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Fair Week In Salina

By ksal-staff On Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:08:24

Fair Week In Salina

It's fair week in Salina. Festivities of the Tri-Rivers Fair run Tuesday through Sunday. The fair parade down Santa Fe gets things started Tuesday evening at 7:30. Many favorites are back this year including the rodeo, demolition derby, combine demolition derby, and the draft horse show. ...

 
 

Final Four Contributes To Record Donations At WSU

By associated-press On Mon, 05 Aug 2013 08:51:35

Final Four Contributes To Record Donations At WSU

A groundswell of school pride after the Wichita State Shockers made it to the Final Four of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has resulted in a record year of donations for the university. The Wichita Eagle reports the WSU Foundation's fiscal year 2013 ended with a three year record of...

 
 

For critics, Kansas abortion law’s form also matters

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:59:05

For critics, Kansas abortion law’s form also matters

Two Kansas doctors challenging a sweeping new state abortion law are attacking its form as well as its substance. Dr. Herbert Hodes (HOH'-deez) and daughter Dr. Traci Nauser (NOW'-zuhr), perform abortions at their health center in Overland Park and filed a lawsuit against the new law in Shawnee C...

 
 

Salina to get $3.5M bulk solids research facility

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 17:45:12

Salina to get $3.5M bulk solids research facility

Developers are planning a new facility in Salina that will research the best ways to move bulk solids. The 17,000-square-foot research facility, will be called The Salina Bulk Solids Innovation Center. Construction is expected to begin next summer. The Salina Journal reports the research will ...

 
 

Heavy Rain Prompts More Flooding

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 15:09:13

Heavy Rain Prompts More Flooding

Heavy rain late Saturday night into Sunday prompts more flooding. According to the National Weather Service, among the wettest areas is Reno County, where over 7 inches of rain fell in some areas. In Hutchinson, where nearly 5 inches of rain fell within 90 minutes, major flooding was occurring. Â...

 
 

Bug Blamed For Causing Crash

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:38:48

Bug Blamed For Causing Crash

A bug is blamed for causing a crash on Interstate 70. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Ford Fiesta was headed east on Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon. The driver, 16-year-old Jeremy Baggs fron Dacula, Georgia, was distracted by a bug. He veered off the road into the south ditch and s...

 
 

No Winner Saturday, Powerball Grows to $400 Million

By ksal-staff On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 14:05:03

No Winner Saturday, Powerball Grows to $400 Million

There was no jackpot winner in Saturday night’s $300 million Powerball drawing. According to the lottery, the estimated jackpot for Wednesday is $400 million. The cash option is $230.3 million. Both of those numbers could likely rise within the next couple of days. The winning numbers Saturd...

 
 

Horse Dies At Phillipsburg Rodeo

By associated-press On Sun, 04 Aug 2013 13:27:39

Horse Dies At Phillipsburg Rodeo

A bucking horse has died after running into a fence during a Kansas rodeo event and breaking her neck. The 6-year-old mare, Jitterbug, had her head down while bucking at the Phillipsburg Rodeo on Friday and went straight into a fence. A veterinarian at the arena says the horse died instantly a...

 
 

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...