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Preliminary data: Big increase in Kansas tornadoes in 2015

By associated-press On Mon, 04 Jan 2016 02:49:23

Preliminary data: Big increase in Kansas tornadoes in 2015

The National Weather Service says its preliminary data shows Kansas had 124 confirmed tornadoes in 2015 - 83 more than in 2014. The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/1PA2Ftl) the number of tornadoes last year tied for the fourth highest number since 1990. Eric Metzger, a meteorologist in ...

 
 

Kansas couple ordered to stand trial in sex assault case

By associated-press On Mon, 04 Jan 2016 02:47:26

Kansas couple ordered to stand trial in sex assault case

A Topeka, Kansas, couple has been ordered to stand trial on charges that they sexually assaulted a child since 2008. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1O1A0uH) reports that 37-year-old Kenneth Seel and 34-year-old Tiffany Seel are to stand trial on felony counts of rape, aggravated indece...

 
 

Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $400 Million

By associated-press On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:52:50

Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $400 Million

Lottery officials say there was no grand prize winner in the first Powerball drawing of the year that also offers one of the biggest prizes in the game's history. The jackpot in Saturday's drawing had grown to $334 million, the 12th largest in Powerball history. The lump-sum cash prize for the wi...

 
 

Milestone Year For Community Foundation

By ksal-staff On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 13:23:34

Milestone Year For Community Foundation

In 2014, the Greater Salina Community Foundation hit a major milestone when its assets topped $150 million dollars.   The Foundation has just announced that it has reached another significant milestone in 2015, the awarding of a total of $50 million in grants and scholarships since its inception i...

 
 

Search continues for Missing Country Singer in North Oklahoma

By staff On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:58:46

Search continues for Missing Country Singer in North Oklahoma

The search at a northern Oklahoma lake for a missing country music singer from Arkansas has been suspended for the night. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it called off the search for 29-year-old Craig Strickland because of darkness. The patrol said it used rescue dogs and boats in the search ...

 
 

Woman Robbed in Wichita Hotel Room

By staff On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:56:13

Woman Robbed in Wichita Hotel Room

Wichita police are investigating after a 19-year-old woman reported being robbed at gunpoint inside her hotel room. The Wichita Eagle reports the robbery was reported early Saturday at a west Wichita hotel. Wichita police Sergeant Joe Kennedy says the victim told police she answered the door t...

 
 

No 2016 Applications for Kansas School Program

By staff On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:54:48

No 2016 Applications for Kansas School Program

A Kansas program that waives state laws and regulations for participating schools will remain its current size in 2016. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports no school districts applied to join the Coalition of Innovative School Districts in 2016. The Legislature created the Coalition of Innovative ...

 
 

Tea Party Congressman Faces GOP Foes in Kansas 1st District

By staff On Sun, 03 Jan 2016 11:51:18

Tea Party Congressman Faces GOP Foes in Kansas 1st District

Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp believes his political fortunes shifted when the U.S. House named a new speaker. He's picked up some clout among fellow Republicans but doesn't plan to tone down the firebrand conservatism that has made him a tea party favorite. But his combative style still ir...

 
 

Welcome Rains Lead to Drop in Water Use Violations

By associated-press On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 19:29:52

Welcome Rains Lead to Drop in Water Use Violations

A state official says abundant rainfall last year helped reduce the number of water use violators in Kansas. The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/1PzN9xM) that Kansas Department of Agriculture data show 10 Kansas irrigators were fined in 2015 for tampering with their water meter or falsifyi...

 
 

Man Faces 15 Counts in Kansas City Shooting Rampage

By staff On Sat, 02 Jan 2016 13:05:32

Man Faces 15 Counts in Kansas City Shooting Rampage

A 25-year-old Kansas City man is charged with second-degree murder and 14 other felonies after a home invasion and shooting rampage that left one person dead, another injured and bullet holes in vehicles and houses near the crime scene. Vincent Jackson is charged with killing 17-year-old Gabriel ...

 
 
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