State Government

Affidavit: Student says state lawmaker from Wellsville kicked him in testicles

Story updated at 3:23 p.m. Tuesday: TOPEKA — A high school student reported that a Kansas House member working as a substitute teacher manhandled him and kicked him in the testicles during class, and the lawmaker told authorities that God told him to do it, according to a sheriff’s ...

Kansas mom convicted in 2-year-old son’s methadone death

WICHITA — A Wichita mother was convicted Monday of first-degree felony murder after her 2-year-old son ingested methadone in a Wichita motel room in 2019. A Sedgwick County jury deliberated about two hours before convicting Kimberly Compass, 25, in the May 31, 2019, death of Zayden ...

Kansas governor vetoes GOP’s COVID relief plan for businesses

This story was updated at 3:52 p.m. Friday. TOPEKA — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a Republican proposal to set aside hundreds of millions of Kansas' federal coronavirus relief dollars to compensate small businesses that faced restrictions earlier in the pandemic. Kelly said ...