The Plains and Midwest were hit hard by a strong storm that included a mile-wide tornado in Oklahoma that damaged roofs and structures on Sunday. UPDATE: Authorities say a tornado that severely damaged a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City killed a 79-year-old man and injured at least six people who lived in the mobile home park.
A pair of funnel clouds were captured by eyewitnesses near Hays, Kansas Wednesday evening.
Jeff Withey may be one of the biggest guys in the tournament, but he’s not all height. Dude can ball.
A homeless man in Kansas City returned an engagement ring that a young woman accidentally dropped into his coin collection cup. (via KCTV)
Megan Phelps-Roper announced Wednesday on her blog that she and her sister will be leaving the church.
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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach opposed an amendment to end GOP support for DOMA, saying the language was “too broad” and would mean endorsing drug use and polygamy. The Human Rights Campaign has called him out for the comments.
This serves as a reminder that most of us, contrary to reality television, are actually decent people. From the great city of Lawrence, Kansas.
You will cry tears of joy and cheese. Gaze upon this trough of nachos, 80-feet long and containing 4,689 pounds of victory, in beautiful Lawrence, Kansas. It set the Guinness World Record for Largest Serving of Nachos, shattering the previous record of 3,999 pounds.
The photographers who got close enough to capture these images have nerves of solid steel. The string of tornadoes that ripped through Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska over the weekend produced these amazing images.
Say hello to the semi-pro baseball team from Liberal, Kansas. Their third base stats are excellent.
And it couldn’t have happened to a nicer murderer. Meet Wilford M. Galloway, who was convicted of 1st degree murder in Kansas, but will be eligible for parole this summer. Guess what the “M” stands for. (HINT: It’s not “murderer.”)
Many already believed that Kentucky would overwhelm Kansas in tonight’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Final, but now the Jayhawks also have a pretty strong jinx going against them.
You can’t count on much in this world, but you can count on these things. Seriously. We have a time machine, so we’re positive they’re going to happen.
Do you know the hometowns of all of your favorite college basketball players? This kid does. And he wants to be the PA announcer. (Thanks Anja!)
Women spammed Gov. Sam Brownback’s Facebook wall with snarky comments over his support of a controversial abortion bill in Kansas. Hence, a switch to Timeline and no more troublesome posts. (updated)
He levitates! What wizardry is this?!?!
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is expected to sign a restrictive anti-abortion bill making its way through the Kansas legislature. So his official Facebook page is getting a deluge of angry protest comments today; they’re coming in faster than his staff can delete.
Charles Koch appears not to have participated in his state’s vote. The high-profile funder of conservative causes hasn’t picked a horse.
Spotted in Lawrence, Kansas. Truck Nutz? Check. Cow bell clanging against said Truck Nutz? Check. Pissing Calvin? Check. “Cummin Stroke This” bumper sticker? Check and mate.
Severe storms and powerful tornadoes ripped through the Midwest last night, killing at least 12 people in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. Branson, MO, Harveyville, KS and Harrisburg, IL were hardest hit.
Sad Hamm is glazed in tears and defeat. Here’s a photo of Don Draper, graduate of the University of Missouri, after his alma mater’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Kansas. Jason Sudeikis, being a KU fan and a good sport, attempts to comfort Sad Hamm. Also, Rock Chalk!
You don’t have to be a Jayhawk (full disclosure: I am) to hate this. But it certainly helps. Here are a bunch of Missouri Tigers and AutoTune enthusiasts who hate Kansas/your ears.
Heads up, conspiracy theorists! The military says it’s not a recovered alien craft under that tarp, but an X-47B drone…OR IS IT?!?! (SPOILER: It is.)
What a statesman. The office of Sam Brownback saw a joking tweet by Kansas teen Emma Sullivan and promptly ran crying to her high school principal. Her school was going to force Sullivan to write a letter of apology to avoid a negative mark on her college transcripts, but she is rightfully refusing. #heblowsalot
They were into anachronistic facial hair before it was anachronistic. This is a photograph of the Fort Riley Eighth Calvary Unit as they enjoy some blue ribbon beer and a roasted pig, taken near Junction City, Kansas (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) in 1905 by J.J. Pennel.
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Located in Wichita, Kansas, Joyland is an amusement park that’s been shuttered since 2006. Here are a bunch of creepy/beautiful images documenting nature’s reclamation of the site. This is the stuff that Stephen King novels and awesome roman candle fights are born of.
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President Obama released his bracket for March Madness. Being a man of great wisdom and almost preternatural intelligence, he chose Kansas to win it all. Ed. Note: The author of this post is an insanely biased KU graduate.
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A new site dedicated to musicians telling the train wreck tales of their worst live performances. I would pay good money to see a bald Juliana Hatfield get into a fight with a homophobe. Many more accounts of concerts gone awry over at The Worst Gig.
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