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Wichita Standoff Ends, Suspect Dead

KSAL StaffJuly 12, 2013

A long standoff at a Wichita apartment complex has ended and the suspect is dead. The Wichita Eagle reported late Thursday that Wichita police are saying the 24 year old suspect, who had barricaded himself after firing shots Wednesday in a Kmart parking lot, is dead. It was not clear how the suspect died. Earlier Thursday,  a SWAT team entered the building and exchanged fire with the suspect. ...

Brownback Criticized Over Policy on Court Hopefuls

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's critics are not mollified by his latest statement outlining why he won't release the names of applicants for a new Kansas Court of Appeals seat. Brownback said Thursday that releasing the names would discourage some qualified applicants from coming forward. The League of Women Voters of Kansas had pushed the governor's office to release the names. President Dolore...

Attorneys Seek More Time in Kansas Abortion Lawsuit

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

Attorneys for Kansas and Planned Parenthood are asking a judge to postpone a hearing in the organization's federal lawsuit over parts of a new state abortion law. They filed a joint request Thursday in U.S. District Court with Chief Judge Kathryn Vratil. Planned Parenthood is challenging provisions in the law dealing with providers' websites and what information they must provide to patients bef...

Woman Killed In Fiery Crash

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

A woman is killed in a crash Thursday morning when her SUV rolls and catches fire. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Rebecca Drummond of Hays was driving a 1995 Chevy Blazer west on Interstate 70. She swerved into the passing lane, lost control, and rolled multiple times. The SUV came to rest on its wheels and caught on fire. Drummond was transported to Trego County Memorial Ho...

Standout Runner Soldier Motivates Comrades

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

For some, running is a hobby to keep in shape. For others, it’s an escape. For Spc. Mathew Chesang, running is a way of life. “When you are out there, you just run and communicate with nature, you just have fun,” Chesang said. A native of Kenya, Chesang is a distance runner. And while his fellow Soldiers agree he could devote his time in the Army solely to running, he instead turned his fo...

1,850 School Supply Backpacks To Be Distributed

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

Organizers are preparing to distribute 1,850 backpacks full of school supplies. The annual Saline County Back to School Fair is a little less than a month away. According to organizers, through the support of community sponsors this event provides an opportunity to distribute free basic school supplies to 1,850 income- eligible Saline County K-12 students. At the event there will also be free sc...

Sternberg Museum Establishes Digital Fossil Collection

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

In a collaborative effort, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History and Forsyth Library at Fort Hays State University have established a digital collection of about 900 Mosasaur fossils. "Our goal is to present a collection that appeals to the research community as well as to K-12 students," said John Ross, library director. "We wanted to bring global access to our collections," said Dr. Reece ...

Wheat Crop Bigger Than Anticipated

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

A new government report shows the Kansas winter wheat crop is far bigger than previously forecast. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that the 328 million bushels expected to be cut in Kansas is 7 percent larger than last month's estimate. Despite the more upbeat outlook, this year's harvest is still anticipated to be down 14 percent from last year. The latest repor...

Asking Directions

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

A young man was issued a notice for his arrest yesterday after stopping his car to ask a woman for directions on July 9. Upon approaching the woman, the man proceeded to flash his genitals at the victim and drive away. Joshua Mesecher 19, has been charged with lude and lascivious behavior and will be required to appear in court after the incident last Tuesday. ...

Theft At Midwest Siding

KSAL StaffJuly 11, 2013

A white SUV got away with a pallet of leaf-guard (gutter protector) yesterday, but was caught on business security camera's. Midwest Siding, located at 1550 S Broadway was burglarized of 800 ft of leaf-guard, totaling $1,000 in losses. The pallet had a "For Sale" sign on it, but apparently the price was too high for the person who decided he'd take it all for free. There have been no arrests mad...




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