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Child Drowns in Daycare Provider’s Backyard

By associated-press On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:33:58

Child Drowns in Daycare Provider’s Backyard

Wichita police say a 3-year-old girl drowned in a pool at her daycare provider's home. Police Sgt. Nikki Woodrow says the girl and a 5-year-old were playing in the backyard Thursday morning. The 3-year-old somehow got into an above-ground pool that was about 4 feet high. She died at the scene....

 
 

Westar Seeking Cost Update That Could Reduce Rates

By associated-press On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:32:28

Westar Seeking Cost Update That Could Reduce Rates

Westar Energy is seeking a change in its transmission costs that would reduce customers' rates by about $18 million. In March, the Kansas Corporation Commission approved a $25 million increase to the utility's transmission delivery system. That came a day after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commi...

 
 

Animal Shelter Receiving Multiple Distress Calls

By toddpittenger On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:23:54

Animal Shelter Receiving Multiple Distress Calls

The recent extreme heat has been keeping officers busy in Salina. Officers from the Salina Animal Shelter have been responding to numerous calls of animals in distress. Vanessa Cowie, Animal Services Manager at the Salina Animal Shelter, tells KSAL News that her agency has been getting 5 to 10 ca...

 
 

Salina Police Log 6-23-16

By ksal-staff On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:13:52

Salina Police Log 6-23-16

Thieves leave a car on cinder blocks after stealing tires off it. Police say that between 5:00 Tuesday evening and 8:00 Wednesday morning three tires were stolen from 2008 Volkswagen parked at R & A Auto Electric at 522 N. 8th Street in Salina. A window on the car was also shattered. Total loss ...

 
 

Quick Change Scammers Ripoff Walmart

By ksal-staff On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:01:11

Quick Change Scammers Ripoff Walmart

A couple of "quick change" scammers ripped off the Salina Walmart store Tuesday evening. According to Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney, a couple of men turned two small purchases in the electronics department into a $567 loss for the store. Each man began a small transaction, of less than $4...

 
 

Man Arrested After Woman Beaten, Strangled

By ksal-staff On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:51:24

Man Arrested After Woman Beaten, Strangled

An incident in which a woman was beaten and strangled lead to the arrest of a Salina man. Salina Police Captain Mike Sweeney says that 32-year-old David Miller was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the incident, which happened on Monday. Miller is alleged to have beaten, and strangled, ...

 
 

142 Lead Screenings on First Day of Free Tests

By ksal-staff On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:27:25

142 Lead Screenings on First Day of Free Tests

Over 140 people in Salina were screened for lead in their blood on Wednesday, on the first day of two days of free blood screenings at the health department. Elevated levels of lead found in blood samples of 32 area children have triggered a Kansas Department of Health and Environment investigation ...

 
 

State Authorizes Record Debt

By associated-press On Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:44:38

State Authorizes Record Debt

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders have authorized a record $900 million in temporary borrowing to cover the state's expenses through June 2017. Brownback and the leaders met Wednesday as the State Finance Council and voted 8-1 to loan the state's main bank account the money from o...

 
 

School Funding Deal Close

By associated-press On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 22:05:22

School Funding Deal Close

Key Republican legislators say they're close to an agreement with Kansas school districts on a plan aimed at satisfying a court mandate to help poor schools. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson said Wednesday that he's optimistic about a deal on a $38 million proposal. House ...

 
 

License Tag Fees Increasing July 1st

By ksal-staff On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:10:38

License Tag Fees Increasing July 1st

Effective July 1st, 2016, motor vehicle tag registration fees will increase to $3.25, in order to support the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center.  This was done in an effort to increase hiring in the agency, the KHP will receive $2 of the increased fee and the remainde...

 
 
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