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Penalty For Gun Theft Could Increase

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:19:10

Penalty For Gun Theft Could Increase

Kansas would increase the penalties for burglarizing a home, building or vehicle intending to steal a firearm under a bill before a state Senate committee. The Senate Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee was having a hearing Tuesday on the measure. The bill also increases the penalties for ...

 
 

More Record Warmth Expected

By ksal-staff On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:15:41

More Record Warmth Expected

As a winter storm shuts down much of the east coast, Kansans will enjoy another day of record high temperatures, According to the National Weather Service, highs Tuesday across the entire area will be 20 to 30 degrees above normal as they top out in the 60s and 70s. On Monday both Salina and ...

 
 

Elderly Hoarder?

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:51:49

Elderly Hoarder?

My elderly Aunt has never had children so she is looking to me for help. My problem is that when I went to her home I discovered that she’s a hoarder. Her house isn’t as bad as those ones you see on TV, but it’s really a mess. I love her to pieces and want to help clean her house, but I’m no...

 
 

Ex-executive seeks to toss Medicaid suit extortion claims

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:25:44

Ex-executive seeks to toss Medicaid suit extortion claims

A former executive of the firm managing part of the privatized Medicaid program in Kansas has asked a judge to toss out counterclaims accusing her of trying to extort $3 million. Sunflower State Health Plan Inc. and parent Centene Corporation made the extortion claims last month while responding ...

 
 

Kansas geologists ask for more funding amid earthquake spike

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:20:56

Kansas geologists ask for more funding amid earthquake spike

Kansas geologists say they need more funding to investigate an unprecedented spike in earthquakes in the state. Kansas Geological Survey Director Rex Buchanan told the House Energy and Environment Committee on Monday that about half a million dollars is needed to beef up seismic monitoring. The a...

 
 

Kansas governor’s tax proposals panned by anti-tax activist

By associated-press On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:15:07

Kansas governor’s tax proposals panned by anti-tax activist

National anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is urging Kansas legislators to reject Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to increase the state's tobacco and alcohol taxes to help close state budget shortfalls. Norquist sent a letter Monday to legislators, saying the proposed tax increases would hurt poor...

 
 

Gun and Cash Taken

By ksal-staff On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:13:57

Gun and Cash Taken

Salina Police are investigating a vehicle burglary. Police say numerous items were taken from an unlocked 2013 Ford pickup that was parked in the lot at the Salina Red Cross Building, 145 S. Broadway on Friday between 11am and 11:40am. The owner, Steve Ade of rural Salina told officers that so...

 
 

Kansas House Committee Working on Plan to Expand Medicaid

By associated-press On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:04:47

Kansas House Committee Working on Plan to Expand Medicaid

A Kansas House committee is working on a proposal to expand the state's Medicaid program to capture additional federal dollars promised by the federal health care overhaul. The Vision 2020 Committee heard testimony Monday in favor of expanding Medicaid from the Kansas Hospital Association and the...

 
 

Link in Business Burglaries

By ksal-staff On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:55:24

Link in Business Burglaries

Police are hoping a business surveillance video will help them catch a man suspected in multiple break-ins. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that video from the Little Angels Playground, located at 200 W. Key, shows a white male in a dark jacket and ski mask shattering the glass door early Sa...

 
 

Tools, Computer Stolen

By ksal-staff On Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:18:48

Tools, Computer Stolen

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is looking for a known suspect in a theft case. According to Lt. Sean Kochanowski, numerous items were removed from a home in the 7400 block of W. Frontier Road during a time frame that spanned several months between November 15, 2014 and January 18, 2015. De...

 
 
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