By MEGAN GILLILAND LKM TOPEKA – Over 500 local government officials – including elected and appointed staff – traveled to Wichita this past weekend to attend the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM) annual conference. The 2017 conference focused on the theme of resiliency in cities. Over the course of three days, the officials spent time […]
EUDORA, Kan. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Eudora home daycare worker to stand trial for murder in the death of a 9-month-old baby. After a preliminary hearing Thursday, Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny ruled 43-year-old Carrody Buchhorn should be tried in death of Oliver Ortiz. The child died in September 2016 […]
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for setting fire to a house last year while seven people were inside. District Attorney Marc Bennett says Christopher Clark, 38, Wichita, was sentenced Wednesday after being convicted last month of aggravated arson and arson. He says a security video showed […]
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a Kansas Department of Revenue agent has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. Ricky Wirths made his first appearance in court Thursday. He’s charged in Tuesday’s shooting of tax agent Cortney Holloway at a Wichita office. Revenue officials say Wirths owes almost $400,000 in taxes and […]
SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a series of armed robberies and have made an arrest. Just after 8p.m. Monday officers were dispatched to an armed robbery call at Famous Footwear in the 6700 Block of West Kellogg, according to a media release. Upon arrival, officers made contact with a 37- year-old female […]
DCF TOPEKA – The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is proud to announce that its integration into the Kansas Eligibility Enforcement System (KEES) is complete. On Aug.18, the agency’s eight antiquated eligibility systems were replaced by KEES. It was estimated that online processing of welfare benefits applications would halt until early September, when […]
COMMUNITY ROCKET LAUNCH at Ellis County Fairgrounds, 1344 Fairground Road, Sunday, October 8, 1:00 – 3:00 PM. Cancelled if inclement weather (no precipitation, winds less than 20 mph) FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute. For more information, contact Cari Rohleder, Coordinator, 785-628-4743, FHSU SMEI.
FHSU ASTRONOMY CLUB OBSERVATION Tuesday, Oct 3, at 8:00 PM, Tomanek Hall, Observation Deck. Weather permitting come see Venus, Saturn, and Mars. FREE and open to the public. Sponsored by FHSU Science and Mathematics Education Institute. For more information, contact Cari Rohleder, Coordinator, 785-628-4743, FHSU SMEI.
DOUGLAS COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fatal September 2, shooting and have made another arrest. On Wednesday, deputies booked Shawn Kariem Smith, Jr., 18, Kansas City, into the Douglas County Jail in connection with the 11:30p.m. shooting at a motel in the 1100 Block of North 3rd Street in Lawrence, according to a media […]
Newly-released data shows the national gender pay gap decreasing by the largest amount since 2007. The data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey shows that while the female-to-male earnings ratio climbed to a record 80.5 percent, some of the increase was due to stagnating wages among men rather than increasing wages among women. […]
KCC TOPEKA – In an order issued this morning, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) provided guidance to electric companies for determining rate design for residential distributed generation (DG) customers. The order states that utilities may establish a separate rate class and propose new rate design for distributed generation (DG) customers to ensure those customers share […]
The Hays Police Department responded to 5 animal calls and 17 traffic stops Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, according to the HPD Activity Log. Suspicious Person–400 block Pine St, Hays; 1:15 AM Criminal Damage to Property–300 block W 4th St, Hays; 9/15 7 PM; 9:45 PM Mental Health Call–1400 block E 29th St, Hays; 5 AM […]
By HANNAH DONALDSON HHS Guidon On Sunday, Sept. 17, the disc golf tournament for Triston Werth was held bringing in 54 people from the community. From kids to adults, all enjoyed an 18-hole game in honor of Werth. A grand total of $2,068.89 was raised, and every cent of it is headed towards Werth’s family […]