Kansas Lawmaker's 10-Year-Old Son Dies on World's Tallest Waterslide

Hudson Hongo · 08/07/16 11:15PM

On Sunday, the 10-year-old son of a Kansas state representative was killed at a water park in Kansas City, Kansas, while riding a 17-story water slide billed as the tallest in the world, CNN reports. At the time, the park was celebrating Elected Officials Day, granting free admission to lawmakers and their families.

Kansas to Colorado Medical Marijuana Patient: Give Up Pot and We'll Give Back Your Kids

Andy Cush · 01/14/16 04:27PM

A Gulf War veteran who legally uses medical marijuana to treat his post-traumatic stress disorder is fighting with Kansas child welfare officials for custody of five of his children, who were taken from him after a dispute in April, the Denver Post reports. According to their story, Raymond Schwab was told that a condition of the children’s return was that he provide four months of drug-free urinalysis tests, including cannabis.

Brendan O'Connor · 11/10/15 11:49PM

Frazier Glenn Miller, the bloodthirsty anti-Semite convicted of murdering three people at Jewish community centers in Kansas last year, has been sentenced to death. As the sentence was announced, Miller yelled, “Heil Hitler!” None of his victims were Jewish.

Hudson Hongo · 09/08/15 09:30PM

According to the AP, a jury has recommended the death sentence for Frazier Glenn Miller, the white supremacist convicted of murdering three people at Jewish community centers last year. During closing arguments, Miller reportedly told the jury, “Frankly my dears, I don’t give a damn,” and gave a Nazi salute.

Failed Furniture Outlet Plasters Truck With Very Reasonable Signs

Ashley Feinberg · 05/11/15 05:03PM

Now that the local Payless has closed its doors, dark days lie ahead for the residents of Lawrence, Kansas. But in case you weren’t quite sure how dark, the store’s failed owner has taken it upon himself to explain exactly what’s become of the “COMMIE & CANDY ASS CAPITOL OF KANSAS.” Through the art of truck poster.

Poor Families Deserve Pools Too

Ashley Feinberg · 04/07/15 05:08PM

Kansas—the flat, dusty mecca for anyone that loves tornadoes and hates gays—is looking to make life for families on welfare just a little bit worse. Meaning that soon, families could be banned from using public funds on movies, baseball tickets, and pretty much anything falling under the category of "enjoyable."

Louie the Clown Spent 10 Creepy Years in a Sex Offender's House 

Aleksander Chan · 02/20/15 08:23AM

Louie, the famed organ-playing clown from Wichita's now defunct Joyland Amusement Park has returned after missing for 10 years. He was found in the home of Damian Mayes, a former employee of the park who used to repair Louie's organ—and a convicted sex offender. "It is a great feeling we finally have found it (Louie)," Margaret Nelson Spear, one of Joyland's former owners, told the Wichita Eagle. "…It is a big relief. We are pleased."

2 Dead, 5 Missing After Small Plane Crashes at Wichita Airport 

Aleksander Chan · 10/30/14 11:03AM

A small plane has crashed into a building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport. According to KSN, a Beechcraft King Air plane lost one of its engines during takeoff and crashed into a two-story building attempting to return to the runway. One person has been reported critically injured; 10 people are unaccounted for.

Adam Weinstein · 02/24/14 01:37PM

A tea party primary challenger to Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) is "truly sorry" he habitually posted x-rays of cadavers from his work as a doctor with sarcastic comments. "What kind of gun blows someone's head completely off?" he'd joked of one body. "I gotta get me one of those."

Adam Weinstein · 02/20/14 03:26PM

A "network of conservative religious groups" is pushing new "Jim Crow-style" legislation like Kansas' in at least nine other states—legislation that would make it permanently legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Jesus, America, you can be such a dick sometimes.