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Kansas Senate Advances Death Penalty Appeals Changes

By associated-press On Thu, 13 Feb 2014 01:09:55

Kansas Senate Advances Death Penalty Appeals Changes

Kansas senators have advanced a bill shortening the time limits for inmates sentenced to death to complete their appeals to the state Supreme Court. The measure received first-round approval Wednesday on a voice vote. A second vote that would send the bill to the House is set for Thursday. Sen...

 
 

Minneapolis Mourns Loss Of Longtime Teacher, Coach

By ksal-staff On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:08:07

Minneapolis Mourns Loss Of Longtime Teacher, Coach

Minneapolis is mourning the loss of a longtime teacher and coach. Jeff Giles passed away on Tuesday. Giles was the head high school football coach, junior and senior high head wrestling coach, and he coached junior and senior high track all at the Minneapolis Junior Senior High School. Coach G...

 
 

Committee OKs Bill to Change Kansas Campaign Limits

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:49:33

Committee OKs Bill to Change Kansas Campaign Limits

A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would increase the campaign contribution limits for candidates, including those for statewide offices and legislators. The changes approved Wednesday by the Ethics and Elections Committee would apply to contributions in primary and general electi...

 
 

Hearing in Quadruple Murder Moved, Open to Public

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:19:21

Hearing in Quadruple Murder Moved, Open to Public

An evidentiary hearing in a quadruple homicide in eastern Kansas has been pushed back a month and will be open to the public after the state determined it wasn't allowed to close the proceedings. The hearing for 28-year-old Kyle Flack initially was scheduled for Thursday, but in an order recently...

 
 

Kansas House Approves Response on Gay Marriage

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:17:15

Kansas House Approves Response on Gay Marriage

The Kansas House has approved a bill aimed at keeping individuals, groups and businesses from being compelled to help with same-sex weddings. The House's 72-49 vote Wednesday sends the measure to the Senate. Supporters describe it as a religious freedom measure. Opponents contend it will encou...

 
 

Rail Engines Tampered With

By ksal-staff On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:29:04

Rail Engines Tampered With

Salina Police are investigating after someone closed fuel lines on 3 railroad engines. Officials with the Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad contacted police after someone tampered with 3 of their engines that were located in the 500 block of E. North Street sometime between February 6th and February 1...

 
 

“Farmer” Is The Favorite

By toddpittenger On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:12:43

“Farmer” Is The Favorite

The votes have been counted, and "Farmer" is Salina's favorite. "Farmer", by Colorado artist Lawrence Starck is the 2013 Salina Sculpture Tour People's Choice Award winner. The statue, located in the 100 Block of North Santa Fe, depicts a farmer leaning on a shovel, with his trusty dog by his sid...

 
 

Police Grab Rifle after Driver Hits Snow Pile

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:58:54

Police Grab Rifle after Driver Hits Snow Pile

A distraught Ottawa County man leaves a path of destruction before police apprehend him. According to Lt. Sean Morton, staff at Salina Regional Health Center contacted police to report a suicidal man with a gun in the parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Morton tells KSAL News that a relative of...

 
 

Kansas Closer To Fighting Feds

By associated-press On Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:44:47

Kansas Closer To Fighting Feds

The Kansas Senate is pushing the state toward a confrontation with the federal government over protecting greater and lesser prairie chickens. The Senate gave first-round approval Tuesday to a bill declaring that the federal government has no authority to set policies on prairie chickens or any a...

 
 

Flower Pro Ready for Big Day

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:47:14

Flower Pro Ready for Big Day

Valentine's Day is Friday and Wayne DeBey, owner of the Flower Nook in Salina says he's ready to help create that loving feeling. DeBey stopped by the KSAL Morning News Tuesday and says estimating is part of stocking up the flower cooler, "Traditionally you look at previous year's records then ma...

 
 
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