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Catholic group urges tougher laws for payday loans

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 12:11:00

Catholic group urges tougher laws for payday loans

A group representing Catholic bishops in Kansas wants lawmakers to approve tougher state regulators for payday lenders. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas Catholic Conference executive director Michael Schuttloffel says the short-term, high-interest rate loans take advantage of people's desper...

 
 

Basketball Team Van Crashes

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 05:01:52

Basketball Team Van Crashes

Snow that began falling Saturday evening quickly made travel dangerous across parts of Kansas. Slick roads contributed to multiple slide offs and crashes. A van carrying players from the Brown Mackie college basketball team was among those that crashed. Coach Francis Flax tells KSAL News that the...

 
 

Current Road / Weather Conditions

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 04:58:58

Current Road / Weather Conditions

Snow that fell across Central Kansas ended early Sunday morning only to be replaced by bitter cold Arctic air. According to the National Weather Service, Arctic high pressure will settle south across the area Sunday into Sunday night. Temperatures will hover around 20 degrees below normal for early...

 
 

4 Topeka officers cleared in Dec. 13 shooting

By associated-press On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 19:10:17

4 Topeka officers cleared in Dec. 13 shooting

Four Topeka police officers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in the deadly shooting of a suspect. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor said Friday that the officers acted in self-defense on Dec. 13 when they fatally shot 19-year-old Joseph Michael Rodriguez of Topeka. The Topek...

 
 

Kansas inaugural festivities to have familiar feel

By associated-press On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 19:07:49

Kansas inaugural festivities to have familiar feel

Festivities leading up to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's swearing-in for a second term should have a familiar feel to them. The Republican governor's inaugural committee is sticking with the template from his first inauguration four years ago. Community service events next week will lead up to a ...

 
 

Westar, KCP&L to seek rate increases in 2015

By associated-press On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 19:05:54

Westar, KCP&L to seek rate increases in 2015

Westar Energy and Kansas City Power & Light will both ask for rate increases in 2015 to recover some of the costs of environmental upgrades at the LaCygne power plant. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the companies, which co-own the plant in Linn County, spent $1.2 billion on the upgra...

 
 

K-State Alamo Bowl Rally Falls Short

By mikehammett On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 04:12:58

K-State Alamo Bowl Rally Falls Short

UCLA held off a furious second half rally by Kansas State on Friday night in the Alamo Bowl, as the No. 14 Bruins picked up a 40-35 win over the No. 11 Wildcats in San Antonio at the Alamodome. UCLA established its dominance early, as quarterback Brett Hundley orchestrated a magnificent opening dri...

 
 

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

By associated-press On Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:06:24

Report Shows Improved Midwest Economic Outlook

A monthly report shows an improved economic outlook over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states. A survey report issued Friday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index jumped to 54.4 in December from 51.3 in November. The survey results from supply man...

 
 

1 Dead, 1 injured in Fire in Hays

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 17:19:10

1 Dead, 1 injured in Fire in Hays

A fire at a Hays apartment left one person dead and another injured. Hays officials say the fire was reported about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. KAKE-TV reports firefighters and police pulled two women from the apartment. A 56-year-old woman later died. The condition of the other victim, a 58-year-old ...

 
 

Police: Quiet New Year’s Eve

By ksal-staff On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:51:04

Police: Quiet New Year’s Eve

Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that overall, calls and disturbances were down as celebrations around Salina were relatively quiet. Sweeney says there were only a few complaints about fireworks being discharged, but no DUI arrests were made. Officers out during a special Imp...

 
 
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