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Kansans Brace For Floods And Tornadoes While Already Hunkered Down For COVID-19

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters raked across the plains of Kansas long before this latest...

Trees Pose A Growing Wildfire Problem As They Take Over Kansas Grassland

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service/KMUW WICHITA, Kansas — Trees improve air quality. They keep people and homes cool with shade. They block the...

Corps of Engineers in Kansas City Declares End To 2019 Flood Event on Missouri River

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - By order of Col. Bill Hannan, the commander of the Kansas City District, the Emergency Operations Center activation level returned...

Kansas Saves More Than Anyone From Mitigating Disasters

By Stephen Koranda - Kansas News Service Build higher, build stronger — it pays off big in Kansas. Disaster mitigation investments in Kansas yielded more savings...

Corps Reports Tuttle Creek Lake Elevation Stabilized

(MANHATTAN, KS – May 31, 2019) Outflow at Tuttle Creek Dam increased to 30,000 cubic feet per second at 12 p.m. on Friday, May...

State Continues to Monitor Watershed Dam South of Sabetha

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s Division of Water Resources (KDA-DWR) and the Kansas Water Office (KWO) are aware that there is...

Corps of Engineers to close River Pond and Rocky Ford areas at Tuttle Creek State Parks

Manhattan, Kan.— Tuttle Creek reservoir elevations have continued to rise this spring due to wet conditions across the Kansas and Missouri River basins.  Currently Tuttle...

Big Blue River At Blue Rapids To Break 2nd Highest Level Record Thursday

BLUE RAPIDS KAN. – The Big Blue River at Blue Rapids is expected to rise above the second highest level recorded on Thursday evening,...

Gov. Kelly Issues State of Disaster Declaration; State Emergency Operations Center Opens

In response to widespread torrential rainfall, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management activated the State Emergency Operations Center in Topeka at approximately 9 p.m....

Tuttle Creek Lake Level Continues To Rise; Nearing 2nd Highest Recorded Level

Manhattan – Water levels at Tuttle Creek Reservoir continue to rise as flooding along the Mississippi, Missouri and Kansas rivers are keeping water releases...

Kansas Headlines

Person Of Interest in Homicide Case Now in Custody in Montana

GLENDIVE, Mont. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Medicine Lodge Police Department, and the Barber County Sheriff’s Office have located the person...

Technology Development Institute Receives CARES Funding To Create Innovation Stimulus Program

MANHATTAN — The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded the Technology Development Institute, or TDI, at Kansas State University grant funding through...

Kansas Highway Patrol Stresses Safety For Labor Day Holiday

The Kansas Highway Patrol will join local and state law enforcement agencies during August 20, 2020, to Labor Day, September 7, to help keep...

KDHE Amends Travel Quarantine List – Florida Removed; Mass Gatherings Greater Than 500 Added

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list, removing the state of Florida and adding attendance...

Schwan’s Company To Build 400,000-Square-Foot Expansion at Production Facility in Salina

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Schwan’s Company, a leading food producer in the United States, will build a new 400,000-square-foot expansion...

Kansas News Service

What A Pending Football Game Says About COVID-19, The Fate Of Small Colleges And The Towns They Keep Alive

By Frank Morris - Kansas News Service There’s a lot riding on a Kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are...

Kansas’ U.S. Senate Race Is Set As Marshall Beats Kobach For GOP Nod; Watkins Out In 2nd District

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas’ biggest race of the evening was one of the first to be decided: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall secured the Republican...

Feds Say Filth, Hazards At Kansas Group Homes Put Foster Care Children At Risk

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Kansas let foster care children live in group homes with broken windows, mold, exposed electrical wiring, trashed porches...

Kansas K-12 Districts Can Start Class On Time After State Board Rejects Governor’s Order To Delay

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas’ elementary, middle and high schools will reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Gov. Laura...

Kansas Governor Says Masks Are Non-Negotiable In Schools And Pleads For Delaying Classes

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Students, teachers and staff members at K-12 schools in Kansas will wear masks, use hand sanitizer...