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Kansas lawmakers have caucuses before opening annual session

By associated-press On Sun, 10 Jan 2016 19:12:38

Kansas lawmakers have caucuses before opening annual session

Democratic lawmakers were meeting to discuss school funding issues before the Kansas Legislature opened its annual session. Democrats from both chambers gathered Sunday afternoon for a joint caucus. They were having a briefing on budget issues and hearing from Deputy Education Commissioner Dale D...

 
 

No Winner, Powerball At $1.3 Billion

By associated-press On Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:02:11

No Winner, Powerball At $1.3 Billion

If a potential jackpot of nearly $950 million wasn't enough reason to buy a Powerball lottery ticket, then how about $1.3 billion? No jackpot-winning numbers were drawn Saturday for what's already the biggest price in U.S. lottery history so $1.3 billion or more will be the top prize Wednesday. ...

 
 

Man Pleads Guilty to Knife Attack at Kansas Shelter

By staff On Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:46:37

Man Pleads Guilty to Knife Attack at Kansas Shelter

A Kansas City, Missouri, man has admitted in a Kansas court that he tried to kill a homeless shelter employee by slashing his throat. The Lawrence Journal-World reported that 22-year-old Christopher McCay pleaded guilty in Douglas County to attempted first-degree murder. He admitted that in Ma...

 
 

Highway Patrol seeks title fee hike to hire more troopers

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 20:01:41

Highway Patrol seeks title fee hike to hire more troopers

The Kansas Highway Patrol is asking state lawmakers to support a $7.50 increase in vehicle title fees to hire an additional 75 troopers to address a sharp decline in manpower. The Wichita Eagle (bit.ly/1ZiEFmG) reports more than one-third of the counties in Kansas have no Highway Patrol presence,...

 
 

New school named after Eisenhower opens in his boyhood home

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 19:20:43

New school named after Eisenhower opens in his boyhood home

A new elementary school named after President Dwight D. Eisenhower has opened in his boyhood home of Abilene, Kansas, 46 years after he left office. Parents considered Eisenhower as a name for an Abilene elementary school in the 1960s. But it wasn't until Thursday that fourth- and fifth-grade stu...

 
 

Powerball Skyrockets to $900 Million

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:26:23

Powerball Skyrockets to $900 Million

The Powerball jackpot has reached another new level never before seen. According to the Kansas Lottery, as of Saturday morning the jackpot climbed to $900 million. This is the largest jackpot in Powerball history, and also the largest jackpot of any lottery game in U.S. history. Lottery officials...

 
 

Safety Issues Delay Fort Riley Hospital

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:10:41

Safety Issues Delay Fort Riley Hospital

A top Army official says the latest delay in opening the new hospital at Fort Riley is attributed to 357 safety issues. Assistant Secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack told U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that the problems were identified during pre-final insp...

 
 

More Salina Most Wanted Arrests

By ksal-staff On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:51:53

More Salina Most Wanted Arrests

The latest list of Salina’s Most Wanted went online a week ago. Since then, about a dozen of them have been arrested. According to Saline County Jail records, Jerry Alkire and Shane Bunch are the latest two on the list to be arrested. They were wanted for crimes that include making criminal thr...

 
 

Report: Governor Repays Running Mate for Loans

By staff On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:02:28

Report: Governor Repays Running Mate for Loans

A new report shows Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has made a final $100,000 repayment on loans from his running mate to their re-election campaign. Three loans from Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer totaling $1.5 million were the subject of a federal grand jury investigation last year. No charges we...

 
 

Judge Dismisses Ouster Against Topeka City Councilman

By staff On Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:00:03

Judge Dismisses Ouster Against Topeka City Councilman

A Shawnee County judge quickly dismissed a civil action to remove a Topeka city councilman charged with child abuse from the council. But prosecutors say they will refile the action later. In a hearing Friday, Judge Franklin Theis dismissed the ouster effort against Jonathan Robert Schumm. The...

 
 
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