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Kansas farm groups gathering as season wraps up

By associated-press On Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:15:20

Kansas farm groups gathering as season wraps up

The fall harvest of crops in Kansas is mostly in the bin now. Winter wheat planting is done. And calving is still months away. Kansas farmers and ranchers are taking advantage of the seasonal lull this week to gather together to socialize, hash out farm policy aims and gather information at three...

 
 

65-foot Christmas tree lights up Manhattan

By associated-press On Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:13:24

65-foot Christmas tree lights up Manhattan

A 65-foot artificial tree that is touted as the state's tallest holiday tree is lighting downtown Manhattan. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the nearly $100,000 artificial tree grew by 15 feet this year for the second Festival of Lights. It features lights that change according to the rhythm o...

 
 

UPDATE: Pilot Killed, Doctor Hurt In Crash

By ksal-staff On Mon, 01 Dec 2014 02:37:59

UPDATE:  Pilot Killed, Doctor Hurt In Crash

A Salina pilot was killed and three other people were hurt when a small plane crashed in Missouri early Sunday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says that the pilot, Charles Sojka of Salina, was killed in the crash around 9 a.m. Sunday near the airport in Boonville, Missouri. Passengers ...

 
 

Arctic Cold Replaces Unseasonable Warmth

By ksal-staff On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 14:19:46

Arctic Cold Replaces Unseasonable Warmth

A cold front bringing with it arctic air Sunday morning put an abrupt end to a couple of days of record setting warmth. According to the National Weather Service, gusty north winds of 15 to 25 mph are drawing much colder air into the region. By mid-late afternoon, most of Kansas will have temper...

 
 

Santa Basing At Salina Airport

By ksal-staff On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:56:33

Santa Basing At Salina Airport

A special guest is basing at the Salina Regional Airport again this year. Did you know that Capt. Kringle has based out of the Salina Regional Airport every December for the past five years to make his final preparations for his ever-famous 'round the world flight? While he is in town, K-State S...

 
 

Online Shoppers Ready For Cyber Monday

By ksal-staff On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:49:05

Online Shoppers Ready For Cyber Monday

Power up and shop. Millions of Americans are expected to logon to e-commerce sites Monday to take advantage of deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off electronics and half-price clothing on what is expected to be the busiest Internet shopping day of the year, Cyber Monday. The...

 
 

Black Friday Sales Declining

By associated-press On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:26:40

Black Friday Sales Declining

The crowds of bargain hunters that rush through store doors the day after Thanksgiving have thinned out. U.S. shoppers spent $9.1 billion at stores on Black Friday, according to data out Saturday from research firm ShopperTrak. That's a drop of 7 percent compared with the same day last year. B...

 
 

Researchers developing breath test for pot

By associated-press On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:40:36

Researchers developing breath test for pot

Researchers at Washington State University are working on a breath test to determine if a driver is under the influence of marijuana. The News Tribune reports that law enforcement officers have a test for alcohol, but they don't have a tool to test for marijuana impairment. Right now, officers mu...

 
 

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

By associated-press On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:35:04

Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown resigns

The white police officer who killed Michael Brown has resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, nearly four months after the confrontation that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and across the nation. Darren Wilson has been on administrative leave since the Aug. 9 shooting. His resignat...

 
 

Outlook of high cattle prices headlines convention

By associated-press On Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:30:31

Outlook of high cattle prices headlines convention

Cattlemen from across Kansas will be converging in Wichita next week for the annual convention of the Kansas Livestock Association amid all-time high cattle prices. The three-day event that begins Wednesday touches on nutrition, cattle markets and retail sales. Thursday will feature a presenta...

 
 
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