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By ksal-staff On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 04:00:37

Kansans Ready To Travel

Roads in Kansas are starting to fill with holiday travelers. According to AAA Kansas, there won’t be an increase in Thanksgiving travel this year, but the roads and skies will still be plenty stuffed. More than 3.7 million people from Kansas and the other six states that comprise the West No...

 
 

Kansas Lottery Closing Great Bend Office

By associated-press On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:46:23

Kansas Lottery Closing Great Bend Office

Kansas Lottery officials are announcing a restructuring plan, closing the Great Bend office and shuffling responsibilities in the coming weeks. The lottery said Tuesday the Great Bend office will close to the public on Dec. 13. Four people currently work in the office. Three will be reassigned to...

 
 

Brownback Raises Pension Costs as School Issue

By associated-press On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:45:12

Brownback Raises Pension Costs as School Issue

The focus of the Kansas school finance debate for many years has centered on the amount per student spent by the state for traditional expenses of teacher salaries, buildings and textbooks. That debate may be shifting to raise more attention on other costs paid by the Legislature, including the a...

 
 

Plans For NW Kansas Wind Farm Move Forward

By associated-press On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:42:59

Plans For NW Kansas Wind Farm Move Forward

Plans for a 200-megawatt wind farm in northwest Kansas are moving forward with approval of three key agreements by the Ellis County Commission. The Hays Daily News the agreements approved Monday for Buckeye Wind Energy cover road maintenance, payment in lieu of taxes and decommissioning of the pr...

 
 

Westar Worker Discovers Home On Fire

By toddpittenger On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:47:10

Westar Worker Discovers Home On Fire

A fire damages a Salina home early Tuesday afternoon. Salina Fire Marshal Roger Williams told KSAL News at the scene that firefighters were called to a fire at 122 East Beloit at 12:50 Tuesday afternoon. Williams says that a Westar Energy employee who was driving in the area smelled smoke, and...

 
 

Needed: Cookies for Soldiers

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 18:39:45

Needed: Cookies for Soldiers

Students around Lindsborg are joining forces - to send some good cheer to troops overseas. "Cookies for Soldiers," organizer Dawn Kurtz tells KSAL News they still need about 125-dozen cookies baked before December 3rd, "I have faith we're going to get this taken care of," she said. Kurtz says ...

 
 

Appliances Stolen

By ksal-staff On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:05:02

Appliances Stolen

Salina Police are investigating a burglary and theft case after a washer/dryer set is stolen. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, officers were called to a home in the 100 block of S. 9th after the owner came home from long work assignment to find his backdoor unlocked. Police say someone entered ...

 
 

Hearing In Lincoln Murder Delayed Again

By associated-press On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:29:17

Hearing In Lincoln Murder Delayed Again

A preliminary hearing in a second-degree murder case involving the son of a Kansas sheriff has been postponed again. The hearing for Scott Weigel had been scheduled for Monday in Lincoln County District, but it was rescheduled to Dec. 12. The 33-year-old Weigel is charged in the Sept. 9 shooting...

 
 

Abilene Suffers For State Highway Project

By ksal-staff On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:12:21

Abilene Suffers For State Highway Project

The Colby Free Press: The Kansas Department of Transportation made a terrible mess out of a project down in Abilene this fall, causing millions in damage to businesses near the town's main exit while it was closed for more than two months. Imagine any town cut off from its major highway for t...

 
 

Botched Obamacare Launch Damages Trust In Program

By ksal-staff On Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:08:41

Botched Obamacare Launch Damages Trust In Program

The Garden City Telegram: More proof of the rocky launch of Obamacare came in numbers out of the Sunflower State. According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, just 371 Kansans managed to select a private health insurance plan through the federally run on...

 
 
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