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KU Dorm Rape Case Dropped

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:46:03

KU Dorm Rape Case Dropped

Prosecutors have dropped charges against two men accused of raping two women in a University of Kansas residence hall during homecoming weekend. The Douglas County prosecutor's office said in a written statement that evidence initially suggested a crime occurred. But the statement said there was ...

 
 

Permits sought for immigrants in US illegally

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:30:57

Permits sought for immigrants in US illegally

The city of Wichita plans to lobby the state Legislature next year to allow people in the country illegally to receive a driver's permit. The permits could not be used for airport security or as identification to vote. But they could be used to obtain car insurance. The Wichita City Council vo...

 
 

Authorities investigate death at shooting range

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:22:17

Authorities investigate death at shooting range

Police are investigating a death at a shooting range in Kansas. The Manhattan Mercury reports that police and other emergency personnel responded Saturday night to a call at Ogden's Best Guns and Gun Range. Witnesses said there was a gun-related incident inside the gun range area. Riley County...

 
 

Kansas mulling response to legal pot in Colorado

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 04:18:14

Kansas mulling response to legal pot in Colorado

Kansas hasn't decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering legal action against Colorado ...

 
 

“Georgetown Santas” Ready To Suit Up

By ksal-staff On Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:15:19

“Georgetown Santas” Ready To Suit Up

Salina's "Georgetown Santas" will be out this weekend. The group of five neighbors have become a popular mainstay in Salina in the days leading up to Christmas each year. Each year the Santa suit up on Georgetown Road in East Salina, handing out candy and popcorn and spreading Christmas cheer. ...

 
 

Kansas teen to be tried as juvenile in school plot

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:05:31

Kansas teen to be tried as juvenile in school plot

A Topeka teenager will be tried as a juvenile on charges of attempting to hire two people to kill four adults at his high school. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a Shawnee County judge on Friday denied a prosecution motion to try the former Topeka West High School student in adult court. ...

 
 

Gov. Brownback Appoints Susan Mosier to lead KDHE

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Dec 2014 07:02:04

Gov. Brownback Appoints Susan Mosier to lead KDHE

The interim director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been nominated to take the job permanently. The governor's office announced Friday that Brownback wants Dr. Susan Mosier for the job. Mosier took over for Dr. Robert Moser, who resigned Nov. 30 to pursue opportunities at ...

 
 

Pension move described as 1-time Kansas budget fix

By associated-press On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:10:07

Pension move described as 1-time Kansas budget fix

Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director says Brownback doesn't plan to divert funds from the state's public pension system again to help close budget shortfalls. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan told a legislative committee Friday that the diversion of nearly $41 million from the pension system for te...

 
 

B-29 Superfortress to be back in the air by spring

By associated-press On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:06:37

B-29 Superfortress to be back in the air by spring

Restoration work is taking long than expected on a B-29 Superfortress bomber last used during the Korean War. The Wichita Eagle reports the giant bomber, dubbed "Doc," is expected to make its first flight in the spring. It has been undergoing restoration in Wichita for more than a decade after be...

 
 

Hunter shoots rare elk in Lyon County

By associated-press On Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:04:14

Hunter shoots rare elk in Lyon County

Hunter Brenda Doudican had to do a double take this month when she saw a bull elk wandering through a Lyon County clearing with deer. The Emporia Gazette reported that the spotting led Doudican to obtain a permit on Dec. 12 to hunt elk, which are unusual in the area. She didn't catch a glimpse of...

 
 
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