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Peterson Brothers Honored With Award

By ksal-staff On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:30:54

Peterson Brothers Honored With Award

"Service" would be a common theme among the five Kansans who were recognized at a Feb. 19 luncheon by Kansas State University's Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development as 2014 Leaders of the Year. "Whether advocating for agriculture on social media, adding value to honey as an energy f...

 
 

Arrests In Copper Theft Case

By toddpittenger On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:07:48

Arrests In Copper Theft Case

Salina Police arrest a couple of people from Wichita in connection with a copper wire theft. Police Captain Mike Sweeney says that a lock box on a pickup parked at Motel 6 on West Diamond Drive was broken into. Items taken include 150 feet of 2-0 copper wire, and 15 feet of #2 copper wire. Tot...

 
 

Committee Considering Driver’s License Renewal Change

By associated-press On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:26:43

Committee Considering Driver’s License Renewal Change

A Kansas House committee is considering a bill that would allow state residents to renew their driver's licenses for eight years, rather than the current six years. Members of the House Transportation Committee were supportive of the idea Thursday, saying it was partly in response to long lines a...

 
 

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...

 
 
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