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Kansas Sees Lowest Tornado Total in 25 Years

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:37:44

Kansas Sees Lowest Tornado Total in 25 Years

Kansas officials say the state saw the lowest number of tornadoes this year in 25 years. The Wichita Eagle reports only 40 tornadoes were recorded so far in 2014. It's less than half of the state's 30-year average of 81. This year's figure also is the fourth-lowest total since tornado statisti...

 
 

Wichita Group Plans to Submit New Petitions

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:13:16

Wichita Group Plans to Submit New Petitions

A group that wants to lower fines for marijuana possession in Wichita says it has collected enough signatures on petitions to put the issue to a public vote in April. Esau Freeman, leader of Kansas for Change, says the group plans to present the petitions to election officials next week.  The sa...

 
 

Bitter Cold Arctic Air To Spread Across Area

By ksal-staff On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:54:47

Bitter Cold Arctic Air To Spread Across Area

Bitter cold will spread across Kansas as the day progresses Monday, and bring with it snow, According to the National Weather Service, arctic air will surge south across Kansas late Monday into Tursday, bringing some of the coldest air of the season. Highs on Tuesday will struggle to climb out...

 
 

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop In Manhattan

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:18:42

New Year’s Eve Ball Drop In Manhattan

An estimated 10,000 New Year's Eve revelers are expected to turn out in the Kansas town known as the Little Apple for a ball-drop event modeled after the one in New York's Times Square. Manhattan is staging its annual New Year's Eve celebration in the Aggieville bar and entertainment district. We...

 
 

Petulant Princess Wife?

By joan-jerkovich On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:11:34

Petulant Princess Wife?

I have 2 months to prepare for a culinary exhibition at a prestigious school. I work at a popular restaurant that keeps me on my toes and a wife who does as well. My wife doesn’t work but stays home with our dogs. I’m fine with it except she is always making demands. This week she wants to re...

 
 

Alcohol Related Rape Tough To Prosecute

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 02:05:39

Alcohol Related Rape Tough To Prosecute

A newspaper analysis of court records in the county where the University of Kansas is located has found that alcohol-fueled acquaintance rape cases are challenging to prosecute. In the past 10 years, Douglas County juries convicted three rapists. In the cases, the rapists overpowered their victi...

 
 

Suicide Suspected In Shooting Range Death

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:59:33

Suicide Suspected In Shooting Range Death

Police suspect suicide in the death of a Fort Riley soldier at a shooting range in Kansas. A report from the Riley County Police Department says the 20-year-old man died of a gunshot wound Dec. 20 at Ogden's Best Gun Range. Police said they do not believe his death was accidental. The man ha...

 
 

Congress To Make Key Drone Decisions

By associated-press On Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:47:48

Congress To Make Key Drone Decisions

The Obama administration is on the verge of proposing long-awaited rules for commercial drone operations in U.S. skies, but key decisions on how much access to grant drones are likely to come from Congress. Federal Aviation Administration officials have said they want to release proposed rules be...

 
 

2014: Falling Grain Prices, Rising Cattle

By associated-press On Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:19:46

2014: Falling Grain Prices, Rising Cattle

Farmers and ranchers across Kansas are wrapping a growing season marked by rapidly changing fortunes buffeted by weather and markets. The 2014 farming year in Kansas brought a meager winter wheat harvest before late spring rains eased drought conditions just in time to green up pastures and susta...

 
 

Salina Murder Conviction Overturned

By ksal-staff On Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:16:57

Salina Murder Conviction Overturned

The Kansas Supreme Court has reversed the murder convictions of a Salina man who was convicted of killing two people, one during a burglary and another after an argument. Back in December of 2010 a Saline County jury convicted Willie Smith-Parker of first-degree premeditated murder and second-deg...

 
 
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