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Blackhawk helicopters from the Kansas Army National Guard scoop water to help fight wildfires. (photo: Bryan Thompson)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, March 8th

New estimates from the Kansas Division of Emergency Managment indicate wildfires have burned more than 1,000 square miles in the state.

KU freshman Josh Jackson (Photo from NCAA)
J. Schafer Wednesday, March 8th

KU Basketball Coach Bill Self has suspended Josh Jackson for one game for backing into a automobile and leaving the scene of the accident.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, March 8th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.  

The Big 12 basketball tournament gets underway at the Sprint Center in Kansas City this (WED) afternoon.
Greg Echlin Wednesday, March 8th

The number one ranked Kansas Jayhawks will play about 1:30 tomorrow (THUR) afternoon against either TCU or Oklahoma.  

Grass fire in Reno County.  (Photo from Reno County Fire District #6 via KMUW Radio)
Staff and Wire ... Tuesday, March 7th

Firefighters in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and the Texas Panhandle have been battling massive wildfires that have forced the evacuations of some communities and the closure of some roads and highways.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, March 7th

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Drought conditions have been affecting most of the western and central Kansas for several years.
Kansas Informat... Tuesday, March 7th

Warm and dry conditions this winter have climatologists worried that drought is spreading from western and central Kansas to the eastern parts of the state.   

Harvest Public Media is a reporting project focused on food, fuel, farming and other stories affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Monday, March 6th

A new study suggests America's agricultural industry needs to ramp up its response to climate change.

Kansas News Service Monday, March 6th

Court documents reveal new information about the racially-motivated triple shooting at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe. 

Wildfires are burning up thousands of acres in south central Kansas.
Staff and Wire ... Monday, March 6th

Wildfires are burning across parts of south-central Kansas, including Reno, Rice and McPherson Counties.

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