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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 ...

DUI Sweep Over Holiday

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

Salina Police will be out in force next week - specifically looking for drunk drivers. Police Lt. Russ Lamer says a special saturation patrol is planned for Tuesday, November 26th through Saturday, November 30th. Officers from 12-shifts will be take part in the special program. According to Lamer the officers will not concentrate on one area of town, but will instead spread out throughout Salina...

Police Looking at 2 Burglaries

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

Salina Police are investigating a burglary and theft case, after 3 vehicles were entered between midnight and 6:15am on Monday in the 100 block of Mt. Barbara. Keys, a suitcase with clothes, bottle of Crown Royal plus a Cannon camera with zoom lens were stolen. Total loss is listed at $725. Police are also investigating a home burglary in the 100 block of E. Kirwin after someone stole an Apple Ma...

Men Wrestle for Loaded Gun

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

No one is hurt after a rifle is fired during a tussle. Salina Police arrested 39-year-old Joseph Houseman, 917 N. 13th, after he allegedly went to a neighbor's home with a loaded .22 rifle and pointed it at 38-year-old Kevin Lee. Lt Scott Siemsen tells KSAL News that the two had a verbal argument moments before, when Houseman returned with the gun. The men wrestled and the gun went off. A conc...

Family Alleges Inappropriate Behavior

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

No charges have been filed in an alleged sexual abuse case. Saline County Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a family that lives in northwest Saline County contacted authorities after learning about improper touching that may have happened in the home between a family acquaintance and 4 young girls ages 11 and under. Deputies say the incidents allegedly occurred between November 13th ...

Nearly 1 In 4 Kansas Kids Live In Poverty

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

A new report by a children's advocacy group shows that nearly one in four Kansas children are living below the poverty line as the effects of the Great Recession linger. The data released Tuesday by Kansas Action for Children finds the state's childhood poverty rate at 23.15 percent, up more than 5 percent from 2008. Shannon Cotsoradis, president and CEO of the group, says many parents are fin...

A law taking effect Monday allows people with concealed-carry permits to bring their guns into public buildings.

Kansas Counties Opt For Concealed Carry

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

Some local Kansas governments will follow a new state law allowing concealed carry of guns at public buildings because they don't want to spend the money for added security measures required to keep the ban in place. The Kansas Legislature passed legislation prohibiting many state and local government agencies from banning concealed guns on their premises unless they provide security measures. ...

Salina Truck Driver Hurt In Crash

KSAL StaffNovember 19, 2013

A Salina truck driver is hurt in a single-vehicle crash in southeast Kansas. According to th Kansas Highway Patrol, 45-year-old Robert Seiler Jr. Of Salina was driving a 2012 Peterbilt semi headed east on US 160 Highway. He drove off the right edge of the road, over corrected, crossed the highway and rolled over into the north ditch. The truck came to rest on its side facing southwest. Seiler wa...

Kansas Group Gears Up For Push on Medicaid Expansion

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

A Kansas group is gearing up to push again for an expansion of the state's Medicaid program as encouraged by the federal health care overhaul, despite strong opposition from Republican legislators. About 30 advocates gathered Monday for a program sponsored by the Kansas Medicaid Access Coalition. The group began lobbying earlier this year to bring more people into Medicaid's health coverage for t...

Groups Question Kansas DCF’s $48M in Reserve

KSAL StaffNovember 18, 2013

Kansas advocacy groups are questioning a decision by the Kansas Department for Children and Families to hold $48 million in reserve funds. DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore said recently the agency has $48 million in reserve funds and was taking $9 million, under a program called Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, to pay for a childhood literacy program backed by Gov. Sam Brownback. TANF is a ...


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