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Kansas Senators Seek to Honor Lt. Gen. Seitz

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 06:41:27

Kansas Senators Seek to Honor Lt. Gen. Seitz

Kansas' two U.S. senators are seeking to rename a Veterans Affairs clinic in Junction City after a decorated World War II veteran who continued serving the military community around Fort Riley long after he retired. Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts filed the measure Friday to honor Lt. Gen. Rich...

 
 

Topeka Man Escapes From Minimum Security Prison

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 00:55:03

Topeka Man Escapes From Minimum Security Prison

A Topeka man is on the run after escaping from a minimum security unit at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility where he was being held on burglary and shoplifting convictions. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Mark Edward Lucas fled from the facility between 1 and 2 p.m. Saturday. The 44-year-ol...

 
 

Pratt Teen Killed After Car Collides With Truck

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 00:46:34

Pratt Teen Killed After Car Collides With Truck

A 16-year-old Pratt High School football player has died after his car crossed the center line and struck a semitrailer in south-central Kansas. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 16-year-old Drake Evert was killed in the crash at 6:38 a.m. on K-61 near Preston. The Wichita Eagle reports the truck dr...

 
 

Salina Business Sends Aid To Lindsborg

By ksal-staff On Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:57:40

Salina Business Sends Aid To Lindsborg

Waters True Value of Salina has donated a helping hand and key essentials to the residents of Lindsborg. Major flooding affected approximately 125 homes and left an estimated $3.8 million in damage earlier this week. Waters True Value employees set out on Wednesday morning to deliver over $1,00...

 
 

USD 305 On-Line Enrollment Proves Popular

By toddpittenger On Fri, 02 Aug 2013 20:58:45

USD 305 On-Line Enrollment Proves Popular

About half of parents enrolling their students for USD 305 schools for the upcoming school year used the new on-line process. According to USD 305, about 77 percent of the total student body is currently enrolled. Of those that are now enrolled, about 39 percent of them participated in walk-in...

 
 

Man Gets Hard 50 Sentence in Wichita Woman’s Death

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:42:30

Man Gets Hard 50 Sentence in Wichita Woman’s Death

A Sedgwick County judge imposed a Hard 50 prison sentence on a man convicted of killing a Wichita woman while he was on parole for another murder in Lawrence. Tyrone Walker was sentenced Thursday for strangling 44-year-old Janis Sanders in June 2011. He had been paroled in February of that year a...

 
 

Altercation at a Group Home

By davidweiner On Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:48:12

Altercation at a Group Home

Yesterday, three teens got into an altercation at the Making The Connection group home in Salina. The victims, boys, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were in an argument with a 15-year-old boy. The argument soon escalated when the youngest of the three drew a knife and cut the two older boys. ...

 
 

Long Road to Recovery

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:45:41

Long Road to Recovery

About 75 residents affected by Monday's flash flood in Lindsborg, gathered at the town's middle school Thursday night to get an update from city officials. City Administrator Greg DuMars told the group that having FEMA declare the event a disaster are slim. "The bench marks for initial declara...

 
 

Gradual Theft

By davidweiner On Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:25:26

Gradual Theft

On July 24, Christopher Hallock started to notice that items of his were disappearing. Hallock, 38, reported to police yesterday the theft of a wide assortment of his property ranging from gold earrings to Applebee's gift cards. There were never any signs of forced entry into his home on the 2...

 
 

Wyoming Recognizes Kansas Concealed Carry

By associated-press On Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:59:07

Wyoming Recognizes Kansas Concealed Carry

Kansas concealed carry permit holders will now be allowed to carry their weapons in Wyoming. Attorney General Derek Schmidt says Friday that Wyoming has become the 32nd state to honor permits issued in Kansas. The decision is a result of legislation passed by Kansas lawmakers this year. The law ...

 
 
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