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Massive Fish Kill At Sterling Lake

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:56:01

Massive Fish Kill At Sterling Lake

State and city officials say excessive a massive fish kill at Sterling Lake in central Kansas was caused by excessive green algae. The fish began floating to the surface of the lake Tuesday. City manager Taggart Wall says the lake is not dangerous for humans. The naturally-occurring algae cre...

 
 

Drunk Boating Effort This Weekend

By ksal-staff On Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:26:11

Drunk Boating Effort This Weekend

Wildlife and law enforcement officers will mobilize this weekend to enforce Boating Under the Influence laws as part of a national effort. "Operation Dry Water" is scheduled for this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Operation Dry Water is an education and enforcement weekend aimed at reducing alc...

 
 

Campaign Signs Not Allowed On State Right Of Ways

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:01:49

Campaign Signs Not Allowed On State Right Of Ways

The Kansas Department of Transportation is warning political candidates that the agency's crews will remove campaign signs found alongside the state's highways. The department notes that Kansas law prohibits campaign signs and billboards on a highway right-of-way. The law allows only guide, warni...

 
 

More Delays For World’s Tallest Water Slide

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:54:39

More Delays For World’s Tallest Water Slide

Two days of media previews of the world's tallest water slide have been canceled and the attraction's scheduled opening Sunday is in question because of problems with its conveyor system. The 17-story, 168-foot-tall water slide is called Verruckt — German for "insane." Schlitterbahn Waterpark s...

 
 

Prisoner Indicted In Cold Case Sex Assaults

By associated-press On Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:50:10

Prisoner Indicted In Cold Case Sex Assaults

A man already serving time in a Kansas military prison has been indicted in cold case sex crimes involving three young girls. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement Wednesday that 45-year-old Billy Wayne Cooper, formerly of Calhoun County, was served with the indictments at t...

 
 

Kansas Board Approves Teacher License Rules

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:42:55

Kansas Board Approves Teacher License Rules

The Kansas State Board of Education has approved regulations allowing people with relevant experience but no education degree to obtain teaching licenses. Wednesday's 9-1 vote during a brief special meeting was necessary for implementing a new law that takes effect July 1. Legislators approved...

 
 

Kansas Meth Investigation Yields More Arrests

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:40:59

Kansas Meth Investigation Yields More Arrests

The number of arrests in a central Kansas drug investigation is up to five in slightly more than a week. KWCH-TV reports sheriff's deputies arrested three people June 17 in Great Bend and rural Barton County. Authorities reported seizing motor vehicles, drug paraphernalia and 9 ounces of methamph...

 
 

Celeb Hunter Can Travel While On Probation

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:19:38

Celeb Hunter Can Travel While On Probation

A judge is allowing a celebrity hunter who unlawfully killed a deer in Kansas to travel abroad while on probation once his ban from hunting worldwide expires. Federal prosecutors argued Wednesday the career of William "Spook" Spann would not suffer from the travel ban. But U.S. Magistrate Judge ...

 
 

States Confront Worries About Fracking, Quakes

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:03:38

States Confront Worries About Fracking, Quakes

Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma. But in recent months, temblors have become commonplace in some areas, rattling nerves and raising suspicions that the shaking might be connected to the oil and gas drilling me...

 
 

K-State Gets $1 Million Donation

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:54:33

K-State Gets $1 Million Donation

Kansas State University has received a $1 million donation from the William T. Kemper Foundation in Kansas City. The university says the gift will go toward renovating and expanding the Seaton Complex at the College of Architecture, Planning & Design. Kansas State said in a news release that...

 
 
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