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Murder Trial to Begin in Kansas Jewish Site Shootings

By associated-press On Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:19:57

Murder Trial to Begin in Kansas Jewish Site Shootings

Jury selection is expected to take up to a week in the capital murder trial of a Missouri man who claims he was morally obligated to kill three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites. Frazier Glenn Miller Junior has publicly admitted firing the shots that killed 69-year-old William...

 
 

Kansas Regulators Reviewing Westar’s Rates

By associated-press On Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:37:08

Kansas Regulators Reviewing Westar’s Rates

Kansas regulators are reviewing an agreement that would allow the state's largest electric company to increase its rates by $78 million a year. The Kansas Corporation Commission was opening hearings Monday on the deal between Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc., a state consumer advocacy board ...

 
 

Kansas agency bans employees from electronic recording

By associated-press On Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:53:59

Kansas agency bans employees from electronic recording

The Kansas Department of Revenue has banned employees from making audio, video or photographic recordings while at work. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1HPGtnX) reports that violations could lead to firings. Agency spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda says the policy is formalizing what has...

 
 

Researchers work on possible diesel replacement

By associated-press On Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:35:13

Researchers work on possible diesel replacement

Researchers from Kansas, Michigan and Nebraska hope to begin testing in the next year on a potential diesel replacement. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1HPGAjE) reports that their work is focused on modifying a plant called Camelina sativa to lower its viscosity - essentially, its resi...

 
 

Conditions Developing For Colder, Wetter Winter

By ksal-staff On Sun, 16 Aug 2015 11:00:16

Conditions Developing For Colder, Wetter Winter

Federal meteorologists say the current El Nino is already the second strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration recorded unusual warmth in the Pacific Ocean in the last three ...

 
 

Multiple Schools Request Emergency Funding

By associated-press On Sat, 15 Aug 2015 15:05:31

Multiple Schools Request Emergency Funding

More than three dozen Kansas school districts are expected to ask top state officials for additional money due to budget concerns. Their requests have renewed a debate over the new school funding law that jettisoned the old per-pupil formula for distributing more than $3.4 billion in annual aid. ...

 
 

Students Return To KWU

By ksal-staff On Sat, 15 Aug 2015 14:49:06

Students Return To KWU

The Kansas Wesleyan University campus is coming back to life this weekend. While some students, including athletes moved back last week, the rest of the student body is moving in this weekend. There were plenty of smiles mixed with a few hugs and tears Saturday as students began to move into t...

 
 

What Is The Biggest Threat To Kansas?

By associated-press On Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:21:38

What Is The Biggest Threat To Kansas?

The Kansas delegation demurred when it came to what was likely the most interesting audience question of a congressional summit hosted by business leaders. Is the Islamic State or Russia more of a threat to the United States today? After a long silence Friday by the three Republicans, Rep. Tim...

 
 

Intruder Confronted With Sword

By associated-press On Fri, 14 Aug 2015 20:31:22

Intruder Confronted With Sword

A 17-year-old suspected of breaking into a suburban Wichita home early Friday morning was being treated for cuts after the homeowner confronted him with a sword. An Oaklawn man called 911 shortly before 4:30 a.m. to report that "he was arming himself" because someone was breaking into his house. ...

 
 

Caribbean Flour Millers Visiting Kansas Next Week

By associated-press On Fri, 14 Aug 2015 17:14:14

Caribbean Flour Millers Visiting Kansas Next Week

Flour millers from Caribbean countries are visiting four states next week to learn more about U.S. wheat and the country's supply system. U.S. Wheat Associates is sponsoring the visit in cooperation with the Foreign Agriculture Service and state wheat commissions in Kansas, North Dakota, Ne...

 
 
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