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Central Kansas Rail Trail Program Follows Long Road

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Sep 2015 12:50:47

Central Kansas Rail Trail Program Follows Long Road

Efforts to convert abandoned rail lines into trails have followed a long and winding road in central Kansas. The trails are the most abundant in the eastern part of the state. They include a 117-mile-long Flint Hills Nature Trail that stretches from Osawatomie to Herington and the roughly 50-mile...

 
 

Adventure Seekers Rappel 13-Story Topeka Building

By associated-press On Mon, 07 Sep 2015 12:47:40

Adventure Seekers Rappel 13-Story Topeka Building

Raising money for charity has turned into an adrenal producing adventure in Topeka. The Adventure seekers turned out Saturday morning to rappel down a 13-story Westar Energy building. The event was a fundraiser for the Kansas Children's Discovery Center. Each participant is responsible for rai...

 
 

Americans Gather To Celebrate Labor Day

By ksal-staff On Mon, 07 Sep 2015 11:15:50

Americans Gather To Celebrate Labor Day

Americans typically celebrate Labor Day as the end of the summer, but it was originally started as a holiday for workers. Some ten-thousand workers gathered in New York City for a parade back on September 5th, 1882, which was likely the first observance of Labor Day. That celebration sparked othe...

 
 

Another small earthquake rattles south-central Kansas

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Sep 2015 19:36:21

Another small earthquake rattles south-central Kansas

Another small earthquake has shaken south-central Kansas. The Kansas Geological Survey says the latest quake struck Saturday night near the small Sumner County town of Caldwell. It had a preliminary magnitude of 2.5. At least one earthquake a day has rattled the area since Tuesday, with magnitude...

 
 

Man gets 89 years for shooting wife, 2 sons in west Wichita

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Sep 2015 17:56:09

Man gets 89 years for shooting wife, 2 sons in west Wichita

A Wichita man has been ordered to spend 89 years in prison for trying to kill his wife and two sons. The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1JMwlAX) reports that 40-year-old Pettix McMillan was sentenced Friday for three counts of attempted first-degree murder. The sentence is more than double what McM...

 
 

K-State Marching Band Takes Shot at KU

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Sep 2015 14:43:23

K-State Marching Band Takes Shot at KU

Kansas State officials have apologized for a marching band routine during Saturday night's season opener that involved the rival Jayhawks and appeared to be adult-oriented in nature. The theme of the halftime show against South Dakota was "space," and involved scenes from Star Trek and Star Wars....

 
 

Judges Sue State Over Funding Law

By associated-press On Sun, 06 Sep 2015 13:33:10

Judges Sue State Over Funding Law

Four district court judges are challenging the constitutionality of a new state law that threatens the budget of the judicial branch. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Shawnee County District Court on behalf of judges from the counties of Douglas, Kingman Labette and Riley. Issues first arose in...

 
 

Salina Child Wins National Fishing Contest

By ksal-staff On Sun, 06 Sep 2015 13:15:25

Salina Child Wins National Fishing Contest

A Salina child has won a national fishing contest. 6-year-old Noah Rupert, a 1st grade student at Huesner Elementary School, is the winner of Fishing's Future's Catch/Photo/ Release contest. The contest, which was designed to urge families to spend time together fishing, is not complicated. It wa...

 
 

Day of Service Planned

By jeff-garretson On Sun, 06 Sep 2015 11:30:19

Day of Service Planned

Volunteers are needed to help for a day of service in Salina next weekend. They will install or check on smoke detectors, clean the banks of the Smoky Hill River, and work to beautify Downtown Salina. Nancy Klostermeyer with the Volunteer Connection tells KSAL News that teams of three people will...

 
 

Grandmother of boy abandoned at Wichita store jailed

By associated-press On Sat, 05 Sep 2015 19:41:49

Grandmother of boy abandoned at Wichita store jailed

Jail booking reports show that a woman accused of abandoning her grandson at a Wichita department store has been arrested. The Wichita Eagle reports that the 41-year-old woman was arrested Friday on suspicion of child abandonment, theft and a probation violation. She is jailed in Sedgwick County ...

 
 
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