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Kansas Supreme Court upholds murder conviction

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 19:19:20

Kansas Supreme Court upholds murder conviction

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the capital murder conviction of a man sentenced to life in prison for shooting two people in Wichita. Marquis J. Marshall was convicted for the 2012 deaths of 22-year-old Zachary Hunt and 79-year-old Henry Harvey. Marshall was sentenced to life in prison wi...

 
 

Kansas sheriff says FBI will pay for home damaged

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 19:16:05

Kansas sheriff says FBI will pay for home damaged

A southeast Kansas sheriff says the FBI will pay for damage to a home where authorities unsuccessfully sought a fugitive. Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves told The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/1OAMtVV) that the Galena home was damaged when the FBI and local agencies served a search warrant Mon...

 
 

KU to Attempt Holiday-Sweater World Record

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 12:07:58

KU to Attempt Holiday-Sweater World Record

The University of Kansas will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing holiday sweaters during the first half of the school's upcoming men's basketball game. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the attempt will happen during Saturday's game. Unive...

 
 

Kansas State University to Spend $6M More on Student Union

By ksal-staff On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:59:44

Kansas State University to Spend $6M More on Student Union

Kansas State University is set to spend $6 million more than originally budgeted for the renovation of its student union. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the Kansas Board of Regents approved a request Wednesday to increase the project's budget from $25 million to $31 million. University stu...

 
 

Woman accused of Fleeing Country With Daughters Indicted

By ksal-staff On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:57:29

Woman accused of Fleeing Country With Daughters Indicted

A Lawrence woman accused of fleeing to Europe with her two daughters has been indicted for kidnapping. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Samantha Elmer was indicted Thursday on charges of parental kidnapping, making a false statement on a passport and aggravated identity theft. Prosecuto...

 
 

Civil Lawsuit Accuses Kansas City, Kansas, Priest of Abuse

By ksal-staff On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 11:55:49

Civil Lawsuit Accuses Kansas City, Kansas, Priest of Abuse

A Missouri man has filed a civil lawsuit accusing a Kansas City, Kansas area Catholic priest of abusing him three decades ago. The lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in Wyandotte County court, also names the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas. The plaintiff alleges the archdiocese knew of the abu...

 
 

Ramsey Selected as Wichita Police Chief

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 02:33:54

Ramsey Selected as Wichita Police Chief

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita city officials have chosen Duluth, Minnesota's police chief to lead the largest police force in Kansas. The city announced Friday that 43-year-old Gordon Ramsay will become Wichita's new police chief on Jan. 28. He will be paid $170,000 a year. Ramsay said in a sta...

 
 

Slow Decisions for Wichita Committee

By associated-press On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:54:13

Slow Decisions for Wichita Committee

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Former members of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission say politics is holding up the appointment of an executive director. The Wichita Eagle reports that former commission members said the board last summer interviewed several potential leaders for the commission a...

 
 

The Force Awakens: React

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 19:32:06

The Force Awakens: React

After a ten year wait for Star Wars heroes to return to the big screen, Salina turned out in big numbers to Thursday's premiere showing at the Starplex Cinema. Starplex Cinema Manager Tammy Kromer tells KSAL News that 400 tickets sold for the first shows, selling out two theatres. One trio of ...

 
 

Helping Hands, Dancing Feet

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 16:39:20

Helping Hands, Dancing Feet

Dancers from all ages will grace the stage at the Stiefel Theatre Friday night at 7pm to lend a hand to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina. The holiday event is presented by students from Tamara Howe School of Dance. Howe tells KSAL News her traveling performance group and recreational students a...

 
 
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