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Tips for a safer holiday season

By associated-press On Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:07:46

Tips for a safer holiday season

As you decorate your home for Christmas, the Consumer Product Safety commission has several tips to help you avoid accidents. First rule: Avoid falls by using the proper size ladder for adding decorations. The CPSC says falls were the top cause of 15,000 holiday decorating injuries during Novembe...

 
 

Man arrested after Kansas parole office disturbance

By associated-press On Sun, 08 Dec 2013 13:00:44

Man arrested after Kansas parole office disturbance

A man involved in a disturbance at a state parole office in downtown Wichita is in custody after spending two hours perched outside a second-floor window. The Wichita Eagle  reports that a standoff with authorities ended Friday with the man falling to the sidewalk. Wichita police Lt. E.J. Bastia...

 
 

Oklahoma Earthquake Felt In Kansas

By associated-press On Sun, 08 Dec 2013 03:39:33

Oklahoma Earthquake Felt In Kansas

A magnitude-4.5 earthquake recoded in central Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey has been followed by two smaller earthquakes. No injuries or damage are reported. The USGS says the magnitude-4.5 quake was recorded at 12:10 p.m. Saturday near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma Ci...

 
 

Kansas program trains those who help the homeless

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:12:50

Kansas program trains those who help the homeless

A Lawrence program that helps the homeless is training its volunteers to detect whether any of the people it's assisting endured trauma as a child. The Lawrence Journal-World reports  it's an initiative of Lawrence Family Promise, which uses churches and their volunteers to house homeless famili...

 
 

WWII Hangar Set For Demolition

By ksal-staff On Sat, 07 Dec 2013 21:06:14

WWII Hangar Set For Demolition

Great Bend is making plans to demolish one World War II-era hangar and to put another on the historic registry. The Hutchinson News  reports that the airfield in Great Bend was among 18 that were part of the war effort in Kansas. It was used to train flight personnel for B-29 bombers. The traini...

 
 

Weight Loss Motivation?

By joan-jerkovich On Sat, 07 Dec 2013 20:38:14

Weight Loss Motivation?

Losing weight has always been a challenge for me. I lose then gain it back in short order and sometimes gain even more back than I lost when I started. Two years ago I worked a plan and got down to my goal weight and kept it off, but the past 4 months I started gaining back what I lost. I know what ...

 
 

Frozen pipe problem leads to Dodge City fire

By associated-press On Sat, 07 Dec 2013 05:30:12

Frozen pipe problem leads to Dodge City fire

An attempt to thaw a frozen pipe turned into a big problem for a southwest Kansas resident. The Dodge City Daily Globe reports  an above-ground water pipe beneath a mobile home froze and broke Thursday afternoon. The resident tried to unfreeze the pipe with a propane burner, but set a fire in...

 
 

Panel Questions Kansas Health Care System Changes

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:31:44

Panel Questions Kansas Health Care System Changes

Two days of hearings in Kansas by a national health care oversight panel raised questions about the implementation of the state's KanCare system and the impact on Medicaid services. The hearings were conducted Wednesday and Thursday by the National Council on Disability, which advises the preside...

 
 

Former Kansas AG Seeks Rehearing Over Law License

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:27:37

Former Kansas AG Seeks Rehearing Over Law License

An attorney for former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline is asking the Kansas Supreme Court to consider modifying a ruling that indefinitely suspended Kline's law license. The motion for a rehearing was filed this week by Tom Condit, who argued that investigators in Kline's case were biased and...

 
 

Olympic Women’s Soccer Coach to Teach at Bethany

By associated-press On Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:14:07

Olympic Women’s Soccer Coach to Teach at Bethany

The women who coached the U.S. women's soccer team to two Olympic gold medals will be a distinguished professor at Bethany College in Lindsborg. The college announced Thursday that Pia Sundhage will start in January as this year's Distinguished Pearson Professor of Swedish Studies. Sundhage wi...

 
 
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