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KCC Provides $29K Over Discrimination Allegation

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 21:16:26

KCC Provides $29K Over Discrimination Allegation

The Kansas Corporation Commission has provided nearly $30,000 to its former general counsel over allegations of disabilities discrimination. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the KCC, which regulates public utilities including electric and water companies, settled with its former attorney Dana B...

 
 

USD 305 Teachers Welcomed Back To School

By ksal-staff On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 19:30:11

USD 305 Teachers Welcomed Back To School

Salina USD 305 teachers returned to the classroom this week. Teachers began returning on Monday, and by Wednesday all were back. All of the teachers in the district gathered Wednesday morning at Central High School. They were welcomed back by Superintendent Bill Hall. District students will al...

 
 

Bogus 911 Calls Prompt Arrest

By toddpittenger On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:10:12

Bogus 911 Calls Prompt Arrest

A Michigan man was arrested after allegedly making numerous bogus 911 calls in Salina on Monday and Tuesday. Police allege that 42-year-old David Slover was in Salina, and made 26 calls using the 911 emergency line, falsely reporting crimes. Each time, officers responded to the report. Most of...

 
 

Hate Crimes And Suicide Rates In The LGBTQ Community

By joan-jerkovich On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:04:31

Hate Crimes And Suicide Rates In The LGBTQ Community

In 1998, Matthew Shepard was murdered at the age of 21 for being gay. His murderers assaulted him severely, and tied him to a fence with a rope while Shepard pleaded for his life. It was reported that Shepard was beaten so brutally that his face was completely covered in blood, except where it had b...

 
 

Intruder Arrested In Salina Home

By ksal-staff On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:56:56

Intruder Arrested In Salina Home

A man was arrested Tuesday after a Salina woman discovered him inside her home. Police say that 52-year-old Luella Garret arrived home at 719 N. 7th Street at 3:09 in the afternoon to find a stranger sitting on the couch. The man refused to leave, and she called police. Police arrived, and arr...

 
 

Fork Stabbing Prompts Arrest

By ksal-staff On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:41:23

Fork Stabbing Prompts Arrest

An incident in which a woman was stabbed with a fork lead to a couple of arrests on Tuesday. Police say that officers were called to a home at 330 N Phillips at around 10:45 Tuesday morning in regard to an argument. Allegedly, during the argument, 29-year-old Kristina Zeedyk shoved 28-year-old...

 
 

Guns Stolen From Rural Home

By ksal-staff On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:29:57

Guns Stolen From Rural Home

Saline County Sheriff Deputies are investigating the burglary of a rural home. According to Captain Roger Soldan, sometime Tuesday morning between 6:15 and 9:45, a home at 1785 West Shipton Road was broken into. Entry was gained by forcing open an egress window. Items taken include: Kimber...

 
 

Airplane Collides With Deer

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:56:34

Airplane Collides With Deer

A single-engine plane overturned after striking a deer during takeoff in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the pilot was trying to take off from the Kingman Airport late Monday when the deer ran in front of his plane. The patrol says the deer hit the plane's front tire, tearing...

 
 

Two Hurt In Motorcycle Collision

By ksal-staff On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:26:21

Two Hurt In Motorcycle Collision

A collision involving two Harley-Davidson motorcycles in rural Dickinson County sent two people to the hospital in Abilene. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2002 Harley Davidson driven by 55-year-old Allen Campbell from Dallas, Georgia, was headed west on K-18 Highway. Campbell rear-e...

 
 

Drilling Slowdown Cuts Number of Kansas Quakes

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Aug 2015 09:56:17

Drilling Slowdown Cuts Number of Kansas Quakes

Oil drilling in Kansas has slowed since winter, and so have the frequency and intensity of earthquakes in the southern part of the state. State geologists say it's no coincidence that a reduction in drilling activity has resulted in fewer earthquakes. What they don't know is how much of that is c...

 
 
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