TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday recommended that nearly everyone inside K-12 schools or riding school buses in Kansas be required to wear a mask, and Kansas State University will require masks in its buildings, whether people are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not.
CONCORDIA, Kan. (AP) — A third person was arrested Friday in an investigation into the theft of public money at the Cloud County Jail, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said.
Nicholas Clanin, 33, of Concordia, was arrested in Belleville and booked into the Republic County Jail facing possible charges of theft, misuse of public funds, official misconduct, and destroying a written instrument.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A man who beat an Overland Park woman and then left her to die does not have to register as a sex offender, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Korrey Raine White Rinke was sentenced i n December 2019 to life in prison with a chance of parole in 25 years for the death of Julianna Pappas, 46, in 2016.
MISSION, Kansas (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September has been the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A group of mostly Black pastors has joined other civil rights organizations in Kansas City who are seeking a federal investigation into officer misconduct in the city's police department.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A COVID-19 surge in Kansas fueled by the faster-spreading delta variant is filling up hospital beds in some areas.
Four times as many patients with confirmed COVID-19 infections were hospitalized this week as were hospitalized in early June, according to a survey from the Kansas Hospital Association.
FC Dallas (3-7-5) vs. Sporting Kansas City (9-3-3)
Kansas City, Kansas; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sporting Kansas City -190, FC Dallas +489, Draw +326; over/under is 2.5 goals
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday announced that she's imposing a mask mandate for Kansas state government workers and visitors to state buildings in the wake of a “self-inflicted” surge in new COVID-19 cases fueled by the faster-spreading delta variant.
New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation Wednesday as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to restore mandates and others pushed back against the guidelines at a time when Americans are exhausted and confused over constantly shifting pandemic measures.
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — A Leawood physician has surrendered his medical license after admitting that he told a drug company he would not sell one of their products unless he was hired for more speaking engagements.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials in two major Kansas health care systems on Tuesday urged people to resume wearing masks indoors even if they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 because of the faster spreading delta variant.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who is accused of trying to kill his girlfriend and then shooting their 2-year-old child when she escaped was charged Tuesday with more than a dozen crimes.
Kamden Campos, 21, was arrested July 19 after authorities say he convinced his girlfriend to take their two daughters to Cheney Reservoir and then tried to kill her and shot at the car when she tried to escape.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes has become part of MLS club Sporting Kansas City's ownership group.
The Chiefs quarterback and 2018 NFL MVP had his stake in the soccer team announced Tuesday.
WINONA, Kan. (AP) — An Arizona couple has died after their Jeep collided with a cow that had wandered onto U.S. Highway 40 in western Kansas, authorities there said.
The attorney general in Missouri has sued in an effort to halt a mask mandate that took effect Monday in the St. Louis area amid a rise in COVID-19 cases that are burdening a growing number of hospitals around the state.
SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City summer camp has been shut down after eight COVID-19 cases were reported, and hospitals were raising alarms about a rise in infected patients.
The Kansas City Star reports that the camp, which was put on by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, was held at Clear Creek Elementary School in Shawnee.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas school teacher has been jailed and charged with child sex crimes, The Wichita Eagle reported Monday.
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — A wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 in northwestern Kansas caused a head-on collision that killed him and the driver of the pickup truck he hit, the Kansas Highway Patrol said.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Maintenance work affected 911 emergency call service in two Kansas counties over the weekend.
Sedgwick County officials said Sunday that callers to 911 in the Wichita area heard a recording instead of reaching a live dispatcher overnight Saturday, but it wasn't immediately clear how many calls were affected.
GODDARD, Kan. (AP) — A splash park where several people became ill with bacterial infections has been allowed to reopen after it made necessary changes and passed inspection, Sedgwick County officials said.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation.
Self, who is fully vaccinated, said in a statement on the university's Twitter account Friday that he was “feeling pretty good right now.” He will remain in isolation at his home in Lawrence.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri couple facing multiple charges of abuse against girls at a Christian reform school have been released from jail and placed on home confinement after they reported health issues.
The leader of an American Indian tribe is concerned that a former Kansas boarding school will be left out of a federal initiative seeking to determine whether thousands of Native American children were buried at schools across the country in the 1800s and early 1900s.
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis city and county officials say they will require masks in some public places starting Monday, citing a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases spurred by the delta variant.
Masks will be mandatory in indoor public places and on public transportation for everyone age 5 or older, even for those who are vaccinated, officials said in a news release on Friday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will not stop paying extended federal unemployment benefits that started during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Laura Kelly said.
Business groups, companies and Republican leaders have been pressuring Kelly to end the benefits, which include extra $300 weekly unemployment payments.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court upheld on Friday most of the convictions against a Wichita woman for torturing and killing a man in a crime that the trial judge called “horrific beyond imagination.”
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot.
Sporting Kansas City (8-3-3) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (9-1-5)
Seattle; Sunday, 9 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Seattle +129, Sporting Kansas City +201, Draw +247; over/under is 2.5 goals
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday pinned Kansas' hopes of keeping the COVID-19 delta variant in check on more people getting inoculated because it is spreading rapidly among the unvaccinated.
ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline exploded Thursday in a rural western Kansas cattle pasture, igniting a large plume of fire seen by motorists on nearby Interstate 70 in Ellsworth County, authorities said.
BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A judge is considering whether Kansas' Republican secretary of state ran afoul of the state's open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional ballots were not counted — a decision civil rights advocates say will have far-reaching implications for government transparency.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas county health department on Wednesday announced it found a rabid bat.
A Shawnee County Health Department official said a dog pulled the bat out of a tree July 12.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A major Kansas health system is declining to admit patients from other hospitals because it has too few open beds with the faster-spreading delta variant wiping out recent months of progress for the state in containing COVID-19.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas state Rep. Ron Howard, a conservative Wichita Republican who cast a crucial vote this spring to enact state income tax cuts, has died, the House speaker's office said. He was 67.
Students in Wichita, Kansas, public schools can ditch the masks when classes begin. Detroit public schools will probably require them unless everyone in a room is vaccinated. In Pittsburgh, masks will likely be required regardless of vaccination status.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge on Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old man to 18 years in prison for the death of a woman struck by a stray bullet at a Kansas City arts event.
Kansas City, Missouri resident Deon'te Copkney was sentenced to 18 years for second-degree murder and three years for armed criminal action for his role in Erin Langhofer’s 2019 death, The Kansas City Star reported.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Families and advocates for the elderly in Kansas argue that with most nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19, some facilities' visiting rules need to be relaxed, though the delta variant's spread is making operators nervous.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The health department in Kansas’ most populous county urged its public schools Monday to require students and staff who aren't vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear masks indoors when classes resume for the fall.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A retired assistant U.S. attorney who once led the prosecution of the accused mastermind of the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole is running for Kansas attorney general next year.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Robert E. “Robby” Steinhardt, a violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas, has died due to complications from pancreatitis. He was 71.
His wife, Cindy Steinhardt, said he died Saturday at a hospital in Tampa, Florida.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs fans will have to get tickets in advance to visit the Super Bowl runner-up's training camp this year, and they won't be able to get autographs from players because of COVID-19.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-girl drowned in a private swimming pool in south-central Kansas over the weekend, officials there said.
The drowning happened Friday night at a home in Harvey County, authorities said, when first responders were called to the home around 9:30 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes (3-7-3) vs. Sporting Kansas City (8-3-2)
Kansas City, Kansas; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Sporting Kansas City -230, San Jose +551, Draw +369; over/under is 2.5 goals
NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — An elderly Kansas couple died after their vehicle collided with a semi on Interstate-135 about two miles south of Newton.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said Raymond Bina, 71 and his wife, Denice Bina, 65 both died in the Saturday afternoon crash.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A girl from Missouri was hospitalized after a large bolt and nut crashed through the windshield of the vehicle she was riding in.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said the incident happened in west Lawrence around 5 p.m.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting a passenger on a bus in northeast Kansas City last year.
The Jackson County Prosecutor's office said Sunday that 52-year-old Larry Harris Jr.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities in south-central Kansas seized 89 marijuana plans and several bags of the drug during the recent search of a property northeast of El Dorado.
The Butler County Sheriff's office said the 56 pounds of marijuana worth roughly $180,000 was seized during the search on Thursday as part of an investigation of a marijuana growing operation on the property.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) —
A 3-year-old Nevada boy has drowned in an above-ground pool located in the backyard of a rural Kansas home, authorities said.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff Department identified the child as Chasson Carver of Las Vegas.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State University will require that first-year students to live on campus starting in the fall of 2022.
The university said in a news release Friday that the requirement aims to enhance student success.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas racial justice panel appointed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has recommended expanding Medicaid, adding another income tax bracket for top-income earners, restoring a food sales tax rebate and banning Native American mascots and team names in public schools.