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Body Recovered From River

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:58:07

Body Recovered From River

Authorities say crews have recovered the body of a 26-year-old man who apparently drowned in the Walnut River at an El Dorado park. The man was with his brother Sunday morning when he tried walking across a man-made waterfall and got swept away. El Dorado police said Tuesday the man's body has...

 
 

Kansas Seeks Dismissal of ACLU Lawsuit on Gay Marriage

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:46:15

Kansas Seeks Dismissal of ACLU Lawsuit on Gay Marriage

Kansas faces a court-imposed deadline to make its arguments as a judge considers whether to explicitly strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriages. The state has asked the court to dismiss as moot the lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging the ban. Kansas contends i...

 
 

Lawsuit Alleges Problems With Medicaid in Kansas Ends

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:42:41

Lawsuit Alleges Problems With Medicaid in Kansas Ends

A former executive of the firm managing part of the privatized Medicaid program in Kansas is ending a lawsuit alleging she was fired after protesting potentially improper cost cutting moves. A one-sentence stipulation filed Tuesday in federal court notes former Sunflower Vice President Jacqueline...

 
 

Kansas Bioscience Authority Cuts Staff, Halts Investments

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:40:02

Kansas Bioscience Authority Cuts Staff, Halts Investments

Faced with dwindling state funding, the Kansas Bioscience Authority is laying off several staff members and scaling back operations. The KBA invests public money in the biotech industry to foster startups and attract investment in Kansas. But state funding for the agency has been cut significa...

 
 

Brownback Campaign Seeks Donation From Westar Amid Rate Case

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:37:24

Brownback Campaign Seeks Donation From Westar Amid Rate Case

Gov. Sam Brownback's campaign recently approached a Westar Energy official for a campaign debt donation while the utility is in the process of seeking a  rate increase. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a Brownback campaign official contacted Mark Schreiber, Westar's government affairs vic...

 
 

Researchers: Kansas Cash Balance to be Lower Than Expected

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:25:41

Researchers: Kansas Cash Balance to be Lower Than Expected

Kansas legislative researchers say the state's cash balance could be smaller next June than lawmakers realized when they approved increases in sales and tobacco taxes to fill a $400 million budget gap. The Wichita Eagle reports the nonpartisan Legislative Research Department says Kansas will have...

 
 

Another Bail Bonds Scam

By ksal-staff On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:53:35

Another Bail Bonds Scam

A bail bonds scam deceives a second victim in Salina. Police report that a 21-year-old man who had recently bonded out of the Saline County Jail after a DUI charge through Midwest Bonding - was duped by a phone call from a criminal for more money. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that some...

 
 

Father, Son Threatened with Speargun

By ksal-staff On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:49:46

Father, Son Threatened with Speargun

A long running dispute that boiled over in a Salina front yard leads to an arrest. Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that officers were called to the 200 block of S. 11th Street around 10pm on July 12th after 19-year-old Tanner Wheeler allegedly pointed a speargun at a teenage male. ...

 
 

Altered KPERS Rules Create Concern

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:23:13

Altered KPERS Rules Create Concern

Education authorities are raising concerns about new rules for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System that they say could discourage retirees from teaching in Kansas classrooms. Under former rules, a teacher or school administrator could retire, draw a KPERS benefit and work full time for ...

 
 

Child Saved From Hot Car

By associated-press On Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:18:48

Child Saved From Hot Car

A pair of Kansas shoe store employees are being lauded for their actions after one of them found a 2-year-old locked inside a sweltering car in the parking lot. 16-year-old Porscha Bland had just left a Famous Footwear store in Merriam on Saturday afternoon when she saw the child in a car, covered ...

 
 
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