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“Home on the Range” Cabin Rededication Set

By associated-press On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:06:56

“Home on the Range” Cabin Rededication Set

After three years of mostly fundraising and labor, the cabin in northern Kansas where the lyrics for "Home on the Range" were written will be officially rededicated this weekend. The cabin in Smith County was the home of Brewster Higley in the 1870s. While living there, he wrote a poem called "M...

 
 

Funds Raised For Kansas Chinese Garden

By associated-press On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:13:50

Funds Raised For Kansas Chinese Garden

Botanica in Wichita has raised more than $1.5 million to install a Chinese garden, which is now under construction. Director Marty Miller says the garden, which was scheduled to open this fall, will be delayed until next spring. Botanica officials say the next project will be aimed at raising ...

 
 

Rescue Group Owner Fined For Dog’s Death

By associated-press On Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:09:38

Rescue Group Owner Fined For Dog’s Death

The owner of a no-kill rescue organization has been found guilty of violating Topeka's dangerous dogs ordinance after a German shepherd fatally mauled a teacup poodle at this year's St. Patrick's Day parade. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/YIZREa ) reports Jan Price, leader of Saving De...

 
 

$5,000 Reward Offered In Pelican Shooting

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:45:03

$5,000 Reward Offered In Pelican Shooting

Two groups are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to a conviction in the shooting of seven American white pelicans in Kansas earlier this month. The Humane Society of the United States and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust announced the reward Monday. The federally protected...

 
 

Herington Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Railroad Union Funds

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:38:58

Herington Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Railroad Union Funds

A Dickinson County man admits to embezzling railroad union funds. According to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom's Office, a former secretary-treasurer of a railroad union pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling union funds. 62-year-old Dale T. Hull of Herington, pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling u...

 
 

Topeka Man Charged in Girlfriend’s Death

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:02:50

Topeka Man Charged in Girlfriend’s Death

A Topeka man who police say was naked and bloody before his arrest is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in this girlfriend's death. Shawnee County District Court records show Trevor William Adkins was also charged Friday with misdemeanor counts of endangering a child and battery. He r...

 
 

Some Newton Buildings Evacuated after Bomb Threat

By associated-press On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:01:42

Some Newton Buildings Evacuated after Bomb Threat

Newton police say they are evacuating several downtown buildings after a suspicious device was found near a community corrections office. KAKE-TV reports police received a bomb threat to the corrections office early Monday and responding officers found a suspicious device in a planter outside the...

 
 

Life Lessons from Joan Rivers

By joan-jerkovich On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:23:11

Life Lessons from Joan Rivers

The news was shocking and tragic. Our beloved smile-maker, Joan Rivers, died all too young. Though 81 years old at the time of her passing, she was eternally young at heart. Like many others since, I have been following news stories about her life. I watched the PBS documentary, “Joan Rivers: A...

 
 

Police Log 9-29-14

By ksal-staff On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:10:53

Police Log 9-29-14

Salina Police report a vehicle was damaged in the 500 block of Montrose between midnight and 7am on Sunday. Police report someone tried to steal a truck by smashing the driver side window on a 2002 Ford F-250 and then damaged the ignition by attempting to start the pickup. Total damage is listed at ...

 
 

Lock Cut, Canoes Stolen

By ksal-staff On Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:40:23

Lock Cut, Canoes Stolen

Canoes and a set of oars are taken from a Salina yard. Police are looking for someone who cut the padlocks and cable on two green, plastic Old Town Canoes that were stored at a home in the 200 block of River Run between Wednesday and Thursday morning. Police say the 14-foot canoe and a 16-foot...

 
 
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