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Nearly 1/3 Young Adults Too Fat For Military

By associated-press On Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:54:48

Nearly 1/3 Young Adults Too Fat For Military

A new report from a group of retired military leaders says the nation's obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military. One in three young adults nationwide is too fat to enlist. The report released Wednesday by a group calling itself Mission: Readiness is promoting ...

 
 

Tornado Sirens Failed In Nickerson

By associated-press On Wed, 15 Jul 2015 06:34:26

Tornado Sirens Failed In Nickerson

Tornado sirens failed to go off in Nickerson as a tornado hit the area. Evan Seiwert with Reno County Emergency Management tells The Hutchinson News that none of the town's tornado sirens activated during severe weather Monday evening. Seiwert said the sirens had passed a weekly test. He sa...

 
 

Revenue Department: Same-Sex Couples Can File Joint Taxes

By associated-press On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:02:23

Revenue Department: Same-Sex Couples Can File Joint Taxes

Gov. Sam Brownback's office says same-sex couples in Kansas who were married last year after the state's ban was struck down in November can file joint taxes for the 2014 tax year. Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said Tuesday that same-sex couples who filed for an extension on their 2014 taxes ...

 
 

KU Attorney Spars With appeals Court Judge in Expulsion Case

By associated-press On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:58:47

KU Attorney Spars With appeals Court Judge in Expulsion Case

An attorney for the University of Kansas has faced stiff questioning from an appeals court judge during a hearing on whether the school had the right to expel a student based on offensive tweets and off-campus incidents. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports former KU student Navid Yeasin was suspen...

 
 

Sinkhole Formed at Tuttle Creek Lake

By associated-press On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:55:21

Sinkhole Formed at Tuttle Creek Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reduced flows from Tuttle Creek Lake since a 15-foot sinkhole was found near the lake. The Manhattan Mercury reports the sinkhole on the east side of outflow tubes at Tuttle Creek Lake measures 15 feet in diameter and 8 feet deep. Engineers reduced outflows...

 
 

Suit Threatened Over VA Sweat Lodge Dispute

By associated-press On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:09:38

Suit Threatened Over VA Sweat Lodge Dispute

A religious liberty group is now threatening to sue over the ongoing Native American sweat lodge dispute at the VA hospital in Wichita. The Liberty Institute sent another letter Tuesday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs alleging discrimination against Native American religious practices ...

 
 

Brownback Raising Cash To Pay Campaign Debt

By associated-press On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:06:57

Brownback Raising Cash To Pay Campaign Debt

Records show that the campaign finance team for Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election has been working to pay off legal fees and debt from the 2014 election. Brownback and his campaign-finance team have been reaching out to potential donors since he was re-elected last November when he defeated Democr...

 
 

Salina Man’s Account Information Stolen

By ksal-staff On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:43:03

Salina Man’s Account Information Stolen

A Salina man might be the first victim of identity theft stemming from personal information that was stolen from a drive up bank cash machine. Police say that a 70-year-old man's Sunflower Bank card account information was used to make withdrawals on Monday in Lewisville, Texas and in Pearl, Miss...

 
 

Man Bilked In Craig’s List Scam

By ksal-staff On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:28:31

Man Bilked In Craig’s List Scam

A Salina man moving to another state falls victim to an internet scam. According to Salina Police, the 25-year-old was preparing to move to Texas. Using Craig's List online, he found an apartment for rent in Galveston. After communicating via e-mail with a person who claimed to be the owner, the ...

 
 

Man Nearly Drowns in Backyard Pool

By ksal-staff On Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:19:59

Man Nearly Drowns in Backyard Pool

A man nearly drowned in a backyard pool in rural Saline County Monday evening. According to Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, 39-year-old Matthew Upshaw and his 18-year-old son Zachary were cleaning their pool in their backyard at 873 E. Frisbie Way at around 6:00 in the evening. The She...

 
 
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