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SW Kansas Reservoir Popular Holiday Spot

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:52:36

SW Kansas Reservoir Popular Holiday Spot

People from as far away as Oklahoma spent part of their holiday weekend at a 5-year-old southwest Kansas reservoir that got a big boost from steady rainfall last week. HorseThief Reservoir near Jetmore is about 65 percent full after gaining 7 feet last week, drawing people from all around to the ...

 
 

Marijuana Advocates Hope For Vote

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:46:36

Marijuana Advocates Hope For Vote

A group of Wichita marijuana advocates is counting petition signatures to see if there are enough to force a citywide vote on decriminalizing pot in the community. Petitioners are trying to gather nearly 3,000 valid signatures on a petition that would give voters a chance in November to ask for s...

 
 

One Hurt In Crash West Of Salina

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:33:05

One Hurt In Crash West Of Salina

One person is hurt in a two vehicle crash on Interstae 70 west of Salina late Sunday afternoon. According to the Kansas Highway Patol, two cars were both headed east when one of them collided with the back of the other. One car came to rest in then ditch, the other in the median. One person, a...

 
 

Groups seek creation of dental practitioner status

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:22:07

Groups seek creation of dental practitioner status

Several Kansas groups are seeking a new level of dental provider they say could ease a shortage of dentists across the state. A proposed bill was introduced in the last legislative session to create registered dental practitioners who would be somewhere between a hygienist and a dentist, but it d...

 
 

Fireworks blamed for assisted living facility fire

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:18:58

Fireworks blamed for assisted living facility fire

Improperly disposed of fireworks are blamed for at least three fires in Emporia, including one that destroyed an assisted living facility. KVOE reports smoldering fireworks were stored in a plastic trash can that was rolled up against Sterling House on Friday night. The resulting fire destroyed m...

 
 

Wichita police pull frightened dog from overpass

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:17:13

Wichita police pull frightened dog from overpass

A photo of Wichita police officers rescuing a 6-month-old German shepherd from an overpass helped reunite the frightened animal with his owners. The Wichita Eagle reports an officer was writing a ticket near the overpass at Kellogg and Tyler Road on Friday night when he saw the dog, named Harley,...

 
 

Over 2,500 School Busses Recalled

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:38:28

Over 2,500 School Busses Recalled

Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult. The company also is recalling a smaller number of school buses that may be prone to a propane fuel leak, according to paperwork filed with the National...

 
 

Push To Keep New College Students On Track

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:24:48

Push To Keep New College Students On Track

The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for graduates. Education researchers and academic counselors call it "summer melt," the preca...

 
 

Woman Arrested In Fireworks Attack

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:19:23

Woman Arrested In Fireworks Attack

A 39-year-old Wichita woman was arrested after police say she chased three people with large fireworks in her hand. Wichita Police Sgt. John Hoofer tells KSN-TV the fireworks were lit and she sprayed the three victims with sparks Friday night. Hoofer says the woman knew the group of people and...

 
 

Lobbyist: Camptown casino could be running in year

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:04:52

Lobbyist: Camptown casino could be running in year

Supporters of a bid to bring a casino to southeast Kansas say the long-shuttered Camptown Greyhound Park could be converted quickly into a gambling facility if state regulators approve. The Joplin Globe reports the park has applied to the Kansas Lottery Commission for the lone remaining casino sl...

 
 
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