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New Budget Slashes University and Medicaid Funding

By associated-press On Wed, 18 May 2016 21:38:03

New Budget Slashes University and Medicaid Funding

Gov. Sam Brownback signed a budget bill Wednesday that makes significant cuts to the highway fund, Medicaid and higher education and trims most state agency budgets by 4 percent. Brownback announced cuts to address the more than $290 million shortfall faced this year and in the fiscal year beginn...

 
 

Baby Dies; Mother Arrested

By ksal-staff On Wed, 18 May 2016 20:57:15

Baby Dies; Mother Arrested

A Dickinson County woman has been arrested in connection with the death of her baby. Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman tells KSAL News that deputies were called Monday night to Memorial Hospital in Abilene.  13-month-old Maddox Jones had been transported there, and was unresponsive. Maddox...

 
 

A Special Kind of Run

By ksal-staff On Wed, 18 May 2016 20:23:58

A Special Kind of Run

A group of Salina area law enforcement officers teamed up Wednesday to run through the streets of Salina. The Saline County leg of the Special Olympics Torch Run weaved through town Wednesday afternoon. Saline County Sheriff Deputy Scott Trembley organized the event, in which over 20 runners and ...

 
 

9 Ways Permissive Parenting Hurts Children

By joan-jerkovich On Wed, 18 May 2016 20:14:22

9 Ways Permissive Parenting Hurts Children

OK, I admit that it may be an exaggeration to say that if you are a permissive parent you are hurting your children, but there are problems associated with being the parent who doesn’t discipline and doesn’t set limits or consequences. This weekend on "The Joan Jerkovich Show" listen for "Ove...

 
 

Former Guard Charged for Alleged Sexual Contact with Inmate

By associated-press On Wed, 18 May 2016 17:00:22

Former Guard Charged for Alleged Sexual Contact with Inmate

A former officer at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility has been charged with having sexual contact with an inmate in the prison's medium-security unit. The Hutchinson News reports that Amy D. Hapner, is charged in Reno County with unlawful sexual relations. She remains free on $2,500 bond. It w...

 
 

Safe In the Sun, Pool

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 18 May 2016 16:36:33

Safe In the Sun, Pool

Area lifeguards will be learning about sun safety before kids show up for swimming lessons this summer. "We go to all the Salina pools, and Lindsborg and Marquette this year to train the lifeguards who teach swim lessons, to give them sun safety lessons," said Linda Hinnenkamp RN and Cancer Outre...

 
 

Quadruple Killer to Learn Sentence

By associated-press On Wed, 18 May 2016 15:36:03

Quadruple Killer to Learn Sentence

A man is about to learn whether he will be sentenced to death for fatally shooting three adults and an 18-month-old girl on an eastern Kansas farm in 2013. Jurors have recommended the death sentence for 30-year-old Kyle Flack. A Franklin County judge will announce whether he will follow the recom...

 
 

Handguns Stolen from Salina Garage

By ksal-staff On Wed, 18 May 2016 15:32:11

Handguns Stolen from Salina Garage

Salina Police are investigating the theft of a pair of revolvers from a garage. Police were notified on Tuesday about two missing pistols and ammunition that were stolen from a detached garage in the 1600 block of Overlook sometime between October of 2015 and May 16th of this year. Police say ...

 
 

County Fires Department Head, Agrees to Airport Security

By karen-shade On Wed, 18 May 2016 00:40:42

County Fires Department Head, Agrees to Airport Security

Saline County Commissioners had an active day Tuesday. Among other things, they fired a department head and signed an agreement top help with security at the airport. At around 3:15 in the afternoon,the Saline County Commission returned from an executive session.  Road and Bridge Director Gary N...

 
 

KU Coach Self, Other LLCs Avoid Taxes

By associated-press On Tue, 17 May 2016 20:44:33

KU Coach Self, Other LLCs Avoid Taxes

Bill Self isn't paying state taxes on the bulk of his millions of dollars of income as men's basketball coach at Kansas, all legal under 2012 tax reforms. KCUR reports Self earns a taxable salary of $230,000 a year. But he also gets at least $2.75 million annually from the entity that runs the...

 
 
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