Kansas News

Consortium and Kansas County Announce Drone Emergency Response Deal

The Property Drone Consortium and emergency managers for Marion County, Kan. announced a public-private partnership under which the consortium will provide the county with an unmanned aerial system, sensor and resources. The county plans to deploy the system in the …

Settlement Reached Over Kansas Discrimination Claim

Saline County in Kansas and a former interim director of the Saline County Health Department have reached a $75,000 settlement over a sexual discrimination claim. The Salina Journal reported the county said that it denied liability associated with the claim, …

Kansas Gun Dealer Settles for $132K in Weapon Sell to Felon

Owners of a southeast Kansas gun shop sued for selling a weapon that a man used to kill himself and his 8-year-old son have reached a $132,000 settlement with the child’s mother, according to lawyers in the case. The negligence …

Farmers Expects $80 Million in Claims from May Storms

Storms moving through multiple states at the end of May including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas, have resulted in more than 9,000 claims already filed across multiple states for Farmers Insurance. Farmers expects to see nearly 15,000 claims across nine …

Bage Named COO at Kansas-Based MutualAid eXchange

Overland Park, Kan.-based MutualAid eXchange (MAX) named Lisa Bage as its new chief operating officer. She will direct the enterprise’s sales, marketing and underwriting operations. Bage comes to MAX enterprise from Bankers Insurance of St. Petersburg, Fla., where she was …

Damage Reported in 6 Kansas Counties Following Storms

Storms that packed at least nine confirmed tornadoes, hail and heavy rain left behind damage in Kansas counties but no fatalities or major injuries. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management said in a news release that the storm moved from …

State of Emergency Declared in Oklahoma Following Severe Storms, Tornados

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency after an outbreak of severe storms that swept across the state on May 6 bringing tornados, high winds, hail and flooding. At least 39 tornados were reported to have touched ground yesterday. …

Uber Pulls Out of Kansas After Senate Imposes Stricter Regulations

Ride-hailing service Uber said it ceased operations in Kansas after the state legislature decided to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill that will impose stricter regulations on ride-hailing services. Uber said the bill makes it impossible for it …

Midwest Hammered by Severe Storms; More Expected Today

States in the Midwest were slammed on Wednesday by violent storms that produced high winds, hail and tornadoes. The severe weather is expected to continue today. Large and destructive hail have caused the most damage so far, according to the Weather …

Texas Grocery Chain, H-E-B, Others Pull Blue Bell Products

Texas grocery chain H-E-B is pulling all Blue Bell Ice Cream from store shelves as a precaution after a recall of some of the ice cream maker’s products that were connected to three deaths in Kansas. San Antonio-based H-E-B, with …