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K-State Leads Effort to Develop Heat Stress-Resilient Soybeans

Kansas State UniversityJuly 11, 2020

On a recent summer morning, a team of students and scientists worked quietly, row by row in a research field, thinning soybean seedling plants by hand and saving the strongest to establish a uniform plant population for varieties to be grown in a new research project. The team, led by Kansas State University agronomy professor and soybean breeder Bill Schapaugh, is just starting work on a three...

DCF Closes Junction City and Garden City Sites

Lauren FitzgeraldJuly 11, 2020

The Kansas Department for Children and Families continues to operate non-congregate housing facilities across the state to host individuals currently working in, exposed to, or living in congregate settings, COVID-19 positive, exposed or high-risk individuals. DCF is currently managing sites in Dodge City, Emporia, Gardner, Leavenworth, Liberal, and Manhattan. The agency previously managed sites ...

UPDATE: Amber Alert

KSAL StaffJuly 10, 2020

A Kansas Amber Alert has been cancelled following the discovery of a body. According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the deceased body of a female child believed to be Olivia Jansen was located.  This AMBER Alert is being discontinued. - - - A three-year-old girl has gone missing from her Kansas City, Kansas home Friday morning. Olivia Jansen was last seen wearing pajamas with ...

Staff Member at Hutchinson Correctional Facility Tests Positive for COVID

Lauren FitzgeraldJuly 10, 2020

Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Secretary Jeff Zmuda announced today that one staff member at Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) tested positive for COVID-19. This is the seventh KDOC facility with a confirmed case, with the first cases reported at Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF), Wichita Work Release Facility, Topeka Correctional Facility, Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex, El ...

Stolen Vehicle From Salina Turns Up in Omaha

Jeremy BohnJuly 10, 2020

Multiple charges are pending in a case that involves a couple of stolen vehicles that stems over three states. Salina Police Capt. Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that 70-year-old Michael Haith, Salina, drives and acquires vehicles for Conklin Cars. He parked a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup inside of a secured area of Conklin Car's lot, 2700 S. 9th St., on Wednesday. On Thursday, Haith received a...

Tools and Other Property Stolen In Rural Saline County

Jeremy BohnJuly 10, 2020

Some tools and other items used in a home remodel are stolen from a break-in in rural Saline County. Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan says that someone kicked in a backdoor on a residence at 629 N. Tressin Rd. between 5 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and stole numerous items. The home is currently vacant, but the owner, 70-year-old Scott Pugh, Salina, is remodeling the home and had se...

Walmart Thieve Sought

Todd PittengerJuly 10, 2020

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a couple of women who are suspected of working together to steal from several Walmart stores in Kansas including in Salina. The crime is this week's Salina Crime Stoppers crime of the week. Police say on May 17th between 7:10 and 7:55 AM, two females entered the Salina Walmart. The two female subjects obtained numerous blank gift cards and ...

Street Eats & Beats Postponed

Todd PittengerJuly 10, 2020

Organizers have put the brakes on an outdoor festival which was planned for this weekend. The Saline County Young Professionals group has postponed its Street Eats & Beats festival which was planned Saturday in Oakdale Park. Organizers say they were hoping it would be possible to continue with the event, but due to concerns in the community, they have reconsidered. Plans are to reschedul...

Kansas State Fair in Doubt

Metro Source News / Todd PittengerJuly 10, 2020

It's looking like the Kansas State Fair won't be happening this year after all. Fair authorities are preparing to recommend that Kansas join other regional states in skipping similar events this year. Plans to hold the annual event had centered on safety measures to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19. However, authorities decided current trends make it unlikely the fair would be finan...

Four Warnings, Nineteen Watches For Toxic Algae

Todd PittengerJuly 10, 2020

If you will be spending time over the weekend at a Kansas lake, officials caution to be aware of the four warnings and nineteen watches due to toxic blue-green algae. The following health advisories have been issued: Warning: Peter Pan Pond, Lyon County MarionCountyLake, Marion County Rooks State Fishing Lake, Rooks County (new) Cheney Lake, Reno/Kingman/Sedgwick Counties W...


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