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Drones Could Impact Food Supply

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:41:34

Drones Could Impact Food Supply

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides. The president of the National Farmers Union says that when it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible." This month, the Federal Aviation Administration issued th...

 
 

Brownback shifts blame for state budget woes on Legislature

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:32:03

Brownback shifts blame for state budget woes on Legislature

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says state lawmakers are responsible for the tax cuts that have put his state in a financial hole. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the governor on Thursday told the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce at its annual luncheon that he initially had proposed a flat tax, wi...

 
 

Supporters push new level of dental worker at Topeka Capitol

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:29:23

Supporters push new level of dental worker at Topeka Capitol

A plan to address a Kansas dental care shortage with a new type of health care worker is being pushed again in the Legislature despite stiff opposition. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that registered dental practitioners would be able to perform basic services, such as fillings, crowns and so...

 
 

Topeka teen sentenced to 9 years for abuse of baby

By associated-press On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:23:48

Topeka teen sentenced to 9 years for abuse of baby

A Topeka teen has been sentenced to nine years in prison for child abuse that left a baby with serious brain damage. The Topeka reports that Koylen Corbin McKinney was sentenced Friday for abusing a 7-month-old boy in Holton. McKinney was two months shy of his 18th birthday when the abuse happene...

 
 

Poacher Who Killed Swan Sought

By ksal-staff On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:18:30

Poacher Who Killed Swan Sought

Kansas game wardens are looking for a poacher who shot and killed a swan. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, a Linn County game warden is asking for the public's assistance.  A swan was shot, and the carcass was left, near the east Pleasanton City Lake this week....

 
 

49-year-old Kansas firefighter dies after training session

By associated-press On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:17:58

49-year-old Kansas firefighter dies after training session

A 49-year-old southwest Kansas firefighter has died after experiencing difficulty breathing during training. Garden City Fire Chief Allen Shelton says Ronnie Peek and other firefighters were participating in scheduled training Thursday night when he started having trouble breathing. The 16-year v...

 
 

School funding plan’s effects on property taxes uncertain

By associated-press On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:09:01

School funding plan’s effects on property taxes uncertain

Kansas legislators from both parties say they're not sure how Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's school-funding proposals would affect the power local districts have to raise local property taxes. Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley said local property taxes are a key unanswered question about th...

 
 

Military judge calls hearing in 2009 Fort Hood gunman’s case

By associated-press On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:06:08

Military judge calls hearing in 2009 Fort Hood gunman’s case

A military judge has called a hearing in the case of the Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for gunning down 13 people at Fort Hood six years ago. Fort Hood officials said Friday that a hearing in Maj. Nidal Hasan's case will be held next week. The hearing will take place at Fort Leavenworth...

 
 

Vehicle Damaged by Gunfire

By ksal-staff On Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:44:40

Vehicle Damaged by Gunfire

Salina Police are investigating after shots are fired at three different locations. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that officers were called to the 200 block of S. Phillips on Thursday night at 9:33pm after neighbors heard gunfire. Police found 4 shell casings from a high powered handgun...

 
 

Police: Alcohol a Factor in Incident

By ksal-staff On Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:06:31

Police: Alcohol a Factor in Incident

A Salina man is arrested while trying to reach for a pellet gun. Salina Police were called to a home at 937 Pearl Avenue Thursday just before 5pm to calm a distraught man. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that 42-year-old Timothy Johnson was intoxicated and making threatening statements wh...

 
 
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