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Kansas City Area Mail Thief Sentenced For Crimes

By staff On Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:39:22

Kansas City Area Mail Thief Sentenced For Crimes

A convicted mail thief has been sentenced to federal prison after trying to cash a fraudulent check at a Kansas bank and leading police on a chase. The Kansas City Star reports that 64-year-old Ronald L. Hines has been sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison without parole. Pro...

 
 

Northeast Kansas Chamber Official Faces Theft Charge

By staff On Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:36:54

Northeast Kansas Chamber Official Faces Theft Charge

A former board member for a northeast Kansas chamber of commerce has been charged with embezzling from the organization. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that felony theft, criminal use of a financial card and identity fraud charges were filed Friday in Brown County against 42-year-old Beth Miki...

 
 

Weather Extremes Spur Farmers’ Interest in Cover Crops

By staff On Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:30:25

Weather Extremes Spur Farmers’ Interest in Cover Crops

Weather extremes are reigniting farmers' interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that's gaining renewed popularity in Kansas and other states. Supporters say it's a way to help combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A New York-based environmental group...

 
 

Christmas Season Comes to Salina

By toddpittenger On Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:00:07

Christmas Season Comes to Salina

The spirit of Christmas, and the holiday season, was in the air in Salina on Saturday. Several events throughout town ushered the holiday season to town. The fun began early at the Central Mall with “Breakfast with Santa”. The event featured prizes to go along with breakfast. Of course, the h...

 
 

Help Catching Poachers Sought

By ksal-staff On Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:30:57

Help Catching Poachers Sought

Kansas Game Wardens are asking for the public's help in catching hunters illegally poaching. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, the sad reality is countless numbers of big game animals are illegally killed in Kansas each year. While game wardens make every effort ...

 
 

Foul Play Not Suspected With Body Found in Wichita Park

By ksal-staff On Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:18:03

Foul Play Not Suspected With Body Found in Wichita Park

Police say foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found in a Wichita park. The Wichita Eagle reports that police were called to McAdams Park around 5:30 p.m. Thursday after someone reported finding the body. The man was in his late 60s. Witnesses say he was homeless an...

 
 

Kansas Spending $20M to Dredge John Redmond Reservoir

By ksal-staff On Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:14:15

Kansas Spending $20M to Dredge John Redmond Reservoir

Kansas is spending about $20 million to remove sediment from the reservoir that serves as the primary water source for a nearby nuclear power plant and several communities. The project seeks to remove about 3 million cubic yards of sediment from the bottom of John Redmond Reservoir, which provide...

 
 

2 Teens Arrested in Kansas For Fatal Shooting of Tulsa Girl

By staff On Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:05:15

2 Teens Arrested in Kansas For Fatal Shooting of Tulsa Girl

Two teenagers have been arrested in Kansas in connection with the fatal drive-by shooting of a 16-year-old girl in Tulsa. Tulsa Police say a 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were arrested in Wichita on charges of first-degree murder in the July 17 death of Deouijanae Terry. Police say the s...

 
 

Topeka councilman, wife, charged with abusing children

By associated-press On Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:19:22

Topeka councilman, wife, charged with abusing children

A Topeka City Council member and his wife each has been charged with one felony count and four misdemeanor counts accusing them of abusing some of the 16 children in their care. The Shawnee County prosecutor's office says 34-year-old Jonathan Robert Schumm and 32-year-old Allison Schumm were char...

 
 

Methodists to sponsor Syrian families in Kansas, Nebraska

By associated-press On Sat, 21 Nov 2015 00:16:04

Methodists to sponsor Syrian families in Kansas, Nebraska

The United Methodist Church in Kansas and Nebraska says 35 congregations are willing to sponsor at least one Syrian refugee family. Bishop Scott J. Jones, leader of the church in the two states, announced Friday that the number of participating congregations could increase in the future. Jones...

 
 
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