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Black Friday Sales Declining

By associated-press On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:26:40

Black Friday Sales Declining

The crowds of bargain hunters that rush through store doors the day after Thanksgiving have thinned out. U.S. shoppers spent $9.1 billion at stores on Black Friday, according to data out Saturday from research firm ShopperTrak. That's a drop of 7 percent compared with the same day last year. B...

 
 

Researchers developing breath test for pot

By associated-press On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:40:36

Researchers developing breath test for pot

Researchers at Washington State University are working on a breath test to determine if a driver is under the influence of marijuana. The News Tribune reports that law enforcement officers have a test for alcohol, but they don't have a tool to test for marijuana impairment. Right now, officers mu...

 
 

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

By associated-press On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:35:04

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, nearly four months after the confrontation that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation. Darren Wilson has been on administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting. His resignat...

 
 

Outlook of high cattle prices headlines convention

By associated-press On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:30:31

Outlook of high cattle prices headlines convention

Cattlemen from across Kansas will be converging in Wichita next week for the annual convention of the Kansas Livestock Association amid all-time high cattle prices. The three-day event that begins Wednesday touches on nutrition, cattle markets and retail sales. Thursday will feature a presenta...

 
 

Some Colleges Starting Food Pantries

By associated-press On Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:34:09

Some Colleges Starting Food Pantries

Several colleges in Kansas and Missouri are starting food pantries to help students survive the ever-increasing costs of higher education. In Kansas, Emporia State University and Washburn University opened pantries this month, while Pittsburg State opened one in October. The Kansas City Star repo...

 
 

“Black Friday” Prelude To “Small Business Saturday”

By ksal-staff On Sat, 29 Nov 2014 14:00:18

“Black Friday” Prelude To “Small Business Saturday”

Shoppers can make a big difference in their local communities by supporting Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the Saturday after Thanksgiving and Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to h...

 
 

Shelter focuses on pets for Black Friday

By ksal-staff On Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:43:03

Shelter focuses on pets for Black Friday

A Kansas shelter is offering Black Friday deals on hard-to-adopt black pets. The Wichita Eagle reports that black animals often are overlooked at shelters in part because of superstition. The Kansas Humane Society is offering black or mostly black pets for free from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The ...

 
 

Kansas Farm Bureau event to focus on public policy

By associated-press On Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:39:57

Kansas Farm Bureau event to focus on public policy

More than 1,000 farmers are expected to gather in Manhattan next week to layout the roadmap for public policy issues the Kansas Farm Bureau members consider of importance to agriculture. Among the featured speakers for the two-day event that begins Monday is American Farm Bureau Federation Presid...

 
 

Ferguson protest disrupts huge St. Louis-area mall

By associated-press On Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:37:29

Ferguson protest disrupts huge St. Louis-area mall

Demonstrators have disrupted business at a large suburban St. Louis shopping mall to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson. At least 200 protesters gathered on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday at the G...

 
 

Salina Crime Stoppers 11-28-14

By ksal-staff On Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:12:57

Salina Crime Stoppers 11-28-14

Between 2:00 PM on November 7, 2014 and 12:00 PM on November 9, 2014 a residential burglary was committed at 2810 S. Ohio. Unknown person or persons entered the residence by unknown means and took $50 and two Vizio flat screen TVs. Loss is estimated at over $1,200. If you have any informatio...

 
 
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