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BTK Killer Cooperating On Book

By associated-press On Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:21:26

BTK Killer Cooperating On Book

The BTK serial killer says in a letter from prison that he's cooperating with a book about the 10 killings he committed from 1974 to 1991 in the Wichita area. Dennis Rader is serving a life sentence for the killings. His self-coined moniker was BTK, which stood for "bind, torture, kill." The W...

 
 

Water officials battle overpumping irrigators

By associated-press On Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:15:35

Water officials battle overpumping irrigators

State records show that fewer irrigators are pumping more than they are allowed but that the issue remains a problem. The Hutchinson News reports that 114 water right holders received a first-offense warning of civil penalties so far this year for overpumping in 2013. Another 70 irrigators were w...

 
 

Galena officials lay off 10 city workers

By associated-press On Mon, 06 Oct 2014 07:11:50

Galena officials lay off 10 city workers

The southeast Kansas town of Galena is shedding ten employees and raising taxes to correct a budget shortfall. The Joplin Globe reports that Mayor Dale Oglesby says the city had a $260,000 cash shortfall. After the 2011 Joplin tornado, the city's construction and demolition landfill brought in ad...

 
 

Monarch Butterflies On The Rebound

By associated-press On Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:30:09

Monarch Butterflies On The Rebound

Monarch butterflies are rebounding after three years of significant drops. Chip Taylor of Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas says the number of Monarchs wintering in Mexico could be two to four times more than last year. Monarch Watch organizes tagging to track the migration of the butterf...

 
 

Kansas Company Building Farm Drones

By associated-press On Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:26:45

Kansas Company Building Farm Drones

A company in Neodesha is building drones that its owner believes could someday help farmers watch over their fields without spending hours walking or driving through their property. The company, called AgEagle, has shipped 125 unmanned aircraft systems to customers across the world since January ...

 
 

Fort Hays Freshman Discovers Rare Prehistoric Bird Skeleton

By ksal-staff On Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:07:23

Fort Hays Freshman Discovers Rare Prehistoric Bird Skeleton

Hours digging in the August sun rewarded Kris Super, a Wichita freshman at Fort Hays State University, with a remarkable discovery -- more than half a skeleton of an 85 million-year old bird. Super and a few of his paleontology friends spent their last weekend before school "in the chalk" lookin...

 
 

Animals, Keepers Blessed At Rolling Hills Zoo

By ksal-staff On Sun, 05 Oct 2014 01:39:10

Animals, Keepers Blessed At Rolling Hills Zoo

On what turned out to be a blessing of an afternoon, animals at Rolling Hills Zoo, and some of their keepers, were blessed Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Robert Nelson Smith, President and CEO of Saint Francis Community Services, performed a blessing of the animals. On what was a beautiful fall da...

 
 

Bethany Dorm Project Begins

By ksal-staff On Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:54:38

Bethany Dorm Project Begins

A student housing project at Bethany College in Lindsborg is underway. Increasing enrollment at the school has caused officials to scramble for accomodations. The school is leasing space at two nearby motels, the Coronado Motel and the Viking Motel, for student housing. A more long-term solut...

 
 

100-Year-Old Woman Sexually Assaulted

By associated-press On Sat, 04 Oct 2014 13:39:49

100-Year-Old Woman Sexually Assaulted

Authorities are looking for one or more intruders who they say broke into the Wichita home of a 100-year-old woman and sexually assaulted her. Police told reporters Friday that the victim walked to a neighbor's house Tuesday morning, saying there were two people inside her home. The woman told po...

 
 

Kansas Budget Shortfall Now Predicted at $260M

By associated-press On Sat, 04 Oct 2014 01:43:47

Kansas Budget Shortfall Now Predicted at $260M

A budget shortfall predicted for Kansas for July 2016 has grown to $260 million after tax collections fell short of expectations during the past three months. The previous figure from the Legislature's nonpartisan research staff was $238 million. But researchers noted that tax collections in July...

 
 
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