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Autopsy report says driver drunk at time of fatal crash

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:08:37

Autopsy report says driver drunk at time of fatal crash

An autopsy report shows the 39-year-old driver in an August traffic accident that killed him and his teenage passenger had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal limit. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports James Ford Bowen of Paxico and his passenger, 16-year-old Matthew Robert Allen of...

 
 

Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:04:15

Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed

Newly released emails obtained by The Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor's administration informed two lobbyists about budget proposals weeks earlier than previously disclosed. The emails showed they were included on a Dec. 6 email thread. President Kent Glasscock of Kansas State University...

 
 

Kansas lawyers criticize proposed Supreme Court reform

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:00:29

Kansas lawyers criticize proposed Supreme Court reform

Kansas lawmakers are considering changing the way state Supreme Court justices are selected, but lawyers say the move would politicize the court. The House Judicial Committee conducted a hearing Wednesday on two measures that would amend the Kansas Constitution. One change would select Supreme Co...

 
 

Gun and Drugs Found

By ksal-staff On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:04:54

Gun and Drugs Found

A traffic stop leads to drug charges for a Salina man. Police arrested 19-year-old Cooper Hammersmith after officers found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a 9mm handgun which he was sitting on in the vehicle. Police report Hammersmith was initially stopped for rolling through a stop sign in ...

 
 

Kansas Legislators Open 2 Days of Hearings on Marriage

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:31:28

Kansas Legislators Open 2 Days of Hearings on Marriage

Kansas lawmakers want to lower the state's divorce rate. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday conducted the first of two informational hearings on marriage called by the committee's chairman, Rep. Steve Brunk. The Wichita Republican says the state has an interest in keeping ...

 
 

KBI, County Attorney Clear Deputies in Fatal Shooting

By ksal-staff On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:35:28

KBI, County Attorney Clear Deputies in Fatal Shooting

Two Saline County Sheriff's deputies have returned to work after a month long probe by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation clears them of any wrongdoing in a shooting incident that fatally wounded 35-year-old Brock Nichols. Saline County Attorney Ellen Mitchell concluded in her review of the case,...

 
 

Lawmaker Wants To Set Up New Foster Care Program

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:02:21

Lawmaker Wants To Set Up New Foster Care Program

A Kansas state senator wants to offer more money under a proposed foster care program to married couples who don't have alcohol and tobacco in their homes and regularly attend church. Republican Sen. Forrest Knox says he's looking to provide more stability for children. His bill would set up the ...

 
 

Lobbyists In On Budget Earlier Than Disclosed

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:31:57

Lobbyists In On Budget Earlier Than Disclosed

Newly released emails obtained by the Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor's administration informed two lobbyists about its budget efforts weeks earlier than previously disclosed. The emails showed they were included on a Dec. 6 email thread about the budget. President Kent Glasscock of Kans...

 
 

Local Officials Oppose Limiting Records Fees

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:28:39

Local Officials Oppose Limiting Records Fees

Cities and counties in Kansas oppose a southeast Kansas lawmaker's proposal to limit what government agencies can charge for fulfilling requests for public records. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee had a hearing but took no action Tuesday on a...

 
 

Democrats Condemn Anti-Gay State Action

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:32:32

Democrats Condemn Anti-Gay State Action

A decision by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback to narrow an anti-discrimination policy for Kansas government workers has prompted a Democratic lawmaker to introduce a bill aimed at protecting gays and lesbians. Democratic state Rep. John Carmichael of Wichita on Tuesday asked the Kansas House Judici...

 
 
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