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Westar Energy Inc. Asks Kansas Agency to Approve $12.2B Sale

By staff On Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:29:07

Westar Energy Inc. Asks Kansas Agency to Approve $12.2B Sale

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A joint application to approve the $12.2 billion sale of Westar Energy Inc. has been filed with the Kansas Corporation Commission. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Great Plains Energy Inc., Kansas City Power and Light and Westar filed the application Tuesday. If approve...

 
 

Maximum-Security Unit at Kansas Prison on Lockdown

By staff On Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:27:39

Maximum-Security Unit at Kansas Prison on Lockdown

LANSING, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Department of Corrections says the maximum-security unit at the state's largest prison is on lockdown after "altercations" involving inmates and staff. Corrections spokesman Adam Pfannenstiel said in an email Friday the maximum-security unit at the Lansing Correcti...

 
 

Voting Rights Groups Appeal Federal Form Changes in 3 States

By staff On Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:25:57

Voting Rights Groups Appeal Federal Form Changes in 3 States

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Voting rights groups are appealing a judge's order which they say threatens to disenfranchise tens of thousands of voters in three states in the upcoming November elections. A notice of appeal filed Friday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia seeks a quic...

 
 

Kansas Denies Firing Clerk Not Attending Office Bible Study

By staff On Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:24:22

Kansas Denies Firing Clerk Not Attending Office Bible Study

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas secretary of state's office has asked a judge to throw out the federal lawsuit filed by a former employee who claims she was fired for not attending Bible study sessions at the office. Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker argued in a filing Thursday that Courtn...

 
 

June Tax Receipts Come in $34.5 Million Below Expectations

By staff On Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:21:24

June Tax Receipts Come in $34.5 Million Below Expectations

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas tax revenue receipts have come up $34.5 million short for June, pushing the fiscal year-ending shortfall to $76.2 million. The state Department of Revenue said on Friday receipts for corporate income taxes missed estimates by $20.3 million, or 25 percent. The department...

 
 

Kansas Delays June Aid Payment to Schools Until July 7

By staff On Sat, 02 Jul 2016 11:20:11

Kansas Delays June Aid Payment to Schools Until July 7

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas will be paying schools a week late after withholding the final payment of fiscal year 2016 to keep its budget out of the red. The Wichita Eagle reports school districts will receive a total of nearly $260 million in state aid July 7 and mark it as a June 30 payment. ...

 
 

Greeley Avenue Bridge Open Again

By ksal-staff On Sat, 02 Jul 2016 00:15:16

Greeley Avenue Bridge Open Again

The Greeley Avenue Bridge has been completed, and the road is back open to the public. According to the City of Salina, due to the deteriorating condition of the structure, the bridge was closed to vehicle traffic in late November of 2012. At the time it remained open for pedestrians. The rema...

 
 

Truck Flips in Neighborhood Crash

By toddpittenger On Fri, 01 Jul 2016 21:39:37

Truck Flips in Neighborhood Crash

No one was seriously injured in a two vehicle crash Friday afternoon that left a small pickup truck on its side in a Central Salina neighborhood. Salina Master Patrol Officer Rande Repp told KSAL News at the scene that the truck rolled when it collied with a small passenger car at the intersectio...

 
 

Skyfire 2016: More Red White and Blue

By jeff-garretson On Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:45:49

Skyfire 2016: More Red White and Blue

He's got the worst seat in the house to watch the fireworks show in Salina - and he wouldn't trade it for anything. Pyrotechnician John Ziegler is the Maestro behind how Skyfire plays out across the night sky on July 4th. "It's like being at the foot of the stage and only seeing the bottom of ...

 
 

Kansas State Senate: Randall Hardy

By ksal-staff On Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:27:36

Kansas State Senate: Randall Hardy

Office: Kansas State District 24 Candidate: Randall Hardy Party: Republican Bio: I was born in Charlotte, NC and I have lived in Salina for 35 years.  I was married to Saralyn Reece Hardy, and we raised three sons in Salina.  I have a BA from Oral Roberts University, and an MBA from the...

 
 
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