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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a giant waterslide in 2016 opened for its annual season as scheduled Friday with 11 of its rides closed following a…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small, decomposing body found under a bridge in rural central Kansas is likely that of 5-year-old Lucas Hernandez, a Wichita boy who has been missing since February, police said Friday.…

TOPEKA – Kent Thompson has filed to retain his 9th District seat with the Kansas House of Representatives. Thompson, R-LaHarpe, has Kent Thompson served in the Houset since 2013. “Southeast Kansas is my home. My…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration launched an investigation into whether tariffs are needed on the imports of automobiles into the United States, moving swiftly as talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement have…

Congress loosens banking regulations WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has moved to dismantle some key rules for banks that were installed to prevent a replay of the 2008 financial crisis. The House voted 258-159 Tuesday to…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A majority of the Kansas Supreme Court expressed skepticism Tuesday that the Legislature and governor raised public school funding enough in the short-term to comply with the state constitution, suggesting they…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer, who is a plastic surgeon, plans to treat at least half a dozen patients at a free weekend clinic in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports Colyer will…

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after the slaying of a Baltimore County, Md., police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, police said today on Twitter. The…

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University…

COLWICH, Kan. (AP) — Construction has officially begun on a $175 million ethanol plant near Wichita. Groundbreaking was held Monday for the plant. Element LLC, a collaboration between ICM Holdings and The Andersons, Inc. is…