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Theft of 4-H animals in Sherman County and other headlines: February 25, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 25, 2016

The Sherman County Sheriff is trying to figure out just who stole 4-H goats and shot a calf. A vehicle seen leaving the area of the crime was a newer lighter blue pickup with a grey or silver bottom of the cab. Kansas is one of six states suing over the Affordable Care Act. At issue is the Health Insurance Providers Fee that states are supposed to collect from insurers to cover the cost of federa...

News from the state legislature and other headlines: February 24, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 24, 2016

Crews will be working on the railroad crossings on East Pine and Country Club Drive in Colby tomorrow. The plan is to start on Pine, then move to Country Club, and have everything hopefully wrapped up by early afternoon, with the roads back open to traffic afterward. The Kansas Senate has voted to increase vehicle registration fees with the money being used to help the Highway Patrol put more tro...

Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: February 23, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 23, 2016

Conservative Republicans in Kansas who believe the federal government is out of control failed Monday to persuade enough fellow legislators that the remedy is calling a convention of the states to propose changes in the U.S. Constitution. The House needed 84 votes to adopt the measure and send it to the Senate but fell seven votes short. Kansas legislators are considering changing the Kansas Bill...

Headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: February 19, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 19, 2016

The Kansas House gives first-round approval to a resolution calling for a convention to propose changes in the U.S. Constitution. Supporters of the resolution believe it would reign in Washington, but opponents call the proposal a waste of time, noting it takes 34 states to get a constitutional convention. The ACLU sues Kansas over the "proof of citizenship" law to register to vote. The group cla...

Legislature wants to hire attorneys for school funding issues…and other headlines: February 18...

andy lambertFebruary 18, 2016

Republican lawmakers want to set aside $50,000 so the Kansas Legislature can hire attorneys to represent it on school funding issues. The addition of the spending to a budget-balancing plan prompted a Democrat to suggest that GOP leaders are preparing to defy a recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling on education funding. The Kansas House has approved a plan for eliminating a projected deficit of near...

andy lambertFebruary 17, 2016

****Amber Alert Issued**** ------------ Abductee(s): ------------ Name: Layla Hatcher Height: 4 feet 3 inches Weight: 50 Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Age: 5 years Gender: Female Description: Wearing only floral print underwear Last Seen: at the Days Inn Hotel, 7321 E. Kellogg, Wichita, Kansas Name: Lilly Hatcher Height: 2 feet 5 inches Weight: 30 Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown Age: 2 ye...

T-B scare at University of Kansas…and other headlines: February 17, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 17, 2016

About 50 University of Kansas students are being screened for tuberculosis. University health officials say they had contact with a student who contracted the lung disease in his home country outside the U.S. No other students are showing symptoms but they'll be screened again in eight weeks. More than half of the Republicans in the Kansas Senate are asking President Susan Wagle to reinstate the ...

More turmoil for Thomas County Sheriff…and other headlines: February 16, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 16, 2016

Kansas databases show the Thomas County Sheriff can't legally drive. State records show Rod Taylor's license was pulled at the end of last week for failure to submit a required medical report on time. Opponents had already been circulating a recall petition aimed at driving Taylor out, which he's suing to stop. Two Kansas legislators from different parties are suggesting the state deliberately mi...

Rollover Crash in Sherman County…and other headlines: February 8, 2016

andy lambertFebruary 8, 2016

A rollover crash in Sherman County leaves the driver with only minor injuries. It's believed some snow blew back onto the roadway and melted, only to refreeze after dark and cause an icy patch which led to the wreck. Alcohol's been ruled out as a factor. The executive director of Governor Brownback's Council of Economic Advisors is accused of driving drunk. Stanley Ahlerich was arrested early Sat...

House committee approves a budget bill…plus other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: F...

andy lambertFebruary 5, 2016

A Kansas House committee approves a bill to eliminate a projected deficit of nearly $200 million in the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. It includes many of Governor Brownback's proposals for closing the gap by juggling money and capturing unanticipated savings. The panel also added cash to give uniformed corrections officers a pay raise. Opponents of a proposal to consolidate s...

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