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Kansas lawmaker Jim Ward announces gubernatorial run

By associated-press On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 13:25:38

Kansas lawmaker Jim Ward announces gubernatorial run

A top Democratic lawmaker says he is joining the crowded race to replace Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback. House Minority Leader Jim Ward of Wichita announced his candidacy Saturday. He had named former Democratic Party chairman Lee Kinch as his campaign treasurer earlier this week. Brownbac...

 
 

Everything You Need to Know About the Eclipse

By ksal-staff On Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:00:40

Everything You Need to Know About the Eclipse

Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday's eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality - where day briefly becomes night - will pass over...

 
 

Hutchinson wind-power plant announces 140 layoffs

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:25:02

Hutchinson wind-power plant announces 140 layoffs

A company that manufactures a part of wind turbines is laying off employees at its Hutchinson plant. Officials with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on Friday announced 140 employees would lose their jobs at its Hutchinson plant in late September. The Spain-based company says the layoffs were p...

 
 

Infected Horses Euthanized

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Aug 2017 18:49:56

Infected Horses Euthanized

Six horses at a Finney County facility will be euthanized after becoming infected with equine infectious anemia. The Kansas Department of Agriculture said in a news release Friday that it was contacted this month about a positive test for the disease. All the exposed horses were tested and five o...

 
 

Kansas couple gets probation after money laundering scheme

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:33:05

Kansas couple gets probation after money laundering scheme

A Kansas couple was sentenced to three years of probation for laundering millions of dollars in suspected drug money through their small town bank. The Hutchinson News reports 71-year-old George Enns and his 69-year-old wife, Agatha Enns, both of Meade, were sentenced Thursday after pleading guil...

 
 

Family mourns mother, daughter killed near Lawrence

By associated-press On Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:30:55

Family mourns mother, daughter killed near Lawrence

The family of a mother and daughter killed in a double murder-suicide near Lawrence is planning a celebration of life for the two. The Lawrence Journal-World reports 36-year-old Erin Berg and her 3-year-old daughter Mazey Berg were found dead Sunday. Police say Mazey's father, 41-year-old Peter S...

 
 

Kansas Boosts Prison Pay Amid Staff Shortages

By associated-press On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:02:13

Kansas Boosts Prison Pay Amid Staff Shortages

Gov. Sam Brownback has announced pay raises at state prisons in the wake of inmate disturbances that have drawn public attention to staff shortages. Uniformed officers across the state would receive about a 5 percent raise. Officers at El Dorado Correctional Facility will see raises of about 10 p...

 
 

Child Calls 911 as Mother is Choked

By ksal-staff On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:43:11

Child Calls 911 as Mother is Choked

A man who forced his way into a former girlfriend's home is in jail after allegedly choking her. Police arrested 40-year-old Joshua G. Capsey of Salina after he reportedly used an old key to unlock the door on her east Salina home - and then defeated a series of bungee cords she used to try and k...

 
 

Woman Arrested in Rape of Boy

By ksal-staff On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:56:19

Woman Arrested in Rape of Boy

A Salina woman was booked into jail on charges of having sex with a 12-year-old boy. Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that authorities learned about an incident that allegedly occurred Monday between 18-year-old Lenora J. Dyke and the pre-teen at her Chapel Ridge Apartment from the b...

 
 

Salina Students to Watch Eclipse

By ksal-staff On Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:54:03

Salina Students to Watch Eclipse

Several schools in Kansas have cancelled classes on Monday in anticipation of Monday's solar eclipse. Salina USD 305 schools are not cancelling classes, but are allowing students and staff to go outside and view it. The district is providing glasses so it can be viewed safely. While it won't be a to...

 
 
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