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Teens accused of taking stolen goat to McDonald’s

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:31:12

Teens accused of taking stolen goat to McDonald’s

Five teenagers are accused of stealing a goat from a popular suburban Kansas City children's farm and taking it into a McDonald's restaurant. The Kansas City Star reports the goat was stolen from Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead in Overland Park, Kansas, and spotted around 2 a.m. Sunday in a McDo...

 
 

Teen killed, 2 others hurt in SW Kansas explosion

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:28:28

Teen killed, 2 others hurt in SW Kansas explosion

A home explosion in southwest Kansas has killed a 17-year-old boy and critically injured two others in the residence. Finney County Sheriff Kevin Bascue says the explosion leveled the home at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Plymell, about 12 miles south of Garden City, and damaged a neighboring home. KW...

 
 

Court says KU Hospital on hook for injured hip

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:23:52

Court says KU Hospital on hook for injured hip

The Kansas Supreme Court says University of Kansas Hospital will have to pick up the $140,000 tab for treating a man who broke his hip after jumping out of a jailhouse window. Alberto Contreras Gonzalez was arrested in March 2006 on drug-related charges but entered a diversion agreement with Waba...

 
 

KC animal shelter struggling with rising numbers

By associated-press On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:30:14

KC animal shelter struggling with rising numbers

Kansas City's municipal animal shelter has taken in more than 900 animals since the start of the month and currently has more animals than ever before, forcing it to convert bathrooms, closets, locker rooms, the basement and the employee break room to find enough space for them all. The No-Kill A...

 
 

Wolf to air TV ads in US Senate race in Kansas

By associated-press On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:23:56

Wolf to air TV ads in US Senate race in Kansas

Tea party challenger Milton Wolf says he's reserved $250,000 in television advertising time for his U.S. Senate race, but Republican incumbent Pat Roberts' camp says it has spent twice that in recent weeks. Wolf announced Friday that he's reserved time on cable and broadcast stations throughout K...

 
 

Education groups energized for Kansas primary

By associated-press On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 17:21:11

Education groups energized for Kansas primary

Kansas education groups are gearing up their political activities ahead of the Aug. 5 primary election, putting their money and sweat behind state House candidates that support public schools. Organizers say teachers in particular have had enough, viewing recent changes in teacher licensing and l...

 
 

Despite Anger Voters Rarely Fire Lawmakers

By associated-press On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:08:57

Despite Anger Voters Rarely Fire Lawmakers

Congress is wildly unpopular. In fact, two-thirds of Americans want their own House member booted. And the tea party is dogging longtime Republican lawmakers. So incumbents are sweating out this year's election, right? Nope. Mostly they're not. People talk about throwing the bums out, bu...

 
 

Kansas Exempting Small Trucks From Most Rules

By associated-press On Sun, 29 Jun 2014 13:00:39

Kansas Exempting Small Trucks From Most Rules

Starting Tuesday, Kansas is granting a yearlong exemption to small commercial trucks from most of the safety regulations it imposes upon larger haulers. The Topeka Capital Journal reports that the exemption is the result of a new law. It was approved by the Legislature this year with large, bipar...

 
 

Pittsburg weighs limit on key meth ingredient

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:41:17

Pittsburg weighs limit on key meth ingredient

Officials in Pittsburg are weighing whether to join other southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri communities in requiring prescriptions for a key ingredient in methamphetamine. The Morning Sun reports Pittsburg Police Chief Mendy Hulvey is pushing an ordinance that would make a decongestant call...

 
 

Streets flooded in drought-stricken Garden City

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Jun 2014 20:34:57

Streets flooded in drought-stricken Garden City

Heavy overnight rains flooded a southwest Kansas community's streets and caused the roof of a local business to partially collapse. The Wichita Eagle reports more than 4 inches of rain fell in Garden City in a matter of hours just after midnight Saturday, stranding motorists and prompting officia...

 
 
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