The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate.
The court's decision Thursday leaves Democrats without a nominee, potentially making it easier for independent candidate Greg Orman to defeat three-term Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. The GOP has counted on Roberts winning re-election on Nov. 4 as they seek to recapture a Senate majority.
Taylor withdrew from the race to avoid a split of anti-Roberts votes. But Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who backs Roberts, declared that Taylor didn't fully comply with a state election law in submitting his letter of withdrawal.
Students at Ozark Christian College were awakened around 2:30 Thursday morning to glass shattering. A tree was struck by lightning, sending debris flying, which broke several dorm windows and damaged a few cars. Freshman Trevor Todd tells News Talk KZRG about the experience.
"There's a huge, old tree between Williamson Hall and my hall; a lightning strike came down and exploded the