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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...

 
 

K-State Alamo Bowl Rally Falls Short

By mikehammett On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 04:12:58

K-State Alamo Bowl Rally Falls Short

UCLA held off a furious second half rally by Kansas State on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl, as the No. 14 Bruins picked up a 40-35 win over the No. 11 Wildcats in San Antonio at the Alamodome. UCLA established its dominance early, as quarterback Brett Hundley orchestrated a magnificent opening dri...

 
 

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

By associated-press On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:06:24

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

A monthly report shows an improved economic outlook over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states. A survey report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 54.4 in December from 51.3 in November. The survey results from supply man...

 
 

1 Dead, 1 injured in Fire in Hays

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:19:10

1 Dead, 1 injured in Fire in Hays

A fire at a Hays apartment left one person dead and another injured. Hays officials say the fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. KAKE-TV reports firefighters and police pulled two women from the apartment. A 56-year-old woman later died. The condition of the other victim, a 58-year-old ...

 
 

Police: Quiet New Year’s Eve

By ksal-staff On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:51:04

Police: Quiet New Year’s Eve

Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that overall, calls and disturbances were down as celebrations around Salina were relatively quiet. Sweeney says there were only a few complaints about fireworks being discharged, but no DUI arrests were made. Officers out during a special Imp...

 
 

Benefit For Slain Officer’s Family

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:33:21

Benefit For Slain Officer’s Family

Topeka police are sponsoring a benefit for a Kansas corporal killed in the line of duty. A 'Zumbathon' is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Jan. 17 at Washburn University's Lee Arena for Cpl. Jason Harwood's family. Harwood was making a car stop Sept. 7 when Ross Preston Lane opened fire on him. Lane was...

 
 

KU To Study Prairie Chickens

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:24:29

KU To Study Prairie Chickens

The University of Kansas has a $2.1 million contract to study the lesser prairie chicken. The university will work with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to track the federally threatened species in hopes of conserving the birds' habitat. A conservation plan by the associat...

 
 

Early Morning Downtown Topeka Fire

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:21:06

Early Morning Downtown Topeka Fire

Fire crews were fighting a fire in downtown Topeka early Friday morning. Fire Marshal Michael Martin says at least four businesses have been damaged in the fire, which began about 2 a.m. Friday. When firefighters arrived they saw smoke and heavy fire coming from the roof HHB BBQ. Other busines...

 
 

Weekend Wintry Mix

By ksal-staff On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:08:00

Weekend Wintry Mix

A weekend winter storm is expected to impact the area late Friday into Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, A strong low pressure system is expected to lift across the area late Friday night through Saturday. A wintry mix of light freezing rain and sleet is expected to begin Frida...

 
 
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