State News

PLEASANTON, Kan. (AP) — A volunteer firefighter who was injured while fighting a blaze in Pleasanton earlier this week has died, officials said. Joshua Haynes, 35, was injured Monday during a fire at the Carpenter…

TOPEKA — The Kansas Supreme Court released full opinions Tuesday of decisions affirming constitutionality of new congressional and legislative district maps for use in the 2022 elections that concluded reliance on partisanship to gerrymander district…

TOPEKA — Gov. Laura Kelly on Tuesday announced a $53 million program to deliver bonuses to 22,000 child care workers at licensed facilities in Kansas. Child care workers will receive a one-time payment between $750…

TOPEKA — COVID-19 vaccinations for kids as young as six months old began Tuesday across the country, and Kansas doctors say demand is already high. Last week, both Moderna and Pfizer received emergency use authorizations…

TOPEKA — As a deaf-blind interpreter in Spain, Ton Miras Neira found a need for more health workers focused on empowering and understanding underrepresented communities. So when Neira came to the United States in 2012,…

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas teenager has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy during a botched gun deal. WDAF-TV reports that a jury convicted 18-year-old Jaylen…

A graduate of Ottawa High School, he played baseball and football and wrestled while in school but this was his first martial arts competition. He was awarded the third place overall medal on the podium.…

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of cattle in feedlots in southwestern Kansas have died of heat stress due to soaring temperatures, high humidity and little wind in recent days, industry officials said. The final…

WINFIELD, Kan. (AP) — The Cowley County attorney has ruled that three sheriff’s deputies acted appropriately when they shot and killed a woman near Winfield in April. County Attorney Larry Schwartz said in a report…

Hospital bed availability is lower across Kansas than it was at this time last year, according to Motient, which operates software that assists health systems with medical transports. The Kansas Hospital Association attributes the bed…