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Kansas Drought, Poor Harvest Effects National Economy

By ksal-staff On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:26:07

Kansas Drought, Poor Harvest Effects National Economy

The Kansas wheat harvest may be one of the worst on record — and the loss doesn't just hurt Kansas, according to a Kansas State University expert. "The rains came too late to benefit the wheat production, so we may have our lowest wheat harvest on record," said Mary Knapp, service climatologis...

 
 

$12.5 Million Grant Will Help Western Kansas

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:20:59

$12.5 Million Grant Will Help Western Kansas

The University of Kansas Hospital will lead a team working to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes in western Kansas. The hospital announced Wednesday that it had received a $12.5 million, three-year federal grant to lead the effort. The hospital will work with Hays Medical Center an...

 
 

Escapee Sought In Junction City

By ksal-staff On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:18:49

Escapee Sought In Junction City

The Junction City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a wanted fugitive. Seventeen-year-old Marco Eugen Foreman, described as a black male standing 5’8″, weighing 140 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Foreman walked away from a Juvenile Placement Facility in Ju...

 
 

Prisoner Accidentally Released

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:07:28

Prisoner Accidentally Released

Sedgwick County authorities are searching for an inmate who was accidentally released from jail. The sheriff says 33-year-old Chad Alan Engel was booked into the jail July 2 on traffic charges and a warrant from McPherson County for a drug-related conviction. The sheriff's office says in a new...

 
 

Washburn Says Campus Is Safe

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:03:44

Washburn Says Campus Is Safe

The president of Washburn University says the school is "very safe" and sexual assault is rare on the Topeka campus. President Jerry Farley says a federal investigation into the school's handling of sexual violence stems from an alleged sexual assault involving two students. He says such cases ar...

 
 

Hoarders Who Think They’re Just Collectors, What is the Difference?

By joan-jerkovich On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:21

Hoarders Who Think They’re Just Collectors, What is the Difference?

A collector: Takes pride in their possessions Experiences joy in displaying their collections Enjoys talking about their collectables Keeps their collected items well organized and displayed Feels satisfied when adding to their collection Effectively budgets their time spent collecting...

 
 

County To Pay For Voter Birth Records

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:58:44

County To Pay For Voter Birth Records

A northeast Kansas county will pay for copies of birth certificates for some voters needing to document their U.S. citizenship to register if they cannot afford to obtain the records. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew announced the policy Wednesday. Shew said he's addressing what he called an unfai...

 
 

Women’s Rights Supporters Laud Movie

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:54:37

Women’s Rights Supporters Laud Movie

Women's rights activists in Kansas are praising a romantic comedy about abortion. Julie Burkhart, founder of Trust Women and the South Wind Women's Center, says the groups asked that the movie "Obvious Child" be shown in Wichita so the community could it. She says it is time Hollywood portrayed a...

 
 

OIG Outlines Issues at Kansas VA Outreach Clinics

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:50:51

OIG Outlines Issues at Kansas VA Outreach Clinics

The Office of Inspector General for the Veterans Affairs Department has released its recommendations for improvements at the six community-based outpatient clinics across Kansas overseen by the Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita. The recommendations are based in part on a site visit to the Parsons...

 
 

Man Who Killed Salina Teen Dies

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:23:08

Man Who Killed Salina Teen Dies

A man convicted of murdering a Salina teenage girl back in 1984 has died while still incarcerated. According to Kansas Department of Corrections records, 72-year-old Lonnie McKibben died on Saturday. McKibben was incarcerated at the Lansing Correctional Facility. McKibben was convicted of 2n...

 
 
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