Kansas News

Trial Expected in Ex-Kansas Insurance Agent Theft Case

The attorney for a former Kansas insurance agent accused of stealing nearly $2 million from policyholders says the case is expected to go to trial. Kari Schmidt said her client, Jason Matthew Pennington, has not reached a plea deal with …

Small Commercial Trucks in Kansas Exempt from Most Safety Rules

Starting July 1, Kansas is granting a yearlong exemption to small commercial trucks from most of the safety regulations it imposes upon larger haulers, despite the misgivings of some officials. The Topeka Capital Journal reports that the exemption is the …

Midwest Hit by Damaging Hail Storms, Tornadoes

Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on June 2 as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes. The National Weather Service said reports of extensive …

Report: Healthy Midwest Economic Growth Expected

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states inched up in May, suggesting healthy economic growth is coming over the next three to six months, according to a report released. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to …

Fire Danger High In Much Of Southwest, Including Texas

Warm, hot weather and gusty winds are raising the risk of wildfires in the Southwest. Red flag warnings were posted Monday for the Texas Panhandle and southwestern Kansas. The danger is also high in Colorado Springs and other parts of Colorado as well …

National Weather Service Says Oklahoma/Kansas Tornado Was EF2

The National Weather Service in Tulsa, Oklahoma says the EF2 tornado that killed one person in Quapaw earlier this week started at 5:29 p.m. Sunday, April 27 about 3 miles southwest of Quapaw. The tornado packing maximum wind speeds of …

Model House in Kansas Stripped of Everything – Even the Kitchen Sink

Everything has been stolen – including the kitchen sink – from the kitchen of a model house in Kansas. Police say thieves stripped the kitchen of the Clayton Homes unit in south Wichita, taking all the upscale appliances, the wooden …

Arkansas, Oklahoma Hit Hard by Weekend Tornadoes

Arkansas, Oklahoma and parts of the Midwest were pounded over the weekend by deadly tornado-producing storms that touched down in seven states. As many as 30 tornadoes have been reported, half of which touched down in Arkansas. The Arkansas Department …

Farmers Insurance Expects $75M in Claims from Midwest Storms

A system of severe weather moving through multiple Midwest states in early April brought tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Farmers Insurance estimates that its expected claims volume from these states will total approximately …

Nearly $3M Awarded in Kansas Malpractice Case

The parents of a Missouri man awarded nearly $3 million by a Kansas jury say they hope the case helps raise awareness of the risks and possible complications from pain injections. A Johnson County, Kan., jury awarded the family of …