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Body Found Might Be Junction City Woman

KSAL StaffFebruary 13, 2014

Police say a body found in rural Geary County matches the description of a missing Junction City woman. Junction City police say in a news release Thursday that the body matches the description of 24-year-old Amanda Clemons, although a positive identification has not been confirmed. Authorities went to the scene late Wednesday after serving a search warrant at Fort Riley and interviewing peopl...

Arrest In Connection With Radio Station Death

KSAL StaffFebruary 13, 2014

Wichita police have arrested a suspect in the killing of a communications company employee earlier this week. Police arrested the suspect Wednesday night after receiving an anonymous tip in the death of 25-year-old Daniel Flores. His body was found early Monday at Steckline Communications. Police say when they stopped the suspect's car the driver stabbed himself in the stomach. He is currentl...

Man Arrested after Argument Turns Violent

KSAL StaffFebruary 13, 2014

A Salina woman runs to her neighbor's home after being hurt by a male acquaintance. Police officers were called to a central Salina home on Wednesday at 1:38pm. According to Captain Mike Sweeney, medics treated a female in her late 30's for a small cut on her face. Police say she also had a black eye, swollen nose and lip along with bruises on her throat. A short time later officers arrested 39...

Kansas House Gives First-Round OK to Prisons Budget

KSAL StaffFebruary 12, 2014

The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a budget bill that would spend more than $390 million for prisons in the next fiscal year. The bill includes more than $360 million from general revenue and restores funding that was vetoed last year by Gov. Sam Brownback. Lawmakers amended the bill Wednesday to place restrictions on where the Department of Corrections could locate parole office...

Judge Puts Off Trial in Kansas Bomb Plot Case

KSAL StaffFebruary 12, 2014

A federal judge has put off this month's scheduled trial in the case of an avionics technician accused in a suicide bomb plot at a Wichita airport. The court's docket included a notation Wednesday indicating the Feb. 18 trial for Terry Loewen has been canceled with no new trial date set. Such delays are routine given the amount of evidence and the difficulties in a case involving national securit...

Kansas Senate Advances Death Penalty Appeals Changes

KSAL StaffFebruary 12, 2014

Kansas senators have advanced a bill shortening the time limits for inmates sentenced to death to complete their appeals to the state Supreme Court. The measure received first-round approval Wednesday on a voice vote. A second vote that would send the bill to the House is set for Thursday. Senate Vice President Jeff King says the bill is necessary to expedite justice and get the required automat...

Minneapolis Mourns Loss Of Longtime Teacher, Coach

KSAL StaffFebruary 12, 2014

Minneapolis is mourning the loss of a longtime teacher and coach. Jeff Giles passed away on Tuesday. Giles was the head high school football coach, junior and senior high head wrestling coach, and he coached junior and senior high track all at the Minneapolis Junior Senior High School. Coach Giles began teaching and coaching in the Minneapolis U.S.D. 239 school district back in 1987. Coach Gile...

Committee OKs Bill to Change Kansas Campaign Limits

KSAL StaffFebruary 12, 2014

A Kansas Senate committee has endorsed a bill that would increase the campaign contribution limits for candidates, including those for statewide offices and legislators. The changes approved Wednesday by the Ethics and Elections Committee would apply to contributions in primary and general elections. The bill would increase the limit from $2,000 to $3,000 for governor, attorney general, secretary...

Hearing in Quadruple Murder Moved, Open to Public

KSAL StaffFebruary 12, 2014

An evidentiary hearing in a quadruple homicide in eastern Kansas has been pushed back a month and will be open to the public after the state determined it wasn't allowed to close the proceedings. The hearing for 28-year-old Kyle Flack initially was scheduled for Thursday, but in an order recently made public, Franklin County District Judge Thomas H. Sachse rescheduled it until March 11. The judg...

Kansas House Approves Response on Gay Marriage

KSAL StaffFebruary 12, 2014

The Kansas House has approved a bill aimed at keeping individuals, groups and businesses from being compelled to help with same-sex weddings. The House's 72-49 vote Wednesday sends the measure to the Senate. Supporters describe it as a religious freedom measure. Opponents contend it will encourage discrimination against gays and lesbians. The bill would bar government sanctions when individuals...


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