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70-year-old man dies in Wichita apartment fire

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Feb 2016 02:48:38

70-year-old man dies in Wichita apartment fire

Authorities say one person has died in a fire that was contained to a single unit of a seven-floor Wichita apartment building. Wichita fire marshal Brad Crisp said a resident called Sunday afternoon to report that his apartment at Shadyway Plaza Towers was on fire. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.l...

 
 

Kansas measure aims to change forfeiture laws

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 19:49:17

Kansas measure aims to change forfeiture laws

A bill in the Kansas Legislature would change the current forfeiture law and require that a person has to be convicted of a crime before the state can take their property. Kansas' current forfeiture law does not require a person to be convicted of a crime before law enforcement can take property ...

 
 

Low-level offenders in Wichita get chance for clean record

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 19:47:37

Low-level offenders in Wichita get chance for clean record

Lawyers and volunteers will team up in March to help people in Wichita qualify to wipe their criminal records clean. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/21aY727) reports that Clean Slate Day on March 4 will be free for many in the community for whom the fee is prohibitive. Local real estate agent Co...

 
 

Equality center for LGBT community becomes reality in Topeka

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 19:46:22

Equality center for LGBT community becomes reality in Topeka

A new center aimed at creating a safe space for the LGBT community is in the first stages of becoming a reality. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1QlrIEi) reports that the Capital City Equality Center received 501(c)(3) status, designating it as a public charity. The center will provide ...

 
 

A Great Day To Take The Plunge

By toddpittenger On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 17:40:20

A Great Day To Take The Plunge

A warm, balmy February day in Salina was a perfect day to leap off a dock into a lake. With the air temperature in the lower 60s, and the water temperature in the upper 40s, a group of hearty volunteers  took the “Polar Plunge” Saturday. As a large crowd of well-wishers cheered them on, near...

 
 

Kansas GOP Picks Lawmaker for Spot on National Committee

By staff On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 12:03:11

Kansas GOP Picks Lawmaker for Spot on National Committee

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Republicans have elected a state legislator from Wichita to fill one of the state's three seats on the GOP National Committee. The party's state committee picked Representative Mark Kahrs over veteran Shawnee activist Chad Bettes on a 103-79 vote Saturday. Kah...

 
 

CURB Hires New Attorney After Firing Predecessor

By staff On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 12:01:19

CURB Hires New Attorney After Firing Predecessor

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas agency that represents residential and small-business customers in utility cases has hired a new consumer counsel. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the Citizens' Utility Ratepayers Board unanimously hired a new counsel on Friday. The person's name was not released...

 
 

Man Gets 15 Years for Death of Kansas State Fair Worker

By staff On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:55:47

Man Gets 15 Years for Death of Kansas State Fair Worker

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A Hutchinson man was sentenced to 15 years and two months in prison for killing a carnival worker at the Kansas State Fair. Michael Brisco Junior was sentenced Friday for six felonies, including reckless involuntary manslaughter. Bisco pleaded guilty last month in the Sept...

 
 

Trump, Cruz, Rubio in Hunt for Delegates in Kansas Caucuses

By staff On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 11:54:16

Trump, Cruz, Rubio in Hunt for Delegates in Kansas Caucuses

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - Republican presidential caucuses in Kansas are shaping up as a three-way race between Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Hundreds of GOP activists mingled Saturday with elected officials at the state GOP's biggest annual convention. It is only two weeks from March ...

 
 

Update from Topeka

By jeff-garretson On Sat, 20 Feb 2016 21:23:19

Update from Topeka

Three area lawmakers were on hand Saturday in Salina to give an update on the 2016 Legislative Session in Topeka. A crowd of about 70 people jotted down questions and pitched them in a basket for State Representatives, Steven Johnson, Diana Dierks and J.R. Claeys to respond to during the 90-minut...

 
 
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