State and Region

Kansas prisoner alleges he is being denied cancer treatment

Kansas City, Kan. — A man who claims he was framed for a 2002 murder alleges in a federal lawsuit that the Kansas Department of Corrections is not providing proper medical treatment for his terminal cancer. Lawyers for John Keith Calvin, 56, said in an emergency filing last week that the ...

Tribe asks to take over former boarding school in Kansas

FAIRWAY — The Shawnee Tribe is asking to take over ownership of a historical site in Kansas that might contain unmarked graves of Native American students. The tribe released an architectural survey Tuesday that found the three buildings remaining at the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, ...

Kansas’ drought emergency order to remain in place

Topeka — The state of Kansas will enter the new year adhering to the October drought declaration issued by Gov. Laura Kelly covering all 105 counties. Kelly’s order was based on a drought map that placed 67 counties on emergency status, assigned 11 counties to warning status and left 27 ...

KU doctors praise Fauci’s leadership from HIV to COVID-19

Topeka — Two University of Kansas Health System physicians praised Anthony Fauci’s public service at the National Institutes of Health during a half century of work marked by challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Fauci served 38 years as director of the NIH’s ...

Topeka man charged in death of Nebraska woman

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the death of a Nebraska woman whose body was found last month in Kansas. Aldrick Scott, 47, has previously been charged with kidnapping Cari Allen, of Omaha, who disappeared in November. Prosecutors said during a previous court ...