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Statehouse Renovation Ceremony Planned for Kansas Day

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:37:49

Statehouse Renovation Ceremony Planned for Kansas Day

A fixture on the Topeka skyline for more than three years is coming down as renovation of the Kansas Statehouse nears completion. The towering blue crane was used to carry building materials to the capitol roof and dome, including massive steel beams used to support scaffolding. Statehouse arc...

 
 

Ag Department Investigating Cattle Thefts

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:27:44

Ag Department Investigating Cattle Thefts

The Kansas Department of Agriculture is helping investigate three separate thefts of cattle in Stafford County. The department's division of animal health says three groups of cattle were stolen between Dec. 3 and Dec. 4. The first group included 11 heifers, all solid black with black and whit...

 
 

Burglars Steal TV and More

By ksal-staff On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:16:13

Burglars Steal TV and More

Salina Police are investigating a residential burglary. Officers were called to the 400 block of West South on Thursday afternoon at about 3:30pm after a homeowner returned to his house to discover a game controller and TV missing. Police say there was no sign of forced entry but someone appar...

 
 

3 of 4 People in Ellis County Drug Sweep Plea

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:05:27

3 of 4 People in Ellis County Drug Sweep Plea

Three of four people arrested in a September drug bust in Ellis County that netted 2.5 pounds of crystal methamphetamine have accepted plea deals. Thirty-nine-year-old Rick Grecian of Hays on Wednesday agreed to enter an Alford plea to three counts of felony distribution of methamphetamine and on...

 
 

Smoky Hill Museum Holiday Open House Saturday

By ksal-staff On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:58:08

Smoky Hill Museum Holiday Open House Saturday

The Smoky Hill Museum is hosting a holiday open house this weekend. According to the museum, there will be festive fun for the entire family. Planned activities include carriage rides, a pioneer Santa, music, crafts, and refreshments. Special music by Salina singer and songwriter Ann Zimmerman...

 
 

Better Business Bureau Warns Of Online Scam

By ksal-staff On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:49:04

Better Business Bureau Warns Of Online Scam

The Better Business Bureau is warning of on-line fraudulent websites using their logo. According to the agency, in the past year, Better Business Bureau has shut down more than one hundred fraudulent websites that illegally steal the famous BBB logo and imply they are legitimate sites. A not...

 
 

Westar Warns Of Fraudulent Phone Calls

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:33:37

Westar Warns Of Fraudulent Phone Calls

Westar Energy says it has received several reports from customers of fraudulent calls from scammers posing as employees of the Topeka-based electric utility. The company says the scammers are targeting Spanish-speaking customers and businesses. In most cases, the caller claims to be a customer...

 
 

Baker University names new president

By ksal-staff On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:48:22

Baker University names new president

Baker University has named a top administrator from Gallaudet University as its next president. The private university in northeast Kansas announced the appointment of Lynne Murray on Thursday. She will succeed Pat Long, who's retiring next year. Murray is currently Gallaudet's vice president ...

 
 

Pittsburg St. to host engineering competition

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:44:29

Pittsburg St. to host engineering competition

Thousands of engineering students from the U.S. and abroad are expected to head to Pittsburg State University next May for a vehicle design competition. The Joplin Globe reports it will be the second time in four years that the school has hosted a Baja SAE-Kansas competition. The events are spons...

 
 

Ice Friday’ bears down on Texas, much of Midwest

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:40:29

Ice Friday’ bears down on Texas, much of Midwest

As a wintry blast makes its way across the nation, Texas prepared for what one hardware store manager called "Ice Friday." Schools canceled Friday classes and airlines canceled hundreds of Friday flights one day after shoppers by the thousands jammed store aisles for supplies. Forecasters issu...

 
 
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