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SW Kansas postal worker accused of stealing mail

andy lambertAugust 21, 2015

We're learning more about this week's indictment of a postal worker in southwest Kansas. Prosecutors claim that woman stole gift cards from mail addressed to people in Denver and Kansas City earlier this year while she worked at the post office in Kismet. Court records don't list an attorney for her. ...

DSNWK closing home in Atwood

andy lambertAugust 20, 2015

Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas is closing its group home in Atwood. The agency points to a string of budget cuts as well as ongoing trouble finding and maintaining staff. Students from that home will be relocated elsewhere in the program. ...

Streets in Goodland to get more work this week

andy lambertAugust 17, 2015

Streets that were recently chip-sealed in Goodland will be getting a fog seal this Wednesday, weather permitting. If you live along those routes, the city says to move your car off the street by Tuesday night and don't water your yard Wednesday morning. ...

Huelskamp gets award from conservative lobby group

andy lambertAugust 17, 2015

A conservative lobbying group recognizes first district congressman Tim Huelskamp. The American Conservative Union gave the Kansas representative the Award for Conservative Excellence, which the group gives to lawmakers scoring 90% or higher on the American Conservative Union's legislative scorecard. ...

Schools expected to ask for more money

andy lambertAugust 17, 2015

More than three dozen Kansas school districts are expected to ask top state officials for more money due to budget problems. 22 districts have already asked for extra aid, pointing to unexpected drops in local tax revenue because of declines in the priice of oil. Legislative leaders and the governor meet next Monday to consider the requests. ...

Number of uninsured down in Kansas

andy lambertAugust 17, 2015

The uninsured rate in Kansas is down, at least a bit according to a new Gallup poll. 11.3 percent of people surveyed in the first half of the year said they didn't have health insurance, compared to 12.5 percent of Kansans two years ago. Survey analysts believe the uninsured rate would be even lower if Kansas had expanded Medicaid, set up its own insurance exchange, or both. ...

Corn forecast looking good

andy lambertAugust 13, 2015

The government's first corn production forecast of the season anticipates a good 2015 harvest in Kansas. It projects corn production to come in at 570 million bushels, which would be one percent above last year. Industry officials look forward to the August report because it's the season's first official estimate of the size of the crop. It gives them a chance to see if the government confirms wha...

Domestic issues led to killings and abduction in Dodge City

andy lambertAugust 12, 2015

Police in Dodge City have a clearer picture of what caused a man to fatally shoot two people on Sunday and then shoot himself. Investigators say longstanding domestic issues led him to kill a man outside a store and abduct and kill his estranged wife before shooting himself. He was taken to the hospital and died yesterday. ...

Brownback tells schools to put more money in classrooms

andy lambertAugust 12, 2015

Governor Sam Brownback is urging Kansas school districts to move more of the money they get into the classroom and hold down their administrative costs. Brownback says Kansas law requires districts to spend two-thirds of their funding in the classroom but only a handful of districts actually get that done. The head of the state's largest teachers union says if the governor really wants to help sch...

2 NW Kansas automobile crashes end in tragedy

andy lambertAugust 11, 2015

A crash on K-23 in Sheridan County leaves a woman from Wichita dead and her husband in the hospital. A tire on their motorcycle blew out, throwing both of them off the bike. It's believed a medical condition is behind a deadly crash in Bird City. A woman from Hays ran off US-36 and hit a billboard. It's unclear if the medical condition or the wreck caused her death. ...

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