State and Region

Jackie Robinson statue was stolen from a Wichita park

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A prized statue of Jackie Robinson was stolen from a public park in Kansas, spurring a police search Friday and outrage across the city of Wichita. The statue honors the first player to break Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. Surveillance video was released ...

Fast food hamburgers are helping Kansas ranchers save dwindling native grasslands

HASKELL COUNTY – Kelly Anthony, a cattle rancher in southwest Kansas, drives through his pasture, blaring a siren he uses to get the attention of the herd. As he flicks it on and off, the cattle surround the truck. Cattle ranching has been Anthony's way of life for 25 years. Cattle ranches ...

County legislators override executive, ensuring a vote for potential KC stadium funding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Legislators in Jackson County, Missouri, voted Monday to override the veto of Jackson County Executive Frank White and place the renewal of a sales tax on the April ballot to help fund a new ballpark for the Kansas City Royals. The tax of three-eighth of a cent, which is ...