TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A second case of a more-contagious coronavirus variant has been confirmed in Kansas, state health officials said Monday.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A virulent strain of the coronavirus that first appeared in Kansas in a Fort Hays State University athlete hasn't spread widely among the student's friends, although...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jared Vitztum scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Division II Fort Hays State shocked Kansas State 81-68 on Tuesday night without its two veteran...
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LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — In-person absentee voting is scheduled to resume Thursday in one western Kansas county after being shut down for three days because of a ballot error.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Deer hunters across Kansas may have trouble finding a local butcher to process their deer this fall because many of them are booked up for weeks or even months.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are expected to harvest slightly less corn than than last year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this year’s crop is forecast at just under 800...
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have identified a college student from South Carolina as the victim of a drowning earlier this week at a Kansas lake.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Fueled in part by college students returning to classes, Kansas has set another pandemic record for the seven-day increase in coronavirus cases, with the surge prompting the...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials in a college town in conservative western Kansas are embracing a mask ordinance in hopes of making residents and incoming students feel safe, even as surrounding...
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kansas jumped by 568, fueled in part by outbreaks in sports practices and tournaments.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Tuition will remain flat at the University of Kansas and Kansas State but will increase slightly this fall at the state's other four public universities.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Pit bull supporters are calling for the military town of Junction City to lift its ban of the breed.
The Hays Post reports that Kim Bradney of Legalize Bully JC...
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A woman is dead after a shooting in western Kansas.
Hays police say officers responded at 5:36 a.m. to a call of a woman being shot. She died at the scene. Her name has not...
MCPHERSON, Kan. (AP) — A California couple has donated $1 million to a Kansas college that offers an auto restoration program that has trained several people who worked on a classic car they...
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a crop duster has died in a plane crash south of Hays.
The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bi-wing plane went down around 9 a.m. Tuesday in a ditch shortly...
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Strong winds and heavy rain blew over semi-trailer trucks and downed power lines and caused damage across parts of western Kansas.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say three railway cars carrying ethanol derailed in Hays, causing officials to evacuate a handful of homes as a precaution.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after his arm was sucked into a pond overflow pipe in rural Kansas.
Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan says deputies responded to a report...
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A Hays man who spent his mother's money on himself while serving as her power of attorney has agreed to pay nearly $40,000 in restitution to her estate.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Los Angeles woman has been charged with smuggling more than 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of methamphetamine into Kansas.
The U.S. attorney's office says 46-year-old Maria...
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Fort Hays State University officials say the school has received a $20 million gift from the estate of a couple who met at the school in Hays.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman donated 204 pairs of shoes to Nebraska flood victims after buying everything that was left at a closing Payless store.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A north-central Kansas woman has admitted in court to mailing a faked modified will of a Kansas banker that would have given her half of his $20 million estate.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of another man in Hays.
Police in Hays announced Thursday in a Facebook post that Ryan Paul Thompson has been...
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — The operator of a children's psychiatric hospital in Hays has agreed to stop co-mingling patients needing short- and long-term care to comply with federal requirements.
LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old Kansas man has pleaded guilty in two attacks at the Larned State Hospital.
The Pawnee County Attorney said in a news release that Anthony Ruiz-Hernandez, of...
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a fatal fire in Rice County.
The Hays Post reports fire crews were called to a home about 25 miles (40.23...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State game wardens have confirmed a mountain lion carcass was found in north-central Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reported Thursday that hunters found the female lion's remains in Rooks County, just north of Hays.
The agency said the group of hunters contacted a local game warden. The incident is still under investigation.
LINCOLN, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is helping with an investigation into a hidden video camera at a girls basketball tournament in north-central Kansas.
The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says the camera was found Jan. 16 in a restroom area at a tournament in Lincoln.
GOODLAND, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a 19-year-old woman has died in a crash on an ice-covered section of Interstate 70.
The patrol says Ashlen Leigh Lemon, of Hays, died Tuesday afternoon in the one-vehicle crash in Geary County. The patrol says she lost control because of icy road conditions, hit the median and struck a guardrail.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — Dozens of drivers crashed or needed help after heavy snow and strong winds created treacherous whiteout conditions in western Kansas.
Kansas Highway Patrol Lt. Stephen Larow says the agency responded to 29 crashes Thursday, including one that killed 16-old Jackson Buerge, of Overland Park, and three others with injuries. The patrol says Jackson was riding in a sport utility vehicle that a tractor-trailer rear-ended on a snow-covered stretch of Interstate 70 east of Colby.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A blizzard blanketed western Kansas with snow Thursday, causing whiteout conditions that led to numerous wrecks and highway closures, and knocked out power for thousands of homes.
The storm, which began late Wednesday, put about three dozen counties under blizzard warnings or winter storm warnings and advisories. The National Weather Service forecast accumulations of up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow in some areas and drift-creating gusts of up to 50 mph (80 kph).
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a winter storm in Kansas (all times local):
Officials have reopened a stretch of Interstate 70 in western Kansas.
The Kansas Department of Transportation says the major east-west route from Goodland to Wakeeney is now open in both directions. The agency closed the route because of poor visibility and wrecks as a winter storm hits.
Portions of the highway are still partially or completely covered in snow.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — It might go without saying that a caller claiming to be with police who demands nude videos is a scammer. But Fort Hays State University police are warning the public anyway.
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Senate committee has approved three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents.
Gov. Jeff Colyer appointed former Rep. Mark Hutton, a Republican from Wichita, and former state Sent. Allen Schmidt, a Democrat from Hays. as new members to the board. He also reappointed former Rep. Bill Feuerborn, a Democrat from Garnett.
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — A top official at a South Dakota university has been named the new president of Valley City State University in North Dakota.
Alan LaFave currently is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A former Fort Hays State University assistant professor has pleaded no contest to a charge involving marijuana edibles.
Bryan Bennett, who taught political science, was placed on 18 months of probation Thursday for possession with intent to distribute a hallucinogenic drug. Three other felony drug charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.
ABILENE, Kan. (AP) — A man arrested in June in Pennsylvania on a Dickinson County warrant involving 150 counts of rape is back in Kansas.
The Hays Post reports 44-year-old Eric Millsap, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, arrived in Abilene on Monday. Dickinson County Attorney Andrea Purvis says he was extradited from the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — Strong storms have caused damage and flash flooding in parts of western Kansas.
CODELL, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas town where a tornado struck three straight years is dedicating a steel cyclone sculpture to remember the triple tragedies.
The Salina Journal reports that the dedication ceremony is planned for Sunday in the tiny town of Codell, which is about 25 miles northeast of Hays. The tornados struck on May 20 of the years 1916, 1917 and 1918.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd, the team's third-round draft pick out of Fort Hays State , to a four-year deal worth the slotted amount of $3.4 million.
The 6-foot-4, 315-pound native of Ontario, Canada, was the first Division II player selected in this year's draft.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Both suspects in the shooting of a loss prevention officer at a Wichita Menards store are in custody.
Police spokesman Charley Davidson said an 18-year-old male was arrested Wednesday in Hays. Details of the arrest were not immediately released.
A 17-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday after crashing a stolen Mercedes in Derby.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Nathan Shepherd was out of school and away from the football field for two years, working side jobs to try to earn some money.
The big defensive lineman from Canada spent long hours toiling at a plant nursery, a printing factory and also eventually doing electrical construction. The whole time, football tugged at his heart.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas Health System is continuing its expansion outside of the Kansas City area by buying a hospital in Great Bend.
The health system announced Wednesday it will buy the Great Bend Regional Hospital and its affiliated clinics. The details of the agreement were not released. It's expected to be final this summer.
LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A former Pawnee County Sheriff's detective has admitted to stealing from the department, where his brother is sheriff.
The Hays Post reports 43-year-old Jeffrey Allen King of Larned pleaded guilty Monday to three felonies for thefts that occurred between Jan. 9, 2015, and Oct. 13, 2017.
A total of $20,318 was stolen from the sheriff's department.