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New Kansas Water Slide World’s Fastest

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

At about 17 stories tall, a water slide opening this spring in Kansas City, Kan., is being touted as a contender for the world's fastest. The Schlitterbahn water park company is keeping the ride's exact height secret until an official measuring event this spring. But they promise it will exceed the height of the current world-record-holding slide in Brazil. Riders on that slide have been clocke...

2013 Campaign Marches On

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

The Salina Area United Way campaign is rounding a corner - as the 'Workplace Campaign' wraps up Friday. Executive Director Amanda Michaelis stopped into the KSAL Morning News on Wednesday with a look at the 2013 "Bigger Together" theme, "The campaign has been going very well and we keep getting more and more packets in, so we're excited about that," she said. Michaelis tells KSAL News that durin...

Winnebego Damaged

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

A fuel line is cut on a classic motorhome. Salina Police are investigating a burglary, theft and damage to property case after a 1982 Winnebego is damaged by thieves. Police say sometime between 6pm on Monday and just before 10am on Tuesday, the motorhome was entered while parked on a lot at 730 N. Santa Fe. Officers found a fuel line cut and about 5-gallons of gas was drained out. Two marine b...

Police Respond to Alarm

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

A window is broken at a Salina business. Police responded to an alarm that sounded at 10:25pm Tuesday night at Western Extralite, 1320 Armory Road. Once on scene officers found that a 40" x 80-inch, west side window had been smashed and the building had been entered. Police say nothing was stolen from inside but the broken double pane window is valued at $900. ...

Mike Huckabee To Speak In Salina

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

A national voice familiar to Newsradio 1150 KSAL listeners will make an appearance in Salina. Mike Huckabee, who can be heard on "The Huckabee Report" every weekday morning at 7:30 on the radio, will be the guest speaker at the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet. The event will be Thursday February 6th. The banquet will be held in the Arena of the Salina Bicentennial Cente...

2013 KIDS COUNT Has Mixed Results For Saline County

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

There’s little evidence of economic recovery post-recession among low- and moderate-income Kansas families with children. According to the 2013 Kansas KIDS COUNT report, nearly one in four Kansas children is living in poverty. The report, issued today by Kansas Action for Children, shows the child poverty rate has reached 23.15 percent, up from 18.11 percent five years ago. At the same time, f...

Small McPherson College Gets $1 Million Gift

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

A small central Kansas college has received a $1 million gift from a deceased Arkansas woman. Central Christian College announced on Tuesday that it had received the estate gift from Lela Hudson Honkonen of Batesville, Ark., who died in April. It was the largest estate gift ever given to the college in McPherson. Honkonen graduated from Central Christian in 1937. She worked 43 years for the fede...

BCBS of Kansas to Continue Health Plans For Year

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

The largest health insurance company in Kansas says it will offer another year of coverage under plans that it had expected to cancel because of the federal health care overhaul. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas announced Tuesday that it would notify about 10,000 policy holders that they can continue with their old, individual coverage. The company had sent the policyholders cancellation noti...

Owner Seeks Justice After Dog Strangled

KSAL StaffNovember 20, 2013

A dog owner in western Kansas is seeking justice after his dog was apparently strangled. Justin Underwood says that his 9-year-old Border Collie named Mac ran away last week. He says that two days later he got a call from a woman claiming she shot the dog because it was harassing her goats. Underwood says he went to the Clark County Sheriff's Office after finding no evidence of gunshots or metal...

He’s Grrreat! Zoo To Celebrate Tiger’s Birthday

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

Rolling Hills Zoo is planning to celebrate the birthday of its aging white tiger, Raja. According to the zoo, Raja will be treated to special enrichment at 2:30 in the afternoon while visitors, staff, and keepers wish him a happy birthday. Raja came to Rolling Hills Zoo in July of 1996, when he was just eight months old. “Raja has always been one of our superstars here at the zoo”, explains ...




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