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Congress renews undetectable gun ban just in time

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:41:04

Congress renews undetectable gun ban just in time

Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment soon. Lawmakers took an easy step Monday when the Democratic-run Senate unanimously gave final congressional approval to a bill add...

 
 

Day care owner guilty of selling crack out of home

By ksal-staff On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:30:50

Day care owner guilty of selling crack out of home

A Douglas County jury has convicted a 38-year-old woman of distributing crack cocaine out of her home, which was also the site of a Lawrence day care. The Lawrence Journal-World reports  a Douglas County jury found Tiffany C. Hubbard guilty last week of two counts of distributing cocaine, two co...

 
 

Kansas senator, GOP foe squabble on ethics issues

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:45:23

Kansas senator, GOP foe squabble on ethics issues

The campaigns of U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and the Kansas Republican's primary challenger are sparring publicly over ethics issues, increasing the acrimony in their already contentious race. Roberts executive campaign manager Leroy Towns filed a complaint last week with the Senate Ethics Committee ag...

 
 

Beef processing company expanding in Kansas

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:43:10

Beef processing company expanding in Kansas

A Kansas meat-packing company has announced plans to expand its operation in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Department of Commerce said Monday that Creekstone Farms Premium Beef will expand in Arkansas City. The Arkansas City-based beef processing company has 720 employees and anticipates hirin...

 
 

“Comedy Night” Returns To Salina

By toddpittenger On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 03:00:55

“Comedy Night” Returns To Salina

"Comedy Night" is returning to Salina. Promoter Brent Rupert, along with Coors Light and Salina Media Group radio station Y 93.7 present comedians PJ Walsh and Matt Iseman this Saturday night. Brent Rupert is no stranger to comedy. He has brought big name comedians to Salina in the past includ...

 
 

Body Found; Search For KU Student Ends

By associated-press On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:20:31

Body Found; Search For KU Student Ends

Lawrence police have called off a search for a 23-year-old University of Kansas student from Peru after finding a body matching the student's description. Gianfranco Villagomez, an industrial design student from Lima, Peru, was last seen walking near 9th and Michigan streets in Lawrence about 2:...

 
 

Police Arrest 2 on Drug Charges

By ksal-staff On Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:24:23

Police Arrest 2 on Drug Charges

The Drug Task Force makes two arrests after neighbors make complaints. According to Task Force Commander Lt. Jim Norton, agents used a search warrant on Friday afternoon at 562 Uppermill Heights Drive, to enter the home after multiple complaints about suspected drug activity were made by area nei...

 
 

Kansas State to Graduate More Than 1,800 Students

By associated-press On Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:02:57

Kansas State to Graduate More Than 1,800 Students

More than 1,800 students will receive their degrees from Kansas State University later this week. Commencement ceremonies are planned for Friday and Saturday on the Manhattan campus and Friday at the Salina campus. Kansas State says in a news release that it will award more than 1,400 bachelor's ...

 
 

Superintendent Criticizes Governor’s Reading Program

By associated-press On Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:58:54

Superintendent Criticizes Governor’s Reading Program

A southeast Kansas school superintendent says he was shocked to learn Gov. Sam Brownback was going to use welfare funds for a program aimed at raising fourth-grade reading scores. The Lawrence Journal-World reports Brownback recently announced a plan to take $12 million from the Temporary Assista...

 
 

5 Tires Slashed

By ksal-staff On Mon, 09 Dec 2013 16:53:54

5 Tires Slashed

A Salina man's truck is damaged by vandalism. Officers were called to the 1600 block of Beverly Drive on Friday after someone apparently slashed all four tires on 1999 Chevrolet pickup - plus a spare tire. The owner told police the truck was parked in the street when someone cut the tires some...

 
 
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