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Park Ranger: Kansas Fishermen Save Man from Water

By associated-press On Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:34:04

Park Ranger: Kansas Fishermen Save Man from Water

A Kansas park ranger says two fishermen saved a man who accidentally drove into the Cheney Reservoir in south-central Kansas. Cheney State Park ranger Mike Satterlee tells KWCH-TV the accident occurred Saturday night. He says the driver "got turned around" and drove down a boat ramp into the wate...

 
 

Brownback: Friend not shoo-in for court vacancy

By associated-press On Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:50:14

Brownback: Friend not shoo-in for court vacancy

Gov. Sam Brownback says that his friend and former aide is not his obvious choice to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Supreme Court. Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Caleb Stegall was Brownback's chief counsel until the governor appointed him to the state's second-highest court in January of this year. ...

 
 

Lawrence schools to use national sex ed standards

By associated-press On Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:46:35

Lawrence schools to use national sex ed standards

The Lawrence school district is using national sexuality education standards in all of its schools this year. District employee Sarah Oatsvall says the national standards are more comprehensive than state standards approved by the State Board of Education in 2006. The goal of the standards is to ...

 
 

57 Wild Horses Die after Transfer to Kansas

By associated-press On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:37:16

57 Wild Horses Die after Transfer to Kansas

Federal investigators say 57 wild horses that died after being transferred to a corral in Kansas likely succumbed to stress, age and changes caused by the move. A preliminary report says federal investigators found no signs of infectious or contagious disease in the horses. The report says the sh...

 
 

Woman Sentenced to 14 Years in Topeka Homicide

By associated-press On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:34:23

Woman Sentenced to 14 Years in Topeka Homicide

The 36-year-old wife of the gunman who killed one man and wounded a woman in a shooting in Topeka has been sentenced to 14 years and one month in prison. Jamie Engstrom was sentenced Friday for conspiracy to commit second-degree murder and other charges in the February 2013 death of 34-year-old R...

 
 

Failed Canal Nominated for Historic Register

By associated-press On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:26:11

Failed Canal Nominated for Historic Register

The humble remnants of a canal that was part of a 19th-century plan to irrigate southwest Kansas farms are among the state's latest nominees for the National Register of Historic Places. The Hutchinson News reports the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review voted recently to forward nine nominatio...

 
 

Kansas Governor’s Ad Has Opponent’s Sign in Back

By associated-press On Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:50:58

Kansas Governor’s Ad Has Opponent’s Sign in Back

A new television ad for Kansas governor Sam Brownback is giving his Democratic opponent a bit of unintended free advertising. The Wichita Eagle reported Friday that the ad features the governor touting his record and takes credit for 55,000 private sector jobs and a 4.9 percent unemployment rate....

 
 

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Child Rape

By associated-press On Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:03:54

Lawrence Man Sentenced for Child Rape

A 19-year-old Lawrence man will go to prison for raping a 13-year-old girl with whom he said he had consensual sex. Mackenzie Lottinville was accused of having sex with the girl last October after sneaking her into the trailer where he lived with his parents. The Lawrence Journal-World reports he...

 
 

2-Year-Old Shoots Self at Kansas Home

By associated-press On Sat, 16 Aug 2014 18:00:19

2-Year-Old Shoots Self at Kansas Home

A 2-year-old boy is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his grandparents' home in south-central Kansas. KAKE-TV reports the toddler was released from a Newton hospital after being treated for a wound to his finger Friday morning. Police said a handgun had been left on a table at t...

 
 

Independent Candidate Joins Senate Race in Kansas

By associated-press On Sat, 16 Aug 2014 17:48:55

Independent Candidate Joins Senate Race in Kansas

Greg Orman is now officially on the November ballot as an independent candidate in the U.S. Senate race. The Kansas Secretary of State's office said Friday it has certified enough signatures on Orman's campaign petition to qualify him for the general election. Orman is trying to unseat Republi...

 
 
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