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Kansas clinic to offer HIV drug »


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kansas, clinic is offering a medication used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration two years ago approved the HIV drug, Truvada, for HIV prevention. The Kansas City Star reports that Sharon Lee, CEO of […]

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Kan. judge steps down in midst of capital murder case »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge has recused himself from a capital murder case after the defendant filed a complaint accusing the judge of disregarding his rights. Phillip Cheatham was convicted of capital murder in 2005 and sentenced to death for the slayings of Annette Roberson and Gloria Jones in December 2003. The Kansas […]

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Report: Kansas City airport terrorist travel hub »


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A report compiled when Kansas City was seeking federal terrorism and emergency response grants claims Kansas City International Airport is a hub for terrorist travel. The Kansas City Star reports the Feb. 7 document prepared by Kansas City area emergency management officials seeking federal security grants was sent to the […]

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Police: Kan. man dies after being run over by truck »


JC Post JUNCTION CITY- Junction City police reported Cody Allen Martin, 23, Junction City, died after being run over by a truck in the area of 24 Riley Manor. Police Lt. Jeff Childs said, “Just after 1:30 a.m. officers were dispatched to that area for a disturbance. Law enforcement received a second call requesting that […]

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FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues »


PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — FedEx Corp., the latest shipper to be accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions. The company says it would have to invade the privacy of customers to stop […]

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Kan. Foundation for Medical Care part of new quality improvement organization »


By KHI NEWS SERVICE TOPEKA — Officials with the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care (KFMC) announced today that the Topeka-based health care quality improvement organization is joining with similar nonprofits in Nebraska and the Dakotas to form the Great Plains Quality Innovation Network. The new multi-state organization has been awarded a contract by the federal […]

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Kansas woman dies when convertible flips »


ATCHISON- A Kansas woman died in an accident just before midnight in Doniphan County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1990 Mazda convertible driven by Pamela S. Blair, 58, Atchison, was eastbound on 100th Road five miles northeast of Atchison. For an unknown reason the vehicle left the roadway, entering the north ditch, struck an […]

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Two hospitalized after Friday accident »


SALINA-Two people were injured in a Friday afternoon accident in Saline County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2002 Chevy Tahoe driven by Lenora Chantea Faulkner, 26, Mankato, was northbound on U.S. 81 one mile north of the Interstate 70 junction. The Tahoe was in the right lane and a 2005 Ford SUV driven by […]

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Great Plains Theatre to Rebuild »


JC Post ABILENE–The Great Plains Theatre plans to rebuild following the Wednesday night fire that destroyed their home in Abilene. Theatre executive director Maggie Hoffman says officials will begin looking into options to rebuild. “We’re not sure where it will be, if it will be in the same location or somewhere else.” Hoffman said fundraising […]

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Kansas justice slams venue ruling in capital case »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One justice says the Kansas Supreme Court is making it so difficult for criminal defendants to get their trials moved that nothing short of an angry mob outside a courthouse will force a change. Justice Lee Johnson leveled the criticism Friday in a separate opinion in the capital murder cases of […]

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Kan. officials suspend future foster placements with TFI after child’s death »


By KHI NEWS SERVICE TOPEKA — Kansas welfare officials said today that they have suspended placing foster children with TFI Family Services, pending investigation of the death Thursday of an infant left in a hot car in Wichita. TFI formerly contracted with the Kansas Department for Children and Families to provide foster services and continues […]

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Kansas governor ‘stunned’ by capital case ruling »


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s stunned by Kansas Supreme Court decisions overturning the death sentences of two brothers for a December 2000 robbery, rape and kidnapping spree that ended with four fatal shootings in Wichita field. Brownback said Friday that the decisions in the cases of Jonathan and Reginald Carr unnecessarily […]

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Kan. man sentenced for raping student »


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 41-year-old Lawrence man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a University of Kansas student in 1997. The Lawrence Journal-World reports  Robert E. Grey was sentenced Friday to the least amount of time possible under Kansas sentencing guidelines. He was convicted in a retrial in May for […]

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