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Thousands Pay Tribute To Slain Child

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:25:39

Thousands Pay Tribute To Slain Child

Thousands of people holding flickering candles marched through Springfield to remember a 10-year-old girl who was kidnapped and killed less than a week ago. The Springfield News-Leader reports family members of Hailey Owens led the procession Saturday night while onlookers filled sidewalks....

 
 

UPDATE: Pilot Killed In Plane Crash

By ksal-staff On Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:08:32

UPDATE: Pilot Killed In Plane Crash

The Kansas Highway Patrol says a doctor died in the crash of a small plane in western Kansas. The patrol says the plane went down Saturday evening in a field in Greeley County, about 11 miles west of Tribune. The pilot, 63-year-old Dr. Randall Fahrenholtz of Tribune, died at a hospital. No one...

 
 

“Storm Fury” Coming To Salina This Week

By toddpittenger On Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:30:24

“Storm Fury” Coming To Salina This Week

A "Storm Fury On The Plains" will roll into Salina this week. National Weather Service Meteorologist Chance Hayes will be in town to present the agency's annual spring severe weather safety and spotter classes. Those who attend will learn the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, t...

 
 

Kansas death penalty debate shifts to House panel

By associated-press On Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:38:01

Kansas death penalty debate shifts to House panel

A Kansas House committee plans to hold informational hearings on a bill that would shorten the appeals process for inmates sentenced to die for capital murder, despite concerns the measure should get a broader review. The measure passed the Senate on Feb. 13 and was sent to the House this w...

 
 

Kansas tea party group renews push for anti-gay bill

By associated-press On Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:20:46

Kansas tea party group renews push for anti-gay bill

A Wichita-based tea party group is trying to resurrect a bill that would allow service refusal to same-sex couples on religious grounds, saying the bill is as much about gay rights as it is to protect the rights of Christians. Kansans for Liberty leader Craig Gabel says in an email to "co...

 
 

Citizenship bill worries Kansas school district

By associated-press On Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:19:18

Citizenship bill worries Kansas school district

A Kansas Republican's proposal to track the citizenship status of public schoolchildren worries administrators in one of the state's most diverse districts. The bill by House Republican Allan Rothlisberg would require children enrolling in a public school for the first time to present proo...

 
 

Legislators Return Home For Q & A

By toddpittenger On Sat, 22 Feb 2014 15:52:56

Legislators Return Home For Q & A

Salina area legislators were back home Saturday to provide an update on the 2014 legislative session. Senator Tom Arpke and State Representatives Steven Johnson, Diana Dierks, and J.R. Claeys all participated in a question and answer session at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. Each legislator...

 
 

SE Kansas losing emergency shelter for families

By ksal-staff On Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:31:16

SE Kansas losing emergency shelter for families

An emergency shelter for homeless families in 11 southeast Kansas counties is expected to close at the end of March. The CHOICES shelter in Pittsburg is operated by the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program and serves about 300 people a year. Officials of the nonprofit organization announc...

 
 

Man charged in death of fan at Arrowhead Stadium

By associated-press On Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:18:30

Man charged in death of fan at Arrowhead Stadium

A Missouri man is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Kansas City Chiefs fan in an Arrowhead Stadium parking lot. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the charge Friday against 23-year-old Joshua T. Bradley of Independence. He was arrested early Friday and is ...

 
 

Zoo Welcomes New Twin Tamarins

By ksal-staff On Fri, 21 Feb 2014 23:15:54

Zoo Welcomes New Twin Tamarins

Rolling Hills Zoo welcomes a couple of new arrivals. The zoo announced Friday afternoon the birth of twin baby cotton-top tamarins. The two healthy babies were born Wednesday morning. The newborns are the third set of twins for Lilly, a four-year-old female and Eddy, who is eight years old. ...

 
 
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