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Hard 50 Legislation Goes To Senate

By associated-press On Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:17:40

Hard 50 Legislation Goes To Senate

Legislation revamping a Kansas law imposing an automatic 50-year sentence on some convicted murderers is now in the state Senate. The House passed the measure 122-0 Tuesday on the first day of a special session prompted by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a similar law in Virginia. ...

 
 

Fort Hood Shooter Forcibly Shaved At Leavenworth

By associated-press On Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:14:18

Fort Hood Shooter Forcibly Shaved At Leavenworth

The Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved. Maj. Nidal Hasan began growing a beard in the years after the November 2009 shooting that left 13 dead and 30 wounded. The beard prompted delays to his court-martial because it violated Army groo...

 
 

Kansas lawyer faces hearing over tweets

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:50:44

Kansas lawyer faces hearing over tweets

A former Kansas Court of Appeals research attorney faces a disciplinary hearing for derogatory comments she tweeted during the same kind of hearing last year for former state Attorney General Phill Kline. WIBW-AM reports  the hearing for Sarah Peterson Herr was scheduled Tuesday for Dec. 20. ...

 
 

Kansas House passes rewrite of Hard 50 law

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:48:03

Kansas House passes rewrite of Hard 50 law

The Kansas House has approved changes to a state law that automatically imposes a 50-year sentence on some convicted murderers, a move sparked by a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a similar law in Virginia. Tuesday's 122-0 vote came on the first day of a special session called by...

 
 

Kansas woman gets jail, probation in infant’s death

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:45:31

Kansas woman gets jail, probation in infant’s death

A judge has ordered a southeast Kansas woman to spend 30 days in jail followed by three years' probation for the death of her 4-month-old son. KOAM-TV reports 25-year-old Heather Buckalew, of Arma, was sentenced Tuesday in Crawford County District Court. Buckalew pleaded no contest in July to ...

 
 

Critic Named To Eisenhower Memorial Panel

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:27:00

Critic Named To Eisenhower Memorial Panel

President Barack Obama is appointing a known critic of the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial design to serve on the federal commission that oversees the project, weighing into a lingering debate over the memorial's future. The White House announced plans to appoint former National Endowment...

 
 

Celebrate A Century Of The Kansas State Fair

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:50:09

Celebrate A Century Of The Kansas State Fair

Senator Jerry Moran: More than a century ago, a group of business leaders in Hutchinson formed the Reno County Agricultural Society and hosted a fair in a small wooden livery stable behind the town’s only bank. Forty years later in 1913, Kansas Governor George Hodges made Hutchinson the officia...

 
 

Man Ripped Off In Online Job Scam

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:14:57

Man Ripped Off In Online Job Scam

A Salina man falls victim to a new twist on an internet scam. Police say that a 33-year-old Salina man had been applying for jobs online. He received word that he had been hired by Shell Global to work in London, England. The man was sent forms to fill out, including a work permit that he was ...

 
 

Groups Want Kansas To Tackle Election Law

By associated-press On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:28:29

Groups Want Kansas To Tackle Election Law

Critics of a Kansas law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering want legislators to repeal it during their special session. The American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that lawmakers must act because more than 15,000 legal residents have their voter r...

 
 

Concerns Over Syria

By ksal-staff On Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:18:10

Concerns Over Syria

Representative Lynn Jenkins: I am pleased President Obama announced on Saturday he will seek Congress' authorization, as required under the Constitution, before engaging military action against Syria. As there is no immediate threat to our homeland, President Obama owes the American people the op...

 
 
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