Soldiers from Kansas helping fight wildfires in Washington

Soldiers with the 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., conduct cold load training with Soldiers from the 17th FA Bde., assigned to Task Force First Round on Aug. 24 on the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Reservation. (U.S. Army photo)

FORT RILEY – Soldiers stationed at Fort Riley are providing around-the-clock medevac support to civilian and military agencies fighting the massive wildfire in northeastern Washington state, according to a release from Fort Riley. Soldiers assigned to 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division are supporting Task Force First […]

Advocacy group’s CEO sees new issues with Kan. welfare law

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A child advocacy group’s leader says parts of a new Kansas welfare law appear to conflict with federal child care policies, potentially jeopardizing more than $40 million a year in federal funds. Kansas Action for Children CEO Shannon Cotsoradis raised additional issues Thursday about the welfare law approved by legislators this […]

Jury: Kan. man not the war hero he claimed to be

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TOPEKA -A federal jury on Thursday returned a guilty verdict in the case of a Junction City man who stole his father’s identity to apply for a loan to buy a $490,000 house, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Matthew Williams, 47, Junction City, was convicted on one count of bank fraud and one count […]

Prosecutors rest in Kansas murder trial of white supremacist

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BILL DRAPER, Associated Press OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of killing three people at two Kansas Jewish sites has been ordered to begin his defense this week, but it’s unclear how much evidence he will be allowed to submit. Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. is facing a possible death sentence if convicted of capital […]

University of Kansas, Hall reach agreement over documents

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas says it’s reached a settlement agreement over the release of documents to a student group looking for ties between an economic research center and Charles and David Koch. Art Hall, a lecturer and executive director of the Center for Applied Economics in the University of Kansas School […]

Kan. Officials Review Decision Upholding Regulations For Home Care Workers

Kari Bruffet, secretary of the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, says that having to pay home care workers more will reduce access to services.
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By DAVE RANNEY Kansas officials are reviewing a recent federal appeals court ruling that requires the state’s Medicaid program to pay in-home care workers minimum wage and overtime. Officials at the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services issued a statement shortly after the ruling was handed down Friday saying they were attempting to determine […]

Gunshot did not hit parked Kansas police car UPDATE

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LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Investigators have determined that the windshield on a Lenexa patrol cracked from a stress fracture and not from a bullet as earlier believed. The Kansas City Star reports a stress fracture in the glass caused the rear window to shatter on the parked police car Thursday. Authorities shut both a section […]

Body of minor found near Kan. school playground

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HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after the body of a minor was found near a south-central Kansas school playground. Sedgwick County sheriff’s Lt. Lin Dehning told The Wichita Eagle  the juvenile’s death appears to be a suicide. The body was discovered Thursday morning near an elementary school in Haysville. The sheriff says the […]

Kobach: Trump correct on immigration proposals

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is correct on his immigration proposals. Kobach was an adviser on immigration policy for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and says he had urged Romney to adopt the “self-deportation” concept in his campaign. Under federal law, it is […]

2 Kansas schools back to normal after lockdowns lifted

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MANHATTAN -Two schools in Kansas are open again after they were briefly placed on lockdown Thursday morning. In Riley County, Manhattan High School’s West campus initiated a lockout at 11:10 a.m., according to a media release from Principal Greg Hoyt. Administration and security addressed a student issue and a lockdown was initiated as a precautionary […]