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Power Tools Stolen

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:37:43

Power Tools Stolen

Five chainsaws are stolen from a work truck. Police are investigating a theft case, after being contacted by a Salina man who had multiple chain saws removed from his pickup. Police say sometime between 6am and 7:30am Thursday, someone unlocked a cargo storage box on a truck owned by Cody Stee...

 
 

KU Journalism School Gets $1.36 Million Bequest

By associated-press On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:20:52

KU Journalism School Gets $1.36 Million Bequest

The University of Kansas journalism school has received a $1.36 million bequest from the estate of a Kansas couple. The university's Endowment Association announced Thursday that the bequest from John and Mary Kaiser will be added to a scholarship fund for journalism students that the couple star...

 
 

Abandoned Dogs Ready for Adoption

By associated-press On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:16:43

Abandoned Dogs Ready for Adoption

Some of the 11 dogs that were left abandoned in a Salina home are ready for adoption at the Salina Animal Shelter. The shelter has been caring for the four puppies and seven adult dogs since they were found in north Salina on Monday. Animal shelter coordinator Rose Base said renters left the d...

 
 

Confusion Exists in Kansas Over Delinquent Taxes

By associated-press On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:04:50

Confusion Exists in Kansas Over Delinquent Taxes

Some county officials are asking Kansas lawmakers to clarify whether back taxes on personal property follow the property, or should be assessed to its owner. The confusion arises when someone buys property, such as a boat or trailer, and then discovers the previous owner had not paid all the taxe...

 
 

Kansas Vehicle Dealers Coping With Hail Damage

By associated-press On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:41:28

Kansas Vehicle Dealers Coping With Hail Damage

The hailstorm that pounded south-central Kansas earlier this week has left automotive dealers with big headaches, but it's also giving prospective buyers a chance at big bargains. The Hutchinson News reports dealerships in the city were scrambling to get insurance appraisals after the fast-moving...

 
 

Kansas Attorneys Skeptical of AG’s ‘Hard 50’ Push

By associated-press On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:37:11

Kansas Attorneys Skeptical of AG’s ‘Hard 50’ Push

A Wichita defense attorney says he doesn't see the need for a special session of the Kansas Legislature to consider rewriting the state's "Hard 50" sentencing law. Richard Ney was skeptical Thursday of Attorney General Derek Schmidt's request that Gov. Sam Brownback call such a special session. ...

 
 

Judge Not Lifting Contempt Ruling Against Kansas Doctor

By associated-press On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:34:05

Judge Not Lifting Contempt Ruling Against Kansas Doctor

A federal judge has refused to lift a criminal contempt finding against a Kansas doctor who repeatedly interrupted her during a recent appearance on charges related to a $7 million Army fraud and bribery indictment. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Thursday rejected a defense request to reco...

 
 

Kansas Special Session Would Cost $35K-$40K Per Day

By associated-press On Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:31:51

Kansas Special Session Would Cost $35K-$40K Per Day

A special session of the Kansas Legislature would cost from $35,000 to $40,000 a day, with lawmakers' pay making up the bulk of the expense. Legislative Administrative Services Jeff Russell provided the estimate Thursday following a request from Attorney General Derek Schmidt to Gov. Sam Brownbac...

 
 

Kansas AG Acknowledges ‘Hard 50’ May Not Fully Work

By associated-press On Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:21:47

Kansas AG Acknowledges ‘Hard 50’ May Not Fully Work

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt acknowledges that a quick rewriting of the state's "Hard 50" law may not allow the tough sentence in pending cases but argues legislators still should have a special session. Schmidt said Thursday that Kansas will be in a better legal position in pending case...

 
 

Alco Stores Enters into Agreement To Be Acquired

By associated-press On Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:18:45

Alco Stores Enters into Agreement To Be Acquired

Discount retailer Alco Stores Inc. has entered into an agreement to merge with private investment firm Argonne Capital Group LLC. Alco said in a news release Thursday that Atlanta-based Argonne will acquire all the outstanding share of Alco Stores' common stock for $14 per share in cash. The prop...