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Storm Knocks out Independence Water Plant

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:22:27

Storm Knocks out Independence Water Plant

The city of Independence has declared a water emergency after a powerful thunderstorm knocked out power to the local treatment plant.   Officials told The Independence Daily Reporter it could be 18 hours before Westar Energy can repair the damage caused by the storm around 8 a.m. Monday i...

 
 

Bicyclist in Lawrence Dies after Struck by Vehicle

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 19:03:54

Bicyclist in Lawrence Dies after Struck by Vehicle

Authorities say a 29-year-old woman died when she was hit by a vehicle while riding her bicycle.   The Kansas Highway Patrol says Hayley M. Berrios died Sunday evening while riding her bike on the South Lawrence Trafficway at 27th Street in Lawrence. She was declared dead at the scene. ...

 
 

Salinan Worries about Daughter’s Afghanistan Grave

By ksal-staff On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:54:32

Salinan Worries about Daughter’s Afghanistan Grave

An 89-year-old Salina woman finally has some peace of mind, knowing that her daughter's grave in Afghanistan has not been disturbed by the war in that country.   Ruby McBee had to leave her daughter's grave behind when she and her husband left that country in 1955. Their 10-year-old daugh...

 
 

Police Find Alleged Shoplifter

By ksal-staff On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:14:59

Police Find Alleged Shoplifter

Police arrest a man who allegedly left a Central Mall store with a bag full of clothing. Officers located 44-year-old Marquis Richardson of Salina, around 8pm on Friday night, near the corner of 9th and Saturn and arrested him on charges of shoplifting. Police say he walked out of the Sears store...

 
 

Scam Cheats Man out of $3,000

By ksal-staff On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:10:01

Scam Cheats Man out of $3,000

A Salina man falls victim to a wire fraud scam. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, last week a 55-year-old Salina man answered an ad to help a company do a customer survey on Western Union and Advance America wire services. Police say a company listed as IMC Research Services, sent a bogus check in ...

 
 

University Hosting Dole Birthday Bash

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:21:31

University Hosting Dole Birthday Bash

Residents are being invited to the University of Kansas in Lawrence to help mark the 90th birthday of former Sen. Bob Dole and celebrate his life of public service.   The event Monday will be held at the Dole Institute of Politics where the former Republican U.S. senator's archives are ho...

 
 

Kansas man charged in killing to claim self defense

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:09:55

Kansas man charged in killing to claim self defense

A Topeka man charged with shooting another man to death will claim self defense at his trial next month. The Topeka Capital-JournalĀ  reported that the attorney for 22-year-old William Paul Spangler discussed planned the self-defense claim during a hearing Friday in Shawnee County District Court....

 
 

Ballet Wichita unveils artwork created by runners

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:07:42

Ballet Wichita unveils artwork created by runners

A new work of public art has joined the Wichita skyline. The Wichita Eagle reports that runners created a unique billboard last month during a 5-kilometer run sponsored by Ballet Wichita. After crossing the finish line, runners walked across a 35 by 14 feet canvas with their feet slathered in pai...

 
 

Wichita officials take look at downtown drillers

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:04:24

Wichita officials take look at downtown drillers

Issues have arisen with two figures Wichita is negotiating with to extract oil from beneath the Century II exhibition hall in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reports that one man has unpaid state taxes, loan defaults and debt recovery judgments. A second key figure in the negotiations ran a company th...

 
 

Toxic Algae In Kansas Lakes

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Jul 2013 01:44:10

Toxic Algae In Kansas Lakes

Swimming, skiing and other direct water contact is banned at six Kansas lakes because of toxic blue-green algae. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the lakes are: Buhler City Lake in Reno County Colwich City Lake in Sedgwick County Logan City Lake in Phillips County Memoria...

 
 
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