Kansas Highway Patrol http://kmuw.org en Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers Surprised How Well Twitter Helps Share Traffic And Storm Info http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-highway-patrol-troopers-surprised-how-well-twitter-helps-share-traffic-and-storm-info <p><em><strong>Updated on Thursday, April 10 at 11:52am.</strong></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of seven Kansas Highway Patrol officers called the Tweeting Troopers is discovering the power of social media to spread information during storms, traffic obstructions or simply to post educational messages.</span></p><p>Trooper Gary Warner, based in Wichita, said he's been impressed with how quickly and widely tweets he sends are disseminated since the group was formed in January. He said it’s not uncommon to have up to 70,000 people view a tweet minutes after it’s posted.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:14:35 +0000 Associated Press & Kate Clause 32804 at http://kmuw.org Vehicle Fatalities Trending In The Wrong Direction http://kmuw.org/post/vehicle-fatalities-trending-wrong-direction <p></p><p>According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 39 people died on state roads and highways during the month of October. For the first 10 months of this year, 352 people have died in highway accidents.</p><p>For the past several years, motor vehicle fatalies have been have generally been on a downward trend in Kansas.</p><p>But at the current pace, Kansas will have 430 traffic deaths by the end of the year.&nbsp;</p><p>Tim McCool, a traffic safety specialist with the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, said there have been more fatalities at this point in 2012 than there was in 2011.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 12:09:13 +0000 Bryan Thompson 9051 at http://kmuw.org Vehicle Fatalities Trending In The Wrong Direction Top Morning News 11.27.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-112712 <p><em>Hazardous waste clean up in Salina; New teacher evaluation system in the works; Vehicle fatalities up in Kansas; Dry conditions continue to affect winter wheat.</em></p><p><strong>Extension Sought In Settlement For Salina Site</strong></p><p>Officials from Salina and the federal government want more time to finalize a proposed financial settlement for cleaning up contamination at a former Air Force base.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:55:23 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9052 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 11.27.12