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Sen. Moran Coming to Salina

By ksal-staff On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:22:12

Sen. Moran Coming to Salina

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran is ready to listen to Salinans. Senator Moran's office is announcing that he will host a town hall meeting in Salina as part of his "Kansas Listening Tour" on Thursday, Jan. 9. The meeting will run from 1:30 till 2:30 in the Visit Salina Annex of the Salina area Chambe...

 
 

City of Topeka Sends Flags to Submarine

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:29:35

City of Topeka Sends Flags to Submarine

The city of Topeka sent two flags to its namesake submarine, which is currently being overhauled in Maine. Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast says the city recently sent three flags to the crew of the USS Topeka, in response to a request from submarine officials. The USS Topeka is a nuclear-powered at...

 
 

Kansas Gay Inmate’s Husband not Planning to Visit

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:22:20

Kansas Gay Inmate’s Husband not Planning to Visit

The husband of a Kansas inmate says he isn't interested in visiting his spouse, who has complained that the state is discriminating by prohibiting the visits. Christopher Yates is serving seven years in prison for crimes related to embezzlement. He says the state is treating him differently by re...

 
 

Police Log: Cash and Welding Torch Stolen

By ksal-staff On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:15:37

Police Log: Cash and Welding Torch Stolen

Salina Police are investigating the theft of cash from a wallet left behind at the Casey's General Store at 2404 S. 9th on Friday night. Police say 23-year-old Charlee Beckett of Webber Falls, Oklahoma left her wallet in the restroom around 10:30pm. She returned a short time later to discover her ID...

 
 

Wichita Police Say Homeless Man Died Under Bridge

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:32:50

Wichita Police Say Homeless Man Died Under Bridge

Wichita police are investigating the death of a homeless man, who they say might have frozen to death under a bridge. Police found the man's body under the bridge Sunday afternoon after being called to check on his welfare. The man, who is believed to be in his 50s or 60s, was pronounced dead at ...

 
 

No Christmas Engagement?

By joan-jerkovich On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:00:20

No Christmas Engagement?

I expected to get an engagement ring this Christmas, but didn’t. My heart almost stopped when my live-in boyfriend of four years handed me the tiny box as we were opening gifts in front of his family. I found it hard to act excited when instead of an engagement ring, I got diamond earrings. We hav...

 
 

Lawrence actor’s collapse leads to fundraiser

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:43:41

Lawrence actor’s collapse leads to fundraiser

Money is being raised for defibrillators after a Lawrence actor's on-stage collapse during a production of "Shrek." 6News Lawrence reports that 20-year-old Jake Leet was playing the part of the donkey earlier this month at Theatre Lawrence when he went into cardiac arrest. Medical staff in the au...

 
 

Mixed Reviews For All Day Kindergarten

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:52:07

Mixed Reviews For All Day Kindergarten

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of the Kansas House and Senate education committees aren't sold on Gov. Sam Brownback's five-year, $80 million plan to pay for full-day kindergarten. The Arkansas City Traveler reports (http://bit.ly/1ddEMWj ) that House Education Committee Chairwoman Kasha Ke...

 
 

Natural Gas Can Be Cheap Alternative Vehicle Fuel

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:49:24

Natural Gas Can Be Cheap Alternative Vehicle Fuel

Wichita is looking into powering its bus fleet with natural gas instead of diesel fuel. The city paid $3.76 a gallon for diesel to run the buses this month; compressed natural gas runs about $1.20 to $1.50 a gallon. But making the switch would require the city's transit facility to undergo major ...

 
 

GOP Opposition Hasn’t Quieted Kansas Medicaid Debate

By associated-press On Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:41:59

GOP Opposition Hasn’t Quieted Kansas Medicaid Debate

Pressure is likely to build next year in Kansas to expand Medicaid to cover thousands of uninsured residents, despite the Republican-dominated Legislature's displeasure with the federal health care overhaul. Advocates for the needy and consumers promise to push for an expansion once lawmakers con...

 
 
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