They call Kansas the Sunflower State, but sun and flowers were both in short supply Tuesday as a heavy snowstorm rolled through. These Wichita motorists — and one brave bicyclist — will simply have to hunker down until the state can reclaim its nickname.
Paige Burroughs sleds down a hill with her dog on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Wichita. Kan. Parts of Kansas have received over a foot of snow since a strong winter storm moved through the area. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying)
A fisherman sits in a dense fog at Sedgwick County Park in Wichita, Kansas on Friday morning, February 8, 2013. The fog was on the leading edge of clouds moving west through the area, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Jerilyn Billings. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT)
A tractor awaits a load of wheat from a combine in a field near Viola, Kan., on Tuesday evening May 29, 2012. The 2012 Kansas wheat harvest is in full gear. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying)
Wichita firefighters free Taz a pit bull mix, who disappeared during a storm in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday afternoon April 12, 2012. After 2 1/2 hours of searching and cutting through concrete, firefighters found the dog safe and sound. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying)
Firefighters free Taz, a pit-bull mix who disappeared during a storm in Wichita, Kan., on Thursday.
This amur leopard attacked an elementary school student at the Sedgwick County Zoo on Friday in Wichita, Kansas. Zoo spokesman Jim Marlett says the boy climbed over a 4- to 5-foot railing and approached the leopard enclosure in the Asian exhibit.
Mike Gundy, who set Big Eight Conference records as a quarterback at Oklahoma State, has guided the Cowboys to a 46-29 mark in six seasons.
Music star Dr. John performs in New Orleans at Gulf Aid, a benefit organized to support cleanup and restoration efforts in the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The concert was Sunday. Related story, A15
Louisiana National Guardsmen worked to build a barrier Tuesday to an inlet along the Louisiana coastline near Grand Isle. Attempts are under way to try to prevent oil from entering Mississippi Delta marshlands.
Kansas State's Dominique Sutton, right, knocks the ball from Xavier's Jordan Crawford during the first half of a West Region semifinal game in Salt Lake City.
Northern Iowa's Ali Farokhmanesh celebrates after making a late three-pointer against Kansas on Saturday. Farokhmanesh finished with 16.