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Beheading Trial Won’t Be Moved

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:03:27

Beheading Trial Won’t Be Moved

The trial of a Kansas man accused of beheading a man with a guitar string will not be moved out of Osage County. An Osage County judge on Tuesday rejected a request from 30-year-old James Paul Harris to move his trial to another county outside the Topeka news coverage area. Harris is accused o...

 
 

Lawsuit Alleges Problems With Kansas Medicaid

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:00:34

Lawsuit Alleges Problems With Kansas Medicaid

A former executive with a private company managing part of the Kansas Medicaid program alleges in a federal lawsuit that she was wrongly fired for protesting potentially improper cost-saving measures. Jacqueline Leary filed the suit this week. Leary was fired from her position as vice president f...

 
 

Man Critically Hurt In Car Vs Deer Crash

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:58:41

Man Critically Hurt In Car Vs Deer Crash

Douglas County authorities say a 64-year-old man has been critically injured after flipping his car to avoid a deer in the road. Thomas Cunningham was injured south of Lawrence on Tuesday. Sheriff's office spokesman Lt. Steve Lewis says Cunningham's vehicle rolled several times after he drove ...

 
 

Fire Damages Kansas Refinery

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:55:59

Fire Damages Kansas Refinery

A fire damages a soutern Kansas refinery. Flames were shooting out of the roof of the Mag-Plant in Harper County on Tuesday after the fire started in a cooling tower. Emergency Manager Thomas Winter says the area was cleared in about a mile radius until the flames were put out. No injuries were r...

 
 

School Funding Key Late in Kansas Governor’s Race

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:17:22

School Funding Key Late in Kansas Governor’s Race

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and Democratic challenger Paul Davis are making funding for Kansas public schools a key issue as their hotly contested race nears its end. Davis was rallying Tuesday evening with teachers at the Statehouse after kicking off a 30-stop campaign tour through eastern Kan...

 
 

Judge Sets New Hearing Date in Gay Marriage Suit

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:15:29

Judge Sets New Hearing Date in Gay Marriage Suit

A federal judge has set a new hearing on the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. A court notice filed Tuesday shows the hearing on the ACLU's request for an order forcing Kansas to allow gay marriages is set for 2:30 p.m. Friday be...

 
 

Kansas Bobcat a Big Hit at California Park

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:12:51

Kansas Bobcat a Big Hit at California Park

A tiny bobcat that was rescued from a central Kansas oil rig is proving to be a big hit at a northern California wildlife refuge. The Great Bend Tribune reports the little cat, called "Whisper," was brought to the Great Bend-Brit Spaugh Zoo this spring. She was sent in late May to Turtle Bay Expl...

 
 

Three-Ton Beam Falls on Wichita Construction Worker

By associated-press On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:06:38

Three-Ton Beam Falls on Wichita Construction Worker

A construction worker is hospitalized in serious condition after a 3-ton steel beam fell on him at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The Wichita Eagle reports the 25-year-old man was alert and responsive when emergency crews arrived shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday. The accident took place at the site w...

 
 

Going From Straight to Gay

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:58:11

Going From Straight to Gay

It’s more complicated than you might think. Prompted to delve in to this issue by my caller Antonio, whose wife of 15 years left him for another woman, the issues of leaving a straight relationship for a same sex one, are complex. Antonio was blindsided, and understandably hurt when his wife...

 
 

State Paid More Than $34,000 to Defend Kobach

By associated-press On Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:25:42

State Paid More Than $34,000 to Defend Kobach

Records from the Kansas attorney general's office show taxpayers spent more than $34,000 in legal fees for the secretary of state's failed effort to force Kansas Democrats to field a candidate for U.S. Senate. Secretary of State Kris Kobach told The Wichita Eagle that's not a lot of money, in lit...

 
 
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