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GOP Maintains Kansas Voter-Registration Advantage

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:30:19

GOP Maintains Kansas Voter-Registration Advantage

New figures from the Kansas secretary of state's office show that Republicans have maintained their significant voter-registration advantage since March. But the preliminary numbers released Wednesday also show a small increase in the number of unaffiliated voters since March 1. The registration ...

 
 

Wichita State, Engineering Firm Form Partnership

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:29:08

Wichita State, Engineering Firm Form Partnership

Wichita State University says it has formed a partnership with an engineering services company from India that it hopes will eventually create new jobs and avoid big layoffs in the aerospace industry. John Tomblin is the director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State. H...

 
 

Zoo Euthanizes Sick Giraffe

By associated-press On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:34:20

Zoo Euthanizes Sick Giraffe

The Topeka Zoo has euthanized a 24-year-old giraffe that had been sick for a while. Jesse the giraffe was euthanized Wednesday. The zoo reported its failing health in late March. The zoo says the giraffe suffered from laminitis, a disease that causes tenderness and inflammation in the hooves. ...

 
 

Scammer Steals Van From Red Cross

By associated-press On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:00:41

Scammer Steals Van From Red Cross

Police are warning residents of a scammer who's claiming to be retrieving recalled vehicles. Wichita Police Lt. Dan East said that two recent incidents involved a suspect who may have been the same person. He says the man walked into a Wichita public schools office and said he was with a local c...

 
 

Family Asks Why Teen Was Free Before Fatal Crash

By associated-press On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:37:46

Family Asks Why Teen Was Free Before Fatal Crash

Family members of a woman killed by a teenager who drove the wrong way on a Kansas highway say more should have been done to keep him off the road after he told deputies he had taken LSD. Two women and 16-year-old Dominic Stolfi were killed in the collision Sunday morning on Kansas 254, hours aft...

 
 

Smoky Hill River Festival Review

By ksal-staff On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:29:30

Smoky Hill River Festival Review

The final statistics from the 2014 Smoky Hill River Festival Have been complied. According to Salina Arts and Humanities, with its "vibrant mix of outdoor art, live entertainment, exhibiting artists, children's activities, and tempting food" the festival is a v"isible and influential community ma...

 
 

Facebook Photos Lead to Arrest

By ksal-staff On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:53:51

Facebook Photos Lead to Arrest

A Salina man is booked into jail for sending obscene photos of himself to a man and woman last Friday. Police arrested 34-year-old Victor Burkholder on Tuesday for promoting obscenities. According to Captain Mike Sweeney, Burkholder contacted a 31-year-old female and 31-year-old male on Facebo...

 
 

Brownback Critics Compared To Evil “Eye of Mordor”

By associated-press On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:01:05

Brownback Critics Compared To Evil “Eye of Mordor”

Democratic challenger Paul Davis is shrugging off a national Republican figure's suggestion that critics of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback are akin to the evil "Eye of Mordor." Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum made the reference to "The Lord of the Rings" Monday during a rally in Wichit...

 
 

Man With Legal Gun Kicked Out Of Theatre

By ksal-staff On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:48:44

Man With Legal Gun Kicked Out Of Theatre

A man with a legal concealed gun was asked to leave a movie theatre in Salina on Tuesday. After other customers saw the gun and complained, theatre staff asked the man to leave. When the man became upset, police were called. KAKE TV reports that the man, who had a concealed carry permit, was ...

 
 

Local Foods Becoming Big Business

By associated-press On Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:32:34

Local Foods Becoming Big Business

Locally grown foods aren't just for farmers markets anymore. A growing network of companies and organizations is delivering food directly from local farms to institutions like hospitals and schools, eliminating middlemen from farm to fork. They're increasing profits for smaller farms and bringing...

 
 
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