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Mild First Day Of Fall

By ksal-staff On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:32:15

Mild First Day Of Fall

As autumn officially begins late Monday, seasonably mild weather is settling into central Kansas. The autumnal equinox officially brings the fall season to the Northern Hemisphere Monday, September 22nd, at 9:29 PM. It marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Sout...

 
 

Man charged in shooting of gang members

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:07:16

Man charged in shooting of gang members

A rural Joplin man previously charged with abandoning the corpse of a gang member faces new charges in the shooting of another gang member. The Joplin Globe reports that 28-year-old Jared Prier was charged Friday in Newton County Circuit Court with assault and armed criminal action. Authorities a...

 
 

Juvenile lockup boosts portion size, fruit intake

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:02:41

Juvenile lockup boosts portion size, fruit intake

Shawnee County is feeding its juvenile inmates more after finding behavior improves when portion sizes increase. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that in July the corrections department tried out doubling the portion size of the meals it serves youth detained at the Shawnee County Juvenile Dete...

 
 

2 arrested in kidnapping of 8-year-old Topeka girl

By associated-press On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:59:54

2 arrested in kidnapping of 8-year-old Topeka girl

Two people have been arrested in the weekend kidnapping of an 8-year-old Topeka girl. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the girl was missing for nearly six hours when she was found Saturday afternoon more than two miles away from her home. Maj. Jerry Stanley says the preliminary investigati...

 
 

Bicycles a perk at Pittsburg State

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:57:05

Bicycles a perk at Pittsburg State

The pastor of Campus Christians at Pittsburg State University is scrambling to meet the demand for bicycles he fixes up and loans to students for the school year. Don Smith has been offering the service for decades, getting bikes in working order and loaning them out for a refundable $35 fee. ...

 
 

GOP’s Roberts heads to swing-voting east Kansas

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:52:52

GOP’s Roberts heads to swing-voting east Kansas

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is taking his conservative re-election message into the state's swing-voting east in his campaign against independent candidate Greg Orman. Roberts planned to greet football fans attending the University of Kansas game Saturday in Lawrence, a day after Secretary of...

 
 

Data Breaches Becoming More Common

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:48:14

Data Breaches Becoming More Common

Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and cred...

 
 

Midwest History Focus Of Journal

By associated-press On Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:33:42

Midwest History Focus Of Journal

When a group of historians gathered last spring in Omaha to discuss the revival of teaching Middle America's history, among their plans had been to start an online Midwest history journal. Instead, this week they saw the University of Nebraska Press send out the inaugural print editions of the Mi...

 
 

Kansas City area medical team heading to Africa

By associated-press On Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:09:41

Kansas City area medical team heading to Africa

The Kansas City-area medical relief nonprofit Heart to Heart International is sending a team to West Africa to assess how its volunteers could help with the Ebola crisis. The Kansas City Star reports the four medical professionals plan to leave Sunday for a weeklong fact-finding trip in Liberia. ...

 
 

Court documents detail fatal officer shooting

By associated-press On Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:05:48

Court documents detail fatal officer shooting

Court documents show a 30-year-old Kansas man accused of fatally shooting a Topeka police officer earlier this month told investigators he had used methamphetamine two hours before the incident. Ross Preston Lane is charged with capital murder in the Sept. 7 shooting death of 40-year-old police C...

 
 
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