News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

Posted: Updated:

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican Kris Kobach promises to pursue tougher work requirements for recipients of food stamps, cash assistance and state health coverage if he's elected Kansas governor. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, outlined a proposal Wednesday that builds on welfare restrictions enacted in 2015 and 2016. He wants the state to require able-bodied adults without children to work 30 hours a week to receive cash assistance, food stamps and Medicaid health coverage.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study finds that lately, tornado activity is shifting east away from Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. That means more tornadoes are swirling in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee. And those areas getting more twisters are areas where the storms are deadlier and the people more vulnerable. Scientists aren't certain why this is happening but it is consistent with climate change.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal judge has again delayed until next year the fraud trial of Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O'Donnell. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren on Wednesday set a new trial date for Jan. 29 in federal court in Wichita.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Prosecutors are crediting data from a license plate reader for narrowing the search for the suspect in the robbery of a Walgreens store in Topeka. The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release Wednesday that 42-year-old Bill Oliver Chavez of Topeka was charged with one count of robbing a commercial business.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WSIL. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.