state news

Attorney compares Kansas sperm donor’s plight, gay marriage
November 30, 2015
A Kansas sperm donor’s battle to avoid being declared the legal father of a same-sex couple’s child has some similarities to the fight for gay marriage, the man’s attorney argued in court filings.
Bonner Good Samaritans return lost ring after discovering owner online
November 30, 2015
Thanks to some Good Samaritans, and the power of social media, a Bonner Springs business owner has her wedding ring back.
New data shows syphilis, HIV cases grow locally
November 30, 2015
New data reports growing numbers in sexually transmitted diseases in Kansas.
USGS records 4.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Oklahoma
November 30, 2015
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma early Monday. There are no immediate reports of damage, but the quake was felt throughout much of the state and into Kansas.
Remember When for Dec. 3, 2015
November 30, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county’s water supply
November 29, 2015
Only 1,200 people live in Kansas’ smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse.
Icy road conditions claim 4 more lives in Kansas
November 29, 2015
Authorities in Kansas are blaming four more traffic deaths in the Wichita area on the icy conditions gripping the state and other parts of the nation’s midsection.
Kansas man charged with abuse after human remains found
November 29, 2015
A Kansas City, Kan., man was charged Friday with child abuse after police responded to an armed disturbance that led them to discover human remains at a barn on his property.
Face to Face: Basehor veterinarian Nikki Green
November 27, 2015
Nikki Green of the Wolf Creek Veterinary Clinic is the subject of this week’s Face to Face.
Junction City man gets life for operating cocaine ring
November 25, 2015
A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas.
Leavenworth seeks scores of historical photos
November 25, 2015
The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a $1 million capital campaign to retrieve glass-plate photo negatives taken by prominent frontier photographers more than a century ago during Leavenworth’s pioneer days.
Kansas urges court to let governor, lawmakers decide funding
November 25, 2015
State attorneys urged the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow the governor and lawmakers to decide whether schools were getting enough money, not a small number of school districts challenging in the courts a new school-funding law.
Coffeyville weathers Amazon job losses better than expected
November 24, 2015
Football fans still pack Veterans Memorial Stadium here on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. The Verdigris River still flows sluggishly by. Life continues in this town of about 10,000 a year after its biggest employer, Amazon, announced it was leaving. The closing of the distribution warehouse, along with a couple of other plant closings and layoffs last year, meant the loss of more than 800 jobs — about 5 percent of all jobs in Montgomery County, The Wichita Eagle reported.
KCP&L appeals rate increase ruling by Kansas regulators
November 24, 2015
Kansas City Power & Light is appealing a September ruling by Kansas regulators reducing the percentage of annual profit the utility is allowed to return to its stockholders.
Hollywood Casino pushes back against requests of Woodlands owner
Group presented its case to USD 240 school board, seeks support in WyCo
November 24, 2015
The Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway is proactively opposing a movement to reopen The Woodlands with the help of reduced taxes and incentives.