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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 …

Union Alleges Kansas Aerospace Firm Used Medical Records in Layoffs

The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of …

Kansas Parents Want Stricter Day Care Regulations, Insurance Requirement

A Wichita, Kan., couple whose son died while at day care is using their tragedy to push for stronger regulations of day care providers. Brock and Christina Mosier won a $950,000 judgment against day care provider Karin Patterson last month. …

Bill to Raise Limits on Lawsuit Damages Passes Kansas House Committee

A Kansas House committee has endorsed legislation allowing higher monetary damages in personal injury lawsuits while revising the rules of evidence in such cases. The March 18 voice vote by the Commerce, Labor and Economic Committee sent the Senate-passed measure …

Kansas Researcher Seeks Clue to Some Tornadoes’ Paths

Weather officials in Kansas will be watching major thunderstorms this year for a clue about wind speeds that may help indicate the path of potential tornadoes. The research stems from tornadoes last year in Kansas and Oklahoma that baffled weather …