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Kansas National Guard Drill Canceled

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

Most Kansas National Guard soldiers and airmen will not be attending their monthly drill this weekend as a result of the current shutdown of the federal government. One exception to this is Company G, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation, headquartered in Topeka, which is beginning premobilization training. The decision to cancel was made prior to the weekend because of the time needed to notify soldie...

Cremated Remains Left At Liquor Store

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

A Wichita businessman is trying to find the owner of a small bag of cremated remains labeled "Grandma." A customer left the bag about two weeks ago at Charlie's Liquor and Smoke Shop near downtown Wichita. Owner Charlie Nguyen reviewed security tapes but couldn't identify the customer. This week, he placed an ad on Craigslist hoping to connect with the bag's owner. The plastic bag holds a sm...

Boil Water Advisory For Delphos

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Delphos located in Ottawa County. The city water supply has experienced a loss of pressure in the water system due to a water main break. When such a loss of pressure occurs, it is possible for contaminants to enter the system. Chlorine residuals may also drop to levels that are inadequate to protect ...

Animals To Be Blessed At Rolling Hills

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

A special event to bless the animals at Rolling Hills Zoo is planned for this weekend. According to the zoo, on Saturday the Very Rev. Benjamin Thomas, Th.D. of Christ Episcopal Cathedral, will perform a blessing of the animals at Rolling Hills Zoo. Father Thomas will visit the tigers, primates, giraffes, and rhinos, and finish with the penguins at Penguin Landing. The blessings throughout the ...

Budget Shutdown Hits Kansas Army Posts

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

Services have been curtailed, including the closing of post commissaries as the partial federal government shutdown takes effect at Kansas military installations. Maj. Martin O'Donnell, spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, says Wednesday that initially the impact isn't being noticed on the northeast Kansas post, though the effects will be felt the longer the shutdown lasts. A...

DC Sniper’s Ex-Wife To Speak At Fort Riley

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

The ex-wife of the sniper who terrorized the Washington, D.C., area more than a decade ago is talking about domestic violence at Fort Riley. Mildred Muhammad will speak from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Parent Central/Kids on Site Child Care facility. The event is part of a month-long series of events scheduled to observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. After several years of...

Audit Critical Of Kansas Incentive Program

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

A new audit of a Kansas incentive program shows that counties in suburban Kansas City have been the main beneficiaries of the program. The Promoting Employment Across Kansas program allows a firm creating jobs to keep 95 percent of those employees' state income taxes for up to seven years. The state auditors estimated PEAK has created 5,200 jobs in Kansas, 2,800 of them moving from outside th...

Kansas Planning Major Prison Expansions

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

A Kansas Department of Corrections official says it has plans for adding space for 640 inmates at the state's maximum-security prison outside El Dorado by July 2019. Director of Capital Improvements Michael Gaito discussed the department's plans during Wednesday's meeting of the Legislature's Joint Committee on State Building Construction. The department is planning two major projects at El D...

Salina VA Clinic Open Despite Government Shutdown

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

The Salina VA clinic will remain open despite the federal government shutdown. According to the agency office in Wichita, it’s important to know that the Veterans Health Administration, the branch of VA that operates our VA medical centers, including the Robert J. Dole VAMC in Wichita, KS and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Fort Dodge, Salina, Hays, Parsons, Liberal and Hutchinson hav...

2 Injured in Wichita House Fire

KSAL StaffOctober 2, 2013

A house fire in Wichita has injured two people and displaced a family of 10. The Wichita Eagle reports the fire broke out early Wednesday at the home, where two adults and eight children lived. A 17-year-old was taken to hospital burn unit for treatment. A Sedgwick County dispatch supervisor said a second person was injured but refused treatment at the scene. The cause of the fire and a damage ...




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