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Court Funding Challenge Planned

By associated-press On Sat, 10 Oct 2015 13:07:08

Court Funding Challenge Planned

Four judges challenging the Legislature's move to defund the state judiciary's budget are undeterred by a plea from the Kansas attorney general urging restraint. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Friday he was grateful the judges voluntarily dismissed on Thursday their case in federal court, an...

 
 

Special Ed Teacher Pleads to Battering Student

By associated-press On Sat, 10 Oct 2015 13:05:23

Special Ed Teacher Pleads to Battering Student

A southeast Kansas special education teacher has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery involving a 15-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy, is blind and confined to a wheelchair. The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports Matthew Ward DeMoss was sentenced Thursday to three months in jail for the January 15...

 
 

Kansas Secretary of Corrections Retiring

By associated-press On Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:04:34

Kansas Secretary of Corrections Retiring

The Kansas secretary of corrections has announced plans to retire. Gov. Sam Brownback's office said in a release Friday that Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts will retire at the end of the year. Roberts has led the state Department of Corrections since 2011. Roberts, who has a bach...

 
 

Salina Police Log 10-9-15

By ksal-staff On Fri, 09 Oct 2015 16:11:56

Salina Police Log 10-9-15

Officers arrested 32-year-old Benjamin W. Tiller of Salina on Thursday after locating him on an arrest warrant for shoplifting in August. Police say Wayne allegedly stole a hand held digital scanner from Radio Shack, 1103 W. Crawford on August 18th. Value of the iScanner is listed at $542. Po...

 
 

Man Shot in the Leg

By ksal-staff On Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:57:27

Man Shot in the Leg

A Salina man is treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound and then booked into jail on multiple charges. Police Sergeant Jim Feldman tells KSAL News that an officer on patrol saw 24-year-old Shane McMillin driving in the 600 block of S. 5th Thursday evening at about 5:30pm and pulled him over o...

 
 

Ethics Lawyer: Paul Davis Can Stay on Voter Rules Lawsuit

By associated-press On Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:14:37

Ethics Lawyer: Paul Davis Can Stay on Voter Rules Lawsuit

An attorney for the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission says former Democratic lawmaker Paul Davis can continue to be part of a federal lawsuit challenging voter registration restrictions. The Wichita Eagle reports attorney Brett Barry announced Thursday that Davis' work on the case does not co...

 
 

Sedgwick County Officials Mull Restrictions For Food Program

By associated-press On Thu, 08 Oct 2015 23:08:49

Sedgwick County Officials Mull Restrictions For Food Program

Sedgwick County commissioners are considering asking the state to bar people in the U.S. illegally from a federal nutrition program. The Wichita Eagle reports that no state has such a restriction on the federal Women, Infants and Children program, which provides nutritional food and supplements, ...

 
 

Kansas Supreme Court Declines to Hear Heartland Park Case

By associated-press On Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:59:21

Kansas Supreme Court Declines to Hear Heartland Park Case

The Kansas Supreme Court has chosen not to hear an appeal of a case addressing the validity of a petition drive seeking a public vote on Topeka's proposed purchase of Heartland Park Topeka. The court on Wednesday denied Chris Imming's petition seeking a review of a Kansas appeals court decision t...

 
 

State to Issue Birth Certificates to 2 Same-Sex Couples

By associated-press On Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:07:15

State to Issue Birth Certificates to 2 Same-Sex Couples

The state of Kansas will issue birth certificates to two same-sex couples but will continue to study similar requests on a case-by-case basis. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the birth certificates in the two cases will list both members of the same-sex couples as paren...

 
 

Hundreds Of Kansas Teaching Vacancies

By associated-press On Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:53:32

Hundreds Of Kansas Teaching Vacancies

Kansas had more than 300 vacant teaching positions at the beginning of this school year. Officials from the Kansas Department of Education said the numbers showing there were 317 vacant teaching positions in early September are from the first stage of a study the department is conducting to deter...

 
 
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