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Texting Law Difficult To Enforce

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:07:44

Texting Law Difficult To Enforce

Some law enforcement officers say a Kansas law against texting-and-driving is difficult to enforce because it is too vague. The 3-year-old law requires officers to ticket drivers who are writing or sending a text while driving or any time the phone is transmitting any type of data. A bill that w...

 
 

Lucas City Employee Electrocuted

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:59:55

Lucas City Employee Electrocuted

A 65-year-old City of Lucas employee has died after being electrocuted Wednesday morning. His name has not yet officially been released due to the process of notifying the family. The man was severely shocked Wednesday morning while working on power lines in the 500 Block of South Wolf Street ...

 
 

Supreme Court Justice To Judge Cowboy Contest

By associated-press On Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:18:52

Supreme Court Justice To Judge Cowboy Contest

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss will judge the upcoming state Cowboy Poetry Contest. The annual contest is scheduled for Friday in Alma. Those who compete at Alma will have survived regional qualifying rounds in Wichita, Dodge City and Strong City. The top cowboy poets will be ...

 
 

Damaging Wind Blows Through Area

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:56:23

Damaging Wind Blows Through Area

Severe thunderstorms that rumbled across the area produced damaging wind and heavy rain late Wednesday into early Thursday. Rush County authorities say wind that blew through LaCrosse was strong enough to knock over train cars sitting at a lumberyard. The sheriff's department says the strong w...

 
 

Salina Teen Headed To National Competition

By ksal-staff On Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:30:49

Salina Teen Headed To National Competition

A Salina teen is headed to compete in a national scholarship competition. Rhianna Jordan of Salina will travel to Mobile, Alabama, on Sunday to participate in the 57th Distinguished Young Women National Finals. The event itself will be held June 26th, 27th and 28th at the Mobile Civic Center Thea...

 
 

Wildlife Officials Kill, Remove Carp From Lake

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:12:58

Wildlife Officials Kill, Remove Carp From Lake

Kansas wildlife officials are hoping a day spent shocking carp and removing them from a south-central Kansas lake will ease conditions for other fish to thrive. Four boats staffed by members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism set out Tuesday to remove 1,000 pounds of carp fr...

 
 

Park Being Prepared For Festival

By toddpittenger On Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:45:54

Park Being Prepared For Festival

Salina's Oakdale Park is undergoing a transformation in preparation of the 2014 Smoky Hill River Festival. The official opening event of the 38th annual party in the park is Thursday night's Festival Jam. Entertainment this year includes several traditional favorite acts, along with some new one...

 
 

Report: Winter Wheat Forecast Revised Downward

By associated-press On Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:25:27

Report: Winter Wheat Forecast Revised Downward

The latest government snapshot shows the Agriculture Department has revised downward its forecast for the nation's drought-stricken winter wheat crop. The National Agricultural Statistics Service estimated on Wednesday that farmers will bring in 2.38 billion bushels of winter wheat. Their forecas...

 
 

Salina Sleuths on KSAL

By jeff-garretson On Wed, 11 Jun 2014 17:02:49

Salina Sleuths on KSAL

Billy Taylor loves a good mystery, but is still a bit mystified by the media attention his family has received this week after finding the 2014 Smoky Hill River Festival Medallion. "They told me after we won some of the media might contact me and I thought who's going to call me - but this has be...

 
 

$900 Phone Stolen

By ksal-staff On Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:05:14

$900 Phone Stolen

A woman from Beloit reports that her phone was stolen at a Salina store. Police are investigating after Donna Ruckert left her phone in the ladies restroom at the Wal-Mart located at 2900 S. Broadway on Tuesday evening around 6pm. She told officers when she returned about 30-minutes later, the...

 
 
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