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Judge Grants Competency Evaluation for Kansas Teen

By associated-press On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:37:34

Judge Grants Competency Evaluation for Kansas Teen

A judge has granted a motion to evaluate whether a 14-year-old Hutchinson boy is competent to stand trial after a house fire killed his mother and sister. Reno County Chief District Judge Patricia Macke Dick granted the motion Thursday. She also allowed the defense attorney to have access to the ...

 
 

Man Shot to Death in Pottawatomie County

By associated-press On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:35:01

Man Shot to Death in Pottawatomie County

A suspect has been charged with killing a northeast Kansas man who was driven to a police station after being shot. Pottawatomie County authorities said passengers in the car called deputies to the St. Marys police station around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. The deputies found 24-year-old Levi W. Bishop,...

 
 

Libertarians Have 2 Candidates for Kansas Governor

By associated-press On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:31:00

Libertarians Have 2 Candidates for Kansas Governor

The Libertarian party will pick its candidate for governor at the party's convention in Wichita on April 26. About 150 registered Libertarians will choose between Keen Umbehr and Tresa McAlhaney. Because Libertarians are not considered a major party in Kansas, they are prohibited from picking the...

 
 

WaKeeney School Board President Faces Drug Charges

By associated-press On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 16:26:51

WaKeeney School Board President Faces Drug Charges

Authorities say a school board president for a western Kansas district has been arrested on drug-related charges. Trego County Sheriff Richard Hanks tells television stations KAKE and KWCH that John Reeder was taken into custody Thursday at his WaKeeney home. He is charged with possession of mari...

 
 

Legislators Seek to Expand Kansas Rural Zones

By associated-press On Fri, 03 Jan 2014 01:23:24

Legislators Seek to Expand Kansas Rural Zones

A group of Kansas House members has filed legislation for the 2014 session that would add three southeast counties to the state's rural opportunity zone program. Gov. Sam Brownback established the program in 2011 to help draw new residents and businesses to counties where populations had dropped ...

 
 

Police Log

By ksal-staff On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:30:39

Police Log

Salina Police are investigating a vehicle burglary. Police say someone forced entry into a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix that was parked in an apartment complex's lot in the 600 block of S. 3rd during a time frame of December 30th and December 31st. Someone stole stereo equipment including a sub woofer, a...

 
 

Hearing Set for Killer of Kansas Abortion Provider

By associated-press On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 17:18:15

Hearing Set for Killer of Kansas Abortion Provider

The Kansas Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this month in the appeal from the convicted killer of a Kansas abortion provider. The hearing in the first-degree murder case against Scott Roeder is scheduled for Jan. 29. The court has set aside 30 minutes for it. The abortion opponent i...

 
 

Man Stabbed in Attack

By ksal-staff On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:52:41

Man Stabbed in Attack

A Salina man is beaten and robbed. According to Police Captain Mike Sweeney, a 29-year-old man told officers he was walking  home in the early morning hours of New Year's Day when he was attacked by four males. The victim told police the attack began around 1:20am after he passed the group on...

 
 

Kansas Honor Flights Planning Six Flights

By associated-press On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:20:21

Kansas Honor Flights Planning Six Flights

Kansas Honor Flight is planning six more flights for veterans this year. The Hutchinson-based nonprofit group flies veterans for free to visit memorials in Washington D.C. The first two flights are scheduled for April 16-18 and April 30-May 2. Mike VanCampen, president of Kansas Honor Fligh...

 
 

Pepsi Lobbies For Low Calorie Soda In Schools

By associated-press On Thu, 02 Jan 2014 14:15:26

Pepsi Lobbies For Low Calorie Soda In Schools

Pepsi-Cola of Topeka is lobbying the Kansas State Board of Education to drop a widely followed recommendation that schools not sell low-calorie sodas. Pepsi of Topeka general manager Patrick O'Donnell says the company has voluntarily changed the products it sells in school vending machines to off...

 
 
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