Bob's News Low Pay Plagues Law Enforcement Recruiting 11/30/2015 6:12:09 AM Negative publicity and low pay has Kansas law enforcement agencies struggling to recruit new officers at a time when agencies have hundreds of openings but not enough qualified applicants to fill them. With law enforcement feeling the heat of public scrutiny, some recruiters tell the Wichita Eagle young people are opting for better-paying careers that […] Another Earthquake Felt In Wichita 11/30/2015 6:07:55 AM Another big shaker was felt in Wichita overnight. The US geological survey says a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struk about 13 miles west of Medford Oklahoma at about 3:50 a.m. Many reported a buirst of shaking that lasted a few seconds, followed by as much as 30 seconds of smaller rumbles. Storms Blamed For 6 Deaths In KS 11/30/2015 6:05:45 AM A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice in recent days is dumping more rain on North Texas and some dangerously swollen waterways. The band of storms has been blamed eight deaths in Texas and six in Kansas since Thursday. Group Says They’ll Organize 2nd Recall Petition Against Commissioner 11/27/2015 6:08:07 AM Apparently, they won’t take no for an answer. A group that organized a petition to recall Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau says they will try again. District Attorney Marc Bennett said this week that a petition drive organized a few weeks ago did not meet the legalities. Now, the group says they’ll provide different grounds […] Governor’s Christmas Tree Arrives At Cedar Crest 11/27/2015 6:07:36 AM The governor’s Christmas tree has arrived at Cedar Crest on a horse-drawn coach. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Governor Sam Brownback hopped on the high-wheel hitch wagon for the final leg of the delivery. He shouted “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Thanksgiving” after jumping from the wagon in front of the governor’s mansion. Wichita Man Facing Just 2.5 Years For Killing 11/25/2015 6:13:16 AM A 32-year-old Wichita man faces about 2 ½ years in prison for a fatal shooting in June. The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office tells the Wichita Eagle Justin Rourke also was ordered to pay about $12,000 in restitution in connection with the June 11th shooting death of 41-year-old Roman Padilla. State Urges Court To Let Governor Decide School Funding 11/25/2015 6:06:43 AM Kansas is urging the Kansas Supreme Court to let the governor and lawmakers decide whether schools are getting enough money. Lawyers for the state argued in a brief Tuesday that if the court wants to make that decision, then the evidence students are excelling should convince it that the funding is sufficient. Kansas Ranks Low In Report On Trafficking 11/24/2015 6:08:52 AM A Vancouver, Washington-based nonprofit has given Kansas a grade of “C” for its legislation addressing domestic child sex trafficking. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Shared Hope International’s rating places Kansas 29th in the country. The state Legislature passed a package of bills to protect and support victims in 2013.