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Kansas black leaders agree on legislative, election agenda

By associated-press On Mon, 23 Nov 2015 02:43:22

Kansas black leaders agree on legislative, election agenda

A group of African-American leaders are calling for expanding Medicaid, repealing restrictive voting laws, reforming criminal sentencing and putting more restrictions on payday lenders. The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1NjK5bp) reports that the agenda was adopted Saturday in Topeka. It w...

 
 

Group says youth drug overdoses up in Kansas

By associated-press On Mon, 23 Nov 2015 02:41:10

Group says youth drug overdoses up in Kansas

A study by a nonprofit health advocacy group says youth drug overdose rates are up in Kansas, but remain lower than the national rate. The study released Thursday by Trust for America's Health shows that Kansas' overall drug overdose death rate for 12- to 25-year-olds was 5.9 deaths for every 100...

 
 

Zoo Offers ‘Drop N’ Shop’ Event

By ksal-staff On Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:00:32

Zoo Offers ‘Drop N’ Shop’  Event

Rolling Hills Zoo hopes that a new Black Friday event will be a hit with both children, and their parents. The zoo invites parents to drop off their children on the day after Thanksgiving, and then head back to town to hit the stores for a little shopping. Zoo Director of Development and Marketin...

 
 

Toy Run Roars Through Salina

By toddpittenger On Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:46:59

Toy Run Roars Through Salina

Several hundred bikers roared across Salina Sunday afternoon. For the 29th year in a row area bikers collected and delivered toys for Salina children. Riders on the past endured bitter cold at the event. That was not the case this year. Though it was a little chilly, the sun was shining and the t...

 
 

Man Arrested in Deadly Stabbing of Mayetta Woman

By staff On Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:42:14

Man Arrested in Deadly Stabbing of Mayetta Woman

A man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a woman in northeast Kansas. A news release says the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and the Potawatomi Tribal Police responded to the stabbing around 12:45 a.m. Saturday near Mayetta. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the victim was identifi...

 
 

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 ...

 
 
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