New data from the Kansas Department of Labor shows that more than 50,000 cases of unemployment fraud are under investigation. This follows reports of the state paying out millions in fraudulent claim payments.
Jason Leigh Cavender, 44, is charged with electronic solicitation of a child at least 14, but younger than 16, promoting obscenity to a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At a meeting Wednesday (Feb. 24), Sedgwick County announced further progress in local COVID-19 vaccination efforts. The county announced that next week, it likely will move to vaccinating people who are 65 and older.
A legislative post audit report, released Wednesday, states an estimated $600 million of the roughly $2.6 billion Kansas paid in state and federal unemployment benefits in 2020 could have been fraudulent.
Essential workers across Kansas, including firefighters, paramedics and teachers are starting to get their COVID-19 vaccines, but other critical workers at places like grocery stores and meatpacking plants haven’t yet had their chance.
In an effort to raise money for a good cause, brave volunteers will jump into icy water’s in Haysville’s Riggs Park Lake. the annual “Haysville Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Kansas” is set for Saturday (Feb. 27).
A national report released Wednesday (Feb. 24) brings to the surface a prior sexual harassment investigation into Les Miles, the current head football coach at the University of Kansas and former Louisiana State University head football coach.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and the Kansas Department of Agriculture on Wednesday (Feb. 24) announced the the COVID Relief Fund supported nearly $12 million in grants to help secure local food systems.