Hospital

Kansas picks new leader for mental hospital in Larned


TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas has picked a new leader for a state mental hospital that has been beset with staffing problems. The Department on Aging and Disability Services announced Tuesday that Bill Rein has been named to the superintendent's job at
Trial

2 ordered to send trial in killing of Nebraska man in Kansas


SALINA, Kan. — A judge has found sufficient evidence for two people to stand trial in the killing of a Nebraska man in a Salina motel parking lot. The Salina Journal (http://bit.ly/29eF9Ex ) reports that 21-year-old DiAntre Lemmie and 24-year-old A
Backlog

Brownback describes Medicaid backlog as 'frustrating'


TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Sam Brownback says he's disappointed the state's backlog in unprocessed Medicaid applications is four times as large as previously thought. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Brownback discussed the situation in a b
Lawsuits

Two discrimination lawsuits against Emporia State proceed


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lawsuits alleging that Emporia State University discriminated against two minority assistant professors are continuing in federal court. A federal judge on June 15 refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Melvin Hale, although some
Alex Gordon

Cardinals' offense comes alive in 8-4 win over Royals


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Just about everybody in the Cardinals lineup drove in a run, Michael Wacha was good enough on the mound and St. Louis held off the Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Tuesday night to even their four-game, two-city series. Wacha (4-7) allo