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Another Quake Rattles South-Central Kansas

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:53:28

Another Quake Rattles South-Central Kansas

A south-central Kansas county has been shaken by its second minor earthquake in two days. The U.S. Geological Survey says a quake with a magnitude of 3.3 rattled Sumner County just after 8 a.m. Tuesday. The tremor was centered about 11 miles northwest of Caldwell - a few miles from where a 3.9-ma...

 
 

Brownback Calls Out National Guard Troops in Storm

By associated-press On Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:49:56

Brownback Calls Out National Guard Troops in Storm

Gov. Sam Brownback has called out Kansas National Guard troops to help transport emergency and medical personnel and rescue stranded motorists. Brownback also announced Tuesday that he's issued a disaster declaration for the state. The declaration makes it easier for the state Division of Emergen...

 
 

Travel Discouraged; Jack Knifed Semi Closes I 70

By toddpittenger On Tue, 04 Feb 2014 20:08:05

Travel Discouraged; Jack Knifed Semi Closes I 70

Heavy snow has made driving treacherous around Central Kansas. By early afternoon, nearly a foot of snow was on the ground. There was a report of 10.5 inches of snow in South Salina. About 10 inches was on the ground at the KSAL Studios in Downtown Salina. Assaria was reporting 9 inches. At ar...

 
 

KU Student Died From Fall While Drinking

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:23:28

KU Student Died From Fall While Drinking

An autopsy indicates that a 23-year-old University of Kansas student died last December from a fall after he had been drinking. The autopsy released Tuesday said Gianfranco Villagomez-Saldana suffered skull fractures, bruising on the brain and broken ribs that suggested he fell on a hard surface...

 
 

Four Kansans Killed In Plane Crash

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:21:44

Four Kansans Killed In Plane Crash

A Kansas business owner, his wife, daughter and granddaughter have been identified as the victims of plane crash in Tennessee. Lori Gibson, a spokeswoman for the family, identified the victims Tuesday as Glenn Mull; his wife, Elaine; their daughter, Amy Harter; and granddaughter Samantha Harter....

 
 

Kan. Teacher Says Not Guilty to Sex With Student

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:11:08

Kan. Teacher Says Not Guilty to Sex With Student

A south central Kansas teacher has pleaded not guilty to having unlawful sexual relations with a student. Twenty-four-year-old Ashley Marie Eck, of Augusta, also waived her right to a preliminary hearing during a court appearance Monday in Cowley County. Eck was a teacher at Winfield High Scho...

 
 

Lab Computer Stolen from KWU

By ksal-staff On Tue, 04 Feb 2014 16:23:31

Lab Computer Stolen from KWU

A computer is stolen from a lab room at Kansas Wesleyan University. Salina Police say sometime between January 31 and February 3, someone entered a lab on campus in Peters Science Hall and removed a Dell Optiplex 7010 computer tower with power cord. The hardware is valued at $988. A similar...

 
 

Experts Warn Of Snow Shoveling Dangers

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:06:21

Experts Warn Of Snow Shoveling Dangers

Health experts at the University of Kansas Hospital are warning people to avoid overtaxing their hearts while shoveling snow. With a winter storm bearing down on the region, the hospital said in a statement Monday that people clearing snow should be alert to dizziness, extreme fatigue, faintness ...

 
 

Extreme Weather Worries Livestock Producers

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:03:45

Extreme Weather Worries Livestock Producers

The National Agricultural Statistics Service says declining stock water supplies and extreme weather swings were the biggest concerns for Kansas livestock producers last month. In its monthly wintertime update, the agency reported Monday that cattle and calf losses were 13 percent below normal, 8...

 
 

Bill Would Allow Terrorists To Be Sued

By associated-press On Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:58:26

Bill Would Allow Terrorists To Be Sued

Kansas legislators are considering anti-terrorism legislation inspired partly by an alleged suicide bomb plot at a Wichita airport foiled in December. A bill heard Monday by the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee would allow victims to sue convicted terrorists. The bill would let vi...

 
 
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