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  • House race in heavily GOP Kansas surprisingly competitive

    April 11, 2017 7:51 AM

    WICHITA - A Democratic civil rights attorney running in the nation's first congressional election since President Donald Trump's November victory has made the race surprisingly competitive for a Kansas House seat held by Republicans for more than two decades. The special election Tuesday between Democrat James Thompson and Republican Ron... more »
  • Kansas Legislature passes oversight after waterslide death

    April 7, 2017 12:42 PM

    TOPEKA - Kansas lawmakers have agreed to strengthen the state's lax oversight of amusement park rides after a legislator's son was killed on a waterslide last year. The state Senate approved the bill Friday on 35-2 vote. The plan now heads to the governor. Rep. Scott Schwab's son, Caleb, died... more »
  • Principal resigns after student reporters raise concerns

    April 5, 2017 10:32 AM

    PITTSBURG - An incoming Kansas high school principal has resigned after student reporters raised questions about her credentials. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that school board members voted Tuesday to accept Amy Robertson's resignation as Pittsburg High School's principal. The main concern stemmed from her receiving her masters and doctoral... more »
  • Kansas House advances tougher amusement ride law

    March 30, 2017 3:59 PM

    TOPEKA - A Kansas House member whose 10-year-old son died last summer on a water park slide spoke to his colleagues on the subject for the first time Thursday shortly before they voted unanimously to strengthen inspection rules for amusement rides. Rep. Scott Schwab's son Caleb died at Schlitterbahn Waterpark... more »
  • Weather service: Oak Grove, Missouri, tornado an EF3

    March 7, 2017 8:15 AM

    KANSAS CITY - The National Weather Service says a tornado that hit Oak Grove, Missouri, was an EF3 with an estimated peak wind of 152 mph. The tornado damaged 483 homes and 10 to 12 commercial buildings, making Oak Grove the hardest-hit of several communities in Missouri raked by storms... more »
  • Victim says alleged shooter asked about visas

    February 25, 2017 12:21 PM

    OLATHE, Kan. - One of two immigrants from India who were shot in a suburban Kansas City bar says the attacker was asking about their visa status shortly before the attack, which some have suggested was a hate crime. Alok Madasani told The New York Times that while he and... more »
  • Pence swears in Pompeo as CIA director

    January 23, 2017 10:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as the next CIA director. Vice President Mike Pence is praising Pompeo's "wealth of experience" and "character." He says Pompeo is "stepping up to lead the finest intelligence-gathering operation the world has ever seen." Pence is speaking at a swearing-in... more »
  • Kansas making new guidelines for handling wildlife pets

    January 14, 2017 11:44 AM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas is working on new guidelines for how to handle situations where a wild animal is being kept as a pet after game wardens were criticized for shooting a family's pet deer. It is illegal in Kansas to keep a wild animal as a pet. Wildlife officials... more »
  • World's tallest waterslide to be demolished after boy died

    November 23, 2016 11:25 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas water park operator says the world's tallest waterslide will be demolished following the death of a state lawmaker's 10-year-old son on the ride in August. Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts said in a statement Tuesday that the "Verruckt" ride at the Schlitterbahn park in Kansas... more »
  • Police: Missing Kansas newborn found in Dallas; 2 in custody

    November 19, 2016 1:14 PM

    WICHITA, Kan. - Police in Kansas say a week-old newborn girl who went missing after her mother was shot to death has been found alive in Dallas. The Wichita Eagle reports that Chief Gordon Ramsay said Saturday morning that suspects in the death of 27-year-old Laura Abarca-Nogueda took the child... more »
  • Source says boy decapitated on waterslide

    August 10, 2016 1:22 PM

    KANSAS CITY - A 10-year-old boy was decapitated as he rode a waterslide at a Kansas water park. A person who is familiar with the investigation but is not authorized to speak about the boy's death told The Associated Press Wednesday that Caleb Schwab was decapitated Sunday on the "Verruckt"... more »
  • Boy, 12, dies in Kansas on 'world's largest' water slide

    August 7, 2016 8:44 PM

    KANSAS CITY - A 12-year-old boy has died on a Kansas water slide billed as the world's largest. Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Officer Cameron Morgan says the boy died Sunday at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Schlitterbahn Waterpark spokeswoman Winter Prosapio says the child died on the park's main attraction, the... more »
  • Kansas City mayor says shooting not a planned ambush

    July 20, 2016 11:45 AM

    KANSAS CITY - The mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, says authorities don't believe the fatal shooting of an officer was part of a planned ambush, but someone trying to evade arrest. Mayor Mark Holland of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County also said during a Wednesday news conference that the... more »
  • US immigration agency arrests dozens in Kansas, Missouri

    June 18, 2016 7:34 PM

    WICHITA - Federal immigration authorities recently arrested dozens of people in Kansas and Missouri as part of a monthlong operation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says in a release that the agency arrested 31 people in Kansas and 34 in Missouri during the investigation, which began in May and ended... more »
  • Kansas minority students seek parallel university government

    April 22, 2016 2:41 PM

    KANSAS CITY - Minority students at the University of Kansas are pushing for an independent governing body to represent their interests - and have won recognition and funding to start the long process that could let them do so. Students insist they're not trying to set up a wholly separate... more »
  • Kansas moves to No. 1, will face No. 2 Oklahoma Monday night

    January 4, 2016 1:52 PM

    Kansas and Oklahoma moved to the top two spots in The Associated Press' college basketball poll and the Big 12 schools will meet Monday night. Kansas (12-1) received 44 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday while Oklahoma (12-0) got the other 21. It will be the... more »
  • Michigan State, Kansas, Oklahoma stay 1-2-3 in AP Top 25

    December 21, 2015 1:42 PM

    Michigan State, Kansas and Oklahoma held the top three spots in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for a second straight week. There was a shakeup in the rest of the top 10 after a weekend of upsets. The Spartans (12-0) were a near unanimous choice, receiving all but... more »
  • Michigan State, Kansas stay 1-2 in AP Top 25

    December 14, 2015 2:04 PM

    Michigan State and Kansas remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll. The Spartans (11-0) are a runaway No. 1, receiving all but one first-place vote from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. Kansas (8-1) was on top of the other ballot. Oklahoma, after its... more »
  • Kansas football player brain dead after collapsing

    November 4, 2015 5:34 PM

    SHARON SPRINGS, Kan. - The father of a Kansas high school football player who collapsed on the sidelines during a playoff game says his son is on life support but has no brain activity. David Schemm held a news conference Wednesday outside Swedish Medical Center in the Denver suburb... more »
  • Dachshund rescued after 13 days under concrete slab

    April 23, 2015 7:32 PM

    DERBY, KS - A miniature dachshund has been rescued after spending 13 days trapped underneath a concrete slab at her home in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports that the dog, named Lucy, disappeared April 3 while in her fenced Derby yard. It turns out Lucy had dug underneath the slab... more »
  • LSU Scouting Report: One-on-One with Paul Mainieri Play Video

    February 13, 2015 7:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU opens the 2015 baseball tonight at The Box against the University of Kansas. The new season brings along new hopes and high expectations. News 2's John Pastorek got a scouting report on the Tigers when he went one-on-one with head coach Paul Mainieri . ... more »
  • Kansas governor rescinds order protecting gay state workers

    February 10, 2015 4:31 PM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has rescinded a former governor's order barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in hiring and employment throughout much of state government. The Republican said Tuesday he issued an executive order canceling the August 2007 order by Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Sebelius ordered departments... more »
  • Woman assaulted and burned

    November 17, 2014 7:43 PM

    WITCHITA, KANSAS- A woman is in critical condition after being sexually assaulted and burned over half her body. Police say they can't interview because of her heavy medication and current condition. Firefighters responded to a call about a grass fire near Witchita State University found her with severe burns... more »
  • Earthquake shakes parts of Kansas, Oklahoma

    November 12, 2014 4:35 PM

    CONWAY SPRINGS, KS - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has shaken parts of Kansas and Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. It had an epicenter about 8 miles south of Conway Springs, which is a town of about 1,200 people... more »
  • Kansas asks court to block gay marriage licenses

    October 10, 2014 12:12 PM

    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas' attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to block same-sex marriage licenses, hours after a court office in the state's most populous county issued one, believed to be the first in the state, to a gay couple. The petition asks for an immediate order blocking... more »

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