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UDATE: Shooter Targeting Wrong Home Hits Child

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2013

Wichita police believe the shooter who fired on a home and struck a sleeping 4-year-old boy targeted the wrong address. The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Thursday. Police say the boy and his mother were asleep in a bedroom of a duplex at the time. The 4-year-old was taken to St. Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound in his back. Police said he was in stable condition after surgery and is expec...

Nemaha County Authorities have released the name of the 14-year-old boy killed Monday evening in a tubing accident at the Centralia City Lake.

Former Salina Teen Killed in Tubing Accident Identified

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2013

Nemaha County Authorities have released the name of the 14-year-old boy killed Monday evening in a tubing accident at the Centralia City Lake. KNZA Radio reports Nemaha County Sheriff Rich Vernon identifies the victim as Nicholas Frazer of Centralia. He died after he was thrown from the tube, being pulled by a boat, around 6:00 Monday evening. Transported from the scene to the Nemaha Valley Com...

A commission that evaluates medical transport services has placed the accreditation of a Wichita, Kansas-based company on hold following the third crash of one of its medical helicopters in Oklahoma since 2010. Eileen Frazer, executive director of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems, said Wednesday her agency will be looking for trends as it investigates the latest crash of an EagleMed LLC helicopter. Frazer says no decision will be made on revoking accreditation until investigations are complete. EagleMed spokesman Robbie Copeland said the company is cooperating with investigators. The crash occurred Tuesday night near the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina. Spokeswoman Janet Sharp says a patient in the helicopter died, but it was uncertain whether the patient died due to the crash or a previous medical condition.

Crash Puts Medical Helicopters On Hold

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2013

A commission that evaluates medical transport services has placed the accreditation of a Wichita, Kansas-based company on hold following the third crash of one of its medical helicopters in Oklahoma since 2010. Eileen Frazer, executive director of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems, said Wednesday her agency will be looking for trends as it investigates the latest crash ...

Institute: Old Kansas Science Standards Were Better

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2013

An educational think tank says Kansas is replacing some of the nation's strongest science standards for public schools with weaker, multistate guidelines. The Thomas B. Fordham Institute's report on the new standards was released Thursday, two days after their adoption by the Kansas State Board of Education. The new standards were drafted by 26 states and the National Research Council. Educators...

Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign legislation making additional cuts to Kansas income taxes over the next five years.

Governor to Sign Kansas Tax Legislation

KSAL StaffJune 13, 2013

Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign legislation making additional cuts to Kansas income taxes over the next five years. The Republican governor scheduled a signing ceremony Thursday in Overland Park, with another ceremony later in the day in Wichita. The changes in income tax rates include an adjustment in the standard deduction for personal income taxes. The legislation also addresses the ...

The National Agricultural Statistics Service on Wednesday revised its Kansas production estimate to 307.8 million bushels.

Kansas Wheat Outlook Improving Amid Spring Rains

KSAL StaffJune 12, 2013

A new government forecast for the size of the 2013 Kansas winter wheat crop reflects improvements amid the state's wet spring weather. The National Agricultural Statistics Service on Wednesday revised its Kansas production estimate to 307.8 million bushels. That's up 3 percent from last month's forecast but would still be down 21 percent from last year's crop. The agency also revised its average...

The mercury hit 108 both Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday's high was expected to reach 101.

Record Heat Bakes Garden City Amid Fire Hazard

KSAL StaffJune 12, 2013

Record-breaking heat is settling in over parts of western Kansas, and there's concern that gusting winds could create a fire hazard. The Garden City Telegram reports high temperatures in that city broke long-standing records Monday and Tuesday. The mercury hit 108 both days, and Wednesday's high was expected to reach 101. The heat is being joined by winds gusting to as high as 36 mph. It's a com...

Authorities in Pottawatomie County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing girl from St. Marys.

Police Ask For Help In Locating Missing Girl

KSAL StaffJune 12, 2013

Authorities in Pottawatomie County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing girl from St. Marys. Pottawatomie County Sheriff Greg Riat says 17-year-old Anne Bernadette Cooney went missing May 31. “At this point, they feel that she could still be around the St. Marys area, but at the same time it’s not for sure,” Riat said. “Anybody that might run across her or see her, we...

Superman, the inventor of basketball, legendary 1970s rock band Kansas and the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment are among the 2013 class of inductees in the Kansas Hall of Fame.

Superman, Naismith, Highlight 2013 KS Hall of Fame

KSAL StaffJune 12, 2013

Superman, the inventor of basketball, legendary 1970s rock band Kansas and the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment are among the 2013 class of inductees in the Kansas Hall of Fame. Dr. James Naismith, who moved to Lawrence from Massachusetts in 1898, brought basketball to the University of Kansas and put the sport on the map. He and other inductees will be honored June 21 at a ceremony at Washbu...

Bret Michaels will perform at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina on Friday, August 30th. Tickets to the public go on sale Friday, June 21st.

Bret Michaels Coming to Salina

KSAL StaffJune 12, 2013

A rock legend is coming to Salina. Bret Michaels summer "Life Rocks" Tour is coming to the Stiefel Theatre on Friday, August 30th. When not making multi-platinum hits with his band Poison like "Nothing But a Good Time", "Talk Dirty to Me", "Something to Believe In", and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", the front man goes out on the road on his own. But it's not only his multi-platinum hits that Micha...

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