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Afternoon / Evening Severe Weather Possible

By associated-press On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:10:27

Afternoon / Evening Severe Weather Possible

Forecasters say large, damaging hail, a few tornadoes and high winds are possible in parts of the Central Plains. The National Weather Service has placed Central Kansas, including the Salina area, in an enhanced risk for severe weather. The Storm Prediction Center said the greater chance for stro...

 
 

Thieves Hit Salina Car Wash

By ksal-staff On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:26:47

Thieves Hit Salina Car Wash

Salina police are investigating a business burglary at the Snack Attack on 1619 West Magnolia. Police say that the business's car wash was broken into by breaking the padlock and prying open the door, and a five gallon bucket of quarters, valued at $200 was taken from inside. No suspects have ...

 
 

Home Burglary Lands Man in Jail

By ksal-staff On Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:24:17

Home Burglary Lands Man in Jail

A Salina man is in police custody after he was caught trespassing on another man's property. Earnest Alfred Skillern Jr., 50, was hiding in the pipes in a house on the 200 block of South 9th St. when police removed him from the premises. Skillern is being charged with burglary, two counts of...

 
 

Kansas Sees Small Dip in Enrollment Under Federal Health Law

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:42:37

Kansas Sees Small Dip in Enrollment Under Federal Health Law

A new report shows a small decline in the number of Kansans with health insurance coverage through the federal online marketplace during the spring and early summer. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported Tuesday about 84,900 Kansas residents were enrolled in health plans throu...

 
 

Nuclear Power Plant in Kansas Celebrates 30th Anniversary

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:39:52

Nuclear Power Plant in Kansas Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The Wolf Creek nuclear power plant in Kansas has celebrated its 30th anniversary. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that it comes at a time when environmental groups say attitudes have softened toward the use of nuclear plants because of more immediate concerns over climate change they say is re...

 
 

Kansas Student Charged With Rape Enters Diversion

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:35:24

Kansas Student Charged With Rape Enters Diversion

A 20-year-old former University of Kansas student accused of raping a woman in a university dorm room has entered a diversion program. Douglas County prosecutors charged the man with sexual battery after a woman said he forced her to have sex with him in April 2014 in Gertrude Sellards Pearson Re...

 
 

First Land Bank Lots From Fort Riley Overbuilding to be Sold

By associated-press On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 21:32:39

First Land Bank Lots From Fort Riley Overbuilding to be Sold

Junction City is looking for new owners for lots it was forced to take back after a surge of troops at Fort Riley never materialized. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the first 25 of the city's more than 900 lots are for sale. Junction City planning and zoning director David Yearout says s...

 
 

The Force is Strong; Addax are Luke and Leia

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 20:18:51

The Force is Strong; Addax are Luke and Leia

The Force is with Rolling Hills Zoo.  According to the zoo, their addax twins will be named Luke and Leia for the male and female twin respectively. Voting for the pair of names took place over the Labor Day weekend by Rolling Hills visitors. Zoo officials believe that it was close, given the re...

 
 

Salina “Major Accident Response” Planned

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:22:22

Salina “Major Accident Response” Planned

A “Major Accident Response” will happen in the Salina area this weekend. A multi-agency training exercise is planned at the Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range. The exercise, called “Major Accident Response”, will involve local and federal emergency response partners. According to Saline ...

 
 

Salina Students to be Recognized

By ksal-staff On Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:13:24

Salina Students to be Recognized

A Salina elementary school will be recognized this week for its renewable energy efforts. Fifth grade Grace E. Stewart Elementary science students will join school leaders as Westar Energy presents a sign recognizing the school for its solar energy project. According to Westar, the school is one ...

 
 
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