Local news

On the grill: Follow this advice to make fires, injuries rare
June 29, 2011
The United States Fire Administration and Safe Kids Kansas answer questions about grilling and safety.
Cool Savings: Expert offers tips on air conditioning
June 22, 2011
Bruce Snead, K-State Research and Extension residential energy specialist, answers questions about holding down cooling costs this summer.
Traffic changes take place at K-7 and 55th Street/Johnson Drive interchange
June 16, 2011
As of 1 p.m. Thursday, several traffic changes have occurred in the construction zone around Kansas Highway 7 and 55th Street/Johnson Drive, the Kansas Department of Transportation said.
Keeping it green
June 8, 2011
Healthy lawn possible in summer’s heat
KCK’s new stadium: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park to open June 9
June 1, 2011
Here, courtesy of sportingkc.com and livestrongsportingpark.com, is some information about the stadium.
Celebrating Mom: Mother’s Day history dates to early 1900s
May 4, 2011
Mother’s Day history dates to early 1900s
Playground safety: Children need supervision to prevent injury
April 27, 2011
National Playground Safety Week is April 25-29. Cheri Sage, state director for Safe Kids Kansas, reminds parents that on the playground, active supervision and certain safety precautions are necessary to ensure their children remain healthy and safe.
Marking Earth Day: Ideas offered for celebrating Mother Earth
April 20, 2011
Mary Knapp, state climatologist with the K-State Extension Service, answers questions about Earth Day.
Embattled Kansas Bioscience Authority leader resigns
11:11 a.m., April 15, 2011 Updated 11:55 a.m.
Tom Thornton, the leader of the Kansas Bioscience Authority, which is under investigation and been criticized by Gov. Sam Brownback, has resigned.
Tax day looms: Still time for procrastinators to hit deadline
April 13, 2011
Michael Devine, a spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service, answers questions about filing federal income taxes.
High winds, hail blow through area
08:25 p.m., April 3, 2011 Updated 08:44 p.m.
A line of thunderstorms Sunday evening that blew through northeast Kansas caused some damage in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.
Google Fiber coming to KCK
11:26 a.m., March 30, 2011 Updated 11:45 a.m.
Wyandotte County is the winner of a high-stakes, high-profile national competition to land Google’s ultra high-speed fiber network.
5 Questions: Pay yourself first
Emergency fund a necessity, expert says
March 30, 2011
It’s never too late to start saving, says Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist, even if it’s just $10 or $20 a paycheck.
5 Questions: Healthy eating
Good, nutritious foods need not break bank
March 23, 2011
March is National Nutrition Month, so we turned to Susan Nicholson, a registered and licensed dietitian and author of “7 Day Menu Planner For Dummies,” about budgeting for nutritional home meals.