Kansas investigator overcome by drug in evidence room

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Authorities say a Wichita, Kansas-area sheriff's investigator was briefly hospitalized after being overcome with an unknown substance in a department evidence...

The Latest: State legislators approve school funding plan

TOPEKA --The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local): Friday, 8:15 p.m. Kansas legislators have passed an education funding plan from Republican...

State to borrow $900 million to cover next fiscal year

TOPEKA -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have authorized a record $900 million in temporary borrowing to cover the state's expenses through June 2017. Brownback...

Kansas to use provisional ballots for upcoming elections

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is planning to use provisional ballots during the upcoming elections and then throw out all...

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...