News

Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials are investigating animal handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger attacked and seriously injured a Kansas zookeeper as she was cleaning the animal’s enclosure. Topeka Zoo director Brendan Wiley says problems with the enclosure aren’t to blame for Saturday’s attack of 40-year-old Kristyn Hayden-Ortega. He says she continues to improve...
Keep Reading »

School where band room was vandalized gets instruments

PRETTY PRARIE, Kan. (AP) — Students at a Kansas school where the band room was extensively damaged are back to practice thanks to a donation from another school district. KAKE-TV reports the Hutchinson Public Schools donated instruments to the band program at Pretty Prairie High School. The Pretty Prairie district says Hutchinson’s donation replaced all the...
Keep Reading »

AG asks top Kansas court to say who names new appeals judge

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas’ attorney general on Monday asked the state Supreme Court to settle an unprecedented dispute between Gov. Laura Kelly and a top lawmaker over whether Kelly can name a new lower-court judge after withdrawing her first pick. The Democratic governor announced last week that she is moving ahead with submitting a new state Court...
Keep Reading »

Government report gives Kansas wheat crop upbeat assessment

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new government report gives the Kansas winter wheat crop a mostly upbeat assessment. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 57% of the wheat in Kansas was in good to excellent condition. About 32% was rated as fair, while 11% was judged to be in poor to very...
Keep Reading »

USD 457: Another threat made towards Horace Good Middle School

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — For the second time in the last week, Horace Good Middle School will see heavy police presence on Tuesday after a threat was made towards the school on Monday evening. According to a release from HGMS Principal Brad Springston, the school administration was made aware of a “potential threat of...
Keep Reading »

Hamilton County crash leaves 1 severely injured

HAMILTON COUNTY, Kan. — A car versus train accident on Saturday evening has left one man in critical condition. The accident occurred just after 5:30 p.m. on Saturday when a 2006 Isuzu I-280 truck was traveling northbound on Barton Street, just a tenth of a mile southeast of the Syracuse city limits. The driver...
Keep Reading »

Kansas zookeeper attacked by tiger is out of intensive care

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger is out of intensive care. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that city officials announced Monday that the Topeka Zoo employee’s condition has improved. Her name hasn’t been released. The 7-year-old male tiger, named Sanjiv, attacked the woman Saturday morning in his...
Keep Reading »

Highway patrol: Vulture causes crash that kills husband, wife

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed a married couple as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a rural road 13 miles (20...
Keep Reading »

GCHS Junior Advances To National JAG Competition

(Courtesy of USD 457) Vianca Esquivel, junior at Garden City High School, took 1st place at the Jobs for America’s Graduates – Kansas (JAG-K) State Career Development Conference in Salina, Kansas on Wednesday, April 17th.  She competed in the Project Based Learning (PBL) event, presenting “Start with Hello Project”. There were over 300 JAG-K students...
Keep Reading »

Wichita woman crochets flags for officers across Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita woman who taught herself to crochet more than 30 years ago is using her skills to bring happiness to law enforcement officers and their families around the country. Tammy Volbrecht has crocheted everything from baby hats and gloves to blankets and even a Christmas tree. After being laid...
Keep Reading »

National News

National Sports