State and Region

Government resumes prosecution in deadly ‘swatting’ case

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas gamer whose online dispute with another player sparked a deadly hoax call will have to face a jury after violating the terms of a diversion deal he made with prosecutors, a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren granted the government's ...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says missing man has been found

Update at 8 a.m. Tuesday The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said late Monday that Ryan Samsel has been found and he has returned home. Original story The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a rural Wellsville man. Family members reported ...

Rural suicide rates rising in Kansas — and solutions won’t be easy

Hays — Kyle Carlin understands firsthand how hard a mental health crisis can hit in rural Kansas. He dealt with depression starting as a teenager. It eventually led him to attempt suicide. But he didn’t think about seeking counseling until he was preparing to leave the Army Reserve in ...

Kansas nurse pleads guilty to over-drugging dementia patient

A Kansas nurse who texted a co-worker a picture of a dementia patient slumped over in a wheelchair and then suggested she was responsible and deserved thanks has pleaded guilty to intentionally administering the wrong medication. The Kansas City Star reports that 37-year-old Jennifer Lynn ...

Wichita State students protest over reported dorm rape

WICHITA — More than 200 people have marched to the Wichita State University police station to protest the handling of a reported rape in a dormitory. The Wichita Eagle reports that students gathered Friday at Shocker Hall, where the sexual assault is alleged to have occurred Sept. 12. They ...