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Kansas “Water Czar” Power Limited

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:36:14

Kansas “Water Czar” Power Limited

The Kansas Court of Appeal has ruled that the state's top water regulator doesn't have power to reduce a landowner's water rights once a permit has been issue. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that this month's decision could limit the state's ability to conserve water resources in the dwindlin...

 
 

Legislators Put Tax Debate On Hold

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:02:13

Legislators Put Tax Debate On Hold

Kansas officials are expecting policymakers to take a wait-and-see approach to taxes during the 2014 session, content to let the changes take hold and build on anecdotal evidence of economic growth. Gov. Sam Brownback and the Republican-controlled Legislature focused during the 2012 and 2013 sess...

 
 

Man Severs Fingertip

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:59:43

Man Severs Fingertip

Wichita police say a man lost a fingertip when he tried to reach into a car to get his stolen wallet back. Police say that the wallet was taken from the victim's unlocked car early Friday. When the man reached into the car driven by the thief, police said, the thief rolled up the window and drove...

 
 

Illnesses traced to Garden City restaurant

By associated-press On Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:37:02

Illnesses traced to Garden City restaurant

Kansas health officials are investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among patrons of a Garden City restaurant. The state and Finney County health departments said more than 110 cases of the illness were reported as of Friday among people who ate food from a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sand...

 
 

VIDEO: Kansas Farmer Has Parody Hit

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:00:44

VIDEO: Kansas Farmer Has Parody Hit

A southeast Kansas farmer whose video parody "What Does the Farmer Say" went viral last month has a new hit with his take on a Miley Cyrus song that features twerking cows. Derek Klingenberg's spoof of "What Does the Fox Say?" got more than 4 million views online. The Peabody resident's new video...

 
 

UPDATE: Child Death Investigated As Homicide

By ksal-staff On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:52:21

UPDATE: Child Death Investigated As Homicide

Salina police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old male child, and two arrests are made. Lt. Shawn Morton says the death was reported at 10:30 Thursday night in South Salina. A man and a woman were initially being questioned. According to police,​ at this time, the Death is investiga...

 
 

Kansas Voter Law Facing New Scrutiny

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:59:35

Kansas Voter Law Facing New Scrutiny

A proof-of-citizenship requirement for Kansas voters is likely to come under attack once the Legislature opens its annual session in January. But the debate over the policy championed by Secretary of State Kris Kobach also will play in out in federal court. The law took effect at the start of ...

 
 

Kansas To Start Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 15:51:46

Kansas To Start Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

Kansas is set to begin a drug testing program next year for some welfare recipients similar to a Missouri program that cost about $500,000 and turned up fewer than two dozen people who tested positive. After eight months, and 636 drug test requests, Missouri's program this year cost nearly $500,0...

 
 

Sprinkler Leak Damages Statehouse Elevators

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:49:11

Sprinkler Leak Damages Statehouse Elevators

Elevators that carry dozens of workers daily between the Kansas Statehouse and its underground parking garage have been knocked out of service by a Christmas Eve sprinkler leak. Statehouse Architect Barry Greis said Thursday that water damaged the electronic systems for the two elevators. He isn'...

 
 

Beechcraft To Be Bought By Cessna Parent Company

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:38:10

Beechcraft To Be Bought By Cessna Parent Company

The parent company of Cessna Aircraft says it has reached an agreement to buy Beechcraft Corporation for approximately $1.4 billion. The purchase was announced Thursday night by Providence, Rhode Island based Textron Incorporated and would bring two mainstays of Wichita's general aviation industr...

 
 
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