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Friday Night Saturation Patrol Planned

By ksal-staff On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:35:06

Friday Night Saturation Patrol Planned

Extra officers will be on Saline County roads looking for drunk drivers tonight. The Saline County Sheriff’s Office is planning a saturation patrol. According to the agency, deputies participate in a DUI Task Force in an effort to decrease the amount of intoxicated drivers on the street. Dep...

 
 

Kansas Flu Season Winding Down

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:21:02

Kansas Flu Season Winding Down

State health officials say this year's flu season is winding down in Kansas, and this season won't be as severe as last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports Kansas has gone from having widespread flu to regional flu. Robert Moser, secretary of the Kansas Department o...

 
 

Student Injures School Staffer

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:20:54

Student Injures School Staffer

An 18-year-old student at an alternative school in Topeka is facing juvenile charges following an attack on a paraprofessional. The incident happened Wednesday at Capital City School, which serves students with behavioral and emotional issues. The victim, who is in her 60s, suffered rib and sh...

 
 

Renewable Energy Regulation Changes Discussed

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:18:07

Renewable Energy Regulation Changes Discussed

Kansas legislators are considering changes in a state energy regulation to balance the interests of utility companies with those who use renewable fuel sources. At issue is a practice known as net metering, in which individuals or businesses generate their own electricity and sell excess power to...

 
 

Senate Panel Wants To Limit Open Records Fees

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:15:46

Senate Panel Wants To Limit Open Records Fees

A Kansas Senate committee wants to limit the fees charged by state and local agencies when they fulfill requests to produce public records. The Federal and State Affairs Committee approved a records-fee bill on a voice vote Thursday, sending the measure to the full Senate for debate. The state...

 
 

Citizen Group Forms To Support School Bond Effort

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:34:58

Citizen Group Forms To Support School Bond Effort

A group of citizens come together in support of the proposed USD 305 school bonds. Organizers say that the goal of the "Now is the Time" group is to help Salina citizens better understand the need for school improvements, and to understand the April 8, 2014, mail-in bond election. The committ...

 
 

Buckle Up stay S.A.F.E.

By ksal-staff On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:21:18

Buckle Up stay S.A.F.E.

Local law enforcement is heading back to school - to encourage students to buckle up. Saline County Sheriff's Office Prevention Deputy Scott Trembly tells KSAL News that beginning next week deputies will be extra vigilant when patrolling around schools. "We'll be looking for those occupants who a...

 
 

Eisenhower Memorial Unchanged, Despite Objections

By associated-press On Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:02:03

Eisenhower Memorial Unchanged, Despite Objections

Architect Frank Gehry is maintaining key elements of his design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, despite criticism from a federal arts panel and outside groups. Gehry's Los Angeles-based team presented revisions Thursday to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. B...

 
 

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...

 
 
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