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Powerball Frenzy Fueled by $550 Million Jackpot

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

Everybody’s talking about it – the staggering $550 million Powerball jackpot and what they would do with it. It’s the second-highest Powerball jackpot in history and the third highest lottery jackpot ever. The chance to win hundreds of millions of dollars led Megan Cheek of Prairie Village to purchase her very first Powerball ticket at Kelly’s Express in Topeka. Cheek just graduated from ...

A Kansas agriculture manufacturing company celebrates a milestone. Hesston Corporation this week rolled out its 25,000th large square baler.

25,000th Large Square Baler Built in Hesston

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

A Kansas agriculture manufacturing company celebrates a milestone. Hesston Corporation this week rolled out its 25,000th large square baler. According to the company, in 1978, Hesston Corporation introduced the Model 4800, the industry’s first large square baler. The machine revolutionized hay production and feeding practices at a time when labor availability and fuel prices were driving a need...

Installation Management Command and Fort Riley Directorate of Public Works employees work together taking photographs of headstones May 14 at the Fort Riley Cemetery. (photo courtesy Fort Riley)

Honoring Those Who Rest at Fort Riley

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

Fort Riley is in the process of accounting for all gravesites at the Kansas Army Post. Graves at the Fort Riley Cemetery date back to the late 1800s. According to Fort Riley efforts began this week to capture headstone images and review interment records as part of an Army-wide gravesite accountability initiative to ensure all decedents interred in Army post cemeteries have been identified and a...

Bondsman Accused of Sex Crimes

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

A Hutchinson bail bondsman will stand trial on charges that he sought sex from women in exchange for bonding them out of jail. A Reno County judge ruled Thursday that 66-year-old Dwight Jurgens of Hutchinson will stand trial on eight charges including rape and aggravated human trafficking. Jurgens, who was released on $100,000 bond, will be arraigned June 3. Four women testified during a prelim...

A ceremony will be held on Wednesday.

Change Of Command For 1st Infantry Division

KSAL StaffMay 17, 2013

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) - A new general is heading to Fort Riley next week to take command of the Army's 1st Infantry Division. Major General Paul Funk will take over command of the Army's oldest division Wednesday from Major General William Mayville Jr. A ceremony will be held on the Cavalry Parade Field at the northeast Kansas post. Mayville recently returned from a yearlong deployment with the ...

Legislative Staffer Faces Discipline Over Tweets

KSAL StaffMay 16, 2013

The top Democrat in the Kansas House says he'll discipline a staffer who's been posting disparaging tweets about Republican legislators. House Minority Leader Paul Davis said Thursday that he'll take an unspecified "course of administrative action" against Tyler Longpine, his director of special projects. Longpine confirmed in a statement that he'd been posting messages under the Twitter social ...

A group that is encouraging development in North Salina receives a $10,000 grant.

North Salina Group Receives $10,000 Grant

KSAL StaffMay 16, 2013

A group that is encouraging development in North Salina receives a $10,000 grant. According to K-State Salina, North Salina Community Development, Inc., has received a $10,000 grant from the Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Office of the Provost at Kansas State University. The organization partnered with K-State Salina, the City of Salina, Salina Technical College, Kansas W...

K-State Building New Dorm, Dining Center

KSAL StaffMay 16, 2013

Kansas State University has gotten the OK to build a new residence hall, renovate two others and replace a dining center. The Kansas Board of Regents voted Wednesday to approve the $70 million project. The new 450-bed facility will open in the fall of 2015 along with a new dining center that will be connected to the existing Marlatt and Goodnow halls. The university also plans to renovate those t...

The Army's top officer is telling soldiers that after demonstrating courage and resilience in 12 years of war, it's time for them to make the fight against sexual assault their primary mission.

Army Chief: Time to Fight Sex Assault

KSAL StaffMay 16, 2013

The Army's top officer is telling soldiers that after demonstrating courage and resilience in 12 years of war, it's time for them to make the fight against sexual assault their primary mission. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno sent a message to the force Thursday saying that sexual assault and harassment violate the trust between soldiers and leaders and are contrary to Army values. He told ...

12-Year-Old Boy Pulled From Pool Dies

KSAL StaffMay 16, 2013

Topeka police say a 12-year-old boy from Fort Riley has died after he was pulled from a Topeka hotel's pool. The boy, Dalton Register, went under the water while swimming at the pool at Ramada West on Friday. Topeka police said resuscitation measures were tried immediately after he was taken from the pool. Dalton was hospitalized and police said Thursday he had died, but they did not say when. ...

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