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Federal Shutdown Hits Kansas Sites

KSAL StaffOctober 1, 2013

Two photocopied pieces of paper taped to the front door of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is letting visitors in Topeka know the building is closed because of the federal government shutdown. Across Kansas, thousands of government employees were reporting to work Tuesday to prepare their offices for the shutdown, which officially began shortly before midnight. The lack ...

Officials Thursday celebrated Salina's summer effort to feed hungry children, and a statewide effort to provide a millions meals for hungry children.

Summer Lunch Program Tops A Million Meals

KSAL StaffOctober 1, 2013

The Kansas Department of Education says a summer program served more than 1 million meals to needy children while public schools were out of session. The agency says that when its final numbers are tallied, it expects the number of meals served to be more than 11 percent higher than it was last year. Meals were offered at public schools and at sites run by camps, nonprofit groups and local gover...

Two Women Hurt In Wild Ride

KSAL StaffOctober 1, 2013

An SUV takes a wild ride before crashing and injuring two women late Monday afternoon in Dickinson County. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, 50-year-old Doreen Milligan of Clay Center was driving a Ford Explorer north on Camp Road. The SUV ran off the road into the east ditch, continued down the ditch, and jumped a creek. The vehicle then continued down the ditch, crossed back across the ro...

Kansas Hospitals Complaining About KanCare Delays

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2013

Hospitals are complaining that it's taking longer to get reimbursed since the state switched to a new managed care plan for Medicaid. When KanCare rolled out in January, most of the state's Medicaid recipients were moved into plans administered by three private companies. Cindy Samuelson of the Kansas Hospital Association says that since the switch, hospitals have reported problems getting reimb...

A Salina man is arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run accident.

Preliminary Hearing Scheduled In Fatal Hit And Run

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2013

A 63-year-old Salina man charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor in the death of a bicycle rider in May has his first court date. According to the Saline County Attorney's Office, Lewis Grider and his attorney Roger Struble Monday morning were advised of the charges and potential penalties. Grider is accused of hitting 49-year-old Gail Kline on May 31, who was hit as she was riding alone w...

Thieves Take Tires off Skid Loader

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2013

Deputies are looking for someone who stole the wheels off a skid loader. Saline County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating after someone removed four tires and wheels off a Bobcat skid loader sometime between September 22 and September 28th. The work vehicle was parked on the side of a building in the 4100 block of N. Niles Road, along with a crane and tractor. Total loss is listed at $2,400. ...

Vehicle’s Glass Shot Out

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2013

Officers respond to a Salina neighborhood after shots are fired. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, police were dispatched to the 900 block of Sherman at 4:10am Sunday morning after residents heard gunfire. No damage or apparent danger was found after a patrol of the area. Officers were contacted again around 9am after a homeowner in the same block found a bullet hole through the windshield of ...

The Drug Task Force makes one arrest and is seeking another suspect after searching a Salina home.

Federal Indictments for Drug Ring

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2013

An I-135/I-70 Drug Task Force investigation dating back to 2011 - leads to 5 federal indictments for a drug ring with ties to Salina. Task Force Commander Lt. Jim Norton tells KSAL News that agents and the U.S. Postal Inspectors Office joined forces for an arrest in January of 2011. Information gleaned from interviews then pointed police to focus on a suspected marijuana supplier who had moved f...

Computer, Safe Stolen

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2013

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home burglary. Deputies were called to the 2000 block of East Gray Road on Saturday afternoon, after the owner discovered a number of items were missing from his bedroom. Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that the owner returned home in the early hours of Saturday morning and woke up that afternoon to discover that someone had been in ...

Retired General To Speak At K-State

KSAL StaffSeptember 30, 2013

The former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is speaking about military families at Kansas State University. Retired Gen. Richard Myers will speak at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Little Theatre in the Student Union. The university says the presentation is titled "A National Perspective on the Transitioning and Reintegration of Our Military and Families." The College of Human Ecology's Institute f...




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