Health Care

KS House: Medicaid Debate Nixed


TOPEKA - Republicans have blocked a debate in the Kansas House of Representatives on expanding the state's Medicaid program as encouraged by the federal health care overhaul. The vote Wednesday in the GOP-dominated chamber was 85-37 against debating ...
Shooting

Man Shot in N. Wichita Front Yard


WICHITA - Police are investigating a drive-by shooting. Officers were called to the 1200 block of N. Fairview after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, near 13th & Waco. A 26-year-old man was shot several times and was hospitalized in critical condition. Investiga...
Caucuses

Kansas could play key role in determining GOP nominee


WICHITA - Kansas Republicans and Democrats are preparing for the March 5 caucuses, when the national spotlight could be on the Sunflower State. In past presidential elections, a likely nominee is already determined by the time Kansas caucuses roll around
Standoff

Citizens' tips lead to brief standoff, arrest in Newton


NEWTON, Kan. - Multiple citizen responses helped Newton Police apprehend a man wanted for felony theft, arson and burglary Tuesday night after about a 20 minute standoff. The responses to a wanted poster released earlier today on the NPD Facebook page
Medicaid

KS Senate advances bill to decrease Medicaid drug costs


TOPEKA, Kan. - A bill designed to cut Kansas' costs in providing prescription drugs for poor and disabled residents has received first-round approval in the state Senate. Senators advanced the bill Tuesday on a voice vote. The proposal would allow