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Kansas bill would tighten rules on how needy use government aid

Topeka - Lawmakers in Kansas are awaiting the signature of Republican Governor Sam Brownback to a bill that would change how the state's needy use cash assistance from the state. The money is part of the TANF program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

Kansas now the fourth state with confirmed avian flu in poultry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday confirmed the presence of a virulent strain of the avian flu virus in poultry in Kansas. This discovery confirms the deadly virus has spread into the migratory bird route.

Ice cream recalled; CDC reports 3 Listeria-related deaths

Brenham - An outbreak of listeriosis has claimed the lives of three people, the CDC reports, saying that the cases are linked to Blue Bell ice cream. A total of five people were reported infected.

Kansas Governor declares October Zombie Preparedness Month

Topeka - Forget tornadoes, Dorothy and Toto, zombies are what Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is worried about, prompting him to declare October as Zombie Preparedness Month.

5-year-old girl dies in gun battle between police and kidnapper

Leavenworth - Cadence Harris went missing Friday and police went looking for her. Police caught up with the alleged kidnapper after a car chase. Authorities had run him off the road in a high-speed chase when he opened fire on them.

Op-Ed: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback embraced failed Reagan tax policies

Topeka - Governor Sam Brownback is a staunch conservative who invokes the name of Ronald Reagan, while bowing his head. In the state of Kansas, Brownback introduced supply side tax cuts, proven to be a miserable failure in the state of Kansas.

Congressmen who voted for NDAA detention face voters on Aug. 5th

A round of primary elections is scheduled to take place on August 5th in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, and Washington.

Pedophile sting finds dwarf in van, urine

Longwood - Christopher Lanning embarked on an 18-hour cross-country journey to Florida with the intent of sleeping with an underage girl.

Pastafarianism now an official religion in Poland

The Church of Flying Spaghetti Monster is now accepted as an official religion in Poland after a 2013 ruling was overturned on Tuesday.

March Madness: Underdog Stanford wins over number-two Kansas

March Madness lived up to its name Sunday when Stanford (10) defeated Kansas (2) in a nail-biter that surely broke millions of NCAA basketball brackets across the world.

Westboro Baptist Church founder, Fred Phelps, near death

Topeka - The controversial Fred Phelps Sr, founder of Westboro Baptist Church and "God Hates Fags", is reportedly near death in a hospice facility in Topeka, Kansas.

Three bodies found on Kansas farm, police searching for suspect

Ottawa - Police are investigating a farm 60 miles southwest of Kansas City after the bodies of a woman and two men were found on its premises.

Kansas GOP to legalize quarantine of HIV patients

The Kansas legislature is about to give the state the power to quarantine people with HIV and AIDS. It is expected that the legislation will become law within the next few weeks.

Nacho platter weighing 4,689 pounds breaks Guinness World Record

Lawrence - This past weekend a massive plate of nachos set a new standard for the biggest platter of nachos, creating the latest Guinness World Record for the category. The event happened in Lawrence, Kansas.

Santorum captures Kansas; Romney wins Wyoming

Rick Santorum had an easy victory in the Republican presidential caucuses in Kansas , but front-runner Mitt Romney was victorious in the Wyoming county caucuses.

Westboro tweets fake protest pic from Whitney Houston funeral

Newark - A picture tweeted by Margie Phelps on Twitter depicting what appears to be Westboro Baptist Church protest signs outside the Whitney Houston funeral has created a stir on the Internet after it was declared fake by several news media outlets.

Kansas residents mistake naval craft for UFO

Residents of Cowley County, Kansas were treated a few days ago to the sight of what seemed a UFO being towed on a truck along the U.S. Highway 77. The craft covered by tarpaulin seemed to everyone the shape of a flying saucer.

Diamonds, Krugerrands found in Salvation Army red kettles

Shawnee - A sure sign of Christmas approaching is the sight of the Salvation Army bell ringers and red kettles. And while some see the kettles as a place to drop spare change or a few dollars others see them as an opportunity to deposit more valuable goods .

Rooftop ride for dead man

Wichita - The occurrence of any accident and especially when a fatality is involved is always unpleasant and often a shock to those who live through the accident. In this case the shock may not have been as noticeable.

Kansas lawmaker compares shooting wild hogs to immigrants

Topeka - A Kansas Republican lawmaker on Monday suggested the problem of the country’s immigration problem could be addressed in the same manner the state of Kansas is addressing the feral hog issue: shooting them from a helicopter.

Kansas House green-lights 'Dead Red' motorcycle bill

Topeka - The Kansas House of Representatives gave the green-light to a bill that will establish specific conditions and situations when motorcyclists may proceed through a red light traffic signal without the risk of being ticketed.

Westboro Church website hacked by Anonymous during live interview

Topeka - The Internet group Anonymous confronted Shirley Phelps-Roper from the Westboro Baptist Church on the David Pakman show claiming the alleged letter threatening Westboro was a hoax and then hacked the Westboro website as a warning and display of power.

Feds indict two for slaying multiple Whitetail and Mule deer

Wichita - Federal grand jury indicts a pair of brothers for operating a guided hunting service that specialized in the illegal hunting and killing of white-tailed deer and mule deer in Comanche County, Kansas in violation of the federal Lacey Act.

Deadly South Dakota tornadoes caught on video by Storm Chasers

Bowdle - Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers were in South Dakota this weekend and filmed the major tornadoes that hit the mid-west states. Storm's spun from this weather band are responsible for the death of one child and destruction at hundreds of farms and homes.

Five confirmed dead after killer tornadoes hit Oklahoma Special

Norman - Violent storms that tore through the southern Plains from Oklahoma to Kansas resulted in five dead, dozens of injuries, property damage and disruption of public utilities and power lines while littering the streets with debris in the wake of disaster.

Google renames itself Topeka for April Fool's

In spirit of April Fool's Day, Google changed its name on the search page to 'Topeka.' Why, you ask? This prank mirrors Topeka's unofficial adoption of "Google" as its new name.

Google is now a little place in Kansas

Topeka - People say that technology is taking over the world. Well in this case, it's a start to that. Topeka, Kansas has renamed itself Google temporarily.

NCAAM: Kansas Defeats Texas

Both of these teams had the no. 1 spot in the NCAA men's basketball rankings, but Kansas showed they are no. 1 by beating Texas.

Kansas considers ending capital punishment

Kansas is considering taking capital punishment off of the books. With high costs to house a death row inmate the decision may be more to do with the wallet than ethics.

No.1 Kansas beats Michigan

In the first ever "Going Green" game the no.1 Kansas Jayhawks defeated the Michigan Wolverines to remain unbeaten this season.
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