Latest Kansas News

Zoo investigates animal handling after tiger attacks worker

Apr. 23, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas zoo is investigating its animal-handling protocols after a Sumatran tiger seriously injured a veteran zookeeper, and its director acknowledged Tuesday that human error probably led to the attack. The Topeka Zoo has "100% confidence" that no problem with the tiger's enclosure...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 23, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore transfers to DePaul

Apr. 23, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore is returning home to Chicago to play for DePaul. Coach Dave Leitao announced the move Tuesday, making DePaul Moore's third school. He began his career at California and played one season at Kansas. Moore averaged 2.9 points in 35 games as a sophomore after...

Kansas' new governor vetoes mandate on abortion 'reversal'

Apr. 22, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor on Monday vetoed a measure that would require clinics and doctors to tell their patients about a disputed treatment to stop a medication abortion after a woman has taken the first of two pills. The action by Gov. Laura Kelly, an abortion-rights supporter,...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike to return for senior season

Apr. 22, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike will return for his senior season, giving coach Bill Self the 7-foot center he hoped to build his offense around last season. Azubuike averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds before undergoing season-ending wrist surgery last season. The Jayhawks went on to...

Kansas patrol: Army vet, wife killed in crash with vulture

Apr. 22, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head on a...

Kansas zookeeper attacked by tiger is out of intensive care

Apr. 22, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say a Kansas zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger is out of intensive care. Topeka city spokeswoman Mally Hadfield says the woman is stable and was moved Sunday to a different unit of the hospital. The woman's name hasn't been released, and Hadfield says her family...

Condition of Topeka zookeeper attacked by tiger improving

Apr. 21, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The director of the Topeka Zoo says a zookeeper who was attacked by a Sumatran tiger remains in intensive care but her prognosis for recovery is good. The zookeeper was attacked Saturday while in the outdoor tiger habitat of Sanjiv, a 7-year-old male tiger. The Topeka Capital-Journal...

Romine, Yankees shake bullpen meltdown, top Royals 7-6 in 10

Apr. 21, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Austin Romine and Clint Frazier, backups carrying the burden while most of the Bronx Bombers are out for repair, kept the Yankees from a devastating loss and boosted the injury-decimated team back to a winning record. On a day that began when Aaron Judge became the 13th New York player on...

Large brawl involving mostly teenagers at Worlds of Fun

Apr. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say officers responded to a brawl involving up to 300 teenagers at the Worlds of Fun amusement park in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City police say several law enforcement agencies were called to the park Saturday night when an off-duty Clay County sheriff's deputy...