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Former Lawrence Officer Not Fired Because of Race

By associated-press On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:13:18

Former Lawrence Officer Not Fired Because of Race

A federal judge has ruled that a former Lawrence police officer involved in dismissing speeding tickets for a University of Kansas athletics employee was not fired because of his race. Michael Monroe, who is black, was fired from the police department in March 2012 after an investigation into all...

 
 

Wheat Fungus Re-Emerges in Kansas After Decades

By associated-press On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:09:38

Wheat Fungus Re-Emerges in Kansas After Decades

A fungus called wheat flag smut has re-emerged in Kansas after not being seen since the 1970s. The Kansas Department of Agriculture says the fungus is not a danger to humans or animals and doesn't effect grain quality. Jeff Vogel, of the KDA, says the main concern is that 15 countries have som...

 
 

UPDATE: Man Sought By Police Shoots Himself

By ksal-staff On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 00:40:52

UPDATE: Man Sought By Police Shoots Himself

A man who shot and killed himself Sunday evening near a North Salina intersection as Salina Police were approaching was being sought for alleged crimes against a woman. Police Monday identified the man as 26-year-old Jose Robles. He had been sought since late last week. Late Wednesday Robles a...

 
 

Eisenhower Foundation raises money for updates

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 21:12:46

Eisenhower Foundation raises money for updates

A multi-million dollar fundraising campaign is underway to update exhibits and education about President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1U0ZakX) reports that the Eisenhower Foundation began raising money three months ago. The money will go toward improving the Eisenhower P...

 
 

Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 17:43:24

Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit

A Kansas mathematician who is suing county and state officials for the right to audit the 2014 election results says she's not optimistic she'll win her case. Beth Clarkson is a Wichita State University mathematician who says her calculations from the November election showed suspect patterns. Th...

 
 

Man Who Dragged Officer Shot, Killed

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:57:44

Man Who Dragged Officer Shot, Killed

Wichita police say an officer fatally shot a man after the officer was dragged by a vehicle following a traffic stop. Police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says officers stopped a car around 10 p.m. Saturday and one officer approached the vehicle. There was a struggle and the man drove away, draggi...

 
 

Proposal Would Purge 34K Prospective Voters

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:15:39

Proposal Would Purge 34K Prospective Voters

Opponents of a proposed regulation to purge the names of more than 34,000 prospective voters will protest at public hearing next month, but concede there is little else they can do. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is pushing an administrative rule that would allow him to throw out any incom...

 
 

Kansas Democrats Regrouping After Resignation

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:14:06

Kansas Democrats Regrouping After Resignation

The resignation of the Kansas Democratic Party's chairman has thrown the party's mid-year convention into flux. The "DemoFest" convention began Friday in Wichita just hours after the resignation of Larry Meeker. He stepped down amid a backlash over comments he made about rebranding the state part...

 
 

Geologist: Earthquakes Linked to Saltwater Injection

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:12:13

Geologist: Earthquakes Linked to Saltwater Injection

A scientist with the Kansas Geological Survey says an increase in earthquakes in two Kansas counties is linked to saltwater injection from oil and natural gas drilling. The agency has said in the past that there was a "reasonable probability" that injection wells were linked to an uptick in earth...

 
 

Juvenile Killed In Utility Vehicle Crash

By ksal-staff On Sun, 23 Aug 2015 13:04:54

Juvenile Killed In Utility Vehicle Crash

A UTV accident Saturday morning south of Russell killed a juvenile and injured another. According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, at approximately 10:37 AM Saturday, Russell County 911 Dispatch received a report of an injury accident. The accident occurred in a pasture south of Russell...

 
 
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