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State and Regional headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: August 17, 2017

andy lambertAugust 17, 2017

Another Kansas state lawmaker has become the third Republican to enter the race to succeed retiring GOP U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins. Rep. Kevin Jones of Wellsville announced his candidacy yesterday for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by Lynn Jenkins, who is not running for re-election. Jones has been in the Kansas House since 2013. There's a new wrinkle to the ongoing controversy in the suspe...

Rollover accident in Gove County sends two to hospital…and other headlines: August 16, 2017

andy lambertAugust 16, 2017

Two people are in the hospital after a rollover accident on old highway 40 west of Grainfield. The driver from Grinnell lost control, ran into a ditch and rolled the SUV. She and a passenger from Oakley were taken to the hospital. Kansas joins 13 other states in an interstate first-responder communications network that lets public safety agencies communicate across jurisdictions during emergencie...

Wichita teen to run for governor…and other headlines: August 14, 2017

andy lambertAugust 14, 2017

A Kansas teenager who won't even be old enough to vote is running for governor. Sixteen-year-old Jack Bergerson, of Wichita, has officially filed to run as a Democrat for governor of Kansas in the 2018 election. Bryan Caskey, director of elections for the secretary of state's office, says Kansas doesn't set any qualifications to run for governor such as age, residency or experience. Bergerson is a...

KBI releases 2016 Crime Report

andy lambertAugust 10, 2017

TOPEKA – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has released the 2016 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by local and state law enforcement agencies across Kansas, which are submitted through the Kansas Incident Based Reporting System (KIBRS). Violent crime analysis The 2016 Kansas Crime Index Report reflected an overall increase of 4.2% in vi...

Senate President wants an immediate raise for state corrections officers…and other headlines: ...

andy lambertAugust 10, 2017

The Kansas Senate's top Republican is calling on GOP Gov. Sam Brownback to give corrections officers at state prisons an immediate pay increase. Senate President Susan Wagle issued a statement urging Brownback to take executive action after she toured the El Dorado Correctional Facility. The prison has faced staffing shortages and has seen multiple inmate disturbances in recent months. An inmate ...

Interview: U.S. Senator Jerry Moran discusses upcoming Town Hall Meetings, North Korea, and the Vete...

andy lambertAugust 10, 2017

United States Senator Jerry Moran is making a Listening Tour during the August Recess. [caption id="attachment_11725" align="alignright" width="150"] Senator Jerry Moran on a recent Listening Tour stop in Beloit, KS.[/caption] Upcoming stops in northwest Kansas include: Friday, August 11th - Cheyenne County Courthouse in St. Francis, Noon-1PM (CT) Friday, August 11th - Rawlins County Health...

Senator Moran announces Listening Tour stop in Thomas County

andy lambertAugust 8, 2017

The following is a press release from the office of U.S. Senator Jerry Moran: U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today announced that he will visit Colby as part of his Kansas Listening Tour on Wednesday, August 16. Area residents are encouraged to attend and share feedback with Sen. Moran on the critical issues facing Kansas and the nation. The issues Sen. Moran focuses on and the work he does in...

Senator Jerry Moran Interview – July 21, 2017

andy lambertJuly 21, 2017

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran visits with Rocking M Media's Sacha Sanguinetti about his opposition to the measure to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare...his thoughts on Senator John McCain's battle with brain cancer...and more... ...

Bobcat causes power outage in western Kansas…and other headlines: July 13, 2017

andy lambertJuly 13, 2017

Crews responding to a power outage near Lakin quickly find the cause - a bobcat had climbed up the pole and gotten itself electrocuted. Workers removed the carcass and did the work to get the electric service back on. They also let the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism know. The Cowley County sheriff says a man who was the subject of a search after a mobile home fire has been foun...

David Frizzell Interview, July 2017

andy lambertJuly 12, 2017

David Frizzell, younger brother of country music legend Lefty Frizzell, has made his own mark on the music world with hits like "Your the Reason God Made Oklahoma" (with Shelly West) and "I'm Going to Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home." David and Rocking M Media's Sacha Sanguinetti share some laughs as they talk about the upcoming Country Gold Tour. Frizzell will be performing with Leroy Van Dyke,...

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