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Ice Danger On Area Lakes

By ksal-staff On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:55:16

Ice Danger On Area Lakes

Officials are spreading the word that ice on area lakes is dangerous. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is encouraging winter time recreationists to take extreme caution with the present icy conditions. Some Kansas lakes have a cover of ice that may look inviting but there is no such thing as 100...

 
 

House Overwhelmingly Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

By associated-press On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:27:03

House Overwhelmingly Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

The House has overwhelmingly passed a bill authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline despite a veto threat from the White House. The bill passed Friday on a 266-153 vote, one of the first pieces of legislation considered by the Republican-controlled Congress. It was the 10th vote the House had tak...

 
 

Feds Reach Deal With Kansas to Protect Prisoners From Abuse

By associated-press On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:24:39

Feds Reach Deal With Kansas to Protect Prisoners From Abuse

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division says it has reached a settlement with Kansas that aims to protect women prisoners at the state's Topeka facility from sexual abuse. The deal announced Friday in a news release resolves allegations that women held at the Topeka Correctional Facility a...

 
 

Credit Agency Critical of Kansas’ Budget Outlook

By associated-press On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:21:06

Credit Agency Critical of Kansas’ Budget Outlook

A leading bond-rating company says projected funding shortfalls and a recent court ruling that Kansas must spend more on its public schools appear to be creating growing budget problems. Standard & Poor's said Friday in a release that Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to address a $279 million shortf...

 
 

Judge Nixes Bid For Disclosure of Mass Surveillance in Plot

By associated-press On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:19:10

Judge Nixes Bid For Disclosure of Mass Surveillance in Plot

A federal judge has refused to order the government to disclose whether mass surveillance led investigators to a Wichita man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack at a Kansas airport. The possible existence of that evidence has been an issue in the terrorism case against Terry Loewen. The for...

 
 

Kansas Doctor Still Barred Over Abortion Referrals

By associated-press On Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00:15:59

Kansas Doctor Still Barred Over Abortion Referrals

A Kansas board won't reinstate a doctor after concluding she kept inadequate records about young patients whom she referred for late-term abortions. The State Board of Healing Arts on Friday upheld its 2012 revocation of the license allowing Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus of Nortonville to provide chari...

 
 

Abilene Man Wins $25,000 Lottery Prize

By ksal-staff On Fri, 09 Jan 2015 21:52:25

Abilene Man Wins $25,000 Lottery Prize

An Abilene man wins a $25,000 lottery prize. According to the Kansas Lottery, the first full week of January has been very exciting for Terry Kiser of Abilene. On Monday the 44-year-old celebrated his birthday. Friday he ended the week by claiming a $25,000 top prize playing the Kansas Lottery’...

 
 

Credit Agency Critical of Kansas’ Budget Outlook

By associated-press On Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:42:26

Credit Agency Critical of Kansas’ Budget Outlook

A leading bond-rating company says projected funding shortfalls and a recent court ruling that Kansas must spend more on its public schools appear to be creating growing budget problems. Standard & Poor's said Friday in a release that Gov. Sam Brownback's plan to address a $279 million shortf...

 
 

Trio Charged with Blackmail

By ksal-staff On Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:25:26

Trio Charged with Blackmail

A Salina man writes a check for $4,000 to a group now charged with blackmail. The 57-year-old victim told police that two men and one woman threated to tell authorities that he sexually assaulted the woman back in September of 2014. Police have been investigating the false claims and arrested 39-...

 
 

Arrest Made in Assault Case

By ksal-staff On Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:55:03

Arrest Made in Assault Case

Salina Police find a man wanted for choking a woman. Miguel Villefranc, 25 of Salina was arrested on Thursday for charges connected to an incident back on September 19, 2014. Police allege Villefranc choked a female acquaintance with his forearm before throwing her down in the parking lot at S...

 
 
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