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Price Of Stamps Going Up

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:15:28

Price Of Stamps Going Up

It's about to cost close to 50 cents to mail a letter. Regulators have approved a temporary price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the cost of mailing a letter to 49 cents, beginning Jan. 26. The Postal Service hopes the higher rate will help it recoup about $2.8 billion in lo...

 
 

A Christmas Message Of Hope For A Better World

By associated-press On Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:05:25

A Christmas Message Of Hope For A Better World

Pope Francis is wishing for a better world, with peace for the land of Jesus' birth, for Syria and Africa, as well as for the dignity of migrants and refugees fleeing misery and conflict. In his Christmas message today, the pope spoke from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica to tens of th...

 
 

The History of Santa Claus

By joan-jerkovich On Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:00:11

The History of Santa Claus

The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is said ...

 
 

Kan. Duck Hunter Drowns after Boat Capsizes

By associated-press On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:20:35

Kan. Duck Hunter Drowns after Boat Capsizes

A northeast Kansas sheriff says a man has drowned at Milford Lake after his boat capsized while duck hunting. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf declined to identify the man who drowned Tuesday other than to say he was a member of the military. KJCK reports a second man on the boat was able to mak...

 
 

Kansas Social Media Policy Under Fire

By associated-press On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:18:14

Kansas Social Media Policy Under Fire

Faculty members at Kansas State University want the Kansas Board of Regents to repeal a social media policy devised after criticism about a Kansas journalism professor's anti-NRA tweet. The regents approved the policy last week allowing university officials to fire faculty and staff who post soci...

 
 

Telling the Christmas Story

By ksal-staff On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:10:08

Telling the Christmas Story

The sounds of Christmas on the KSAL Morning News included a live acoustic performance from Dru Davis and the story of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus born in a manger - from Pastor Joe Hughes from Trinity Lutheran Church in Salina. The two jumped in studio with Rich and Jeff during the third hour...

 
 

First Christmas After Losing Mother?

By joan-jerkovich On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:14:05

First Christmas After Losing Mother?

My mother passed four months ago. She was 86 and lived with me her last few years. Her passing was sudden and we’d been going out to events and shopping just weeks before she died. She was my best friend. I’m having a hard time. I cry easily. We had our little Christmas traditions, just the two ...

 
 

Former Shelter Chief Denies Theft

By associated-press On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:53:45

Former Shelter Chief Denies Theft

The former director of a northeast Kansas animal shelter has pleaded not guilty to stealing $40,000 from the shelter where she worked for seven years. Lisa Junghans entered her plea Monday in Geary County District Court. Her attorney sqys that the state will have a hard time proving she did anyth...

 
 

Infant Twins Killed In Fire

By associated-press On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:47:41

Infant Twins Killed In Fire

Infant twins have died in a house fire in south-central Kansas. Police in Pratt say the infants died Monday afternoon in the fire at their home. Emergency crews called to the home found the twin's mother outside covered in smoke and soot. She's been hospitalized with fire-related injuries. Pra...

 
 

Roads Filling With Holiday Travelers

By ksal-staff On Tue, 24 Dec 2013 01:35:13

Roads Filling With Holiday Travelers

Roads around Kansas are filling with holiday travelers. According to AAA Kansas, 94.5 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 0.6 percent from the 94 million people who traveled last year. Nearly 30 percent (29.7) of all America...

 
 
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