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Two Small Earthquakes Felt in Southern Kansas County

By associated-press On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:52:43

Two Small Earthquakes Felt in Southern Kansas County

A southern Kansas county was shaking after a pair of earthquakes were reported within hours of each other but apparently didn't cause any damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the first earthquake to hit Harper County was at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and was measured 3.3 on the Richter scale. The se...

 
 

Former Salinan Convicted Of Poisoning

By ksal-staff On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:21:58

Former Salinan Convicted Of Poisoning

A former Salina city building official has been convicted in California of poisoning his wife to death 20-years ago. Jurors on Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court found 57-year-old Paul Curry guilty of first-degree murder. Prosecutors say Curry killed his 50-year-old wife, Linda, to co...

 
 

Forgery Investigation

By ksal-staff On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:43:09

Forgery Investigation

Salina Police have identified a suspect in a forgery case dating back to June. According to Captain Mike Sweeney, police were contacted on Monday about a phony check that was cashed at the Dillon's Grocery Store on E. Cloud on June 18th for the amount of $900. Captain Sweeney tells KSAL News t...

 
 

Zoo Animals To Be Blessed

By ksal-staff On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:50:24

Zoo Animals To Be Blessed

The animals at Rolling Hills Zoo will receive a special blessing this week. According to the zoo, on Saturday the Rev. Robert Nelson Smith, President and CEO of Saint Francis Community Services, will perform a blessing of the animals. Father Bobby will visit the tigers, apes, anteaters, aardvarks...

 
 

University of Kansas Plans New Residence Hall

By associated-press On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:13:13

University of Kansas Plans New Residence Hall

The University of Kansas is considering construction of $51 million residence hall to house an expected increase in international students. The university says the 500-bed residence hall would be built next to Oliver Hall. It would include a new dining center for the existing and new residence ha...

 
 

“Home on the Range” Cabin Rededication Set

By associated-press On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:06:56

“Home on the Range” Cabin Rededication Set

After three years of mostly fundraising and labor, the cabin in northern Kansas where the lyrics for "Home on the Range" were written will be officially rededicated this weekend. The cabin in Smith County was the home of Brewster Higley in the 1870s. While living there, he wrote a poem called "M...

 
 

Funds Raised For Kansas Chinese Garden

By associated-press On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:13:50

Funds Raised For Kansas Chinese Garden

Botanica in Wichita has raised more than $1.5 million to install a Chinese garden, which is now under construction. Director Marty Miller says the garden, which was scheduled to open this fall, will be delayed until next spring. Botanica officials say the next project will be aimed at raising ...

 
 

Rescue Group Owner Fined For Dog’s Death

By associated-press On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:09:38

Rescue Group Owner Fined For Dog’s Death

The owner of a no-kill rescue organization has been found guilty of violating Topeka's dangerous dogs ordinance after a German shepherd fatally mauled a teacup poodle at this year's St. Patrick's Day parade. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/YIZREa ) reports Jan Price, leader of Saving De...

 
 

$5,000 Reward Offered In Pelican Shooting

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:45:03

$5,000 Reward Offered In Pelican Shooting

Two groups are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction in the shooting of seven American white pelicans in Kansas earlier this month. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced the reward Monday. The federally protected...

 
 

Herington Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Railroad Union Funds

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:38:58

Herington Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Railroad Union Funds

A Dickinson County man admits to embezzling railroad union funds. According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's Office, a former secretary-treasurer of a railroad union pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling union funds. 62-year-old Dale T. Hull of Herington, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling u...

 
 
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