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Central Kansas Foundation Project Gets $200,000 Boost

By ksal-staff On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:28:27

Central Kansas Foundation Project Gets $200,000 Boost

A Salina organization that cooperates with multiple agencies in treating substance abuse is a little closer toward a fundraising goal that will make a planned expansion project a reality. The Central Kansas Foundation announced Wednesday a $200,000 donation from the Mabee Foundation in support of...

 
 

Man Threatens Couple with Pellet Gun

By ksal-staff On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:10:20

Man Threatens Couple with Pellet Gun

A woman calls for help after a domestic dispute turns violent. Police officers were called to the 400 block of S.8th just after 9pm on Tuesday evening after an argument between three roommates escalated. Police arrested 21-year-old Camryn Culifer after he allegedly pointed a pellet pistol at a...

 
 

Two Officers Promoted

By ksal-staff On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:43:39

Two Officers Promoted

The Salina Police Department is promoting two longtime officers to the rank of Sergeant. In a news release, Chief Brad Nelson has announced that Sean Furbeck and Gary Hanus will be promoted on Friday to Sergeant and assigned to the Patrol Division. Furbeck is a 25-year veteran of SPD and has w...

 
 

Salina Man Involved In Fatal Crash

By ksal-staff On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:50:40

Salina Man Involved In Fatal Crash

A Salina man was hurt in a head-on crash early Wednesday morning that killed another man. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 55-year-old Gerald Wolken from Greeley, Kansas, was driving a 1988 Ford F 250 pickup truck headed west on Kansas 68 Highway. He swerved left of center and hit an oncom...

 
 

Lottery Spending Up, Casino Down

By associated-press On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:33:45

Lottery Spending Up, Casino Down

Kansans spent more than a million dollars more last year to buy lottery tickets than they did the previous year. But revenues were down at two of the state's three casinos. The Kansas Lottery's report to the Legislature Tuesday shows sales of lottery tickets totaled $245.7 million last year. T...

 
 

“Commodity Classic” Farm Event

By associated-press On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:31:09

“Commodity Classic” Farm Event

Kansas farm groups are planning to gather next month for their annual Commodity Classic convention. The free event begins at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 6 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan. Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey will be speaking at a joint morning session with the Women Ma...

 
 

Capital Murder Trial Scheduled

By associated-press On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:28:08

Capital Murder Trial Scheduled

A man will face a capital murder charge when he is tried next year in the fatal shooting of a Topeka police officer. Ross Preston Lane was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing Tuesday in the death of Topeka police Cpl. Jason Harwood. The trial was scheduled for Jan. 11. Coroner Cha...

 
 

Low Oil Prices Bad For State Revenue

By associated-press On Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:19:55

Low Oil Prices Bad For State Revenue

Although falling gas prices are reducing the amount of oil severance taxes Kansas is expected to collect, state lawmakers say there's a bright spot to the otherwise dim projections. Residents will have more money in their pockets to spend on other things. Kansas Legislative Research Department ec...

 
 

New Saline County Commission Meets

By toddpittenger On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:15:01

New Saline County Commission Meets

Among other things, the Saline County Commission reorganized when the new 5-person board met for their first scheduled meeting Tuesday. Monte Shadwick is the new commission chair, Jim Gile is the vice-chair, and John Price is the secretary. After discussing reorganization, commissioners then d...

 
 

Kansas Birth Rate in 2013 Lowest Since Recording Began

By ksal-staff On Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:07:25

Kansas Birth Rate in 2013 Lowest Since Recording Began

An annual report says the Kansas birth rate in 2013 was the lowest since the state began keeping birth records in 1912. The Wichita Eagle reports an annual vital statistics reports says the Kansas rate was 13.4 per 1,000, a drop of 4.3 percent from 2012. Kansas State professor Laszlo Kulcsar, ...

 
 
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