Sports betting set in Kansas state-owned casinos Sept. 1August 18, 2022 GMT
Sports fans who want to bet on their favorite teams should be able to make their wagers in Kansas beginning Sept. 1 if some final regulatory details are worked out, state officials announced Thursday.
Kansas ordered to pay $63 million to former pizza magnateMay 21, 2022 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The state of Kansas must pay former pizza executive Gene Bicknell more than $63 million to settle a long-running dispute over his tax bill.
The court ruled on Friday that Bicknell was a Florida resident in 2005 and 2006 when he sold NPC International, which owned more than 800 Pizza Hut locations around the world.
Kansas man sentenced to life in prison in double killingDecember 28, 2021 GMT
COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A southeastern Kansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing two people in 2020.
The office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Monday announced the sentence for 30-year-old Mark Hopkins II of Columbus.
Kansas man pleads guilty in two killingsNovember 4, 2021 GMT
COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — A southeastern Kansas man faces sentencing Dec 27 after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree premeditated murder for killing two people in 2020.
The office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Wednesday announced the guilty plea of 30-year-old Mark Hopkins II of Columbus.
Major universities require employees to get COVID-19 vaccineOctober 22, 2021 GMT
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The three largest public universities in Kansas will require all employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 to comply with a directive from President Joe Biden.
Officials with Kansas State University, the University of Kansas and Wichita State all announced Friday the schools will comply with Biden's directive ordering vaccinations for federal contractors.
Tennessee man arrested in Kansas woman’s shooting deathOctober 19, 2021 GMT
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with first-degree murder after a Kansas woman was shot to death during the weekend.
Bri’yon E. Baker, 23, of Mount Boswell, Tennessee, was charged Monday in the death of Jase E.
Crawford County inmate charged in another inmate’s deathOctober 18, 2021 GMT
GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A Crawford County jail inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of another inmate, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday.
Gavin P. Wood, 25, of Arma was charged after inmate Dante Martinez, 20, of Pittsburg died on Saturday, the KBI said.
Pittsburg State set to begin search for new presidentSeptember 17, 2021 GMT
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Pittsburg State University is preparing to begin the search for its next president.
The Joplin Globe reports that the Kansas Board of Regents voted Thursday to conduct a closed committee-led search.
Former naval officer running for Kansas 2nd seat in CongressJuly 6, 2021 GMT
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former U.S. Navy intelligence officer is running as a Democrat for Congress in eastern Kansas.
Patrick Schmidt, 30, announced his candidacy Tuesday and is the first Democrat seeking to challenge freshman Republican Rep.
Double homicide suspect and another inmate escape from jailMay 25, 2021 GMT
COLUMBUS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a southeast Kansas jail.
One of the inmates, Mark Gerald Hopkins II, was charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of two men in southeast Kansas in June 2020.
Hospital puts brakes on some procedures as virus cases climbOctober 16, 2020 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A hospital in southeast Kansas is putting the brakes on some procedures as coronavirus cases continue to climb steadily statewide and the positivity rate tops 17%...
COVID-19 outbreaks at Kansas schools lead to quarantinesSeptember 3, 2020 GMT
PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds are quarantined at several Kansas universities as a growing number of students test positive for the coronavirus, raising concerns that they could bring the virus home with them over the upcoming holiday weekend...