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Teen driver hospitalized after rollover accident »

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PERRY, Kan- A teenage driver was injured in an accident just before 12:30 p.m. on Sunday in Jefferson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Ford Focus driven by Mariah Rose Young, 17, Perry, was westbound on U.S. 24 five miles east of Perry. The driver of the vehicle drove off of the edge […]

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Online ride-sharing service comes to Wichita »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A smartphone-based ride-sharing service has arrived in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that Wichita is one of 22 U.S. cities where San Francisco-based Uber took to the streets Thursday. The service is now offered in more than 100 cities. Through the smartphone app, Uber connects prospective passengers with drivers who offer […]

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Kansas trooper shoots, kills suspect in Barton County »

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GREAT BEND- A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper shot and killed a person early Saturday evening. Authorities say troopers assisted the Barton County Sheriff’s Department about 6:40 p.m. with an armed suspect. The suspect had previously injured a family member and was continuing to threaten bodily harm to others, troopers say. The suspect was confronted about […]

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Willa Cather letters to be available online »

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Letters from Willa Cather, the renowned author of “My Antonia” and “O Pioneers,” are expected to be available online in January 2018. The letters will be digitized under a grant of nearly $272,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities. “The Complete Letters of Willa Cather” will be published online as […]

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Researchers find food safety habits vary by country »

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University researchers have found widespread variations in the food safety practices used in different countries. The researchers worked with 100 consumers from India, Korea, Thailand, Russia, Estonia, Italy, Spain and two U.S. cities. From country to county, there were differences in how poultry and eggs are consumed, stored, handled […]

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Three hospitalized after car hits Kan. Highway Patrol vehicle »

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OLATHE, Kan- Three people were injured in an accident just after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in Johnson County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a KHP 2013 Chevy Tahoe driven by Trooper Christopher Beas, 37, Edgerton, was westbound on 119th Street in Olathe turning southwest onto Interstate 35 with lights and sirens. A 2008 Chevy Impala […]

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GOP newsletter talks about ‘KNEA trolls’ »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Republican Party has sent out a newsletter that offers advice on dealing with “trolls” from the Kansas National Education Association. The Wichita Eagle reports that the newsletter sent Friday talks about clashes with “KNEA Trolls” in a section titled “HOW TO DEAL WITH TROLLS WHO CHALLENGE THE EDUCATION REFORM […]

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Kansas man convicted in New Year’s Day killing »

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WESTMORELAND, Kan. (AP) — A St. Marys man has been convicted of unintentional second-degree murder in the New Year’s Day shooting death of a friend. Twenty-two-year-old Pablo Gonzalez is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 25 for the killing of 24-year-old Levi Bishop of Rossville.Pottawatomie County jurors returned the guilty verdict Thursday. The Manhattan Mercury reports […]

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Man Sentenced to Life in Kan. Drug Trafficking Case »

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United States Attorney’s Office KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Kansas City man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison in a federal drug trafficking case, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Christopher Craig, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, and two counts of using a phone in furtherance of […]

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Fort Larned celebrates 50th anniversary as park »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — It’s going to be a big weekend at the Fort Larned National Historic Site about 130 miles northwest of Wichita. The fort is celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming the Fort Larned National Historic Site — making it the first national historic site in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports President Lyndon B. […]

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Research could make solar energy more attractive »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — University researchers and utilities are conducting solar panel research that could make the energy source more attractive for Kansas users. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a lab at the University of Kansas is working on producing flexible panels that will be more cost-effective than current silicon models. The technology they’re using […]

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Democrat taps into doubts about Kansas governor »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Democratic legislator still unknown to some Kansas voters is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a tough re-election race. State Rep. Paul Davis is tapping into doubts about tax-cutting that cemented Brownback’s reputation in conservative circles. Davis has lived much of his life within walking distance of the University of Kansas […]

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Obama on Labor Day: Don’t take rights for granted (VIDEO) »

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he’s optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine whether the recovery will pick up speed. Obama […]

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