News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press - KOAM TV 7

News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas had at least one tornado as severe weather rumbled through the Midwest Monday night. The National Weather Service confirms a twister near Cedar Vale and reports there was hail the size of pingpong balls. There have been no reports of serious damage or injuries.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - A new Kansas State University study finds gender affects the likelihood of young drivers being involved in different types of crashes. Researchers who looked at five years of crashes found that young female drivers had more crashes at intersections and collisions with pedestrians. They also found that young male drivers had more off-road crashes and accidents at sunset.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is promoting Jeff Chanay (CHAY'-nee) to be the new deputy chief attorney general. He's been on the attorney general's staff since 2011 and has been leading the office's civil litigation division.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is receiving nearly $350,000 in federal money to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks. The state also will take steps to increase participation in the school breakfast program and use gardening to encourage students to try different fruits and vegetables.

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