(AP) — A pilot is recovering from injuries he suffered when his crop duster crashed in far southeastern Kansas. The plane went down shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday near an industrial park north of the Cherokee County town of Crestline. Sheriff David Groves identified the pilot as a 48-year-old man from Cherokee County. The sheriff […]
Several black leaders in Topeka say a Kansas State Board of Education member’s use of a racial slur during a meeting last month was unnecessary and inappropriate. Carolyn Campbell, the only black member of the board, and other black community leaders criticized board member Steve Roberts on Tuesday for using the slur at April’s board […]
A 20-year-old man was arrested Monday evening after pointing a shotgun at this father and a Saline County Sheriffs Deputy during a disturbance at a New Cambria home. Deputies were sent to the home of Joseph and Holly Smith around 8:00pm on the report of a domestic disturbance. A deputy was talking to Joseph Smith, […]
U.S. Senator Pat Roberts today voted against the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 (the 2013 Farm Bill) at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. The bill was favorably reported out of the Committee with a vote of 15-5 and now heads to the Senate floor for further consideration. “Let me […]
Senator Jerry Moran will discuss the IRS controversy with Governor Mike Huckabee at 1:30 p.m. Central time. Listen live at 1:30 p.m. CT
(AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback says private negotiations on tax issues with the Kansas Legislature’s top Republicans are “going well” but he can’t predict when GOP leaders will agree on a plan. The Republican governor declined Monday to discuss details of what’s being discussed on cutting income taxes while potentially canceling a scheduled decrease in […]
Transportation safety officials are exploring ways to eliminate drunken driving deaths, which account for about a third of the nation’s more than 30,000 annual traffic fatalities – a share that has remained stubbornly unchanged since the late-1990s. The National Transportation Safety Board meets today to hear recommendations on ways to meet its goal of zero […]
Some specialists reacting to the latest study on bed rest for troubled pregnancies are calling on doctors to refrain from assuming that taking it easy can’t hurt a pregnant woman. Doctors have known for years that there’s no good evidence in favor of bed rest and the latest research suggests that not only does bed […]
Critics of the Kansas Board of Education’s decision to adopt the Common Core Standards for math and reading are preparing to voice their concerns to the panel. The objections were expected to be raised Tuesday at the board’s monthly meeting. Kansas is among 46 states that have adopted the Common Core Standards, which set out […]
Railroad repairs are underway and will impact drivers in the city of Ellis. The railroad crossing at WASHINGTON STREET WILL REMAIN OPEN. The railroad crossings at Cottonwood and Dorrance St. will be CLOSED through possibly Friday or as soon as Union Pacific finishes the work.
A new government report says just under half the Kansas winter wheat crop shows no damage from the hard freezes that hit the state in April. But Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service also reported Monday the wheat is running about three weeks behind normal development amid unseasonably cool spring temperatures. The agency rated the crop as […]
(AP) – The Kansas Senate plans to debate Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to authorize an additional $202 million for a new, national biodefense lab. Brownback has said the measure on Tuesday’s agenda in the Senate will fulfill the state’s commitment to fund part of the cost of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas […]
Expedition 35 Commander Kevin Chris Hadfield and Flight Engineers Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko landed their Soyuz TMA-07M spacecraft in southern Kazakhstan at 10:31 p.m. EDT Monday. Russian recovery teams were on hand to help the crew exit the Soyuz vehicle and adjust to gravity after 146 days in space.