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Legislator Quits to Head With Conservative Group

By associated-press On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:28:58

Legislator Quits to Head With Conservative Group

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The chairman of a Kansas House committee that handles legislation on abortion and gay-rights issues is resigning to lead a conservative group seeking to influence social policy. Republican Representative Steve Brunk of Wichita submitted a letter of resignation to the secreta...

 
 

Man Killed in Camper Fire

By associated-press On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:25:52

Man Killed in Camper Fire

PRATT, Kan. (AP) — A Pratt County man has died after a space heater caught fire in his camper. The 68-year-old man was the sole occupant of the approximately 8-by-12 or -14 feet camper, located about five miles south of Pratt and about 10 and a half miles to the west. Sheriff Vernon Chin...

 
 

New Star Wars Movie Doesn’t Disappoint

By toddpittenger On Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:30:51

New Star Wars Movie Doesn’t Disappoint

The Force is strong across the country, and right here in Salina. Millions of "Star Wars" fans got their first look at the latest installment of the epic saga. After years of buildup, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opened across the country. At the Starplex Cinemas in Salina the first fans were i...

 
 

The Force is Strong in Salina

By toddpittenger On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 23:46:44

The Force is Strong in Salina

The Force is strong in Salina. Much like other locations around the country, Star Wars movie fans are lining up to see the premier of new movie in the franchise, "Star Wars The Force Awakens." Starplex Cinema Manager Tammy Kromer tells KSAL that several hundred tickets to the premier sold in a...

 
 

Salina Man Killed in Crash

By ksal-staff On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:53:32

Salina Man Killed in Crash

A Salina man was one of two people killed in a three vehicle crash in southern Kansas Thursday morning. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2003 Ford Econoline van driven by 22-year-old Yvonne Butticci of Salina was headed south on K-61 Highway. The van crossed the center line and sideswipe...

 
 

Washburn Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 19:13:36

Washburn Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Documents have revealed that Washburn University in Topeka paid $45,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit involving its dean of libraries. Michelle Canipe, a former instructional librarian at Washburn, sued the university and Alan Bearman in May 2013, claiming the dea...

 
 

Kansas Aviation Museum Reduces Hours, Lays Off 2 Employees

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 18:46:08

Kansas Aviation Museum Reduces Hours, Lays Off 2 Employees

The Kansas Aviation Museum has terminated two of its five-person staff and announced it will be reducing visitor hours next year. Richard Moore, the museum's interim director, said Wednesday the two positions that were cut this week were full-time marketing jobs. According to Moore, the terminati...

 
 

Police in Hutchinson are Handing out Money to the Needy

By associated-press On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 18:42:55

Police in Hutchinson are Handing out Money to the Needy

Police in Hutchinson are handing out $100 bills to the needy thanks to an anonymous donor. Hutchinson Police Capt. Troy Hoover says the donor asked police to provide random acts of kindness to people in need. The Hutchinson News reports that police don't even know the identity of the donor. The F...

 
 

Donations Needed for Christmas Dinner

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 17:50:16

Donations Needed for Christmas Dinner

Chef Bill Fekas grew up in Athens, Greece - but loves Christmas in America. Fekas stopped by the KSAL Morning News with a look at the upcoming 33rd Annual Fekas Family Christmas Dinner. "Growing up we ate so many delicious things wrapped in grape leaves and sauce, like a delicious lemon sauce,...

 
 

A Hefty Theft in Residential Salina

By ksal-staff On Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:56:35

A Hefty Theft in Residential Salina

Three watches and an AK47 were stolen from a residence on the 600 block of Johnstown Avenue sometime between December 3-16. Two Bulova watches, one crystal, one diamond encrusted and one blue faced Seiko watch were stolen, as well as a Czech AK47 with a black composite barrel and an unknown quant...

 
 
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