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Family To Get Medal 88 Years Later

KSAL StaffAugust 18, 2013

A Wichita woman and a couple from Augusta have worked to find the family of a World War I soldier awarded the Army's second-highest honor decades ago. Patti McDonough was helping her mother go through some of her deceased father's things in May and when she found a stack of papers that included awards and honors her dad won while serving in the Korean War and as the state commander for Missouri's...

Johnson County Investigating Related Robberies

KSAL StaffAugust 18, 2013

Authorities in Johnson County say two robberies and an attempted robbery appear to be related. The first incident happened Friday morning in an Overland Park parking lot when an armed man forced a woman to drive to her bank and withdraw money. Another woman reported later being robbed in an Overland Park parking lot by an armed man. He ran after she refused to get into his car. A third woman sa...

Standoff Suspect Died Of Multiple Gunshot Wounds

KSAL StaffAugust 18, 2013

An autopsy report says the 24-year-old suspect killed in a 32-hour standoff with police in Wichita was high on meth and painkillers and died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police said Jared Lee Woosypiti had been wanted for attempted first-degree murder in a July stabbing in Derby when the standoff began July 10, shortly after Woosypiti fired multiple rounds inside a Kmart while trying to rob the ph...

Cleanup Continues After Train Derailment In Hays

KSAL StaffAugust 17, 2013

Cleanup continues in Hays from the freight train derailment last month. A Union Pacific freight train derailed at the Hays rail yard on July 16. Three of the derailed cars contained beer, six had wood products and one had poultry meal. UP says the contractor responsible for removing the chicken meal has completed transferring the stockpile to the Barton County landfill. The contractor is removin...

Kansas Supreme Court Affirms Conviction

KSAL StaffAugust 17, 2013

The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of a man imprisoned for raping a child. Eric Ochs was sentenced to life in prison with an eligibility of parole after 25 years in the 2009 rape of an 11-year-old girl. He was 21 at the time. Ochs argued on appeal that the closing statement in the trial by Douglas County prosecutor Amy McGowan constituted misconduct. In that statem...

Copper Thefts Becoming Big Problem

KSAL StaffAugust 17, 2013

Sedgwick County is asking for the public's help in fighting the growing problem of copper thefts. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office received 42 copper-specific theft reports between Aug. 15 and the same date last year. Air conditioning units at homes and businesses, copper awnings and parts of agricultural irrigation systems are all targets. Even local utility substations are drawing coppe...

Students Arrive At Kansas Wesleyan

KSAL StaffAugust 17, 2013

The Kansas Wesleyan University campus is coming back to life this weekend. While student athletes moved back last week, the rest of the student body is moving in this weekend. There were plenty of smiles mixed with a few hugs and tears Saturday as students began to move into the dorms on campus. Family, friends, and KWU staff members pitched in to help with the move-in effort. Activities for th...

North Salina Group Supports Joint City-County Health Department

KSAL StaffAugust 17, 2013

A north Salina organization supports a joint city-county health department. According to North Salina Community Development, members met Thursday night at their regular monthly meeting and passed a resolution in full support of the City/County Health Department operated by a joint coalition agreement. Those in attendance thought the current public health program was beneficial to the community ...

Huelskamp Meets With Healthcare Professionals In Salina

KSAL StaffAugust 17, 2013

Congressman Tim Huelskamp is spending the current break in Washington traveling his district in Kansas. He was in Salina on Friday, visiting with health care professionals. He also appeared on KSAL radio. After meeting with twelve hospital administrators from across the state to discuss a range of topics Congressman Huelskamp released this statement: “The meeting today was very productive. I w...

Museum Opens Quantrills Raid Exhibit

KSAL StaffAugust 17, 2013

A Lawrence museum is opening a new $300,000 exhibit as the city marks the 150th anniversary of William Clarke Quantrill's Confederate guerrilla attack on the pro-union town. The exhibit opens Saturday at the Watkins Museum of History. It features displays and artifacts from the Civil War and Bleeding Kansas eras. Among the items on display is Ernst Ulmer's 4-by-6-foot canvas painting depicting Q...

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