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Man accused of imposing 'slave contract' to get mental tests

A competency evaluation has been ordered for a Lincoln man accused of forcing his girlfriend into a ``slave contract.''   The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Judge Stephanie Stacy stopped a hearing... Read More

Kansas Teens Less Likely to be Vaccinated Against HPV

ASSOCIATED PRESS - The Immunize Kansas Coalition says teenagers in Kansas are among the least likely to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus. Coalition chairman John Eplee says only 21 percent of teens in Kansas have received all three doses... Read More

Declining Revenues Prompt Concerns

ASSOCIATED PRESS - Kansas legislators are concerned about lower-than-anticipated sales tax collections by the state over the past few months. A budget study committee’s members quizzed legislative staff members Monday about possible explanations... Read More

Lincoln City Council bans flying lanterns

The Lincoln City Council has banned flying lanterns from sale or use in the city.        The council voted unanimously for the ban at its meeting Monday.    The fire department has reported numerous fires over the past few years started by the... Read More

Major League Baseball Scores

INTERLEAGUE Monday's Game Seattle 8 Colorado 7 Tuesday's Game Seattle (Nuno 0-0) at Colorado (J.Gray 0-0), 8:40 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games Toronto 5, Minnesota 1 Texas 12, Houston 9 Tampa Bay 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Baltimore 9, Oak... Read More

Grain Farm Income Expected To Drop Significantly in 2015

Grain farmers should brace for a drop in net incomes this year as the prices for corn, soybeans and wheat have fallen significantly from recent years, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. The latest Agricultural Prices report, release... Read More

Patrol says 1 dead, 4 hurt in crash near Ashland

ASHLAND, Neb.  Authorities have identified a man killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says 35-year-old Ka Paw Shee, of Omaha, was a passenger in the vehicle traveling westbound... Read More

Rabobank Releases Report Exploring the Unexpected Geography of U.S. Cow Herd

The beef cow population in the United States is expected to grow by over three million head in the next three to five years. The economic signals for building/rebuilding the herd are clear, and in the next four to six years, the location of the U.S.... Read More

Gov. Brownback criticizes new carbon emissions rules

TOPEKA (AP) -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says the final version of a federal rule for cutting carbon emissions from power plants is "twice as bad" for the state as the original version outlined a year ago. The Republican governor said Monday that... Read More

Lexington Public Schools introduces 32 new teachers

LEXINGTON - School is right around the corner and many students might notice a new face in the classroom this fall. 32 new teachers were introduced to the community Monday afternoon at a New Teacher Recognition Luncheon at the Lexington High School. ... Read More

Former University of Kansas Chancellor Hemenway Dies

ASSOCIATED PRESS - A memorial service is planned Sunday to honor former University of Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway. Family and university officials said Hemenway died Friday at a Lenexa nursing home from complications of Parkinson’s disease... Read More