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Kansas Total Tax Collections $484.6 Million Ahead of July of Last Fiscal Year

TOPEKA—The State of Kansas starts Fiscal Year 2021 by surpassing its total tax-only collections by $484.6 million compared to July of last fiscal year....

Kansas Wheat Harvest Report – 6/15/2020

This is day 2 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and...

Shots Fired, 110 MPH Chase Lead To Federal Charge

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man who was arrested after a high-speed chase from Miami County to Linn County is facing a federal...

Governor Laura Kelly introduces plan to safely, gradually re-open Kansas, get state back to work

TOPEKA – In a televised address, Governor Laura Kelly today presented her detailed framework for gradually, safely re-opening the Kansas economy and getting Kansas...

President Trump Approves Kansas Disaster Declaration

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Kansas and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal,...

Kansas Community Mental Health Centers Providing Vital Behavioral Health Services During Public Health Emergency

Topeka— Kansas’s Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) are encouraging Kansans feeling the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic to connect with their local mental health...

The Modern Kansas Earthquake Era Looks To Be Ending… Mostly

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — On Aug. 16, the second day of the school year, students in the Burrton district...

Chances Are Your Kansas County’s Website Is Easy Pickings For Hackers

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — When it comes to cybersecurity, most Kansas counties are behind. Overall, only eight county websites end...

Western Kansas Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to 24+ Years

WICHITA, KAN. – A registered sex offender living in western Kansas was sentenced Thursday to 292 months in federal prison on child pornography charges,...

KBI Assisting In Suspicious Death Investigation in Marshall County

MARSHALL COUNTY– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Office of the State Fire Marshal are investigating after...

Kansas Headlines

COVID-19 Kills 10, Infects All 52 Other Residents at Norton Nursing Home

NORTON, KAN – An outbreak of COVID-19 has occurred at a nursing home facility in Norton. The Andbe Home is a privately owned facility...

Resident Death at Ellsworth Correctional Facility

TOPEKA, Kansas – A Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) resident who died Monday, October 19, 2020 had tested positive for COVID-19. This is the sixth...

Officer Involved Shooting in Colby

THOMAS COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) responded to investigate an officer-involved shooting at that occurred at a rest stop...

Officer Involved Shooting in Andover

BUTLER COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at a Kwik Shop in Andover,...

Lyons police officer and another man shot

RICE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) responded to investigate an officer-involved shooting that critically injured a Lyons police officer.

Kansas News Service

‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked And Quitting

WICHITA, Kansas — Less than a week into the new school year, the warning came: the school district’s COVID-19 learning plan expected too much from...

Kansas Nursing Homes Still Waiting On Coronavirus Testing Gear From The Feds, And Can’t Afford Labs

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Phillips County Retirement Center got a coronavirus testing machine this month from the U.S. Department of Health and...

Scathing Federal Inspection Pulls Curtain Back On One Of Kansas’ Deadliest Coronavirus Outbreaks

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service At a Kansas City, Kansas, nursing home, employees tested positive for COVID-19 and went back to work the...

Federal Prosecutors Defy Court Order In Cases Over Attorney-Client Recordings In Leavenworth

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service The U.S. Attorney’s office in Kansas City, Kansas, says it will no longer cooperate with cases brought by...

Emails Show Kansas Agencies Helped Keep Meatpacking Plants Open Despite Concerns About Coronavirus

By Corinne Boyer - Kansas News Service GARDEN CITY, Kansas — In mid-May, Finney County’s top public health physician sent an email to state health...