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VIDEO: Riders Call Verruckt Scary, Worth Riding Again

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:02:25

VIDEO: Riders Call Verruckt Scary, Worth Riding Again

Early riders on the world's tallest water slide say the Kansas City, Kansas, attraction is as scary as it looks, but they couldn't wait to go down it again. Among those getting a sneak peak at Verruckt at Schlitterbahn Waterpark on Wednesday was Kansas City Mayor Mark Holland, whose security det...

 
 

Prevention Paramount To Avoiding Chikungunya Outbreak

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:12:03

Prevention Paramount To Avoiding Chikungunya Outbreak

Cases of chikungunya continue to rise, with more than 100 people from the United States infected with the mosquito-borne virus that they contracted while out of the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kansas State University's Stephen Higgs, one of the world's l...

 
 

New State Computer System Delayed Again

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:04:28

New State Computer System Delayed Again

The state has again delayed implementation of a new computer system designed to prevent fraud and improve efficiency in applications for social services. The state said Tuesday no firm date is set to take the $135 million computer system online. The program, called KEES, or Kansas Eligibility and...

 
 

Probation For Pastor In Sex Case

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:58:55

Probation For Pastor In Sex Case

A Dodge City pastor will serve three years of probation for sexual battery in a plea deal that dropped six other felony charges, including rape. Eighty-year-old Jerrold Wayne Ketner was sentenced Tuesday. He was arrested in March after a woman who went to him for counseling reported she had been ...

 
 

Man Sentenced For Abusing Infant Son

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:42:37

Man Sentenced For Abusing Infant Son

A Wichita man is going to prison for more than three years for abusing and battering his 3-month-old son. A Sedgwick County judge on Tuesday sentenced Aaron Piland to three years and five months for aggravated battery, plus 32 months for child abuse. The sentences will be served concurrently. ...

 
 

Law Targets Arrest Mugshot Websites

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:32:34

Law Targets Arrest Mugshot Websites

People humiliated by online mugshots of their past arrests will soon have greater legal options. A new law makes it a misdemeanor to publish police booking photos on websites and then seek money to take them photos down. The new crime will be punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. ...

 
 

Abilene Residents First To Buy Legal Pot

By associated-press On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:23:38

Abilene Residents First To Buy Legal Pot

Three Abilene residents were first in line to purchase legal marijuana in Washington. The state on Tuesday became the second state to allow people to buy marijuana legally in the U.S. without a doctor's note as eager customers who lined up outside stores made their purchases and savored the moment. ...

 
 

Kansas Won’t Release Reading, Math Test Results

By associated-press On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:01:07

Kansas Won’t Release Reading, Math Test Results

Kansas won't be issuing any report cards this year on how well its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring. The State Board of Education decided Tuesday not to release any scores. The board's decision means th...

 
 

VIDEO: Giant Waterslide Opens Thursday

By associated-press On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:27:52

VIDEO: Giant Waterslide Opens Thursday

After three delays, the world's tallest water slide is scheduled to open this week. Officials at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, said Tuesday that the public will be able to ride the Verrückt slide on Thursday. The ride was originally scheduled to open on May 23 when the wa...

 
 

Lindsborg Woman on Mercy Ship

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:50:40

Lindsborg Woman on Mercy Ship

Sarah Shultz is on a mission of mercy. The 22-year-old from Lindsborg is currently serving on a floating hospital ship off the coast of Africa aptly named the "Africa Mercy." Shultz joined in on the KSAL Morning News Tuesday through a live satellite call to talk about her experience on board a...

 
 
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