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Toxic Algae In Kansas Lakes

KSAL StaffJuly 21, 2013

Swimming, skiing and other direct water contact is banned at six Kansas lakes because of toxic blue-green algae. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the lakes are: Buhler City Lake in Reno County Colwich City Lake in Sedgwick County Logan City Lake in Phillips County Memorial Park Lake in Barton County Riggs Park Lake in Sedgwick County South Park Lake in Johnson County At two...

Stove Blamed For Fire

KSAL StaffJuly 21, 2013

A stove is blamed for a fire that damaged a Salina home. According to the Salina Fire Department, On Friday at around noon firefighters were dispatched to a fire on a stove at 1929 S. Dover Drive. When the first responding unit arrived on scene they reported that there was smoke visible inside the structure and also from the attic vents. Crews found moderate smoke inside the front door and a ...

SUV Crashes Into Guardrail

KSAL StaffJuly 21, 2013

Three people are hurt in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 70 near Salina. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 26-year-old Jordanne Lemuz of Salina was driving a 2003 Toyota Sequoia, As she merged from northbound Interstate 135 onto westbound Interstate 70 she lost control. The SUV slid into a guardrail. Lemuz was hurt, as were two passengers. They are 22-year-old Taylor Thorne and 13-yea...

Smoke Contributes To Crash

KSAL StaffJuly 21, 2013

A head-on crash on a smoke-covered road sends three people to the hospital. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Ford F 150 pickup truck was headed west on Mulberry Road in Ottawa County. At the same time a Jeep Grand Cherokee was headed east. Troopers say that there was a field fire on the north side of the road, which was blowing smoke and reducing visibility. The two vehicles hit head-on...

Kansas Tourism “Roadies” Headed To Salina

KSAL StaffJuly 21, 2013

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism "roadies" are headed to Salina. As part of the five-month road trip Faces & Places Tour across the state they will be in Salina later this week during the Kustom Kemps of America's Leadsled Spectacular. The event in Salina is Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Oakdale Park. There are also drag races Friday night at the East Crawford Recreation A...

Wichita will add 40 jobs

KSAL StaffJuly 21, 2013

Wichita will add 40 jobs through the closure of a Honeywell Aerospace avionics repair shop in suburban Cleveland. The Wichita Eagle reports that the jobs will be moved to Honeywell's service center at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. Honeywell spokesman Scott Sayres says the openings are primarily for electronic technicians. But a few openings are for support positions, including material handlers, ...

Kansas Man Arrested in Builders Association Theft

KSAL StaffJuly 21, 2013

Authorities have arrested a Wamego man in connection with the theft of about $25,000 from the Flint Hills Area Builders Association. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the theft was reported Tuesday. A suspect in the case was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of theft and making false information. A search warrant was served at the suspect's home. The case remains under investigation. Riley...

US Supreme Court Decision Threatens Kansas Sentences

KSAL StaffJuly 21, 2013

A U.S. Supreme Court decision that found juries should have the final say on facts triggering mandatory minimum sentences could impact "hard 50" cases now on appeal in Kansas. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett also told The Wichita Eagle that the ruling could also change the way prosecutors deal with first-degree murder cases in the future. It could also affect any "hard 50" case in...

Washburn Officials Approve Campus Renovations

KSAL StaffJuly 20, 2013

New facilities and renovations of existing buildings are part of a new vision being pushed by officials at Washburn University over the next decade. The plans, approved Thursday by the Topeka university's board of regents, include a new building for the law school, student housing and a building to house a new welcome center. Washburn President Jerry Farley tells the Topeka Capital-Journal the m...

Summer Baton Recital Postponed

KSAL StaffJuly 20, 2013

The Salina Parks and Recreation's Summer Baton festival has been postponed because of rain. It has been rescheduled for Sunday night July 21 at Oakdale park on the Eric Stein stage at 6:45 PM. ...

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