Sedgwick County Zoo Executive Director announces retirement

WICHITA - On Tuesday the Sedgwick County Zoo announced the retirement of executive director Mark Reed.  KAKE News says Reed plans to retire at the end of the year. Reed came to Wichita from the San Antonio Zoo in 1979 as assistant director to the

Kansas man faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot

WICHITA - A Topeka man faces sentencing for his role in a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's foiled plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill and maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Alexander Blair has told the judge he
Deadly Fire

Deadly Topeka fire intentionally set

TOPEKA, Kan. - Topeka fire investigators said an apartment fire that killed three women was a case of arson. The fire was reported around 8:20 a.m. Monday at the three-story apartment building in the central part of the city.   The fire killed Janel
Election 2016

Former Republican seeks 1st District seat as independent

CLYDE, Kan. — A fifth-generation farmer who nearly upset incumbent 1st District Congressman Tim Huelskamp in the Republican primary two years ago is running as an independent against the Republican who dethroned Huelskamp in August. Alan LaPolice o
Yordano Ventura

Royals extend win streak to 9 by beating Marlins 1-0

MIAMI, Fla. — Yordano Ventura escaped two threats while pitching six innings, and the Kansas City Royals extended their winning streak to nine games by beating the Miami Marlins 1-0 on Tuesday night. Ventura (9-9), who reached 101 mph on the scoreb