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Kansas Supreme Court Sanctions Former AG Kline

KSAL StaffOctober 18, 2013

The Kansas Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended the law license of former state Attorney General Phill Kline following allegations of ethical misconduct during his investigation of abortion providers. Friday's decision comes after repeated disputes between Kline and his critics over his tactics. Kline was Kansas attorney general from 2003 to 2007 and Johnson County district attorney in 2007 ...

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Police Working on Two Burglaries

KSAL StaffOctober 18, 2013

Salina Police are investigating two residential burglaries. According to Captain Mike Sweeney, homeowners in the 1000 block of W. Republic came home Thursday evening to find their front door forced open and numerous items stolen. Police say a diamond wedding ring valued at over $3,000 was taken as well as an Apple iPod Touch were removed sometime between 8:25am and 5:30pm. Blank personal checks...

Another Reno County Resident Dies Of West Nile

KSAL StaffOctober 18, 2013

Reno County officials say a second county resident has died after contracting the West Nile virus and they are investigating other cases. The wife of 75-five-year-old Jim Hendrickson says he died Tuesday after more than four weeks in the hospital. The other known victim, 67-year-old Jim Geesling of Turon, died Oct. 3 at a Wichita hospital. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said thi...

Regents See Possible Attack On Tenure

KSAL StaffOctober 18, 2013

Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan says the state's higher education system may face a legislative attack on tenure for professors. Logan raised the issue during a board meeting Thursday and suggested issuing a statement supporting tenure. The board didn't act. Logan said he's heard talk of legislators trying to change tenure rules, though no proposal has become public. Conservative Re...

Budget Crisis Exposes Deepening GOP Rift

KSAL StaffOctober 18, 2013

The finger-pointing is well underway within the Republican Party. Senators, governors and strategists from the GOP's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives. It was their unyielding demands that triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the party's popularity plunging to record lows. The open criticism is a stark reversal from just three year...

Funds sought for new Kansas State Fair barn

KSAL StaffOctober 17, 2013

Kansas State Fair officials say a nearly 50-year-old barn and show ring is showing its age and needs to be replaced. The Hutchinson News reports the officials plan to ask the Legislature for money for the project. A contractor estimates that it would cost between $4.7 million and $5.5 million to demolish the building, known as the Expo Center, and replace it with one of similar size. Built in 19...

Registered sex offender charged with Kansas rape

KSAL StaffOctober 17, 2013

A Wichita man who appears on the national sex offender registry is charged with raping a 13-year-old girl. The Wichita Eagle reports a complaint filed in Sedgwick County District Court charges 40-year-old Terrill L. Andrews with having unlawful sexual intercourse with the girl late last week. Police reported receiving a call Saturday from a woman saying the 13-year-old had been "forcibly raped" ...

Race car beaten with a sledgehammer at Hays track

KSAL StaffOctober 17, 2013

Authorities in northwest Kansas are looking for whoever took a sledgehammer to a race car at the RPM Speedway in Hays. The Hays Daily News reports that the damage apparently happened Saturday as driver Chadd Brown was watching the final three races with relatives. Brown had left his modified dirt-track racer on an open trailer in the overflow pit area northeast of the track. Brown says a track o...

Kansas Federal Sites Resume Operations

KSAL StaffOctober 17, 2013

The end of the partial federal shutdown means Kansas National Historic Sites will reopen, the military is resuming normal training schedules and checks are being issued to participants in a special nutrition program. Across Kansas Thursday, federal employees were returning to their posts, including the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene. Army units also were resuming normal tr...

Kansas Military Units Resuming Functions

KSAL StaffOctober 17, 2013

Soldiers at Fort Riley will be able to resume normal training and education functions as the flow of federal money resumes to the nation's military. Activities had been curtailed for more than two weeks during the partial federal government shutdown. Maj. Martin O'Donnell, spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, says Thursday that soldiers would begin returning to regular activi...


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