Kansas is ranked 4th in country for cheapest average.
A male victim received a gunshot wound and was transported by medical personnel for treatment.
State lawmakers are considering how to erase a budget shortfall, and Thursday, a Kansas Senate committee took a look at business taxes. Lawmakers held a hearing on a bill that would partially roll-back a tax exemption for business income. Jim Eschrich is a business owner who says the tax changes overall have been good, but he […]
“Option 4” would require legislation to repeal the tax cuts enacted in 2012 and 2013 by Governor Brownback.
Hail, tornadoes and damaging winds are possible throughout the evening
McPherson College announced the gift from Steve Clark, Chairman of Clark Investment Group in Wichita to honor his mother and piano teacher Fern Lingenfelter.
The act would prevent the Internal Revenue Service from spending the user fees they charge without Congressional approval for the expenditures.
Average remains lower than this date in last 11 years.
The Topeka Center for Advance Learning Careers connects students with professionals
Bob Fidler was the former News Director at 580 WIBW Radio
A student from Olathe North High School fears the bill will subject transgendered people to harassment
The GOP governor says the economic battle between Kansas and Missouri has gone on long enough
Financial knowledge may not be enough to reduce economic strain among low-income parents with young children. The study suggests that financial inclusion, or owning accounts in mainstream financial institutions, is necessary as well.
The bill would allow for the use of hemp oil to treat seizures
An official with the Kansas Contractors Association fears more money will be drained from the highway fund
The Kansas Board of Regents is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard B. Myers as Interim President at Kansas State University.
Captain Yohan Lee was assigned to the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division.
The U.S. House of Representatives held a subcommittee hearing on the Kelsey Smith Act today.
The future of Kansas schools hangs in the balance while lawmakers remain at odds over funding disparities between districts
New K-State research indicates that this model performs better than existing High Safety Manual in predicting crashes in Kansas.
Relocating the ag exhibition could be a boost to the Kansas economy
Urbanization brings major changes to landscapes across the United States and around the world, affecting not only the way people live but also how animals survive.
Police confirm that a man in his 20s was killed
Watch the Topeka-born acoustic guitar guru give an exclusive live performance for the 580 WIBW listening audience!
Aspiring foodies benefit by new internship program at French Middle School
Attorneys for the teens accused of planning an attack at Hutchinson High School filed motions attempting to have documents in the case filed under seal and proceedings closed to the public
Wholesale Inflation Gauge Soars
An electronic version of the full report, with details on each airline, is available at airlinequalityrating.com.
The Republican Senator from Kansas says a hearing on Obama’s Supreme Court nominee would be “a circus”
The night air will be filled with “Dust in the Wind” during a free summer concert featuring Topeka’s most celebrated rock act.
Tax season is here and while no one likes doing their taxes, for many there is a light at the end of that dark tunnel: a tax refund.
Officials with Topeka Public Schools are asking the public about what they would like to see from the district. As part of an effort to identify and address disparities in education, the district seeking people willing to form Parent Affinity Groups. USD 501 director of equity, Dr. Nate Terrell, says the groups will see parents […]
Douglas Shima graduated from Washburn University Law School and has been with the courts since 1995
Kansas State University correspondent Jeff Wichman talks to an expert about brown recluse spiders
Due to rain, Washburn University has canceled today’s Easter egg hunt
Prosecutors says Nicholas Phillips fired multiple shots through an apartment door, killing Daquhan Jackson and Mary Thomas.
Emmy-nominated filmmaker Judy Chaikin in a two-part interview about her documentary “The Girls in the Band”
In a two-part interview, USD 501 Deputy superintendent Larry Robbins goes in-depth on how the district is using funds from a $143 bond issue
The bill lists a dozen reasons for state Supreme Court justices to be impeached
2,100 Kansans used Consumer Protection Week to shred more than 50 tons of documents
Ken Theis used a cell phone to record an 11-year-old girl in the bathroom
A House Democrat from Topeka opposes the bill, citing concerns that the clubs would lead to lawsuits
A Democratic Senator says privatizing the hospital might help improvement efforts
Tensions are rising at the Kansas Statehouse. On Monday, heated exchanges among Senate Republicans forced leaders to close a caucus meeting to the media. And on Tuesday, Speaker Ray Merrick (R-Stilwell) publicly relieved two committee chairs of their duties shortly after a dispute on the House floor. Merrick removed fellow Republican John Rubin as chairman […]
A poli-sci professor at K-State examines the political polarization in America
Convicted carjacker gets 18 month federal prison sentence
USD 501 students prep for severe weather
Bill would force districts with large reserves to use portions of the saved money
Advances in computer technology allows forecasters to better predict severe weather
Studies show that springing forward can throw our bodies out of whack
Two men are accused of robbing the First National Bank in Stilwell, Kan., while a woman waited with her 19-month-old child in the getaway car
The Kansas Policy Institute supports a measure that the KNEA considers anti-union
Local governments fear fast-tracking the property tax lid will hurt local economies
As both Republicans and Democrats battle over filling the vacant Supreme Court seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, many Americans see it as another example of gridlock, polarization and political partisanship. While it’s easy to say the system is broken, Kansas State University assistant professor of political science, Nathaniel Birkhead, says the wrangling can also be […]
Brownback has threatened to veto any attempts to change the tax experiment, but some lawmakers want to push forward with reforms
The 21-year-old man told an accomplice when the ATM attendant was scheduled to refill the machine with money
The proposal would see the law implemented this year instead of 2018 as originally planned
Democratic leaders bash Brownback’s attempts to sell the the state’s structured settlement from a tobacco lawsuit
Highland Park High School’s principal, Dr. Beyrl New, talks about the past, present and future of the Home of the Scots
Topeka Public School’s Dr. Mike Hester speaks on the benefits of technology in the classroom
House Speaker Ray Merrick praised Corbet’s decision to seek another term
Jane Sanders called in to the News Now at Noon show to promote tonight’s rally in Lawrence. Full audio included.
The district hopes to have a recommendation for Linda Wiley’s replacement at this week’s school board meeting
While you can still “drive 55,” the Kansas House shoots down raising speed limit to 80 miles per hour
A K-State vet urges people to spay and neuter your pets
An opponent says doctors still don’t know enough about head injuries to justify the bill’s passage
A K-State resource management specialist recommends tucking away a few bucks out of each paycheck
The former eleventh district judge admitted to embezzling nearly $25,000
Topeka High School Art Instructor Josh Davis discusses upcoming student show in NOTO, benefits of expression
Outdoors and camping enthusiasts, your ship has come in
Topeka City Manager Jim Colson speaks with News Now at Noon host Alex Dingman about a consulting firm’s recommendations to close four fire stations
Juror who wanted to be excused from Kyle Flack’s murder trial causes judge to blast prosecuting attorney
An out-of-state florist believes Kansas lawmakers should protect opposition to same-sex marriage
Questions surrounding a multi-million dollar utility plant deal could delay votes to approve the nomination
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Monday that a settlement reached last week will require a national wire transfer company to change its business practices to make it harder for defrauded consumers to wire money to scammers. Schmidt, along with the attorneys general of 48 other states and the District of Columbia, reached the agreement […]
Topeka’s Scott Dual Language Magnet is one of the few Pre-K – 5th Grade schools in the state to offer a comprehensive bilingual program. The goal of the program, which started in 2009 and has grown to include the school’s entire student population, is to help those enrolled become bilingual and biliterate by the time they […]
After more than 40 years of serving the central Topeka community, the Dillons at 1400 SW Huntoon now stands empty and boarded up
Lawmakers clash over decision to approve budgets without accounting for Thursday’s Gannon ruling
State support for the university has flattened, but major cuts have been avoidable so far
Both chambers of the Kansas legislature have left in several of Gov. Brownback’s budget proposals in their bills
Opponents of the measure are concerned payment delays would be paramount to a loan taken out of retirement funds
University officials will meet with lawmakers on Tuesday to answer questions about controversial bond issue
580 WIBW’s Alex Dingman talks to representatives from Up With People
A narcotics investigation led to the discovery of 20 pitbulls that were bred for online sale
A K-State professor looks at why fans win and lose with their favorite teams
More than 90 percent of Americans are insured. “And that’s the first time this has ever been true,” says health official.
TPAC executive director accepts same position at 712 Innovations
Two dozen students from across Kansas had the chance to showcase their photography skills at the Capitol Building in Topeka
Ronnie Metsker is a former state representative and current president of a faith-based advocacy group.
The people spoke, the Division of Vehicles listened. The state’s busiest licensing offices will open their doors on Saturday mornings
SWAP aims to involve multiple state agencies in wildlife conservation
USD 501’s new superintendent will start work on July 1
Interim aviation director has been in the airline industry for three decades
Two inmates were injured after Hutchinson Correctional Facility saw four separate altercations in 24 hours
The Topeka LULAC senior center has launched a fundraising campaign for its annual Sweetheart Dance
A man who shot at police during a drug bust faces up to 20 years in prison for drug and gun charges
Last night’s City Council meeting, which was called off due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for next week
Highland Park High School will host a speaking event featuring an internationally recognized poet
The justices say the Kansas Supreme Court was wrong to overturn the sentences of Jonathan and Reginald Carr, and Sidney Gleason.
The head of the Kansas Department for Children and Families says concerns over discrimination against same-sex foster parents are causing a distraction. The comments from Secretary Phyllis Gilmore came at a committee meeting at the Statehouse Tuesday. Gilmore said the allegations are being politicized and taking focus away from other issues. “If ever the distraction […]