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

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 ( ) reports that 21-year-old DiAntre Lemmie and 24-year-old A

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

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
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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