Kansas seat belt usage at all-time high

Col. Mark Bruce talks about the history of seat belts in Kansas during Monday's press conference

TOPEKA -The highest-ever percentage of buckled drivers and passengers in Kansas was recorded in 2014. Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King made the announcement of the increase in the observed seat belt rate today at an event at Kansas Highway Patrol Troop B headquarters in Topeka. “Eighty-six percent of drivers and front seat passengers were buckled […]

Judge shields evidence in Fort Riley bomb case

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has shielded from public disclosure evidence the government turns over to attorneys for a Kansas man accused of trying to bomb an Army installation. The order signed Friday in the case of 20-year-old John T. Booker Jr. comes at the request of prosecutors and with the agreement […]

Kansas man hospitalized after truck runs a stop sign


TOPEKA- A Kansas man was injured in an accident just after 2 p.m. on Thursday in Shawnee County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2011 Dodge Ram pickup driven by Michael Finton, 45, Carbondale, was westbound on 10th Street in Topeka. The vehicle failed to yield to a stop sign. A 1996 Chevy van driven […]

Kansas woman hospitalized after flat tire, car overturns


KANSAS CITY – A Kansas woman was injured in an accident just after 2 p.m. on Monday in Wyandotte County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2003 Honda Accord driven by Krystal Anderson, 20, Kansas City, was northbound on Interstate 35 in the number four lane just north of U.S. 69. The vehicle driver’s side […]

4 more at Kansas high school test positive for tuberculosis

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By Dan Margolies Kansas health authorities say four additional people have tested positive for tuberculosis out of 70 tested last week at Olathe Northwest High School. The tests were conducted after a student came down with the infection last month. More than 300 people were tested shortly afterward and 27 tested positive for the disease. […]

Some kidney transplant services to be offered in Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Patients who have kidney transplants at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City are now able to get some related treatments in Wichita. A clinic in Wichita officially opened Wednesday and will accept patients for pre- and post-treatment care for kidney transplants. Dennis McCulloch, spokesman for the hospital, says the […]

Kansas lightning strike was close

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JC Post JUNCTION CITY- The lightning and thunder that rumbled through northeast Kansas early Sunday left one calling card in Junction City. Lightning slammed into the driveway of Traci Scott’s residence at  131 West Pine Street. There were no injuries, and no damage to the house itself, but the driveway, a nearby patio, and her […]

Man sentenced to life in prison in Great Bend homicide

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GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A central Kansas man will serve at least 25 years in prison for the shooting death of a Great Bend man. A Barton County judge on Thursday sentenced 33-year-old Jeffrey Wade Chapman of Pawnee Rock to life in prison with no parole for 25 years in the November 2011 death […]

Head of Eisenhower Memorial Commission to step down

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BRETT ZONGKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower plans to resign and says a Kansas senator should lead the effort. In a letter Tuesday to the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, 93-year-old Rocco Siciliano of Los Angeles said he plans to step down […]

2 dead in Kansas small plane crash

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PLEASANTON- Two people died in a small plane crash just before 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Linn County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2006-fixed wing single engine Light Sport Zodiac piloted by Herbert Lewis Siegel, 67, Stillwell, took off northbound from a private grass airstrip two miles northwest of Pleasanton and became airborne for […]

Brownback signs state education block grant bill

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Topeka — Governor Sam Brownback today issued the following statement after signing Senate Bill 7, the education block grant bill. “For the first time ever, we will spend more than $4 billion to support K12 education in Kansas. At the same time we are providing those closest to the classroom – teachers and parents – […]

Kansas Senate passes Brownback’s school funding overhaul

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NICHOLAS CLAYTON, Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding has passed through the Senate. The Senate voted 25-14 to approve the measure Monday, but a district court order issued on Friday signaled that the plan may be blocked before it gets off the ground. […]

FDA Warns Kansas Pharmacy Over Lactation Drug

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By DAN MARGOLIES An Overland Park business has been ensnared in a crackdown on compounding pharmacies that make products containing a drug used to boost lactation in breastfeeding women. The Food and Drug Administration last month issued a warning letter to Perry Drug Inc. citing it for compounding drug products containing domperidone, a drug not […]