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KDHE Announces State’s First Report of West Nile

By associated-press On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:31:19

KDHE Announces State’s First Report of West Nile

State health officials say a man from Republic County has the first reported case of West Nile virus in Kansas this year. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment did not release any more information about the man in a news release Tuesday. West Nile virus can be spread to people by inf...

 
 

Kansas Historic Landmark Needs Repairs

By associated-press On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:26:02

Kansas Historic Landmark Needs Repairs

A historic and picturesque landmark in central Kansas is in need of some renovation and repair. The Coronado Heights site near Lindsborg is considered one of the state's most scenic locations. The sandstone formation's natural platform has been used by generations as a scenic overlook and place t...

 
 

Wichita State to Close Golf Course in November

By associated-press On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:24:39

Wichita State to Close Golf Course in November

Wichita State University will close its golf course on Nov. 3 to prepare for an expansion. The university announced Tuesday that the university golf teams will be able to use part of its Braeburn golf course. The school plans to demolish apartments this fall and begin construction of an engine...

 
 

Sale of Custom Guitars to Help Fund Vets Memorial

By associated-press On Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:22:29

Sale of Custom Guitars to Help Fund Vets Memorial

Event organizers hope the sale of five customized guitars at a fundraiser will raise $50,000 to support the construction of the Reno County Veterans' Memorial. The Hutchinson News reports the instruments will be covered in patriotic artwork and are to be auctioned off in November. Each of the fou...

 
 

Voters To Decide County Commission Expansion

By toddpittenger On Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:11:53

Voters To Decide County Commission Expansion

Saline County Commissioners Tuesday unanimously agreed to let voters decide whether or not to expand the the commission from a three person board to a five person board. A successful petition campaign by a group called Saline County Citizens For Responsible Government prompted the action. Back on...

 
 

Police Release More Details on Shooting

By ksal-staff On Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:18:05

Police Release More Details on Shooting

A Salina man is facing attempted 1st degree murder charges. Police Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that 34-year-old Raymond Isom was arrested on Monday after officers found him hiding inside an enclosed porch at 713 N. 4th after he allegedly shot a 20-year-old man twice in the stomach. Of...

 
 

State: Accuracy of Heavy Capacity Scales Improving

By associated-press On Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:41:16

State: Accuracy of Heavy Capacity Scales Improving

State agriculture officials say new leadership, more money and increased scrutiny has improved the accuracy of heavy capacity scales. The scales are used to weigh millions of dollars of goods every year in Kansas, including truckloads of scrap metal, recyclables and agricultural products. In e...

 
 

$2.6 Million Award Upheld To Kansas Tourist

By associated-press On Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:19:11

$2.6 Million Award Upheld To Kansas Tourist

A judge upheld a $2.6 million judgment awarded to a Kansas tourist whose skull was fractured when she was run over by a truck driven by a lifeguard. Volusia County had appealed part of the judgment handed down by a jury in favor of Erin Joynt, who was injured while lying on the beach in 2011. The...

 
 

New Salina City Commissioner Appointed

By ksal-staff On Tue, 19 Aug 2014 01:45:01

New Salina City Commissioner Appointed

Dr. Trent Davis will soon have a seat on the Salina City Commission. During Monday's meeting, commissioners decided to appoint Davis to fill the spot of commissioner Barb Shirley, who resigned last week.  Shirley had agreed to stay on until a new commissioner was selected. Davis was select...

 
 

Kansas Jobless Rate Edges Higher

By associated-press On Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:07:56

Kansas Jobless Rate Edges Higher

The Kansas Department of Labor says the state's unemployment rate and the number of private-sector jobs both edged higher in July. The agency reported Monday that seasonally adjusted unemployment rose to 4.9 percent in July from 4.8 percent in June. The July figure was down from 5.6 percent in th...

 
 
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