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Rain helps boost Wichita water supply

By associated-press On Sun, 02 Jun 2013 09:58:40

Rain helps boost Wichita water supply

Recent rain has raised water levels at Cheney Reservoir slightly, but officials say more heavy downpours are needed to improve the drought. The Wichita Eagle reports that Cheney was nearly 68 percent full after rainstorms this week, up 3 to 5 percent from last week. Brian Haug, park ranger at ...

 
 

Kansas Nurse Convicted of Defrauding Medicaid

By associated-press On Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:48:13

Kansas Nurse Convicted of Defrauding Medicaid

A Wichita area nurse has been convicted on federal charges accusing her of taking part in a scheme involving more than $700,000 in fraudulent Medicaid billings. The Wichita Eagle reports that 48-year-old Caela M. White-Kinchion, of Bel-Aire was convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspira...

 
 

Kansas Revenue Collections Up In May

By associated-press On Sat, 01 Jun 2013 08:43:20

Kansas Revenue Collections Up In May

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas revenue collections exceeded estimates by $65.9 million in May, aided by one time revenue paid by taxpayers who made payments ahead of federal tax increases. The Kansas Department of Revenue said Friday that the state collected $583.2 million in May, an increase of 12.7...

 
 

Brownback Signs Bill Restricting Lobbying on Guns

By associated-press On Fri, 31 May 2013 23:43:27

Brownback Signs Bill Restricting Lobbying on Guns

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed legislation restricting the use of state funds to promote or oppose gun control policies. The measure signed Friday takes effect in July. It passed the Legislature this year with strong support from gun rights advocates. The new law will prohibit local gove...

 
 

Kansas Senate Panel Offers Bill on Education Standards

By associated-press On Fri, 31 May 2013 23:41:44

Kansas Senate Panel Offers Bill on Education Standards

A Kansas Senate committee has introduced legislation that would pause the implementation of new standards for math and reading in public schools. The bill would create an 11-member legislative panel to review decisions by the State Board of Education on adopting and implementing any uniform educa...

 
 

On The Hunt

By davidweiner On Fri, 31 May 2013 18:01:09

On The Hunt

The hunt continues for the River Festival medallion. Salinans flocked to the Schilling St. dike this afternoon, combing through the grass and brush. The search has brought hunters together for a common purpose. "Looking for the medallion has created it's own little subculture of people that al...

 
 

Salina Man Stopped To Aid Fatally Wounded Bicyclist

By ksal-staff On Fri, 31 May 2013 17:53:35

Salina Man Stopped To Aid Fatally Wounded Bicyclist

Jerry Hurde of Salina was driving a truck for Salina Iron and Metal Friday morning, headed for the Saline County Landfill with a load, when he noticed something out of the ordinary. He saw what appeared to be a bicycle in the ditch along West Crawford Street, west of Salina. Hurde tells KSAL News...

 
 

Man Treated at ER after Assault

By ksal-staff On Fri, 31 May 2013 15:38:14

Man Treated at ER after Assault

Salina Police are looking for a known suspect after a man is attacked. According to Deputy Chief Carson Mansfield, officers were called to the corner of 13th and Ash just before 10pm on Thursday night after neighbors heard a disturbance in the street. Police found Dean Gilmore of Salina on the...

 
 

Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run Accident

By ksal-staff On Fri, 31 May 2013 15:19:59

Bicyclist Killed in Hit and Run Accident

A bicyclist is killed in a hit and run accident early Friday morning and authoites are asking for help in identifying a suspect vehicle. Saline County Sheriff Deputy Lance Zurfluh said at the scene that a female was riding a bicycle at around 8:15 in the morning, heading west on West Crawford Str...

 
 

House Rejects New Tax Plan

By associated-press On Fri, 31 May 2013 11:31:09

House Rejects New Tax Plan

Kansas legislators are being forced to resume negotiations on tax issues following the House's rejection of a plan to lower the state sales tax on groceries. House and Senate negotiators were meeting Friday. It was the 98th day of the Legislature's annual session, with 90 days normally scheduled....

 
 
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