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Child Accused Of Bomb Threat

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:37:47

Child Accused Of Bomb Threat

County authorities say a juvenile was arrested after a bomb threat caused the evacuation of a school and hospital in Onaga. Sheriff Greg Riat says a boy under the age of 14 was arrested then released to his parents after being booked. Riat says someone called the sheriff's office Tuesday morni...

 
 

Prairie Restoration Workshops Planned

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:33:35

Prairie Restoration Workshops Planned

Two groups are sponsoring workshops in Lawrence designed to teach rural landowners how to restore native prairie habitats. The workshops are Feb. 26, March 12 and April 9 at the Lawrence Public Library. They're sponsored by the Douglas County Conservation District and the Grassland Heritage Fo...

 
 

Kansas House moves to stop wee-hours sessions, bill bundling

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 01:05:17

Kansas House moves to stop wee-hours sessions, bill bundling

Kansas House members are moving to ban post-midnight sessions of their chamber and make it harder for their leaders to bundle multiple bills into a single piece of legislation. The House gave first-round approval Tuesday to rules for the chamber that say it can't be in session from midnight to 8 ...

 
 

Wichita council puts marijuana issue on April ballot

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:58:59

Wichita council puts marijuana issue on April ballot

Wichita voters will get the opportunity to vote on easing marijuana penalties for first-time offenders. The Wichita City Council agreed 6-1 to place the measure to amend the city's ordinance on the April 7 ballot. But it remains unclear what will happen even if the issue passes because state law ...

 
 

Lobbyists had email look at Kansas governor’s budget plans

By associated-press On Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:51:48

Lobbyists had email look at Kansas governor’s budget plans

A newspaper is reporting that a top aide to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback used a private email account to give two lobbyists a preview of budget proposals weeks before they were outlined for legislators. The Wichita Eagle reported Tuesday that Budget Director Shawn Sullivan sent the email Dec. 23 wit...

 
 

“Next Up” Is Next People’s Choice

By toddpittenger On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:14:32

“Next Up” Is Next People’s Choice

The votes have been counted, and “Next Up” is Salina’s favorite sculpture. "Next Up", located at the corner of Santa Fe and Walnut, is the 2014 Sculpture Tour Salina People’s Choice Award winner. The sculpture by James Haire from Fort Collins, Colorado, depicts a young man with a tennis r...

 
 

14-Year-Old Jailed for Rape

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:07:32

14-Year-Old Jailed for Rape

A Saline County teen is arrested in connection to the rape of a young girl. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a 14-year-old male has been charged with two counts of rape and is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City. The Saline County Sheriff's Office learned ...

 
 

Kansas May Ban Animal Gas Chambers

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:54:14

Kansas May Ban Animal Gas Chambers

A Kansas House committee is considering a bill that would ban the use of gas chambers to euthanize animals. The proposal would amend the Kansas Pet Animal Act to prohibit animal control officers and shelters from using carbon monoxide to euthanize animals. The alternative would be a lethal inject...

 
 

Chase Suspect Runs Through School

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:47:13

Chase Suspect Runs Through School

A high speed chase came to an end after the suspect ran into a northwest Kansas high school. Kansas Highway Patrol troopers tried to stop a car on eastbound Interstate 70 in Thomas County Monday morning when the driver sped away at speeds reaching 135 miles per hour. Law enforcement in Gove Count...

 
 

1 Person Dies from Whooping Cough in Central Kansas

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:44:50

1 Person Dies from Whooping Cough in Central Kansas

Health officials say an outbreak of whooping cough in Barton County has killed one person and left five people ill in the last month. Health Director Shelly Schneider says all the cases were Great Bend, with patients ranging from 4 months to middle age. Information about the patient who died was ...

 
 
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