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Body Found at Fort Riley Identified

By associated-press On Thu, 08 Oct 2015 11:06:47

Body Found at Fort Riley Identified

A body found in a vehicle at the Fort Riley military base has been identified. According to a press release from the Fort Riley public affairs office Wednesday, a woman found dead inside a vehicle on Sept. 22 has been identified as 29-year-old Jessica Echevarria. Officials say Echevarria was t...

 
 

Lindsborg to Party Like It’s 1941

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 21:46:06

Lindsborg to Party Like It’s 1941

Little Sweden, USA will be decked out in traditional Swedish dress and sounds this weekend as the town celebrates the Svensk Hyllningsfest that began 75-years ago. Chairman Doug Malm tells KSAL News that the foundation for the event was laid just before the U.S. entered World War II, "It was conc...

 
 

Reported Sex Offenses Rise at KU

By associated-press On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 21:20:36

Reported Sex Offenses Rise at KU

A newly released report says the number of forcible sex offenses reported on the University of Kansas campus has gone up for a second straight year. The university's Clery Act Annual Security Report released Oct. 1 says there were 24 forcible sex offenses reported on campus in 2014. The Lawrence ...

 
 

Gas Prices Take Quick Jump

By ksal-staff On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:10:56

Gas Prices Take Quick Jump

The price at the pump abruptly jumped Tuesday night. The price in Salina for regular unleaded went up 10 cents a gallon, from $2.19 a gallon to $2.29 a gallon. According to Sr. Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan from GasBuddy.com, gasoline prices in the Midwest are beginning to spike as refiners sh...

 
 

Youth Day at Coyote Football and Volleyball Saturday

By ksal-staff On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:56:05

Youth Day at Coyote Football and Volleyball Saturday

Kansas Wesleyan is offering free admission to those 12 and under to attend its volleyball and football games on Saturday. Plus, those purchasing tickets to the volleyball match will be admitted free to the football game. Adult tickets are $8 for either venue; $5 for seniors. Those older than 12 but ...

 
 

Enclosed Drone Facility Takes Flight

By ksal-staff On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:43:07

Enclosed Drone Facility Takes Flight

K-State Salina's unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, program is getting a significant addition with the recent completion of one of the largest enclosed unmanned flight facilities in the nation. Built in only three weeks during September, the UAS Pavilion measures 300-feet-long by 200-feet-wide an...

 
 

Governor Not Looking at Cuts, Taxes to Balance Budget

By associated-press On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:10:59

Governor Not Looking at Cuts, Taxes to Balance Budget

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's not considering additional spending cuts or new tax increases to keep the state budget balanced in the face of disappointing tax collections. Brownback said Wednesday he's confident the state will get through its short-term budget problems. He said he's w...

 
 

WSU Chapel Change to Help Muslims Draws Complaints

By associated-press On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:24:10

WSU Chapel Change to Help Muslims Draws Complaints

Wichita State University has announced plans to review changes to a campus chapel after critics took aim at the university for renovating the space to accommodate Muslims. The Wichita Eagle reports the university in May renovated the Harvey D. Grace Memorial Chapel and removed the tiny alta...

 
 

Brownback Spokeswoman Blasts Medicaid Expansion

By associated-press On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:24:27

Brownback Spokeswoman Blasts Medicaid Expansion

Gov. Sam Brownback's spokeswoman calls Medicaid expansion "morally reprehensible" in a recent email, signaling the administration has no plans to expand Medicaid and bring coverage to 150,000 uninsured Kansans. The Wichita Eagle reports that in an email Tuesday to Brownback supporters, Meli...

 
 

Thousands Of Drug Inmates Set For Release

By associated-press On Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:17:10

Thousands Of Drug Inmates Set For Release

An Associated Press review shows drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those benefiting from new sentencing guidelines that are easing punishments for thousands of federal prisoners. Many defendants cleared for early release starting this fall fit ...

 
 
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