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Commission Distributes Arts Grants Across State

KSAL StaffSeptember 13, 2013

Nine arts groups across Kansas will get state grants to support their work. The Creative Arts Industries Commission announced Thursday that it was awarding nine grants worth about $350,000. The largest grant was $75,000 for restoration of the Gray's Studio in St. John. It was the second round of grants from the commission this year, following eight grants for a total of $58,400 awarded in July...

NWS Uses Social Media As Useful Tool

KSAL StaffSeptember 13, 2013

It’s National Preparedness Month, and according to the National Weather Service, one way to be prepared is by using Facebook and Twitter. Chance Hays is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist in Wichita, and he says their office is using Social Media as a major tool for distributing emergency alerts and information. “The majority of folks now days – I think it’s close to 60% – have a s...

Kansas Corn Forecast 38 Percent Above Last Year

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2013

A new government forecast says Kansas farmers are on track to harvest 38 percent more corn than a year ago. The report from the National Agricultural Statistics Service released Thursday projects the state's corn crop to come in at 525 million bushels. The update comes as corn harvest gets underway across much of Kansas. Farmers are cutting 4.2 million acres of corn this season, up 6 percent fro...

Equipment Issue Shuts Down Kansas Nuclear Plant

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2013

Officials at Kansas' only nuclear power plant say a potential problem with an air conditioning unit has prompted an unplanned shutdown. Wolf Creek plant spokeswoman Cassie Bailey said Thursday a maintenance check identified issues with the air conditioning unit that cools safety-related electrical systems. The plant shut down late Wednesday. Bailey says it's not known when Wolf Creek will resume...

Health Fair Event In Salina Saturday

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2013

A special health fair event will be held in Salina this weekend. Special Olympics Kansas is holding a health fair and screening event this Saturday for those with disabilities. Organizers says that those attending can learn caregiver tips, get information about healthy communities, and discover local health opportunities. There will also be free health screenings for hearing, dental health, and a...

2 Arrested In Death Of 68-Year-Old Manhattan Man

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2013

A man and woman are jailed as suspects in the killing earlier this week of a 68-year-old Manhattan man. Riley County police announced Thursday that the 49-year-old woman and 33-year-old man, both of Manhattan, were arrested at the county police department on possible first-degree murder charges. They are each being held on $1 million bond. Police discovered the body of John Burroughs Sunday a...

Sunflower Fair Slated for Sep 24

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2013

Time is ticking down to take advantage of the early bird registration fee for the upcoming 2013 Sunflower Fair in Salina. Julie Walter, Executive Director of North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, stopped into the KSAL Morning News with a look at the event to be held inside the Bicentennial Center September 24th from 8am to 4pm. "If folks call 1-800-432-2703 and register today or Friday...

Police make two arrests after a witness sees a couple of men rummaging through cars in southwest Salina.

SPD Investigating after DVD Players, Laptop Stolen

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2013

Computers are removed from an unlocked vehicle. Salina Police are investigating a burglary and theft case after someone stole a computer and 2 DVD players from a 2013 Ford Explorer that was parked in the 700 block of Neal. Police say someone entered the SUV sometime between 8pm Tuesday evening and noon on Wednesday. The HP laptop and 2 portable DVD players are valued at $1,200. ...

Vehicle Theft Under Investigation

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2013

A pickup truck is stolen from outside a Salina auto repair shop. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, a 1994 Ford Ranger was parked on the east side of Glass Masters, 340 N. 5th, locked up without the keys inside. Police say sometime between 10am Wednesday morning and about 1:30pm, someone stole the vehicle that is owned by Martin Amos of Salina. The truck is valued at $2,500. ...

Kansas Underground Doomsday Shelter Project Underway

KSAL StaffSeptember 12, 2013

A San Diego man is building what is believed to be the world's largest subterranean doomsday resort—with amenities such as a wine bar, golf course, spa and dance floor for those waiting out the end of the world. Construction for the 2 million-square-foot bunker is underway in the limestone caves of Atchison, Kan., where an apocalypse-adverse family in a 20-foot RV can seek shelter for a $20,000...

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