The following are stories I shot, wrote and edited for air on KSNT News.
Thousands of Kansans are going months without health care coverage because the state just can’t keep up with the number of new KanCare applications coming in.
Food Tax Feud
Kansas residents are frustrated a high tax on groceries is eating up their income.
A northeast Kansas school district has come up with a way to improve student safety after a scary situation last fall.
A bill in front of lawmakers would compensate individuals like Floyd Bledsoe for the time they wrongfully spend behind bars.
Teen Texting: Too Far?
Should teenagers have to face the steep penalties for sending inappropriate pictures to each other? That’s the question before lawmakers.
Propping up the Patrol
For months the Highway Patrol has been grappling with a trooper shortage. Now leaders have a solution, but it could cost car owners.
Impossible Petition Initiatives
First it was a Heartland Park and now the city of Wichita’s marijuana decriminalization ordinance. Both are voter lead initiatives in Kansas that keep coming up short of success, and it’s not for lack of support, but tiny technicalities.
Dress Code Drama
One Kansas lawmaker has set a dress code for women that’s causing a national uproar.
A potential safety hazard could affect hundreds of SUVs and trucks out on the road right now, and at first glance it might appear innocuous.
Voter Purge Process
Behind the scenes in the Shawnee County Election Office. How they’re carrying out the Secretary of State’s to purge voter registrations if proof of citizenship isn’t submitted withing 90 days.
Boys in Blue
More than half a million dedicated Kansas City Royals fans celebrated the end of a 30-year wait for a World Series Title.
School Bus Crossing
School buses can no longer cross a second bridge in the Kaw Valley School District, causing major headaches for all involved.
Let There Be Light
Junction City parents worry broken street lights jeopardize their children’s safety. They want to know why the City isn’t doing anything to fix the problem.
Fault in our Bridges
KSNT News investigates thousands of failing bridges in Kansas, why aren’t they being repaired?
Meat no More?
Information from the World Health Organization now shows processed meats can cause colon cancer, but you may not have to throw away all that meat just yet.
Searching for Superintendents
As a record number of superintendents are set to retire, schools struggle to find suitable candidates.
Split over School Consolidation
There’s a tug-of-war in Lyon County over plans to consolidate several small schools into one large facility.
Blue Angel View
KSNT News flies with the Blue Angels on Kansas Air National Guard Refueling Wing Mission.
Hurdles for Rural Hospitals
As rural hospitals struggle to stay open, administrators push for Medicaid expansion.
Delta State Shooting
The Emporia State Community remembers an Alumni slain in the shooting at Delta State University.
This story aired on KSNT News: September 14, 2015
Battle of the Bridge: Part 3
Several drivers are still concerned about falling pieces of concrete from a Topeka Railroad bridge, and after a few of our reports the railroad company is finally taking action.
This story aired on KSNT News: September 15, 2015
Battle of the Bridge: Part 2
A Topeka railroad-bridge continues to be a serious concern for one driver who says falling concrete fell from the bridge and damaged his windshield.
This story aired on KSNT News: September 11, 2015
Battle of the Bridge: Part 1
One Topeka man learned the hard way that sometimes the greatest hazard comes from above, in this case concrete falling from a bridge as he passed under it.
This story aired on KSNT News: September 10, 2015
BB Gun Boredom
More than 120 car windows shot out with a BB gun over the weekend. Now three Junction City teenagers are behind bars facing multiple charges and thousands of dollars in restitution.
This story aired on KSNT News: September 9, 2015
It’s a problem that can leave parents and kids scratching their heads: lice, and now they’re trickier to get rid of.
This story aired on KSNT News: August 27, 2015
North Topeka Neighborhood Fuming
Residents in one North Topeka neighborhood are furious with Shawnee County leaders.
This story aired on KSNT News: August 20, 2015
Hi Crest Fights Back
The death of Lily Coats-Nichols brings to light some of the violence that still plagues the hi-crest neighborhood.
This story aired on KSNT News: July 9, 2015
Lily Lives On
Friends and family remember the sweet little girl next door.
This story aired on KSNT News: July 8, 2015
Little Girl Clings to Life
A 5-year-old girl, now identified as Lily Coats-Nichols, has life threatening injuries after a drive-by shooting late Monday.
This story aired on KSNT News: July 7, 2015
Farewell Trans Fats
Why the FDA is saying farewell to Trans Fats… for good.
This story aired on KSNT News: June 17, 2015
Behind the Bill
What’s really included in the nearly 200 page tax plan the Legislature just passed.
This story aired on KSNT News: June 15, 2015
Many say deep divisions within the Republican party are to blame for the budget stalemate.
This story aired on KSNT News: June 10, 2015
Sick of Stalemate
Kansas Senate ready to go home if the House can’t reach an agreement soon.
This story aired on KSNT News: June 9, 2015
Legislative Groundhog Day
Kansas lawmakers say every day they come back seems exactly like the day before…
This story aired on KSNT News: June 5, 2015
Kansas Lawmakers slowly start to make progress on state budget for the next fiscal year.
This story aired on KSNT News: June 3, 2015
Cost of Overtime
How the costs of legislative overtime add up.
This story aired on KSNT News: May 28, 2015
To Debate or Not to Debate?
Seven days into overtime, lawmakers spend valuable time debating whether to debate a bill at all.
This story aired on KSNT News: May 27, 2015
Still No Shortfall Solution
Lawmakers focus on issues other than state shortfall after a four day break.
This story aired on KSNT News: May 26, 2015
Sinkhole Swallows Power Pole
KSNT News investigates why nothing’s being done.
This story aired on KSNT News: May 22, 2015
Taxpayers Call for Truce
Taxpayers say they’re tired of hearing about the stalemate at the Statehouse. They want solutions.
This story aired on KSNT News: May 20, 2015