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Hunters Find Illegal Marijuana Plot

KSAL StaffOctober 15, 2013

Hunters are urged to be alert for illegal marijuana grows. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men were in connection with a cultivated marijuana grow found on the Lower Ferguson Marsh on the Perry Wildlife Area. Hunters reported what they thought that was a “weed grow” – wild marijuana. However, after a ga...

Kansas Guard To Help In Colorado

KSAL StaffOctober 15, 2013

About 75 engineers from the Kansas National Guard are heading to Colorado this week to help rebuild highways damaged by massive flooding. The Kansans expect to leave for Boulder on Wednesday and remain in Colorado for 18 days. The units supplying Kansas Guard members include the 891st Engineer Battalion based in Iola, the 226th Engineer Company from Augusta and the 242nd Engineer Company of Coff...

Board To Review Snack Rules

KSAL StaffOctober 15, 2013

The Kansas State Board of Education is taking a look at the possible effects of new federal rules aimed at ensuring public schools provide healthy snacks to students. The agenda for the board's Tuesday meeting includes a presentation about standards announced this summer by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Starting in July 2014, the USDA will require that all food sold in schools participatin...

Decomposing Body Found In Yard

KSAL StaffOctober 15, 2013

The Butler County Sheriff says a woman is in custody after a decomposing body was found in the backyard of a house southwest of Augusta. Sheriff Kelly Herzet say officers found the body after a neighbor called asking for a welfare check at the home. The homeowner was later arrested and is facing charges of voluntary manslaughter, criminal desecration and two counts of obstructing the legal proces...

Rebuilt Stretch Of I-70 Opens In NW Kansas

KSAL StaffOctober 14, 2013

A three-year project to improve a stretch of Interstate 70 in far northwest Kansas has been completed. The Kansas Department of Transportation marked the milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at the Travel Information Center west of Goodland. Crews rebuilt 12 miles of eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 from the Colorado border east into Kansas. The $48 million project was funde...

Kansas Furloughed Employees Recalled To Work

KSAL StaffOctober 14, 2013

Civilians who were furloughed at two Kansas National Guard maintenance sites by the federal shutdown are being called back to work. The Adjutant General's Department said Monday that 126 of the 263 federally funded state employees who were furloughed Oct. 1 will go back to work at sites in Salina and Fort Riley. The employees perform maintenance on military equipment for active duty and reserv...

Kansas Abortion Lawsuits Cost $913K

KSAL StaffOctober 14, 2013

Kansas has paid two private law firms more than $913,000 to help it defend anti-abortion laws enacted since conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback took office. The attorney general's office disclosed the figures in response to requests from The Associated Press. The payments included $126,000 for the defense of new restrictions enacted earlier this year. President and CEO Peter Brownlie of...

K-State Hosts Seven Former U.S. Ag Secretaries

KSAL StaffOctober 14, 2013

The current U.S. Farm Bill is in its second extension. This, coupled with other issues that currently affect U.S. agriculture, including but not limited to feeding a growing world population, competing in world export markets, climate change and biotechnology, created the need for industry experts to talk through potential solutions. Kansas State University's next Landon Lecture is helping fulfi...

Store Employee Arrested

KSAL StaffOctober 14, 2013

Police arrest a suspect tied to three separate theft cases at Wal-Mart. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, police arrested 21-year-old Logan Jones, of Salina on Saturday night, after an investigation revealed the Wal-Mart employee was tied to items stolen from the secure area of the store. Police say back on September 29th, Jones allegedly stole 2 Apple iPads, and also left the store with 2 Televis...

Laptop Grabbed

KSAL StaffOctober 14, 2013

A laptop is swiped from an office at the Bicentennial Center. Police say sometime Friday afternoon between 1:15pm and 1:30pm, someone entered an open office and stole an employee owned, 17-inch HP laptop computer off a desk at the Bicentennial Center, 800 Midway. Total loss is listed at $800. ...

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