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South Central Kansas Cleaning Up From Storms

KSAL StaffJune 28, 2013

Thousands of residents in south central Kansas remain without power after storms swept through the region, downing trees and power lines. Most of the damage from Thursday's storms was reported near Wichita, where about 13,000 customers remained without power early Friday, down from a peak of about 21,000. The utility said it hoped to have power restored by Friday night. Power outages also were re...

Combines are running from Norton to Marshall counties.

Wheat Harvest Reaches Nebraska Border

KSAL StaffJune 28, 2013

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas wheat harvest has now reached the Nebraska border. The industry group Kansas Wheat reported Thursday that combines are running from Norton to Marshall counties along the Nebraska border. Ag Valley Co-op in Norton says just a few thousand bushels of wheat have been brought in so far. Early test weights have been running 55 to 56 pounds per bushel. Many fields still...

Ex Kansas Air Guard National Member Convicted Of Fraud

KSAL StaffJune 28, 2013

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas Air Guard National member has been convicted of fraudulently receiving nearly $55,000 in benefits by claiming she was commuting to a Wichita base from Arizona. The U.S. Attorney's office says a jury on Thursday found 28 year old Wichita resident Eledria Bradley guilty of one count of wire fraud. Bradley was a senior airman assigned to McConnell Air Force Base...

A new report says Kansas farmers planted fewer acres of corn and soybeans and more acres of sorghum this spring than in 2012.

Kansas Farmers Planted Fewer Acres of Corn

KSAL StaffJune 27, 2013

A new report says Kansas farmers planted fewer acres of corn and soybeans and more acres of sorghum this spring than in 2012. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Friday that corn growers planted 4.5 million acres this spring, down 4 percent from last year. Genetically engineered varieties were used on 91 percent of the acreage, up a percentage point from last year. Soybean plan...

Kansas Judge Considering Challenge to Abortion Law

KSAL StaffJune 27, 2013

A Kansas judge is considering a request from two doctors to block enforcement of sweeping new restrictions on abortion that are set to take effect Monday. Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca Crotty heard arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by Drs. Herbert Hodes and Dr. Traci Nauser. The father and daughter perform abortions at their Overland Park health center. The doctors want Crotty to put...

Brownback Won’t Disclose Appeals Court Applicants

KSAL StaffJune 27, 2013

Gov. Sam Brownback won't release the names of applicants for a new position on the Kansas Court of Appeals, even though the names of candidates have been disclosed for more than 30 years. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the decision by the Republican governor is being criticized by Democratic legislative leaders and the chairwoman of the statewide nominating commission, which previously...

Salina Father Named A Strong Dad Of The Year

KSAL StaffJune 27, 2013

An estimated 1,000 people participated in the Kansas Early Head Start Strong Dads program this year, but only 10 dads recently received the honor of being named a Strong Dad of the Year. The selected men learned of the achievement during the June 20 Strong Dads Summit in Wichita. Adan Canchola has been an active participant in Dad’s Club and the Strong Dads events in Salina. He enjoys the Heart...

Project Salina Helps Critical Need

KSAL StaffJune 27, 2013

Salina opens its heart and helps to feed its hungry. Organizers deem the 2013 Project Salina effort a success. Project Salina, an annual effort to collect food to feed the hungry, is held each year in the Month of May. The project unites multiple businesses and organizations in an effort to collect food for five agencies that serve meals, or distribute food, throughout the year. This year the go...

Cory Bird points out the location of fireworks that the customer's asked for.

Tents Full of Explosives

KSAL StaffJune 27, 2013

The big white firework tents have been set up, stocked with explosives and are open to the public today through July 5. Wholesale Fireworks, a franchise fireworks company has opened up it's tents to Salinan's for the past five years due to the initiatives put fourth by Kenny Bird, his family and partners. "This is year number five for us and every year our sales have gone up," Bird says. "My fam...

3 Charged in Armed Robbery

KSAL StaffJune 27, 2013

Police add a charge of aggravated robbery to a Salina man, already in jail for a suspected murder. According to Lt. Scott Siemsen, investigators arrested a man and a woman for a robbery made at gunpoint in April - and allege that 25-year-old Joel Heil took part in the stick up on April 18th. Heil was arrested as a "person of interest" in connection with the disappearance of 27-year-old Kristin T...

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