Homicide Investigation Underway in Allen and Neosho Counties

Allen County, KS– The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Allen County Sheriff’s Office, and the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead Saturday evening in Chanute, Kansas.   The Allen County Sheriff’s Office contacted the KBI for investigative assistance just after 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. […]

Poinsettias are a Long-Time Holiday Favorite

By Trisha Gedon Stillwater, OK– Although the Christmas tree takes center stage in many homes for holiday decorations, the poinsettia is also a popular addition to seasonal décor. There is no other plant that symbolizes Christmas like the poinsettia. With over 100 varieties available, there’s a poinsettia that will fit almost any holiday style. Traditional […]

UPDATE: Officer-Involved Shooting in Topeka

Shawnee County, KS – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has identified the man who died Thursday morning in an officer-involved shooting in Topeka.   Dylan Walstrom, 28, of Topeka, died after he was shot during a violent struggle with an officer from the Topeka Police Department.   The investigation is ongoing.   The KBI […]

KBI Director Kirk Thompson Announces Retirement

Topeka, KS – Kirk Thompson, Director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the premier statewide criminal investigative agency, has announced his upcoming retirement, effective January 10, 2023.   Kirk Thompson has served as KBI Director for over 11 years. His distinguished law enforcement service spanned more than 46 years.   Thompson first entered law […]

Volunteer Trees Need to be Controlled Now

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — During December, many homeowners are focused on Christmas trees, but Kansas State University horticulture expert Ward Upham said there are other trees to be thinking about.   “Though trees are a vital part of our landscapes, there are situations where volunteer trees need to be […]

Hometown Legend John Hadl Passes Away at 82

Lawerence, KS- John Hadl, a homegrown football legend at the University of Kansas who went on to become a professional football star, passed away Wednesday morning. He was 82-years-old.  Hadl made a name for himself at Lawrence High School as an all-state halfback for the football team and as a centerfielder for the baseball team. […]

Sen. Marshall Completes 105 Town Hall Circuit Across Kansas

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. today announced completion of 105 town halls in each of Kansas’ 105 counties. The announcement comes just weeks before the conclusion of the 117th Congress – Senator Marshall’s first as a U.S. Senator. Be sure to click HERE or on the image below to watch a highlight reel […]

KDA Participates in Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Mexico

Manhattan, KS — The Kansas Department of Agriculture partnered with the U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. (USLGE) along with the Idaho, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Tennessee departments of agriculture to participate in a trade mission to Mexico on October 25-28, 2022. Participants of the trade mission were Kansas cattlemen Dirck Hoagland of J&N Ranch, […]

Holiday Tips: Save Time By Freezing Yeast Bread and Cookie Dough

K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — The holiday season can get busy, and being able to prepare yeast bread dough ahead of time and freeze it for later use could save time, said Kansas State University food scientist Karen Blakeslee.   Blakeslee said preparing and freezing yeast bread dough must go […]