The Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee heard testimony on the proposed changes to the HOPE Act, which has been championed by Republicans as another way to eliminate fraud in Kansas’ welfare system.
The Kansas Dept. of Transportation’s People Saving People awards recognize advocates of transportation-related safety
Top Republicans in the Kansas House plan to test support this week for changing how state Supreme Court justices are selected
Payday lender Speedy Cash is blaming the coming slow tax refund season and regulatory challenges for layoffs at its corporate office and U.S. call center, both located in Wichita
The Big 12 stepped outside of conference play on Saturday and took on the SEC in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. The Big 12 ended up the victorious conference winning seven of the 10 games. Conference play gets back in action quick as Texas takes on Baylor tonight in Waco. Scores from the Big 12/SEC […]
Hear from Bill Self Kansas jumps back into Big 12 play when it hosts Kansas State on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The Jayhawks will then travel to TCU on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. on ESPN and return home to host West Virginia on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 […]
The World Champion Kansas City Royals are excited to announce the campaign for the 2016 season as “Forever Royal.” Continuing the tagline from the successful 2015 season, this year’s campaign will have an updated approach. “Last season, the team and the fans showed us what it means to be Forever Royal,” said Michael Bucek, Royals […]
The Executive Director of the Kansas Public Employee Retirement System testified before the House Appropriations Committee and gave them an overview of the system.
Jurors are being selected for the trial of a man accused in the 2013 killings of four people at a Kansas farm, including an 18-month-old girl
The 26-year-old suspect is being charged with multiple traffic violations and aggravated robbery.
A nearly 400-year-old collection of William Shakespeare’s plays is making a stop in Manhattan
TPAC executive director accepts same position at 712 Innovations
Strong performances in the Big 12/SEC Challenge helped propel Buddy Hield (Oklahoma) and Kerwin Roach (Texas) to the latest Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week awards. Hield is honored for the fourth time in 2015-16, while Roach earns his first accolade. The four player awards for Hield ties for […]
The presidential race intensifies as candidates compete for attention in Iowa.
There is a sharp cut-off line that occurs to our west from Manhattan to the Concordia area where snowfall amounts will increase
Today is the day for the Iowa Caucuses. Finally, there will be some actual people expressing their official opinion on their preference for President. Notice I didn’t say voting. In Iowa, it’s not quite that simple.
Students at a Lawrence high school want to ban the Confederate flag throughout the school district
The Wichita City Council is set to decide the fate of a new $33 million central library project
A Kansas lawmaker wants to require two hours of suicide prevention training for teachers as a way to reduce the number of teen suicides
A Kansas man who spent 15 years behind bars for a killing his brother eventually admitted to committing says his case is a good example of why the state should repeal its death penalty
An autopsy is being done and the body has not yet been identified.
Those who miss tonight’s deadline will face hundreds of dollars in penalties.
Bill Self Wayne Selden John Calipari Wayne Selden Jr. delivered a career-high 33 point, carrying Kansas at times with individual scoring runs of eight and 10 points, as the Jayhawks edged Kentucky in an overtime battle of the top two collegiate programs in history, 90-84, at Allen Fieldhouse Saturday night. Selden scored KU’s last […]
It’s time for some tournament basketball!
The Washburn Ichabods came up on the short end of the stick in the longest game in school history since 1986 in a 104-98 triple overtime loss at Southwest Baptist. Washburn will return to action on Wednesday when they will host Pittsburg State. In a game which had 19 lead changes and 17 ties, Southwest […]
D.J. Johnson scored eight of his 14 points during a 19-2 run in the second half, and Kansas State held off Ole Miss 69-64 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday. Wesley Iwundu finished with 11 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Wildcats (13-8, 2-6). Justin Edwards and Stephen Hurt added 10 points […]
Seaman got within 2 in the 4th, but the Lions finished on 11-2 run to win 47-36.
Check out all of the High School Hoops scores from around Kansas
Seaman couldn’t upset a team for second night in a row.
A 31-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to about 22 years in prison for stabbing a 27-year-old woman
Gov. Sam Brownback has filled a vacancy in a district court judgeship in southwest Kansas by promoting a local magistrate judge
A longtime central Topeka grocery store will close next month
District superintendent would not confirm whether the individual who made the threat was a student
An incident at a substation has left 3,500 Topeka residents without power
Authorities say a motorist has slammed into and killed two people as they stood on the shoulder of a southwest Kansas highway
The money will pay for bottled water, filters, medical assistance and staff and the city’s unpaid water bills
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 new K-TAG Retail Center in Lawrence aims to improve service for northeast Kansas customers
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the team has signed tight end Travis Kelce to a contract extension. Terms of the contract will not be released by the club. “Today we reached an agreement with Travis and his representatives on a contract extension,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “He’s a talented […]
Opposition groups who want the current Syrian government removed will not participate in the talks
President Barack Obama nominates a Lawrence attorney to serve on the federal bench in Kansas
The people spoke, the Division of Vehicles listened. The state’s busiest licensing offices will open their doors on Saturday mornings
Kansas lawmakers are scheduled to begin discussion of the controversial subject of school district consolidation next week
A 27-year-old woman has been arrested after police say she stole items from a west Wichita Wal-Mart and led officers on a chase
Shawnee County authorities are looking for tips about two burglaries at an east Topeka liquor store
Fort Hays State Professor Chapman Rackaway waxed philosophical about Thursday night’s Presidential debate.
The Kansas Department of Corrections says an autopsy shows that an inmate convicted of killing two children in 1986 died of unspecified natural causes
Rodeo action is full steam ahead at Kansas State University, according to Brooke Wallace, publicity chair for the K-State Rodeo Club. A full four-weekend slate of activities kicks off tomorrow at Manhattan with the Wildcat Ranch Rodeo Saturday, Jan 30, in the heated Weber Arena on the north end of the campus, according to Wallace. […]
A $2 increase in Kansas vehicle registration fees would help pay for 75 more state troopers under a proposal in a state House committee
University of Kansas Law Professor Lumen Mulligan spoke to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the topic of separation of powers.
A high school student who was displaying a Confederate flag on the vehicle he drove to school has been told he can no longer show the flag on school property
Enjoy the weekend, as the weather could be iffy early next week.
January 29th is Kansas Day.
Seaman takes down Shawnee Heights in third meeting this season.
580 WIBW received an anonymous tip on the cause of the outage.
A judge has dropped all charges against a former Bel Aire police officer accused in a scheme to buy and sell discounted firearms by falsely claiming they would be used for law enforcement purposes
The mobile-based rideshare company will deliver free cupcakes for two hours on Friday
The proposed legislation would fund the means to provide live-streaming audio from committee meetings
Several bills in the Kansas Legislature are designed to shorten the number of service days for legislators after last year’s record 114 day session
The space agency will honor the seven astronauts who lost their lives in the tragedy
Topics for this podcast: bubblegum, officials, mid-season tournaments, THE streak and Brent Maycock’s Twitter rant.
The Kansas Coalition Against The Death Penalty held a press conference at the Statehouse in support of House Bill 2515. The bill would abolish the death penalty in Kansas and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Hear from Bill Self Kentucky vs Kansas Saturday, January 30, 6:00 PM on ESPN, ESP3 Allen Fieldhouse, Lawrence, Kansas Kentucky Wildcats (16-4) @ Kansas Jayhawks (16-4)
The long-running non-profit organization is basking in the glow of a successful holiday lights attraction
Employers aren’t cutting jobs despite a weakening global economy and stock market drops
A six-percent spike in oil prices boosts U.S. stocks
The family of a Salina man who died after an altercation at a county jail says his drug and alcohol addictions contributed to his death
Kansas lawmakers are scheduled to hear testimony on a Senate bill that would outlaw discrimination toward the firearms industry
The University of Kansas Student Senate has voted not to begin impeachment proceedings against three student leaders
– On Monday, February 8, the Kansas City Royals World Series Trophy Tour, presented by the Missouri Lottery and the Kansas Lottery, will embark on visits to communities throughout the Midwest. In conjunction with sponsors Academy Sports + Outdoors, Pepsi and Planet Fitness, the trophy will make several stops in cities across Kansas, Missouri, Iowa […]
The Kansas Supreme Court is reviewing a lawsuit filed by an environmental group to block construction of a $2.8 billion coal-fired power plant
Health officials are investigating after a norovirus outbreak sickened more than 100 suburban Kansas City dinner theater audience members
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins comments on the banner’s removal
A former suburban Kansas City credit union employee has admitted to embezzling more than $34,000
A group of non-profit organizations has launched Open Kansas, an initiative to champion open and transparent government in Kansas.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Friday: Sunny, with a high near 65. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low […]
Washburn never trailed, built an early double-digit lead and hung on late for a 59-54 road win over Central Missouri on Wednesday, Jan. 27. WU (12-7, 8-5 MIAA) snapped a two-game losing streak to Central Missouri (7-11, 6-7 MIAA) while shooting 37.5 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from long range. Both teams were plauged […]
The University of Kansas has unblocked limited information about two fraternities that were placed on probation for hazing
Two people have been charged in the death of a Manhattan man in who was shot in the head
Authorities have not given up on the search for a missing 70-year-old Mayetta woman
The inmate died in a Salina hospital after an altercation with jailers
Kansas health care advocates are strongly criticizing a proposal from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback for decreasing prescription drug costs for the state’s Medicaid program
The new initiative launched by multiple non-profits aims to promote open government
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Non-specific threat made to Topeka High
Fort Hays State University President Dr. Mirta Martin spoke before the Vision 2020 committee at the Kansas Statehouse. Martin said, “We are committed to ensuring that everyone who wishes to obtain an education has access to it and has access to their American Dream.” One reason Martin can make that claim is because of Fort […]
The Kansas City Royals announced their 2015 team award winners today, which were voted on by the Kansas City Chapter of the BWAA. Outfielder Lorenzo Cain was named the Les Milgram Player of the Year, while relief pitcher Wade Davis earned the Bruce Rice Pitcher of the Year award. Both players earned those same honors […]
A judge will hear arguments next month on the request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by a Wichita mathematician who is seeking to audit voting machine results after finding statistical anomalies in election counts
Kansas State President Kirk Schulz spoke to the Kansas House Vision 2020 Committee Wednesday
SWAP aims to involve multiple state agencies in wildlife conservation
The construction of a new power plant for the Kansas Statehouse and nearby state buildings has been delayed
The White House is calling Obama / Sanders meeting “informal”
Federal authorities are increasing security measures at Oregon wildlife refuge after Tuesday’s incident with militia members
Check out scores from across the state.
Two suspects were located and taken to the Law Enforcement Center.
Ideas for the underused facility include a regional sports complex and venue for smaller entertainment events
A Hutchinson man has pleaded no contest to charges resulting from a standoff with law enforcement officers last August
University of Kansas Hospital officials say they are already planning to expand a new patient tower, even before the structure has been built