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Kansas Gas Service is jumping into the rate hike picture. KGS says it now needs $28 million more in its net base rate. If approved, customer bills will go up an average of $4.34 per month. KGS’s last rate increase was in 2012. The uti,lity is also proposing a three year pilot program called Cost […]
A top Republican in the Kansas Senate says he made a mistake in supporting Gov. Sam Brownback’s 2012 income tax cuts and will not seek re-election because of the state’s political climate. Sen. Vice President Jeff King of Independence was the only member of Senate leadership to vote this week against a budget that will […]
Visually impaired persons can now utilize a new smartphone app to make it easier to ride the bus in Wichita. Many blind and visually impaired people come to Wichita to work at Envision – and more than 80 percent of them use Wichita Transit services. New beacons are being installed at all 1200 of Wichita’s […]
The Butler County Sheriff getting a big surprise on Thursday… a new grandbaby! SHeriff Herzet says it’s really a shocking ordeal. He was called to the hospital when his daughter went to the ER believing she was suffering from appendicitis. Nope, it wasn’t that. Grady Herzet was full term pregnant. Herzet and her longtime boyfriend […]
A Kansas Highway Patrol investigator says a truck driver failed to set the emergency brakes on a truck and likely caused an Amtrak train derailment west of Dodge City. The Wichita Eagle reports the truck owned by Cimarron Crossing Feeders rolled downhill, broke through two fences, crossed U.S. 50 and struck the railroad bed. That […]
Two Planned Parenthood affiliates have filed a federal lawsuit over Kansas’ decision to cut off Medicaid reimbursements to the abortion provider. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri and Planned Parenthood of St. Louis Region against the state Department of Health and Environment’s top administrator. The lawsuit contends that Kansas […]
The Kansas Republican Party’s chairman and other top GOP officials say they’ll support Donald Trump as the party’s nominee for president. But not all Republicans are ready to back the brash billionaire now that he is the presumed GOP candidate. State GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold said he thinks Kansas Republicans who’ve opposed Trump’s bid for […]
We begin in Butler County this morning, where a crash last night sent at least one person to a local hospital. It happened at about 10pm neat SW 90th and Santa Fe Lake Road at Augusta. Police say an elderly victim was rished to a Wichita hospital by air ambulance. No name on the victim […]
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