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County Fire Sets Buildings Ablaze

By ksal-staff On Fri, 11 Dec 2015 16:28:13

County Fire Sets Buildings Ablaze

A resident in the southeast part of Saline county lost two buildings on his property yesterday afternoon and another caught fire when he tried burning garbage in a trashcan. Fire District 1 responded to the fire at 1:30PM on the 7100 block of East Hobbs Road. A 20x40 building that housed a lawn...

 
 

Cook-Off For a Cause

By ksal-staff On Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:25:36

Cook-Off For a Cause

Local service members and veterans will benefit from a unique event this weekend in Salina. A first of its kind cook-off for a cause and decorated tree event is planned for Saturday. It features a chili cook-off and decorated Christmas tree auction. Decorated trees up for auction include Kansa...

 
 

Councilman Denies Abusing Son

By associated-press On Fri, 11 Dec 2015 12:01:26

Councilman Denies Abusing Son

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka city councilman has denied allegations that he physically abused his 12-year-old son. The Topeka Capital Journal reports that councilman Jonathan Schumm denied the accusations in answers filed by his attorney, Thomas Lemon, to a petition seeking to have Schumm remov...

 
 

Student Who Died to be Honored

By associated-press On Fri, 11 Dec 2015 11:55:23

Student Who Died to be Honored

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita State University student who died after trying to stop a suicide bomber in Saudi Arabia will receive an honorary degree. Wichita State officials announced Thursday that 22-year-old Abduljaleel Alarbash also will have a room in Jabara Hall on the college campus nam...

 
 

Legislative group delays authorizing DCF audit

By associated-press On Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:13:03

Legislative group delays authorizing DCF audit

Members of a legislative committee delayed approval of an audit of Department of Children and Families, which has been accused of discriminating against same-sex couples in foster care and adoptions. Instead, the Legislative Post Audit Committee on Thursday decided to appoint a subcommittee to de...

 
 

Student diversity protesters voice concerns

By associated-press On Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:03:31

Student diversity protesters voice concerns

Student leaders at the University of Kansas have passed legislation that seeks to improve inclusion on campus just hours after a student protest. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Student Senate unanimously approved a motion Wednesday night to create a wheelchair basketball team. The St...

 
 

Kansas case touches on high court’s power, judicial funding

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:58:08

Kansas case touches on high court’s power, judicial funding

Attorneys on both sides of a lawsuit dealing with the Kansas Supreme Court's administrative power are conceding that legislators have some say in judicial operations. The high court heard arguments Thursday about a 2014 law that strips it of its authority to appoint the chief judges in the state'...

 
 

Third man charged in connection with Wichita double homicide

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:51:31

Third man charged in connection with Wichita double homicide

A third person has been charged in connection with a double homicide outside a Wichita home last week. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/21R5BZm) that 19-year-old Jonathan Carter is charged with first-degree murder, criminal discharge of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon by a c...

 
 

Kansas City Woman Works to Warm the Cold

By hannahholt On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:22:19

Kansas City Woman Works to Warm the Cold

A young woman in Kansas City hopes to bring the gift of warmth to children in her metro area. Kadie Nugent, a 23-year-old resident of Kansas City, was working at the gym she manages when she began conversation with a vice-principal at a local school, "I was inspired by this vice-principal who was te...

 
 

Westar Warns of Impostors

By ksal-staff On Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:07:54

Westar Warns of Impostors

Westar Energy is alerting customers that impostors claiming to work for the electric company are calling with threats to disconnect service and demanding prepaid cards as payment. According to Westar, several customers have contacted the company's customer relations center after receiving suspici...

 
 
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