Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran have filed a bill in Congress to restore state authority to oversee the safety of facilities that store natural gas in underground caverns, in an effort to prevent potentially deadly explosions like the ones that rocked Hutchinson 10 years ago.
The Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas plans to use $3.4 million in federal funds to build 24 apartments for low-income seniors and provide rent subsidies.
The recent fatal fire in what was supposed to be a vacant house vividly illustrated why this can be a particularly dangerous time of year for fires, officials say.
Its been a year now since someone pried open a hole in the back of a transmission shop in Colwich and made off with a truck and $100,000 in tools.
Jim Hershberger lived a big life.
Seventeen alpacas were on display for an open barn at the Royal Plush Alpaca Ranch in Rose Hill. The unique take on Small Business Saturday and the Black Friday shopping weekend brought out people curious about the animals, who are the cute cousin to the llama, said Mike Green.
David Hill figures he feeds about 300 homeless people a month near the corner of William and Main, where he’s been serving hot food every third Saturday for the past two years.
As vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, Maurice Evans has been directly involved in the negotiations that have led to the current NBA lockout and possible loss of the 2011-12 season. Because he wasnt playing basketball in Washington this week, Evans decided to take advantage of an opportunity to return to his hometown of Wichita to help deliver 500 turkeys as part of the NBAs annual Great Turkey Giveaway.
A first-draft proposal for new Wichita school attendance boundaries would close five elementary schools, add classes to eight existing elementary schools and shift where many students go to school.
Northbound Woodlawn remains closed at 21st Street on Tuesday morning in the wake of a construction crew drilling into a water line there Monday afternoon.
Share the Season is an annual campaign that offers one-time aid to people affected by unforeseen hardships. The people are not identified to protect their privacy.
“2010 has been a year of loss and hardships for our family. We’ve suffered the loss of three family members, one our granddaughter. ... Your help has removed a great burden and a large amount of stress, giving us hope and the ability to focus on helping our grandchildren work through their grief and move forward.”
The Kansas Child Death Review Board is recommending that the Legislature enact laws that prohibit children from being left alone in vehicles.
A book fair on Saturday will collect books for Catholic school libraries in the Wichita Diocese and raise money for the Family Literacy Program. The event will take place at Barnes & Noble at Bradley Fair, 1920 N. Rock Road.
Almost anywhere you went Sunday, you could hear motorcycles growling through Wichita.
For clues about how the Wichita school district has changed over the past decade, you don't even need to walk into a classroom.
It struck just as most Kansans were getting ready for bed Saturday night.
If a fire breaks out at your house, even if the smoke alarm alerts you, don't count on more than three minutes to escape, fire officials say. And you might have less time before the gases overcome you, said Bob McLemore, Colby fire chief and president of the Kansas State Association of Fire Chiefs.
About 500 students gathered inside Wichita State University's Koch Arena Saturday for the 13th annual robotics competition complete with cheers, music and pompoms.
Heres a look at the ever-changing role and name of the Kansas Air National Guards 184th Intelligence Wing.