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SW Kansas residents say spring worst in memory

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:02:16

SW Kansas residents say spring worst in memory

Some longtime southwest Kansas residents accustomed to long periods without rain say this spring was one of the worst they can remember. The Hutchinson News reports Morton County, which sits closer to three state capitals than its own in Topeka, still has received only about 75 percent of normal ...

 
 

Emporia assisted living facility destroyed by fire

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 21:00:30

Emporia assisted living facility destroyed by fire

Nearly two dozen residents of an Emporia assisted living facility are looking for new homes after the building was destroyed by fire. KVOE-AM reports all 21 residents of Sterling House made it out safely after the fire started late Friday night. Emporia Fire Department Battalion Chief Rich Gou...

 
 

PHOTO GALLERY: Independence Day Fun

By ksal-staff On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 12:26:35

PHOTO GALLERY: Independence Day Fun

From fun in the park, to fireworks and fellowship, Salina let freedom ring on Friday. For the 39th year in a row Salina celebrated an old fashioned 4th of July in the park. Oakdale Park was the place to be on Friday for an afternoon of fun and games at the Parks and Recreation Department's 39th...

 
 

State officials say remedial education failing

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:14:48

State officials say remedial education failing

Kansas education officials say the state's remedial education plan for incoming college students isn't working. The remedial courses, sometimes called developmental education, are offered to students who need to improve their capabilities in math, English or reading before taking college-level co...

 
 

Suicidal man killed by Wichita police officer

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:10:27

Suicidal man killed by Wichita police officer

A man is dead after being shot by police who were called to a Wichita home in response to a suicidal man who needed help. When officers arrived at the home around 1:30 p.m. Friday the man, believed to be in his 20s, ran out of the house toward officers with a weapon. Wichita Deputy Police Chie...

 
 

Foes in Kansas Senate race both sign health pledge

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:06:49

Foes in Kansas Senate race both sign health pledge

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and Republican primary opponent Milton Wolf have both signed a pledge to fight for repeal of the federal health care overhaul. But Wolf was getting credit Wednesday from the Washington-based conservative group behind the pledge for signing it first. Independent Women's ...

 
 

Teen Alerts Neighbor To Fire

By toddpittenger On Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:55:54

Teen Alerts Neighbor To Fire

Salina firefighters battled two large structure fires late Thursday into early Friday, one of which was caused by fireworks. The first fire was at 2319 Shalimar Drive. The fire, which was ignited by fireworks, badly damaged the home. A neighbor across the street, 15-year-old Josh Steinle, was ...

 
 

Passive-Aggressive Tactics are Cowardly, Lily-livered and Chicken-hearted

By joan-jerkovich On Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:10:42

Passive-Aggressive Tactics are Cowardly, Lily-livered and Chicken-hearted

If you ever find yourself on the receiving end of a passive-aggressive attack, it may leave you scratching your head wondering if the attack was intentional, or a reasonable mistake. Maybe they just haven’t gotten around to responding to your email? Or they forgot? Or their comment to you wasn...

 
 

Fun; Safety Encouraged At Lakes

By ksal-staff On Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:31:10

Fun; Safety Encouraged At Lakes

Independence Day is one of the busiest holiday weekends at Kansas lakes and parks. Officials encourage visitors to have fun, stay safe, and look out for those around them. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District, which oversees Kansas, hosts 15 million visits annually at its 18 lak...

 
 

Good Kansas Lake Forecast For Holiday Weekend

By ksal-staff On Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:30:47

Good Kansas Lake Forecast For Holiday Weekend

Large crowds are expected at lakes around Kansas this 4th of July weekend. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism there's good news, and more good news, for one of the biggest outdoor weekends of year. While rain can sometimes put a damper on outdoor activities, rainfa...

 
 
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