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Kansas Pilot Makes Emergency Landing

KSAL StaffJuly 20, 2013

Authorities say a pilot made an emergency landing of a small plane in southern Nebraska. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Office says the Piper Turbo Arrow landed Friday afternoon on a dirt road north of the town of Holdrege. No injuries were reported. Pilot Mark Budde of Leoti, Kansas told authorities he took off from the Holdrege airport at noon. He says the plane lost power shortly after take-of...

Endangered Dogs Already Popular At Zoo

KSAL StaffJuly 20, 2013

A pack of four endangered dogs that went on display this week at Rolling Hills Zoo is already a hit with visitors. Earlier this week, four African Painted Dogs went on display. Zoo general curator Peter Burvenich tells KSAL News that the four new animals are quite rare, in fact there are less than 5,000 left in the wild. African Painted Dogs are the size of medium domestic dogs and can live up to...

Kansas Correction Secretary Says Prisons at Capacity

KSAL StaffJuly 19, 2013

The Kansas secretary of corrections says the state's prison system is at capacity and expected to add about 2,100 more inmates in the next decade. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts said Friday that get-tough-on-crime laws have had a lot to do with the rising prison population. Roberts was the featured speaker Friday at the Wichita Pachyderm Club...

Kansas Court Remands Case of Gun Shop Liability

KSAL StaffJuly 19, 2013

Justices of the Kansas Supreme Court have reversed lower court rulings in a lawsuit seeking to hold a southeast Kansas gun shop liable for selling a firearm later used by a convicted felon to kill his son. The justices held Friday that firearms dealers must use the highest degree of care in preventing the sale of guns to a felon. The case goes back to district court for further proceedings. The ...

Man Dies After Being Burned in Bale Fire

KSAL StaffJuly 19, 2013

An elderly Osborne County farmer has died after being severely burned in a Thursday night fire involving around 300 hay bales. According to Osborne County Sheriff Curtis Miner, Lowell Lund of rural Waldo died in Wichita after being burned at the scene of the fire. He was initially transported by private vehicle to Osborne County Memorial Hospital, but was later life-flighted to Wichita, where he ...

A convicted child sex predator will have to wait another month before learning how much he must pay the 9-year-old Kansas girl he used to produce pornography.

Baby Wounded By Ferret; Mom Gets Month In Jail

KSAL StaffJuly 19, 2013

A woman whose 4-month-old baby lost seven fingers to a pet ferret has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Carrie Waldo last month pleaded guilty to second-degree child endangerment. Waldo and her husband, Ryan Waldo, were accused of leaving the baby unsupervised with the ferret in 2011 in their Kansas City area home. Ryan Waldo pleaded guilty to second-degree child endangerment and was ordered ...

Abilene Man Wins $10,000 Lottery Prize

KSAL StaffJuly 19, 2013

An Abilene man wins a $10,000 lottery prize. According to the Kansas Lottery, David Martinitz says he has been playing lottery games since the first “Up and Away” tickets went on sale back in 1987. And after what happened to him this week, Martinitz says, “I’m going to keep on playing!” The 48-year-old Abilene man was all smiles when arrived at Lottery headquarters in Topeka this week...

Nigerian Man Sentenced In Kansas For Threat

KSAL StaffJuly 19, 2013

A Nigerian man who was convicted on a federal weapons charge in Wichita has drawn an additional five-year sentence for threatening a federal agent's family. The U.S. attorney's office for Kansas said in a release Friday that 22-year-old Osayuwame Bazuaye was charged in 2012 with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition after he fired a handgun from the balcony of his Wichita apartment. ...

Arrest Made In Theft From Builders Association

KSAL StaffJuly 19, 2013

Authorities have arrested an executive of the Flint Hills Area Builders Association after the association discovered more than $25,000 missing. The Riley County Police Department announced Friday that the builders association contacted police Tuesday after discovering the missing money. A 44-year-old man from Wamego was arrested on Wednesday and his home was searched. The Riley County Attorne...

125-Year-Old Minneapolis Building Demolished

KSAL StaffJuly 19, 2013

Residents of a central Kansas town are watching with sadness as a 125-year-old building is demolished. Workers on Thursday began demolishing the former Parker House Hotel in Minneapolis. The building partially collapsed last month, forcing the evacuation of the downtown area. The building's owners had said they wanted to save it but the Minneapolis City Council voted to pay $76,800 to demolis...

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