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Officials Warn of Toxic Algae Levels Kansas Lakes

By associated-press On Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:23:21

Officials Warn of Toxic Algae Levels Kansas Lakes

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is cautioning the public about toxic levels of blue-green algae in several lakes. The agency issued public health warnings Thursday for all of nine lakes and part of another, saying the water conditions are unsafe and direct contact should be avoide...

 
 

Wichita State opens Shocker Hall

By associated-press On Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:19:06

Wichita State opens Shocker Hall

Students will begin moving into a new, high-tech residence hall at Wichita State University this weekend. The university says Shocker Hall, which opened Thursday, represents the Wichita State's commitment to residential living on campus. The Wichita Eagle reports the hall offers about 780 beds...

 
 

Report: Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in Fracking

By associated-press On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:15:55

Report: Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used in Fracking

An environmental group says companies engaged in an oil and gas drilling method known as fracking have used chemicals that can cause cancer in four wells in Kansas. Industry representatives on Wednesday denied the allegations in a report issued by the Environmental Integrity Project. The Topek...

 
 

About 1,800 Kansans Could Lose Health Insurance

By associated-press On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:13:47

About 1,800 Kansans Could Lose Health Insurance

The federal government says hundreds of Kansas residents who chose health insurance through HealthCare.gov could lose their coverage over questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says the 1,800 Kansans had inconsistencies in their c...

 
 

Judge Keeps Affidavits in Murder Case Closed

By associated-press On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:11:51

Judge Keeps Affidavits in Murder Case Closed

A judge has refused a media request to open some sealed court documents in a quadruple homicide in southeast Kansas. The Parsons Sun had asked a Labette County judge to allow the newspaper to review probable-cause and search-warrant affidavits in the case of David Bennett Jr., who is charged with...

 
 

Kobach Defends Embattled Election Official

By associated-press On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:10:04

Kobach Defends Embattled Election Official

Democrat Jean Schodorf says Secretary of State Kris Kobach should fire the Sedgwick County election commissioner for her handling of petitions submitted to her office seeking to decriminalize marijuana in Wichita. Schodorf is challenging Kobach in the race for secretary of state. She said Wednesd...

 
 

No Charges Against Company in Guard Probe

By associated-press On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 23:07:46

No Charges Against Company in Guard Probe

Federal authorities say they have no plans to file charges against a company that contracted to provide dental services for the Kansas Army National Guard. The U.S. attorney's office in Wichita confirmed Thursday that the FBI has concluded its investigation of Dentrust, a Pennsylvania company tha...

 
 

Caddy Stolen

By ksal-staff On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:17:02

Caddy Stolen

A woman from Nebraska contacts police after her 1958 Cadillac is stolen from a storage garage. Salina Police are investigating after someone cut the lock on a garage in the 900 block of South Santa Fe Ave. and removed a lavender, 4-door 1958 Cadillac DeVille. Owner, Vichi Martin told police th...

 
 

Wichita Police Chief Will Resign in September

By associated-press On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:09:34

Wichita Police Chief Will Resign in September

Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams, who has served in the department for nearly 40 years, says he will resign, effective Sept. 5 Williams announced his resignation Thursday in a news release and police briefing. He began his career as a police officer in Wichita in 1975 and moved up to through ...

 
 

Trio Arrested in Counterfeit Bill Operation

By jeff-garretson On Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:34:40

Trio Arrested in Counterfeit Bill Operation

Police make three arrests in connection to a counterfeit bill operation in Salina. Captain Mike Sweeney tells KSAL News that the public's help aided the investigation. "We were able to identify these individuals through the information received from the public and also from the video footage to h...

 
 
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