Hackers target Kansas school’s computers

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 (AP) — Three Topeka area school districts say their computer systems have been attacked recently. Officials with Topeka USD 501 said Friday no data has been compromised in the attacks on that district. Superintendent Julie Ford it’s an ongoing investigation, and the district is working with federal and state authorities. Shawnee Heights Superintendent Marty Stessman […]

Texas runs past Jayhawks

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AP) — Malcolm Brown ran for 119 yards and four touchdowns and defensive tackle Chris Whaley scored his second touchdown of the season as Texas beat Kansas 35-13 Saturday for the Longhorns’ fifth win in a row. Brown scored twice in the second quarter, and Whaley’s 40-yard fumble return in the third quarter broke open […]

Defense leads Cats in win over Iowa State

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(AP) — John Hubert ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns, and Kansas State nearly pitched its first Big 12 shutout in a decade in a 41-7 rout of Iowa State on Saturday. The quarterback combo of Jake Waters and Daniel Sams combined to throw for 221 yards and run for 89 yards as the […]

KBA sees significant drop in revenue

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 (AP) — Total revenue for the Kansas Bioscience Authority dropped by 45 percent this fiscal year, and most of the loss was attributed to a decrease in state funding. The KBA’s latest financial report says state support went from $14 million in the 2012 fiscal year to $3.2 million in fiscal year 2013. The KBA, […]

Free concert on Sunday at HPL (VIDEO)

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Acoustic guitar performer Dan Bliss will give a free concert in the Hays Public Library Schmidt gallery on Sunday, November 3rd at 2pm Originally from upstate New York, Bliss has made his home for over 20 years in Kansas City, inspired by the traditions of blues and jazz and the incredible wealth of local talent. While his focus is solo acoustic performance, […]

High School Football Players Arrested In Hazing Incident UPDATE


1:40 p.m.AP) — Three students at Hutchinson High School are accused of forcibly branding other students on school property. Police say the students are accused of branding four other students on their abdomens with wire hangers. All of the students, including the victims, are on the football team. Hutchinson Police Detective Paul Sack says police learned […]

Another step toward decriminalizing pot possession

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(AP) — The District of Columbia is on the fast track toward decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. The D.C. Council is poised to approve a bill that would make possession of less than 1 ounce of pot a civil offense, punishable by a fine as low as $25. Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray says […]

Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation


AP) — Millions of people across the country are trying to figure out what to do after receiving notices that their individual health insurance policies are being discontinued because they don’t meet higher benefit requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act. They can buy different policies directly from insurers for 2014 or sign up for […]