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Bryan Thompson Tuesday, June 14th

KU’s efforts to translate cutting-edge research into benefits for patients have received a 20-million-dollar jumpstart, courtesy of the National Institutes of Health. Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson reports.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, June 14th

A list ranking the nation's best hospitals for patient care includes six Kansas facilities. KPR's Stephen Koranda has more on what puts these hospitals near the top of the list.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, June 14th

Kansas National Guard troops are standing by to assist people in communities along the swollen Missouri River. Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli says soldiers are already stationed along the levees in Doniphan County. The National Weather Service says flood warnings will remain in effect until further notice for communities along the Missouri River, including Atchison, Leavenworth and St. Joseph.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, June 14th

A list ranking the nation's best hospitals for patient care includes six Kansas facilities. HealthGrades is a company that rates hospitals. The group ranked facilities based on Medicare patient surveys. Kristin Reed is with HealthGrades. She says the nearly 350 hospitals that came out in the top 10 percent excel in specific areas.Kansas hospitals in the top 10 percent of the rankings include the University of Kansas Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital and St. Luke's in Overland Park.

Bryan Thompson Tuesday, June 14th

A Manhattan nurse is going to federal prison for three years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute the narcotic, Oxycodone. More from Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson.

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th

Missouri River flooding is not expected to have a major impact on Fort Leavenworth, but it could have an effect on the installation's airfield. Doug Cook, with the Department of Plans, Training and Mobilization at Fort Leavenworth, says it's a concern for both the fort and the city.An additional levee surrounds the Fort Leavenworth airfield, but if it is overtopped or breached, the Army does have plans for keeping the airfield operational. The Missouri River at Leavenworth is under a flood warning until further notice.

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th

As Missouri River flooding continues to threaten the region, the U-S Army base at Fort Leavenworth is making plans to deal with high water that might affect the facility. Doug Cook, with the Department of Plans, Training and Mobilization at Fort Leavenworth, says the base's airfield could be at risk if waters rise much farther...but that flood prevention plans are already in place:The Missouri River at Leavenworth is under a flood warning until further notice. On Sunday, the city of Leavenworth closed access to the Riverfront Park campground and the Leavenworth animal control facility.

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th

People in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri could be in for a long, wet summer. A flood warning is in effect for the Missouri River at Atchison, Leavenworth and St. Joseph, and will stay in effect until further notice. That has many residents worried about how the area's levees are holding up. Jud Kneuvean (kuh-NEE-vin) with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says area levees are not expected to overtop...but that doesn't mean there are no concerns about a long-term flood event.Yesterday (MON), levee breaches occurred near the Iowa-Missouri border and in Holt County, Missouri. More...

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th

Flood warnings remain in effect for much of the Missouri River basin until further notice - and that could mean the cities of Leavenworth, Atchison and St. Joseph will be seeing floodwaters for much of the summer. Jud Kneuvean with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says the levees are expected to hold, but the longer the floodwaters run high, the more problems could arise. More water releases from upstream dams and reservoirs are expected throughout the summer months, and it could be well into August or beyond before Missouri River water levels return to normal.

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th

Flooding along the Missouri River basin continues, and no end is in sight. Jud Kneuvean (kuh-NEE-vin) is the Chief of Emergency Management with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers for the Kansas City district. He says river and tributary levels are high, and getting higher...while the volume of water being released from upstream reservoirs and dams isn't expected to decrease any time soon. Kneuvean says flooding in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri is likely to continue throughout the summer. A flood warning is in effect until further notice for the Missouri River at St. Joseph,...

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