Girod is the university’s 18th chancellor.
It remains to be seen what the Kansas Senate will do with school funding next week and if the final number ends up bigger or smaller than that passed by the House.
Marilyn Stanley was picked for the position after spending six months as interim executive director
The annual concert commemorates D-Day and honors all veterans.
A spokesperson for the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department says the person committed suicide
12-ounce clear plastic packages of Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts have been pulled from Dillons stores across Kansas
We’re back to more seasonable temperatures as we head toward the Memorial Day weekend.
Charles “CL” Adams went missing from his north-central Kansas home on May 16
Fourteen amendments were offered on the floor Wednesday. Six of those were approved.
No one can say for sure how much money the court would like to see in a school funding bill, as they have left that decision up to the Legislature as appropriators to this point.
The legislature must submit its plan to the Kansas Supreme Court before a June 30th deadline.
No arrests were made after the nearly three hour standoff in East Topeka’s Pine Ridge subdivision
Cora Brown is thought to be with 38-year-old Steven Harris, who is wanted for fatally shooting a man and injuring another
The law makes it a crime to “knowingly and unreasonably” cause or permit children to be situations in which the child is endangered, but doesn’t mention firearms.
At least one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries
The owner of J&J’s Gallery and Event Space has launched a campaign to help Leonna Pahmahmie and her family, who lost everything in a weekend house fire
The “Topeka Gives” day of giving will provide 168 non-profit organizations an opportunity to receive donations from the community that will be matched by the Foundation.
Rep. Kevin Yoder, from Overland Park, weighs in on the massive budget cuts included in the president’s 10-year budget plan
A few clouds will move in as an area of low pressure drops into Missouri today.
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow cities to create areas similar to Kansas City’s Power & Light District
This tax plan would fund what the House has proposed for schools, as well.
KCEG and other stakeholders released their own Rise Up Kansas fiscal plan last summer. It remains to be seen how close to that the final legislation might be.
The ACLU is suing to force Kris Kobach to release documents he marked confidential after a judge ordered their release
Memorial Day campers might want to secure a dry spot early this year, as many campsites are flooded
The annual Run for the Wall brought more than 300 motorcyclists through Topeka on their way to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.
The Commission encouraged the parties to continue to work together to revise the transaction to address the Commission’s concerns.
The small Reno County community has settled a suit filed by the EPA over unsafe drinking water
The Kansas Board of Regents will hold interviews for the position Tuesday and Wednesday
Showers drifting across northeast Kansas this morning will diminish as they move to the east.
The statewide test will take place at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday
Records show that Heather Jones posted references to the show “The Walking Dead” when talking about her stepson Adrian Jones
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was called in to assist Monday morning after the man’s vehicle was found
Monday was day 98 of the Legislative session. The Legislative Coordinating Council originally budgeted for 100 days.
Chris Schultz is the co-owner of downtown restaurants Field of Greens and The Break Room
The budget issue is separate from any K-12 funding in this proposal.
Monday is day 98 of the legislative session.
The fatal shooting occurred around 6 p.m. in a residential area on the NE side of Manhattan
The institute, which will run on the Washburn campus this July, will give students opportunities to participate in a number of STEM programs, including computer science, physics, robotics, engineering, and mathematics while also giving campers the opportunity to live in one of Washburn’s residence halls.
Two motorcycle riders were hospitalized Monday morning following a crash on Interstate 70 just east of Topeka. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Jory Custar says six motorcycles were involved in the crash that happened just after 9 a.m. on eastbound I-70 near the US 40/K-4 exit ramp. Custar says the motorcycles were driving in a single-file […]
Police say there’s no evidence linking the homicides, but the victims were all older white men
Time is running out for legislators who hope to have the 2017 wrapped up before the 100 day mark
The Topeka Shawnee County Public Library’s open-air market is open every Monday morning
A couple of disturbances will track across Kansas today bringing us occasional showers and a few storms.
Topeka Police say they’re searching for the same suspect in connection with both armed robberies
42-year-old Jesse Jerome Jackson, AKA “Forbes” was last seen leaving the area of 21st and SE Rice Road heading north in the victim’s 2015 black Kia Forte, with Kansas tag: 617EIF.
Topeka police say anyone who sees Tam Brooks and Ryan Bettcher should call 911 immediately
The Kansas Expocentre recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a ribbon cutting by the Topeka Area Chamber of Commerce.
The state Department of Labor sought a delay over concerns that some operators couldn’t comply by July
The previous two trials for Galen Satoe ended in mistrials
Current NHRA points leader Leah Pritchett will compete this weekend at Heartland Park in Topeka
The Legislative Coordinating Council originally budgeted 100 days for the session.
Memorial Day weekend marks the second anniversary of the Street Eats and Beats Festival in downtown Salina.
Such a charge will affect costs for everyone.
Leonard Bell was serving a life sentence in Colorado when he was linked to the 1977 death of a 19-year-old woman
Topeka area law enforcement officers will spend Friday on the roof of Dunkin Donuts to raise money for Special Olympics
Beginning at the grocery store, consumers should be especially careful as they come into contact with grocery carts and poultry products.
An already soggy area will see yet more rain.
Police were told by people who drove the victim to the hospital lied about where the shooting occurred
The law that provided block grant funding to schools will be allowed to expire on June 30th.
After 10 years without an increase in reimbursement rates for home and community based services, many are concerned the system could collapse
The plan would see the money phased in over three years
An Enhanced Risk of severe weather has been issued across portions of northeast Kansas.
Federal prosecutors in Kansas will be investigated for lack of transparency and misleading statements
Tax policy is pretty partisan, with 40 percent of Kansans favoring pure spending cuts to balance the state budget, while 25 percent want to see just tax increases. The balance want to see a mix of the two.
59-year-old Michael Soles killed three people and wounded eight others in 1976 in a sniper attack in downtown Wichita
At least 9 cars in the Shorey Estates subdivision were reportedly broken into early Wednesday morning
The Senate bill will be worked through the rest of the week, with the goal of getting it to the floor as soon as this weekend.
For continuous weather updates, tune your radio to AM 580, 104.9 FM or online at WIBWNewsNow.com
Lawrence officials say emergency responders helped rescue a team of stranded rowers on the Kansas River after their boat capsized. At least eight people were stranded Wednesday morning on the river near the University of Kansas boathouse. No injuries were reported. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Capt. Pat Talkington says the water was choppy and winds […]
The incident happened at the Bank of America at 7th & Topeka Boulevard
Following a month-long investigation, 21-year-old Nicholas Blaha is suspected of fleeing the scene of the crash. He has not been arrested or charged.
Nationally-known blues singer, Kelley Hunt will be the headline performer at the event.
Rontarus Washington Jr. was set to stand trial Tuesday for first degree murder before his lawyer requested the psychiatric evaluation
A Wind Advisory is in effect for today across much of Kansas.
The former state agriculture secretary is the 2nd Democrat to enter the race, which set up the 1st Democratic primary for governor in nearly 20 years
Volunteers will prepare Topeka Cemetery for Memorial Day
The bill has been returned to the committee in hope that it could return later in the week.
Chelsea Manning will be on unpaid active duty in “excess leave” status upon her release
An employee was struck by the suspect, suffering minor injuries
A former custodian at the University of Kansas is accused of harming the rabbit, which belonged to a campus child care center
The pursuit near the northwestern Kansas town of Hoxie reached speeds of 100 MPH
Showers and storms will happen between now and tomorrow morning, but the timing is still uncertain.
Police found meth, marijuana, prescription pills and a gun during the early morning traffic stop in a high school parking lot
This year, Push Day attendees will be reminding legislators to #RememberIDD as they consider increases to Medicaid reimbursement rates for home and community-based services.
Senate negotiators will consider the House’s offer on the full repeal on Tuesday, there is no word yet as to when the K-12 budget bill will make the House floor.
The House K-12 Budget committee passed out its version of the school funding bill Monday afternoon. The bill would add about $279 million in funding over the next two years. “Ultimately, it has to pass the Supreme Court test for adequacy,” said David Smith, the Chief of Staff for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, one […]
Authorities are searching for the suspect who ran after crashing the vehicle near the 2700 block of South Kansas Avenue
A House school finance committee introduced a plan to phase in $783M for schools over 5 years
The body was found early Sunday morning by two people delivering newspapers
The Noontime Brown Bag Free Concert Series returns to downtown Topeka this week.
State lawmakers have a little more than a week to close a budget deficit and fund public schools
Dion Dunn was named the suspect in a recent carjacking and robbery that occurred near downtown Topeka
The warm and breezy weather we enjoyed over the weekend continues for one more day.
The victim was taken to a local hospital by private vehicle before police arrived at the scene
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Kobach believes the central mission of the commission is to get the facts and put them out there and step away from the political rhetoric.
Mario Antoine promised to pay women thousands of dollars for performing in what he claimed would be pornographic films
There’s also the likelihood that people could be doing what they perceive as being the will of the executive without a mandate from him.
No injuries were reported in the crash that involved a bus carrying nearly 40 children
The man had pulled over to work on his brakes when he became trapped