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Benefit For Slain Officer’s Family

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:33:21

Benefit For Slain Officer’s Family

Topeka police are sponsoring a benefit for a Kansas corporal killed in the line of duty. A 'Zumbathon' is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. Jan. 17 at Washburn University's Lee Arena for Cpl. Jason Harwood's family. Harwood was making a car stop Sept. 7 when Ross Preston Lane opened fire on him. Lane was...

 
 

KU To Study Prairie Chickens

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:24:29

KU To Study Prairie Chickens

The University of Kansas has a $2.1 million contract to study the lesser prairie chicken. The university will work with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies to track the federally threatened species in hopes of conserving the birds' habitat. A conservation plan by the associat...

 
 

Early Morning Downtown Topeka Fire

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:21:06

Early Morning Downtown Topeka Fire

Fire crews were fighting a fire in downtown Topeka early Friday morning. Fire Marshal Michael Martin says at least four businesses have been damaged in the fire, which began about 2 a.m. Friday. When firefighters arrived they saw smoke and heavy fire coming from the roof HHB BBQ. Other busines...

 
 

Weekend Wintry Mix

By ksal-staff On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:08:00

Weekend Wintry Mix

A weekend winter storm is expected to impact the area late Friday into Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, A strong low pressure system is expected to lift across the area late Friday night through Saturday. A wintry mix of light freezing rain and sleet is expected to begin Frida...

 
 

Kansas’ First Veterans Court Program in the Works

By associated-press On Thu, 01 Jan 2015 18:46:54

Kansas’ First Veterans Court Program in the Works

Veterans court programs have sprung up in 40 states since 2008, an alternative to jail for some veterans who get into trouble. Kansas may be next. The Kansas City Star reports that planning has begun for a veterans court in Johnson County, and a committee ordered by the Kansas Supreme Court will ...

 
 

Happy New Year To My KSAL Listeners!

By joan-jerkovich On Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:26:53

Happy New Year To My KSAL Listeners!

Dear Listeners, Recently, one of the callers to my radio show asked me why I became a helping professional? Honestly, I stumbled over the answer. Why? Because the question felt to me like asking an adult when it was that they decided to quit crawling and start walking. I guess what I'm trying ...

 
 

Teen Jailed In $1.75 Million Meth Case

By associated-press On Thu, 01 Jan 2015 16:19:55

Teen Jailed In $1.75 Million Meth Case

An 18-year-old is jailed after authorities in east-central Kansas confiscated seven pounds of methamphetamine, one of the largest meth busts ever in the region. Antonio Orona was arrested Monday for possession of meth with intent to distribute. He is jailed on $300,000 bond. McPherson County S...

 
 

Kansas Gas Service Donates To Salina Project

By ksal-staff On Thu, 01 Jan 2015 14:36:58

Kansas Gas Service Donates To Salina Project

Kansas Gas Service has made a donation to a Salina area fund raising effort. According to the Central Kansas Foundation, Kansas Gas Service has awarded a $5,000 gift to CKF’s Pathfinder@50 Capital Campaign. This gift will expand CKF’s residential detox and treatment center, as well as help me...

 
 

Legislators To Face Many Tough Issues

By associated-press On Thu, 01 Jan 2015 14:21:34

Legislators To Face Many Tough Issues

Kansas legislators are expected to debate a wide variety of issues after opening their annual 90-day session Jan. 12. They include: — Education standards: Opposition to multistate Common Core standards for reading and math remains strong among conservative Republicans. The State Board of Edu...

 
 

11K Deer Killed With Alternative Methods

By toddpittenger On Thu, 01 Jan 2015 14:19:04

11K Deer Killed With Alternative Methods

Hunters have killed more than 11,000 Missouri deer this season with crossbows, spear-throwers and other alternative weapons. The Missouri Department of Conservation on Wednesday reported that hunters killed almost 1,000 fewer through alternative methods compared to the last deer hunting season. ...

 
 
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