state news

Disaster, damage numbers rise in Kansas
July 6, 2015
Federal disaster declarations and damage costs are on the rise in Kansas, although it’s unclear whether more severe weather is the reason.
2 injured after car explodes on Kansas expressway
July 6, 2015
Authorities are investigating after a car explosion in Soldier Township in Topeka peeled back the roof of a car and sent two people to the hospital.
Flash flood watch issued for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties
July 6, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties from 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evening.
Amtrak’s future in Kansas hinges on satisfying mandate
July 6, 2015
Kansas could lose its Amtrak service unless funding is found to satisfy a federal requirement to install positive train control systems along its lines by the end of the year.
Wineries, craft breweries experience growth in Kansas
July 5, 2015
The thirst for Kansas-produced alcoholic beverages is growing, with wineries multiplying and the state’s largest craft beer brewer moving into a larger facility.
Farmers eager for drones, but most can’t legally fly them
July 5, 2015
Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do.
Kansas gun dealer to pay $132K to woman for selling to felon
July 2, 2015
Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child’s mother, according to lawyers in the case.
Troublesome zebra mussels found in Wellington lake
July 2, 2015
Wildlife officials say troublesome zebra mussels have been found in a lake in south-central Kansas.
Kansas AG plans to appeal ruling blocking anti-abortion law
July 2, 2015
Kansas’ attorney general plans to appeal a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking the state’s first-in-the-nation ban on the most common second trimester abortion procedure.
Kansas governor signs bill clarifying new property tax law
July 2, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill clarifying that a new law aimed at reducing local property taxes doesn’t take effect until 2018.
Ag Hall’s Tractor Daze to include hall of fame inductions
July 2, 2015
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, 630 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, will conduct its annual “Tractor Daze and Touch a Truck” event from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. July 11.
Northrop Grumman event aimed at Kansas aviation suppliers
July 1, 2015
Representatives from Northrop Grumman will be in Wichita this week for a supplier’s symposium aimed at the bolstering the aviation industry in Kansas.
High number of rabies cases reported in Kansas
July 1, 2015
Kansas residents are being warned to be cautious around skunks during an uptick in rabies cases.
Young Royals fan who fought cancer has died
July 1, 2015
A 7-year-old Kansas boy whose fight against cancer and love of the Kansas City Royals drew national attention has died.
Basehor prepares to “Boom with Pride”
July 1, 2015
Chuck Wilderson of Basehor PRIDE says “Booming with PRIDE,” the theme for this year’s 4th of July activities in Basehor, refers to more than just civic support and national patriotism — it’s also about how the city has grown.

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