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VA Undersecretary Resigns

Updated: 05/16/2014 - An undersecretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned Friday, one day after he testified at a Senate hearing on the wait times at VA hospitals.

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Brownback Signs Kansas Budget Bill

Updated: 05/16/2014 - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has vetoed a $5 million transfer from the state's share of a national tobacco settlement that legislators sought to divert to the Kansas Bioscience Authority.

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Pentagon Document Lays Out Battle Plan Against Zombies

Posted: 05/16/2014 - Never fear the night of the living dead, the Pentagon has got you covered with an elaborate plan should a zombie apocalypse befall the country, according to a Defense Department document obtained by CNN.

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Kansas Sheriff Moves Toward Less-Lethal Ammunition

Posted: 05/16/2014 - A sharp increase in the number of physical confrontations between inmates and correctional officers has prompted a central Kansas sheriff to purchase less lethal ammunition to subdue prisoners.

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Lawrence Officials Warn Of Lifeguard Shortage

Posted: 05/16/2014 - Lawrence officials say a shortage of lifeguards could mean portions of the city's indoor and outdoor swimming pools might have to be idled this summer.

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Kansas Summit Focuses Policies For Healthful Foods

Posted: 05/16/2014 - The upcoming Southeast Kansas Farm-to-Fork Summit this month is focusing on policies to help Kansas farmers make healthful foods accessible and affordable for all residents.

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Washburn Tech Honors Class Of 2014

Posted: 05/15/2014 - Washburn Tech hosted its commencement on the WU campus. Nearly 600 students were recognized for their achievements during the event.

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Michelle Obama Challenges Topeka Seniors To Stand Up To Discrimination

Updated: 05/16/2014 - First Lady Michelle Obama challenged Topeka Public School seniors to battle the "old prejudices" that linger not in the laws, but in some people's hearts and minds "and (to) drag my generation and your grandparents’ generation along with you."

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Kansas School Nurse Of The Year Goes To Local Nurse

Posted: 05/15/2014 - A Logan Elementary School nurse has earned a distinguished award for helping provide care for her students. Garrie Oppitz was named the 2014-15 school nurse of the year.

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Suspect Identified In KU Sexual Battery, Still At Large

Posted: 05/15/2014 - The University of Kansas' Office of Public Safety say they have identified a suspect in a sexually battery case earlier this month and say he is still at large. They would not release his name.

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New Kansas Law Helps Cement Firm With Tax Dispute

Posted: 05/15/2014 - A new Kansas law will change how property at cement manufacturing plants is valued for tax purposes and help settle a dispute involving an Overland Park company.

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