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Hearing set for McConnell, refueling tankers

By associated-press On Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:26:01

Hearing set for McConnell, refueling tankers

The U.S. Air Force is holding a hearing in Wichita to gauge public support for McConnell Air Force Base as it considers sites for a new fleet of refueling tankers. The Wichita Eagle reports  the Air Force in May named McConnell as the preferred site for 36 KC-46A tankers to be sited beginning in...

 
 

Kansas opening day for birds lackluster

By associated-press On Mon, 11 Nov 2013 05:22:04

Kansas opening day for birds lackluster

Hunters were mostly disappointed with opening day of the season for upland game birds in central Kansas. The Salina Journal reports farmers, landowners and experts with the state Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism were all predicting a bleak opener Saturday largely because of drought. Greg...

 
 

KC’s Union Station showing civics documentary

By ksal-staff On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:58:10

KC’s Union Station showing civics documentary

A movie playing at Union Station in Kansas City for the next three weeks is part of an effort to reverse a decline in basic civics knowledge in the U.S. The 40-minute, giant-screen historical drama called "We the People" premiered Thursday. Filmmakers Aimee Larrabee and John Altman say they want ...

 
 

Tribes in Kansas oppose move by Delaware

By ksal-staff On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:34:12

Tribes in Kansas oppose move by Delaware

The leader of the Oklahoma-based Delaware Tribe says the tribe could pursue a casino in Kansas, but the tribe also has a broader vision of providing services to Native Americans. In an "open letter to the people of Kansas," Chief Paula Pechonick said Saturday she wanted to address speculation abo...

 
 

Veterans Day Events Planned In Salina

By ksal-staff On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 15:17:03

Veterans Day Events Planned In Salina

Several events are planned in Salina Monday to honor veterans on Veterans Day. Lt. Col. Richard Fisher, executive officer of the Great Plains Joint Training Center and garrison commander of the Kansas Army National Guard Training Center, will be the guest speaker at a Veterans Day Ceremony at the...

 
 

Fort Riley Launching Operation Santa Claus

By ksal-staff On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:30:43

Fort Riley Launching Operation Santa Claus

Fort Riley is ready for Operation Santa Claus. According to the Army, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley are once again beginning their annual Operation Santa fundraising event with a ceremony at 10 a.m. this Wednesday at Operation Santa headquarters, located at 261 Stuart Ave. on Fort Rile...

 
 

Wichita woman gets probation in fatal DUI

By ksal-staff On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:17:51

Wichita woman gets probation in fatal DUI

A Sedgwick County judge has granted probation for a 31-year-old Wichita woman whose 6-year-old son died in crash while she was driving drunk. Crystal Ross pleaded guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, which usually carries a sentence of about three yea...

 
 

Hanston man sentenced to life for sex offenses

By ksal-staff On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:10:56

Hanston man sentenced to life for sex offenses

A 44-year-old Kansas man convicted for the second time of sexual offenses involving children has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years. The Hutchinson News reports Douglas D. Peterman was sentenced Thursday in Hodgeman County court to the mandatory senten...

 
 

Topeka fire chiefs stop getting OT

By ksal-staff On Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:08:33

Topeka fire chiefs stop getting OT

Nine chiefs with the Topeka Fire Department no longer get overtime and call back pay. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports the change took effect Saturday and is an attempt to correct the longtime practice of giving battalion chiefs and shift commanders overtime and callback benefits. Federal labor...

 
 

Small plane crash lands in N. Kansas

By associated-press On Sat, 09 Nov 2013 23:58:06

Small plane crash lands in N. Kansas

No injuries were reported after a single-engine plane crash landed shortly after takeoff in northern Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the aircraft had just taken off from Blosser Municipal Airport in Concordia on Saturday morning when it stalled and crashed while making an emergency landing...

 
 
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