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Number Of Kansas Farms Shrink, Size Grows

By associated-press On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:59:39

Number Of Kansas Farms Shrink, Size Grows

The newly released 2012 Census of Agriculture shows the number of Kansas farms has decreased but those that remain are larger. The National Agriculture Statistics Service reported Thursday that the average number of farms in Kansas in 2012 was 61,773. That is down 6 percent from the 2007 census....

 
 

Fire Damages Salina Home

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:37:34

Fire Damages Salina Home

Careless smoking is blamed as a cause to a fire early Thursday morning in Salina. According to the Salina Fire Department, at 5:15 in the morning crews responded to a house fire at 507 N. 12th. In a news release Fire Inspector Troy Long said “the occupants inside the home were alerted to the...

 
 

Police Investigating Home Burglary

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:00:48

Police Investigating Home Burglary

Salina Police are investigating a residential burglary. Police Captain Mike Sweeney says that sometime between 11:20 in the morning and 12:27 in the afternoon, a home at 420 East Otis was broken into. Forced entry was made via a window. Items taken include an X-Box 360 video game system, a gam...

 
 

Morbid Obesity Prohibits Travel

By joan-jerkovich On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:00:35

Morbid Obesity Prohibits Travel

I love my wife of 26 years but it has been hard watching her gain weight over the years. She is now what her Doctor calls morbidly obese. While I’m happy with our life together and her weight doesn’t cause many problems at home, or we’ve just learned to adjust, when we travel her weight is a p...

 
 

Grocers Renew Push For Liquor Sales

By associated-press On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:28:01

Grocers Renew Push For Liquor Sales

Kansas legislators are facing another push to phase in sales of strong beer, wine and liquor at grocery and convenience stores. The House commerce committee had a hearing Wednesday on a bill to allow liquor store owners to sell their licenses to other retailers in the same county, starting in Jul...

 
 

Atlas Maps Status Of Kansas Lakes

By associated-press On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:24:14

Atlas Maps Status Of Kansas Lakes

A new atlas published by the Kansas Biological Survey provides information about the health of nearly 80 lakes and reservoirs around the state. The 240-page document compiles data and observations by the survey staff over more than a decade. It includes information about the condition of the lake...

 
 

Judge Warns Against Further Retaliation

By associated-press On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:21:38

Judge Warns Against Further Retaliation

A federal judge has warned a Canadian man convicted of identity theft against filing any more legal actions against people who testified against him in the criminal case. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten stopped short Wednesday of issuing the formal injunction sought by prosecutors against 58...

 
 

Charges Filed In Radio Station Murder

By associated-press On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:16:47

Charges Filed In Radio Station Murder

A 31-year-old Wichita man is charged with first-degree murder in the death of an employee of Steckline Communications. Antwon D. Banks Sr. was charged Wednesday in the Feb. 9 death of 25-year-old Daniel Flores. Banks made his first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court Wednesday via a v...

 
 

Kansas House Panel Shortens, Adopts Climate Measure

By associated-press On Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:53:55

Kansas House Panel Shortens, Adopts Climate Measure

A Kansas House committee has approved a resolution protesting President Barack Obama's plan on climate change after stripping out language suggesting the science behind it is flawed. The Energy and Environment Committee's voice vote Tuesday sends the measure to the House for debate. The nonbin...

 
 

Kansas House Panel to Review School Standards Bill

By associated-press On Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:48:03

Kansas House Panel to Review School Standards Bill

A Kansas House committee is preparing to consider legislation that would bar use of the Common Core standards for reading and math in public schools. The bill scheduled for a hearing Wednesday by the House Education Committee would also create an advisory group to help develop new guidelines for ...

 
 
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