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Wrong Way Driver Hits Police Car

By associated-press On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:11:03

Wrong Way Driver Hits Police Car

A woman who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 in downtown Topeka collided head-on with a police car. No one was seriously injured. Topeka police say the woman drove east for about 9 miles in the westbound lanes of the interstate early Friday. She eventually hit a semi-trailer truck on it...

 
 

Group Seeks Repeal Of Kansas Marriage Ban

By associated-press On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:07:04

Group Seeks Repeal Of Kansas Marriage Ban

The leading gay-rights group in Kansas is asking legislators to repeal a state law and a provision in the state constitution that both ban same-sex marriage. The Kansas House Federal and State Affairs Committee agreed to sponsor both measures at the request of Equality Kansas executive director T...

 
 

Silent Film Festival To Salute Charlie Chaplin

By associated-press On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:56:04

Silent Film Festival To Salute Charlie Chaplin

The upcoming Kansas Silent Film Festival will feature a salute to Charlie Chaplin and a showing of early animation and cartoon creations. The free festival will take place Feb. 28 and March 1 at Washburn University in Topeka. Kansas City film historian Denise Morrison will provide introduction...

 
 

Several Inches Of Snow Expected

By ksal-staff On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:30:44

Several Inches Of Snow Expected

A round of winter weather will impact the region tonight through Saturday morning. According to the National Weather Service, several inches of snow is possible across portions of the state. Highest accumulations look to be two inches over portions of Central Kansas with a trace to two inches ex...

 
 

Feds Allowing Last Part of Medicaid Overhaul

By associated-press On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:06:47

Feds Allowing Last Part of Medicaid Overhaul

Kansas officials say they'll move ahead with the last part of an overhaul of the state's Medicaid program after receiving permission from the federal government. Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday that in-home services for 8,500 developmentally disabled Kansans will become part of the overhaul...

 
 

Kansas Study Links Exercise, Education Success

By associated-press On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:05:27

Kansas Study Links Exercise, Education Success

A new study of Kansas elementary and middle school students makes a link between physical fitness and better performance on math and reading exams. The research was conducted through schools participating in the Kansas Fitness Information Tracking. The study followed the fitness of 13,000 student...

 
 

Kansas Lawmakers Consider Bill to Expand Gun Rights

By associated-press On Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:03:45

Kansas Lawmakers Consider Bill to Expand Gun Rights

Influential gun-rights groups are pushing proposals to strip cities and counties of any power to regulate guns and limit local programs to buy guns back from their owners. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee had a hearing Thursday on the measure. It has the support of both the National ...

 
 

IRS Tax Season Begins Friday

By toddpittenger On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:02:34

IRS Tax Season Begins Friday

The Internal Revenue Service opens the 2014 filing season on Jan. 31 and encourages taxpayers to use e-file or Free File as the fastest way to receive refunds. According to the agency, this year's new opening date for individuals to file their 2013 tax returns will allow the IRS adequate time to ...

 
 

A “Super” Mistake To Drink And Drive

By staff On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:27:00

A “Super” Mistake To Drink And Drive

It’s the Sunday that many in the Sunflower State look forward to all year. The time to gather around your televisions for football and commercial watching on Sunday, in a tradition known as Super Bowl Sunday. While sharing the latest cheese dip or hearty bowls of chili, many fans may be more i...

 
 

Reward Offered In Kansas Dog Poisoning

By associated-press On Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:21:34

Reward Offered In Kansas Dog Poisoning

The strychnine poisonings of three dogs in northwest Kansas has prompted the Humane Society of the United States to offer a $5,000 reward for information in the deaths. Two Labrador retrievers and a Chihuahua were found dead on Dec. 18 in a neighborhood west of Hays. All three dogs were outdoors...

 
 
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