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E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

By associated-press On Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:26:33

E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

E-cigarette technology is taking off and federal officials say the race to innovate could make creating standards the devices more difficult in the future. The popular contraptions that heat a liquid to create vapor rather than burning tobacco have changed dramatically from those first introduced...

 
 

Burning woman’s fiance angered with police

By associated-press On Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:22:47

Burning woman’s fiance angered with police

The fiance of a woman who was raped and set on fire in a Wichita park said the man charged in the attack should have been kept in jail. Twenty-six-year-old Cornell McNeal, of Wichita, faces one count of capital murder or an alternative count of first-degree murder in the death of Letitia "Tish" D...

 
 

New Faces On Salina’s Most Wanted

By ksal-staff On Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:10:17

New Faces On Salina’s Most Wanted

The latest list of Salina's Most Wanted is online. The first weekend of each month a new list of Salina's most wanted is released. Those on the list this month are wanted for crimes that include aggravated intimidation of a witness, aggravated battery, domestic violence battery, making criminal t...

 
 

Cancer Prevalent In Pets But Treatable

By ksal-staff On Sun, 07 Dec 2014 14:30:37

Cancer Prevalent In Pets But Treatable

About 50 percent of dogs and 33 percent of cats age 10 years and older will develop cancer. Although it is very prevalent in these animals, a Kansas State University veterinarian says depending upon the type of cancer, it may be very treatable and doesn't have to be a life-limiting disease. Mary ...

 
 

GOP makes final push for school lunch waiver

By associated-press On Sun, 07 Dec 2014 14:14:41

GOP makes final push for school lunch waiver

House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards. The rules phased in since 2012 and championed by first lady Michelle Obama require more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in the lunch line. Some school nutrition dire...

 
 

GOP matches Truman-era high with 246 House seats

By associated-press On Sun, 07 Dec 2014 14:11:07

GOP matches Truman-era high with 246 House seats

Republicans will hold at least 246 seats in the House come January, matching the post-World War II high of the Truman administration. Republicans will expand their current 234-201 advantage by a dozen seats in the next Congress - with one race still undecided. On Saturday, Republicans kept con...

 
 

Police: SUV in boy’s death had anti-Muslim message

By associated-press On Sun, 07 Dec 2014 14:08:07

Police: SUV in boy’s death had anti-Muslim message

Kansas City police have confirmed that an SUV involved in the death of a teenager outside a Somali community center had an anti-Muslim message displayed in the rear window at the time of the crash. Authorities say 34-year-old Ahmed H. Aden deliberately ran the boy over and have charged him with m...

 
 

Planned Parenthood drops Kansas abortion lawsuit

By associated-press On Sun, 07 Dec 2014 01:13:10

Planned Parenthood drops Kansas abortion lawsuit

Planned Parenthood says it has dropped a federal lawsuit challenging a Kansas rule for websites operated by abortion providers. U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil issued a one-page order Friday closing the lawsuit filed last year. A trial had been scheduled to begin Monday in Kansas City, Kansas....

 
 

Wichita minister frightened by death threats

By associated-press On Sun, 07 Dec 2014 01:09:06

Wichita minister frightened by death threats

A Wichita minister says she is starting to become frightened by a growing number of death threats she has received since performing a wedding ceremony for 15 same-sex couples on the steps of the Sedgwick County Courthouse last month. The Rev. Jackie Carter, pastor of the First Metropolitan Commun...

 
 

New state policy tightens Osawatomie admissions

By associated-press On Sun, 07 Dec 2014 01:07:36

New state policy tightens Osawatomie admissions

A new Kansas policy that limits the number of psychiatric patients admitted at Osawatomie State Hospital has mental health workers concerned that patients could end up in jails instead of hospital beds. The policy was initiated this week after federal regulators threatened to cut off Medicare and...

 
 
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