State and Region

Symphony in the Flint Hills to return this weekend

The Symphony in the Flint Hills is back after two years of cancellations — and so far there’s no threat of another cancellation on the horizon. Through art, music and educational presentations, the Symphony in the Flint Hills tells the story of one of the last standing tallgrass prairies ...

With Kansas eviction moratorium lifted, advocates prepare for surge in homelessness

TOPEKA — Homeless shelters in Kansas metro areas are already seeing more requests for housing in the days after legislative leaders lifted a statewide ban on evictions. Republican members of the Legislative Coordinating Council moved in late May to cut the moratorium off as they considered ...

Former Kansas school worker jailed over nude photos of kids

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas police arrested a former school worker for sexual exploitation of a child Friday. Riley County police arrested 31-year-old Junction City man Aaron Zachry, The Manhattan Mercury reported. He's jailed on a $60,000 bond. An attorney for Zachry wasn't listed on ...

Kansas seeing more mountain lions, black bears, elk

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some wildlife species that were previously absent or rare in Kansas are appearing more often now, including a mountain lion that was caught on video last month roaming through an alley in Wichita. The mountain lion sighting continues a trend in recent decades that has ...

Panel calls for Kansas attorney to be disbarred for misconduct in high-profile cases

Topeka — A three-attorney panel unanimously recommended the Kansas Supreme Court disbar an attorney for knowingly making false statements to juries during two high-profile trials and for misleading claims about her prosecutorial misconduct to justices of the state’s highest court. Jacqie ...