State and Region

Man charged in Arrowhead Stadium standoff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A 33-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man on Monday was charged with three felonies for his alleged role in a daylong standoff at Arrowhead Stadium. Joshua D. Newton was charged in Jackson County Circuit Court with making a terrorist threat, armed criminal action and unlawful ...

More Kansans than ever believe in global warming, Yale survey shows

Climate change is at the root of this year’s extreme weather events, from the wild swings between flooding and drought in Kansas to larger hurricanes and some of the worst wildfires the West has seen. And the majority of Americans are starting to take notice, according to the latest survey ...

KU launches new dashboard for COVID-19 data; total number of confirmed cases now 799

For the first time in over a week, the University of Kansas on Friday released new data on the prevalence of COVID-19 on its campuses as part of the unveiling of a new dashboard with expanded statistical information about the respiratory virus. Since its last data release on Sept. 2, KU has ...

Several low-temperature records broken across Kansas

WICHITA — Several records for low temperatures and at least one for snow in Kansas have been broken this week as unseasonably cold weather moved across the region, the National Weather Service said. A large weather system over the Rockies this week pushed an unprecedented cold front into ...

Kelly urges State Finance Council to extend Kansas’ disaster declaration

Liberty, Mo. — Kansas will face a dramatic reduction in coronavirus-related services that would put residents’ lives at risk if a state council does not approve extending a disaster declaration, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said Thursday. The State Finance Council, which is dominated by ...

Kansas to receive $63 million in FEMA unemployment funds, Kelly says

Kansas is set to receive $63 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to help people who lost their jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Laura Kelly's office announced Tuesday. The money will be available only to those receiving at least $100 in unemployment benefits, and ...

Photo gallery: Sunflowers draw visitors to Grinter Farms on Labor Day

Visitors to the sunflower field at Grinter Farms took photos and enjoyed the scenery, Monday, near Lawrence. The 26-acre field, planted annually by the Grinter family, draws thousands of visitors during the weeklong late summer blossoming of the flowers. Photos by Charlie Riedel/Associated ...

ACLU drops lawsuit alleging agency’s retaliatory complaint

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. — The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas on Monday dropped its lawsuit that accused a former lawyer for the state utilities regulating agency of filing a baseless, retaliatory complaint against two environmental activists. Last month, U.S. District Judge Holly ...

COVID-19 research at KU is exploring medicinal answers and beyond

Colleges and universities across the United States have been at the forefront of researching COVID-19 and how to treat it since before the pandemic took hold in March. At the University of Kansas, efforts are ongoing to find medical answers to fight the disease, but researchers are also ...

More than 7,000 college-age people in Missouri test positive for COVID-19

O’Fallon, Mo. — More than 7,000 college-age people in Missouri have tested positive for the coronavirus since classes resumed in mid-August, fueling spikes in confirmed cases in the state’s college towns, Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday. Recent single-day positive test rates in some ...

4 cities in Kansas seek to land U.S. Space Command headquarters

TOPEKA — Four Kansas cities have submitted proposals for the new U.S. Space Command headquarters, the governor's office said Friday. Wichita, Derby, Leavenworth and Kansas City, Kan., responded to requests from the federal government with proposed development sites in their communities. ...