State and Region

KDOT to host open house for U.S. 56 reconstruction project in Douglas County

The Kansas Department of Transportation will host an open house May 23 for the U.S. Highway 56 reconstruction project in Douglas County. The public is invited to attend anytime between 4:30 and 6 p.m. at the high school in Baldwin City, 415 Eisenhower Road. The open house will allow attendees ...

Man pleads guilty in theft of Jackie Robinson statue

Wichita — A 45-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the theft of a bronze Jackie Robinson statue that was cut off at the ankles and found days later smoldering in a trash can in a city park in Kansas. Ricky Alderete entered the plea during his arraignment Thursday. A judge signed off on it ...

Solar storm puts on brilliant light show across the globe, but no serious problems reported

A powerful solar storm put on an amazing skyward light show across the globe overnight but has caused what appeared to be only minor disruptions to the electric power grid, communications and satellite positioning systems. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said extreme ...