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Utility Cold Weather Rule Taking Effect This Week

By associated-press On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:31:47

Utility Cold Weather Rule Taking Effect This Week

A rule that prevents utilities from disconnecting Kansas customers during extreme cold takes effect when November arrives. The cold weather rule is enforced by the Kansas Corporation Commission and runs from Friday through March 31. The rule bars utilities from disconnecting electric or natura...

 
 

Trapped Manhattan Man Wrote To Family

By associated-press On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:39:45

Trapped Manhattan Man Wrote To Family

A missing Kansas man spent his final days trapped in the wreckage of his van in a rural Utah ravine and wrote goodbye letters to the family he unexpectedly left in early September. Utah Highway Patrol trooper Gary Riches says 54-year-old David Welch was found on Oct. 18 by a hitchhiker who spotte...

 
 

Counties Sue Kansas Officials Over Decrease In Funds

By associated-press On Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:19:33

Counties Sue Kansas Officials Over Decrease In Funds

Fifty-two Kansas counties have filed suit claiming the state shortchanged them by about $7.6 million in making payments from a fund set up to offset the effects of declining oil and natural gas production. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Shawnee County District Court. It contends Gov. Sam Brownb...

 
 

Kansas School Enrollment Up In 2013

By associated-press On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:43:46

Kansas School Enrollment Up In 2013

Preliminary enrollment figures show the number of Kansas students attending public schools grew by less than 1 percent this fall. The raw figures disclosed Tuesday by the Kansas Department of Education were based on the Sept. 20 enrollment count. The figures show there were nearly 460,000 full-ti...

 
 

Kansas Man Faces December Sentencing in Shooting

By associated-press On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:41:35

Kansas Man Faces December Sentencing in Shooting

A Manhattan man will be sentenced in December for killing a Fort Riley soldier. KMAN reports that the sentencing date for 43-year-old Matthew Wilson is set for Dec. 12 in Riley County. Wilson pleaded no contest Friday to one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted first-degree murde...

 
 

Kansas Winter Wheat Planting Nearly Done

By associated-press On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:13:30

Kansas Winter Wheat Planting Nearly Done

The latest government snapshot of Kansas farms shows that winter wheat planting is nearing completion amid the harvest of other crops. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 94 percent of the winter wheat has now been planted. About 74 percent of the crop has emerged. ...

 
 

Over Controlling Parents Irritate Adult Children

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:04:11

Over Controlling Parents Irritate Adult Children

Once children grow up their parents let them live their own lives.  Or so one would think. Yet, there are many adult children who are fed up with their parents still trying to run their lives.  Amanda, my Life Coaching caller, tells us it’s important to do what you love regardless of what your p...

 
 

Westar Asks Regulators to Allow Prepaid Option

By associated-press On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:43:10

Westar Asks Regulators to Allow Prepaid Option

The state's largest electric utility is asking Kansas regulators for permission to let some customers pay for their electricity in advance. The Wichita Eagle reports Westar Energy has filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission, which will decide whether to allow the prepaid servi...

 
 

Jet Ski Stolen

By jeff-garretson On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:40:20

Jet Ski Stolen

Watercraft is stolen from a property in Salina. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, a 1999 Kawasaki Jet Ski and trailer were stolen from a side yard in the 2500 block of Blakemoore Saturday night. Police say on October 26th sometime between 6pm and 8pm, someone removed the watercraft and trailer t...

 
 

2 Vehicles Damaged on Car Lot

By ksal-staff On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:02:06

2 Vehicles Damaged on Car Lot

Police are investigating a burglary, theft and damage to property case after vehicles are damaged on an auto lot. Officers were called to R & L Motors, 304 E. Pacific on Monday, after someone damaged an SUV and passenger car. Police say sometime between Saturday night at 8pm and Monday mor...

 
 
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