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Presidential Candidates Making Kansas Stops

By ksal-staff On Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:34:39

Presidential Candidates Making Kansas Stops

Several presidential hopefuls are setting their sights on the Sunflower State. Texas Senator Ted Cruz will hold a rally at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park Wednesday night at 6:30. Democrat Bernie Sanders will visit the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Lawrence Thursday evening. ...

 
 

Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:17:04

Fort Riley Soldier Killed in Wrong-Way Crash

A woman who was killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 70 has been identified as a Fort Riley soldier. The  military installation identified the victim Tuesday as Pfc. Coral Lynn Clark. The 24-year-old was a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist from Fort Worth, Texas. ...

 
 

Two Dead After Trench Collapse

By associated-press On Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:54:49

Two Dead After Trench Collapse

HAYS, Kan. (AP) - The bodies of two workers have been recovered from a sewage trench that collapsed in the Ellis County city of Hays. Hays Director of Finance Kim Rupp said that emergency crews responded to a 911 call shortly after 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and found three people trapped in the collapsed...

 
 

Kansas Tax Collections $54M Below February Expectations

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:21:45

Kansas Tax Collections $54M Below February Expectations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is reporting that it collected $54 million less in taxes than anticipated in February, and the shortfall creates new budget complications. The report Tuesday from the state Department of Revenue came only two weeks after the Republican-dominated Legislature passed a bil...

 
 

Governor Cuts Higher Ed After Revenue Shortfall

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:19:56

Governor Cuts Higher Ed After Revenue Shortfall

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has cut higher education spending by $17 million in response to a shortfall in tax collections for February. Brownback announced Tuesday that he ordered a 3 percent cut in the higher education system's allocation of state tax dollars under this fi...

 
 

County Approves Vehicle Purchases

By karen-shade On Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:26:30

County Approves Vehicle Purchases

Saline County Commissioners approved the purchase of two SUV and two 12 passenger vans for the Sheriff’s Office, in the amount of $127,258, with trade-ins. Commissioners studied ten “Requests for Action” involving aggregate, aggregate hauling, traffic paint, glass beads, road signs, traffic...

 
 

Woman Loses Everything in Fire

By ksal-staff On Tue, 01 Mar 2016 21:16:41

Woman Loses Everything in Fire

A fund has been established to help a single mother who lost everything when her home was destroyed by a fire last week. On Wednesday a fire destroyed a mobile home on N. 13th Street. A 3-year-old boy was killed in that fire, and two siblings and his grandmother were hurt. That fire spread to ...

 
 

Kansas Lawmakers Consider Bill Redefining Abandoned Property

By associated-press On Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:03:50

Kansas Lawmakers Consider Bill Redefining Abandoned Property

A Kansas Senate bill would allow cities and nonprofit organizations to gain temporary ownership of abandoned houses to rehabilitate them. The measure would change the definition of abandoned property to include blighted real estate that has been unoccupied for a year. Critics worry the measure...

 
 

Teutons, Swathers and Swedes!

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:47:53

Teutons, Swathers and Swedes!

They stand bigger than life on many small town water towers or grace the Welcome Sign near the edge of town - sports mascots are part of the history of many Kansas communities. "There's over 60 high schools in the state of Kansas that have a unique mascot, and I deem unique being the only one in ...

 
 

Salina Crime Log 3-1-2016

By ksal-staff On Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:03:06

Salina Crime Log 3-1-2016

A counterfeit bill and a stolen trailer highlight Tuesday's Salina Crime Log. Counterfeit money continues to surface in Salina. Police say that a counterfeit $5 bill was discovered in a deposit at The Bennington State Bank at 200 S. 9th Street. The bill was discovered Monday afternoon between 2:...

 
 
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