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Wichita State unveils high-tech trading center »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new high-tech trading center at Wichita State University is designed to prepare students for careers in the financial, commodities and energy trading markets. The Wichita Eagle reports that about 75 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the business school’s Koch Global Trading Center. Located in a renovated 800-square-foot room, […]

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Getaway driver nets 5 years in deadly robbery »

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OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A getaway driver in a deadly northeast Kansas liquor store robbery has been sentenced to five years in prison. The Kansas City Star reports that 34-year-old Larry Marshall Jr. received the sentence Friday after testifying last month at the Johnson County trial of his cousin, Bruce Ashley Jr. The trial ended with […]

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KU pathologist welcomes federal initiative to fight antibiotic resistance »

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By Bryan Thompson, KPR WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama on Thursday issued an executive order directing the federal government to step up the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It’s a fight with enormous consequences, according to Rebecca Horvat, who oversees infectious disease testing at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. In that role, […]

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Chrysler recalling nearly 189,000 SUVs »

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TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler is recalling nearly 189,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos in the U.S. to fix a fuel pump problem that can cause the SUVs to stall. The recall covers some 2011 models with 3.6-liter V6 or 5.7-liter V8 engines. Chrysler says a relay can fail, increasing […]

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Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis »

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NANCY BENAC, Associated Press DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press   WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse’s aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there’s no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled to Syria to join Islamic fighters […]

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Kansas man dies in truck rollover accident »

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WINFIELD, Kan- A Kansas man died in an accident just after 10 p.m. on Friday in Cowley County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1969 Ford Pickup driven by David C. Andreae, 59, Winfield, was westbound on 132nd Street two miles north of Winfield. The truck left the roadway for an unknown reason and rolled. […]

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Kansas receives $3.5M grant to reduce infant mortality »

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By KHI NEWS SERVICE KHI News Service TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been awarded a $3.5 million, five-year Healthy Start grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Healthy Start grants, awarded to 87 organizations in 33 states, will launch projects aimed at reducing infant mortality rates […]

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Kan. School efficiency commission approves consolidation study »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas school efficiency commission has recommended studying ways that districts can share administrative operations. The study recommended Friday by the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission comes as the issue of consolidation has become an issue in the governor’s race. Gov. Brownback has accused Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis of […]

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Moran Responds to GAO Conclusion that HealthCare.gov Still a Security Risk »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report detailing ongoing problems with the security of the Obamacare website – HealthCare.gov. More than a year since its launch, GAO raises concerns that HealthCare.gov users continue to face a serious risk of having their personal information – including Social Security numbers, income and employment […]

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Western Kansas man hospitalized after rear-end crash »

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ST. FRANCIS, Kan- A Kansas man was injured in an accident before 4 p.m. on Friday in Cheyenne County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2013 Ford F150 driven by Pamela K. Weeter, 36, St. Francis was eastbound on U.S. 36 five miles west of Junction 27 in St. Francis. The vehicle rear-ended a 2011 […]

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Kansas man accused of airport bomb hoax »

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KANSAS CITY (AP) – A Kansas man who investigators say made comments about a bomb at Kansas City International Airport is facing federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 33-year-old David James Cain, of Kansas City, Kansas, was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri. The incident prompted evacuation of a […]

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Court documents detail fatal officer shooting »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Court documents show a 30-year-old Kansas man accused of fatally shooting a Topeka police officer earlier this month told investigators he had used methamphetamine two hours before the incident. Ross Preston Lane is charged with capital murder in the Sept. 7 shooting death of 40-year-old police Cpl. Jason Harwood during a […]

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Kobach to add disclaimer to Kansas Senate ballots »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says about 500 voters living overseas will be told they may have to re-vote in the U.S. Senate race after ballots are mailed to them Saturday. The Kansas election official on Friday directed counties to begin mailing overseas ballots under a federal deadline. The ballots […]

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