HUTCHINSON — Seeing a Chevy Camaro pull out of the parking lot of the Kansas Cosmosphere, Sean Casey said that ideally he'd take a low-to-the-ground car like that and turn it into a tornado interceptor. But, he said a bit ruefully, there'd be no place to put all the equipment, including the quarter-million-dollar IMAS camera he takes while chasing tornadoes all over the country for the Discovery Channel.
LINCOLN, Neb. —Iowa and Nebraska are withdrawing from an association of Missouri River states and tribes because of a dispute over how to manage the river, which flooded large parts of both states last summer.
Jeremy Schroeder said the most surprising result of Illinois abolishing the death penalty was how quickly the state saw an impact.
The former public works director for Barber County and his wife face federal indictment on charges that they diverted vehicle purchases from the county to a private company and sold them for cash.
TOPEKA — Kansas officials and economists issued a new, more optimistic fiscal forecast for the state Friday, predicting that tax revenue will grow by almost 5 percent during the next budget year.
His tornado intercept vehicle is equipped with composite armor, steel and bullet-proof glass.
COUNCIL GROVE — The U.S. attorney's office said Thursday it had not determined whether the case of a black man being doused with rubbing alcohol and set on fire was racially motivated, but the suspect's attorney said he doubted the case constitutes a federal hate crime.
LEAVENWORTH — Leavenworth city officials are considering ways to reduce the number of coyotes inside city limits, possibly by including the animals in an ordinance designed to control the urban deer population.
CLYDE — Some farmers in Cloud County, where vandals damaged expensive equipment on five farms last week, say the days of trusting people enough to leave keys in their tractors, trucks and combines are over.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —The long fight over whether to build a coal-fired power plant in western Kansas has taken another strange twist:
The night before her 10-month-old daughter disappeared, Deborah Bradley spent several hours talking with a friend, smoking cigarettes and drinking five to 10 glasses of wine.
A new campaign to repeal the Kansas income tax is being bankrolled in part by a Missouri billionaire and anti-income-tax crusader.
Kansas will get its first widespread taste of winter and Wichita could see its first snow flurries from a storm system rolling in from the Rockies this morning.
TOPEKA — An attorney for a woman charged with murder in the 2002 deaths of her ex-husband and his fiancee in Topeka is asking a judge to allow the use of money from a state fund to pay a private investigator to pursue "a previously unknown suspect" in the case.
ATCHISON As the van rolled away Monday from the Bartlett Grain Co. elevator, 12-year-old Teagan Keil reached in to hand the driver a flower to lay on his father's body.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —It sounded like such a perfect fit:
ATCHISON Ramona Keil was talking on the phone Friday afternoon to her son Travis, a grain inspector at the Bartlett Grain Co., about his weekend plans.
TOPEKA — Eva Horne is keeping her eye on a copperhead snake that has been living in her house the past several months.
GARDEN CITY — When the dark side of Garden City materializes, it's hard not to look on the bright side.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City lawyer for the family of baby reported missing more than three weeks ago announced Friday she has stopped representing the family, leaving them with one New York-based attorney.