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Record Breaking Cold Air Settles In

By ksal-staff On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:25:08

Record Breaking Cold Air Settles In

Unseasonably cold air that has brought early snow to some parts of the country has settled into Kansas. The cold air mass contributed to record breaking temperatures in some parts of the state on Thursday, with more possible Friday and Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, recor...

 
 

Woman sentenced for texting-while-driving fatality

By associated-press On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:50:11

Woman sentenced for texting-while-driving fatality

A southern Kansas woman has been placed on a year of supervised probation for a texting-while-driving crash that left another driver dead. The Pratt Tribune reports that 36-year-old Jennifer Dale, of Preston, must also pay a $1,000 fine under the sentence she received Wednesday. Dale pleaded n...

 
 

Kansas corn crop forecast larger than anticipated

By associated-press On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:47:40

Kansas corn crop forecast larger than anticipated

The latest government forecast on Kansas crop production is painting a far rosier picture than had been anticipated for most fall crops just a month ago. The National Agricultural Statistics Service predicted Thursday that Kansas growers would bring in 578 million bushels of corn this season. Tha...

 
 

Kansas court to hear US Senate dispute next week

By associated-press On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:43:12

Kansas court to hear US Senate dispute next week

The Kansas Supreme Court will hold a hearing next week on a petition by the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate to get his name removed from the November ballot. The court on Thursday scheduled arguments on Democrat Chad Taylor's petition for 9 a.m. Tuesday. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss said in a ...

 
 

Salina Gateway Sculpture Wins Award

By ksal-staff On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:56:15

Salina Gateway Sculpture Wins Award

A Salina public art sculpture wins a major award. According to Salina Arts & Humanities, "Dawn's Silver Lining" has received the 2014 Juror's Choice CODAaward for the Public Spaces category. "Dawn's Silver Lining" is the large-scale public art work on South Ninth Street designed by artist Bar...

 
 

High Court Hears Offender Registry Case

By associated-press On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:34:36

High Court Hears Offender Registry Case

The attorney representing a convicted child molester has urged the Kansas Supreme Court to take a fresh look at the state's criminal offender registry because social media has made the Internet the new town square for public shaming. Attorney Chris Joseph said during oral arguments Thursday that...

 
 

Work Truck Stolen

By ksal-staff On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:16:13

Work Truck Stolen

A 2006 Ford F250, owned by Greenfield Contractors of Salina was reported stolen. Police say the vehicle had been parked in the company's lot located at 2775 Arnold, when employees discovered the truck was not there. Staff told officers the keys had not been left inside the vehicle which is val...

 
 

Kansas State Restricts Travel To African Countries

By associated-press On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:53:58

Kansas State Restricts Travel To African Countries

Kansas State University is restricting travel of university-sponsored students, faculty and staff to several African countries affected by the Ebola virus. The university said in a letter Wednesday to the Kansas State community that it will deny university-sponsored travel to Guinea, Liberia and...

 
 

ATV, Tools Stolen from Speedway

By ksal-staff On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:46:00

ATV, Tools Stolen from Speedway

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary and theft at Salina Speedway. An employee told deputies he noticed a gate on Wednesday that appeared to be tampered with, and then saw a lock was broken at the race facility at 2841 S. Burma Road. Deputies discovered a door had bee...

 
 

Westar Rate Increase Delayed

By associated-press On Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:06:36

Westar Rate Increase Delayed

Westar Energy has agreed to delay a request for a rate increase related to nuclear power plant upgrades as part of an agreement approved by a state commission. The Kansas Corporation Commission on Tuesday approved a plan that would allow Westar to receive about $3.5 million in revenue related to...

 
 
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