Kansas forms task force to study how agencies can use drones

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas has formed a task force to study how state agencies can use drones in their operations. The Kansas Department of...

Topeka Zoo adds 2 new elephants; 1 is a past movie star

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The lead elephant in the 1980s film ``Smokey and the Bandit 2'' is among two new pachyderms at the Topeka Zoo....

Lawrence shooting that wounds child reported as accidental

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Authorities say a shooting that wounded a 6-year-old child in Lawrence was reported as an accident. Police said in a news...

Kansas police chief gets probation

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A former Kansas police chief has been sentenced to probation for his role in a scheme to buy discounted firearms. The...

Judge throws out indictment against former Kansas policeman

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A federal judge has thrown out the indictment against a former Bel Aire police officer accused of making a false statement...

Boy dies while swimming in neighborhood Kansas lake

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) Family and friends have gathered to remember a teen who drowned at a neighborhood lake in suburban Kansas City. The Kansas...

Body found near river in Wichita, but no foul play suspected

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Wichita police are investigating the discovery of a body found near the Arkansas River but don't believe foul play was involved....

Former Kansas soldier gets 2 years prison for identity theft

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A former U.S. Army private who'd been stationed in Kansas has been ordered to spend two years in federal prison after...

Student sues over sexually battery at a Wichita high school

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A student who was sexually battered in the bathroom of a Wichita high school is suing the principal and school board...

New attorney for woman convicted in 2 Topeka murders

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A new attorney has been appointed to represent a Kansas woman appealing her conviction for killing two people. The Topeka Capital-Journal...