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Drowning Deaths Dramatically Rise

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:55:49

Drowning Deaths Dramatically Rise

Drowning deaths have risen dramatically in both Missouri and Kansas this year. State officials say that before this weekend, 24 drownings had been reported this year in Missouri, four more than all of last year. And in Kansas, 12 drownings had been reported before this weekend, double the averag...

 
 

Muslim Inmates Engage In Sacred Observance

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:45:33

Muslim Inmates Engage In Sacred Observance

Muslim inmates at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility are joining their religious brethren in the observance of Ramadan. That takes some effort from prison officials, who change procedures to allow about 60 inmates to follow the practice of not eating or drinking during daylight hours. F...

 
 

Teen Hurt In Joyride With 12-Year-Old Driving

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:23:31

Teen Hurt In Joyride With 12-Year-Old Driving

Wichita police say a 15-year-old boy is hospitalized with a head injury after four minors took a car for a joyride. Police say two 15-year-olds, a 12-year-old and a 9-year-old took their mother's rental car without permission Sunday morning and started driving around the neighborhood. Sgt. S...

 
 

Kansas Residents Receive Energy Help

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:19:12

Kansas Residents Receive Energy Help

Eligible Kansas residents will receive additional assistance through a state program to help them pay their summer utility bills. The Kansas Department for Children and Families says that low-income residents who received assistance during the winter months to help will receive a supplemental pa...

 
 

Rolling Hills Zoo Evolves

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 03:47:29

Rolling Hills Zoo Evolves

A Salina attraction is getting a new name. Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure is becoming Rolling Hills Zoo. Executive director Robert Jenkins says the new name is a better reflection of what the 64,000-square-foot museum and 60-acre zoo has to offer. He says the name "Wildlife Adventure" is a l...

 
 

Wilson Lake Drowning Victim Identified

By toddpittenger On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 02:35:32

Wilson Lake Drowning Victim Identified

For the second weekend in a row a person has drowned at Wilson Lake. According to the Russell County Sheriff's Office, on Sunday morning a bass fisherman at Wilson Lake contacted Russell County 911 about a body floating in the water off the Wilson Dam. Officers from the Russell County Sheriff’s...

 
 

Man Missing In Kansas River

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 02:16:56

Man Missing In Kansas River

Authorities are searching for a man who disappeared in the Kansas River while attempting to swim across it. The 30-year-old man last was seen swimming around 7 p.m. Saturday near an Interstate 435 bridge. Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department deputy chief Craig Duke says the man's friends lost sight...

 
 

1 Dead, 4 Injured In Overnight Shooting

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 02:11:00

1 Dead, 4 Injured In Overnight Shooting

An overnight shooting near downtown Wichita has left one person dead and four others wounded. Police found the gunshot victims while responding to the shooting around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. A crowd of people had gathered in the industrial area beforehand. One shooting victim died at a hospital. The...

 
 

Kansas Has High Skin Cancer Rate

By associated-press On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 02:08:54

Kansas Has High Skin Cancer Rate

As a state with a large number of outdoor workers, Kansas has a problem with skin cancer. A 2009 study by the Center for Disease Control shows that more than a million people in the United States have been diagnosed with skin cancer. That makes it the most common cancer. Kansas has 9 percent m...

 
 

USD 305 Online Enrollment Begins Wednesday

By ksal-staff On Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:24:35

USD 305 Online Enrollment Begins Wednesday

Online enrollment for Salina USD 305 Schools begins on Wednesday. For the first time, parents can avoid enrollment day lines, and instead enroll online. According to the district, enrolling students who were previously enrolled for school will be easier and quicker for district parents and guardi...

 
 
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