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Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Drug, Weapons

By staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:58:46

Kansas City Man Sentenced to 30 Years for Drug, Weapons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man convicted of federal drug and weapons charges faces considerable prison time after authorities said he also killed five people. Rashawn Long was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in federal prison without parole for illegally possessing a controlled substanc...

 
 

Man Robs Kansas Convenience Store, Then Turns Himself In

By staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:57:49

Man Robs Kansas Convenience Store, Then Turns Himself In

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 28-year-old man is behind bars after having second thoughts about an early morning convenience store robbery and turning himself in. The Wichita Eagle reports a man walked into a Kwik Shop in northeast Wichita around 2 a.m. Friday, indicated he had a weapon and demanded mon...

 
 

Voting Rights Groups Sue Federal Election Officials

By staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:56:46

Voting Rights Groups Sue Federal Election Officials

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A coalition of voting rights groups have sued a federal elections official who required residents of Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to provide proof of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote using a national form. The federal lawsuit, filed late Friday, also names as defe...

 
 

Senate Passes Bill Blocking Study of Clean-Power Rules

By associated-press On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:26:07

Senate Passes Bill Blocking Study of Clean-Power Rules

The Kansas Senate has passed a bill blocking a state regulatory commission from spending money to study how to comply with new federal clean-power rules until a legal challenge is resolved. The chamber's 37-2 vote on Thursday night sends the measure to the House. The vote came just two days after...

 
 

Happy Birthday George?!

By rich-alexendar On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 22:02:51

Happy Birthday George?!

Monday, February 15th is officially George Washington’s birthday, well, not really. His birthday was February 22nd, but the Monday Holiday act of 1971 assured that we would never celebrate on the actual day. But isn’t the holiday really a combination of Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays? Pres...

 
 

River Festival Turns 40

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 21:37:32

River Festival Turns 40

Festival fans will be crossing the bridge into Oakdale Park just 119 days from now. Brad Anderson the Executive Director of Salina Arts and Humanities admits he keeps a running countdown in his head as he joined in on the KSAL Morning News on Friday. "A majority of the entertainment has been s...

 
 

Kansas’ Political Playground

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:34:36

Kansas’ Political Playground

On the heels of the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on funding for public education, Salina area Representative J.R. Claeys,(R) joined in on the KSAL Morning News Friday with his reaction. Claeys expressed his concern with the high court's ruling he says will take the state back to an antiquated fu...

 
 

We Are Failing In Kansas

By toddpittenger On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:41:38

We Are Failing In Kansas

On Thursday the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a new funding formula enacted by the Kansas Legislature last year is unconstitutional. In essence, the courts said that schools in Kansas are underfunded. At the highest level in our state government, there is an ugly divide on this issue. Last year...

 
 

Salina Police Log 2-12-16

By ksal-staff On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:20:06

Salina Police Log 2-12-16

Salina Police are investigating after a couple of vehicles were stolen. Police are searching for a 1992 Chevy S-10 pickup that has not been returned to its owner. The owner told police a friend borrowed the truck on Monday evening a did not return it. The gray Chevy truck has a Kansas tag: 586 CCD a...

 
 

Kansas Seeking Solution to Water Needs of Farmers, Refuge

By associated-press On Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:28:10

Kansas Seeking Solution to Water Needs of Farmers, Refuge

Officials are trying to hammer out a deal to address competing water needs of south-central Kansas irrigators and a national wildlife refuge that's lost considerable water to them. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which operates the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, has been asking Kansas for ...

 
 
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