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Longtime ESPN Anchor Dies

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 16:45:57

Longtime ESPN Anchor Dies

Stuart Scott, the longtime "SportsCenter" anchor and ESPN personality known for his enthusiasm and ubiquity, died Sunday. He was 49. Scott had fought cancer since a diagnosis in late 2007, the network said, but remained dedicated to his craft even as he underwent chemotherapy, radiation and surge...

 
 

Snow Followed By Arctic Cold

By toddpittenger On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 14:14:23

Snow Followed By Arctic Cold

Snow that fell across Central Kansas ended early Sunday morning only to be replaced by bitter cold Arctic air. According to the National Weather Service, Arctic high pressure will settle south across the area Sunday into Sunday night. Temperatures will hover around 20 degrees below normal for early...

 
 

Pic of Palin’s son standing on dog draws reaction

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:18:30

Pic of Palin’s son standing on dog draws reaction

A photo of Sarah Palin's young son standing on a dog to reach the kitchen sink is drawing sharp reaction both in support and in protest. The image of Trig, presumably preparing to wash dishes, and the reclining and seemingly relaxed black Lab-type animal is posted on the former Alaska governor's ...

 
 

19-year-old drowns at Tuttle Creek State Park

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:15:21

19-year-old drowns at Tuttle Creek State Park

A 19-year-old man has drowned at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan. The Riley County Police Department identified the victim as Michael Tolsdorf of Manhattan. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that he fell through the ice Friday in the River Pond area. Bystanders collecting firewood in the...

 
 

Catholic group urges tougher laws for payday loans

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:11:00

Catholic group urges tougher laws for payday loans

A group representing Catholic bishops in Kansas wants lawmakers to approve tougher state regulators for payday lenders. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas Catholic Conference executive director Michael Schuttloffel says the short-term, high-interest rate loans take advantage of people's desper...

 
 

Basketball Team Van Crashes

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:01:52

Basketball Team Van Crashes

Snow that began falling Saturday evening quickly made travel dangerous across parts of Kansas. Slick roads contributed to multiple slide offs and crashes. A van carrying players from the Brown Mackie college basketball team was among those that crashed. Coach Francis Flax tells KSAL News that the...

 
 

Current Road / Weather Conditions

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 04:58:58

Current Road / Weather Conditions

Snow that fell across Central Kansas ended early Sunday morning only to be replaced by bitter cold Arctic air. According to the National Weather Service, Arctic high pressure will settle south across the area Sunday into Sunday night. Temperatures will hover around 20 degrees below normal for early...

 
 

4 Topeka officers cleared in Dec. 13 shooting

By associated-press On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 19:10:17

4 Topeka officers cleared in Dec. 13 shooting

Four Topeka police officers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the deadly shooting of a suspect. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor said Friday that the officers acted in self-defense on Dec. 13 when they fatally shot 19-year-old Joseph Michael Rodriguez of Topeka. The Topek...

 
 

Kansas inaugural festivities to have familiar feel

By associated-press On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 19:07:49

Kansas inaugural festivities to have familiar feel

Festivities leading up to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's swearing-in for a second term should have a familiar feel to them. The Republican governor's inaugural committee is sticking with the template from his first inauguration four years ago. Community service events next week will lead up to a ...

 
 

Westar, KCP&L to seek rate increases in 2015

By associated-press On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 19:05:54

Westar, KCP&L to seek rate increases in 2015

Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light will both ask for rate increases in 2015 to recover some of the costs of environmental upgrades at the LaCygne power plant. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the companies, which co-own the plant in Linn County, spent $1.2 billion on the upgra...

 
 
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