About 200 attend Kansas meeting on Guantanamo transfers


LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — About 200 people attended a town hall meeting about the possible transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Fort Leavenworth. The Kansas City Star reports Gov. Sam Brownback announced the meeting last week. He opposes the detainee transfer. Brownback received notice that the U.S. Defense Department was surveying the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks […]

Kansas courts start project to centralize electronic filing


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court is launching an initiative to centralize and standardize the electronic filing and storage of documents across the state. A steering committee for the “eCourt” project was having its first meeting Thursday in Topeka. The Supreme Court established the committee in April. The project is being financed with […]

Kansas nurse sentenced to jail for nursing home abuse


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas nurse who pleaded guilty to mistreating an adult at an Andover nursing home faces 60 days in jail. KWCH reports Geofrey Nyangweso pleaded guilty to mistreating a dependent adult at Victoria Falls Skilled Nursing Home in Andover in 2013. He was sentenced Thursday. Judge David Ricke also ruled that […]

Friends University partners with 4 area community colleges


HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Friends University in Wichita has partnered with four area community colleges to offer on-site degree programs. The university announced Wednesday it will work with students attending Hutchinson Community College, Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College and Seward County Community College in Liberal. The Hutchinson News reports the program, called […]

Huelskamp: Court rules Wildlife Service ignored Law in Prairie Chicken Listing


Hutchinson – On Wednesday a federal judge vacated the ‘threatened’ listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken due to a power-hungry move by the Fish and Wildlife Service that ignored the law and the voluntary conservation efforts and state and local conservation efforts. Huelskamp issued the following statement: “In countless efforts my office made to oppose […]

USDA announces pork product recall, items shipped to Kansas


WASHINGTON– Kenosha Beef International LTD, a Kenosha, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 89,235 pounds of pork sausage patty products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, pork sausage patties were produced on May 13, 2015. The following products are subject […]

Newman University wrestler dies in motorcycle accident


WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Newman University officials say a 21-year-old wrestler from the school died when his motorcycle crashed into a building. The school says Reece Wright-Conklin was on his way to work at the PetSmart in west Wichita Thursday morning when the accident occurred. The Wichita Eagle reports Wright-Conklin crashed his Honda 600 sport […]

2 arrested following Pott Co. high-speed chase in stolen Camaro


ST. GEORGE – Law enforcement authorities in Pottawatomie County are investigating two suspects who are in custody following a Thursday morning chase. Just before 5 a.m. the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a resident in the Oak View area of St. George, reporting that they saw the dome light come on in […]