple challenges ‘pill mill’ convictions
June 17, 2014
A Kansas couple imprisoned for a moneymaking conspiracy at a Haysville clinic linked to 68 overdose deaths are challenging their convictions.
Drone enthusiasts say FAA needs to update policies
June 16, 2014
As the popularity of remote-controlled, camera-equipped drones continues to rise, enthusiasts in Wichita say it’s time for the federal government to come up with some common-sense rules that can keep pace with the rapidly evolving technology.
Restored World War II bomber to fly Wichita skies
June 16, 2014
A World War II bomber restored to resemble the famed Flying Fortress “Memphis Belle” will offer flights this weekend over Wichita.
Union says guards at Lansing prison in danger
June 16, 2014
A state employees union says attacks are increasing on guards at the Lansing Correctional Facility.
Kansas in the crosshairs of Pelosi’s federal appeals court filing
June 15, 2014
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other top lawmakers have urged a federal appeals court to overturn a decision by a judge in Kansas that they say would limit the authority of Congress to regulate federal elections and derail its ability to pass legislation protecting the right to vote.
Kansas community college weighs sale of farm
June 15, 2014
Officials of Allen Community College are considering selling the school’s 240-acre farm, citing low enrollment in agriculture courses.
Kansas City Connection: Influential women come to KC
June 15, 2014
HIllary Rodham Clinton and Lauryn Hill come to KC; Jazz in the Woods livens up Corporate Woods; and Gay Price KC events planned.
High school’s home-building program gains interest
June 15, 2014
The work of some northeast Kansas high school students has gotten the attention of a developer and at least one family that wants to buy houses built by their school’s construction tech class.
Kansas Supreme Court chief justice to judge cowboy poetry contest
June 12, 2014
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss will judge the upcoming state Cowboy Poetry Contest.
Company to bring 40 jobs, investment to Pittsburg
June 12, 2014
An Illinois company described as a national leader in home delivery, assembly and repair services is moving to southeast Kansas, where its new owner plans to invest $9 million and create 40 new jobs over the next two years.
Texting crackdown on drivers nets 56 citations
June 12, 2014
Some law enforcement officers say a Kansas law against texting-and-driving is difficult to enforce because it is too vague.