Sunday, May 29, 2016

If Kansas schools close, court blames lawmakers

The Kansas Supreme Court says that if its most recent education funding ruling results in public schools closing, it will be because legislators did...

Topeka man charged with using car to drag officer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A 24-year-old Topeka man faces charges accusing him of dragging a police officer during a traffic stop. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports...

Colorado woman killed in western Kansas crash

JOHNSON, Kan. (AP) A 45-year-old Colorado woman has died in a crash in southwestern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Brenda Lasley of Springfield,...

80-year-old man gets 10 years for pot operation

BOSTON — An 80-year-old man who ran a sprawling marijuana-dealing operation that covered several states, with records going back to 1992, was sentenced to...

Kansas House advances bill to tighten control of state debt

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill that would give legislators more oversight of bonds or other debt...

Woman pleads guilty in homicide on Wichita State campus

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A woman has accepted a plea deal in a man's shooting death on the Wichita State University campus. Eboni Fingal of...

Hesston: Newton woman charged in illegal gun transfer to killer

WICHITA – A criminal charge filed Friday alleges a Newton woman unlawfully transferred guns to a convicted felon who was killed Thursday in a...

Kansas State Fair considering redesign of fairgrounds

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) Kansas State Fair officials are considering a major redesign of the fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The Hutchinson News reports all of the...

Proposed amendment would end Kansas grocery sales tax

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas lawmakers are discussing two separate proposals for lowering the state's sales tax on groceries. Twelve Kansas senators are sponsoring a...

Grand jury probe costs Cherokee County $28,000

GALENA, Kan. (AP) Cherokee County spent about $28,000 on a grand jury investigation that led to charges that were ultimately dismissed. The county budgeted...