Budget Gap

Kansas Budget Director says Lawmakers Must Fill Gap

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  Gov. Sam Brownback's top budget adviser says Kansas legislators must find about $400 million through tax increases or spending cuts during the state's next fiscal year after the release of new, more pessimistic revenue projections.

Former Kansas State Legislator Sentenced for Bank Fraud

TOPEKA, Kan.  -  A former Kansas state legislator was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for defrauding Farmers and Merchants Bank of Colby, Kan., of more than $460,000, some of which he deposited in his campaign account.

Topeka Man Dies in Rollover Crash

EMPORIA, Kan.  -  A Topeka man is dead following a rollover accident in Lyon County. Around 3:15 a.m. Monday, a Lyon County sheriff's deputy on patrol found a Ford Escort on its top at the US Highway 99 and Road L junction, north of Emporia.

Wichita Man Shoots Himself while Cleaning Gun

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita man was hospitalized after police say he accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun.

Wichita Police Officer Injured During Traffic Stop

WICHITA, Kan.  -  A Wichita police officer was hurt Sunday during an altercation with another driver during a traffic stop. It began around 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 6000 block of East 21st Street North as an officer stopped a car for driving too closely to another vehicle.