News

3 teens die, 1 girl injured, when car crashes into a river

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Three teenagers died and a fourth teen was injured when the car they were riding in crashed into the Cottonwood River south of Emporia. The Lyon County Sheriff's office said the wreck was discovered around 6:30 p.m. Saturday after the injured girl, 15-year-old Ashley ...

McIlroy wins at Quail Hollow; Woodland takes 5th

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy found his comfort zone at Quail Hollow and left with a trophy he badly needed. McIlroy closed with a 3-under 68 and made it tough on himself at the end Sunday, driving into the hazard left of the 18th fairway and needing two putts from 45 feet for a ...

Mercedes carries White Sox over Royals 9-3 to complete sweep

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yermin Mercedes and Jose Abreu had three RBI's each to help the Chicago White Sox beat Kansas City 9-3 on Sunday, finishing off a three-game sweep and handing the Royals their eighth consecutive loss. The Royals went winless on its seven-game homestand. They opened ...

Budget bill keeps Kansas governor involved in virus aid decisions

Topeka — The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature backed off its effort to remove Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly from final decisions on how federal coronavirus relief funds are spent. Budget legislation approved Friday includes a provision that gives top lawmakers more say but still ...

Lawrence school board to consider finalizing new equity policy

A proposed policy that aims to address educational disparities in the Lawrence school district could soon be put into place. During a meeting on Monday, the Lawrence school board will consider finalizing a new equity policy that focuses on addressing inequities experienced by marginalized ...

Vaccine passports, other virus issues split Kansas lawmakers

TOPEKA — Republican lawmakers in Kansas were split Friday over proposals to ban COVID-19 vaccine passports, limit efforts to track down close contacts of people with the coronavirus and compensate businesses that closed or faced restrictions early in the pandemic. House and Senate ...

Gov. Kelly orders flags to half-staff for 5,000 COVID-19 victims

TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday directed that flags be lowered to half-staff across the state to recognize that more than 5,000 Kansans have now lost their lives to COVID-19. The order extends until sundown on Sunday. As of midday Friday, the coronavirus had been blamed on 5,016 ...