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Ex-Kansas Prison Worker Sentenced in Meth Smuggling Case

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:23:51

Ex-Kansas Prison Worker Sentenced in Meth Smuggling Case

LANSING, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas prison worker accused of smuggling methamphetamine into the Lansing Correctional Center has been sentenced to 13 months in prison. The Kansas City Star reports that 60-year-old Jacqueline Doty of Fort Scott was sentenced Friday. She had pleaded no contest to p...

 
 

Standoff Ends With Arrest of Suspect in Fatal March Shooting

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:21:34

Standoff Ends With Arrest of Suspect in Fatal March Shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in a fatal Wichita shooting after a standoff. Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the man was taken into custody Thursday in the backyard of a house. The Wichita Eagle reports that he is being held on $250,000 bond. He's been identified ...

 
 

Kansas Woman Admits to Aiding Man Who Kidnapped, Raped Girl

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:19:29

Kansas Woman Admits to Aiding Man Who Kidnapped, Raped Girl

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to aiding a man convicted of abducting an 8-year-old girl from her Topeka home, then drugging and raping her. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 24-year-old Michelle Lee Harris, of Topeka, admitted Thursday to reduced charges of attempted...

 
 

Kobach Wins 2nd Conviction in Double-Voting Prosecution

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:17:09

Kobach Wins 2nd Conviction in Double-Voting Prosecution

HAYS, Kan. (AP) - A man who illegally voted in both Kansas and Colorado has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The conviction against Randal Kilian is the second under a new state law that gives Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach the power to prosecute election fraud allegations. The Wichita ...

 
 

Senator: Election Official Lacked Authority to Change Policy

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:15:27

Senator: Election Official Lacked Authority to Change Policy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says an election official had no authority to unilaterally modify a federal voter registration form to require proof-of-citizenship documents to register to vote in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia. The Missouri Democrat released on Friday a letter sent ...

 
 

Naturally Good

By jeff-garretson On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:08:02

Naturally Good

The path to Salina's Past, Present and Resilient Future will lead everyone to Lakewood Park for the Discover Salina Naturally Festival in May. "This year we are kind of focusing on pollinators," said organizer Debbie Nelson. Nelson told listeners during the the KSAL Morning News Friday that a ...

 
 

Governor’s Tobacco Bonds Plan Draws Criticism

By associated-press On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:42:31

Governor’s Tobacco Bonds Plan Draws Criticism

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is facing strong bipartisan criticism over his proposal to use bonds backed by tobacco settlement funds to help plug short-term budget gaps. The Republican governor wants to sell off the rights to collect part of Kansas' annual payments from a national legal settlement i...

 
 

Supreme Court Rules Sex Offender Registry Not Cruel

By associated-press On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:40:53

Supreme Court Rules Sex Offender Registry Not Cruel

A divided Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the lifetime registration for sex offenders does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling Friday comes in the case of Henry Petersen-Beard, who was convicted at age 19 of raping a 13-year-old girl. He had challenged the lifetime registr...

 
 

Kansas State Presidential Search to be Closed to the Public

By associated-press On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:10:42

Kansas State Presidential Search to be Closed to the Public

The search for the next president of Kansas State University will be closed to the public. The Manhattan Mercury reports that Regent Dennis Mullin says a closed search process was selected to make sure the best candidates for the position are found. He discussed the search process this week wi...

 
 

Hutchinson Couple Dies in Head-on Crash on Kansas 14

By associated-press On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:05:51

Hutchinson Couple Dies in Head-on Crash on Kansas 14

A Hutchinson couple has died in a head-on crash on a highway overpass. The Kansas Highway Patrol says crash happened Thursday when a 17-year-old driver crossed the center line of Kansas 14 between Nickerson and Hutchinson. The teen's vehicle then crashed into an oncoming vehicle, killing two peop...

 
 
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