Boston Brownstone Fire Funeral

Blaze that killed 2 firefighters blamed on welding

Sparks from a welding project for which no one had obtained a permit caused the wind-driven fire that tore through a Boston brownstone last week, killing two firefighters and injuring 13.…
Heroin Overdoses Antidote

Heroin overdose antidote: Who gets to carry it?

Supporters say the opportunity to save potentially thousands of lives outweighs any fears by critics that the promise of a nearby antidote would only encourage drug abuse.…
Kansas state Sen. Vicki Schmidt, a Topeka Republican, asks a question about a school funding plan during a meeting of GOP senators before a debate on the proposal, Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The plan is designed to satisfy a Kansas Supreme Court mandate to boost spending on aid to poor school districts. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

House delays Kansas school funding debate

Kansas House leaders have delayed the start of debate over a $141 million school funding plan, the last major piece of legislation on the agenda before starting a three-week recess.…
topeka library

Local library now ‘Family Place Library’

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is now a designated “Family Place Library.” That means it is a learning environment for very young children……