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Kansas Legislators Keep Eye on New Judicial Budget Lawsuit

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:55:48

Kansas Legislators Keep Eye on New Judicial Budget Lawsuit

Several Kansas lawmakers say they're keeping an eye on the outcome of a new lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of a state law that deals with financing for the court system. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the lawsuit against the state of Kansas aims to strike the law linking f...

 
 

ACLU, Kansas Official Battle Over ‘Dual Registration’ System

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 20:53:53

ACLU, Kansas Official Battle Over ‘Dual Registration’ System

The American Civil Liberties Union wants a judge to declare illegal the so-called "dual registration" system for voters in Kansas while Secretary of State Kris Kobach seeks to have the lawsuit dismissed. Under that system, people who register to vote using a federal form, which doesn't require vo...

 
 

UPDATE: Confession Video Shown In Teen Shooting Prelim

By toddpittenger On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:15:41

UPDATE: Confession Video Shown In Teen Shooting Prelim

The first day of a scheduled two-day preliminary hearing to decide if five people will go on trial for the May shooting death of a Salina teen included a full day of testimony, ending with a video of a police interview where one one of the accused admitted to pulling the trigger. The case stems f...

 
 

Afternoon / Evening Severe Weather Possible

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:10:27

Afternoon / Evening Severe Weather Possible

Forecasters say large, damaging hail, a few tornadoes and high winds are possible in parts of the Central Plains. The National Weather Service has placed Central Kansas, including the Salina area, in an enhanced risk for severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center said the greater chance for stro...

 
 

Thieves Hit Salina Car Wash

By ksal-staff On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:26:47

Thieves Hit Salina Car Wash

Salina police are investigating a business burglary at the Snack Attack on 1619 West Magnolia. Police say that the business's car wash was broken into by breaking the padlock and prying open the door, and a five gallon bucket of quarters, valued at $200 was taken from inside. No suspects have ...

 
 

Home Burglary Lands Man in Jail

By ksal-staff On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:24:17

Home Burglary Lands Man in Jail

A Salina man is in police custody after he was caught trespassing on another man's property. Earnest Alfred Skillern Jr., 50, was hiding in the pipes in a house on the 200 block of South 9th St. when police removed him from the premises. Skillern is being charged with burglary, two counts of...

 
 

Kansas Sees Small Dip in Enrollment Under Federal Health Law

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:42:37

Kansas Sees Small Dip in Enrollment Under Federal Health Law

A new report shows a small decline in the number of Kansans with health insurance coverage through the federal online marketplace during the spring and early summer. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday about 84,900 Kansas residents were enrolled in health plans throu...

 
 

Nuclear Power Plant in Kansas Celebrates 30th Anniversary

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:39:52

Nuclear Power Plant in Kansas Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas has celebrated its 30th anniversary. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that it comes at a time when environmental groups say attitudes have softened toward the use of nuclear plants because of more immediate concerns over climate change they say is re...

 
 

Kansas Student Charged With Rape Enters Diversion

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:35:24

Kansas Student Charged With Rape Enters Diversion

A 20-year-old former University of Kansas student accused of raping a woman in a university dorm room has entered a diversion program. Douglas County prosecutors charged the man with sexual battery after a woman said he forced her to have sex with him in April 2014 in Gertrude Sellards Pearson Re...

 
 

First Land Bank Lots From Fort Riley Overbuilding to be Sold

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:32:39

First Land Bank Lots From Fort Riley Overbuilding to be Sold

Junction City is looking for new owners for lots it was forced to take back after a surge of troops at Fort Riley never materialized. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the first 25 of the city's more than 900 lots are for sale. Junction City planning and zoning director David Yearout says s...

 
 
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