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KC fire departments in both cities court diversity

By associated-press On Sun, 25 May 2014 16:26:33

KC fire departments in both cities court diversity

Kansas City fire departments on both sides of the state line say they aren't having much success in their efforts to diversify their ranks. The Kansas City Star reports the most recent graduation of new Kansas City, Kansas, firefighters had only one woman and no African-Americans in a class of 26...

 
 

Spirit Aerosystems in hunt for defense work

By associated-press On Sun, 25 May 2014 16:23:09

Spirit Aerosystems in hunt for defense work

The Wichita aircraft parts maker created when Boeing Co. spun off its commercial airplane business is looking to expand its work for the military. Spirit Aerosystems is a major supplier of fuselages and other components for planes built by Boeing and Airbus. The Wichita Eagle reports the compa...

 
 

Kansas man honors fallen soldiers with carving

By associated-press On Sun, 25 May 2014 16:14:17

Kansas man honors fallen soldiers with carving

A south-central Kansas man has found an unusual way to help veterans and honor fallen soldiers. Philip Crabtree, of Clearwater, carved an intricately detailed fallen soldier sculpture out of red cedar. He takes the 4-foot sculpture enclosed in a glass case to funerals for military veterans, where...

 
 

Sweet Makers Want Names Off E Cigarettes

By associated-press On Sun, 25 May 2014 14:15:21

Sweet Makers Want Names Off E Cigarettes

Some makers of the liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes are using notable brand names like Thin Mint, Tootsie Roll and Cinnamon Toast Crunch to sell their wares. Now the owners of those trademarks are fighting back to make sure their brands aren't being used to sell an addictive drug or ...

 
 

First Saline County Drug Court Class To Graduate

By ksal-staff On Sun, 25 May 2014 14:09:00

First Saline County Drug Court Class To Graduate

Salina is preparing to graduate its first drug court class. According to Saline County District Court Officials, the Saline County Drug Court will hold a graduation ceremony on June 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Saline County Courthouse, courtroom 301. The Hon. Jared Johnson, District Court Judge, will...

 
 

Former Kansas police officer dies at Missouri lake

By associated-press On Sun, 25 May 2014 12:31:47

Former Kansas police officer dies at Missouri lake

A former Wichita police officer died after an accident at Table Rock Lake in southwest Missouri. Southern Stone County fire officials say 36-year-old Shane Little died Friday afternoon after a fall near the Aunts Creek campground on the lake. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Little and a...

 
 

Pyle mulls joining Kansas US Senate primary

By associated-press On Sat, 24 May 2014 21:29:29

Pyle mulls joining Kansas US Senate primary

A conservative Republican state senator from northeast Kansas is launching an exploratory committee to consider challenging incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts in the August primary. Sen. Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha said Friday he is asking residents to help him decide in the next 10 days if he should join Le...

 
 

Roth withdraws from race against Huelskamp

By associated-press On Sat, 24 May 2014 21:24:18

Roth withdraws from race against Huelskamp

Former state Rep. Kent Roth of Ellinwood has withdrawn from the GOP primary race in the 1st Congressional District of western and central Kansas. Roth, an Ellinwood attorney, said Friday he plans to support Alan LaPolice, a Clyde farmer and educator, in the GOP primary against incumbent Rep. Tim ...

 
 

Lindsborg Man Hurt In Crash

By ksal-staff On Sat, 24 May 2014 13:34:11

Lindsborg Man Hurt In Crash

A Lindsborg man is hurt in a single vehicle crash in rural Pottawatomie County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Brad Anderson of Lindsborg was driving a Ford F350 pickup truck south on K 99 Highway. The passenger side wheels dropped off the west side of the road. Anderson over...

 
 

Memorial Day Events Include National Guard

By ksal-staff On Sat, 24 May 2014 11:30:51

Memorial Day Events Include National Guard

Members of the Kansas National Guard will attend and participate in Memorial Day events at multiple communities around the state. According to the agency, a couple of events are scheduled on Saturday, while the rest wile be on Monday. The following events are scheduled for Saturday: Topeka ...

 
 
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