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Number of Homeless Rising

By associated-press On Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:46:50

Number of Homeless Rising

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — More homeless people are without a place to sleep in Wichita. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development data shows that the number and percentage of homeless in Sedgwick County without shelter has roughly doubled over the past eight years. The Wichita Eagle (http://b...

 
 

The Salina Spirit of Thanksgiving

By toddpittenger On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:59:23

The Salina Spirit of Thanksgiving

It was "organized chaos" at Applebee's in Salina Thursday, and organizers of the Salina Salvation Army Community Thanksgiving Dinner wouldn't have it any other way. The only thing on the menu was turkey, and all the trimmings. People begin lining up outside, in the cold and rain at around 10:00 i...

 
 

What You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

By ksal-staff On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:30:17

What You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

When it comes to interesting facts about the Thanksgiving holiday, it's a virtual horn of plenty. What some of us call Turkey Day didn't become a national holiday until 1863. Just weeks before President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, he proclaimed the last Thursday of November ...

 
 

Kansas urges high court to look at judiciary in other states

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:31:47

Kansas urges high court to look at judiciary in other states

The attorney general's office wants the Kansas Supreme Court to look at how the judiciary in surrounding states works when it decides the validity of a law stripping the high court of its power to appoint chief judges. Court filings Wednesday laid out each side's arguments before the Dec. 10 hear...

 
 

Black leaders call for Election Day voter registration

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:29:29

Black leaders call for Election Day voter registration

The Kansas Black Leadership Council is asking the state to allow people to register to vote on Election Day. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1Yu0QSN) reports the proposal was included in the council's 2016 legislative agenda and is a response to the state's requirement that people provide proof ...

 
 

Bond Reinstated in Salina Murder Case

By toddpittenger On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:15:58

Bond Reinstated in Salina Murder Case

Bond was reinstated Wednesday afternoon for a woman facing charges in a connection with a case invovling the shooting death of a Salina teen. 21-year-old Azucena Garcia-Ferniza, one of six people facing charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Allie Saum, appeared in Saline County District Court...

 
 

Humane Society: Keep Pets Safe at Thanksgiving

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:00:40

Humane Society: Keep Pets Safe at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when many overindulge, and the Humane Society warns that dogs, cats and other pets can also become sick from what they eat over the holiday. The Humane Society says even the smallest table scraps can be harmful to pets, who should never eat anything that are not used to. ...

 
 

University of Kansas Residence Hall Imploded as Planned

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:20:37

University of Kansas Residence Hall Imploded as Planned

A massive 50-year-old landmark residence hall at the University of Kansas has been imploded as planned. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that crews detonated about 750 pounds of explosives spaced through McCollum Hall on Wednesday. The implosion of the 10-story, 220,000-square-foot building als...

 
 

“DARE” to Make a Difference

By toddpittenger On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:05:18

“DARE” to Make a Difference

The Saline County Sheriff's Office has a new prevention officer, and a new vehicle. Deputy Rob Little, who has been with the agency for five years, is the new prevention officer. Little tells KSAL News that among other things, he will teach drug abuse resistance education, or DARE, to students...

 
 

Woman Accused of Stealing Father’s Gun

By ksal-staff On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:30:56

Woman Accused of Stealing Father’s Gun

A Salina woman is accused of stealing a gun, and a small amount of cash from her father. Salina Police Captain Chris Trocheck says that on Sunday, between 8:00 and 10:00 in the morning, a Ruger .380 pistol and $50 in cash were stolen from an East Salina home. 60-year-old Douglas Bethe discovered ...

 
 
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