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Kansas Court: State not liable for elderly woman’s death

By associated-press On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:22:10

Kansas Court: State not liable for elderly woman’s death

The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state is not liable for the death of an 83-year-old woman who died months after being assaulted in her home by an escaped prisoner. Christopher Zorn, an inmate at Norton Correctional Facility, walked away from the prison in 2008. Authorities say he went...

 
 

Drone businesses slow to take off in Kansas

By associated-press On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:20:07

Drone businesses slow to take off in Kansas

A national analysis says Kansas is in the bottom third of states with the fewest exemptions allowing businesses to use drones in their operations. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1SUtpDL) that the Federal Aviation Administration has approved 24 Kansas businesses to fly drones. The Associ...

 
 

Kansas City Man Charged After Child, 2, Fatally Shot

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:26:17

Kansas City Man Charged After Child, 2, Fatally Shot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 24-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of his 2-year-old daughter. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Friday in a release that Courtenay Shaquel Block is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, armed criminal ...

 
 

Ex-Kansas Prison Worker Sentenced in Meth Smuggling Case

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:23:51

Ex-Kansas Prison Worker Sentenced in Meth Smuggling Case

LANSING, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas prison worker accused of smuggling methamphetamine into the Lansing Correctional Center has been sentenced to 13 months in prison. The Kansas City Star reports that 60-year-old Jacqueline Doty of Fort Scott was sentenced Friday. She had pleaded no contest to p...

 
 

Standoff Ends With Arrest of Suspect in Fatal March Shooting

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:21:34

Standoff Ends With Arrest of Suspect in Fatal March Shooting

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a suspect in a fatal Wichita shooting after a standoff. Wichita police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the man was taken into custody Thursday in the backyard of a house. The Wichita Eagle reports that he is being held on $250,000 bond. He's been identified ...

 
 

Kansas Woman Admits to Aiding Man Who Kidnapped, Raped Girl

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:19:29

Kansas Woman Admits to Aiding Man Who Kidnapped, Raped Girl

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas woman has pleaded guilty to aiding a man convicted of abducting an 8-year-old girl from her Topeka home, then drugging and raping her. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 24-year-old Michelle Lee Harris, of Topeka, admitted Thursday to reduced charges of attempted...

 
 

Kobach Wins 2nd Conviction in Double-Voting Prosecution

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:17:09

Kobach Wins 2nd Conviction in Double-Voting Prosecution

HAYS, Kan. (AP) - A man who illegally voted in both Kansas and Colorado has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. The conviction against Randal Kilian is the second under a new state law that gives Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach the power to prosecute election fraud allegations. The Wichita ...

 
 

Senator: Election Official Lacked Authority to Change Policy

By staff On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:15:27

Senator: Election Official Lacked Authority to Change Policy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says an election official had no authority to unilaterally modify a federal voter registration form to require proof-of-citizenship documents to register to vote in Kansas, Alabama and Georgia. The Missouri Democrat released on Friday a letter sent ...

 
 

Naturally Good

By jeff-garretson On Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:08:02

Naturally Good

The path to Salina's Past, Present and Resilient Future will lead everyone to Lakewood Park for the Discover Salina Naturally Festival in May. "This year we are kind of focusing on pollinators," said organizer Debbie Nelson. Nelson told listeners during the the KSAL Morning News Friday that a ...

 
 

Governor’s Tobacco Bonds Plan Draws Criticism

By associated-press On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 19:42:31

Governor’s Tobacco Bonds Plan Draws Criticism

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is facing strong bipartisan criticism over his proposal to use bonds backed by tobacco settlement funds to help plug short-term budget gaps. The Republican governor wants to sell off the rights to collect part of Kansas' annual payments from a national legal settlement i...

 
 
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