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Patrol Identifies Four Killed In Ellsworth County Crash

By associated-press On Thu, 30 May 2013 11:09:27

Patrol Identifies Four Killed In Ellsworth County Crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol says four people who died Tuesday in an accident in Ellsworth County were from Colorado. The patrol identified the victims Wednesday as 54-year-old Kevin J. Dorrell; 51-year-old Debra M. Dorrell; 15-year-old Justin Turner; and 11-year-old Joe Turner, all of Aurora, Colo....

 
 

UPDATE: Child Playing in Rain Shocked

By associated-press On Thu, 30 May 2013 01:43:25

UPDATE: Child Playing in Rain Shocked

UPDATED 7:45 AM 5-30-13 A 10-year-old girl was transported to a Wichita hospital after she suffered an electrical shock Wednesday evening in Salina. The girl and three other children were playing outside, in the Campbell Plaza area, downtown in the 100 Block of South Santa Fe as a thunderstorm...

 
 

Brownback Optimistic Despite Stalled Tax Debate

By associated-press On Thu, 30 May 2013 00:13:09

Brownback Optimistic Despite Stalled Tax Debate

Gov. Sam Brownback believes Kansas lawmakers are making progress in resolving tax issues even though the House and Senate have suspended negotiations for now. Brownback told reporters Wednesday that legislators are starting to work through their differences. He said, "It's going to happen." ...

 
 

Kansas Democrats See Trouble in GOP Impasse on Taxes

By associated-press On Thu, 30 May 2013 00:10:02

Kansas Democrats See Trouble in GOP Impasse on Taxes

Top Democrats in the Kansas Legislature are criticizing what they describe as "gridlock" among Republicans on tax issues and suggest administrative problems could result. Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka and House Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence said Wednesday that the Legi...

 
 

Ellsworth Woman Facing Federal Drug Crimes

By ksal-staff On Wed, 29 May 2013 22:31:25

Ellsworth Woman Facing Federal Drug Crimes

An Ellsworth woman is facing federal drug charges. According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's Office, 35-year-old Melissa Jo Brachter is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and one count of distributing marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. The crimes ar...

 
 

Four Victims in Ellsworth County Crash Still Not Identified

By associated-press On Wed, 29 May 2013 19:05:40

Four Victims in Ellsworth County Crash Still Not Identified

Investigators are still working to identify four people killed in a traffic accident in Ellsworth County on Tuesday. Patrol trooper Ben Gardner said Wednesday the victims are believed to be from Colorado and authorities in that state are helping to obtain identities. Gardner says the victims' ...

 
 

Work Trailer Burglarized

By ksal-staff On Wed, 29 May 2013 16:19:05

Work Trailer Burglarized

Spools of copper wire are taken from a work site. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that tools and thousands of dollars worth of copper wire were stolen from a trailer - while it was parked at Westar Electric sub-power station southeast of Salina. Deputies say someone cut the padlock on...

 
 

Copier Repair Tools Stolen

By ksal-staff On Wed, 29 May 2013 15:58:25

Copier Repair Tools Stolen

Salina Police are investigating a vehicle burglary. Police say there was no sign of forced entry into a 2005 Dodge Caravan that is owned by Key Office Equipment, and was parked in a lot behind the business at 214 S. Santa Fe. Someone apparently entered the van sometime between Friday afternoon...

 
 

VIDEO: Tornado Kills Over 100 Head of Cattle

By ksal-staff On Wed, 29 May 2013 15:09:44

VIDEO: Tornado Kills Over 100 Head of Cattle

There were no injuries or loss of human life, but a tornado in rural Ottawa County killed over 100 head of cattle Tuesday evening. A severe thunderstorm rapidly intensified into a super cell, and dropped a large tornado in a rural part of the county. The half-mile wide twister was initially on...

 
 

Saline County Inks Deal to House Juvenile Offenders in Junction City

By ksal-staff On Wed, 29 May 2013 01:53:13

Saline County Inks Deal to House Juvenile Offenders in Junction City

Saline County enters into an agreement to house juvenile offenders in Junction City. The Saline County Commission Tuesday entered into an inter-local agreement with the North Central Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Junction City. In becoming a member in the program, Saline County must pa...