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Brief Tornado Reported In Ottawa County

By ksal-staff On Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:08:35

Brief Tornado Reported In Ottawa County

Severe thunderstorms that rolled through central Kansas Sunday evening brought with them damaging wind, heavy rain, hail, and a brief tornado in Ottawa County. Storms fired up in the Russell County area. Wind in excess of 60 miles per hour downed 25 to 30 power poles along highway 281. In Ot...

 
 

Link Between Tobacco Retailers, Income

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Jun 2014 17:46:56

Link Between Tobacco Retailers, Income

A nonprofit anti-tobacco advocacy group's latest survey shows Wichita tobacco retailers have a heavier presence in less affluent parts of the city than in wealthier ones. Tobacco Free Wichita presented its findings at the Tobacco Marketing Summit at the Kansas Leadership Center this past week. ...

 
 

Salina Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

By ksal-staff On Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:43:08

Salina Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash

A Salina man is killed in a motorcycle crash near Wilson Lake. KRSL radio in Russell reports that at approximately 11:50 AM Saturday, Russell County 911 Dispatch received a report of a motorcycle accident near the east end of the Wilson Lake Dam. Officers from the Russell County Sheriff's Off...

 
 

Suspect Killed; Deputy Hurt

By wibw-news-now On Sun, 01 Jun 2014 13:28:46

Suspect Killed; Deputy Hurt

A Cowley County Sheriff’s Deputy shot and wounded a suspect in a traffic stop Saturday evening south of Dexter. That person later died as a result of their injuries, according to Sheriff Don Read. The officer was also injured and hospitalized. He has since been treated and released. Around 7...

 
 

A veteran Republican legislator has filed

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:45:54

A veteran Republican legislator has filed

A veteran Republican legislator has filed to run for Kansas insurance commissioner and joined an already crowded field of candidates. Senator Clark Shultz of Lindsborg filed the necessary paperwork Friday for a spot on the state's August 5th primary ballot. Five Republicans and one Democrat ...

 
 

Pompeo decries ‘doublespeak’ in Kansas 4th race

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:37:36

Pompeo decries ‘doublespeak’ in Kansas 4th race

Congressman Mike Pompeo says former congressman Todd Tiahrt is practicing political "doublespeak" in their Republican primary race in the 4th District of south-central Kansas. Pompeo reacted Thursday to Tiahrt's suggestion that he's aloof from his constituents and doesn't listen enough to their c...

 
 

Kansas campaigns to force Kobach off radio show

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:34:48

Kansas campaigns to force Kobach off radio show

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he expects to give up hosting a Sunday night radio talk show while he campaigns for re-election. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports it's not Kobach's choice to drop out of the two-hour program on Kansas City station KCMO-AM. Federal regulations allow ...

 
 

Kansas businessman still fighting $42M tax bill

By associated-press On Sat, 31 May 2014 21:40:29

Kansas businessman still fighting $42M tax bill

A prominent southeast Kansas businessman and his wife are locked in a dispute over a $42 million tax bill and questions over which state they resided nearly a decade ago. For the past two years, Gene Bicknell has fought the tax bill that was levied based on where he lived at the time of the 2006 ...

 
 

Quivira to remain closed when whoopers arrive

By associated-press On Sat, 31 May 2014 21:36:29

Quivira to remain closed when whoopers arrive

Under a new plan, a federal wildlife refuge in south-central Kansas will remain closed to hunting when whooping cranes are migrating through, but hunters will get a chance to go after deer and turkey in the refuge. The plan approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Quivira National W...

 
 

Opening of world’s tallest waterslide pushed back

By associated-press On Sat, 31 May 2014 21:31:33

Opening of world’s tallest waterslide pushed back

The opening of the world's tallest waterslide has been pushed back again as Schlitterbahn water park crews continue to tweak the attraction. Schlitterbahn officials on Friday announced the Verruckt is now slated to open June 29. The Kansas City Star reports the slide initially was to open May 23,...

 
 
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