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Brownback to attend KU Medical Center event

By associated-press On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:25:30

Brownback to attend KU Medical Center event

Gov. Sam Brownback and other officials are expected to gather at the KU Medical Center to applaud budget enhancements that include $25 million in bonds for building a proposed $75 million health education building. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and K...

 
 

Kansas students attend prom via robot

By associated-press On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:24:11

Kansas students attend prom via robot

Two Lawrence students danced with friends at their prom thanks to a couple robots. The Lawrence Journal World reports  Olivia Ledezma attended the Lawrence Virtual High School prom last Saturday while she was in California. She got to the prom by using a telepresence robot, which is essentially ...

 
 

Kansas judge to rule on supervision

By ksal-staff On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:20:00

Kansas judge to rule on supervision

A Butler County judge is expected to decide if a former Augusta police officer convicted of a sex crime will be subject to lifetime post-release supervision. The Wichita Eagle reports that 45-year-old Jerry Dale Ballinger was ordered to 59 days of house arrest, 60 months' probation and sex offend...

 
 

Dole returns to Kansas for events in 10 cities

By associated-press On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:15:58

Dole returns to Kansas for events in 10 cities

Kansas political icon Bob Dole has returned to his home state for 10 receptions and open houses over the next three days. The 90-year-old former U.S. Senate majority leader and presidential candidate's first event is a private reception Monday afternoon at the Republican Party headquarters in Ove...

 
 

Kansans work to return tombstone

By associated-press On Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:14:14

Kansans work to return tombstone

Leavenworth residents are working to return an old tombstone found recently during a spring cleaning project. A couple removing stones from an old fountain in their Leavenworth backyard found the old tombstone, which dates to about 1900. Jeff Culbertson, Leavenworth County Geographic Informati...

 
 

Topeka to give 6 tickets for first lady’s speech

By associated-press On Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:56:37

Topeka to give 6 tickets for first lady’s speech

The Topeka school district is allotting up to six tickets each to graduating seniors whose commencement next month will feature Michelle Obama. Topeka Unified School District 501 spokesman Ron Harbaugh says graduating seniors will receive up to six tickets each for the joint commencement ceremony...

 
 

Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints

By associated-press On Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:26:27

Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints

A Kansas high school senior has launched a petition drive urging school officials to rethink their decision to have first lady Michelle Obama speak at graduation next month in Topeka. Taylor Gifford started the drive Thursday evening after concerns were raised by students and parents that Obama's...

 
 

New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas

By associated-press On Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:24:00

New law prevents expansion of Medicaid in Kansas

Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul. But advocates aren't giving up on the idea. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved still plans to pursue the issue. Spokeswoman Katrina Mc...

 
 

Joplin man denied venue change in shooting

By associated-press On Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:25:40

Joplin man denied venue change in shooting

A judge has denied a change of venue request for a man accused of shooting an assistant football coach to death outside a Joplin movie complex. The Joplin Globe reports  that Circuit Judge Gayle Crane has denied the venue change for 40-year-old Jeffrey Bruner, who's charged in the Nov. 1 death o...

 
 

Topeka site offering compressed natural gas

By ksal-staff On Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:10:05

Topeka site offering compressed natural gas

A Topeka business has started publicly offering compressed natural gas to some drivers. Questar Fueling's, compressed natural gas filling station has been open since October, but opened Thursday to most of the public. Compressed natural gas is chemically the same as the natural gas used for ot...

 
 
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