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Kansas Senator Pat Roberts says the food assistance program is the “redline’

By ksal-staff On Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:05:23

Kansas Senator Pat Roberts says the food assistance program is the “redline’

Kansas U.S. Senator Pat Roberts says the food assistance program is the "redline' for Democrats in the passage of the farm bill. He says his is crop insurance. The Republican senator told farm leaders Saturday that the Senate will not pass a farm bill without what it sees as an "appropriate" food...

 
 

Suspect Charged With Trying to Kill Kansas Deputy

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Sep 2013 11:34:25

Suspect Charged With Trying to Kill Kansas Deputy

A man captured after a four-day search across southern Kansas has been charged with attempted capital murder in the shooting of a Butler County sheriff's deputy. Forty-one-year-old Jan Kilbourne made a first appearance Friday afternoon in Butler County District Court. The Wichita Eagle reports hi...

 
 

Brownback Signs ‘Hard 50′ Bill

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Sep 2013 11:31:01

Brownback Signs ‘Hard 50′ Bill

Governor Sam Brownback has signed legislation revising the Kansas law allowing convicted murderers to be sentenced to at least 50 years in prison. Lawmakers approved the measure this week during a two-day special session. Brownback signed it Friday and delivered it to the secretary of state's off...

 
 

More Kansas Wheat Graded Top Quality in 2013

By ksal-staff On Sat, 07 Sep 2013 06:38:22

More Kansas Wheat Graded Top Quality in 2013

Newly released sampling data from 51 Kansas counties show slightly more of this year's wheat graded as top quality. The National Agricultural Statistics Service said Friday in its annual wheat quality report that 85 percent of the samples graded as No. 1 wheat, compared with 83 percent last year....

 
 

Kansas Childhood Poverty Group Releases Report

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:59:37

Kansas Childhood Poverty Group Releases Report

A panel appointed by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is recommending several strategies for reducing childhood poverty, including strengthening marriages, improving educational opportunities and reforming welfare-to-work programs. The Governor's Task Force on Reducing Childhood Poverty released its rep...

 
 

Friday Crime Log

By ksal-staff On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:27:37

Friday Crime Log

Police are investigating a theft from a Salina apartment.  Sometime between August 1st and September 3rd two rings were reportedly stolen from apartment #303 at 831 East Wayne. One ring is yellow gold, with a three diamond cathederal setting. The other is yellow gold with a rectangular blue stone s...

 
 

Police Taking Aim At Unruly Partiers

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:15:03

Police Taking Aim At Unruly Partiers

University of Kansas students say a special Lawrence police detail set up to curb dangerous behavior among partiers downtown is unfairly targeting them as a way to raise revenue for the city. But police say the special patrols that began Aug. 14 are meant to protect students and the rest of the...

 
 

Ex-Firefighter Pleads Guilty To Arson

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:45:03

Ex-Firefighter Pleads Guilty To Arson

A former volunteer firefighter in Reno County pleaded guilty to setting three grass fires after prosecutors agreed to drop 11 other charges. 19-year-old Cody Knox, of Arlington, was a volunteer for Reno County Fire District No. 4, which covers Arlington, Langdon, Plevna and Abbyville. Reno C...

 
 

Man Sentenced To Life For Child Abuse

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:40:11

Man Sentenced To Life For Child Abuse

A former Salina man will serve decades in prison after being sentenced for his second conviction of sexually abusing a young girl. Forty-year-old Shawn T. Vogan was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with a minimum of 40 years. He pleaded guilty in July to aggravated indecent liberties with a c...

 
 

Suspect In Deputy Shooting Caught

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:14:47

Suspect In Deputy Shooting Caught

Wichita police say they have captured a man suspected of shooting and wounding a Butler County Sheriff's deputy earlier this week. Wichita Police Lt. Doug Nolte said Friday morning that Jan Kilbourne was arrested without resistance early Friday near an apartment in Wichita. No other details wer...

 
 
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