Lawrence Man Convicted of Threatening U.S. Congressman

Topeka, KS– A federal jury convicted a Kansas man today for making death threats against a United States congressman. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Chase Neill, 32, of Lawrence was found guilty of one count of threatening to murder U.S. Representative Jake LaTurner of Kansas. Neill is scheduled to be sentenced […]

Crews Have Cleaned Up Most of the Oil that Spilled out of the Keystone Pipeline in Kansas

Washington County, KS- The pipeline company that spilled nearly 600,000 gallons of oil onto fields and into a stream in north-central Kansas says it has cleaned up more than 85% of the crude. Meanwhile, the Washington County, Kansas, newspaper reported that the Keystone pipeline is by far the county’s biggest source of tax revenue. The county’s second-biggest source […]

Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $45 Million to Connect Kansans to High-Speed Internet

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $44.5 million will be awarded to nine service providers to extend high-speed internet to 18,468 locations in 15 underserved counties across the state. This is the third and final award phase of the Kansas Capital Project Funds (CPF) Broadband Infrastructure Program.  The CPF program provides funding to make […]

Kansas 4-H Teams with Healthy Blue to Improve Wellness of Kansas Uouth

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– Officials with the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Healthy Blue have announced a partnership to invest in the mental health and well-being of Kansas youth.   According to information from the 4-H Foundation, Healthy Blue – a collaboration of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Blue […]

Attorney General Drummond Files Request for More Time Between Executions

Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Gentner Drummond has filed a motion with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals requesting that seven impending executions be conducted with more time between each event. Drummond said he is grateful for the hard work of Department of Corrections (DOC) professionals who are spending many days each month in […]

Cattle Chat: Knowing What Ranch Records to Keep

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS- The beginning of a new year often is an opportunity to reflect upon the past and set goals for the future. On a ranching operation, Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute experts say it is a good time to make recordkeeping and management […]

Even in Winter, Gardens Need Water

K-State Research and Extension news service    Manhattan, KS– Snow across portions of Kansas provided relief to landscapes during an abnormally dry December.   But Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham said yards may need another shot of moisture to alleviate stress in lawns and gardens.   “A good, deep watering with moisture reaching […]

Happy Hippie Announces Expansion to Aggieville

Clay Center, KS- Erin Hammel, the owner of Happy Hippie in Clay Center, who recently just celebrated their 2 year anniversary at their location, has announced their expansion to a location in Aggieville that once previously housed Public Hall. Erin said they have signed a lease to open a Happy Hippie Health Bar in Aggieville, […]