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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

Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Conservation Regulation

MANHATTAN, Kansas — A public hearing will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, to consider the revision of a regulation...

KDHE Launches Mobile Testing Unites

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is launching three mobile testing units for COVID-19 in order to expand testing access...

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Investigation Continues After Three Wichita Police Officers Are Injured By Possible Booby Trap

By Tom Shine - Kansas News Service Local and federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that injured three Wichita police officers. Police said the officers...

Fraudsters Bilk Kansas Unemployment System For Up To $600M, Audit Concludes

By Sherman Smith - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — A report issued Wednesday by the Legislature’s auditing division estimates up to $600 million in fraudulent unemployment claims may...

Kansas News Service

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Investigation Continues After Three Wichita Police Officers Are Injured By Possible Booby Trap

By Tom Shine - Kansas News Service Local and federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that injured three Wichita police officers. Police said the officers...

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

Kansas Foster Care Providers Say They’ve Gotten Better, But Critics Say They Need To Do Better

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service The long-troubled foster care system in Kansas got hit with yet another complication over the last year. Pandemic complications...

Ex-KU Med Center Official Pleads Guilty To Tax And Embezzlement Charges

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service A former administrator at the University of Kansas Medical Center pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bank fraud and...