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If Samuel Crumbine were alive today, he’d recognize the precautions that Kansans are taking to limit COVID-19. There’s little doubt he would approve of the closing of schools, theaters and restaurants. He would worry about…

Erie nurse headed to serve in NYC ERIE — An Erie nurse is headed to New York City to provide medical assistance for eight weeks at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United…

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man with a long-handled ax was taken into custody after a standoff at a police station in southern Kansas. Arkansas City Police Chief Dan Ward said Douglas Gleaves 38,…

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Public Schools has suspended its free meal distribution program for students after a food service worker helping with the effort tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said. The…

PERRY, Kan. (AP) — A trash truck driver who was reported missing after not returning from his route was found dead after his truck slid into the Delaware River during inclement weather, authorities said. The…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Operational changes have been implemented at Lansing Correctional Center — the largest prison in Kansas — after an inmate and a fourth staff member tested positive for the coronavirus, state prison…

Friday’s statewide presentation with state officials on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis showed the dangers in using a popular online video conferencing program. “Zoom bombers” infiltrated the K-State Research and Extension program on how the state…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed legislation Friday to launch a new 10-year transportation program she and other officials see as a $10 billion stimulus to counter the economic damage from the…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas could run out of personal protective equipment for medical personnel and others dealing directly with the coronavirus pandemic by the middle of next week, Gov. Laura Kelly said Friday, as…

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A cluster of COVID-19 cases has been found at a rehabilitation center in Kansas City, Kansas, where 17 residents and two staff members have tested positive for the virus. Six of…