MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State plans to remove most of the 251 ash trees on its Manhattan campus in advance of an expected infestation from the emerald ash borer.
SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is relying on its conservation effort to protect the lesser prairie chicken as an ecotourism attraction that is attracting birdwatchers from across the world.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas says a graduate's estate donated $1.4 million to support the university's library system and to provide needs-based scholarships.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Commerce plans to have business recruiting managers working in Missouri and Texas.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A divided Kansas Supreme Court says a man accused of rape and aggravated sodomy against a 3-year-old relative cannot be tried a second time and must be released from prison.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in southeastern Kansas are investigating a fatal shooting.
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say there have been no reports of serious injuries from a spate of tornadoes that raked southwest Kansas Friday night.
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hispanic residents make up more than half of the population in Ford, Finney and Seward counties, but there is only one Hispanic elected official in all three southwestern Kansas counties and their three largest cities.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Historic flooding has left parts of the Mississippi River closed for business.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is reporting that its unemployment rate remained at 3.5% in April and that the number of private sector jobs grew slightly over the previous year.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to award a posthumous master's degree to a 30-year-old student who died in class.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A state prison in western Kansas is not allowing inmates to have visitors this weekend in hopes of combatting the flow of contraband drugs that are being blamed for a death there.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are renewing a truce offer with Kansas in a long-running battle over businesses in the Kansas City area.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed a tax relief plan from the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature for the second time in two months.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Two people are charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a man whose body was found inside a vehicle taken from his home.
HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A Hays man who spent his mother's money on himself while serving as her power of attorney has agreed to pay nearly $40,000 in restitution to her estate.
Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is canceling two no-bid contracts valued at more than $110 million that were negotiated by Kansas Revenue Department officials from previous administrations.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An autopsy report says a Topeka motorist who was fatally shot by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in November was under the influence of methamphetamine.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows they're rapidly losing confidence in the region's farm economy.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Insurance's Topeka office will be closed for the rest of the week after the air conditioning quit working during unusually high temperatures.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on five states filing claims against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma (all times local):
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled its lawsuit against a Kansas school district that paid a female principal less than it paid the man she had replaced and less than the man who succeeded her.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A judge will mostly leave it to a jury to decide whether the operator of a Wichita abortion facility had reasonable grounds to seek a protection-from-stalking order against an abortion protester.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Despite an increase in state funding for higher education, four the Kansas' six major universities are asking for tuition increases for next year.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation of the police chief in Kansas City, Kansas, and turned over results to the Wyandotte County District Attorney's office.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two people are dead following a fiery crash near Topeka.
A 67-year-old man accused of stalking several women who worked at massage parlors has been found guilty on eight of 10 federal charges against him.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas community college has agreed to an independent investigation into the heatstroke death last year of a football player who collapsed after the first day of conditioning practice.
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Texas woman has admitted to her role in the deaths of a couple who were killed at a Kansas fair after one suspect ordered the killings as part of a "carnival mafia" initiation.
Kansas educators are looking for ways to respond to what some are calling a vaping epidemic in the state's schools.
WILLIAMSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say four people have died in two separate crashes in the same northeast Kansas county.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The president of Newman University is stepping down at the end of the calendar year from the Catholic school in Wichita.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems faces just over $193,000 in penalties after government officials alleged that the Wichita company exposed some employees to a known carcinogen.
BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man who intentionally hit a northeast Kansas police officer with his motorcycle.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Senate's rejection of a Kansas Court of Appeals nominee (all times local):
HUTCHNSON, Kan. (AP) — A 22-year-old Hutchinson woman is alive despite being hit by a train as she walked home from work.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a nominee for the state's second-highest court whose political tweets offended lawmakers.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say an officer is on leave after firing shots at a car when a woman pointed a gun at him.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police says two people are in custody after a man who was reported missing on Saturday was found stabbed to death.
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Garden City police say a 13-year-old middle school student has been arrested after making threats toward the school.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A 26-year-old Wichita man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with sexually assaulting three teenage girls in the pool area of YMCA in downtown Wichita.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A former employee of a suburban Kansas City sports medicine clinic alleges in a lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by a surgeon.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say 219 people were arrested and 583 warrants were cleared during a crime-fighting initiative in Kansas City, Kansas.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to release the largest amount of water to run through Keystone Dam in 21 years after torrential downpours soaked the Arkansas River drainage basin in northeastern Oklahoma.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Spring fieldwork at farms across much of Kansas has stalled after days of widespread rains and flooding.
EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say no one is believed to still be missing after three people were rescued from a flooded vehicle in east-central Kansas.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court says victims injured by drunken drivers can't sue the bars that served them.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas State Board of Education is concerned enough about e-cigarette use among high school and middle school students that it is reviewing the issue.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Recent flooding is delaying plans for a newly legal crop of hemp in Kansas.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Low pay is the biggest reason that Missouri teachers are leaving the profession, according to a new survey.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Strong opposition from law enforcement groups has contributed to Kansas lawmakers' hesitation to legalize medicinal or recreational marijuana even as surrounding states have done so.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Columbia man launched a business, published a children's book and created a nonprofit after serving eight years in prison.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri health department says pill abortions in Missouri declined last year after the state began requiring pelvic exams on patients seeking the procedure.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Soybean farmers in southeast Missouri say they're worried about what one called a "train wreck" combination of tariffs and weather.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Washington University in St. Louis will host a summit next year aimed at addressing growing concerns about climate change.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson laid out a relatively simple agenda when he began his first legislative session as the state's chief executive. Infrastructure and workforce development, he called it in his State of the State speech.
EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Scientists are preparing to end a seven-year program that has reintroduced the first federally endangered species to Missouri because the beetles are showing signs they could survive on their own.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City say a 3-year-old boy is dead after he found a handgun in his home and accidentally shot himself.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new $5 million garment manufacturing facility is planned in St. Louis' Grand Center neighborhood.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Documents show the city of Columbia settled a claim with the family of a 4-year-old girl who was struck and killed by a police vehicle for just under $3.4 million.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers finished work Friday for their annual session. Here's a look at some of the bills that passed:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Legislature has wrapped up its 2019 session after passing one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws and authorizing a bonding deal for bridges.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri school children could get an additional August weekend at home under legislation given final approval.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a measure that could relax a pair of roadway safety provisions.
MONETT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say skeletal remains found last year in southwest Missouri are those of a Springfield man missing since 2012.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters will get a chance to decide whether to impose term limits on all of the state's top executive officials.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have approved a measure that could authorize $300 million of bonds to repair hundreds of bridges.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A retired Springfield teacher has been found not guilty of sexually abusing a child.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is closing an investigation into whether former Gov. Eric Greitens improperly used his office staff to work on his campaign's social media accounts.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A father says a body found in a burned northwest Missouri home in a case that has led to charges against a 10-year-old and two other juveniles was that of his missing 14-year-old son.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police have identified the four people killed in a quadruple homicide earlier this week on the city's north side.
Authorities are investigating after a wounded man was found outside a burning Kansas City area home.
JEFFERSO CITY, MO (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed legislation limiting the number of young children at in-home child-care providers.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure that could send former President Harry Truman back to the U.S. Capitol.
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) — A woman with a mental disability has filed a lawsuit alleging that another Missouri sheriff's deputy sexually assaulted her.
RIVERVIEW, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis officer who was hurt when a car crashed into the bar where he was eating alleges in a lawsuit that the bar had served the motorist too many drinks.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that his philanthropic foundation will fund a conference at Washington University in St. Louis that will focus on mitigating the effects of climate change.
A judge has found a Missouri mother guilty in the death of her infant son, who died shortly after he was born in their home in northeast Missouri.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An oddly named tree and an odd-looking salamander could soon gain fame in Missouri.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A podiatrist who formerly practiced in the St. Louis area faces sentencing in August after being convicted in a scheme that defrauded Medicare of more than $1.4 million.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two lanes of the westbound span of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge that connects south St. Louis County with Illinois will reopen by morning rush hour on Friday.
RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County sheriff's deputy whose vehicle collided with a motorist after running a red light during a chase has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would do away with vehicle safety inspections for thousands of Missourians and let adult motorcyclists cruise the highways without helmets.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have passed a wide-ranging bill that would limit abortion, including a ban on the procedure from the eighth week of pregnancy onward. Because of changes made to the bill in the Senate, the measure now heads back to the House for consideration. Lawmakers face a Friday deadline to pass legislation.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — One person is dead and three others, including an infant, are injured after a car that fled a traffic stop crashed into an SUV in north St. Louis.
Missouri AG Eric Schmitt says his office will temporarily halt state proceedings against the owners of a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people.
IONIA, Mo. (AP) — A 47-year-old woman is dead and a suspect is on the run after a shooting in central Missouri.
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — A 35-year-old woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for statutory rape involving two 15-year-old boys.
MARSHFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A tractor-trailer driver who told authorities, "God told me to do it" after causing a deadly southwestern Missouri crash has been sentenced to five years of probation.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men are critically injured after being shot while inside a vehicle, but an 8-year-old boy also in the vehicle escaped injury.
Missouri lawmakers have approved new requirements for a state demographer responsible for drawing state House and Senate districts under a voter-approved constitutional amendment.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's Republican governor has now signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases, punishable by up to life in prison, and with no exceptions for rape and incest.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County man could face up to life in prison after admitting that he shot a St. Louis city police officer in 2017.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lobbyist for a medical marijuana trade group is co-hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Gov. Mike Parson next week as officials finalize rules for the state's fledgling medical marijuana program, which is scheduled to launch next year.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating what appears to be a deadly hit-and-run crash in Kansas City.
ELDON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a woman and four children have been killed in a central Missouri crash.
EUGENE, Mo. (AP) — The first section of new biking and hiking trail created on an abandoned rail line has opened in the Kansas City area.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Missouri bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy (all times local):
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 15-year-old girl is hospitalized after being shot by a 15-year-old boy in St. Louis.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will roll out the first phase of its Middle East peace plan next month at a conference in Bahrain on the economic benefits that could flow from an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said Sunday.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey tells college graduates in Colorado small steps lead to big accomplishments.
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is to be burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey announced she's giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that's aimed at keeping kids off the streets.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash's sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump's "impeachable conduct" in the Russia investigation isn't enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings.
MIAMI (AP) — The office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says President Donald Trump told him he didn't approve and wouldn't authorize to fly hundreds of immigrants from the Mexican border to South Florida on a weekly basis.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A red panda who escaped his compound at a zoo in North Dakota has been found, grooming himself in a tree outside the facility.
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline fell 3 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.93.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother.
CHELMSFORD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a mother has been struck by her own car and seriously injured after her child accidentally put the car into reverse while she was loading the vehicle.
MIAMI (AP) — A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami.
STICKNEY, Ill. (AP) — The visitation, funeral and burial will take place this week for a Chicago woman who was strangled and her baby cut from her womb .
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat wants an investigation into whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The box office has a new king and his name is John Wick.
ATLANTA (AP) — A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says his family is providing grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College.
SONOITA, Ariz. (AP) — Scenic State Highway 83 gently curves through southeastern Arizona's wine country, past waves of blond grass dotted with orange-tipped ocotillo plants before the dark Santa Rita Mountains loom into view.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Alabama's restrictive new abortion law stirring divisions on the right, President Donald Trump is imploring anti-abortion activists to stay united for the 2020 election.
CANAAN, N.H. (AP) — The plight of a fired school cafeteria worker in New Hampshire has caught the attention of award-winning chef José Andrés.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a house exploded in southern Indiana, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable.
NEW YORK (AP) — Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization. But other states and cities where recreational or medical marijuana already is legal have also endeavored to make up for the consequences and racial disparities of decades of policing pot.
BOSTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is being honored with the 2019 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
ATLANTA (AP) — As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what exactly that means for women who might seek an abortion. The short answer: nothing yet.
NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for legalizing marijuana have long argued it would strike a blow for social justice after a decades-long drug war that disproportionately targeted minority and poor communities.
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Marguerite Cottrell remembers the summer day 75 years ago when a Western Union telegram was delivered to her family farm as her mother was hanging clothes on the line to dry.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say an officer has been shot and two officers also were injured following an incident on the city's west side.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel is due to collapse in a matter of seconds as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church begins a new chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveils a new sanctuary a year and half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran, inviting him to speak next week amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration's sudden moves in the region.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Country music star Travis Tritt says his tour bus was "sideswiped" in a multi-vehicle crash that left two people dead in South Carolina.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will lead a delegation to the inauguration of Volodymyr Zelenskiy's as Ukraine's next president.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died.
BALTIMORE (AP) — War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and still finished the race.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming teenager is suing an off-duty officer from Colorado who pulled a gun on him as he ran to a bus stop in Jackson.
BALTIMORE (AP) — War of Will has crossed the finish line first in the Preakness Stakes.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school student has drowned in a lake across the street from his school.
PHOENIX (AP) — Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community's top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it.
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter has changed plans and will not teach Sunday school just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan says he's concluded that President Donald Trump has "engaged in impeachable conduct."
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Southern Plains (all times local):
HOUSTON (AP) — The mother of a 4-year-old Texas girl who hasn't been seen for weeks says she wants to hope her daughter is still alive.
EUNICE, La. (AP) — Authorities say two Louisiana high school students poured a chemical into a teacher's drink and filmed it on Snapchat.
NEW YORK (AP) — Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' child welfare agency says more than two weeks passed before it was alerted that a woman taken to a Chicago-area hospital with a gravely ill newborn may not be his mother, even though she arrived bloodied and showed no signs of giving birth.
KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a chemical plant in New Jersey has been brought under control, but road and bridge closures remained in effect and local residents were urged to remain indoors because of potential danger from fumes.
UPLAND, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of graduates and faculty have protested the selection of Vice President Mike Pence as the commencement speaker at Taylor University in Indiana by walking out moments before his introduction.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it probably will cost more to care for migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico than the $2.9 billion in emergency money requested just two weeks ago.
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the report detailing abuse of male athletes and students by a now-dead doctor at Ohio State. (all times local):
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on seven people have been shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana (all times local):
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they have arrested 50 people and seized drugs and guns during an investigation that was spurred by heroin-related deaths.
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