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Kansas weighing rules for handling eyewitnesses to crimes

By associated-press On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 20:24:02

Kansas weighing rules for handling eyewitnesses to crimes

Kansas legislators are considering a measure aimed at limiting wrongful convictions by requiring law enforcement agencies to create written policies for dealing with eyewitnesses to crimes. Innocence Project policy advocate Michelle Feldman says eyewitness misidentification accounts for the major...

 
 

Advanced Spotter Session Planned in Salina

By ksal-staff On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:15:56

Advanced Spotter Session Planned in Salina

An event for weather enthusiasts is coming to Salina. National Weather Service meteorologists are currently finishing up their schedule of annual spring severe weather safety and spotter classes. For those people who want to learn even more, a special advanced session will be offered this year. ...

 
 

Wichita Cracks Down on Drug Paraphernalia Sales

By staff On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:12:47

Wichita Cracks Down on Drug Paraphernalia Sales

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita police have been cracking down on the sale of drug paraphernalia at local businesses. Police said complaints from the community led to the recent crackdown on some products sold at new vape shops as well as convenience stores and other businesses. Capt. Kevin Mears...

 
 

Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Kansas Shooting Death

By staff On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:11:00

Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Kansas Shooting Death

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas City, Kansas, man has been ordered to stand trial in connection with a shooting death during a robbery attempt last year. The Kansas City Star reports that a Johnson County judge ordered the trial after a preliminary hearing for 19-year-old Marquise Stokes. Stoke...

 
 

Kansas Marijuana Advocate Sues State Over Son’s Removal

By staff On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:09:16

Kansas Marijuana Advocate Sues State Over Son’s Removal

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A western Kansas woman is suing the state and some of the agencies involved in questioning and removing her 11-year-old son from her home after he spoke up at school about her marijuana use. The Wichita Eagle reports that Shona Banda's federal lawsuit alleges the state and th...

 
 

Kansas Lawmakers Pass Schools Plan, But Budget Issues Loom

By staff On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:06:26

Kansas Lawmakers Pass Schools Plan, But Budget Issues Loom

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Before starting their annual spring break, Kansas lawmakers approved an education funding plan designed to satisfy a state Supreme Court mandate to help poor school districts. They also approved an overhaul of the juvenile justice system and new protections for religious group...

 
 

Man Recalls Narrow Escape From Kansas Wildfire

By staff On Sun, 27 Mar 2016 11:04:19

Man Recalls Narrow Escape From Kansas Wildfire

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) -- An 87-year-old man who lost his 19th-century home to a prairie fire that has scorched a large swath of southern Kansas is recounting how he narrowly escaped the flames with his wife. Korean War veteran Don Gerstner says the blaze that spread into Kansas from Oklahoma ...

 
 

McPherson County Fatal Crash Under Investigation

By ksal-staff On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 23:09:35

McPherson County Fatal Crash Under Investigation

The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a fatality crash that happened late Friday night south of Salina. According to the agency, a vehicle was headed south on I-135. For an unknown reasons it left the left side of the road, entered the center median, crossed to the northbound lanes and was s...

 
 

Ike Likes Easter

By ksal-staff On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 21:00:56

Ike Likes Easter

One of the oldest events at the White House has become a favorite event in Abilene. Cool damp weather did not deter the enthusiasm of a large crowd at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home's annual Eisenhower Easter Egg Roll Saturday. The local event in Abilene featured an ...

 
 

Kansas Bill Targets Transgender Students

By associated-press On Sat, 26 Mar 2016 11:16:18

Kansas Bill Targets Transgender Students

Legislation in Kansas that would restrict how public schools and colleges accommodate transgender students is receiving national attention. Under separate but identical bills before House and Senate committees, students would be able to collect monetary damages if someone was in what is deemed th...

 
 
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