The Flint Hills are bone dry well ahead of the normal grass fire season.
This concerns local authorities, and not just for the immediate fire danger itself. Lyon County Emergency Management Coordinator Rick Frevert is seeing signs of a new activity -- fire chasing -- which could pose a significant health hazard to chasers, emergency personnel and others trying to get around potential fires.
The driver of a car that crashed into a shallow creek bed about four miles west of Emporia on Friday is improving at a Topeka hospital.
Emporia State students hoping to live in Trusler Hall will move in Tuesday -- just in time for second-semester classes, which begin Wednesday.
The Kansas Board of Regents has created a work group to create recommendations for the board's policy on improper use of social media.
One person was arrested shortly after noon Saturday after a foot pursuit just north of Emporia.
The suspect was detained around the Trusler Sports Complex around 12:30 pm. Police Sgt. Lisa Sage says the chase began in northeast Emporia.
The Emporia Recreation Commission has its monthly meeting on Monday.
Osage City Airport is receiving state funds to enhance safety and service.
KDOT announced the airport is receiving over $340,000 to repair, seal and mark the airfield pavements as well as replace aprons at the facility.