Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county and largest employment center being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. Kansas is named after the Kansas River, which in turn was named after the Kansa Native Americans who lived along its banks. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.
A major blizzard swept across Colorado and into the U.S. Midwest on Tuesday. Reuters reports the storm blocked roads and causing hundreds of flight cancellations. By early Tuesday afternoon, the storm..
More than a dozen people were injured when a nitrogen line ruptured at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, causing part of the building to collapse (Dec. 27)
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President Donald Trump on Friday acknowledged that his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, could run for a U.S. Senate seat next year in his home state of Kansas and predicted he would win. Reuters - Published
Jermaine Wilson of Leavenworth, Kansas, started using drugs at age 11 and was in maximum-security prison by age 21. Now he's the mayor of Leavenworth. Steve Hartman has his story for "On the Road." CBS News - Published
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Judson Studios, which has been creating remarkable stained glass windows for 120 years, keeps coming up with something new, their cutting-edge techniques attracting designers for all sorts of projects,.. CBS News - Published
By age 11, Jermaine Wilson, of Leavenworth, Kansas, was a drug user. He would later spend time in juvenile detention, and by 21 he was convicted of drug dealing. Wilson realized that his options at the.. CBS News - Published
Since 2010, 99 rural hospitals in the United States have closed, leaving residents in isolated communities without access to proper medical or emergency room care. The effects can be deadly, as Lee.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared divided over the legality of Kansas prosecuting three immigrants for violating identity theft laws by using other people's Social Security numbers in a.. Reuters - Published
Police were searching on Monday for one of two men who opened fire at a Kansas City, Kansas, bar over the weekend, killing four people and wounding five others in a rampage hours after one of the.. Reuters - Published
A manhunt is intensifying in Kansas for one of two suspects in a deadly shooting at a crowded bar early Sunday morning. Police say Hugo Villanueva-Morales is armed and dangerous. They announced.. CBS News - Published
Police were searching Sunday for two men who opened fire at a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, killing four people and wounding five others. KCTV's Kelly Taylor reports. CBS News - Published Also reported by •Reuters
Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. (Oct... USATODAY.com - Published
Four people were killed and five wounded in Kansas early on Sunday by a suspect who opened fire inside a Kansas City bar, and police were hunting for the shooter, local authorities and media reports.. Reuters - Published