The Kansas City Royals had the best regular season in the American League in 2015 after going 95-67. Game one of the ALDS will be on Thursday at 6:37 p.m. if the Houston Astros win the Wild Card game, if the Yankees win the game will be played at 7:07 p.m at Kauffman Stadium. Game […]
Kansas to outsource new, used vehicle dealer title services in January
State workers’ children will now be eligible for a federal program
Kansas cancelling thousands of incomplete voter registrations.
Possible budget cuts stall university raises.
Police: Woman Shot In Back Outside Wichita Party
Dump truck driver found dead.
The “Top Dog” in the American League
Unity Walk draws hundreds to North Topeka
Quakes reported in Kansas.
Authorities working to find identity of dead body.
Learning more about 26-year-old shooter.
State education commissioner pushes schools to focus on what’s important.
Among the dead were 14 players, coach Ben Wilson and his wife, boosters, administrators and three crew members.
A survey of Kansans that visited First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s State Fair booth in Hutchinson last month showed lots of frustration with what’s happening in Washington. Nearly 87 percent of those surveyed said that John Boehner should be replaced as House Speaker. Boehner is resigning at the end of October. The margin was almost […]
Lawrence man sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in multistate marijuana scheme
Silver Alert for woman missing for 5 days.
Federal lawsuit filed by two Kansas residents..
Employees compare higher insurance costs to pay cuts.
No foul play suspected.
Cowboys and cowgirls of the future remain focus of the Morris County Youth Rodeo Association. “While our organization sponsors several horse-related activities every year, encouraging youth to participate in rodeo and related horse events was the initial objective when the Morris County Youth Rodeo Associating was formed nearly four decades ago. Our annual fall ranch […]
“The mission of the Ultimate Horsemen’s Challenge Association is to provide a forum to unite all breeds, disciplines, and skill levels in a competitive obstacle course setting that emphasizes and rewards good horsemanship while encouraging sportsmanship, camaraderie, and above all, fun and enjoyment with horses.” That’s the printed purpose, but also exactly the instantly-adrenaline-inflated-response of […]
Tense moments at public Meeting in Topeka.
“It’s been 100 years old since the barn was built, and now it’s as good as new, so we’re planning a big birthday bash in recognition and party.” Lynn Smith, director of the historical Pioneer Bluffs classic early 1900s family farmstead, a National Register Historic District farmstead at Matfield Green in Chase County, didn’t say […]
“All trails lead to Abilene and end at the 37th annual Chisholm Trail Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 3.” That’s Jeff Sheet’s official announcement and cordial welcome to the Dickinson County Heritage Center, 412 South Campbell in Abilene, for festivities beginning at 10 o’clock, and continuing through 4 o’clock and will continue till 4 pm. “The […]
The new outdoor facility is treated the same as an indoor facility for FAA purposes
Cooler, fall conditions are here with slight chances of rain off and on. Today: A 20 percent chance of showers after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Light and variable wind becoming northeast 10 to 15 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a […]
Aaron Rodgers threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns, including three to Randall Cobb, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 38-28 on Monday night. Rodgers led the Packers (3-0) on two successful first-quarter drives that ended with scoring passes to Cobb and rookie Ty Montgomery. He found James Jones for a […]
Area team in trouble.
Topeka Police attempt social media experiment.
Because water is essential to life, Monday’s findings could have major implications.
One of the area’s gay rights leaders is questioning city and state policies that leave LGBT workers vulnerable.
Inmate is in Wichita recovering from head injuries
Hours away from historic supermoon.
Aaron Walters may have prevented others from dying shortly before he perished in the crash.
A portion of the funds for the project will be supplied by a new MLB-MLBPA
The new plan makes the cost of attending WSU significantly less than non-resident charges.
A Kansas judge rules the sheriff’s office violated a former councilman’s constitutional rights.
A fiery crash kills 4 and injures 12.
Pope makes history.
Dr. Mirta Martin was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States.
580 WIBW takes you inside the The 190th Air Refueling Wing.
The accident also sent the other vehicle’s driver to the hospital
The former recreation director for the City of Osawatomie pleaded guilty Wednesday to embezzling more than $125,000 from the city, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom stated in a press release. 53-year old Ron Maring of Osawatomie pleaded guilty to one count of tax fraud and false statement, and one count of money laundering. In his plea, he admitted […]
Lorenzo Cain singled home pinch-runner Paulo Orlando in the 10th inning, and the Kansas City Royals rallied past the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Wednesday night to close in on their first division title in 30 years. The victory reduced the Royals’ magic number to two for clinching the AL Central crown. They can lock it up […]
A Kansas health care worker has been convicted of second-degree murder in the asphyxiation death of a disabled client. The Douglas County jury on Wednesday found 49-year-old Ronald Eugene Heskett guilty in the September 2014 death of 65-year-old Vance Moulton, who suffered from cerebral palsy. The jury, which deliberated about four hours, could have found […]
Funding continues through March 2016. The Legislature reconvenes in January.
A lawsuit claiming that that the Kansas City Chiefs fired an older maintenance manager because of his age has received fresh life. On Tuesday, the Missouri Supreme Court vacated a Jackson County jury’s decision that the club didn’t discriminate in Steve Cox’s firing. The judges found that it was wrong to preclude 20 other former […]
A dead body in a vehicle on the base at Fort Riley on Tuesday night has spurred an investigation. The identity of the person has not been released. Shortly after 6 pm after authorities responded to reports of a vehicle on the side on Caisson Hill road Authorities say can expect Caisson Hill road to […]
“I have a new horse. I just freaked out when I heard I’d won her.” Ten-year-old Mandy Wainwright was still in a certain sense of shock and obviously very excited about the Quarter Horse filly she received from the Moon Willow Ranch at San Antonio, Texas. Already an all-around horse girl, preferably we say cowgirl, […]
Old-fashioned wheat threshing with a steam engine assisted by horsepower will once again be the featured attraction Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27, at the 37th Fall Festival and Swap Meet at the Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association grounds, one mile east of Meriden, Kansas, on Highway K-4. Jess Noll, president of the Meriden Antique […]
In celebration of 128 years, the “The Little Town on the Prairie” has scheduled the annual community appreciation, traditionally recognized as Old Settlers Day, this Saturday, Sept. 26, at Alta Vista. According to Pam McDiffett, city official, the Alta Vista Chamber of Commerce has a full slate of activities for all ages scheduled all day […]
Kansas and a few other states have seen small increases in the rate of adult obesity. New government data shows that in most states, the rate of adult obesity is not moving. But there were small increases in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah. Some experts said they are glad, overall, that obesity rates […]
Kaiser Carlile died a day after he was hit in the head by a player’s swing.
Lawrence Police are investigating the possibility that an acquaintance of a shooting suspect loaned him the gun that was used to shoot a 16-year-old boy. “It sounds like the discussion of where the gun had been obtained started on Friday, but we are continuing to follow up on that piece of the investigation today,” says Lawrence Police […]
The Kansas Court of Appeals is moving its proceedings to Kansas college and university campuses to commemorate the Sept. 17, 1987, signing of the U.S. Constitution. Three-judge panels will hear cases Tuesday at Wichita State University, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. After arguments, the audience will have a chance to ask general […]
Several homes were damaged but nobody was killed as a pair of EF-1 tornadoes touched down in eastern Kansas and western Missouri. The first twister touched down around 6:30 p.m. Friday in Miami County, Kansas, wiping out a few homes in the sparsely populated area west of Hillsdale Lake. The National Weather Service says the […]
A sunflower farm in northeast Kansas has drawn attention from across the world. More than 25,000 people made their way to the Grinter Farms sunflower fields between Lawrence and Tonganoxie this year, including some from Japan and Guatemala and a BBC camera crew. They came to see what acres and acres of sunflowers _ an […]
The rate of Kansas residents who are uninsured has dropped to 10.2 percent amid a national movement to increase health coverage. The U.S. Census Bureau determined that about 12.3 percent of people in Kansas didn’t have health insurance in 2013. The new information indicates that about 57,000 fewer people were uninsured in 2014 compared to […]
The following students were awarded scholarships:
Republican Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson spent about three hours with supporters in Topeka on Thursday. The retired pediatric neurosurgeon flew in on a private jet from Simi Valley, California where he took part in a nationally televised debate on Wednesday night. “He didn’t give any earth-shattering speeches but he talked about some important things,” […]
A student at Washburn Rural High School in Topeka was recently diagnosed with MRSA – an infectious bacteria that is resistant to many kinds of antibiotics. Principal Ed Raines emailed about 1,200 parents and stated that the custodial staff was using methods proven to kill bacteria. Raines said the weight room and the locker rooms […]
University of Kansas Police are searching for a person who tried to snatch a woman’s bag in Lot 300 near the Lied Center. Authorities tell 580 WIBW that the incident occurred on Thursday shortly after 9:00 pm. The woman reported no injuries during the attack. The suspect is described as standing 5 feet 8 to 5 feet 9 […]
A man has been sentenced to life in prison plus 50 years for the shooting death of a Topeka woman just hours after her wedding. 31-year-old Awnterio Dwan Lowery was sentenced Thursday for the death of 42-year-old Tiffany Davenport-Ray. Prosecutors say in May 2014 Lowery and two other men shot at Davenport-Ray and her husband, […]
Dr. Ben Carson, fresh from last night’s Republican Presidential Debate on CNN is here in Topeka later today for a meet and greet. Carson is set to appear at Great Overland Station about six o’clock this evening for a speech followed by some time for questions. He is currently second in various polls, trailing front-runner […]
Volunteers restoring a historic B-29 Superfortress prepare to fire up engines on the bomber
Rain becomes more likely overnight and especially Friday afternoon. Keep a close eye on the weather to see if it stays dry for high school football. Today: Isolated thunderstorms possible this morning. Windy and warmer today. High 92. South winds 15-35 miles per hour. Tonight: A slight chance of a thunderstorm this evening. Breezy. Best […]
Recaro Child Safety is recalling more than 173,000 car seats in the U.S. because the top tether can detach from the seat in a crash. The recall affects ProRide and Performance Ride seats made before June 9, 2015. Recaro says the seat shells can crack or come loose from the main shell during a crash, […]
The McLouth Threshing Bee is one of the longest running old time threshing bees in the nation, now celebrating 58 years. “Come visit our annual threshing bee and all of the related activities Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19-20, at the show grounds in the Jefferson County community of McLouth,” welcomed Tim Hays, director of the Heart […]
Over $97 million was awarded to American Indian tribes to enhance law enforcement practices.
Federal charges have been filed against a Riley County man in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy who lived on the base. Juwan D. Jackson, 18, who was also living on the Fort Riley base, is charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter. A criminal complaint alleges that on Sept. 11, 2015, […]
“Leonardville explodes when the Outlaws come to town.” That’s an exaggeration, with a certain truth to it as well, for the northwestern rural Riley County community with a population of about 300, nearly all tuned to production agriculture in some way. “Well, we’re hoping to draw about 3,000 people to the Thunder in the Ville, […]
Kansas Education Commissioner Dr. Randy Watson and Deputy Commissioner Brad Neuenswander held the first of ten presentations across Kansas on Wednesday in Topeka of their findings on what Kansans say a 24 year old in the Sunflower State needs to be successful. Kansans cited non academic skills as being more important than those that have […]
Kansas’s highest court will soon hear oral arguments over the legality of Wichita’s marijuana ordinance.
Mercy Hospital in Independence announced it was closing partly due to declining reimbursement rates from Medicare.
Sharp’s murder conviction was overturned earlier this year
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $500 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support health centers nationwide in providing primary care services to those who need them most. The awards include approximately $350 million for 1,184 health centers to increase access to services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy, and […]
Lawrence schools adding laptops after concerns about unequal access to digital textbooks
The Wichita Eagle contends that Sedgwick County violated open meetings laws
The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
More than half of the working day in the saddle checking and doctoring cattle makes top cow horses and their cowboy riders alike. “I’m on horseback tending cattle everyday about five or six hours,” said cowboy Justin Keith at Allen, Kansas. “I usually have three head of horses caught up and use them in rotation. […]
Cattlemen have experienced the best times in history, and even with dips here and there, today’s markets approach all-time levels, despite warnings “numbers are increasing.” Realists know what comes up will always come down, and the higher it’s flying the farther it falls. Likewise, history always repeats itself, in one form or another. Before, land […]
The emergency email notification system that Shawnee Heights Unified School District 450 uses to get critical information to parents failed last week after a lockdown at Berryton Elementary. Shortly after the incident, Superintendent Dr. Marty Stessman said more than twenty years ago things like emergency notification systems and lockdowns were unheard of. Dr. Stessman says […]
Hanks served as the National Spokesman for the National World War II fundraising campaign.
Auction begins at 10 a.m. Saturday
9th district Judge Richard B. Walker retired in August
The Wichita School District says it plans to use bus drivers as part-time custodians as part of a pilot program to keep schools clean and costs down. Wichita school board members will consider a contract Monday with First Student to provide workers to clean cafeterias at 16 elementary schools this semester. First Student is the […]
Names have not been released
Authorities say there has been a sharp decline in the manufacture of methamphetamine in several Midwestern states that have had the most trouble with the drug, but it remains as popular as ever due to an influx of cheap Mexican imports. Laws restricting the sale of an ingredient found in many cold medicines and key […]
Paxton Lynch had 354 yards and two scores and Memphis had five more touchdowns on the ground in rolling to a 55-23 win over Kansas on Saturday. The Tigers (2-0) had 281 yards rushing while scoring on their first five possessions of the second half. They finished with 651 yards total and put up the […]
The most dangerous sport participated in by man is getting even more treacherous. Unlike days of yesteryear, when rodeo bulls from the Southwest rangelands threw cowboys off largely due to sheer size, strength and male prowess, today’s bulls are bred with the sole purpose of bucking off cowboys. However, the cowboys of today are a […]
Sentencing is November 25
The manhunt for the suspect accused of murdering a man at an Atchison convenience store has come to an end. Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson tells 580 WIBW that 19-year-old Terell Dixon was arrested in Henry County, Missouri following a short foot chase. He remains in Clinton, Missouri held on charges of 2nd degree […]
A man is jailed in a series of thefts that led to a nearly four-hour lockdown at Kansas State University. Riley County police arrested the 20-year-old Manhattan man Wednesday night. He is being held on a $150,000 bond while officials continue to investigate. The university lockdown began after police received several reports early Friday of […]
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Lower fuel prices allow for more Turnpike travel
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Eisenhower Memorial Commission, today announced that Senator Bob Dole willserve as Finance Chairman of the Campaign for the Eisenhower Memorial. In this role hewill oversee the private fundraising effort to support the National Eisenhower Memorial.In making the announcement, Senator Roberts commented: “Bob Dole has been tireless in his […]
The first of ten presentations across the state by the new Kansas Education Commissioner will take place next Wednesday in Topeka. Earlier this year, Kansas Commissioner of Education Dr. Randy Watson and Deputy Commissioner Brad Neuenswander held community conversations across the state to find out from the citizens of Kansas what they want from their […]
“When it’s in the blood, that’s all one ever wants to do.” From when he barely turned four-years-old, Cody Hunsperger has gotten life’s thrill from riding renegade livestock. “My dad’s a roper, so I’ve been going to rodeos since before I was born, actually. I started out in the mutton busting, riding those runaway sheep, […]
Woman arrested in death of 38-year-old woman whose body was found in Reno County creek