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I Weep in Frustration

By karen-shade On Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:37:46

I Weep in Frustration

The State will investigate “elevated blood lead” (EBL) levels in 32 identified Saline County children.  In 2014, 38 children had EBL.  Perhaps with the start of a new State fiscal year, KDHE can address concerns. Why the delay?  The local Health Department (HD) has faced so many issues tha...

 
 

Man accused of killing Kansas detective appears in court

By associated-press On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:42:13

Man accused of killing Kansas detective appears in court

A 29-year-old man charged in the death of a Kansas City, Kansas, police detective has made his first court appearance in Kansas. Curtis Ayers, of Tonganoxie, is charged with capital murder in the May 9 death of Det. Brad Lancaster. Ayers is accused of fleeing to Missouri in a car after Lancaster ...

 
 

Vintage bomber gets OK for ground testing in Kansas

By associated-press On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 22:39:49

Vintage bomber gets OK for ground testing in Kansas

Officials have given approval for a rebuilt vintage bomber to be ground tested on a military runway in Kansas. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://j.mp/28UItCT) the Department of Defense has given permission for "Doc," the vintage Wichita-built B-29 bomber, to use a runway at McConnell Air Force Ba...

 
 

Former Kansas Governors Unite Against Brownback, Supporters

By staff On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:17:29

Former Kansas Governors Unite Against Brownback, Supporters

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Four former Kansas governors are lashing out at Gov. Sam Brownback over policies they say have thrown the state into a serious fiscal crisis. A letter signed Friday by Republicans Bill Graves and Mike Hayden and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and John Carlin calls the upcoming el...

 
 

US Rig Count Down 3 This Week to 421

By staff On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:15:19

US Rig Count Down 3 This Week to 421

HOUSTON (AP) - The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by three this week to 421, snapping three weeks of gains after a slide that lasted months and pushed the count to record-low levels amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 859 rigs were active. Houston o...

 
 

Man Charged With Threatening Jewish Congregation in Kansas

By staff On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:14:09

Man Charged With Threatening Jewish Congregation in Kansas

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas City man has been charged with threatening a Jewish congregation in Kansas. Forty-year-old Brian Wachter made a first court appearance Thursday on a single criminal threat count. Wachter is jailed in Johnson County, with bond set at $25,000. No attorney is listed for ...

 
 

Lawrence Ditches Plan to Comply With Weapons Law

By staff On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:12:10

Lawrence Ditches Plan to Comply With Weapons Law

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The city of Lawrence is ditching a plan to add security measures that must be installed in some public buildings under a new state law in order to restrict concealed firearms. The 2013 Personal and Family Protection Act allowed Lawrence and other cities to ban concealed weap...

 
 

Coroner Can’t Determine What Killed 2-Year-Old Wichita Girl

By staff On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:10:42

Coroner Can’t Determine What Killed 2-Year-Old Wichita Girl

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A coroner's office wasn't able to determine what killed a 2-year-old Wichita girl whose body was found in a field. Medical examiner Timothy Gorrill says in an autopsy report that toxicology tests on Jhornee Bland were negative and the cause of her death will be listed as unde...

 
 

Feds Charge Relative of Suspects in Somali Attack With Lying

By staff On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:06:36

Feds Charge Relative of Suspects in Somali Attack With Lying

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Kansas man for allegedly lying to FBI agents who were investigating an attack on three Somali men in Dodge City. An indictment unsealed Friday charges 27-year-old Diego Martinez of Dodge City with one count of making false statements. He is the brot...

 
 

Legislature Passes School Funding Bill

By associated-press On Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:26:40

Legislature Passes School Funding Bill

Kansas legislators have passed an education funding plan from Republican leaders that boosts aid to poor school districts to satisfy a state Supreme Court mandate and end a threat that the state's public schools might not reopen next month. The plan approved Friday night increases aid to poor sch...

 
 
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