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Kansas City Woman Leaves $2M to Jesuits

By staff On Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:21:48

Kansas City Woman Leaves $2M to Jesuits

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City woman who worked as a teacher and lived on a pension left $2 million to a Catholic order when she died at age 100. The Star reports that Anna Kurzweil donated $2 million to the Society of Jesus, a Catholic order known as Jesuits, upon her death in September 2...

 
 

Man Accused of Trying to Kill Kansas Deputy Sentenced

By staff On Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:57:50

Man Accused of Trying to Kill Kansas Deputy Sentenced

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A 19-year-old Kansas City man accused of trying to kill a Wyandotte County deputy has been sentenced on an unrelated robbery charge. Charles Bowser is one of three men charged with shooting Deputy Scott Wood during a convenience store robbery last March in Kansas City, Ka...

 
 

Topeka Police Investigating Baby’s Death

By staff On Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:56:04

Topeka Police Investigating Baby’s Death

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Topeka police are investigating the death of a 2-month-old baby. Police Captain Ash Kaboudan said officers were called Friday evening to a home on a report of a pediatric emergency, and crews took the girl by ambulance to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Topek...

 
 

2 Killed in Northeast Kansas Accident

By staff On Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:54:34

2 Killed in Northeast Kansas Accident

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) - Two Oklahoma men have died in a single-vehicle crash in northeast Kansas. Police said the accident occurred late Thursday in Bonner Springs when the pickup they were in veered off a road and struck several trees. The Kansas City Star reports that police identified t...

 
 

Kansas senators seek to pause bond program

By associated-press On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 20:47:05

Kansas senators seek to pause bond program

Kansas senators are working to keep Gov. Sam Brownback's administration from approving new economic development projects that cost the state sales tax revenue. Senators approved a budget bill Thursday with an amendment preventing the Department of Commerce from approving new STAR bonds projects t...

 
 

Kansas Senate president ousts health committee chair

By associated-press On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:24:07

Kansas Senate president ousts health committee chair

The Republican president of the Kansas Senate has ousted Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook from leadership of the Senate's health committee. Pilcher-Cook, a Shawnee Republican, said in an emailed statement Friday that Senate President Susan Wagle removed her from her post as chair of the Senate's Public Hea...

 
 

Budget patches have Kansas lawmakers seeing broader problems

By associated-press On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 19:21:41

Budget patches have Kansas lawmakers seeing broader problems

Kansas legislators are preparing to close a deficit largely with budget juggling, and a growing number are seeing broad problems with how the state is managing its finances. Conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's critics blame his aggressive tax-cutting policies for crises across state gove...

 
 

Strong Quake Shakes Multiple States

By associated-press On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 18:43:01

Strong Quake Shakes Multiple States

A series of earthquakes was felt across the Midwest Saturday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 5.1 magnitude earthquake in northwest Oklahoma that was reportedly felt across Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas and Iowa. Fairview police and the Major County Sheri...

 
 

Land and Water Conservation Grants Improve Communities

By ksal-staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 13:16:16

Land and Water Conservation Grants Improve Communities

Does a park in your neighborhood need a new playground? Has your community been waiting for the right time to put in a new picnic shelter, ball fields or a dog park? Now, with the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (LWCF), the time is right to make those projects happen. ...

 
 

Kansas Rig Count Down by One This Week to 541; Texas Down 14

By staff On Sat, 13 Feb 2016 12:00:34

Kansas Rig Count Down by One This Week to 541; Texas Down 14

HOUSTON (AP) - Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541. The Houston company said Friday 439 rigs sought oil and 102 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,358 ri...

 
 
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