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Lobbyists had email look at Kansas governor’s budget plans

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:51:48

Lobbyists had email look at Kansas governor’s budget plans

A newspaper is reporting that a top aide to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback used a private email account to give two lobbyists a preview of budget proposals weeks before they were outlined for legislators. The Wichita Eagle reported Tuesday that Budget Director Shawn Sullivan sent the email Dec. 23 wit...

 
 

“Next Up” Is Next People’s Choice

By toddpittenger On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:14:32

“Next Up” Is Next People’s Choice

The votes have been counted, and “Next Up” is Salina’s favorite sculpture. "Next Up", located at the corner of Santa Fe and Walnut, is the 2014 Sculpture Tour Salina People’s Choice Award winner. The sculpture by James Haire from Fort Collins, Colorado, depicts a young man with a tennis r...

 
 

14-Year-Old Jailed for Rape

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:07:32

14-Year-Old Jailed for Rape

A Saline County teen is arrested in connection to the rape of a young girl. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a 14-year-old male has been charged with two counts of rape and is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City. The Saline County Sheriff's Office learned ...

 
 

Kansas May Ban Animal Gas Chambers

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:54:14

Kansas May Ban Animal Gas Chambers

A Kansas House committee is considering a bill that would ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize animals. The proposal would amend the Kansas Pet Animal Act to prohibit animal control officers and shelters from using carbon monoxide to euthanize animals. The alternative would be a lethal inject...

 
 

Chase Suspect Runs Through School

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:47:13

Chase Suspect Runs Through School

A high speed chase came to an end after the suspect ran into a northwest Kansas high school. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers tried to stop a car on eastbound Interstate 70 in Thomas County Monday morning when the driver sped away at speeds reaching 135 miles per hour. Law enforcement in Gove Count...

 
 

1 Person Dies from Whooping Cough in Central Kansas

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:44:50

1 Person Dies from Whooping Cough in Central Kansas

Health officials say an outbreak of whooping cough in Barton County has killed one person and left five people ill in the last month. Health Director Shelly Schneider says all the cases were Great Bend, with patients ranging from 4 months to middle age. Information about the patient who died was ...

 
 

Penalty For Gun Theft Could Increase

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:19:10

Penalty For Gun Theft Could Increase

Kansas would increase the penalties for burglarizing a home, building or vehicle intending to steal a firearm under a bill before a state Senate committee. The Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee was having a hearing Tuesday on the measure. The bill also increases the penalties for ...

 
 

More Record Warmth Expected

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:15:41

More Record Warmth Expected

As a winter storm shuts down much of the east coast, Kansans will enjoy another day of record high temperatures, According to the National Weather Service, highs Tuesday across the entire area will be 20 to 30 degrees above normal as they top out in the 60s and 70s. On Monday both Salina and ...

 
 

Elderly Hoarder?

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:51:49

Elderly Hoarder?

My elderly Aunt has never had children so she is looking to me for help. My problem is that when I went to her home I discovered that she’s a hoarder. Her house isn’t as bad as those ones you see on TV, but it’s really a mess. I love her to pieces and want to help clean her house, but I’m no...

 
 

Ex-executive seeks to toss Medicaid suit extortion claims

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:25:44

Ex-executive seeks to toss Medicaid suit extortion claims

A former executive of the firm managing part of the privatized Medicaid program in Kansas has asked a judge to toss out counterclaims accusing her of trying to extort $3 million. Sunflower State Health Plan Inc. and parent Centene Corporation made the extortion claims last month while responding ...

 
 
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