(NEW YORK) -- Health officials in several states are raising concerns about West Nile virus after detecting cases among residents, including some deaths.Counties in Georgia, Maryland and Texas have detected their first infections this year. Kansas is putting nearly the entire state on high... Read More.
Gov. Laura Kelly has announced appointments for an advisory panel tasked with gathering public input and making recommendations on the operation, location, and workforce development needs of the proposed 50-bed psychiatric hospital in south central Kansas.According to a news release from her office Monday,... Read More.
U.S. 54/77 on the south side of El Dorado will be closed until around Tuesday, Sept. 5.According to a news release from the Kansas Department of Transportation, work starts today or Wednesday.The closure will allow a railroad crew to work on an overhead railroad... Read More.
The Kansas Office of Broadband Development has submitted the state’s comprehensive Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Five-Year Action Plan to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.The required action plan details how universal connection will happen in Kansas, and the planned use of the $451... Read More.
Kansas agricultural exports are the highest they've been in decades, according to the governor's office earlier this week.Ag exports for 2022 reached $5.46 billion -- a figure the governor's office says is the highest export total in decades. In 2019, Kansas had $3.8 billion... Read More.
(MARION, Kan.) -- Marion County has said it will return evidence seized in a controversial police raid of a local newspaper after an attorney review.A search warrant for the newspaper's offices had been acquired based on a probable cause affidavit alleging that computer crimes... Read More.
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt sent a letter to the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation with an offer of a one-year extension on their current car tag compact set to expire on tomorrow, according to an announcement from Stitt's office last... Read More.
(MARION, Kan.) -- A police raid on a small-town Kansas newspaper is prompting a First Amendment fight.Surveillance video of the raid on the family-owned Marion County Record newsroom obtained by ABC News shows a police officer reading Miranda Rights to a reporter and other... Read More.
An inmate at Hutchinson Correctional Facility died there Thursday.According to a news release Friday morning from the Kansas Department of Corrections, Matthew Rutter, 36, was found in his cell Thursday experiencing medical distress, causing staff to initiate life-saving measures. He was shortly after pronounced... Read More.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday the Sunflower State has been selected to participate in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Policy Academy to Advance Youth Apprenticeship.According to a news release from the governor's office, Kansas will develop a strategy through the... Read More.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, the Kansas Highway Patrol, and Homeland Security Investigations announced a new collaborative initiative to combat fentanyl in Kansas called the Joint Fentanyl Impact Team.According to a press release from the KBI Monday, the objective... Read More.
(VERDIGRIS, Okla.) -- An Oklahoma mother killed her three children, including a 10-month-old, and then shot herself in an apparent triple murder-suicide, authorities said.The Verdigris Police Department went to investigate a home on Thursday after they noticed fireworks erupting outside, the Oklahoma State Bureau of... Read More.