The pilot has died and three others are injured after the crash of a small plane near the Boonville, Missouri, airport. The pilot, Charles Sojka of Salina, Kansas, was killed in the crash around 9 a.m. Sunday. The three passengers were taken to University Hospital in Columbia. Their conditions weren’t known Sunday evening. Tim Rogers […]
It will be mostly sunny but cold today as high temperatures only reach the upper 20s and lower 30s. Under mostly clear skies tonight lows will fall back into the lower teens. Tuesday will be mostly sunny and warmer. Highs tomorrow should rebound back into the lower 40s. Highs Wednesday will range from the upper […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Kansas capped a terrific weekend with a big win. Perry Ellis had 17 points and nine rebounds to help No. 11 Kansas beat Michigan State 61-56 Sunday in the championship game of the Orlando Classic. “To me winning the tournament is OK,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “But beating a […]
An effort is underway to ban smoking and other forms of tobacco from the University of Kansas campus.
Shop owners on Kansas Ave. appear largely in support of the city’s project to upgrade the street, though most are frustrated as the work grinds on.
Kansas students will try again to overload the state’s online platform for standardized math and reading tests to help developers identify any glitches before spring testing.
The director of the U.S. Agriculture Department agency that oversees fair and competitive trading is headlining this year’s annual meeting of the Kansas Farmers Union in Manhattan.
Darren Wilson’s lawyer says the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer has resigned after learning of threats of violence against other officers and the department.
With the clock at zero, Rossville junior lineman Gabe Marney knelt down on the turf. Classmate and quarterback Tucker Horak joined him and embraced the moment. The one dream that they had as kids was finally a reality. Junior quarterback Tucker Horak rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns and senior linebacker Lake Schultz-Pruner intercepted […]
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Jake Waters threw for 294 yards and four touchdowns, two of them to record-setting wide receiver Tyler Lockett, and Kansas State (No. 12 CFP, No. 11 AP) routed Kansas 51-13 on Saturday to move into a tie atop the Big 12 standings. Lockett caught nine passes for 119 yards, passing his father […]
One of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s extension experts has won an award for his beef research and education efforts.
Beijing has adopted a smoking ban in all indoor public spaces including workplaces and public transport.
Governor Jay Nixon has announced that he will call a special session of the Missouri General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to protests in the Ferguson area.
Columbia is looking into a partial ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.
Wanamaker Road in Topeka buzzed with traffic Friday as shoppers flooded stores hunting for deals. However, crowds appeared a bit thinner this year on the national day of frenzied shopping. Part of that may had to do with many deals being offered on Thanksgiving Day. Terrell Ramsey, a manager at Walmart, said that was likely […]
Colorado’s new retail marijuana industry is joining the rush for holiday shopping dollars.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Brian Flynn and right-handed pitcher Reid Redman from the Miami Marlins in exchange for right-handed pitcher Aaron Crow. Flynn, 24, has pitched at the Major League level with Miami in each of the last two seasons, making two appearances (one start) this past […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Perry Ellis scored 24 points, Cliff Alexander added 16 and No. 11 Kansas beat Tennessee 82-67 Friday in an Orlando Classic semifinal. Frank Mason III had 11 points and seven assists for Kansas (4-1). Tennessee (2-2) got 16 points from Josh Richardson, while Kevin Punter finished with 14. After Tennessee’s […]
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have agreed to a one-year contract with right-handed pitcher Jason Frasor, with a mutual option for the 2016 season. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Frasor, 37, was acquired by the Royals in a July 16 trade with the Texas Rangers, in a […]
Some shoppers are discovering that they are missing out on some bargains by waiting until the morning after Thanksgiving to shop. One woman who showed up at a Target store in Mission, Kansas, at 5:30 this morning was told that the $119 TV she wanted had sold out shortly after the store opened yesterday evening. […]
It will be mostly sunny and much warmer today with high temperatures hitting the range of the upper 50s to lower 60s. Tonight will be mild as lows only drop into the upper 30s and lower 40s. Saturday will be a little warmer with temperatures reaching the lower to mid 60s by mid-afternoon. Colder air […]
The all-volunteer staff of the Topeka Community Thanksgiving Dinner had no problem unloading nearly 3,000 meals Thursday to hungry area citizens.
Federal aviation officials say pilot inexperience is the likely cause of 2012 plane crash that killed a Kansas businessman, his wife and their four children in a swampy area of Florida.
A mother is pleading for the driver who struck and injured her 2-year-old son to come forward.
Kansas says its tax collections in November were $3.1 million more than estimated.
James Robinson had 14 points and six assists, helping Pittsburgh beat Kansas State 70-47 Wednesday in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational. Pittsburgh (4-2) played perhaps its best all-around game of the season, working the ball around for good shots inside and out, while limiting Kansas State’s chances at the other end. The Panthers […]
Horse meat, crickets and lard are more appetizing than a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for some Kansas City dwellers.
Kansas lawmakers are considering where to place the state’s pension obligations to more than 2,000 state correction employees.
HILO, Hawaii — The Washburn Ichabods wrapped up the Hilo portion of their Hawaiian get-away with an 80-59 win over Northwest Indian College (Wash.) on Wednesday afternoon. Washburn will take Thanksgiving off and wrap up the trip with a Friday game against BYU-Hawaii. Jeremy Lickteig led the Ichabods with a career-high 19 points going 9 […]
The sidewalks of Manhattan are packed with people to watch the giant inflated characters in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
A fire destroys the homes of two families on the eve of Thanksgiving.
It will be mostly sunny and relatively mild today with high temperatures topping out in the lower to mid 40s. Under mostly clear skies tonight lows will settle into the upper 20s. Friday and Saturday will be much warmer with highs reaching the upper 50s to lower 60s tomorrow and the lower to mid 60s […]
A Missouri judge says taxpayer money for the next two weeks can’t pay for membership fees to a group creating tests complying with Common Core education standards.
The petition organizer who sought to force a vote on the city of Topeka’s plan to buy Heartland Park is appealing a court ruling against him.
As he approaches 80, a retiring director at the Kansas Insurance Department has worked through many changes, including five commissioners over the years.
After five months of work, Topeka has completed the first phase of its project to overhaul Kansas Ave. downtown.
A federal lawsuit in Kansas involving same-sex marriage has been expanded to include access to services such as driver’s license changes.
One woman who was driving to the airport in Albany, New York, this morning says the snow was so heavy, “you couldn’t see the car ahead of you.”
A conservative Republican legislator from Wichita thinks shrinking the state government could help alleviate Kansas $279 million budget shortfall.
The Kansas City Royals announced today that they have acquired infielder Ryan Jackson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations. Jackson, 26, was claimed off by the Dodgers on November 3 from the San Diego Padres, but was designated for assignment on Monday. He missed most of the 2014 season with a right wrist […]
HILO, Hawaii — The Washburn Ichabod basketball team finally arrived in Hilo and dropped a 69-60 decision in game with 55 total fouls called. Washburn will face Northwest Indian College on Wednesday night in Hilo. The Ichabods trailed by 10 at the break at 35-25 after a 12-0 run before the half put the Vulcans […]
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Ichabods shot 53 percent from the field and out-rebounded Oklahoma Christian by 20 in an 81-66 win Tuesday evening. Washburn, ranked 18th in this week’s USA Today Sports national poll, improved to 5-0 and will play its final road, non-conference game Saturday at 3 p.m. at Newman. Taylor Ignoto had […]
Olivia Anderson received a new power scooter Tuesday to help her get around. The Topeka 5th grader has a medical condition that makes it difficult to breathe.
MAUI, Hawai’i – Kansas State got a near-record setting effort from sophomore Marcus Foster, as the Wildcats put up a stiff challenge in a 72-68 loss to No. 3/4 Arizona in the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Tuesday before a sold-out crowd of 2,400 at Lahaina Civic Center. Foster led all scorers […]
The FBI says the incident isn’t directly related to the Ferguson protests.
Kansas legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback have approved settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former Kansas State University football player who hanged himself at Larned State Hospital.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s expected to announce a plan today tightening the amount of a smog-forming pollutant in the air.
It will be partly sunny, breezy and cooler today with temperatures holding steady in the upper 30s and lower 40s. Northwest winds will range from 15-22mph with gusts to 30. Under partly cloudy skies tonight lows will settle into the lower 20s. Thanksgiving will be partly cloudy and relatively mild with highs in the lower […]
Record high cattle prices and plentiful feed supplies are making life a lot easier for cattle producers as another winter nears.
Dozens protest Ferguson decision at Kansas Capitol.
A gathering in response to Monday night’s Grand Jury announcement in the death of Michael Brown was held on the steps of a downtown Topeka church Tuesday afternoon.
Topeka’s Stormont-Vail hospital’s been recognized as one of the nation’s top performing medical center in four key categories.
The grand jury process and press conference concluding Michael Brown case has an expert thinking the prosecutor got the outcome he desired.
The Shawnee County district attorney says he won’t be filling a criminal case against a Topeka Police captain, who was placed on administrative leave last month.
After his performance last Friday, Hayden junior running back Connor Schumacher is the Wendy’s high school male athlete of the week. Last season, the Hayden Wildcats watched the Buhler Crusaders march on to the state championship to win the 4A crown. Hayden didn’t let that happen again with the help of one particular player. Connor recorded a […]
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says he looking at all options to fill the state’s estimated nearly $300 million budget shortfall.
Kansas Interim Head Coach Clint Bowen spoke to members of the media ahead of the teams final game of the season. Kansas will travel to Manhattan for the Sunflower Showdown against K-State this Saturday. Clint Bowen
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The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says it’s now investigating the death of a Topeka man as a murder.
Bill Snyder and KSU players met with members of the media ahead of Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown with Kansas. Bill Snyder Jake Waters Tyler Lockett Ryan Mueller
A six-year-old boy remains in critical but stable condition after getting hit by a car yesterday in Lawrence.
HILO, Hawaii — Because of massive travel difficulties on the Ichabod men’s basketball trip to Hawaii, the schedule of the Hawaii-Hilo Thanksgiving Classic has been altered changing the schedule. When preparing to leave Dallas on Sunday, the Ichabods’ flight to Honolulu was canceled leaving the Ichabods in the greater 48 states. The Ichabods were able […]
Two champions were crowned as state champions over the weekend. After this week, seven more teams make history. This is the state championship edition of the High School Coaches Club. Listen to AM 580 WIBW every Monday from six to seven as Pat Strathman chats with city coaches LIVE from Wendy’s on Wanamaker road in Topeka, […]
Sophomore Marcus Foster paced four Wildcats in double figures with a game-high 24 points, as Kansas State opened the Championship Round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational with an 88-79 win over Purdue before a sold-out crowd of 2,400 at Lahaina Civic Center on Monday. With the win, K-State (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) advances […]
Junior forward Perry Ellis dove through the lane to steal an inbounds pass and polished off his work with a three-point play to put the Jayhawks up by 30 in the second half, sending No. 11/12 Kansas to its Thanksgiving trip with a win against Rider inside Allen Fieldhouse Monday night, 87-60. Kansas (2-1) […]
A Topeka man whose capital murder conviction was overturned by the Kansas Supreme Court because of ineffective counsel has petitioned a Shawnee County court to change his name.
High clouds will overspread northeast Kanas today as temperatures warm into the mid and upper 40s. Under mostly cloudy skies tonight lows will only drop into the lower and mid 30s. There is a slight chance for sprinkles or possibly some light snow in the far northeast corner of the Kansas overnight. Tomorrow will be […]
The police officer who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, will not be charged in the black teen’s death.
Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins fielded subjects ranging from repealing the Affordable Care Act to saving the Postal Service at a Topeka Town Hall Meeting Monday.
A St. Louis grand jury is expected to announce shortly whether or not it will indict the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.
High school students in good standing can now register for the 2015 Topeka Police Athletic League.
A Veteran Dodge City Biology teacher is getting free admission for life to several Kansas universities as well as $4,000 cash and a free rent car for a year as reward for being named Teacher of the Year.
Police in Topeka and KCK remain calm ahead of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision.
4th District U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo wants congress to act swiftly to thwart President Obama’s immigration plan, and says replacing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel won’t solve a failed policy to deal with Islamic extremism.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says a Kansas man’s received two life sentences in the shooting death of a woman and her unborn child in 2013.
The state’s investigation bureau is trying to determine if Kansas has a backlog of untested sexual assault kits. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the kits include swabs and specimens gathered during exams of sexual assault victims. Officials say that across the country, hundreds of thousands of the sexual assault kits remain untested. The Kansas Bureau of […]
Food items needed for the Topeka Community Thanksgiving Dinner.
Big 12 Schedule for the week. Thursday: TCU at Texas 6:30 p.m. Saturday: West Virginia at Iowa State 11:00 a.m. Texas Tech vs. Baylor 2:30 p.m. Kansas at Kansas State 3:00 p.m. Top 25 Poll: RK TEAM RECORD PTS 1 Florida State (37) 11-0 1458 2 Alabama (21) 10-1 1445 3 […]
The American Farm Bureau says the average cost of a Thanksgiving meal this year is up slightly but still under $50.
A 34-year-old Kansas felon has been declared psychologically unfit for trial in federal court in the July armed robberies of a Las Vegas Strip casino cashier and a bank. Trial was canceled Friday for Scott Alan Carmitchel on charges of interference with commerce by robbery at the Bellagio and armed robbery of a City National […]
Kansas University officials say they have nearly met a first-semester target of international students enrolled through a recruitment program.
City officials and members of township boards in Shawnee County will meet Monday to discuss Topeka’s growth strategies.
U.S. Secretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning his post, with President Obama expected to make a formal announcement Monday.
MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the seventh time in his career, including the second this season, Kansas State senior wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in the return game at West Virginia, the conference office announced Monday. Lockett, who was also the […]
A high school biology teacher from Dodge City High School is the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year.
This year’s Miracle On Kansas Ave. offers some new twists with the ongoing downtown redevelopment project in progress, and some new features.
It will be partly cloudy, breezy and cool today with high temperatures reaching the mid 40s. Northwest winds will range from 14-22mph with gusts occasionally over 30. Under mostly clear skies tonight lows will drop to the lower 20s. Tuesday will be partly cloudy and a little warmer with highs in the mid to upper […]
A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning.
Police say a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun at a Cleveland recreation center was shot and wounded by a responding officer.
An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator were killed in an explosion on the Gaza Strip.
Class 6A Shawnee Mission East 36 Olathe North 35 2 OT Hutchinson 42 Free State 14 6A state championship: Shawnee Mission East (12-0) vs. Hutchinson (8-4) at Welch Stadium, Emporia State University at 1:00 pm on November 29. Class 5A St. Thomas Aquinas 42 Shawnee Heights 41 Bishop Carroll 49 Salina South […]
The World Health Organization says 40 people have died from the plague in Madagascar.
Topeka Firefighters respond to two structure fires Friday.
Topeka utilities superintendent Don Rankin’s no longer an employee of the city.
Two people were taken to Topeka hospitals after a four-vehicle crash Friday on I-70 just west of Maple Hill.
Another chapter was placed in the already long novel of the War on 24. The title of the latest chapter could easily read, “History vs. Destiny.” The team of destiny ignored the history. A trio of Horak’s put their stamp in Rossville history by recording the program’s first postseason victory against Silver Lake with a 21-14 […]
A national Hispanic organization is warning of scammers hoping to take advantage of immigrants in the wake of President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration.
Attempted capital murder charges have been filed against a Wichita man who’s accused of raping a woman and then setting her on fire in a park.
With Republicans vowing to block President Obama’s executive order on immigration, a Washburn University Constitutional Law Professor thinks the GOP will have a tough time being successful.
The snow has stopped falling and the New York State Thruway is reopening, but the worries aren’t over in western New York.