Royals’ Alex Gordon Announces Retirement

KANSAS CITY, MO. – Royals outfielder Alex Gordon announced today that he will retire from baseball, effective this Sunday, September 27 following the season finale vs. the Detroit Tigers. Gordon, a seven-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner and Rawlings Platinum Glove winner (2014), ranks among the franchise’s all-time leaders in most all offensive categories, including … Read more

Warm End to the Week, Slightly Cooler for Start of Next Week, Much Cooler Tuesday

It will be warm end to this week. High temperatures from Thursday through Saturday will average between the lower 80’s in southeast Kansas to the lower 90’s in central Kansas. This is about 5 to 8 degrees above normal for this time of year. Temperatures will moderate slightly to start next week. High temperatures on … Read more

Flags to Remain at Half-staff in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

TOPEKA – Flags will remain at half-staff in Kansas in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until she is laid to rest. In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff beginning last Friday until the day of Ginsburg’s interment. “Justice Ruth Bader … Read more

Slightly Below Normal Temperatures Wednesday, Warming Trend the Rest of the Week

Slightly below normal temperatures are expected on Wednesday. Highs in the middle 70’s. A few scattered showers may linger over southeast Kansas in the morning. Here is the three day forecast for Thursday through Saturday. Mainly dry conditions can be expected for Thursday and Friday. A warming trend can be expected with highs of 80 … Read more

CDC Guidelines Discourage Trick-or-Treating During COVID-19 Pandemic

ATLANTA, GA. – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now officially discouraged trick-or-treating in 2020. The new holiday guidance appeared on the CDC website Monday night. America’s health protection agency said “many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses.” High-risk Halloween activities, according to the CDC include the following: Door-to-door … Read more

KDHE Shares Steps to Protect Health Amid Potential Air Quality Impacts from Wildfires

TOPEKA – State health officials want to warn Kansans to potential air quality impacts from smoke from wildfires in the western United States. According to a media release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), ongoing wildfires across the Western U.S. continues to produce dense smoke that is being transported into Kansas by … Read more

Kansas Will Begin Releasing Names and Locations of Active Coronavirus Outbreaks

TOPEKA — The State of Kansas is going to begin releasing the names and locations of active coronavirus outbreaks in the state. The change will begin Wednesday, September 9. Governor Laura Kelly made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in a news release. “With our children returning to school, sports resuming, and college campuses reopening – we’re … Read more

Thunderstorms Possible Saturday Night into Sunday Morning

Showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon and into the overnight in Western Kansas. This thunderstorm activity will slowly move to the east and into Central Kansas during the overnight tonight. Western Kansas could have some scattered severe thunderstorms but as the activity moves into Central Kansas, severe storms become less likely. Tonight – A … Read more

Whataburger Confirms Expansion into Kansas

SAN ANTONIO, Tex. – Whataburger confirmed Friday it will be expanding its market into Kansas. The expansion will also include Missouri and Tennessee, according to a press release. The Texas-based fast-food restaurant didn’t say how many or where their new locations in Kansas will be. Whataburger is celebrating its 70th anniversary and also unveiled a … Read more